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Old 06-06-2019, 03:16 PM
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12 Years of Ownership

I bought this car on June 4th, 2007, with a build date of 11/06.

It's been a great car over the years - relatively reliable, extremely fun to drive, and economical to maintain and operate.

She's developed a few paint chips, dents, and scrapes over the years, but the car still runs like a top and doesn't use any oil between changes. The clutch is the GMPP upgraded unit and still grabs great.

I had it modded with a 3" pulley at one point, and full exhaust. Best time down the 1/4 mile strip was 13.9 @ 105 MPH.

Now it's just GM Stage 2 with my own tune, and stock exhaust.


First week I had the car - probably 200 miles on it in this photo.


Last summer after a full detail. Probably ~ 140,000 miles.



What it looks like today.





What an LSJ with 147,000 miles looks like.


Annual oil sprays - the black plugs are so the oil can be injected into the rockers, doors, etc.
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Clean and BEAUTIFUL car!!! I'm guessing it doesn't see winter?
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Clean and BEAUTIFUL car!!! I'm guessing it doesn't see winter?
Aside from a brief stint in 2007, it has seen every winter here in NY.

The oil coating underneath has helped big time at keeping rust to a minimum.
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Awesome to see folks that take care of their ****. She looks every bit as good as she did 12 years ago!
Mine turned 9 in February but hasn't been a daily since 2013.
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What is your asking price?
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I dont think he is selling it

Car looks great man!
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It's not on the market, but everything has a price...
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It's not on the market, but everything has a price...

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Old 06-07-2019, 06:09 AM
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Nice job taking care of it.
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Thanks guys.
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Nice! I bought mine in July 2005 - Birthday coming next month and has 152k miles on the clock. Developed the 2nd gear grind at about 150k, getting a new transmission this week.
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Nice! I bought mine in July 2005 - Birthday coming next month and has 152k miles on the clock. Developed the 2nd gear grind at about 150k, getting a new transmission this week.
Nice! Love hearing about long term ownership like this.

Regarding the trans - have you checked the fluid? Mine has always had a slow leak from the axle seal - I just top it off when I do the oil.
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Beautiful car, looks very nice! At around the same mileage, my 05 has some serious clear coat peel on most of the panels. Wish mine was in similar condition.
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Originally Posted by chris88z24 View Post
Nice! Love hearing about long term ownership like this.

Regarding the trans - have you checked the fluid? Mine has always had a slow leak from the axle seal - I just top it off when I do the oil.
Yes, I checked the fluid and all is good. From a dead stop, it can go in to 2nd with no problem. After going through the gears and slowing down for a turn, I can shift to 2nd with no grind. It only grinds on the 1-2 shift or a 3-2 downshift. I already ordered a brand new F35 from Jason (B3 Designs) and should have it next week some time
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Beautiful car, looks very nice! At around the same mileage, my 05 has some serious clear coat peel on most of the panels. Wish mine was in similar condition.
Thanks. I saw an SS at a used car lot that had a lot of clear coat peel on the drivers side. Not sure if it was an 05 or not.

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Yes, I checked the fluid and all is good. From a dead stop, it can go in to 2nd with no problem. After going through the gears and slowing down for a turn, I can shift to 2nd with no grind. It only grinds on the 1-2 shift or a 3-2 downshift. I already ordered a brand new F35 from Jason (B3 Designs) and should have it next week some time
Yeah, sounds like a syncro issue now that you mention it. You going to do the clutch while you have it apart? Might as well, and it's cheap enough.
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Originally Posted by chris88z24 View Post
Thanks. I saw an SS at a used car lot that had a lot of clear coat peel on the drivers side. Not sure if it was an 05 or not.



Yeah, sounds like a syncro issue now that you mention it. You going to do the clutch while you have it apart? Might as well, and it's cheap enough.
Oh yes, clutch kit. (GM clutch), LNF TOB, Fidanza Friction plate & revised shifter bracket. Thinking about getting the ZZP stage 1 axles too while I'm at it.
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Here's my 05




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Old 06-14-2019, 12:43 PM
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Oh yes, clutch kit. (GM clutch), LNF TOB, Fidanza Friction plate & revised shifter bracket. Thinking about getting the ZZP stage 1 axles too while I'm at it.
I have those axles in my car. They're way beefier than stock and were either the same price or cheaper than OEM. Go for it.

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Looks DAMN good for an 05. I love seeing these cars used but still in good shape.

Always found it funny how they put the SS S/C badges halfway up the door in 05, then 06+ they moved them to the bottom. Probably to make room for the GM badges.
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Thanks for the zzp axle info - I'll order them as well. I'm going to look for some old pics from when this car was new. I know i have them somewhere
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Looks DAMN good for an 05. I love seeing these cars used but still in good shape.

Always found it funny how they put the SS S/C badges halfway up the door in 05, then 06+ they moved them to the bottom. Probably to make room for the GM badges.[/QUOTE]

Thanks! Yeah I always wondered why the badge placement changed. But yeah makes sense, to make room for the little GM badge
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