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Pontiac GTO, Coupe
#9 of 28 Re: Buying a car [innerware]
Aug 20, 2006 (10:38 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 (5:48 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!
Aug 21, 2006 (5:53 pm)
Well if you can afford a new one 2006, go for it. The Monaro has been dropped here for about 4 months although there is another company HSV, (see HSV.com.au) which is a spin off company that sells modified Holdens here in Australia, that has just released there latest Coupe Signature Series (297KW think thats 398HP at the flywheel). I believe this to be the last GTO built in Australia. Not sure about the States but I would say soon or b4 the end of the year.Incidently we even had an HSV AWD which I don't think got to the States (see http://www.webwombat.com.au/motoring/news_reports/hsv-coupe-4.htm)
That package you wrote about seems like the way to go. Saves all the stuffing around and not a bad price.
#12 of 28 Re: Horsepower? [innerware]
Aug 21, 2006 (6:35 pm)
yehh i was going for a 2006, but since ive heard about a batch of them had bad struts, I had second thoughts, but about the mods, it comes stock 400hp and this package would give it an extra 55horsepower, if i do what you suggested... would it be more power or the same as the package? or possibly a supercharger.... about $5,500 i think
Aug 21, 2006 (7:16 pm)
Can't really go wrong with a blower! I'd go with the package that you've originally sourced sounds like a neat way to go. Also if you really want better accelaration perhaps rear gears could be replaced. I think standard is 3:46 you can up that to 3:9's I believe!
#14 of 28 Re: Blown! [innerware]
Aug 21, 2006 (7:29 pm)
ahhh yes, a blower could work, how much would that cost me? and i would probably replace the rear gears too : ) not sure how much that would cost me either
Aug 22, 2006 (8:36 pm)
Didn't you say $5500 for the blower kit? I have a mate of mine that modified his pickup (Ute in Australia) with a SuperCharger bit of mucking around getting everything sorted. I would defenitly go for the first package that u mentioned. Rear gears would be around the $1000 mark installed.You may want to do the gears first until you get bored, then go for the rest of the package.
#16 of 28 Re: Blower [innerware]
Aug 22, 2006 (10:46 pm)
mhhh yeh, thats sounds pretty good plan so far but if i get all the stuff done i doubt i get a supercharger haha, but as far as the exhaust goes, I'll probly leave it all stock and just add one piece...link title
then I'll probably do the rest later on, but things can change
#18 of 28 Re: why is GTO being discontinued ? [midnightcowboy]
Sep 07, 2006 (9:50 am)
It was discontinued because GM Holden in Australia, which made the GTO for GM North America, is in the process of discontinuing their current V-body vehicles for their new VE chassis. The original contract between GMNA and GMH was for 3 years of GTO production, after which time GMNA would start building Holden VE-based vehicles here in North America.
Those vehicles were behind when that plan was shelved last March. It has subsequently been reborn (the new Camaro is part of that plan, but the vehicles we are getting are no longer exact copies of the VE chassis). Holden discontinued the Monaro at the end of 2005 since its LS1 motor no longer met Australia's emissions standards for 2006. Holden continued to build LS2-based vehicles for Holden Special Vehicles and Pontiac, until June 7 of this year.
The GTO was NOT discontinued because of slow sales; it was discontinued because its three-year contract was up. Holden and GMNA actually looking into continuing GTO production for 2007 and 2008, but the GTO did not meet the new 2007 smart airbag standards, and it would have been a significant cost (plus many crash tests) to re-engineer the vehicle to do so. In light of the end of the V-chassis and the expense, they elected to let the 3 year contract run out.
GMH built approximately 14,000 2006 GTO's for GM (in 8 months of production), after ~11,000 2005's (in 9 months of production) and ~16,000 2004's (in 11 months of production)...
Pontiac may get a vehicle off the new Global RWD platform that's being used for the Camaro. They might also get another imported Holden. Whether the vehicles are coupes or sedans are not known. One rumor is that the next GTO will again be a rebadged Monaro, built in Australia (if so, MY2009). Another option may be that Holden's SS-V sedan comes here as a Pontiac (MY 2008 or 2009). Another possibility is that GMNA may produce a Pontiac coupe or sedan on the same assembly line as the Camaro, but not until the 2010 model year.
I think we'll know more after the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January. I will be there to see whatever Pontiac concept is shown (at this point, it's pretty certain there will be something there).