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Gas Man
05-31-2010, 10:44 AM
Why does it have to be so complicated....
I meant to post last week but PB was down then I got busy...
So from abt 2 weeks ago
I have 2 leases. I have 2 new cars on order to purchase.
Before the swap:
2007 Lincoln MKZ due back July 5th 2010
2007 Chevy TB SS due back Sep 30th 2010
*pic is from 2007
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Vechicles/Car%20Day/NewNew001a.jpg
About a 6 weeks ago I ordered:
2011 Ford Fiesta SES due in Aug 2010
2010 Chevy HHR SS due in May 2010
The HHRSS came in 2 weeks ago. I happen to be at the dealership doing some financing homework when it rolled in on the truck (you can see in the rear of the pic).
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Vechicles/HHR%20SS/SU1HMDAwMjEuanBn.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Vechicles/HHR%20SS/SU1HMDAwMjAuanBn.jpg
So instead of extending the MKZ and turning in the TB SS early. We just turned in the MKZ, got the HHR SS. Keeping the TB SS till her new Fiesta comes in.
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Vechicles/SU1HMDAwMjMuanBn.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Vechicles/HHR%20SS/SU1HMDAwMjQuanBn.jpg
I love the new ride. Once again, like the TB. I don't like the standard versions, but the SS changes most of the things I don't like. Bumpers, side skirts, wheels, lowered, etc.
Anyway, I ordered it with the performence package which includes Brembo brakes and a cool gauge screen in the dash. Also, a stage 1 kit for the turbo. Effectively turning up the boost a bunch. According to the in the car display... about 275hp/375 ft lbs. Let's just say... 100 mph in 3rd and 2nd gear is a big handfull. Torque steer all over the place, even with a white knuckled fist trying to hold it. On the highway, the TB SS will take it for the 65mph full throttle roll. But that is again... "No replacement for displacement" theory.
I have (haven't d/l the pics to PB yet) done the front door and windshield strip tinting. I changed out the tails for a set of blacked out LED versions (it's not a mustang or camero so I shouldn't hear gripe). I have a TWM short throw shifter in the garage just waiting to be installed. HID kits on the way for the headlights and fogs. I'm ordering today, LEDs for all the other lights on the car (parking, front turns, plate, dome, map, etc).
I thinking about running a Margnaflow cat back stainless exhaust, a rear sway bar, and a few others. This is the first car I have bought in over 10 yrs. I'm enjoying myself, doing some mods to it.

Gas Man
05-31-2010, 10:47 AM
She has a ses model in dark gray on order. 5 speed stick to help with pep. Moonroof and loaded. Except leather. Even thru extra in for sporty ground effects and hatch spoiler extender whatever. Figure if gg with cheaper cars might as well do it up. Sticker price only $20k. Remember I said all but leather loaded. I guess auto trans would increase it like $1200 or somin. But still not bad.

Here's some info on the Fiesta
http://www.fordvehicles.com/cars/fiesta/?searchid=426441|32522973|210910854
1.6L 16-valve DuratecŪ I4
Some Ford.com pics (ours will be dark gray not green)
<well Ford's won't let me insert the pics>
Ford (http://www.2wheelmichigan.com/forums/http//www.fordvehicles.com/cars/fiesta/gallery/photos/) pics
Saw one at the HD dealer that I was able to stop and snap some pics. You can even see my bike behind the car.
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Vechicles/Fiesta/IMG00010.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Vechicles/Fiesta/IMG00011.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Vechicles/Fiesta/IMG00008.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Vechicles/Fiesta/IMG00009.jpg

Gas Man
05-31-2010, 10:48 AM
Switched the tail lights out...
Stock
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Vechicles/HHR%20SS/Mods/RASLEDs002a.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Vechicles/HHR%20SS/Mods/RASLEDs001.jpg
RAS LEDs
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Vechicles/HHR%20SS/Mods/RASLEDs018a.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Vechicles/HHR%20SS/Mods/RASLEDs016.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Vechicles/HHR%20SS/Mods/RASLEDs019a.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Vechicles/HHR%20SS/Mods/RASLEDs021a.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Vechicles/HHR%20SS/Mods/RASLEDs022a.jpg

Mudpuppy
05-31-2010, 10:54 AM
drove my chevy to the levy but the levy was dry..

nice work gasman..

