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That would be pretty nice.

Id say run LEDs tho, no one will think much of a car with them. If you get your headlights looking crystal clear they look very nice(And the instant power on is very satisfying)

G6s are great cars, just arent as popular as they used to be. Unless you have a GXP G6 you really arent noticed... But if you can get that G6 past 140 ill be quite impressed lol
I havent removed the limiter, my car tops at 113.
 

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Unless the previous owner took it off, the 06 verts had a higher like, because I got that thing rolling to 130 when I first got it.
 

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Sad to hear about your power steering. That’s a problem you can’t really get around and it’s expensive. Unfortunately that and a couple of electrical problems are just common with the G6s. Or at least that’s what i looked up before buying mine. Took the chance and the car has not had any problem with it. Also got the last model made tho so maybe they fixed it lol. I wouldn’t mind seeing the jimmy if you custom it but some purist on here might throw a fit ?
 

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Sad to hear about your power steering. That’s a problem you can’t really get around and it’s expensive. Unfortunately that and a couple of electrical problems are just common with the G6s. Or at least that’s what i looked up before buying mine. Took the chance and the car has not had any problem with it. Also got the last model made tho so maybe they fixed it lol. I wouldn’t mind seeing the jimmy if you custom it but some purist on here might throw a fit ?
Eh, there is a subthread for this that allows cars that arent G6s. No one looks at that tho. I'll probably post it sometime down the road... For now it needs some body work (Passenger fender is destroyed, previous owner hit a mailbox). I do plan on doing some modifications to it though.

I believe power steering was a issue for the 05-08 models, someone correct me if im wrong tho. It is indeed an expensive fix. I plan on going to college next year for automotive technology. Ive already visited the school. Its a hands on school so maybe when we get to the "steering" semester I can buy the parts and have it as a car for the class to work on.
 

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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.
LED's are a must have. Check out my threads I did on mine, I changed all exterior lights except my fog lights with LED's. Installing the resistors was pretty easy too for the turn signals. Don't buy the cheap shit they have on Amazon though, probably won't work and it's a waste of money. I went with Hikari for my headlights and Sylvania for everything else.
 

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Eh, there is a subthread for this that allows cars that arent G6s. No one looks at that tho. I'll probably post it sometime down the road... For now it needs some body work (Passenger fender is destroyed, previous owner hit a mailbox). I do plan on doing some modifications to it though.

I believe power steering was a issue for the 05-08 models, someone correct me if im wrong tho. It is indeed an expensive fix. I plan on going to college next year for automotive technology. Ive already visited the school. Its a hands on school so maybe when we get to the "steering" semester I can buy the parts and have it as a car for the class to work on.
Also yeah, my G6 has some steering related issues to it too and from what people are saying not only would it cost a pretty penny but it would probably take more time to fix it than it's worth.
 

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LED's are a must have. Check out my threads I did on mine, I changed all exterior lights except my fog lights with LED's. Installing the resistors was pretty easy too for the turn signals. Don't buy the cheap shit they have on Amazon though, probably won't work and it's a waste of money. I went with Hikari for my headlights and Sylvania for everything else.
Don’t knock amazon so hard hikari and sylvania are both on there ?. I picked my Fahren leds based on highest reviews and got them and work great. If you are talking about lights other than the high and low beams I’d agree sylvania is the best choice! They have a lifetime warranty and are made with quality.
 

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Also yeah, my G6 has some steering related issues to it too and from what people are saying not only would it cost a pretty penny but it would probably take more time to fix it than it's worth.
For my problem if I were to pay a mechanic itll be about $1200 or do it myself for $700. I did not have the time to have a vehicle down since I work Mon-Sat.

LED's are a must have. Check out my threads I did on mine, I changed all exterior lights except my fog lights with LED's. Installing the resistors was pretty easy too for the turn signals. Don't buy the cheap shit they have on Amazon though, probably won't work and it's a waste of money. I went with Hikari for my headlights and Sylvania for everything else.
What are you talking about here? I bought that cheap stuff on amazon for like $20, have had them working perfectly fine for over a year now without any issues. And no it does not blind any drivers on the road, ive tested it :p
 

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It has been over a week now without the G6, I certainly do miss its get up and go... But oh well, life happens. Currently the plan is to get a job at some place that doesnt pay minimum wage and start saving for both college and the G6 repair. But again I plan on bringing the G6 to the college for a test subject for a steering lesson since the school is hands on learning. Would be cool to actually learn about everything around the system rather than mindlessly following a guide online.
 

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The car still exists. Just been sitting around the driveway. Randomly came across this so just had to say something lol

Currently still rocking the Blazer with a 4/5.5 drop and nearly as low as the 6. Just havent had the interest to mess with it since... My sister may be taking over the car. Im just trying to look around for a G6 with a manual trans. That would most certainly peak my interest, otherwise Im just gonna settle with the vehicle with more cabin room haha
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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!
Youve done a great job!
 

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compress the springs in front end, I have had many compliments on mine after doing so. It’s cheap and easy if you have a a floor and ball jack.
 
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