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  • DoubleD's 1999 SL2 - N/A Daily Driver

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    1999 Saturn SL2 N/A Daily Driver
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    Goal: Make a fun, but reliable Daily Driver that can also do some Auto X on the Weekends.
    (Would also like to make a 15 or faster in the Quarter Mile.)

    Start Date: May 28, 2006

    Planned End Date: Most likely never.

    *Have a Q&A thread up if anyone has any suggestions, advice, or commits. (PLEASE USE IT)*
    http://www.sixthsphere.com/phpBB3/vi...p?f=61&t=29914

    Current Mod List and Pic

    Next to be Done
    -Install Rear Disc Brakes


    Engine:
    -CP 2.5” Cold Air Intake
    -SDA Throttle Body
    -SDA Power Cams
    -Intake Manifold - Port and Polished (Gasket Matched)
    -Head – Milled .040 Over (Up compression to 10.3:1)
    -Head – Port and Polished (Gasket Matched)
    -Head – Hi-Temp Valve Seals
    -Block – Bored .040 Over
    -Hyperutectic Pistons
    -Hastings Chrome Moly Ring Set
    -Clevite 77 Main and Rod Bearing set
    -PCV Catch Can

    Exhaust:
    -OBX Header
    -2.25” Mandrel Bent Exhaust
    -2.25” Magnadflow Hi-Flow Cat
    -31” 2.25” Thrush Glasspack Resonator
    -2.25” Magnaflow Street Series Muffler

    Tuning:
    -97 SC2 DOHC Manual PCM
    -Apex’i SAFC-II
    -AEM UEGO Wideband O2

    DriveTrain:
    -Valeo Clutch Kit
    -Lightened Stock Flywheel
    -TAM (Top Axis Mount) from SDA
    -Dog Bone Mounts from Baldy
    -Chop Top Shifter

    Suspension & Handling:
    -Tires - 205/55R15 Kuhmo ECSTA ASX
    -Progress Competition Coil-overs
    -Bomz Front Strut Bar
    -Revotec Rear Bar /w Custom Brackets
    -Front SPS Drilled and Slotted Rotors (not installed yet)
    -Hawk HPS Pads (Front and Rear) (not installed yet)
    -Rear Disk Brake Conversion (not installed yet)
    -RPM 17.5mm 3-Way Adjustable Rear Sway Bar

    Exterior Visual:
    -BSA Racing Rims – 8 Spoke, Black w/ Chrome Lip 40 offset, 15x6.5, Model #243
    -Blacked Aftermarket Headlights
    -Brilliant White Highs and Lows 6000k
    -Brilliant White Fog Lights 6000k
    -Clear Turn Signals
    -Custom Back Panel
    -Custom Tail Lights
    -Custom Side Markers
    -Black Emblems
    -Painted Drums, Rotors, and Calipers
    -15% Window Tint

    Interior Visual:
    -Matching Shift Knob
    -Custom Shift Boot
    -White Face Euro Gauges
    -Half Converted Black Interior.

    Sound System & Electronics:
    -Whistler Radar Detector (stolen)
    -8” Bazooka
    -150w RMS Kicker Amp
    -Sony X-plode Radio
    -Sony X-plode 6.5” Speakers X4
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    Re: DoubleD's 1999 SL2 - N/A Daily Driver

    May 2006
    Bought my 99 SL2 after graduating high school. Unfortinatly I had to sell my baby to get it (1979 Camaro).
    My parents were moving to Goshen, IN (10 hr drive) and I need a vehicle that could get me from the University of Tennessee
    (I'm a Mechanical Engineering student there) and back without costing a $1000 in gas.
    So I bought the Saturn with the intent on not touching or putting any money into it.
    Good on gas and simple to keep running. That lasted about 3 months.

    My 79 Camaro




    Stock SL2


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    • #3
      Re: DoubleD's 1999 SL2 - N/A Daily Driver

      August 2006 and September 2006
      Well I know that I had told myself not do anything to the Saturn, but lets be serious here.
      After building my camaro almost form the ground up, I was just itching to work on another car.
      So I broke down and looked around on eBay for some cheap little upgrades.

      -CP 2.5" Cold Air Intake
      -OBX Header
      -Bomz Front Strut Tower Brace

      Working on the Header






      Was pretty impressed with these slight upgrades.....and it was all downhill form here.
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      • #4
        Re: DoubleD's 1999 SL2 - N/A Daily Driver

        October 2006
        Ok, so by the time October rolled around, I had saved up some money and it was time to work on the exterior a little bit along with trying to get rid of wheel hop and some tunes.

