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My Goat

PostFri Feb 24, 2012 10:57 am

I'll do something of a project thread, since it seems like it is starting to go that direction. This is my daily driver; a 2006 Pontiac GTO.

Here are the pics from when I got it:

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Red leather interior!
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400hp/400lb ft
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Only had 10,800 miles on it!
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The douche bag behind the wheel.
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Unofficial mascot.
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Here is, more or less, how it sits now on 18x8.5 Enkei RPF1s:

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I am just finishing up the stereo. Focal components in front and coax in the rear with a Polk amp pushing 125 watts RMS to each corner, along with a 13.5" JL thinline sub hidden in the rear panel, powered by a Zapco 500 watt mono amp, all running off the stock deck so it looks factory.

Over the years the rear suspension has begun to sag more and more, and over all it just kinda handles like ass... Thus I'll be fixing that with my tax return. Soon on order are some Pedders GSR shocks/struts and 0.5" drop King springs along with some new bushings and other weak point fixes.

I'll post more as stuff slowly progresses. :D
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Re: My Goat

PostFri Feb 24, 2012 11:03 am

But where will you put the subs? There is no trunk in that vehicle. Also, nice try, thinking will buy that your state has seasons if you post pictures of crumpled up red and yellow paper.
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Re: My Goat

PostFri Feb 24, 2012 11:10 am

pj134 wrote:But where will you put the subs? There is no trunk in that vehicle. Also, nice try, thinking will buy that your state has seasons if you post pictures of crumpled up red and yellow paper.

The trunk is ludicrously small in these cars thanks to the gas tank... The sub is a thinline JL that will be going in the rear panel inside the car. Here is a pic of someone else's. I don't have the pics of mine yet.

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Re: My Goat

PostFri Feb 24, 2012 10:53 pm

Yeah, I just put my brother's head unit in tonight (Avic F700BT). Honestly, I don't think the car needs a sub once a head unit that can appropriately equalize the audio. The speakers sound great, although sound deadening was not the GTO's strong point I'm finding out.
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Re: My Goat

PostSun Feb 26, 2012 6:08 pm

I like it! Had similar red seats in my E46.
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Re: My Goat

PostTue Feb 28, 2012 12:59 pm

Kamil wrote:I like it! Had similar red seats in my E46.

The interior is half the reason I got this particular car. :D

The stereo is now finished and I just got a shortened shifter stick that will be going in tonight along with a 1lb+ shift knob.
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Re: My Goat

PostTue Feb 28, 2012 7:06 pm

Let me know how you like the shifter, my brother is considering one.
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Re: My Goat

PostTue Feb 28, 2012 10:32 pm

I didn't end up getting it done this evening as planned... This is the shifter I got:
http://www.afterthoughtsauto.com/gto-short-stick.html

...and this knob in red:
http://shop.moddiction.com/Moddiction-A ... bs-003.htm

This looks like it's going to be a huge difference. That knob is extremely heavy, and deeply countersunk, so it sits even lower.
I had been considering the full Billet short throw shifter, but I tried it out on another guy's car, and it was way too short for my tastes.
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Re: My Goat

PostWed Feb 29, 2012 8:01 am

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On hooniverse recently I read how someone once had a D20. Since you did not attach your knob yet, you should do this instead. I might. The ladies will dig it.
Well, you know what they say, "The candle that burns exponentially more durably, burns several decades after it was lit and for a completely different reason." - BlackIce_GTS
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Re: My Goat

PostWed Feb 29, 2012 12:29 pm

Haha, yeah... I think I'll stick with my 1 pounder, thank you ;)

The brick is going to be getting this though:

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Re: My Goat

PostWed Feb 29, 2012 1:24 pm

Scandinavian Flick wrote:Haha, yeah... I think I'll stick with my 1 pounder, thank you ;)

The brick is going to be getting this though:

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Yes and Hell Yes. Is that just one of their tap handles?
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Re: My Goat

PostThu Mar 01, 2012 11:23 am

jeep_jeff wrote:Yes and Hell Yes. Is that just one of their tap handles?

Yup :D


I installed my new shifter last night. I didn't get a chance to take a picture of it installed, but it seriously sits super low. Almost too low... But overall, I really like it. The knob that I got is countersunk a bit over half way through the knob, so most knobs wouldn't make it this low. It changes the way I shift, as instead of grabbing the knob pistol grip style, it is grabbed more from the top. The throws are a lot shorter, and so much more crisp with no slop. This is likely due to the fact that it is directly bolted to the shift stalk, instead of remotely like the stock one. The stock one is also packed in a rubber bushing to reduce vibration, which in turn adds more play. I don't notice any unpleasantness or vibrating with the new setup.

Here are some side by side shots with the mount points lined up:

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