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General Information

Year
2007
Make
Pontiac
Model
G5
Color
Ultra Silver Metallic
History
Engine Type: 2.2 L L61 I4
Purchase Date: 2007-12-01
Vehicle Mileage: 61000 Miles
Purchase Price: $15500.00 USD
Total Modifications: 25
Total Spent: $3668.95 USD

Modifications

Drivetrain
Product: Carbon Fiber round muffler
Manufacturer: Tenzo
Product Rating: 6/10
Purchase Date:
Purchase Price: $50.00
Purchased From: Ebay
Purchase Rating: 7/10
Description: Go this to replace stock crappy muffler
Install Date:
Installed By: Muffler Man
Installation Cost: $40.00
Installation Rating: 8/10
Comments: Had it welded in by a muffler shop. Took them 15 mins.
Product: Miscellaneous Products (define in comment)
Manufacturer: Misc. Aftermarket
Product Rating: 5/10
Purchase Date:
Purchase Price: $100.00
Purchased From: Misc. Aftermarket
Purchase Rating: 6/10
Description: Custom modular SRI intake from Spectre Performance Parts.
Install Date:
Installed By: Self Install
Installation Cost: $0.00
Installation Rating: 8/10
Comments: The MAP sensor adapter throws a rich code. Had to use stock sensor mounting to handle code.
Product: Fuse Box Cover
Manufacturer: MRZ Performance
Product Rating: 7/10
Purchase Date:
Purchase Price: $45.00
Purchased From: MRZ Performance
Purchase Rating: 9/10
Description: Brushed Steel cover plate for the Fuse box with a black Pontiac logo cut into it.
Install Date:
Installed By: Self Install
Installation Cost: $0.00
Installation Rating: 9/10
Comments: Easy to install but the plate sits a 1/4" above the fuse box cover sue to the 'insert' glued to the back of the plate for the Pontiac logo. The plate itself fits perfectly on the fuse cover.
Product: Painted Valve Cover
Manufacturer: Self Made
Product Rating: 0/10
Purchase Date:
Purchase Price: $5.00
Purchased From: NAPA
Purchase Rating: 0/10
Description: Painted the valve cover gloss black using High temp caliper paint. I also removed the paint over the Ecotec logo so that the "ecotec" was in black.
Install Date:
Installed By: Self Install
Installation Cost: $0.00
Installation Rating: 0/10
Comments: removal and install of the valve cover was not very difficult and only required a set of socket wrenches.
Product: Turbo
Manufacturer: Garrett
Product Rating: 9/10
Purchase Date: 2011-04-28
Purchase Price: $1,200.00
Purchased From: Purchased Used
Purchase Rating: 10/10
Description: Garrett Cobalt Alpha Turbo kit with GT2860RS (Disco Potato)
Install Date: 2011-09-05
Installed By: Self Installed
Installation Rating: 7/10
Comments: Garage install was a pita without a lift and the tight spaces between the engine and firewall.
The turbo flange itself was very difficult to tighten as the nut were inaccessible with a socket and barely accessible with a open wrench.
Product: Downpipe
Manufacturer: zzp
Product Rating: 9/10
Purchase Date: 2011-06-20
Purchase Price: $100.00
Purchased From: Purchased Used
Purchase Rating: 8/10
Description: ZZP 2.5" downpipe with single hi-flow cat and wideband bung.
Install Date: 2011-09-05
Installed By: Self Installed
Installation Rating: 0/10
Comments: Tight fit, had to remove the bots on one end to get it in place.
Product: Custom Exhaust
Manufacturer: Other
Product Rating: 8/10
Purchase Date: 0-00-00
Purchase Price: $150.00
Purchased From: Purchased Used
Purchase Rating: 0/10
Description: 2.5" cat back exhuast with 18" resonator, magnaflow round glass pack muffler and 4" double wall chrome tip.
Install Date: 2011-10-01
Installed By: Best Muffler
Installation Cost: $100.00
Installation Rating: 9/10
Comments: They did a great job and warranty the exhaust for the life of the car.
Product: 7-color Tinted Boost Gauge
Manufacturer: GlowShift
Product Rating: 9/10
Purchase Date: 2011-04-28
Purchase Price: $0.00
Purchased From: Purchased Used
Purchase Rating: 0/10
Description:
Install Date: 2011-09-24
Installed By: Self Installed
Installation Rating: 0/10
