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Hey guys, my name is Torbinator (But you can call me Torb). Currently 17 yro, got my license a year ago. I've had this G6 since June 2019. Its been in our family since 2007. The day I got the car, I knew I had to start doing something with it. Being a poor boy working at a fast food place Ive only had the money to do small things to the car but I personally enjoy it and thats all that matters. Its my daily driver, ive put on 9,000 miles since I got it in June. And living down a gravel driveway with a black paint job... Unless you're going 5mph you will be covered in dust lol

2006 Pontiac G6 3.5L 165,000 miles
Her name is Esmeralda.

Modifications done:
Plasti-dipped wheels
Red interior
Red side stripe
Speedometer swap
Pioneer aftermarket radio
Neon spoiler


Mods I want to do in the future:
Lowering springs
Magnaflow Exhaust (Trying to figure out how this'll work with Kentuckys laws...)
Tinted taillights (A light tint so that I dont have many problems with the cops)
Paint the headlight chrome piece black
New emblems
CAI (Too bad Lampoon doesnt make these anymore...)
STB
GXP hood (Mom owns a G8. Im jealous of her hood lol)

This is when I first got the car. Everything about the car is fine, until you see the front end.
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I started work on it right away. I replaced the bumper, grills, and spark plugs right away.
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All fixed up :D
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After that was all done the car was left alone for about a month, then I had to actually start doing some stuff to it. I found a tutorial on the forums about taking interior pieces out to paint them. Although my camera makes it look orange (Dang iPhone 5 camera) they are indeed a bright apple red. They look great with the speedometer and my aftermarket radio (And the seat covers... I dont even know why I havent taken them out yet...)
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Also found a tutorial on speedometer swap. I love this speedometer in the dark, looks so much better than the old one. (Dont mind the paint crack on that piece, im going to fix that one soon... The one failed piece)
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I went to a junkyard a few weeks ago, found a Dodge Neon spoiler... Might have swapped them just because I wanted a change. Dont worry, ive already decided that I have wrecked this car lol
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Ive also plasti dipped the wheels black, ive thrown a red stripe on the side, and have painted the spoiler black.
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Debadged rear end, and filled the holes from the previous spoiler with epoxy glued pennys on the bottom for support with body filler on the top. Waiting to see how it does in the weather before color matching it.
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Sorry if this thread seems to be all over the place. Just wanted to throw my car out there so I can get opinions on what I should change or do in the future. I would love to have someone elses opinion on what I should do next to it. Many thanks for checking out my car! This car still needs a ton of work to look atleast half decent, cant wait to see what I can do in 2020. Happy new years!
 

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Really liking all you've done to it! It looks great so far. What made you swap the neon spoiler onto it?
I guess I wanted to change it up, do something that I havent seen on many G6s. Somewhat regret it, but have already filled the holes. Ok ok... My friend said he thought the car would look better with a bigger spoiler lol

We went to a junkyard and looked for a curved spoiler to match the body.
 

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So the top two are one g6 Casper and Silver the car b q car was a result of a Lyft SUV cutting me off to avoid a 3 car collision! Casper has a built up 3.5 tuned outta ohio... 230hp ish.... sleeper beast, tire eater if heavy footed , lately been twinkle toeing it haha! A lot you can do, however it will take much more time and money, see my work! Be safe and remember a front wheel drive car in a hard braking situation with having to steer, your ass end will want to lift ... hence putting you into a spin... easy on the dust trails young one.. 2 seconds to decide to be safe is all it takes!
 

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So the top two are one g6 Casper and Silver the car b q car was a result of a Lyft SUV cutting me off to avoid a 3 car collision! Casper has a built up 3.5 tuned outta ohio... 230hp ish.... sleeper beast, tire eater if heavy footed , lately been twinkle toeing it haha! A lot you can do, however it will take much more time and money, see my work! Be safe and remember a front wheel drive car in a hard braking situation with having to steer, your ass end will want to lift ... hence putting you into a spin... easy on the dust trails young one.. 2 seconds to decide to be safe is all it takes!
Ahhh... Yeah ive already been warned by the cops. Pulled over for 75 in a 55. Ive learnt my lesson. I think that couldve been reckless driving in kentucky. No more dust trails for me.
 

