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Old 04-06-2016, 10:54 AM
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Default 2006 Monte Carlo LS - Build

So what the heck, figured I'd just create a thread for this car. I don't plan to do much to this car, but I am making it my own. I'll create a little checklist here and start with the build:

1.) Debadge - DONE
2.) LED's all around - DONE
3.) 20% Tint all around
4.) Dual exhaust - 4" tips
5.) Overkill tune
6.) Dip upper grille gloss back - Partly Done

Here's the car the day I got it:

20160328_205505 by LSX StreetCars, on Flickr
20160328_205520 by LSX StreetCars, on Flickr
20160328_205544 by LSX StreetCars, on Flickr
20160328_204758 by LSX StreetCars, on Flickr
20160329_083504 by LSX StreetCars, on Flickr

I started with just getting the car (as most of you have seen) and I did a wash/wax and threw in some interior LED's and reverse lights from the old Monte, along with the auto-dimming rearview mirror:

20160329_223428 by LSX StreetCars, on Flickr
20160329_223615 by LSX StreetCars, on Flickr
20160329_230918 by LSX StreetCars, on Flickr
20160329_230924 by LSX StreetCars, on Flickr
20160328_203740 by LSX StreetCars, on Flickr
20160328_222701 by LSX StreetCars, on Flickr
20160328_224322 by LSX StreetCars, on Flickr
20160328_221244 by LSX StreetCars, on Flickr

I also then started the debadging of the trunk, then got bored, so it I waited for my rubber decal remover tool to come in:

20160329_201639 by LSX StreetCars, on Flickr
20160329_222613 by LSX StreetCars, on Flickr
 

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I also got her out for the first fill-up and finally legal with the plates:

20160331_203047 by LSX StreetCars, on Flickr

Finally got in the LED's for the tail lights, the license plate light, switchbacks for the front turn signals and the 6000k 55w HID's:

20160402_171030 by LSX StreetCars, on Flickr

With the turn signal on:

20160402_171037 by LSX StreetCars, on Flickr

Factory tail light bulbs:

20160402_173845 by LSX StreetCars, on Flickr

LED tail light bulbs:

20160402_173828 by LSX StreetCars, on Flickr

All LED tail lights:

20160402_174635 by LSX StreetCars, on Flickr

HID's at night:

20160402_231608 by LSX StreetCars, on Flickr

All LED's in the rear at night (lower tail light bulbs are halogen in this pic, I had trouble with my decoders to eliminate hyper flash. Working on the company with this right now):

20160402_232620 by LSX StreetCars, on Flickr

And finally finished the debadging on the trunk, turned out good I think:

20160405_153643 by LSX StreetCars, on Flickr

I'm going to order the exhaust that I want shortly, after I send the Rambler heads to the shop. I'll keep this thread updated
 
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Old 04-06-2016, 11:07 AM
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SS rear bumper and y-pipe for the exhaust should be added to the list

EDIT, I see you want the dual exhaust already... nevermind
 
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Old 04-06-2016, 11:21 AM
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Originally Posted by ChibiBlackSheep View Post
SS rear bumper and y-pipe for the exhaust should be added to the list

EDIT, I see you want the dual exhaust already... nevermind
Do you recall the old 'uno' days with the last car?

I don't want to do the rear bumper though, I just want a little bit of sound with some magnaflows and some better looks. Other than that, she's just getting driven
 
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Old 04-12-2016, 11:42 AM
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So I made some progress - I got a new steering wheel with the radio controls along with a dual zone climate control:

2016-04-06_08-07-03 by LSX StreetCars, on Flickr

Took me a little bit before I finally made the time to install them, but I got them installed last night:

20160411_180643 by LSX StreetCars, on Flickr
20160411_192244 by LSX StreetCars, on Flickr
20160411_194027 by LSX StreetCars, on Flickr

Also, got the front grille finished up and installed again, looks much better in my opinion:

20160410_122933 by LSX StreetCars, on Flickr
20160410_175044 by LSX StreetCars, on Flickr

I will be ordering exhaust stuff here shortly and probably getting the tint done as well.
 
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Old 04-12-2016, 02:52 PM
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You should pick up a leather wrapped shift-**** too
 
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Looks good. I remember seeing you got rid of Red but didn't know you got this guy. Keep up the updates.
 
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Old 04-12-2016, 09:37 PM
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So the wheel with all the controls and the dual climate control panel, straight swaps and all works properly? NICE UPGRADES!!

Amazing how sometimes the littlest things can just make a world of difference.

I am honestly not a fan of that shifter and center console. I like a t-shifter most of the time. I sometimes wondered if the '00-'05 console and shifter would be a direct swap.
 
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Old 04-13-2016, 09:19 AM
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Originally Posted by ChibiBlackSheep View Post
You should pick up a leather wrapped shift-**** too
Do they have leather ***** for the 06/07's? I was wondering, but I hadn't seen anything. This shifter design just sucks. lol

Originally Posted by Jomao_o View Post
Looks good. I remember seeing you got rid of Red but didn't know you got this guy. Keep up the updates.
Thanks! I bought this one and was dailying both for a bit - just making this one a little more comfortable.

Originally Posted by The_Maniac View Post
So the wheel with all the controls and the dual climate control panel, straight swaps and all works properly? NICE UPGRADES!!

Amazing how sometimes the littlest things can just make a world of difference.

I am honestly not a fan of that shifter and center console. I like a t-shifter most of the time. I sometimes wondered if the '00-'05 console and shifter would be a direct swap.
All a direct swap and I'm enjoying them like crazy it makes it feel like a whole new car to be honest.

I hate the center console and the shifter just looks like a straight afterthought - I want to see if I can get a better shifter option.
 
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Old 04-13-2016, 10:32 AM
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Originally Posted by red04montels View Post
Do they have leather ***** for the 06/07's? I was wondering, but I hadn't seen anything. This shifter design just sucks. lol
Check out this post: https://montecarloforum.com/forum/in...ft-****-31020/

You are even the FIRST commenter on that post
 

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