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incon3037r
04-27-2009, 04:01 AM
I'm a full time working student as well as a Iraqi/ Afghanastan Veteran. I've been into the import scene since 95' and have had a 91' Saturn w/100 shot, 91 CRX w/H22 swap, 93' civic hatch w/LS Vtec, 96' Nissan 200sx w/SR20Det swap. I've always had pretty quick cars and have always loved drag racing. I never really cared about show or if my car was the best looking, but since I bought my new Pontiac I've been wanting to keep it clean w/the addition of power. Here are a few photos of my car.

http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq125/incon3037r/GT%20photos/DSC01868.jpg
http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq125/incon3037r/GT%20photos/DSC01819.jpg
http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq125/incon3037r/GT%20photos/DSC01823.jpg
http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq125/incon3037r/GT%20photos/DSC01824.jpg
http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq125/incon3037r/GT%20photos/DSC01829.jpg
http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq125/incon3037r/GT%20photos/DSC01832.jpg
http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq125/incon3037r/GT%20photos/DSC01833.jpg
http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq125/incon3037r/GT%20photos/DSC01848.jpg
http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq125/incon3037r/GT%20photos/DSC01852.jpg
http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq125/incon3037r/GT%20photos/DSC01858.jpg
http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq125/incon3037r/GT%20photos/DSC01859.jpg
http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq125/incon3037r/GT%20photos/DSC01860.jpg
http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq125/incon3037r/GT%20photos/DSC01862.jpg
http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq125/incon3037r/GT%20photos/DSC01863.jpg
http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq125/incon3037r/GT%20photos/DSC01864.jpg
http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq125/incon3037r/GT%20photos/DSC01865.jpg
http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq125/incon3037r/GT%20photos/DSC01866.jpg
http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq125/incon3037r/GT%20photos/DSC01867.jpg

http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq125/incon3037r/GT%20lowered/G8lowered005.jpg

http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq125/incon3037r/GT%20lowered/G8lowered008.jpg

http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq125/incon3037r/GT%20lowered/G8lowered009.jpg

http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq125/incon3037r/GT%20lowered/G8lowered017.jpg

http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq125/incon3037r/GT%20photos/1238707094347.jpg

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b320/AMERICAN_HP/Customers%20Cars/GeneralPictures115.jpg

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b320/AMERICAN_HP/Customers%20Cars/GeneralPictures112.jpg

HearMeSpool
04-27-2009, 06:53 AM
Welcome to the forums.... Nice looking car aswell!

stevenxwin
04-27-2009, 11:21 AM
nice car! should of put 56k warning on the top LOL.

coredump
04-27-2009, 11:41 AM
I'm a full time working student as well as a Iraqi/ Afghanastan Veteran. I've been into the import scene since 95' and have had a 91' Saturn w/100 shot, 91 CRX w/H22 swap, 93' civic hatch w/LS Vtec, 96' Nissan 200sx w/SR20Det swap. I've always had pretty quick cars and have always loved drag racing. I never really cared about show or if my car was the best looking, but since I bought my new Pontiac I've been wanting to keep it clean w/the addition of power. Here are a few photos of my car.


Hi and welcome.

But hmm....

jonjon83
04-27-2009, 12:36 PM
ya i agree with eric.
we aim to for the best

Em
04-27-2009, 12:48 PM
Welcome to the boards! I like how the G8 is set-up, plus i like the burn-out shots :cool: What was getting done to the engine bay? anyways, diggin the ride, cya around!

incon3037r
04-27-2009, 04:24 PM
Thanks for the complements and sorry about the photo sizes and amounts. I'll keep that in mind for the future.

Welcome to the boards! I like how the G8 is set-up, plus i like the burn-out shots :cool: What was getting done to the engine bay? anyways, diggin the ride, cya around!

Thanks, the engine is having a Kenne Bell 2.6 liter supercharger installed.

incon3037r
04-27-2009, 04:27 PM
Hi and welcome.

But hmm....

I wasn't disrespecting the show scene at all. I was just never really into it. I was young and just wanted to hang out at the street races. I'm 30 years old now and I just want to build a clean ride, but still have power on tap when needed. I apologize for any confusion.

coredump
04-27-2009, 06:03 PM
No disrespect taken at all. I was just a little ??? when I saw that statement posted in the prospective members subforum.

There are still ways to build a clean performing ride. For example, I'm sure there is a clean lip kit, big brake kit (I'm sure Wilwood makes one), perhaps some leather wrapped reclinable racing seats (Sparco, etc...), roll bar (leather or suede wrapped), etc...