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Well... Today I was out for a cruise on a curvy road. Came to a stop and noticed something on my new speedometer... It said "Power steering". Well great... This car is at 165k, hasnt had any problems with power steering but if its about to go out, its way over the warranty. Ahhhhh

Wondering if I can maybe drive without it and not break it? Id rather not pay for a cat and a new power steering system all at once...
 

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Well... Today I was out for a cruise on a curvy road. Came to a stop and noticed something on my new speedometer... It said "Power steering". Well great... This car is at 165k, hasnt had any problems with power steering but if its about to go out, its way over the warranty. Ahhhhh

Wondering if I can maybe drive without it and not break it? Id rather not pay for a cat and a new power steering system all at once...
Hey guys, my name is Torbinator (But you can call me Torb). Currently 17 yro, got my license a year ago. I've had this G6 since June 2019. Its been in our family since 2007. The day I got the car, I knew I had to start doing something with it. Being a poor boy working at a fast food place Ive only had the money to do small things to the car but I personally enjoy it and thats all that matters. Its my daily driver, ive put on 9,000 miles since I got it in June. And living down a gravel driveway with a black paint job... Unless you're going 5mph you will be covered in dust lol

2006 Pontiac G6 3.5L 165,000 miles
Her name is Esmeralda.

Modifications done:
Plasti-dipped wheels
Red interior
Red side stripe
Speedometer swap
Pioneer aftermarket radio
Neon spoiler


Mods I want to do in the future:
Lowering springs
Magnaflow Exhaust (Trying to figure out how this'll work with Kentuckys laws...)
Tinted taillights (A light tint so that I dont have many problems with the cops)
Paint the headlight chrome piece black
New emblems
CAI (Too bad Lampoon doesnt make these anymore...)
STB
GXP hood (Mom owns a G8. Im jealous of her hood lol)

This is when I first got the car. Everything about the car is fine, until you see the front end.
View attachment 17620

I started work on it right away. I replaced the bumper, grills, and spark plugs right away.
View attachment 17621

All fixed up :D
View attachment 17627

After that was all done the car was left alone for about a month, then I had to actually start doing some stuff to it. I found a tutorial on the forums about taking interior pieces out to paint them. Although my camera makes it look orange (Dang iPhone 5 camera) they are indeed a bright apple red. They look great with the speedometer and my aftermarket radio (And the seat covers... I dont even know why I havent taken them out yet...)
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Also found a tutorial on speedometer swap. I love this speedometer in the dark, looks so much better than the old one. (Dont mind the paint crack on that piece, im going to fix that one soon... The one failed piece)
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I went to a junkyard a few weeks ago, found a Dodge Neon spoiler... Might have swapped them just because I wanted a change. Dont worry, ive already decided that I have wrecked this car lol
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Ive also plasti dipped the wheels black, ive thrown a red stripe on the side, and have painted the spoiler black.
View attachment 17625

Debadged rear end, and filled the holes from the previous spoiler with epoxy glued pennys on the bottom for support with body filler on the top. Waiting to see how it does in the weather before color matching it.
View attachment 17626

Sorry if this thread seems to be all over the place. Just wanted to throw my car out there so I can get opinions on what I should change or do in the future. I would love to have someone elses opinion on what I should do next to it. Many thanks for checking out my car! This car still needs a ton of work to look atleast half decent, cant wait to see what I can do in 2020. Happy new years!
Hey guys, my name is Torbinator (But you can call me Torb). Currently 17 yro, got my license a year ago. I've had this G6 since June 2019. Its been in our family since 2007. The day I got the car, I knew I had to start doing something with it. Being a poor boy working at a fast food place Ive only had the money to do small things to the car but I personally enjoy it and thats all that matters. Its my daily driver, ive put on 9,000 miles since I got it in June. And living down a gravel driveway with a black paint job... Unless you're going 5mph you will be covered in dust lol

