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Although I've owned my car from new for two years now I'm just getting around to making a sort of build page for my car. But that doesn't mean I'm just getting around to modding it!
A slightly different progression thread is also taking place over on G6Performance.com >> G6P Progression

My 2009 Pontiac G6 Base 2.4L l4
4 Speed Automatic

Here's what I've done!

Performance:
Powertrain:
- Cold Air Intake
- 93 Octane Tuned ECM
- Tuned TCM
- Twin Transmission Coolers
- Engine Torque Damper

Handling:
- Racingline Strut Tower Bar
- SSC Lowering Springs
- Kumho Ultra High performance All Seasons

Appearance:
- Eye Lids
- Light Smoke Headlights
- DRL Delete
- Chrome Lower Grill Tips
- 5000K HID Lo Beams
- 3000K Halogen Hi Beams
- 3000K Halogen Fog Lights (aftermarket OEM install)
- Front Lip/Chin Spoiler
- Stock Wheels Painted Metallic Vintage Copper with a White Stripe
- Calipers Painted Black
- LED Courtesy Puddle Light
- LED Parking, Brake, and Turn Signals
- 20% Tints all around, except windshield
- Blacked Out Third Brake Light
- Light Smoke Taillights
- Debadged
- Mud Flaps
- Rear Roof Spoiler



Inside:
- Dynamat Entire Trunk
- 2 12" Subs
- Tweeters to improve sound quality out of the trunk for showing it off
- Copper vinyl wrapped shift knob accent

Here are some pics I took after some mods




















Welp! I've probably posted the hell out of this one for now.
There's more pics of it floating around the forums here if you want to see more.

I have plenty more ideas in mind. Just need time and money!
 

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Here is a video of my Courtesy Light add-on.
It came out exactly how I wanted, was easy and looks great, and is actually quite handy!


And here is a video of my neon subwoofer rings.
The subs are a couple of 12" Visonik's that I got all in a kit with everything, All I had to add was the inline fuse...
They've lasted quite well for the 7 years I've had them and they do the job quite nicely for what they are.

I've since blown these. The switch got knocked on when I went on the track with my car, ended up blowing the transformer. Oh well.

 

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Is the courtesy light an underglow kit?

Sent from my SPH-D700 using AutoGuide App
 

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no, it's just two strips of really bright LEDs with the self stick 3m on the back. I just stuck it on as if it was underglow and wired it to my dome lights.
 

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they really become quite useful. I deliver pizzas and often times I never know what I pull up next to. haha
 

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Last night I installed my 6000k HID Lo beams and my 3000K Halogen Hi beams.
As well as started my DynaMat install

Light's on without HI's


Light's on With Hi's ...the HIDs really make it hard for the camera to pick up everything...



And this is all the dynamat i've done so far...



Tonight i'll probably be working to finish off the dynamat at least all around the trunk
 

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not extremely bright, Probably as bright as normal high beams. just yellow

They're 3000K 65W 12V Halogen bulbs.




And sadly today we've been getting some rain... and the courtesy lights on one side are beginning to short out about half way down the strip. Looks like water got into it somehow. So i'll be pulling that apart tomorrow and looking for a solution as well as something to prevent any further damage. I've been driving in quite a bit of rain so far without much issues. But i guess something was bound to go wrong
 

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Well I installed the rest of my Dynamat. Unfortunately though it looks as if I only had enough to do my entire trunk. So that's all I could do.


BEFORE:



AFTER:



It didn't go down as smoothly and straight as I wanted. but oh well. I made do with what I had and frankly It did a great job with my subs. No more echo and it seems a lot clearer and crisper. But It looks as if i need to raise my levels a tad haha
 

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not extremely bright, Probably as bright as normal high beams. just yellow

They're 3000K 65W 12V Halogen bulbs.




And sadly today we've been getting some rain... and the courtesy lights on one side are beginning to short out about half way down the strip. Looks like water got into it somehow. So i'll be pulling that apart tomorrow and looking for a solution as well as something to prevent any further damage. I've been driving in quite a bit of rain so far without much issues. But i guess something was bound to go wrong
that sucks, hopefully it's a simple solution.
 

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eh, worse comes to worse I'll just redo it all but really seal things a lot better with the silicone.

But i finally did my case relearn and my MIL is off! yay! Runs so great!
 

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i have a 10'' ported box in my trunk, and it rattles like hell, what did you do to help your trunk from vibrating off the hinges?
 

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Well first I went around and found all the little rattles. In the tail lights. License plates. Third brake light. and basically put little rubber pieces in everywhere to stop it from moving.
As well as interior lights and such. The less movement the less rattle. I even went as far as removing the rear bumper and putting rubber slabs in between the bumper and energy absorber.

Then I got around to doing the dynamat. Which made a big difference in the performance of my system.

There is still a slight rattle type noise, but that's coming from the little vents that are there to relieve the pressure when you close the doors.
 

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I would suggest letting it bump. then go around and listen for what rattles, and then try to brace it with your hand. (trunk closed) I found rattles in the license plate, I just put four screws to stop that. Rattles in the brake lights and third brake light i stopped with some pieces of cardboard and little rubber twist strips from menards
 

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I dont know if you sealed the lights when you put them in, but they probably werent water proof and water probably got in through the cracks. Using some silicon like you said, would easily fix the problem.
 

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i notice just my trunk does the worst rattle. i put pressure on it and it sounds alright
 

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yea i narrowed down the problem. The pinch weld that i stuck them too isnt completely smooth. So the areas where there are bumps i added extra silicone to seal it up. I guess i didn't put enough and it only sealed the bottom side, so Water literally pooled behind the light in just one tiny area. and with the driving and the bumping it eventually worked it's way into a crack in the line. It's alright, once it dries i'll test it, if the circuit is still good i'll seal it up and be golden. If not then eh i'll replace it, aint shit.


As for the rattling trunk. Check to make sure it's closing all the way. Could it be out of alignment or just not be closed tight enough? Before i did the dynamat I took a bunch of little rags or towels and stuffed them all up into the cavities of the trunk lid. between the metals and such. it helped greatly but when it got wet it stayed wet.
I packed it tight too. into the corners and around the lock cylinder and trunk release latch.
I think it cut out a lot of echos and helped keep the rattles down. Its a cheap and easy thing to try.
 

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but on second thought, it sounds great inside the car so idgaf :)
 

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I know exactly what you mean, It sounds FANTASTIC inside. I just hate the rattles personally. I don't want people i drive past to hear it and think, "What a shit box" Instead i'd prefer to drive past and have them think "damn..." but in a good way :D

Have u tried rolling and bumpin with one or both of the rear seats folded down? When i did that it made a big difference... I'm wondering if ur rattles are amplified because u have a ported box.

Although there are vents to relieve pressure... Try folding down a seat It may help
 
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