For engine bay, Fluidyne radiator, some nice silicone hoses, etc...

But since I <3 big brake kits, definitely a big brake kit. :)

Pepper
04-27-2009, 06:18 PM
Welcome to the forums! :beerchug:

I absolutely love the G8.

Then again, i'm a hardcore Holden fan, so i'd end up steering you toward that route lol. :D

coredump
04-27-2009, 06:20 PM
Holden, eh?

http://www.hsv.com.au/index.asp

Wonder can you swap any of those parts onto the G8.

Pepper
04-27-2009, 06:26 PM
Holden, eh?

http://www.hsv.com.au/index.asp

Wonder can you swap any of those parts onto the G8.

Twin turbo kit is also offered. ...but that's for OP to find. :D

incon3037r
04-28-2009, 01:20 AM
No disrespect taken at all. I was just a little ??? when I saw that statement posted in the prospective members subforum.

There are still ways to build a clean performing ride. For example, I'm sure there is a clean lip kit, big brake kit (I'm sure Wilwood makes one), perhaps some leather wrapped reclinable racing seats (Sparco, etc...), roll bar (leather or suede wrapped), etc...

For engine bay, Fluidyne radiator, some nice silicone hoses, etc...

But since I <3 big brake kits, definitely a big brake kit. :)

I see where you're coming from. I've done some of those things to my Nissan. I had the Willwood's, Sparco's, Koyo Radiator, JDM folding mirrors, stereo and steering wheel etc.... I also plan on implementing some of those things into my G8 as well. I would like to implement the style and influence that I've gained through the import scene and put it into this car. Thanks for the input it's greatly appreciated. Heres a couple of old shots of my Gti-R engine when I first did the swap.
http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq125/incon3037r/caseygtir.jpg
http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq125/incon3037r/GTi-R20build20CoryShort.jpg

Holden, eh?

http://www.hsv.com.au/index.asp

Wonder can you swap any of those parts onto the G8.

Of course. Holden designs some sick looking cars, if GM would of designed it you know what the outcome would of been, especially on the interior. All the body parts will swap over from the Holden Commodore to the G8 I've already looked into it. Before I go that route though I want to see if this front end comes out. It's a combination of the GTS/ Clubsport and G8 front bumper.

http://i399.photobucket.com/albums/pp75/WhiteHotGT/G8-gxp.jpg

Twin turbo kit is also offered. ...but that's for OP to find. :D

APS make a beautiful twin turbo kit. Mounts the turbos down low to keep engine bay temps down and when you pop the hood it looks like you only have a CAI. Makes it a real sleeper especially with the blacked out FMIC. The reason I chose to forego this route is because the Kenne Bell kit is free including labor and it makes comparible power to the APS kit http://www.airpowersystems.com/g8/g8_itt.htm the APS kit made 557whp @7.5psi w/ dual 3" exhaust. We are looking for 550+whp @7psi on a stock engine with stock headers and exhaust. With headers, catback, and cam we're expecting around 680whp. Plus it sound sick and you have to love instant torque and full boost @ approximately 1800rpm. If this link doesn't work then do a Google search for Kenne Bell Corvette on youtube and you'll see my mechanics Corvette on the dyno and what it sounds like. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLBHsFYsIck

Pepper
04-28-2009, 07:28 AM
^ +1 for guys who know their stuff! :D

That front end looks real nice.

...i want GM to release the Holden Ute SS-V like they friggin' promised last year lol.

coredump
04-28-2009, 08:57 AM
I see where you're coming from. I've done some of those things to my Nissan. I had the Willwood's, Sparco's, Koyo Radiator, JDM folding mirrors, stereo and steering wheel etc.... I also plan on implementing some of those things into my G8 as well. I would like to implement the style and influence that I've gained through the import scene and put it into this car. Thanks for the input it's greatly appreciated. Heres a couple of old shots of my Gti-R engine when I first did the swap.

Of course. Holden designs some sick looking cars, if GM would of designed it you know what the outcome would of been, especially on the interior. All the body parts will swap over from the Holden Commodore to the G8 I've already looked into it. Before I go that route though I want to see if this front end comes out. It's a combination of the GTS/ Clubsport and G8 front bumper.