        -TAM (Top Axis Mount) from SDA
        -Dog Bone Mounts from Baldy
        -Chop Top Shifter
        -Custom Back Panel
        -Custom Tail Lights
        -Custom Side Markers
        -Black Emblems
        -Painted Drums, Rotors, and Calipers
        -Painted Back Bumper "Saturn" Black
        -15% Window Tint
        -White Face Euro Gauges
        -8” Bazooka
        -150w RMS Power Acoustic Amp
        -Sony X-plode Radio
        -Sony X-plode 6.5” Speakers X4






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        • #5
          Re: DoubleD's 1999 SL2 - N/A Daily Driver

          December 2006 and January 2007

          Well got a few gifts from the girlfriend for Christmas (gauges being one) and had some extra cash, so I also bought springs and struts from someone one Saturnspot (back before I move to here). I also picked up some rims and an SDA Throttle Body while I was at it.

          -SDA Throttle Body
          -KYB GR-2 Struts
          -Spring Springs, 2” Drop
          -BSA Racing Rims – 8 Spoke, Black w/ Chrome Lip 40 offset, 15x6.5, Model #243







          Love the look of the springs and not to shabby on the handling. Throttle Body made only a little difference. I love my gauges though.
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          • #6
            Re: DoubleD's 1999 SL2 - N/A Daily Driver

            July 2007 - Sept 2007
            Well I started saving up my money in March for a Full N/A build (Including Tuning and Exhaust). I was on mission trip all May and June, plus I helped Robert(boomerw06) with his N/A build. So I started on my N/A build in late July.
            Over all I am extremely happy happy with both my car and my build. The car runs great and the speed isn't bad either. Lost to my Friends RSX Type-S by a little more than a car length, so Cams and I'll be happy!

            -Tires - 205/55R15 Kuhmo ECSTA ASX
            -Intake Manifold - Port and Polished (Gasket Matched)
            -Head – Milled .040 Over (Up compression to 10.3:1)
            -Head – Port and Polished (Gasket Matched)
            -Head – Hi-Temp Valve Seals
            -Block – Bored .040 Over
            -Hyperutectic Pistons
            -Hastings Chrome Moly Ring Set
            -Clevite 77 Main and Rod Bearing set
            -PCV Catch Can
            -OBX Header
            -2.25” Mandrel Bent Exhaust
            -2.25” Magnadflow Hi-Flow Cat
            -31” 2.25” Thrush Glasspack Resonator
            -2.25” Magnaflow Street Series Muffler
            -Apex’i SAFC-II
            -AEM UEGO Wideband O2
            -Valeo Clutch Kit









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            • #7
              Re: DoubleD's 1999 SL2 - N/A Daily Driver

              March 2008

              -RPM 17.5" 3-Way Adjustable Rear Sway Bar

              All I can say about this upgrade is wow. Talk about a totally different feeling car. My car handles so much better on the street, and it really helped in Auto X last weekend too. The body just feels much more solid. Now all I need to do is get some better endlinks.






              Also Never put pics up of the exhaust after I got the muffler rehung.



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              • #8
                Re: DoubleD's 1999 SL2 - N/A Daily Driver

                April 2008
                Well got ahold of a set of SPS rotors, and bought some Hawk HPS's to go with them. Also installed a manual fan switch.
                I noticed that I didn't have any newer interior pics up, so they are going up as well.






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                • #9
                  Re: DoubleD's 1999 SL2 - N/A Daily Driver

                  Summer 2008
                  UPDATE!.
                  Well it was a wonderful summer.....not really.
                  I went home to IN to visit to Folks, and my mother backed into my car and knocked it 10ft into the yard....got new headlights and fender, but still looking for a bumper.

                  After I had got home, i got a hairline fracture in my tranny from the diff pin, so now I'm in the process of getting another tranny.

                  On a lighter note....I bought THESE!!!

                  AND THESE!!!.

                  MORE INFO TO COME.
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                  • #10
                    Re: DoubleD's 1999 SL2 - N/A Daily Driver

                    July 2008
                    Okay car is all back together and I have to say.
                    I HAVE FALLEN IN LOVE WITH MY CAR.
                    The coilovers are flat out awesome. The ride is nice and the handling is even better. Also the Cams are freaking Awesome.

                    N/A Madness baby.
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