CAR FOR SALE. $8,500 OBO. 22,000 in MODS, 5,000 in stereo alone. 90,000 Miles, Car well taken car of and maintained. CONTACT ME AT email@example.com FOR INFO
This is my 1997 "AED" Ponitac Grand Am GT. It was purchased in the spring of 2001, and I never had any intention to modify it. I had no knowledge of the aftermarket community at this point, and I didnt even think of my car as anything more than something to get around in. I had done some stereo work, that was it. Some Infinity Kappa 6x9's, Boston Acoustic 4x6's, and an Alpine headunit. Thats all I thought I could do was stereo. That all changed one day with a mouse click. One night, while looking around some Grand Am pages, I kept on being cross linked, and eventually found myself at on some discussion forums. This is what I was looking for actually, since I was tryign to find help on why I was having so many alternator problems. But, I found a thread called AED, so, I clicked it and up came the imaged below.
After that, I quickly began researching everything and anything aftermarket. Turns out, nothing except this new kit, and some wheels were made for my car. I was bummed. But, I did find some pages online of people who discuessed different modification options, and doing some custom work. So,I started chatting, and ended up learning more about cars in a year than I probably did about anything else my 12 years of school. One thing I did learn was if I wanted this car to look good, and I mean good, to the point a 50 year old man in porsche would look twice, I would need need to make a solid build plan for the car. So, I went ahead and ordered the kit. While waiting for that to come (6 to 8 weeks, AED builds to order :)I also went ahead and found some wheels I liked, Motegi MR8's and got my hands on some KYB GR-2's to go with my Intrax springs.
With this all ordered, I had what was necessary to get my overall look and profile on the exterior. It was now time for my next phase. After going to Nopi Nationals, and looking through many import magazines (All the domestic magazines were dull and boring, talking about big loud muscle cars that smell like gas and have owners with Mullets) I noticed one thing that really seperates a well done custom car from a street car with some mods, the interior. Also, many cars will have similar work done under the hood and on the exterior, but the interior is always what sets them apart, So I got started. I parked the car in the garage, vowing not to drive it till completetion, and bought myself a beater (92 bonnieville). I then started ordering parts, and watched them pile up.