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Pontiac GTO, Coupe
#1 of 28 Pontiac GTO:The Future
Apr 19, 2006 (7:38 pm)
Pontiac high performance car may be in Jepardy again. Since Pontiac revived the Throwback namaplate in 2004 the GTO has been nothing but budget priced and really fast. The GTO of today bears resemblance to the past GTOs. They are fast, stylish, and thirsty. Several rumors have been started on what the future holds for ths Pontiac hi-point. Some say that the Zeta platform coming over to the USA in a couple of years will inherit the GTO. Some say due to High fuel prices and slow sells that GM may just drop the whole platform all together. Let the GTO die again. What have yawll heard on this topic. I study the GTO very detailed and have learned to love it. I hope that the GTO does not go the way of the world. Its an American sportscar and we have all to few of them anyway. There just aint no substitue for American engineering than the mess being imported.
There again, I just like to talk cars so any input on this topic will be greatly appreciated. Thanks, 79CustomD
Jun 07, 2006 (5:55 am)
The GTO already is imported from Australia. As for American engineering, sure many engineering advancements have come from America, but in regards to motor vehicles, quality control has alway been an issue in the States and Australia. Our industry was very muched based on yours. I love my Monaro and have owned it now since 2002. Just fitted new brake rotors (slotted) for better braking + lots of other mods. It now flys like a bird ( chews more juice) but hey when I drive it it launches! Pitty it's going but ther is a plus, the value of the GTO's/Monaro will steady even with the increase in gas prices.
Jun 13, 2006 (8:25 am)
is the gto factory intake set up for cold air already or do i need to get a complete intake kit instead of just a high flow filter or cone and attach it.
#4 of 28 Cold Air Intake
Jun 13, 2006 (6:39 pm)
Not sure, the Monaro certainly needed to be upgraded as factory Intake was average. Not sure about the later models though sorry. Also try LS1.com.au you may get an answer. You will need a model/year.
#5 of 28 Re: cold air intake [knightrider1]
Jun 17, 2006 (1:12 pm)
Go for the LPI (Lingenfelter) CAI. You should see at least a 10-15 HP gain. I think you can pick one up for around $300. Stay away from the K&N!
#6 of 28 Re: Cold Air Intake [innerware]
Aug 04, 2006 (10:04 am)
Hey how much hp will the gto get, to the rear wheel with JBA cat4ward header's?
#7 of 28 buying a car
Aug 20, 2006 (7:09 pm)
Alright here's the deal, I was thinking of getting a STI at first but after reading about the stiff, bumpy ride that they give you and not the kinda sound I want. Recently I thought about getting a more modern muscle car that makes a lot of noise
So the GTO came to mind along with the charger and mustang, but chargers are a bit to big for my taste and mustangs are way too common around here. So I was wondering what I should do.. wait a couple years and see if any new models come out and if I do get a GTO.. what kind of modifications can I get to get max HP? thanks any input would be appreciated
#8 of 28 Buying a car
Aug 20, 2006 (8:04 pm)
Better get in fast as the GTO will soon be dropped in the US as the Monaro(GTO) has been in Australia.
Modifications? Plenty but I'll give you a run down on where you can start.
First - exhaust get some headers and see what you can afford with the rest of the exhaust.
Second - Air intake - I've recently installed a K&N Air intake much better.
Third- Computer - go to a reputable mechanic that has a dyno and can reprogramme your current one. If it's an auto that you buy it will even change the shift pattern in Power mode and send you sideways in second! If you want to see how sick you can go there's a company in Perth Australia that went all the way with a 5.7 and actually documented all that went wrong and right. Check it out www.chipmaster.com.au
#9 of 28 Re: Buying a car [innerware]
Aug 20, 2006 (11:38 pm)
Oh thanks alot for the input, I really appreciate it...I also have a several more questions. How long do you think I got until their dropped, a few months? and what year would you say is better 2005 or 2006?? because i'll hopefully have this job soon, so I can get it and the goodies that I can put on it. So you would prefer to get a manual instead of an automatic right?? and also what kind of HP will it be putting out if I get the exhaust, headers, air intake & filter, and the computer programming??
Ive seen these performance packages from SLP that includes 160 degree thermostat, high-flow air filter, under-drive pulley, long tube ceramic coated headers with powerflo-x crossover, Loud Mouth Cat-Back Exhaust System, 1.85 Rocker Arm Package, SLP Custom PCM Tuning, 455 HP Bobcat Fender Badges... all for $3,600... would it be worth it for 55 extra horses? or should I do what you first suggested? thanks alot, hope to hear back from you
#10 of 28 GTO BBQ CRUISE IN - GATHERING IN GEORGIA
Aug 21, 2006 (6:48 am)
Hi Everyone - We Are Inviting Anyone With A 2004-2006 GTO To Come To A GTO BBQ On Sept 9th 2006. We Are Located In Barnesville, GA (1 hour south of Atlanta, GA)
Info & Directions: www.shipperscarriers.com/party.htm
Check it out.... all we ask is everyone bring 1-dish of food and/or a 6 pkg of soda. Everything else is supplied.
Go to website and check it out or call for more details.
Come check out their mods and come show off yours! Group pixs will be taken!