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Hello everyone. I'm new to the forum. I've got a 2009  Stryker Blue Metallic Pontiac G8 GT. I bought it back in 2012 with a little over 50k miles on it. It now sits at 120k miles.

My two previous cars were also Pontiacs. When I turned 16, I bought a 1992 Grand Prix LE. My junior year of high school, I sold it and bought a 2000 Grand Am GT. I traded the Grand Am for the G8. The G8 is by far the most fun vehicle I've ever had (and the most annoyingly expensive, but I love it).

Mods: BTR Stage 2 LS3 cam (225/238 .612"/.585" 113+3), ported LS1 heads, Lunati link bar lifters, PaceSetter LT headers, Magnaflow cat back w/ cat delete, DOD delete, 160 t-stat, Volant CAI. Powertrain work done at L&S Garage. Tuned by Roshan at Powerhaus Performance.

Coming soon: FTI 3600 stall with B&M transmission cooler

In-car entertainment: Morel component speaker system in front, Audison bit Ten digital sound processor with multi-channel amp running all cabin speakers, dual 12" Alpine Type E's in the trunk. Hooked up at Elite Auto Image

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:welcomeFP:

Nice, my favorite color for the G8!! Good little mods you got going on it. Dyno it since?

Got any pics?

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Thank you Ringo64. Here's a screen grab of my dyno run. It was dyno tuned and it put down 400hp and 379tq. It was on a Mustang Dyno, so if you know anything about those, you'll understand that 400hp is pretty impressive given my list of current mods.

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The only reason I got the car cammed was because I had a lifter fail. I figured since the engine was apart, might as well throw in a cam and upgrade the lifters. I bought the ported heads off a guy at the shop who did the work. I learned a lot in the process and I hope to bring some of that knowledge to folks on the forum who may be looking to do similar projects.

Here's a couple pics of the car.

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The below pic is the day I bought it back in 2012.

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Welcome! I'm kind of in the same boat, I bought mine in 2012 with 60,000 miles on it and now it's at 130,000!

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Great numbers! Yes, that is pretty impressive to see that rated.

Always good timing when something breaks to improve it. 

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great car have you taken it to a drag strip yet? Are you thinking of possibly putting a supercharger on her?

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36 minutes ago, gandhi_2006 said:

great car have you taken it to a drag strip yet? Are you thinking of possibly putting a supercharger on her?

Thank you! I haven't been to the track yet. I'm waiting to get the torque converter installed before I do that. I'll also want to have some drag radials. I don't have any plans to supercharge it. A supercharger is not in my budget now, sadly. 

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yes can get very expensive. But just remember everyone loves the whine of a supercharger lol.

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On 4/12/2016 at 5:11 PM, gandhi_2006 said:

yes can get very expensive. But just remember everyone loves the whine of a supercharger lol.

with a custom G8/Corvette hood? :D 

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well of course it would have to have a custom hood!! And it would look damn sexy

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