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Hea guys, I'm Nuptup. I've been hanging out on the forums for a while, I did a member introduction a while back, but this is the first time I'll be sharing pictures of anything. I have finished most of the things I want to do on the car and all of the cosmetics have been done, so I felt picture day was a good idea. I'll be making a post soon in the Showcase when I go get some nicer pictures done with my photographer friend. For now, here's my cell phone's best in an over-lit parking lot and some information on what all I have done to her so that the Showcase post can just have eye candy.

Year: 2006
Model: G6 Convertible
Trim: GTP

I purchased the car from my parents at considerably high mileage (201k). IT had been decently maintained to keep it road worthy with no major drive-train work being done. Still drives good enough for me.

Here is everything and anything I can think of to mention in the hopes that someone finds it interesting, or at least as just a record for everything I’ve done to the car for a history of its life.

Exterior:
  • Stock Lights (Soon to be replaced with projectors with halos and going to have the tail lights tinted along with the windows.)
  • Stock Panels/Bumpers/Etc (Might do a body kit later on if/when I get my life and finances stabilized.)
  • Gloss Black Paint (Minor Chipping, want to get this fixed and maybe wrap the car one day. But that's a pipe-dream lol.)
  • Stock GTP Rims (Looking for some nice rims, might end up getting an adapter to go from 114.3 to 110 bolt pattern for more availability.)
  • Sumitomo HTR Tires
  • Personalized Vanity Plates
01Front.jpg 02Back.jpg 03Left.jpg 04Right.jpg

Interior:
  • Kenwood DMX 7706S Touchscreen Radio [Replaced Factory Stock Radio] (Amazon)
  • Metra Axxess ASWC-1 Steering Wheel Control Interface (Amazon)
  • Metra 70-2103 Radio Wiring Harness For Malibu/Equinox/G6 2004+ (Amazon)
  • Metra 40-GM10 GM Antenna Adapter (Amazon)
  • Metra 95-3302 General Motors DDIN 2004+ Dash Kit (Amazon)
  • BATIGE USB 3.0 and 3.5mm Flush Mount [Replaced Cigarette Lighter] (Amazon)
  • Gauge cluster from an 09.5 or 2010 with replaced LED's
  • Random Custom Fit Floor Mats
  • Seats and interior panels are all stock.
07Dash.jpg 06Front Interior.jpg 05Back Interior.jpg

Performance:
  • Stock Intake (Want to get a CRABS, but Lampoon has been gone since before I got here, and my e-mail was never returned from the website.)
  • Stock Exhaust (Currently has the Convertible stock exhaust with the smaller and restricted pipe, going to be replacing it by following Mark's Instructions.)
  • Naturally Aspirated 3.9l V6 (Nothing we can do forced induction-wise, so nothing planned here.)
  • No Tune (Might get a WAMS down the road, but don't really feel like filling up with premium.)
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Things I have done so far not including things above:
  • Replaced Serpentine Belt
  • Replaced Wiper Blades
  • Refinished Headlights to clear them up some
  • Pulled Dent from rear bumper
  • Replaced Heater Core
  • Fixed Blend Door
  • Got Some New Tires
  • Fixed Rear Driver’s Side window regulator
  • Replaced tail lights with some from junkyard
  • Replace Gauge Cluster and steering wheel buttons with 2009.5 or 2010 to get DIC back
  • Changed LED's on Gauge Cluster from white to red to match existing LED's
Milestones:
  • Purchased from parents on 12/27/2019 @ 201,978 miles
  • Titled and registered on 12/28/2019
  • Drove it for a joy ride new years day and noticed it was at 202,024 miles on 1/1/2020
  • Cry because I missed a legendary 1/1/2020 @ 202,020 miles chance for 20,20,20,20,20…
  • First dent (Rear Bumper) (There when purchased)
Planned Mods/Maintenance/Etc:
  • Purchase or Fabricate my own CRABS Intake Setup
  • Install K&N Air Filter after CRABS Intake Setup is done
  • Might steal inspiration from Torbinator and Tommy and paint my interior pieces (Steering wheel and door handles, etc.)
  • LED Lights all around exterior
  • Paint the engine cover
  • Figure out how/where to run wires for back-up camera (Kind of gave up because it's way more work than I wanted to do. Can't find nice place to run wires from License Plate without taking off rear bumper, which I can't seem to do because of a weird screw/bolt alignment... UGH)
  • Source new seats or get current reupholstered due to wear
  • Locate the leak in the engine bay and try to fix it
  • After fixing leak, take car to Dyno and get the horse-power numbers before taking it to the exhaust shop to swap in coupe exhaust then taking it back to the same Dyno to get a before and after horse-power number so we don't have to rely on our butt-dyno's anymore and have some actual numbers. (I saw so many threads where someone did the swap but didn't have any numbers to back up what their butt-dyno said, and I wanted to be able to provide that math.)
 

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Identical to my first G6 but mine had lots of hidden problems
Hehe, trust me, I know all about the hidden problems now. Take a look at my post activity. Dealing with an expensive one currently.... Ugh. That car looks great by the way!
 

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Looks can be deceiving. You can see the halo projection lamps - really strong hi-beams to avoid all those deer running around.
The wheels came off a Pontiac Solstice. Look really good, but they rubbed when going over bumps, created alignment issues.
Someone rear-ending me and totaling it was the best thing that happened to me.
Found a black 2007 GT conv to replace it.
 
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