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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-28-2012, 09:32 PM Thread Starter
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GXP Street Progression

I'm finally getting to a progression. I have to say this is my favorite car. It's been a joy to work on. There's plenty more to do.

At the dealership, I bought it in August 2011...


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...and now


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08 GXP Street Edition

Mods: engine cover paint (red), under dash LED (red), tinted windows, CRABS O3/FPU, black Enkei wheels, 245/45r18 Eagle GT, tinted tail lights, Pontiac windshield decal(Burgundy), painted calipers(red), Strut Bar,
Coming soon: MMI, Power slot rotors
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-28-2012, 09:43 PM Thread Starter
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Engine Compartment

Here are the mods I've made under the hood so far. First, what I started with.


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I installed Crabs option 3 with FPU, Racingline Strut Tower Bar, and a little paint to the Engine cover.


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Decided to paint the battery cover as well.


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08 GXP Street Edition

Mods: engine cover paint (red), under dash LED (red), tinted windows, CRABS O3/FPU, black Enkei wheels, 245/45r18 Eagle GT, tinted tail lights, Pontiac windshield decal(Burgundy), painted calipers(red), Strut Bar,
Coming soon: MMI, Power slot rotors
Wish List: angel eyes (black)
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post #3 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-28-2012, 09:59 PM Thread Starter
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Tail Lights

I tried buying tail light covers, and was sent the wrong ones. I couldn't find any for my 08 GXP, so I decided to be a little creative.

I had a case of the lazies, so I didn't remove the lights.


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After several coats and sanding... The flash reflected off of the lights


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08 GXP Street Edition

Mods: engine cover paint (red), under dash LED (red), tinted windows, CRABS O3/FPU, black Enkei wheels, 245/45r18 Eagle GT, tinted tail lights, Pontiac windshield decal(Burgundy), painted calipers(red), Strut Bar,
Coming soon: MMI, Power slot rotors
Wish List: angel eyes (black)
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post #4 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-28-2012, 10:01 PM
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I'm so jealous man, I want a gxp so bad. Yours is beautiful.


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post #5 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-28-2012, 10:08 PM Thread Starter
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Wheels/Tires/Brakes

I installed black Enkei Rims and 245/45r18 Eagle GT Tires. I painted the front calipers red.


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I tried painting the tire lettering. It looked great, but took forever. It also didn't last.


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One of these days I'll paint the back calipers and install my new Powerslot slotted and drilled rotors. I'm also looking at GXP caliper decals

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08 GXP Street Edition

Mods: engine cover paint (red), under dash LED (red), tinted windows, CRABS O3/FPU, black Enkei wheels, 245/45r18 Eagle GT, tinted tail lights, Pontiac windshield decal(Burgundy), painted calipers(red), Strut Bar,
Coming soon: MMI, Power slot rotors
Wish List: angel eyes (black)
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post #6 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-28-2012, 10:11 PM Thread Starter
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I'm so jealous man, I want a gxp so bad. Yours is beautiful.


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Thanks! I got most of my ideas on this site. I wish I had more time (and $)!

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08 GXP Street Edition

Mods: engine cover paint (red), under dash LED (red), tinted windows, CRABS O3/FPU, black Enkei wheels, 245/45r18 Eagle GT, tinted tail lights, Pontiac windshield decal(Burgundy), painted calipers(red), Strut Bar,
Coming soon: MMI, Power slot rotors
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post #7 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-28-2012, 10:17 PM Thread Starter
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Headlights

I also bought headlight covers when I ordered the tail light covers. I liked the look, but one of them came off on the hightway, even though I had added extra velcro. I was lucky it didn't mess up my car, or hit another.


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08 GXP Street Edition

Mods: engine cover paint (red), under dash LED (red), tinted windows, CRABS O3/FPU, black Enkei wheels, 245/45r18 Eagle GT, tinted tail lights, Pontiac windshield decal(Burgundy), painted calipers(red), Strut Bar,
Coming soon: MMI, Power slot rotors
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The rims/painted tires calipers look great together especially with the I'm guessing Maroon? Color on your car. Headlights and tails look sweet too. When ever I get the money or pass my G6 onto my bro, I'm getting a black gxp. Maybe silver idk.


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post #9 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-29-2012, 02:01 PM
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Where did you get the tire paint? And how long did it last? I've been contemplating doing it to my car
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Same. I want to do white.


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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-29-2012, 02:40 PM Thread Starter
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I got a tire pen off of Ebay. I forget the brand, but it was a known brand. It only lasted a month or so. I used degreaser but maybe didn't clean it enough. I might do it again for a car show, but it wasn't worth the effort for me.

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Mods: engine cover paint (red), under dash LED (red), tinted windows, CRABS O3/FPU, black Enkei wheels, 245/45r18 Eagle GT, tinted tail lights, Pontiac windshield decal(Burgundy), painted calipers(red), Strut Bar,
Coming soon: MMI, Power slot rotors
Wish List: angel eyes (black)
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post #13 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-29-2012, 07:40 PM
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damn, all the money already put into that beauty just get the Eagle Eye headlights. they would look sexy as ****. Black ones
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post #14 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-29-2012, 08:34 PM Thread Starter
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I'd love them but the wife has been out of work for 6 months now. One if these days.

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08 GXP Street Edition

Mods: engine cover paint (red), under dash LED (red), tinted windows, CRABS O3/FPU, black Enkei wheels, 245/45r18 Eagle GT, tinted tail lights, Pontiac windshield decal(Burgundy), painted calipers(red), Strut Bar,
Coming soon: MMI, Power slot rotors
Wish List: angel eyes (black)
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