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Hello all!! My wife and I just bought our first Sky over the weekend! It’s a 09 Redline Chilly Pepper Red!! 8k on the clock! Looking forward to chatting with the membership for support and ideas!! I’ve heard so much about the forum!!
 

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Thank you everyone!! We are in upstate NY. Seems when someone changed the battery they had no idea how to take the fender portion out for the install. So the fender liner on the PS is all busted at the screws. Been looking online on a how to video to remove and put new ones in. And debating between GM or aftermarket. Some say the aftermarket ones are a thicker plastic vs the GM ones.
 

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2nd best. Yellow actually goes faster and is much cooler. FYI
 

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Thank you everyone!! We are in upstate NY. Seems when someone changed the battery they had no idea how to take the fender portion out for the install. So the fender liner on the PS is all busted at the screws. Been looking online on a how to video to remove and put new ones in. And debating between GM or aftermarket. Some say the aftermarket ones are a thicker plastic vs the GM ones.
The aftermarket fender lines aren't thicker, they are made of a totally different material. The OEM ones are plastic, like ABS type plastic. The aftermarket ones are more like a fiber-reinforced rubber. They are shiny and you can see the fiber reinforcements where the factory is textured/semi-gloss. That different material allows them to flex a lot more. When I had my car at a show I was asked where I got the carbon fiber fender liners, not that I think they look like carbon but apparently some people do.

2nd best. Yellow actually goes faster and is much cooler. FYI
Silver is by far the fastest, just ask marlboromike.
 

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Hello all!! My wife and I just bought our first Sky over the weekend! It’s a 09 Redline Chilly Pepper Red!! 8k on the clock! Looking forward to chatting with the membership for support and ideas!! I’ve heard so much about the forum!!
Welcome. I also have a red Sky but with only 6,200 miles on it. It was actually converted over to look exactly like the Opel GT so it has no Saturn badges on it. Still smells like a new car inside.
I ordered a supercharger from DDM Motorworks 3 months ago but their customer service sucks so I have no idea when or if I will ever get it. Love the car but it needs more oomph for me.
(I currently drive a Jaguar F Type R series which has 550hp with a twin turbo V-8 and the care before that was a Ferarri California T, also a twin turbo car so I am a bit spoiled when it comes to speed).
Just always loved the look of the Sky.
 

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Welcome. I also have a red Sky but with only 6,200 miles on it. It was actually converted over to look exactly like the Opel GT so it has no Saturn badges on it. Still smells like a new car inside.
I ordered a supercharger from DDM Motorworks 3 months ago but their customer service sucks so I have no idea when or if I will ever get it. Love the car but it needs more oomph for me.
(I currently drive a Jaguar F Type R series which has 550hp with a twin turbo V-8 and the care before that was a Ferarri California T, also a twin turbo car so I am a bit spoiled when it comes to speed).
Just always loved the look of the Sky.
Those are a couple of really nice cars. The supercharger is a nice addition. I would contact DDM and see what the delay is with the Supercharger. I know many of those kinds of kits are made when ordered kind of things but three months seems a bit excessive.
 

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The last I heard, maybe on the Sol forum, was that DDM had a delay in getting parts and some that were ordered 3 months ago are now being delivered.
 

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Does anyone know if there is a YouTube video of replacing the inner fender skins? Or a detailed manual? As clean as this car is, I sort of want to replace both so they both have the same aged look. Any thoughts about the molded mud guards?
 

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Does anyone know if there is a YouTube video of replacing the inner fender skins? Or a detailed manual? As clean as this car is, I sort of want to replace both so they both have the same aged look. Any thoughts about the molded mud guards?


Replacing the fender liners shouldn't be to hard. Couple of bolts, plastic retainers here and there.
Removal of the wheels/rims is the best choice.
Careful when lifting your car here. Jack stand locations, lifting points, pucks or lack there of has been known to crack the front quarter panels in some, err most cases.

OEM or aftermarket prices and availability is next here? Through the dealer parts dept. expensive maybe.
Other online parts places can be cheaper but you have to pay for shipping and delay, with the possibility of damage in transit. Return to sender, claims, replacement order, more delay.

I have both on my car at the present. Driver side fender liner is aftermarket one.
Works for me, not bad price under $50. I think?
Passenger side is OEM and is different, that one has wear and tear to it.
Busted up some when dealer replaced battery through it, instead of taking the front quarter panel off.

Going through a good body shop might be an option IF.. you don't want to do this job yourself?
Cheaper part price, cheaper labor costs too, maybe?
Now as far as the molded mud guards goes... OEM or aftermarket can be a hazard to your quarter panels again here.
Some owners like them, others not so much.

Mine came with the car, factory ordered I guess, maybe dealer installed.
They can err will catch speed bumps, low dips, drainage culverts, inclined angled driveways, etc.
Can cause stress cracks or... knock a big ole hole in your quarter panel. IF you have a body shop do this
wheel fender liner replacement, they can repair and reinforce the weak points on our quarter panels,
IF... they do break for any reason in the future?

LAC
 

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I agree yellow is faster
Now now, let's not be race(est) (see that?)

Black Sky's matter!:cool:


"Thank you everyone!! We are in upstate NY."

Welcome to the forum SKYCOASTER and welcome to a wonderful driving experience!
UpState NY you say?
I hail near Rochester NY...VERY slim sighting of Kappa's here
Hope you are nearby!
 
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