2006 Pontiac G6 3.5L 165,000 miles
Her name is Esmeralda.

Modifications done:
Plasti-dipped wheels
Red interior
Red side stripe
Speedometer swap
Pioneer aftermarket radio
Neon spoiler


Mods I want to do in the future:
Lowering springs
Magnaflow Exhaust (Trying to figure out how this'll work with Kentuckys laws...)
Tinted taillights (A light tint so that I dont have many problems with the cops)
Paint the headlight chrome piece black
New emblems
CAI (Too bad Lampoon doesnt make these anymore...)
STB
GXP hood (Mom owns a G8. Im jealous of her hood lol)

This is when I first got the car. Everything about the car is fine, until you see the front end.
View attachment 17620

I started work on it right away. I replaced the bumper, grills, and spark plugs right away.
View attachment 17621

All fixed up :D
View attachment 17627

After that was all done the car was left alone for about a month, then I had to actually start doing some stuff to it. I found a tutorial on the forums about taking interior pieces out to paint them. Although my camera makes it look orange (Dang iPhone 5 camera) they are indeed a bright apple red. They look great with the speedometer and my aftermarket radio (And the seat covers... I dont even know why I havent taken them out yet...)
View attachment 17622

Also found a tutorial on speedometer swap. I love this speedometer in the dark, looks so much better than the old one. (Dont mind the paint crack on that piece, im going to fix that one soon... The one failed piece)
View attachment 17623

I went to a junkyard a few weeks ago, found a Dodge Neon spoiler... Might have swapped them just because I wanted a change. Dont worry, ive already decided that I have wrecked this car lol
View attachment 17624

Ive also plasti dipped the wheels black, ive thrown a red stripe on the side, and have painted the spoiler black.
View attachment 17625

Debadged rear end, and filled the holes from the previous spoiler with epoxy glued pennys on the bottom for support with body filler on the top. Waiting to see how it does in the weather before color matching it.
View attachment 17626

Sorry if this thread seems to be all over the place. Just wanted to throw my car out there so I can get opinions on what I should change or do in the future. I would love to have someone elses opinion on what I should do next to it. Many thanks for checking out my car! This car still needs a ton of work to look atleast half decent, cant wait to see what I can do in 2020. Happy new years!
whats up man I guess we are in similar boats. You got one sweet looking G6. I’m 16 and got a silver 2006 GT sedan in November and I’ve installed full LED lights all around and a louder horn so far.
 

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whats up man I guess we are in similar boats. You got one sweet looking G6. I’m 16 and got a silver 2006 GT sedan in November and I’ve installed full LED lights all around and a louder horn so far.
Crap idk why it replied 3 times ?
 

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whats up man I guess we are in similar boats. You got one sweet looking G6. I’m 16 and got a silver 2006 GT sedan in November and I’ve installed full LED lights all around and a louder horn so far.
Thanks! Well currently the G6 has been garaged. I bought a 2001 Jimmy and decided to garage the G6 for a year or two until I have a better paying job that can keep up with its issues. I really love this car, but it can really be a pain to keep up with sometimes. 166k miles so its not really that suprising that im having a few things go out. But from my research its like $1200 for the full power steering fix and $400 for a new catalytic converter. I work for minimum wage, so I bought a Jimmy and am now having fun learning manual.

Although I havent posted lately I got some punisher badges for the G6 and have done some carbon fiber wrapping. I dont have any pictures but im sure nobody really cares anyways since this car is gonna disappear for awhile :ROFLMAO:
 

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Thanks! Well currently the G6 has been garaged. I bought a 2001 Jimmy and decided to garage the G6 for a year or two until I have a better paying job that can keep up with its issues. I really love this car, but it can really be a pain to keep up with sometimes. 166k miles so its not really that suprising that im having a few things go out. But from my research its like $1200 for the full power steering fix and $400 for a new catalytic converter. I work for minimum wage, so I bought a Jimmy and am now having fun learning manual.