APS make a beautiful twin turbo kit. Mounts the turbos down low to keep engine bay temps down and when you pop the hood it looks like you only have a CAI. Makes it a real sleeper especially with the blacked out FMIC. The reason I chose to forego this route is because the Kenne Bell kit is free including labor and it makes comparible power to the APS kit http://www.airpowersystems.com/g8/g8_itt.htm the APS kit made 557whp @7.5psi w/ dual 3" exhaust. We are looking for 550+whp @7psi on a stock engine with stock headers and exhaust. With headers, catback, and cam we're expecting around 680whp. Plus it sound sick and you have to love instant torque and full boost @ approximately 1800rpm. If this link doesn't work then do a Google search for Kenne Bell Corvette on youtube and you'll see my mechanics Corvette on the dyno and what it sounds like. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLBHsFYsIck

I'd love to see that. (No sarcasm.)

incon3037r
04-28-2009, 10:46 PM
So did anyone watch the youtube video? If so what do you think?

^ +1 for guys who know their stuff! :

That front end looks real nice.

Once we test we're going to reinforce the bottome end with usual goodies ie; Pistons, rods, bearings etc.... then shoot for 900whp to 1000whp. That will be sometime next year though. Maybe will get crazy and go for something like this supercharged twinturbo setup. Na probably not!!!
http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq125/incon3037r/maggieupgrade.jpg

...i want GM to release the Holden Ute SS-V like they friggin' promised last year lol.

There is a company called GM Conversions who is currently working on importing them here. You can read about it here.
http://www.g8board.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12067
If they don't bring it maybe GM should step up and build the Holden Coupe 60 and rebadge it the GTO or bring back the Buick Grand National.

Coupe 60
http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq125/incon3037r/13781.jpg
Coupe 60 photoshoped to be Buick.
http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq125/incon3037r/buickgscoupesmallbnf2.jpg

I'd love to see that. (No sarcasm.)

We'll see what happens. I can't just do a complete 180 of what I've known since I started driving. Sure it's not the 4cylinder front wheel drive that I'm accustomed to, but I sure as hell can implement what I've seen for the last 14 years.

CaliforniaTT
04-28-2009, 11:05 PM
So did anyone watch the youtube video? If so what do you think?



Once we test we're going to reinforce the bottome end with usual goodies ie; Pistons, rods, bearings etc.... then shoot for 900whp to 1000whp. That will be sometime next year though. Maybe will get crazy and go for something like this supercharged twinturbo setup. Na probably not!!!
http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq125/incon3037r/maggieupgrade.jpg



There is a company called GM Conversions who is currently working on importing them here. You can read about it here.
http://www.g8board.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12067
If they don't bring it maybe GM should step up and build the Holden Coupe 60 and rebadge it the GTO or bring back the Buick Grand National.

Coupe 60
http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq125/incon3037r/13781.jpg
Coupe 60 photoshoped to be Buick.
http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq125/incon3037r/buickgscoupesmallbnf2.jpg



We'll see what happens. I can't just do a complete 180 of what I've known since I started driving. Sure it's not the 4cylinder front wheel drive that I'm accustomed to, but I sure as hell can implement what I've seen for the last 14 years.
I must say looks really nice:D

CaliforniaTT
04-28-2009, 11:06 PM
I'm a full time working student as well as a Iraqi/ Afghanastan Veteran. I've been into the import scene since 95' and have had a 91' Saturn w/100 shot, 91 CRX w/H22 swap, 93' civic hatch w/LS Vtec, 96' Nissan 200sx w/SR20Det swap. I've always had pretty quick cars and have always loved drag racing. I never really cared about show or if my car was the best looking, but since I bought my new Pontiac I've been wanting to keep it clean w/the addition of power. Here are a few photos of my car.

http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq125/incon3037r/GT%20photos/DSC01868.jpg
http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq125/incon3037r/GT%20photos/DSC01819.jpg
http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq125/incon3037r/GT%20photos/DSC01823.jpg
http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq125/incon3037r/GT%20photos/DSC01824.jpg
http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq125/incon3037r/GT%20photos/DSC01829.jpg
http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq125/incon3037r/GT%20photos/DSC01832.jpg
http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq125/incon3037r/GT%20photos/DSC01833.jpg
http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq125/incon3037r/GT%20photos/DSC01848.jpg
http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq125/incon3037r/GT%20photos/DSC01852.jpg
http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq125/incon3037r/GT%20photos/DSC01858.jpg
http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq125/incon3037r/GT%20photos/DSC01859.jpg
http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq125/incon3037r/GT%20photos/DSC01860.jpg
http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq125/incon3037r/GT%20photos/DSC01862.jpg
http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq125/incon3037r/GT%20photos/DSC01863.jpg
http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq125/incon3037r/GT%20photos/DSC01864.jpg
http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq125/incon3037r/GT%20photos/DSC01865.jpg
http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq125/incon3037r/GT%20photos/DSC01866.jpg
http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq125/incon3037r/GT%20photos/DSC01867.jpg

