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Purchased my car April 2016 decided to make a thread to show different stages







2009 G8 GT Liquid Red, red/onyx interior, VCM cold air intake, PCM of NC tune, shark fin antenna, 2016 20" Camaro SS wheels powder coated black, Chevy SS Brembo brakes, Russell stainless steel brake lines, stainless works 1 7/8" long tube headers, stainless works 3" cat back, Camaro 3.27 LSD rear diff, ADD W-1 oil catch can, B&M trans cooler, auto dim interior rear view mirror

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2009 G8 GT Liquid Red, red/onyx interior, VCM cold air intake, PCM of NC tune, shark fin antenna, 2016 20" Camaro SS wheels powder coated black, Chevy SS Brembo brakes, Russell stainless steel brake lines, stainless works 1 7/8" long tube headers, stainless works 3" cat back, Camaro 3.27 LSD rear diff, ADD W-1 oil catch can, B&M trans cooler, auto dim interior rear view mirror

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Installed 2015 Camaro SS wheels I had on my CTS





Installed a Spectre cold air intake


2009 G8 GT Liquid Red, red/onyx interior, VCM cold air intake, PCM of NC tune, shark fin antenna, 2016 20" Camaro SS wheels powder coated black, Chevy SS Brembo brakes, Russell stainless steel brake lines, stainless works 1 7/8" long tube headers, stainless works 3" cat back, Camaro 3.27 LSD rear diff, ADD W-1 oil catch can, B&M trans cooler, auto dim interior rear view mirror

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Blacked out all chrome painted hood scoops and spoiler and installed 6cyl taillights












Added shark fin antenna


2009 G8 GT Liquid Red, red/onyx interior, VCM cold air intake, PCM of NC tune, shark fin antenna, 2016 20" Camaro SS wheels powder coated black, Chevy SS Brembo brakes, Russell stainless steel brake lines, stainless works 1 7/8" long tube headers, stainless works 3" cat back, Camaro 3.27 LSD rear diff, ADD W-1 oil catch can, B&M trans cooler, auto dim interior rear view mirror

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Installed Manzo headers and Magnaflow cat back











2009 G8 GT Liquid Red, red/onyx interior, VCM cold air intake, PCM of NC tune, shark fin antenna, 2016 20" Camaro SS wheels powder coated black, Chevy SS Brembo brakes, Russell stainless steel brake lines, stainless works 1 7/8" long tube headers, stainless works 3" cat back, Camaro 3.27 LSD rear diff, ADD W-1 oil catch can, B&M trans cooler, auto dim interior rear view mirror

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Catch can and LS7 MAF






Tuned by PCM of NC






2009 G8 GT Liquid Red, red/onyx interior, VCM cold air intake, PCM of NC tune, shark fin antenna, 2016 20" Camaro SS wheels powder coated black, Chevy SS Brembo brakes, Russell stainless steel brake lines, stainless works 1 7/8" long tube headers, stainless works 3" cat back, Camaro 3.27 LSD rear diff, ADD W-1 oil catch can, B&M trans cooler, auto dim interior rear view mirror

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2016 Camaro SS wheels powder coated black with custom Pontiac center cap overlay




Blacked out fender turn signals


2009 G8 GT Liquid Red, red/onyx interior, VCM cold air intake, PCM of NC tune, shark fin antenna, 2016 20" Camaro SS wheels powder coated black, Chevy SS Brembo brakes, Russell stainless steel brake lines, stainless works 1 7/8" long tube headers, stainless works 3" cat back, Camaro 3.27 LSD rear diff, ADD W-1 oil catch can, B&M trans cooler, auto dim interior rear view mirror

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Not to shabby, all your mods are functional with a bit of flair.
With any car it takes time to make it "your" G8.
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Blacked out side markers




2009 G8 GT Liquid Red, red/onyx interior, VCM cold air intake, PCM of NC tune, shark fin antenna, 2016 20" Camaro SS wheels powder coated black, Chevy SS Brembo brakes, Russell stainless steel brake lines, stainless works 1 7/8" long tube headers, stainless works 3" cat back, Camaro 3.27 LSD rear diff, ADD W-1 oil catch can, B&M trans cooler, auto dim interior rear view mirror

