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2005 Pontiac GTO (400 horsepower 6.0 liter LS2)
Midnight Blue Metallic
6 Speed Manual

This car is such a blast to drive. Go and drive one and you'll know what I mean.  I figured the best way to learn how to drive a manual was to buy one.  The following modifications have been done to the car.

 Exterior modifications:
-18” Holden VZ wheels with Toyo TR-1 245/40/18 tires.
-Venture Shield clear bra on front fascia.

Interior modification:
-20% window tint.

Drivetrain modification:
-B&M short throw shifter.
-Skip shift eliminator.

Suspension modification:
-Hotchkis front and rear adjustable sway bars.
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More info on the Jet Ski. As I mentioned before we got it up and running within the first week we had it in Dallas. It had been broken for about two years. My dad and brother attempted to work on it, but I really dont know how much effort they invested into it. We pulled the CDI box -- which is a small sealed box that houses all the electronic components -- only to find that it was developing it's own mini-environment inside it. If we were to buy all the individual parts inside it, we would have spent over 1500 dollars. We went on ebay and bought a $300 replacement box and had it shipped to us within the first week.

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Here's a list of the things we replaced/fixed:

  • CDI Box -- all components inside
  • Throttle cable
  • Choke Assembly
  • Fuel Filter
  • Spark Plugs
  • Oil Change

The speedometer doesn't work -- so we need to figure out what's wrong with that. The ski smokes a bit when it starts up, so we are thinking about doing a modification that removes the Oil Tank/Pump and allows you to manually put the oil into the gas. The guy at the Kawasaki dealership said he recommends it. It's supposed to be better on the motor and improve performance.

This saturday was the second time I got to go out on it since I've been in Dallas for the internship. I think Travis has gone out on it five or six times. It ended up costing me just over $500 dollars to get it fixed. My parents said they would pay me back for it, so I need to get all the bills together and work out a total.

It was taken to the lake (2) two weekends in a row without having the trailer registered because of the stupid system at the County Office. They were going to charge us for two years because the of the date at which we wanted to register the trailer. The last two weeks in May would have forced us to pay for the whole 2005-2006 year. We decided to wait until June and just pay for the 2006-2007 year.

It's all registered now and is begging me to ride it. I look at a little lake out my window all day and it makes me want to leave work and go to the lake. Oh well, it's just something to look forward to for the weekends.

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Name: Joshua Lyon
Birthday: August 8, 1985
Location: Valley Ranch (Irving), TX
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