vibenvy's 2002 Pontiac Sunfire GT

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vibenvy's 2002 Pontiac Sunfire GT

Postby vibenvy » Sat Mar 11, 2017 4:16 pm

2002 PONTIAC SUNFIRE GT

Body Style: Coupe
Color: Ultra Silver Metallic
Engine: 2.2L ECOTEC
Transmission: 4-Speed Automatic
Interior: Graphite Patina/Redondo Cloth
Build Date: 06.02
Purchase Date: 11.09.02 & 02.04.17

Links:
Flickr Photo Album - Then
MPG Tune

Manufacturer Options:

Power Package:

• power windows [with driver's express-down feature]
• power sport side mirrors

Security Package:
• remote keyless entry [with alarm]
• power door locks

Sun & Storm Package:
• power glass sunroof [includes reading lamps]
• Monsoon premium audio system [with 8 speakers, a 200-watt amplifier & a CD player with programmable equalizer]

• cruise control
• intermittent wipers
• rear wheel well liners

Modifications:

Engine:

• K&N Typhoon short ram air intake
• AEM Brute Force Dryflow air filter
• AEM black air filter wrap [with blacked out logo]
• B&M Shift Plus electronic shift improver [switch mounted in the glovebox]
• air intake resonator removed
• PCM re-located under the dash
• cruise control module re-located under the windshield wiper cowl panel

Exterior:
• 95-99 Sunfire GT clear front marker lights
• Philips amber front marker light bulbs
PONTIAC front bumper cover filler panel
• Philips X-treme Vision +100% headlight bulbs
• Depo clear front side marker lights
• Philips amber front side marker light bulbs
Sunfire GT badges removed from the doors
• 03-05 Cavalier LS Sport Coupe color matched door handles
• 03-05 Cavalier LS Sport Coupe color matched outer side mirrors
• metallic silver j-body.org decal on the lower right corner of the rear window
• 95-97 spoiler-less Sunfire Coupe trunk lid
• 7" antenna
• color matched trunk lid filler panel

Interior:
• 95-97 Sunfire Coupe graphite headliner
• 95-97 Sunfire Coupe graphite headliner retainers
• 95-97 Sunfire Coupe graphite visors
• 95-97 Sunfire Coupe graphite sunroof trim
• 95-97 Sunfire Coupe graphite sunroof sunshade
• 00-05 manual transmission Sunfire upper center console
• 00-05 manual transmission Sunfire shift boot
• 95-97 spoiler-less Sunfire Coupe rear deck [with 3rd brake light]

Miscellaneous:
• Daytime Running Lights (DRL) disabled

Future:

Engine:

• black powder coated fuel rail
• black powder coated valve cover
• Optima 75/25 series Red Top battery
• custom catback exhaust [Mandrel Exhaust Systems 2.25" stainless steel mandrel bent piping with a Magnaflow 4"×9"×14" stainless steel oval bodied muffler & a Magnaflow 3.5" polished stainless steel round angle cut tip]

Suspension:
• 95-00 Sunfire Convertible front strut tower brace [powder coated bright red]
• Eibach 25.4mm front anti-sway bar
• KYB AGX adjustable shocks and struts
• Eibach Pro Kit 1.4" front and rear lowering springs
• Overkill Engineering Motorsports one-piece rear strut tower brace
• Eibach 22mm rear anti-sway bar

Wheels:
• 17"×7" +45 hyper silver/polished lip Enkei Performance Falcon wheels
• 225/45/17 Hankook Ventus V12 evo ultra high performance summer tires
• McGard chrome Spline Drive tuner lug nuts and wheel locks
• Slime chrome valve stem caps and sleeves

Brakes:
• PowerStop Evolution Performance drilled and slotted rotors [with black powder coated edges and hats]
• black powder coated calipers, caliper brackets and drums
• PowerStop Z23 Evolution Sport ceramic pads
• Techna-Fit braided stainless steel front and rear lines [with a black PVC protective coating]