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Out with the old


In with the new


2009 G8 GT Liquid Red, red/onyx interior, VCM cold air intake, PCM of NC tune, shark fin antenna, 2016 20" Camaro SS wheels powder coated black, Chevy SS Brembo brakes, Russell stainless steel brake lines, stainless works 1 7/8" long tube headers, stainless works 3" cat back, Camaro 3.27 LSD rear diff, ADD W-1 oil catch can, B&M trans cooler, auto dim interior rear view mirror

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Have to install DoD delete, still debating on cam and stall, have powerbond under drive pulley, varararm intake, camaro diff and who knows what else

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Couple of recommendations. If you want to black out the front yellow reflectors on the front bumper, GraphxWerks makes a side marker vinyl overlay: GrafxWerks - Side Marker Overlays (Front) // Pontiac G8. That would really finish off your blacked out look, which looks great on your car.

As far as a cam selection, I recommend the CamMotion LS3 Stage 2. You can use this cam with the stock stall but it is on the edge; still very friendly to daily drive. I have the LS2 version of this cam in my 2006 GTO and made 400 HP/385 TQ to the wheels with the typical supporting mods (headers, intake). And I am running this on the stock stall with no problems. The G8 GT should make 25 to 50 more WHP than my GTO since it is the same 6.0 block but has the better flowing rectangular port heads and intake. The LS3 Stage 2 cam also doesn't have crazy lift numbers like a lot of other cams so will be much friendly to the valve train (lift is less important than duration and lobe design).

Regarless, great looking car and nice mods.

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Couple of recommendations. If you want to black out the front yellow reflectors on the front bumper, GraphxWerks makes a side marker vinyl overlay: GrafxWerks - Side Marker Overlays (Front) // Pontiac G8. That would really finish off your blacked out look, which looks great on your car.

As far as a cam selection, I recommend the CamMotion LS3 Stage 2. You can use this cam with the stock stall but it is on the edge; still very friendly to daily drive. I have the LS2 version of this cam in my 2006 GTO and made 400 HP/385 TQ to the wheels with the typical supporting mods (headers, intake). And I am running this on the stock stall with no problems. The G8 GT should make 25 to 50 more WHP than my GTO since it is the same 6.0 block but has the better flowing rectangular port heads and intake. The LS3 Stage 2 cam also doesn't have crazy lift numbers like a lot of other cams so will be much friendly to the valve train (lift is less important than duration and lobe design).

Regarless, great looking car and nice mods.
I have looked at the overlay thinking maybe just Plasti dip like I did the makers but I do like the overlay.
Camshaft, well I'm hoping Rick responds with his recommendation to my request to him but was looking at Lunati low lift, also looking at auto image ls3 heads if not going to get mine ported, I have ls3 rockers and valves, Smith brothers copper trunnion upgrade, after cam is sourced then I'll get springs and pushrods.

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Cool man. It's always fun to personalize your ride . Make it a little different.

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Hey Sal when do you want to go drag racing? Piedmont? Rockingham?

08 MGM GT RCR Tuned ported TB/Intake Kooks Lt 1 3/4 Vararam Beautiful powder coated OEM 18's Magnaflow exhaust Magnaflow 12468 X pipe Ran 13.03 @ 108 mph. GTO 17 s with 275/40/17 Mickey Thompson et street Drag Radials.
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Looks awesome !!! I ported my heads at the same time as DOD delete/cam swap, we didn't notice as much gain from porting as we hoped. I'm waiting on a reply from Rick as well about his intake manifold


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Hey Sal when do you want to go drag racing? Piedmont? Rockingham?
It has been a long time but would probably be around here go to Z Max


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Looks awesome !!! I ported my heads at the same time as DOD delete/cam swap, we didn't notice as much gain from porting as we hoped. I'm waiting on a reply from Rick as well about his intake manifold


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was looking at this shop that is local Advanced Induction - LSX Cylinder Heads

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It has been a long time but would probably be around here go to Z Max




was looking at this shop that is local Advanced Induction - LSX Cylinder Heads
Advanced Induction is probably the best at LS head porting. Definitely, cannot go wrong with them.
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Looks good.
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