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Forum: Aura General 12-11-2010, 08:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,631
Posted By plattsr
Thumbs Up Re: Tires, tires, tires!

After a light snowfall last week, I took a corner and nearly spun out of control.
I had my tires replaced today on my 08 XE V6, and decided to go with the Continental ExtremeContact DWS units $121...
Forum: Aura General 10-24-2010, 05:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 889
Posted By plattsr
Checkered Flag Does anyone make aftermarket Aura Stabilizer / Sway Bar?

Does anyone make an aftermarket sway bar for the Aura? I have seen some older posts about an Eibach kit that never materialized. Are there any other cars such as the saab 9-3 that would have bars...
Forum: Aura General 08-29-2010, 11:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,311
Posted By plattsr
Question Re: Brake upgrades.

Sorry, but I do not understand. So the cobalt SS brembo calipers and discs fit as bolt-on replacements for the Aura?

I only see parts numbers for HPS pads. Does anyone have part numbers for the...
Forum: Aura General 08-29-2010, 01:06 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,041
Posted By plattsr
Thumbs Up Re: New Guy with Aura Suspension Problems

Yes, I am also dying to find out the results.

When I bought my 08 Aura new, I remember thinking my friends G6 had terrible suspension at 50kmiles. Now my Aura is at 50k and I cannot bear the ride...
Forum: Aura General 02-27-2010, 11:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,674
Posted By plattsr
Re: Eibach springs attack again!!!!

I dont have any photos, but the back will sit a bit lower. What struts/shocks would you buy? I am told the ones at tirerack.com are very close to stock, and not sport of any kind. I came across some...
Forum: Aura General 02-27-2010, 12:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,674
Posted By plattsr
Re: Eibach springs attack again!!!!

Unfortunately, the day after getting the spring installed, I drifted into a curb.
So after getting repairs done, I thought I would post the new spring pics. I like the way they look with the 17"...
Forum: Aura General 02-04-2010, 12:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,674
Posted By plattsr
Re: Eibach springs attack again!!!!

Springs $235
Install w/ alignment = $295
Total: $530

The rear camber couldnt be adjusted back into spec, so a "shim" is going to be installed. Hardware and labor on this will be roughly $165...
Forum: Aura General 02-03-2010, 11:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,674
Posted By plattsr
Re: Eibach springs attack again!!!!

So finally got my Eibach springs delivered and installed. Have to go back tomorrow to have a suspension shim installed in rear (i am told the camber was still off a bit after being fully adjusted in...
Forum: Aura General 02-03-2010, 11:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 836
Posted By plattsr
Re: Eibach Sway Bars

The Malibu SS strut bar fits barely. It fits with about a quarter inch of hood clearance. Others have installed it and noticed that hard cornering caused it to rub the inside of the hood. I started...
Forum: Aura General 02-03-2010, 07:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,100
Posted By plattsr
Wrench Re: iSimple PXAMG + PGHGM2 integration harness - ipod adapter

I have used this unit in my 2008 aura XE. It also did not work. I have the factory XM installed in this case.

Unlike the previous person, I installed the unit myself, I have a Bachelors in...
Forum: Aura General 02-03-2010, 07:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 836
Posted By plattsr
Happy Re: Eibach Sway Bars

Wow, I would be interested. I just got my eibach springs installed today. I had been looking for the a pro-kit package, but could only find the springs.

I ended up buying a malibu maxx ss strut...
Forum: Aura General 01-07-2010, 09:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,477
Posted By plattsr
Re: you guys with aftermarket sound system

I just had 4 channel amp installed in my car. Afterwards, the door chimes are also amplified. Does anyone know of how I can fix this? The installer hard wired a 4-channel line-level to preamp...
Forum: Aura General 11-21-2009, 04:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,299
Posted By plattsr
Re: electrical problem

I have had all the same issues. I had the driver door lock actuator replaced under warranty. Both kay fobs have broken because the metal clip that holds the battery broke off the system board (inside...
Forum: Aura General 11-21-2009, 04:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 14,381
Posted By plattsr
Re: noisy steering

I have this same issue, I agree that it is not the intermediate shaft as I have had this replaced for a separate clunk in the column.

I often have the grinding and shutter noise when I first turn...
Forum: Aura General 09-20-2009, 05:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,863
Posted By plattsr
Re: Replacing Aura Front Speakers?

So speakers finally arrived. I did take the time to open the door panel to see exactly how the factory speakers were mounted. After having to open the door panel, I was surprised at how well...
Forum: Aura General 09-14-2009, 06:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,403
Posted By plattsr
Re: Cracked windscreen

I was quoted $300 US to replace the window at the local Chevy dealer. They verified it is acoustic laminated. Also, there is no coverage for window damage in my state. I have to pay deductible like...
Forum: Aura General 09-13-2009, 09:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,403
Posted By plattsr
Sad Re: Cracked windscreen

:hmm: I read this post a couple days ago, and as luck would have it, a rock hit my windshield today. After parking at the movie theater, I came back out to my car and the new 10" crack that was not...
Forum: Aura General 09-09-2009, 11:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,863
Posted By plattsr
Re: Replacing Aura Front Speakers?

My speakers arrive Monday. I also ordered the amp, Infinity Reference 475a. So a more accurate total now would be 90x4Watt RMS + 250Watt RMS Sub = 610Watt RMS Total :D

Still sorting through what...
Forum: Aura General 09-01-2009, 03:40 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,242
Posted By plattsr
Question Re: GM strut tower brace

Phaeton Driver, do you know of anyone selling spacers for the Aura? The Eibach springs drop the car 1.7" in the rear, vs 1.2" for the H&R set. So specifically, .5" spacer for rear. I think that is...
Forum: Aura General 09-01-2009, 03:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,863
Posted By plattsr
Re: Replacing Aura Front Speakers?

alright Askspot, I placed my speaker order. I was on a semi tight budget, so here is what I ended up with:

-Infinity Reference Coax to replace pair up front, they will get mounted in factory...
Forum: Aura General 08-30-2009, 08:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,863
Posted By plattsr
Re: Replacing Aura Front Speakers?

Metgol, I'm curious what a single DIN mount radio would look like in the Aura. I like the factory look, but would replace my unit if I found something that wasnt too out of place :)
Forum: Aura General 08-29-2009, 10:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,863
Posted By plattsr
Re: Replacing Aura Front Speakers?

I have a pair of Alpine Type-R 6x9 in the rear deck because I thought the factory rear speakers were aweful. They are using factory amplification, so they dont sound much better. :hmm: So I am...
Forum: Aura General 08-29-2009, 10:40 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,242
Posted By plattsr
Thumbs Up Re: GM strut tower brace

Definitely worth it in my opinion. I am 100% satisfied with my purchase and recommend to other aura drivers. I have had the bar installed about a week now, have no issues, and love the improved...
Forum: Aura General 08-27-2009, 07:41 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,242
Posted By plattsr
Re: GM strut tower brace

The tires I am looking at are the General Exclaim UHP. They seem very well priced and good performing all season. Lowering springs are also on my list. I am waiting for the H&R set that tire rack...
Forum: Aura General 08-27-2009, 04:25 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,242
Posted By plattsr
Re: GM strut tower brace

Here are a couple photos of the original engine bay, and the bay after the strut bar install. I included a photo of the felt contact pads I used to keep the bar from scraping the hood when flexed....
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