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Debbie Harris's 1969 Grand Prix

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Hey guys, been a while since I've been on. Been busy with life, school and work. But, this week I made a big change in my Pontiac life, so I figured I'd check in and see what was up, and share with you guys!

I sold my 03 SSEi last Thursday with 203,000 miles. Then, Monday, I picked up this beauty:



















2009.1 G8 GT. Panther Black, L76/6L80E, Onyx/Red Interior. Came with a RotoFab and Pypes Axlebacks already on it. Car seems mechanically and physically in great shape, just needs a good detailing and some minor maintenance. 70k miles, already put 800 miles on this week...

Next steps are selling the 19" blizzaks that came on it, getting 17" wheels that fit to go on my current snows and fit the G8 bolt pattern. Then upgrade the speakers, then probably a tuner.

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Nice find!

My advice: The smallest wheel you can run are 18"s. These cars came from the factory with 18"s as the smallest tire size, so getting 18x8 wheels is your best bet for snow tires. 245/45 R18 are the stock 18" tire size.

These cars can swallow a BIG wheel combo, my shop has an 09 G8GT that's lowered on Eibach springs and running 20x10 and 20x11 ROH Drift R's with deep dish lips. 275/30 R20 tires up front and 295/30 R20 tires out back, tires are Toyo Proxes 4 Plus.

The bolt pattern is 5x120, which is the same as 5th gen Camaros (They're built off the same Zeta chassis as the VE Commodore based G8) and is a common BMW size. So searching craigslist for used wheels off of BMWs can really work out nice for a set of winter wheels on a budget.

Also, I'd suggest a debadge on the trunk, these cars look SOOOOO much nicer all cleaned up.

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