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2006 GTO "Enhancing"

 
asimonsen
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Posted: 10/29/06 11:43 AM

any proven methods on how to shave about 400 pounds off of a stock 2006 GTO???  

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ScottGMHTP
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Posted: 11/10/06 01:51 PM

According to a couple GTO gurus and upon close inspection by myself, its probably not going to happen. The weight is literally built right into the car. In addition, there is a limited amount of aftermarket parts you can use to drop any weight. If you look at the SLP suspension install we did on our Project 2005 GTO, it took two men to lift one of those rear control arms. The rear differential cradle is no featherweight either, and the same goes for the front K-member. Alot of the body panels seem really thick, and they overlap quite a bit. The Aussies built this thing like a tank from the ground up. One builder told me he removed the entire interior to install a cage and it only took out 100 pounds.

Pretty much your only options are to remove the interior, put in a racing seat, bolt up some lightweight racing wheels, and lightweight brakes....but you probably still won't accrue 400 pounds worth of weight savings. Anything beyond that will require fabrication and/or the need for an unlimited budget.  

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wizardofoz
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Posted: 01/16/08 12:29 AM

try  www.streetcommodores.com.au or www.harrop.com.au just for starters  

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midiman1962
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Posted: 06/06/08 03:34 PM

try my magnacharger  

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GTO_Gregory
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Posted: 06/07/08 02:58 AM

I went with two things that saved maybe thirty-five pounds.

A BMR skid plate saved about ten pounds and a fiberglass hood saved about twenty pounds, but all that is moot when seventy pound frame rails are added.

Crazy  

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Scott Parker
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Posted: 06/09/08 11:58 AM

I think any GTO-lover, especially hardcore drag racers, will love the new series of tech articles we have coming out starting with the August issue. You won't believe your eyes when you see the sixty-foot times these hefty Goats are capable (with little to no weight reduction).  

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midiman1962
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Posted: 06/12/08 03:38 PM

I'm pullin' 1.7's and looking to dip into high 10's

433023  

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midiman1962
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Posted: 09/11/09 04:38 PM

wheeew...not much action in here..eh???  

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mpayne
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Posted: 09/14/09 02:28 PM

Not on this post anyways.  

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Scott Parker
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Posted: 09/22/09 06:23 AM

http://www.exoticperformanceplus.com/performance_parts/index.html?item=1835

Anyone seen this yet? It's been a long time coming...leave it up to EPP to step up and make a product like this. Good job fellas!  

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ScreaminRedZ
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Posted: 01/04/10 04:26 PM

I was wondering if someone was going to make a solid rear conversion for the GTO's.  That's badass!  

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mctsep
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Posted: 05/16/10 10:55 AM

HEY IM A BRAND NEW MEMBER AND JUST BOUGHT A 2006 BLK BLK GTO AUTO. 79000 MILES EXELENT CONDITION IS THERE ANYTHING I NEED TO LOOK OUT FOR OR ARE THESE PRETTY WELL BUILT CARS, I LOVE THIS CAR IM THINKING ABOUT CORSA EXHOUST,  ITS BONE STOCK  

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mctsep
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Posted: 05/16/10 10:58 AM

ALSO WHATS IT GOING TO RUN IN A 1/4 MILE I GO EVERY COUPLE OF WEEKENDS, I JUST GOT THIS CAR THURSDAY CANT WAIT TO PLAY MUCH BETTER THAN THE 04 MACH 1 I HAD  

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mctsep
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Posted: 05/16/10 10:59 AM

I WANT IT TO LAST ILL BE PAYING ON IT FOR A WHILE  

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Justin_at_GMHTP
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Posted: 05/17/10 06:13 AM

mctsep,

Congratulation on your new car! The '06 GTO is a great ride, you are going to love it. Honestly, the '05-06 GTO's don't really have any areas to 'look out for', they are very well built from the factory. They do have some issue with the front struts, you may want to have an alignment done and have them checked (strut rub is one issue, along with collapsed tops) but other than that, you can enjoy your new ride!

Look to run around 13.0-13.5 in stock form, assuming you can cut some decent 60-foot times.

Keep us posted!  

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