Exterior:
• 5% tinted windshield strip
• WeatherTech dark tinted in-channel side window deflectors
• 35% tinted front and rear windows
• Illinois Route 66 specialty vanity rear license plate - JTE

Interior:
• 95-97 Sunfire Coupe graphite assist handles [driver & passenger]
• 03-05 Sunfire dash pad

Miscellaneous:
• WeatherTech TechShade windshield sunshade
Last edited by vibenvy on Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:32 pm, edited 3 times in total.
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Re: vibenvy's 2002 Pontiac Sunfire GT

Postby vibenvy » Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:26 am

09.09.17 - Scanned for Check Engine light, got P0420 code.

Current setup:
• Pacesetter armor coated 4:1 header
• Magnaflow 16" high flow catalytic converter
• Magnaflow 22" resonator
• "Stock" (?) catback

New setup:
• OEM exhaust manifold (#90537679), gasket (#12589453) & heat shield (#12587497)[GMPartsCenter.net]; $196.91 + $8.47 + $22.29 = $227.67 - $22.77 (10% discount) = $204.90 + $34.86 (shipping) = $239.76
• Magnaflow OEM equivalent catalytic converter (#51646), Magnaflow satin stainless steel center/offset 4"×9"×14" oval body muffler (#11225) & Magnaflow polished stainless steel 3.5"×7.5" round angle cut tip (#35123) [Hott Exhaust]; $361.49 + $57.21 + $87.00 = $505.70 - $126.42 (discount) = $379.28
• Mandrel Exhaust Systems 2.25" stainless steel mandrel bent exhaust piping [Mandrel Exhaust Systems]; $120.00 + $75.00 (stainless steel piping) + $25.00 (shipping) = $220.00

TOTAL: $839.04
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Re: vibenvy's 2002 Pontiac Sunfire GT

Postby runningslow » Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:09 pm

vibenvy wrote:]New setup:
• OEM exhaust manifold (#90537679), gasket (#12589453) & heat shield (#12587497)[GMPartsCenter.net]; $196.91 + $8.47 + $22.29 = $227.67 - $22.77 (10% discount) = $204.90 + $34.86 (shipping) = $239.76
• Magnaflow OEM equivalent catalytic converter (#51646), Magnaflow satin stainless steel center/offset 4"×9"×14" oval body muffler (#11225) & Magnaflow polished stainless steel 3.5"×7.5" round angle cut tip (#35123) [Hott Exhaust]; $361.49 + $57.21 + $87.00 = $505.70 - $126.42 (discount) = $379.28
• Mandrel Exhaust Systems 2.25" stainless steel mandrel bent exhaust piping [Mandrel Exhaust Systems]; $120.00 + $75.00 (stainless steel piping) + $25.00 (shipping) = $220.00

TOTAL: $839.04

Couldn't you get a complete custom exhaust from an exhaust shop for less than that? :o
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Re: vibenvy's 2002 Pontiac Sunfire GT

Postby vibenvy » Sun Sep 17, 2017 3:54 pm

runningslow wrote:Couldn't you get a complete custom exhaust from an exhaust shop for less than that? :o

Maybe. The main issue is I will be reverting everything back to stock, minus the catback, so it's really the parts that makeup the majority of the cost and I'm sure getting parts online vs through a shop will be significantly cheaper. I will also be using reputable, quality brand names which increases the cost, but hey, you've got to pay to play!

A Facebook friend actually suggested I start with replacing the downstream o2 sensor though as it is cheap and easy to replace, so I've got a brand new OEM one on the way.
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Re: vibenvy's 2002 Pontiac Sunfire GT

Postby vibenvy » Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:08 pm

FUEL FILLUPS

06.08.17 - 159,485 - 323.5 - 10.942 - $2.23 - 29.565 - 50%
09.09.17 - 159,725 - 240.0 - 8.205 - $2.45 - 29.250 - 50%

All Time: Fillups: 2 | Miles: 563.5 | Gallons: 19.147 | Avg. MPG: 29.43 | Cost: $44.50
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