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Solstice GXP Z0K dealer bulletins
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25 Jul 2007 12:22 PM

    Z0K is often spoken as Z-oh-K, but in written form, it is indeed Z-zero-K (just like the Corvette Z06 is Z-zero-6).

    I'm posting this as a new post to make it easy to reference, but suggest keep the actual discussion in the Solstice GXP Club Sport now a reality thread.

    I got this info from a Pontiac dealership which they receive via GM DealerWorld (I'm not sure why GM didn't list the shocks other than perhaps assuming everyone would replace them with aftermarket anyway):

    GM PARTS BULLETINS & INFORMATION - TO ALL PONTIAC DEALERS

    Subject: 2007-2010 Solstice GXP with manual transmission (RPO MA5) upgrade with an optional suspension (Z0K)
    Message #: VSU20071527

    We are pleased to announce to our customers the Z0K suspension upgrade for 2007-2010 Pontiac Solstice GXP with a manual transmission (RPO MA5). The necessary parts for this upgrade are available in the following attachment:

    2007 Solstice GXP Z0K Optional Suspension.doc contents:
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    2007-2010 Solstice GXP Z0K Optional Suspension Upgrade

    Suspension parts needed to install Z0K optional suspension on 2007-2010 Pontiac Solstice GXP

    For manual transmission (MA5)

    Part No.       Name                                    Qty

    25849163 Front Spring 2
    25855621 Front Stabilizer Shaft 1
    25855626 Rear Spring 2
    25855622 Rear Stabilizer Shaft 1
    25855623 Rear Stabilizer Shaft Insulator 2
    25855624 Rear Stabilizer Insulator Clamp 2
    25877302 Rear Suspension Support Crossmember 1

    *****Disclaimer*****
    Attention: For customers that intend to use their 2006 - 07 Pontiac Solstice equipped
    with option code Z0K , please refer to service bulletin 06-03-07-003A, dated 8/24/06 for alignment specification, optimizing performance.

    Warranty Information
    The above modifications are considered to be a customer option and performed at customer's expense.
    Prior to using your vehicle, refer to your warranty book or your dealership for information on the GM new vehicle factory warranty, and how usage may affect your warranty.
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    Please reference the 2006 -07 service info. If the customer does not add a secondary spring seat, per service info 1824659, the customer is in the optional set-up. The customer must add the secondary spring with the springs below to have the GM warranty apply. The ZOK vehicle leaves the plant with 2 spring seats per each shock module.

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    Message #: VSU20071527
    Date Released: 07/21/2007
    Recommended Distribution: Body Shop Manager; Parts Manager; Sales Manager; Service Manager

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    25 Jul 2007 12:38 PM
    GM EPIC lookups via GM DealerWorld (as of 7/25/2007):
    Part No.     Description         List   Effective Date

    25849163 SPRING-FRT $96.14 20 Jul 2007
    25855621 SHAFT-FRT STAB $315.00 20 Jul 2007
    25855626 SPRING-RR $71.32 20 Jul 2007
    25855622 (not found)
    25855623 INSULATOR- $5.40 21 Jul 2007
    25855624 (not found)
    25877302 CROSSMEMBE $420.00 20 Jul 2007
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    25 Jul 2007 12:53 PM

    Document ID# 1824659

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    Shock, Shock Component, and/or Spring Replacement (Sport Suspension)

    Service Info 1824659 drawing

    Original Full-sized Drawing File

    Callout Component Name

    Preliminary Procedure

    Notice: Use care when handling the coil springs in order to avoid chipping or scratching the coating. Damage to the coating will result in premature failure of the coil springs.

    Remove the shock module. Refer to Shock Module Replacement .

    1 Nut

    Notice: Do not allow the absorber rod to rotate during disassembly/reassembly. Use hand tools to keep the absorber rod from rotating. If air tools are used, and the rod is allowed to rotate, damage to the absorber may occur.

    Notice: Refer to Fastener Notice in Cautions and Notices.

    Tip

    • Mark the alignment for the shock module assembly prior to disassembly. The marks will aid in alignment during installation.
    • The use of J 45400 Strut Spring Compressor or equivalent, is required before removing the nut.
    • The spring is compressed when the shock absorber moves freely.