Comments: Pretty straightforward. Just follow the instructions.
Product: Wideband a/F Gauge
Manufacturer: GlowShift
Product Rating: 9/10
Purchase Date: 2011-04-28
Purchase Price: $0.00
Purchased From: Purchased Used
Purchase Rating: 0/10
Description:
Install Date: 2011-09-24
Installed By: Self Installed
Installation Rating: 0/10
Comments:
Product: Oil Pressure Gauge
Manufacturer: GlowShift
Product Rating: 8/10
Purchase Date: 0-00-00
Purchase Price: $0.00
Purchased From: Purchased Used
Purchase Rating: 8/10
Description:
Install Date: 2011-09-24
Installed By: Self Installed
Installation Rating: 0/10
Comments: Put the pressure sending unit on the right side of the head. Seems to work well in this location.
Interior
Product: Door Sill Plates
Manufacturer: MRZ Performance
Product Rating: 9/10
Purchase Date:
Purchase Price: $60.00
Purchased From: MRZ Performance
Purchase Rating: 9/10
Description: Brushed steel door sill plates with "Pontiac G5" cut it them.
Install Date:
Installed By: Self-Installed
Installation Cost: $0.00
Installation Rating: 9/10
Comments: Very easy.
Product: Recovered Armrest
Manufacturer: Self-Installed
Product Rating: 0/10
Purchase Date:
Purchase Price: $20.00
Purchased From: Ebay
Purchase Rating: 8/10
Description: Removed rubber 'pad' from center armrest and glued on 1/4" high desity foam and then wrapped the armrest with carbon fiber vinyl. The purchase price is for 1 yard of vinyl, spray glue and foam.
Install Date:
Installed By: Self Installed
Installation Rating: 0/10
Comments: Not to hard but it would look better if the vynil was sewn together so that the corners are neat. without this the corners have folds.
Product: Racing Pedal Pads
Manufacturer: Pilot
Product Rating: 8/10
Purchase Date:
Purchase Price: $18.95
Purchased From: Ebay
Purchase Rating: 7/10
Description: Blue anodized aluminum with CF insert pedal covers.
Install Date:
Installed By: Self Install
Installation Cost: $0.00
Installation Rating: 0/10
Comments: Simple install.
Product: Triple Gauge Pod
Manufacturer: GlowShift
Product Rating: 6/10
Purchase Date: 2011-04-28
Purchase Price: $0.00
Purchased From: Purchased Used
Purchase Rating: 0/10
Description:
Install Date: 2011-09-24
Installed By: Self Installed
Installation Rating: 0/10
Comments: Will not stay on the stock piller with tape or velcro, had to use a screw to hold it on at the top.
Exterior
Product: 6000K HIDs
Manufacturer: Ebay
Product Rating: 9/10
Purchase Date:
Purchase Price: $65.00
Purchased From: Ebay
Purchase Rating: 8/10
Description: Got these from Intense HID on eBay. They work perfectly.
Install Date:
Installed By: Self Install
Installation Cost: $0.00
Installation Rating: 10/10
Comments: PITA finding a place to mount the ballast, ended up using the upper beam behind the headlight. Beware - the HID will blow the DRL fuse due to high initial voltage/amps.
Product: Miscellaneous Products (define in comment)
Manufacturer: Ebay
Product Rating: 7/10
Purchase Date:
Purchase Price: $10.00
Purchased From: Ebay
Purchase Rating: 7/10
Description: AMI Billet Alulminum Stubby antenna with laser etched black flames.
Install Date:
Installed By: Self Install
Installation Cost: $0.00
Installation Rating: 8/10
Comments: Just screw it on.
Product: Tint
Manufacturer: Solar Guard
Product Rating: 9/10
Purchase Date:
Purchase Price: $0.00
Purchased From: Tint Works
Purchase Rating: 8/10
Description: HP Charcoal 13% tint on all back windows and a black vinyl strip along the top of the back window over the dot matrix
Install Date:
Installed By: Tint Works - Fair Oaks
Installation Cost: $120.00
Installation Rating: 10/10
Comments: They did the install in about 30 min and it looks great. No flaws at all.
Product: various LED bulbs
Manufacturer: Autolumination.com
Product Rating: 7/10
Purchase Date:
Purchase Price: $40.00
Purchased From: Purchased Used
Purchase Rating: 0/10
Description: LED bulbs for taillights, reverse lights, license plate, trunk and dome light.
