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General Information

Year
2007
Make
Pontiac
Model
G5 SE
Color
Victory Red
History
Purchase Date: 2011-10-28
Vehicle Mileage: 175000 Kilometers
Purchase Price: $0.00 CAD
Total Modifications: 16
Total Spent: $438.98 CAD

Modifications

Drivetrain
Product: Drop in filter
Manufacturer: K&N
Product Rating: 9/10
Purchase Date: 0-00-00
Purchase Price: CA$42.56
Purchased From: Ebay
Purchase Rating: 0/10
Description:
Install Date: 0-00-00
Installed By: Self Installed
Installation Rating: 0/10
Comments:
Product: Cabin Air Filter
Manufacturer: Prime Choice Auto Parts
Product Rating: 10/10
Purchase Date: 0-00-00
Purchase Price: CA$14.66
Purchased From: Online
Purchase Rating: 0/10
Description: Cabin Air Filter to keep dirt and dust out of vents and out of your interior
Install Date: 0-00-00
Installed By: Self Install
Installation Cost: CA$0.00
Installation Rating: 0/10
Comments: Very straightforward. Push the sides of your glovebox inwards to pass the rubber stoppers on each side. A string extension will support the door while you work. Flip open the 3 plastic tabs you see behind the glovebox area and open the filter door. Slide the old filter out and slide the new one in the same way.
Product: Strut Tower Bar
Manufacturer: MRZ Performance
Product Rating: 9/10
Purchase Date: 0-00-00
Purchase Price: CA$125.00
Purchased From: MRZ Performance
Purchase Rating: 5/10
Description:
Install Date: 0-00-00
Installed By: Me
Installation Cost: CA$0.00
Installation Rating: 9/10
Comments:
Interior
Product: Multi-Color LED Strip Lights
Manufacturer: Street Glow
Product Rating: 9/10
Purchase Date: 0-00-00
Purchase Price: CA$56.49
Purchased From: Walmart
Purchase Rating: 0/10
Description: Package included two strips of LEDs with an adhesive controller to change the color. Around 8 different solid colors, plus a neat fade setting where it slowly changes colors at whatever speed you want to set it at.
Impress the ladies and set it to the beat of the music! :P Great party-in-the-car feel running these puppies at night.
One potential drawback: I've noticed some colors are bright enough to be distracting while driving at night, so I keep it set on the deeper hues. Also, depending on where you put them, they can reflect on certain areas of your side windows, making it a little more difficult to see out at night.
Install Date: 0-00-00
Installed By: Self-Installed
Installation Cost: CA$0.00
Installation Rating: 7/10
Comments: A little finicky running the wires around, but I was able to hide them all with my lights installed under bottom lip of the dash lighting up the floor/pedal area (footwells) on both driver and passenger sides. Requires you to pull some plastics off in the console area to hook them up to your lighter jacks.
Product: Floor Mats
Manufacturer: Sparco
Product Rating: 8/10
Purchase Date: 0-00-00
Purchase Price: CA$28.25
Purchased From: Canadian Tire
Purchase Rating: 0/10
Description: Sparco universal summer floor mats. Full set of 4. Come in a small selection of colors.
Install Date: 0-00-00
Installed By: Self Installed
Installation Rating: 0/10
Comments: I use these in summer and switch to deep rubber ones for winter. Both back mats were a little snug to squeeze in but still feasible-- just have to fold the front corners under the front seats. Passenger side is great. Driver's side mat slides around a bit; you'll have to adjust/slide it back every week or so, it wants to go forward. Very easy to vacuum and clean up good; will stay looking new for a long time with regular care.
Product: Door Sill Plates
Manufacturer: MRZ Performance
Product Rating: 9/10
Purchase Date: 0-00-00
Purchase Price: CA$75.00
Purchased From: MRZ Performance
Purchase Rating: 5/10
Description: Adds a little chrome and a custom touch. Seem expensive for what they are really (thin stainless steel with 3M tape on the back), but they sure look nice.

