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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-19-2019, 10:16 AM Thread Starter
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Hello

New to sky. Just bought 2008 base red in color. Looking forward to getting some good info on upgrades front to back.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-19-2019, 10:39 AM
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Hello. Welcome to the forum and to the Kappa community. What part of the world are you in?

In case you don't know, the Pontiac Solstice is essentially the same car as the Sky, and they are built on GM's Kappa platform.

You should, if you haven't already, also join solsticeforum.com as there is a lot of good information there.

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welcome to the forum.enjoy !!!!
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-19-2019, 12:14 PM
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Welcome Vwthumper97 to the Sky roadster Forum. You are in the right place to learn all about your car. so stay tuned.

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Welcome to the forum & the community. Now on to the upgrade questions. Facts so far: 2008 Base model.
Mileage on the odo? Any history or past maintenance that you know of on the car at this point?
Budget on the cheap or money is no object? Current condition? Odd noises or sounds? Problems?
Being new to the Kappa, anything that you are unfamiliar with the model that has you concerned about it?
Upgrades: Aftermarket? Couple of vendors here make some great stuff for our model.

Safety first is always at the top of my list, so... Tires? Brakes? Battery?
Shocks/suspension? Engine performance? Expectations for such improvements depends on your budget?
DYI or professional?

IF your looking for minor improvements, many threads can be found in our search feature box, in the upper right corner of this page. Type in subject will bring many results from our members.

However if you have a certain topic open for discussion, many owners here have gone completely off the rails with
"improvements" to their Kappa's. Better handling, more performance, cosmetic to bling for the car shows.
Options and opinions vary with each of our owners and the subject matter. so...
what are you after, what is your expectations if any, time factor, over a couple of weekends or year long project?

The Solstice forum can be an alternative to here for subject matter, tips and don't ever try this with your Kappa. Trust me here, I've read a lot of threads here and on the Solstice site. These sites have answers to your questions.

Enjoy your ride, enjoy the smile but first let's look at it's current state and make improvements err upgrades to that.

LAC

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Welcome to the forum...now I have to ask what's the meaning behind your screen name? Sounds like you might be a former (or still current) Air Cooled VW guy...


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