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General Information

Year
2007
Make
Pontiac
Model
G5 GT
Color
Performance Red Tint Coat
History
Engine Type: 2.4 L LE5 I4
Purchase Date: 2007-03-17
Vehicle Mileage: 246000 Miles
Purchase Price: $16500.00 USD
Total Modifications: 10
Total Spent: $2024.78 USD
Product: Premium Rotors
Manufacturer: R1 Concepts
Product Rating: 8/10
Purchase Date: 2009-04-08
Purchase Price: $320.00
Purchased From: R1 Concepts
Purchase Rating: 10/10
Description: R1 Concepts Premium drilled & slotted rotors.
Bought as a package with Hawk HPS pads for $400.00.
Install Date: 0-00-00
Installed By: Self Install
Installation Cost: $0.00
Installation Rating: 10/10
Comments: The rotors look great, except for the rust that forms on the rear rotors where the pads don't touch. They would look so much nicer if they had been painted properly from the manufacturer.
Product: HPS Performance Street Pads
Manufacturer: Hawk
Product Rating: 10/10
Purchase Date:
Purchase Price: $80.00
Purchased From: Purchased Used
Purchase Rating: 10/10
Description: Purchased as a package with R1 Concepts Premium rotors for $400.00
Install Date:
Installed By: Self Install
Installation Cost: $0.00
Installation Rating: 10/10
Comments:
Product: Stainless Steel Brake Lines
Manufacturer: Fluid Transfer Products
Product Rating: 5/10
Purchase Date: 2009-05-01
Purchase Price: $114.00
Purchased From: THMotorsports
Purchase Rating: 3/10
Description: THMotorsports charged my credit card 7 days before they shipped the product, which they said was in-stock.

The rear lines did not fit, and I am not sure why. It seems the fitting the used was not quite right, but I didn't have enough time to figure out why. Others have installed these lines with no problems. The other 4 lines fit perfectly, but the mounting hardware they send with them is much poorer in quality compared to stock. The banjo bolts they send can not withstand the factory torque specifications.

If I replace these in the future, I'll go with Goodridge lines instead.
Install Date: 2009-05-21
Installed By: Self Install
Installation Cost: $0.00
Installation Rating: 3/10
Comments: The rear lines did not fit, and I am not sure why. It seems the fitting the used was not quite right, but I didn't have enough time to figure out why. Others have installed these lines with no problems. The other 4 lines fit perfectly, but the mounting hardware they send with them is much poorer in quality compared to stock. The banjo bolts they send can not withstand the factory torque specifications.

If I replace these in the future, I'll go with Goodridge lines instead.
Product: G-Stop Brakeline Kit
Manufacturer: Goodridge
Product Rating: 0/10
Purchase Date: 2011-08-28
Purchase Price: $0.00
Purchased From: Tirerack.com
Purchase Rating: 0/10
Description:
Install Date: 0-00-00
Installed By: Self Installed
Installation Rating: 0/10
Comments:
5-speed manual transmission
cloth interior
premium sound with xm radio

Upgrades:
Injen intake
R1 Concepts premium brake rotors
Hawk HPS brake pads
Goodridge stainless steel brake lines
Goodyear Eagle Sport tires
Powell YYZ V2 springs
Koni Yellow shocks and struts
FE5 front sway bar
Powell Hardcore rear sway bar
Powell rotated engine mounts
Moog FE5 sway bar end links
Moog Problem Solver control arm bushings
Sylvania SilverStar Ultra headlamp bulbs

Modifications

Drivetrain
Product: Cold Air Intake
Manufacturer: Injen
Product Rating: 10/10
Purchase Date:
Purchase Price: $239.99
Purchased From: KRS Performance
Purchase Rating: 10/10
Description:
Install Date:
Installed By: Self-Installed
Installation Cost: $0.00
Installation Rating: 10/10
Comments: Fuel economy in the city is a little lower with this intake, but it improved highway economy by 1-2 mpg.
Exterior
Product: SilverStar Ultra
Manufacturer: Sylvania
Product Rating: 10/10
Purchase Date: 2011-10-26
Purchase Price: $39.99
Purchased From: Auto Zone
Purchase Rating: 10/10
Description: 9007 Sylvania SilverStar Ultra headlamps
$49.99 at Auto Zone, but there was a $10 rebate when I bought them.
They lasted 14 months before one burned out.
Install Date: 2011-10-26
Installed By: Self Installed
Installation Rating: 10/10
Comments:
Product: SilverStar Ultra
Manufacturer: Sylvania
Product Rating: 10/10
Purchase Date: 2013-01-02
Purchase Price: $50.00
Purchased From: Walmart
Purchase Rating: 10/10
Description: This is the second set of these bulbs that I've installed.
Install Date: 2013-01-02
Installed By: Self Installed
Installation Rating: 10/10
Comments:
Suspension
Product: SportRyders Springs
Manufacturer: Pedders
Product Rating: 10/10
Purchase Date: 2010-02-16
Purchase Price: $299.99
Purchased From: Turbo Tech Racing
Purchase Rating: 10/10
Description:
Install Date: 2011-01-15
Installed By: Self Installed
Installation Rating: 10/10
Comments:
Product: Steering Rack Spacers
Manufacturer: Turbo Tech Racing
Product Rating: 0/10
Purchase Date: 2010-02-16
Purchase Price: $0.00
Purchased From: Turbo Tech Racing
Purchase Rating: 10/10
Description:
Install Date: 0-00-00
Installed By: Self Installed
Installation Rating: 0/10
Comments:
Product: FE5 Shocks/Struts
Manufacturer: GM Parts
Product Rating: 10/10
Purchase Date: 2010-11-26
Purchase Price: $291.02
Purchased From: Crate Engine Depot
Purchase Rating: 10/10
Description: Cobalt SS/TC FE5 strut and shock package to replace stock FE3 G5 GT struts and shocks.
Install Date: 2011-01-15
Installed By: Self Installed
Installation Rating: 10/10
Comments:
Product: Sway Bar Link Kit
Manufacturer: Moog
Product Rating: 10/10
Purchase Date: 2011-01-05
Purchase Price: $65.98
Purchased From: Advance Auto Parts
Purchase Rating: 10/10
Description: Sway Bar Link Kit to go with FE5 struts.
Design is much thicker than stock, and has grease zerks for lubing.

Part No. K750012
Install Date: 2011-01-15
Installed By: Self Installed
Installation Rating: 10/10
Comments:
Wheel and Tire
Product: Eagle GT All-season Tires
Manufacturer: Goodyear
Product Rating: 9/10
Purchase Date:
Purchase Price: $523.80
Purchased From: Goodyear
Purchase Rating: 10/10
Description:
Install Date:
Installed By: Goodyear
Installation Cost: $40.00
Installation Rating: 10/10
Comments: These are excellent performance all-season tires with great handling and rain & snow traction, but the wide grooves in the tread pick up and throw larger rocks.

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