    Tighten 42 N·m (31 lb ft)

    2 Top Mount Washer

    3 Mount Assembly

    4 Jounce Bumper Retainer

    5 Spring

    6 Dust Shield

    7 Jounce Bumper

    8 Striker Cap

    Tip
    The striker cap must be removed to transfer the spacer from the old shock absorber to the new shock absorber. Use care not to scratch or damage the shock absorber shaft while removing or installing the striker cap.

    9 Spacer

    Tip
    Either the old spacer needs to be transferred from the old shock absorber or a new spacer must be used during installation.

    10 Shock Absorber Assembly

    Important: Ensure the alignment pins in the upper control arm bracket are orientated 90 degrees with the shock absorber lower mounting holes.

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    25 Jul 2007 12:59 PM

    Document ID# 1858040

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    Subject: Info - Alignment Specifications - Competitive Driving #06-03-07-003A - (08/24/2006)

    Models: 2006 Pontiac Solstice
    with RPO Z0K

    Attention: For customers that intend to use their 2006 Pontiac Solstice equipped with option code Z0K for competitive driving, the following front and rear suspension specifications provide for optimum tire wear performance.

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    This bulletin is being revised to include additional information in the Suspension Preparation section. Please discard Corporate Bulletin Number 06-03-07-003 (Section 03 - Suspension).

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    Suspension Preparation
    The Z0K package strut modules have a second spring seat installed as delivered from the factory for manufacturability and shipping reasons. Prior to aligning the vehicle, the supplementary upper spring seat on the struts must be removed. This supplemental spring seat may also be removed, at the customer's discretion, for non-competition purposes. Refer to Front and Rear Strut Disassembly.

    Alignment Settings
    The following alignment settings provide for even tire wear in competitive driving.

    Please use the following alignment specifications for competitive driving only:

    Camber Front -1.75 +/- .75 deg.
    Rear -1.5 +/- .75 deg.

    Caster Front 7.75 +/- .5 deg.
    Rear -4.0 +/- .5 deg.

    Toe Front .10 +/- .2 deg.
    Rear .10 +/- .2 deg.
    For adjustment procedures, please refer to the following SI documents:

    - Front Caster and Camber Adjustment
    - Front Toe Adjustment
    - Rear Camber Adjustment
    - Rear Toe Adjustment

    Warranty Information
    The above modifications are considered to be a customer option and performed at customer's expense.

    Prior to using your vehicle for competitive driving, refer to your vehicle warranty book or your dealership for information on the GM new vehicle factory warranty, and how competitive driving may effect your warranty.

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    25 Jul 2007 01:14 PM

    DISTRIBUTION - ATTENTION: DEALER OPERATOR AND SALES MANAGER

    Subject: DISTRIBUTION NEWSLETTER FOR 6-28-07

    EDITION #372


    To: All Retail & Wholesale Stakeholders

    From: VSSM Order Fulfillment

    Subject: Weekly Distribution Newsletter for 6-28-07

    [...other stuff deleted...]

    PONTIAC

    2008 Solstice

    The (Z0K) Club Sport Package is now available to order on the 2MG67 (GXP) model.

    [...other stuff deleted...]

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    Message #: VSD20070749
    Date Released: 06/28/2007
    Recommended Distribution: Dealer; Sales Manager

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    25 Jul 2007 01:20 PM

    This was from December 2006 and was for the base Solstice Z0K, but including here anyway because I thought it was interesting that GM implied special consideration might be taken for "sold" Z0K orders:

    MARKETING/PROMOTION - ALL PONTIAC DEALERS


    Subject: 2007 Solstice Orders with Z0K Club Sport Package

    As many know, the Pontiac Solstice won its first-ever Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) National Showroom Stock B (SSB) title in October at Heartland Park in Topeka, Kansas. The winning Solstice, driven by Don Knowles, was one of five competing in the import-dominated, 28-car SSB class. Not only was the Solstice the national champion, but also the first-place winner for the Northeast Division Championship in Club Racing and earned two National Championships in Solo autocross competition.

