I guess it is finally time to start a mod/maintenance thread. I like being able to do things with the car and post about it to help others. Most of the time it is doing stuff that others have been there and done, so to speak. So here is some background on the car. I bought it used on 11/5/16 from the local Chevy dealer. 2014 LTZ Limited with 32,432 miles on it at purchase. It was stock for about an hour as I swapped my Addco rear sway bar from the Grand Prix I traded in. I also kept the Moog endlinks since it made sense. The dealer was kind enough to allow me to bring the Impala home and do the swap in my driveway and bring the Grand Prix back the next day.
Fast forward to today, 11/25/16... I changed the cabin filter out and started the LED bulb changeover. I posted write ups in the DIY section for those that are interested. I bought Sylvania LED bulbs from AutoZone and had at it today. As of right now, the dome light and floor board bulbs are done on the interior and the reverse lights are done on the exterior. I plan to do the map lights on the rear view mirror and the license plate bulb in the future.
Future mods include a ton of stuff. It will be a slow process but will be ongoing as time and money allow. I am a maintenance 1st, mods 2nd person. Here is the wish list...
Engine - Catch Can, Overkill tune and parts upgrade, synthetic oils
Suspension - BMR trailing arms, Moog Poly bushings where possible, I have ZZP tower braces, just need to be blasted and powder coated, maintenance with upgraded parts as needed.
Brakes - 9C1 12.7 fronts, GXP rears when the brakes need attention.
Wheels and Tires - Gonna stick with the stock LTZ wheel and tire size for now. May be tempted to go for Mustang wheels in the future...
Appearance - 20% window tint by Spring, tinted tail lights, nicer exhaust tips (have them, just need installed)
Stereo - oh yeah, the stereo... I have a sub and amp and I have a 4 channel amp for the interior speakers. The plan is to upgrade the head unit with a Rosen or equivalent, run Polk Audio components up front and 6x9s or components in the rear, along with my single 12" Kenwood sub and amp combo. I want to retain all of the factory features. This car is classier than the Grand Prix so it deserves a little more attention to detail.
This is the current plan. Of course it is subject to change as I see others post pics of their hard work and ideas turned reality. This is my commuter to work so it needs to stay reliable and road worthy.