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  • 99 SL2 The New Daily Driver

    Imported a 99 SL2 from Canada last night.

    The Good:
    173,xxx KM so about 107k Miles
    Engine and Trans seem to be top notch
    Super clean engine bay, no visible leaks
    Keyless Entry
    OEM block heater (that will be nice this year)
    Tinted Windows
    Damn near silent minus the suspension that needs to be replaced

    The Bad:
    Has tan single cam interior and one piece seats
    Automatic Trans
    Bad passenger side wheel bearing (400 miles of driving at 50mph sucks by the way)
    Paint is flaking on the front bumper (SL1 bumper..) and the car is silver but not a Saturn silver so junkyard
    has 14" wheels up front and 15s in the back

    The Plan:
    Try my hand at painting up a JY SL2 bumper with paint flake color match off existing bumper
    Swap the black interior from my 96 SL2
    Swap the front suspension from my 96 SL2 since I don't drive it much right now
    Swap in the MP3 from my garage into the 96 SL2 and take the welded diff MP2 from the 96 SL2 and convert this to a manual trans
    Take the Injen WAI from my 00SC1 and install on this car
    Install my extra KYBs/eibachs that used to be on the SC2 (progress/kyb now)
    Drive it

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    2002 GMC Sierra 2500HD Duramax

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    Re: 99 SL2 The New Daily Driver

    Oh no you forgot these pics.




    :P
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    • #3
      Re: 99 SL2 The New Daily Driver

      Good plan (take off the hondah crap while ur at it)

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      • #4
        Re: 99 SL2 The New Daily Driver

        Originally posted by 01saturnsc1
        Good plan (take off the hondah crap while ur at it)
        Already off
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        • #5
          Re: 99 SL2 The New Daily Driver

          Originally posted by 01saturnsc1
          Good plan (take off the hondah crap while ur at it)
          Wait...what??
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          2004 Vue V6 AWD
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          • #6
            Re: 99 SL2 The New Daily Driver

            Originally posted by mars_volta
            Originally posted by 01saturnsc1
            Good plan (take off the hondah crap while ur at it)
            Honda badges were on the car at some point
            Wait...what??
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            • #7
              Re: 99 SL2 The New Daily Driver

              I think this car could make a great DD. The powerplant is in great condition! I hope it does you proud Tony.
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              • #8
                Re: 99 SL2 The New Daily Driver

                Originally posted by slipstreamconversion
                I think this car could make a great DD. The powerplant is in great condition! I hope it does you proud Tony.
                She needs some TLC but I think I'm up to the task. I think I already located front suspension and rear disc brakes for it. Just gotta get the eibachs off the rear of the SC2 now and I'll be set to start the overhaul.. gotta do an engine swap on a certain 94 this weekend though so maybe next weekend this one will go under the knife...

                Also need to locate black door pieces since the ones in my 96 SL2 are for power windows not manual
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                • #9
                  Re: 99 SL2 The New Daily Driver

                  Front doors are black mwahaha
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                  • #10
                    Re: 99 SL2 The New Daily Driver

                    Just kind of curious, did they make different gauge clusters for the canada cars?
                    2003 Audi TT
                    2008 Triumph Street Triple
                    1972 BMW R60/5

                    and I boosted a saturn once. It was stupid and I want to do it again because I like pain and suffering.

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                    • #11
                      Re: 99 SL2 The New Daily Driver

                      Originally posted by SL2Bob
                      Just kind of curious, did they make different gauge clusters for the canada cars?
                      Yep, top speed is 200 something
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                      2002 GMC Sierra 2500HD Duramax

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                      • #12
                        Re: 99 SL2 The New Daily Driver

                        Updates?
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                        • #13
                          Re: 99 SL2 The New Daily Driver

                          I found some matching front door inserts in tan. I put front wheel bearings on both sides and new brakes up front. The rears are fine for now so I'm going to leave them along until they need servicing then I will rear disc swap them.

                          Wired back in a factory harness and I have some Dual USB/SD/3.5" in deck still with the original speakers as the tape deck just wasn't my taste. In car Pandora FTW also.

                          Probably this weekend I'm going to swap in the KYB/Eibach combo I have in the garage as the current struts have seen better days.

                          Also I have my old Konigs on it now as well as the Injen WAI from the SC1 (came with the car)
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                          • #14
                            Re: 99 SL2 The New Daily Driver

                            Damn looks so much better in those rims haha. Keep me updated after the suspension work, I'm following progress on this one :P
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                            • #15
                              Re: 99 SL2 The New Daily Driver

                              So after http://www.sixthsphere.com/smf/index.php?topic=63188.0 I successfully got the KYB/Eibach combo installed and have been driving on it (alignment tomorrow if I have time, it's not terrible as is though..

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                              Haven't made it a priority to swap interiors yet as I just put around town in this one and have comfy seats in the SC1 for longer drives, but intend to sooner than later.
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