Bob
06-01-2010, 06:14 PM
http://autos.yahoo.com/articles/autos_content_landing_pages/1451/most-overpriced-2010-cars/

LOL :p

I really like the Ford. I'm not a Chevy guy at all though but the SS is cool.

Mad Dog
06-01-2010, 10:30 PM
Hate to say it Chris but in that first pic of the HHR it looks like that black dude is jackin your ride!:eek:

Gas Man
06-01-2010, 10:36 PM
Yeah... he didn't.

Mudpuppy
06-02-2010, 10:07 AM
Hate to say it Chris but in that first pic of the HHR it looks like that black dude is jackin your ride!:eek:

I missed that - great call.. funny as hell.. he does look like i know the bitches will dig this mf'ing ride.. pimping ain't ez but its necessary..

and i agree i am not a fan of chevy at all.. had a 2005 trailblazer and really liked that truck but i will stick with ford.. exchanged that 2005 trailblazer for a 2004 ford expedition and i would never go back.. the expedition is 1,000x the truck the trailblazer could ever hope to be..

Bagger Dave
06-05-2010, 08:32 PM
Nice ride Chris!!:cool: yep...you are already Balling it out!!:D

Trainguy
06-06-2010, 06:36 AM
I like the HHR:cool:

Gas Man
06-06-2010, 10:43 PM
Thanks!

Gas Man
06-12-2010, 07:43 PM
So I am still going on this... having mostly fun. I do enjoy moding it.
Well since the new tail lights are LED the rest just look stupid.
So off to SuperBrightLeds.com[/URL ([URL]http://www.superbrightleds.com)]
Cool white SMD led in the plate lights vs the old yellow
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Vechicles/HHR%20SS/Mods/lights002.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Vechicles/HHR%20SS/Mods/lights003.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Vechicles/HHR%20SS/Mods/lights040a.jpg
Same goes for all the dome lights
Front
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Vechicles/HHR%20SS/Mods/lights009.jpg
Back seat
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Vechicles/HHR%20SS/Mods/lights007.jpg
With reading lights
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Vechicles/HHR%20SS/Mods/lights008.jpg
Cargo area
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Vechicles/HHR%20SS/Mods/lights006.jpg
This junk is gone
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Vechicles/HHR%20SS/Mods/lights004.jpg
Little red LED on the rear side bumper markers
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Vechicles/HHR%20SS/Mods/lights015.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Vechicles/HHR%20SS/Mods/lights025.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Vechicles/HHR%20SS/Mods/lights017.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Vechicles/HHR%20SS/Mods/lights041.jpg
Front markers
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Vechicles/HHR%20SS/Mods/lights020.jpg
In order to do these front turns I need to go thru the wheel well
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Vechicles/HHR%20SS/Mods/lights021.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Vechicles/HHR%20SS/Mods/lights026.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Vechicles/HHR%20SS/Mods/lights027.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Vechicles/HHR%20SS/Mods/lights030.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Vechicles/HHR%20SS/Mods/lights031.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Vechicles/HHR%20SS/Mods/lights033.jpg
While I'm in there... throw in some 55W 8K HID headlights...
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Vechicles/HHR%20SS/Mods/lights035.jpg

