2009 G8 GT. L76. Premium Package (Leather, bunch of little extras). Got it with 53,500mi. Traded GTO. Still miss GTO's manual.... Only real regret. GTO was leaking more oil every month, rear main seal was bad and tranny was coated. Needed paint/body work from scratches I put on it, and clearcoat was peeling where prev owner had it cheaply repainted. Rust spots on hood, and one on roof. Kicker was the rear diff making noises, make it sound like a truck over 50mph, and fluid change didn't help. Parents didn't want me having two spots in *their* driveway, likewise couldn't afford insurance for a second vehicle for a DD, and cash to fix the GTO up at same time, would have just sat for years, so figure it was time to part. Once G8 is paid for in 2-3 years hopefully I can hopefully have the money then to revisit GTO's.
Pictures. Need to do a good photoshoot still these are quick ones I've got with phone...
My nephew approves of the G8.. he hugged it and went "awww" lol.
First mod, day after I got it. TCM and ECM. (Custom tune not a stock Diablosport canned tune... Whats neat about TCM is I left normal mode stock. Only changed Sport mode so it shifts into higher gears quicker in normal for gas, and kick it in Sport mode when I want to. THen of course theres manual mode. Still in process of fine tuning the tune. When done should be 20-30hp bump since stock GT takes 87.. this is for 93.. also disabled DoD / AFM for now.
Then 6000K LED license plate lights..One shots for comparison
Then 6000K LED Fogs (5 Watters, equivalent of the stock halogen and then some). One shots for comparison.
Then 6000K LED 5watt CREE reverse lights. Classy.
(Yes that's a 30th you can spot the wheel of in the garage..)
I have 6000K LED H11 bulbs I was going to see if they were bright enough to use as low beams. (Since the LED fogs I got are actually like brighter than my stock lows now) but it wont fit into the opening (The bulb is too big). Either way I have 6000K HID kit I just got the other day I have to put in.
I also have Bluetooth VCIM and Atari Gauge and Harness getting reprogrammed by Chris...Will add factory Bluetooth. All in all busy three weeks. Needs performance mods next. Tires will be first. Tires it came with are shit. Worn, I got them to give me $300 off list price because of that. I might just jump the gun and buy a set of Winter Blizzak's early since these handle like poo in rain. (Going from the GTO which had good tires and a good prob 50-60+hp and torque on this, the G8 is much much harder to drive in the rain with these tires...)
Post all the pictures!!
Went through and took a few hours to clean it up right Friday. Turtle Magic Color wax and scratch touch up, and waxed the wheels, and cleaned up every interior surface and glass. Shiny. I was going to install my DDM 6000K HID's but after 4 hours in humid 90F, some of it in the sun, I was done. Maybe today after work or Sunday.