TOOK FOREVER TO SHIP. Purchased at the end of June, arrived early September. When I questioned them via email, I was told there was a back order. So if it's not in stock on their website, expect a significant wait period if you choose to buy anyway.
Install Date: 0-00-00
Installed By: Me
Installation Cost: CA$0.00
Installation Rating: 10/10
Comments: Very straightforward-- peel and stick. Make sure you've cleaned your door sills well to ensure a clean surface before applying.
Product: 194 Smd Bulb (White)
Manufacturer: Ebay Seller
Product Rating: 10/10
Purchase Date: 0-00-00
Purchase Price: CA$3.50
Purchased From: Ebay
Purchase Rating: 0/10
Description: Super-bright LED dome light. Much nicer than stock, cool LED glow.
Install Date: 0-00-00
Installed By: Self Installed
Installation Rating: 0/10
Comments: Fairly straightforward; takes only 5 minutes. Slip flathead screwdriver under dome light cover and pop it off. Remove stock bulb, slip in new one. I had to bend the metal hook supports inwards to completely touch and hold the ends of the new light.
Exterior
Product: Flexible Chrome Molding
Manufacturer: 3M
Product Rating: 10/10
Purchase Date: 0-00-00
Purchase Price: CA$16.94
Purchased From: Canadian Tire
Purchase Rating: 0/10
Description: A flexible chrome strip with 3M adhesive backing. Peel off the tape and stick essentially anywhere on your car. Adds a nice touch of both class and sportiness.
After over a full year on my G5, it is still not stained, faded, peeling away, or showing any signs of wear really. Great quality!
Install Date: 0-00-00
Installed By: Self Installed
Installation Rating: 0/10
Comments: Pretty straight forward. It comes in one continuous strip but can be cut into individual lengths. Be sure to use a hefty pair of scissors to get a clean cut. Make sure the surface you apply it to is clean to ensure a good strong bond. Peel back the tape and push on a few inches at a time, focusing on getting a nice straight line because there's no adjusting once it's on there-- the adhesive is heavy-duty.
Product: LED License Plate Light
Manufacturer: LED
Product Rating: 10/10
Purchase Date: 0-00-00
Purchase Price: CA$4.36
Purchased From: Ebay
Purchase Rating: 0/10
Description: Chinese no-name brand blue LED license plate lights purchased on eBay. 2 in the pack for very cheap. Over a year and the first bulb is still going strong.
Install Date: 0-00-00
Installed By: Self Installed
Installation Rating: 9/10
Comments: Be sure to align the positive and negative polarized ends correctly
Product: Window Tint
Manufacturer: Ebay Seller
Product Rating: 0/10
Purchase Date: 0-00-00
Purchase Price: CA$26.94
Purchased From: Ebay
Purchase Rating: 0/10
Description: Found a company on Ebay allowing me to choose whatever percentage of tint I'd like for each side window and rear window. One price for the package. Tint arrived pre-cut in a cardboard tube.
Remember, darker the tint, the harder it is to see out at night.
Install Date: 0-00-00
Installed By: Self Installed
Installation Rating: 7/10
Comments: A tricky install to do well. Educate yourself on Youtube and have everything you need handy before going at it.
My tint peeled back when putting the windows up afterwards, despite waiting for it to dry. Give it lots of time to sit and air out after completing your install.
Product: License Plate Frame
Manufacturer: Autotrends
Product Rating: 8/10
Purchase Date: 0-00-00
Purchase Price: CA$16.94
Purchased From: Canadian Tire
Purchase Rating: 0/10
Description: Chrome frame for license plate.
Install Date: 0-00-00
Installed By: Self Install
Installation Cost: CA$0.00
Installation Rating: 0/10
Comments: My license plate bolt heads were too big to fit the pre-made spaces in the frame. This meant the bolts wouldn't be threaded in all the way. Got it on, but bolt heads are still outside these slots. not noticeable unless you're looking up close
Product: Spray Paint
Manufacturer: Krylon
Product Rating: 10/10
Purchase Date: 0-00-00
Purchase Price: CA$3.34
Purchased From: Canadian Tire
Purchase Rating: 0/10
Description: Painted my hood and trunk shocks with White Glossy spray paint. Seems to be great quality and had nice solid, bold coloring
Install Date: 0-00-00
Installed By: Self Installed
Installation Rating: 10/10
Comments: Best if you take your shocks off, but it is feasible to do the job with them attached. Be sure to cover all of the surrounding areas with newspaper and painter's tape. Have patience between coats; follow the time guidelines on the can. Finish off with glossy acryllic clear coat to both protect and improve the finish.
Audio
Product: Sun & Sound Package
Manufacturer: Pioneer
Product Rating: 10/10
Purchase Date: 0-00-00
Purchase Price: CA$0.00
Purchased From: Other
Purchase Rating: 0/10
Description:
Install Date: 0-00-00
Installed By: Other
Installation Cost: CA$0.00
Installation Rating: 0/10
Comments:
Product: 13" EuroStyle Antenna
Manufacturer: Antenna X
Product Rating: 9/10
Purchase Date: 0-00-00
Purchase Price: CA$25.00
Purchased From: Amazon.com
Purchase Rating: 0/10
Description: Flexible rubber-coated shorty antenna.
Improves appearance/aesthetics with no major loss in reception.
Install Date: 0-00-00
Installed By: Self Installed
Installation Rating: 7/10
Comments: The process is easy if your old antenna comes off without a struggle. Some guys can go out and twist it off by hand or with pliers, but mine took two vice grips and a 20 minute fight. A lubricant like WD-40 can be helpful if things are locked up.
Wheel and Tire
Product: SS Wheels
Manufacturer: Chevrolet
Product Rating: 9/10
Purchase Date: 0-00-00
Purchase Price: CA$0.00
Purchased From: Website
Purchase Rating: 0/10
Description: Chrome rims from the Cobalt SS
Purchased second hand off Kijiji
Install Date: 0-00-00
Installed By: Self Installed
Installation Rating: 0/10
Comments:
Product: Lug Nuts
Manufacturer: Ebay Seller
Product Rating: 9/10
Purchase Date: 0-00-00
Purchase Price: CA$0.00
Purchased From: Ebay
Purchase Rating: 0/10
Description: Red lug nuts, very close to color-matched with car
Install Date: 0-00-00
Installed By: Self Installed
Installation Rating: 0/10
Comments:

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