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jderou_GXP
04-19-2010, 08:42 PM
Hello, first time poster, long time lurker. Well, maybe a month or two now. We traded in our Lincoln LS (V8) for this '08 GXP a couple months ago.
So far I'm pretty happy with it, other than paint chips, swirls, etc., and occasionally the fact that its wrong wheel drive.
I'm in southeast Missouri, an engineer in aerospace manufacturing. Would love to spend all my money on mods, but my 3 kids tend to take it all, lol.

Always been a Pontiac lover. First car was an '84 firebird, it pretty much consumed all of my time and money for a few years. More recently was a '97 GP GTP Loved loved that car, but 2 doors, and the kids thing again... went to '05 Grand Am GT(ram air, the most problem free car I have ever owned). A brief visit on the ford side (lincoln) sent us running back!
Anyway, my other ride is an '07 honda VFR that, even with kids, I've managed to put 11,000 miles on in two years.

a few pics...

JP_GXP
04-19-2010, 08:47 PM
Welcome, love the Red Jewel. Nice bike and 'twas a nice 'Bird. Any plans, even though the kids get most of the money. ;)

Mels SS
04-19-2010, 08:48 PM
What took you so long Welcome!!!

DavidGXP
04-19-2010, 10:12 PM
Time for some mods! STB's, K&N drop in filter and a cut out just before the rear split. Simple cheap mods.

williamGT
04-19-2010, 10:29 PM
Welcome....Thats not red jewel paint....its Crimson Red (Cobalt Red)

jderou_GXP
04-19-2010, 10:31 PM
Well, If I can convince the wifey, I will probably start with the minimally invasive intake stuff. I would like to progress into HP Tuners. I am a tinkerer, so I would really love to have complete control, rather than the simpler handheld jobs. There are no dyno's close here that I know of, so I am pretty much on my own.
Ultimately, a turbo would be awesome. Unfortunately, its still under warranty (lol), and by the way things are sounding, I may need to use it in the next couple years.
The 'bird was in great shape by the time I got rid of it, even won an award at a poncho car show. Sadly, I sold it to a punk who destroyed it in short order!

JP_GXP
04-19-2010, 10:34 PM
Sadly, I sold it to a punk who destroyed it in short order!

I hate hearing thing like that... :(

I think turbo is on all our lists, lol.

94ss06gxp
04-19-2010, 10:43 PM
welcome nice car and bike :D

1CL3ANSUP3RSPORT
04-19-2010, 11:02 PM
Welcome,and the RED cars keep popping up!LOL

smokin06impala ss
04-20-2010, 12:07 AM
Welcome!!!!!

ATLterrell
04-20-2010, 12:26 AM
that color is sexy,,,, nice ride

jderou_GXP
04-20-2010, 06:30 AM
Thanks guys!
BTW, it has 255's front and rear, and when I bought it the front and rear wheels were switched, haha. I knew something looked funky, but didn't figure it out till I got on here.

Nick_Nasty's_GXP
04-20-2010, 09:51 AM
First it was the Red MC's, now its the Red GXP's!! ;)...Welcome

Vectus
04-20-2010, 09:55 AM
First it was the Red MC's, now its the Red GXP's!! ;)...Welcome

Idk... we'll have another black imp coming along soon....

OP welcome!

jderou_GXP
04-20-2010, 10:24 AM
interesting note (and coincidence), My bike has a valvetrain that works pretty much the same way as the LS4. It runs on 2 valves per cylinder (v4) until about 6500 rpm, then the rest of the lifters are pressurized via solenoid, and its 4 per cylinder from there. They call it VTEC, but technically I would say it is not.
VFR's have proven to be very reliable, so I really don't have any concerns about the DoD failing. I only say this cause I've read alot of posts where people are scared of the concept.

RickAKATed10
04-20-2010, 11:36 AM
Welcome.

94ss06gxp
04-20-2010, 11:43 AM
interesting note (and coincidence), My bike has a valvetrain that works pretty much the same way as the LS4. It runs on 2 valves per cylinder (v4) until about 6500 rpm, then the rest of the lifters are pressurized via solenoid, and its 4 per cylinder from there. They call it VTEC, but technically I would say it is not.
VFR's have proven to be very reliable, so I really don't have any concerns about the DoD failing. I only say this cause I've read alot of posts where people are scared of the concept.

i think its more of people dont like DOD, whether its becouse of the exhaust note, in town gas mileage, also it seems like it makes my TC lock and unlock more. I am getting my DOD tuned out. Also people want to run different valve train (non DOD) for better performance. IMO

TheMonteMan
04-20-2010, 11:46 AM
First it was the Red MC's, now its the Red GXP's!! ;)...Welcome
red is better. everyone loves it. Welcome aboard.

Vectus
04-20-2010, 11:49 AM
red is better. everyone loves it. Welcome aboard.

Nnnno... not everyone :gruffy:

Neanderthal
04-20-2010, 12:26 PM
Welcome aboard.

crazyjoe
04-20-2010, 06:19 PM
Welcome aboard!! And more red is ok as long as they're GXP's!! :-p

707chance
04-20-2010, 07:05 PM
Welcome aboard!

Nick_Nasty's_GXP
04-20-2010, 07:53 PM
Nnnno... not everyone :gruffy:

White def looks the best on the GXP no doubt. There is a guy who lives around the corner from me who own a white GXP. I see him every once in a while driving so I flash my lights at him LOL. He probably has no clue why I do that but watev.

Vectus
04-20-2010, 08:04 PM
White def looks the best on the GXP no doubt. There is a guy who lives around the corner from me who own a white GXP. I see him every once in a while driving so I flash my lights at him LOL. He probably has no clue why I do that but watev.

I really like the white montes, but i have yet to see one in person.

TheMonteMan
04-20-2010, 11:52 PM
Nnnno... not everyone :gruffy:

haters the whole lot of ya. lol