Gas Man
06-12-2010, 07:44 PM
They're in there... couldn't get a pic for shit!
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Vechicles/HHR%20SS/Mods/lights043.jpg
Can't have miss matched headlight/fogs. Looky...
35W 6K HIDs for those
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Vechicles/HHR%20SS/Mods/HID001.jpg
The old
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Vechicles/HHR%20SS/Mods/HID002.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Vechicles/HHR%20SS/Mods/HID003.jpg
Wire in
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Vechicles/HHR%20SS/Mods/HID005.jpg
One done...
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Vechicles/HHR%20SS/Mods/HID006.jpg
Both fogs done
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Vechicles/HHR%20SS/Mods/HID007.jpg
Both headlights done
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Vechicles/HHR%20SS/Mods/HID009.jpg
IDK why they come off green when I try to take a direct picture
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Vechicles/HHR%20SS/Mods/HID014.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Vechicles/HHR%20SS/Mods/HID016.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Vechicles/HHR%20SS/Mods/HID019.jpg
Just headlights
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Vechicles/HHR%20SS/Mods/HID022.jpg
Heads and fogs (there is more filling and lots more side, but didn't come out with camera...IDK why)
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Vechicles/HHR%20SS/Mods/HID021.jpg
That wasn't enough... and all of which why I haven't been online much. A TWM short throw shifter with bushing kit.
Let's just get some stuff out of the way
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Vechicles/HHR%20SS/Mods/lights036.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Vechicles/HHR%20SS/Mods/lights037.jpg
New goodness... almost there... where we find crisp, short shifts
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Vechicles/HHR%20SS/Mods/lights038.jpg
YES!!!
1st gear
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Vechicles/HHR%20SS/Mods/shifter001.jpg
5th
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Vechicles/HHR%20SS/Mods/shifter004.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Vechicles/HHR%20SS/Mods/shifter002.jpg
Reverse still with the lockout feature
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Vechicles/HHR%20SS/Mods/shifter003.jpg
I'm still debating an exhaust and will probably leave the sway bars and intake stuff for later...

RedneckMedic
06-12-2010, 09:00 PM
screw the car chris got a new sig pic

Gas Man
06-12-2010, 10:57 PM
Thought you might like that!!

Mudpuppy
06-14-2010, 10:13 AM
yes very nice and nice mods.. now mod me up a new R1..

Gas Man
06-14-2010, 12:56 PM
Thanks... had the emblems blacked out this weekend. Sure beats the gold.

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Vechicles/HHR%20SS/Mods/emblems002.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Vechicles/HHR%20SS/Mods/emblems003.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Vechicles/HHR%20SS/Mods/emblems001a.jpg

wango
06-14-2010, 07:32 PM
Looking sweet gasman.

Bob
06-14-2010, 07:55 PM
Pretty soon you're going to be on Xceedspeed showing off your neon underbodies. ;)

I will say the Sheriff decal has to go. That's butt kissing at it's finest. I have a "FTP" decal you can have. LOL :p

Gas Man
06-14-2010, 09:39 PM
My bro is a sheriff and it's a sticker.

I wouldn't mind hangin with some xceed guys... but under body neons... no

Mudpuppy
06-14-2010, 11:59 PM
always good to sport a police sticker of some kind..

Gas Man
06-15-2010, 08:24 AM
always good to sport a police sticker of some kind..
Exactly.

Outlaw
08-19-2010, 10:45 PM
Hey Chris....nice ride, I like how you customize everything that you own. :cool:

Sorry I missed you on your bike trip, I ended up in Chicago on the weekend that we talked about....maybe you can make it up again??

Now, do you think you might want to race me with that HHR ?? ;)
http://a.imageshack.us/img801/7821/grandhavencruise6261002.jpg


http://a.imageshack.us/img842/1898/grandhavencruise6261001.jpg

Gas Man
08-20-2010, 09:16 AM
Thanks man. I was wondering what happened to ya. Was hoping you didn't try to find Hoffa on your own or somin.

Race ya? Sure why not... the tail end of the corvette looks nice... I'll look at it for a few seconds while I can.

Outlaw
08-20-2010, 09:50 PM
Yeah, I was working on changing some fluids on the boat when a need to head to Chicago came up. The ZR1 isn't mine, but I am driving it and have it in the garage....long story. Would this be the view that you were referring to ? That car is crazy fast !! Pic is at Glen Lake.....I saw your vacation thread and wondered if you missed the best stretch of M-22 from Glen Arbor south ??

http://a.imageshack.us/img15/148/nurzrideupm22047.jpg (http://img15.imageshack.us/i/nurzrideupm22047.jpg/)

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Bob
08-20-2010, 10:04 PM
always good to sport a police sticker of some kind..

Does a "Fuck The Police" sticker count?

Gas Man
08-21-2010, 05:53 PM
Ya know Outlaw... if you weren't cool, I'd hate you. LOL

Outlaw
08-21-2010, 10:39 PM
Ya know Outlaw... if you weren't cool, I'd hate you. LOL

:D:D