    All SCCA Club Racing Solstices and most Solo entries are equipped with the available Z0K Club Sport Package. This unique package is designed for the weekend racer interested in competing in various regional and national SCCA racing events. Z0K includes anti-lock brakes (ABS), limited-slip rear differential and Sport-tuned Suspension (FE3) and has an MSRP of $1,095. It may be ordered on a base-model Solstice (2MB67) only and is NOT available with any other options or packages including air conditioning or power locks/windows/mirrors. Dealers need only specify exterior color. Total MSRP for a Z0K-equipped Solstice is $23,210, including base MSRP of $21,515, $1,095 for Z0K Club Sport Package, and $600 for DFC. Z0K is not available with GXP (2MG67).

    Given the growing popularity of the Solstice in these racing classes and its proven performance credibility, more enthusiasts may be interested in placing orders for Z0K-equipped Solstices in time for 2007 SCCA season events. To help quantify natural demand, Pontiac dealers are requested to input all bonafide sold Z0K orders (with customer information) in Order Workbench by Friday, December 15, 2006, whether they have available Solstice allocation or not. Consideration outside of normal allocation may be given to process these sold Z0K orders (stock orders not applicable), but Dealers should not guarantee orders will be produced beyond their own allocation. Additional information will follow.

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    Message #: PGM20060190
    Date Released: 12/06/2006
    Recommended Distribution: Dealer; General Manager; Office Manager; Sales Manager

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    25 Jul 2007 01:26 PM

    Not sure which system this came from, but it was something other than GM DealerWorld:

    This is for 2008 GXP Z0K, the system did not have any 2007 GXP Z0K info.

    Below is the current content, requirements, etc...

    Includes:

    FE3 4-wheel independent sport-tuned suspension
    N87 18" siler-painted aluminum wheels
    U1C AM/FM stereo w/ CD player
    UE0 Onstar not installed

    Requires:

    MM5 5-speed manual transmission
    19C ebony cloth
    19T ebony top

    Available with:

    D52 rear spoiler

    Not available with any other options or packages other than exterior color selection.

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    30 Jul 2007 02:39 PM

    Someone else already posted the pertinent details already, but here is the full bulletin update:


    GM PARTS BULLETINS & INFORMATION - TO ALL PONTIAC DEALERS

    Subject: Further clarification regarding service parts for 2007 - 2010 Solstice GXP with manual transmission (RPO MA5) upgrade with an optional suspension (Z0K)
    Message #: VSU20071536

    If a customer requests a part listed in the attachment, place the order and initiate a SPAC case. This will insure that when the part is available, it will be delivered to your dealership immediately. The expected date of availability is August 3.

    2007 Solstice GXP Z0K Optional Suspension revised.doc contents:
    [quote]
    2007-2010 Solstice GXP Z0K Optional Suspension

    Suspension parts needed to install Z0K optional suspension on 2007-2010 Pontiac Solstice GXP with manual transmission (MA5).

    Part No.       Name                                    Qty
    25849163 Front Spring 2
    25855621 Front Stabilizer Shaft 1
    25855626 Rear Spring 2
    25855622 Rear Stabilizer Shaft 1
    25855623 Rear Stabilizer Shaft Insulator 2
    25855624 Rear Stabilizer Insulator Clamp 2
    25877302 Rear Suspension Support Crossmember 1
    *****Disclaimer*****

    Attention: Please refer to service bulletin 06-03-07-003A, dated 8/24/06 for alignment specification, which optimizes performance, for customers that intend to use their 2006 -2007 Pontiac Solstice equipped with option code Z0K.

    Warranty Information
    The above modifications are considered to be a customer option and performed at customer's expense.
    Prior to using your vehicle, refer to your warranty book or your dealership for information on the GM new vehicle factory warranty, and how usage may
    affect your warranty.
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    Please reference the 2006 -2007 service information for the following information: If the customer does not add secondary spring seats, per service information publication 1824659, the vehicle is in the optional configuration. The customer must add the secondary spring seats with the front springs, part number 25849163 and rear springs, part number 25855626, to have the GM warranty apply. The Z0K vehicle leaves the plant with 2 spring seats per each shock module.

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    Message #: VSU20071536
    Date Released: 07/27/2007
    Recommended Distribution: Body Shop Manager; Parts Manager; Sales Manager; Service Manager

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