Although I havent posted lately I got some punisher badges for the G6 and have done some carbon fiber wrapping. I dont have any pictures but im sure nobody really cares anyways since this car is gonna disappear for awhile :ROFLMAO:
Man idk about you but here in Ontario we dont have etesting anymore, so as far as the cats go I'd just say to hell with it, take it off, put some metal where it used to be and call it a day. But yeah the power steering seems problematic. My steering does the good old pop when i turn at lower speeds but nothing serious. what's wrong with yours?
 

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Man idk about you but here in Ontario we dont have etesting anymore, so as far as the cats go I'd just say to hell with it, take it off, put some metal where it used to be and call it a day. But yeah the power steering seems problematic. My steering does the good old pop when i turn at lower speeds but nothing serious. what's wrong with yours?
My problem being, Kentucky has laws against modifying your exhaust to amplify the sound of an exhaust. I dont know how much it would do that but I may wait til Im out of Kentucky to do that. And im not sure quite yet, but I do know that its shown symptoms of one going out soon enough.

That just means that when it comes back it'll have a triumphant return!
I dearly hope so, I may just need to find a way to get a manual transmission in it. Im loving the Jimmy. Driving a manual will be hard to turn away from. In my current situation it just isnt worth bringing the G6 back to life, its up at 166k and has had the transmission hard shifting for nearly 4 months now. I fear that I may fix these problems then have a transmission blow sometime soon. I feel like while im still working for minimum wage to drive a cheaper to insure car for now. The Jimmy is 70$ cheaper a MONTH to insure. We'll see what happens. Life changes constantly, maybe something will come up thatll solve some of my problems(Or make them worse...)

Although this doesnt mean I still cant mod the G6 while its down. Its still not "dead", just I bought the new vehicle to make sure when the motor goes out im not stuck out somewhere needing a tow. Now I got a vehicle that can tow my G6 around :D
 

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Lol, fair enough. I bought my G6 for mostly the oposite reason. I have a nearly stock 2010 f150 that is/was my daily driver. I only changed the exhaust and some seating. But, I bought the G6 specifically to be my fun car that I will add stuff to like new radio, cluster swap, exhaust fix for convertibles, tune etc. I am gifted with a pretty well off paying job to fund it all, but i definitely remember the times when all i had was the truck and minimum wage to carry me through it all. I plan to do a post about the car on the forum at some point after i put the dash back together probably. or maybe after i source the dang cluster i want.... ugh

BUT, don't let life get you down. Enjoy the Jimmy, Have fun with the G6, and, don't worry, she probably has more miles in her than you'd think. Mine is at 203k and seems fine :D
 

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Lol, fair enough. I bought my G6 for mostly the oposite reason. I have a nearly stock 2010 f150 that is/was my daily driver. I only changed the exhaust and some seating. But, I bought the G6 specifically to be my fun car that I will add stuff to like new radio, cluster swap, exhaust fix for convertibles, tune etc. I am gifted with a pretty well off paying job to fund it all, but i definitely remember the times when all i had was the truck and minimum wage to carry me through it all. I plan to do a post about the car on the forum at some point after i put the dash back together probably. or maybe after i source the dang cluster i want.... ugh

BUT, don't let life get you down. Enjoy the Jimmy, Have fun with the G6, and, don't worry, she probably has more miles in her than you'd think. Mine is at 203k and seems fine :D
Indeed, they are fun cars, but my dream car still awaits. I await a 350z. But I do hope to get this thing running whether I get a couple thousand more miles out of it or someone in my family. Would hate to see it leave... I dont ever plan on selling it, just running it til it falls to the ground then keep it around for a future project car. Think about it, the longer we stray from the time Pontiac died, the less you'll see these on the road. Yes we still have a ton on the road right now, but in like 20 years im sure these cars will be gems. But I could be totally wrong.
 

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I mean, if you do the right stuff to them, they're gnarly little sleepers too. no one expects the G6 to scream past at 140. And, that is before I end up changing exhaust and getting a tune on it. I plan to make this car look and sounds as close to stock as possible, but drive like a beast when you push it. I might end up replace lights with led's or something, but I want the car to look authentic, but drive over-the-top.
 
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