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What did you do to your Sky today?

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I picked up a 2007 Sky with 14,000 miles. It has a Hahn turbo and K1S single exhaust. I've been sorting it out as most used cars can be neglected. I changed just about all the fluids - transmission, differential, brake/clutch, and power steering fluids. The turbo was leaking oil so it got new bearings and O-rings.

The car came with a chrome stubby antenna that was not the best when out of the metro areas so I got a 31" from Autozone.

The stock tires tread was was twice the height of the wear bars and hard as a hockey puck in the rain. With snow season right around the corner the Pilot Alpin snow tires went on the chrome wheels. Also picked up a set of B&G lowering springs and will have it aligned this week after about 500 miles of settling.

I bought a GM tonneau cover for it and have it stretched out in the spare bedroom. That'll go in the spring.

Currently plumming coolant to the turbo and will relocate the power steering pump away from the turbo heat.

But I have to have it so I can put it all back together for the last couple of top down days!


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Got rid of the cow whip Antenna and put on a short 5 inch black antenna from ebay.

I didn't care for the look of the antenna on our cars.
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^ It came out very good. but I'm sorry to say, that I didn't get an After picture of it.
^ It came out very good. but I'm sorry to say, that I didn't get an After picture of it.
No picture? Then it didn’t happen. ;-)
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Ordered some bits and pieces for the “new” one heading my way🙂
Repaired a broken fender:

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I had to do both of mine. And the front and rear bumpers 🤦‍♂️ my mom was very unkind to the undercarriage!
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Got rid of the cow whip Antenna and put on a short 5 inch black antenna from ebay.

I didn't care for the look of the antenna on our cars.
It's almost as bad as the one they threw on the trunk for onstar..both look like an afterthought .
It's almost as bad as the one they threw on the trunk for onstar..both look like an afterthought .
I still miss the antennas that used to be in the windshield.
It's almost as bad as the one they threw on the trunk for onstar..both look like an afterthought .
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It's almost as bad as the one they threw on the trunk for OnStar, both look like an afterthought .
I AGREE!. This was my solution for that, a $20 investment that required no modifications to the car.
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I also agree about the antenna being inside the windshield. That would have been sweet. But I have a mental and reception problem with stubby antennas of every kind so I keep it stock.

At least the top of the stock antenna is high enough to avoid going up your nose as was the case with the Pontiac Fiero. There were multiple incidents of life threatening injuries.
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Agree, stubby antennas do not give good reception. I do have a stubby though as I do not listen to radio. Too many commercials and mostly rap garbage. Radio is worthless.
I still miss the antennas that used to be in the windshield.
They do make for a very clean appearance, but their reception is not always good, they require better electronics to work at all, they essentially double the cost of a replacement windshield, and unless you buy one from the OEM (at even higher cost) they may require tuning to work properly.
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I typically stream all of my music, but 9n occasion will listen to the Local rock station's morning show.
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I AGREE!. This was my solution for that, a $20 investment that required no modifications to the car.
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I also agree about the antenna being inside the windshield. That would have been sweet. But I have a mental and reception problem with stubby antennas of every kind so I keep it stock.

At least the top of the stock antenna is high enough to avoid going up your nose as was the case with the Pontiac Fiero. There were multiple incidents of life threatening injuries.
Looks much better, I made mine as the one's available looked to big with the spoiler 🤔
Looks much better, I made mine as the one's available looked to big with the spoiler 🤔
Thanks!

I believe the one I installed would have an interference problem with the stock rear spoiler.

In my case, because of the large plain surface area, I felt the little rubber one looked lost, out of place.

You did a nice job with yours. It looks exceptional not breaking above the spoiler.
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I agree with you on both antennas, the little rubber/ plastic one on the trunk looks like a " pull something off the shelf " add on to me..
I would not choose to add either one to the car, but the XM/OnStar doesn't bother me enough to go to any effort to remove or replace. I put a small cap on in place of the whip, since I never use the radio, but I do carry the whip in the car in case of a radio "emergency".
I would not choose to add either one to the car, but the XM/OnStar doesn't bother me enough to go to any effort to remove or replace. I put a small cap on in place of the whip, since I never use the radio, but I do carry the whip in the car in case of a radio "emergency".
I put a new head unit with serus and GPS so needed to swap out the onstar one and there's a hole in the truck there anyway.. if the car could have been kept stock I would probably have lived w the factory ones..
I’ve been studying the idea recently of painting my engine and fuse box cover as have many of our friends on here…
My first attempts with taping off sections for different colors met with only some success as the paint bled under the tape edges even when I used the best tape I could find…
I implemented some other ideas and think I came up with some good results. Attached are some before and after pics. Comments are welcomed, even if you don’t like it because when it comes down to it we own our cars and if we like it that’s all that matters! If you ever posted any pictures of your under-hood work I thank you because I probably saw them after doing MANY searches for ideas!

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