Install Date:
Installed By: Self-Installed
Installation Cost: $0.00
Installation Rating: 8/10
Comments: Fairly easy to install. All you need is a screwdriver.
Product: Nite Shade
Manufacturer: VHT
Product Rating: 9/10
Purchase Date:
Purchase Price: $40.00
Purchased From: Private Seller
Purchase Rating: 8/10
Description: Tinted Taillights and side markers.
Install Date:
Installed By: Self-Installed
Installation Cost: $6.00
Installation Rating: 8/10
Comments: This takes time and patience to have it come out right. Requires sanding and a clean environment. I used Rustoleum Clear Enamel to clear coat the tint and sanded with 0000 steel wool between coats.
Product: Blackened Kidneys and Grill
Manufacturer: Self-Installed
Product Rating: 0/10
Purchase Date:
Purchase Price: $5.00
Purchased From: NAPA
Purchase Rating: 0/10
Description: Removed and painted the kidney grills gloss black with a paint made for plastics. It came out great.
Install Date:
Installed By: Self Install
Installation Cost: $0.00
Installation Rating: 0/10
Comments: Removing and installing the kidney grills are a pain but very doable.
Product: G5 Club Decals
Manufacturer: Rob Hole
Product Rating: 9/10
Purchase Date:
Purchase Price: $5.00
Purchased From: Rob
Purchase Rating: 10/10
Description: G5Club.net decal on rear side windows.
Install Date:
Installed By: Self Install
Installation Cost: $0.00
Installation Rating: 0/10
Comments:
Product: Brake Light Led Strip
Manufacturer: Nitehawk Performance Network
Product Rating: 9/10
Purchase Date:
Purchase Price: $25.00
Purchased From: Nitehawk Performance Network
Purchase Rating: 7/10
Description: This is an LED strip that replaces the 3 bulbs in the middle brake light. The light works great. The shipping was a little slow.
Install Date:
Installed By: Self Install
Installation Cost: $0.00
Installation Rating: 10/10
Comments: Not difficult to do. You will have to remove the middle brake housing and open it to install the strip.
Audio
Product: Punch Amp P400-2
Manufacturer: Rockford Fosgate
Product Rating: 7/10
Purchase Date: 0-00-00
Purchase Price: $75.00
Purchased From: Purchased Used
Purchase Rating: 0/10
Description: 2 Channel amp wired in mono mode to 12 in sub.
Install Date: 0-00-00
Installed By: Self Installed
Installation Rating: 0/10
Comments: Pain in the ass to find a good ground close by.
Tapping the rear speaker wires gave me issues.
Suspension
Product: Type-R Lowering Spring Kit
Manufacturer: Tenzo
Product Rating: 8/10
Purchase Date:
Purchase Price: $89.00
Purchased From: Misc. Aftermarket
Purchase Rating: 8/10
Description:
Install Date:
Installed By: Self Installed
Installation Rating: 9/10
Comments:
Wheel and Tire
Product: Type 220
Manufacturer: Raceline
Product Rating: 7/10
Purchase Date:
Purchase Price: $1,100.00
Purchased From: Misc. Aftermarket
Purchase Rating: 7/10
Description: 17" Black 6-spoke rim with machined lip

Price above includes rubber, balancing and install
Install Date:
Installed By: Les Schwab Tires
Installation Cost: $0.00
Installation Rating: 7/10
Comments: They were installed with 215/45ZR17 rubber

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Comments

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Thanks! I need to put up some newer pics. :)

As for your ride, it depends on what you want to do with it and what your starting with. 8)
 

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i see you are running 215/45r17's that's what i want to run. is there any discrepancy between your real speed and what the speedo says? also you have the 4 bolt pattern like mine do you have anything to caution me about buying rims for my 5?
 

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Its a Tenzo Muffler off ebay. 2.5" inlet 4" outlet.

don't have it anymore. It got squashed at some point and when I redid the exhuast, I had it replaced with a magnaflow round muffler.
 
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