http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq125/incon3037r/GT%20lowered/G8lowered005.jpg

http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq125/incon3037r/GT%20lowered/G8lowered008.jpg

http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq125/incon3037r/GT%20lowered/G8lowered009.jpg

http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq125/incon3037r/GT%20lowered/G8lowered017.jpg

http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq125/incon3037r/GT%20photos/1238707094347.jpg

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b320/AMERICAN_HP/Customers%20Cars/GeneralPictures115.jpg

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b320/AMERICAN_HP/Customers%20Cars/GeneralPictures112.jpg
car looks really nice! has great look from the front......love the red;)

incon3037r
04-28-2009, 11:19 PM
Thanks California TT, I love the way the front fenders flare out when looked at head on. How do you like the new Audi TT? I'm thinking about trading my 07' A4 in for one.

Em
04-28-2009, 11:27 PM
Kenne Bell Corvette on youtube and you'll see my mechanics Corvette on the dyno and what it sounds like. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLBHsFYsIck

dayum that thing was a beast! :run:

incon3037r
04-28-2009, 11:31 PM
dayum that thing was a beast! :run:

I know, thats why I can't wait for my kit to be finished. Since my car is being used for initial testing it's taking longer than expected, but I'm patient. Once the final tooling for the manifold/ intercooler is finished we'll be in business. Can't wait to here that sound coming from under my hood.

Em
04-28-2009, 11:39 PM
I know, thats why I can't wait for my kit to be finished. Since my car is being used for initial testing it's taking longer than expected, but I'm patient. Once the final tooling for the manifold/ intercooler is finished we'll be in business. Can't wait to here that sound coming from under my hood.
oh it'll b crazy...can't wait to see it in action!

Em
04-28-2009, 11:46 PM
If they don't bring it maybe GM should step up and build the Holden Coupe 60 and rebadge it the GTO or bring back the Buick Grand National.

Coupe 60
http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq125/incon3037r/13781.jpg
Coupe 60 photoshoped to be Buick.
http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq125/incon3037r/buickgscoupesmallbnf2.jpg
if they brought out the grand national and it looks something similar to this photoshop then they wouldn't need a bail-out :D

CaliforniaTT
04-28-2009, 11:51 PM
Thanks California TT, I love the way the front fenders flare out when looked at head on. How do you like the new Audi TT? I'm thinking about trading my 07' A4 in for one.

if you dont care about space! then go for it lol :D joking he he!
very fun car and very fast too! (not meaning i street race once in a while lol!)
a lot of people rag on the transmission S tronic but hey if it wasnt that good,porsche wont be using it for their full 09 and after line.
otherwise just go for full stick with quattro i personally dont like AWD,either rear or front is cool,you can also consider the A5 coupe,rite after we got our tt we realize we could end up with one of those since we got the most fully upgraded package,the tt,s starts around 35,000 but ours came out at 52,000 same price as the A5.
be carefull if you want to mod it man! for sure it will cost you much more than a fully jdm car with rare parts,nothing beats the prices of pieces for euros :mad:,im still having a hard time getting used to it!

incon3037r
04-29-2009, 12:55 AM
I hear you on that. I may look into the A5 as well.

incon3037r
04-29-2009, 12:57 AM
if they brought out the grand national and it looks something similar to this photoshop then they wouldn't need a bail-out :D

That is so true. GM makes great vehicle in every country, but the U.S. minus the Corvette and new Camaro which looks still haven't grown on me yet.

Driver1
04-29-2009, 04:19 PM
welcome:D nice kenne bell :D now port and pulley it:D

incon3037r
04-29-2009, 04:23 PM
welcome:D nice kenne bell :D now port and pulley it:D

I plan on more than a port and pulley

Pepper
05-01-2009, 08:35 AM
That is so true. GM makes great vehicle in every country, but the U.S. minus the Corvette and new Camaro which looks still haven't grown on me yet.

I hate the new camaro. I'd still be rockin' my '69 had i known that POS would be coming out.