Originally Posted by Hi Sheriff
Just purchased a 2006 SSR Pacific Blue I have in factory box a red engine insert new, I need to exchange for a Pacific Blue one. This is my first post not sure if I'm posting in right location.
Not exactly the right location, but that's OK.... Usually, you would post a new thread on this forum for finding something, but since you have less than 5 posts, your ability to start a thread is disabled. Be patient.... it will come.
First, welcome to the forum. This is a great group of friendly people who will help guide you through anything that is bothering you or your SSR.
I have owned a Pacific Blue SSR since they were first available in late 2005. When I bought mine, it did not come with an insert..... this is because GM deleted all inserts from the standard parts list and made all engine cover inserts an optional part that had to be ordered. So I did. I went through all possible avenues to get one. I even had the GM part number for the insert.... that was great, except that GM never made a single one of them. The PAcific Blue was a 2006 only color and they neglected to stock any of the inserts in our color. By the time they got around to thinking about it, GM had decided to close the product line, so they nixed the Pac Blue cover.
My recommendation is to take the red one that you have and have it painted to match your truck. The Pacific Blue paint is available and they can do it. If you can do it yourself, you can order a spray can of the paint from the dealer and a can of clear and make it happen. You can also use paint stripper on the red one and find that the aluminum under the paint is already polished. You can polish it more yourself, or take it to a polisher and have him do it. Just be careful removing the paint, so that you don't scratch the aluminum. It's pretty soft.
Good to have you on board. Hope this helps.