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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 02-01-2016, 11:19 PM Thread Starter
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Question What to buy?

Hello everybody with this being my very first post on here I will introduce myself a little I have been lurking around the forums but I have not posted anything until now. I drive a 2009 3.6l white G8 and I absolutely love the car. But long story short I am being given 1k that I am told either I spend it or I loose it. There fore being a gear head its all going into the car! But I am honestly at a loss as to what I purchase for it? Any ideas from anyone, I would love to hear all the suggestions out there! Thanks in advance for any answers and I apologize if this post is in the wrong section.
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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 02-01-2016, 11:53 PM
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Rims something in that price range look up DR37 discount tire direct. Spyder led tails and some window tint.

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I guess i should have already stated that I already have some aftermarket rims installed woops. How much does a tint job cost? I have never done it on one of my vehicles before and none of the shops near by me will give me a good quote.
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Location? Maybe someone can refer you to a tint shop nearby

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$1k will get you a set of really good tires. If you are good with your current tires, then $500 will get the struts, shocks and top bushings upgraded to PPVs or Fe3s. The rest of the $1k can go to a rear adjustable stabilizer bar.

If you can do any or all of these, the G8 will handle much better than when it left the factory!
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Window tint usually runs <$250 and like they said, I'd probably invest in some suspension bushings. If you don't need tires.

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Thanks for the input, are there any recommendations on bushings? I am holding off on doing most suspension work until the summer, Moving and getting a bigger garage to be able to work easier. Are there any recommendations on minor things i can do under the hood?
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post #8 of 20 (permalink) Old 02-02-2016, 10:59 AM
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I'd do intake, axlebacks and a ecm/tcm tune from overkill. The car will feel like a new animal. When I had my base after the tune I'd hit 0-60 in 6 seconds flat, and my 50-100 mph time decreased by 3 seconds

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post #9 of 20 (permalink) Old 02-17-2016, 08:05 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all the input guys!! Im really sorry about such a late reply, been moving houses this last week while also starting a new full time job and study for a really big test coming up. But nkw that that's all over time for car stuff again!! I did pick myself up a nice set of rims and tire this weekend. Are there any recommendations on a good air intake? I think that will be my next purchase on top of some manifold spacers from mace.
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Not positive about the v6, but Rotofab, vararam, and a couple other over the radiator intakes are the most popular. I just bought a Rotofab for my GT. Check their site and eBay.

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If anyone would want to sell me an otr for less than $500 id buy it! Haha
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post #12 of 20 (permalink) Old 02-17-2016, 08:27 PM
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Check out gtog8ta site. Vararam for 349.00.

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post #13 of 20 (permalink) Old 02-17-2016, 08:32 PM Thread Starter
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Can you post a link for it? I can not access the website?
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http://gtog8ta.com/08-09-g8/08-09-g8...ir-intake-kit/

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post #15 of 20 (permalink) Old 02-17-2016, 08:40 PM Thread Starter
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Hmmm.. It must not work on mobile.. Thanks though I'll have to go check it out
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Is it for the v6 though?
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It doesn't say on the vararam. I'm sure you could call them. I know on the Rotofab site, they show both v6 and v8. Vararams may be the same, but I'm not sure.

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Alright, thanks i know on most of them the maf causes an issue with the different types
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post #19 of 20 (permalink) Old 02-17-2016, 08:58 PM
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That link works on both my phone and iPad. I don't know why it won't for you.

09 WH GT
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20% tint


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It's works for me now thanks
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