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    Default Monaro converted and bagged GTO

    So I have seen a few nicely stanced GTO's on the internet and I am inspired by them so I'm going to attempt to get the stance perfect with my car. This is my first car and it has minorly evolved over the years I have had it. I have never done much work with cars so everything is a new experience.

    Car: 2004 GTO Silver with red interior

    Here is how the car currently sits but feel free to see how it got here!



    Since I am entertained by my original plans I am going to leave them...

    Here is where the build currently sits. The car is on air ride, has bolt ons (otrcai, ls6 intake, shorty headers, catless mids, catback), currently it has real M-parallels on it, with CCW LM5T's to be purchased as soon as my BBS's and M-parallels sell. Otherwise the big stereo is no more just a simple SQ set up is planned now.

    My winter plans are to get these CCW's, put camber plates on the front, redo the rear control arm bag mounts to get lower possibly add eccentric bushing, flip my front coilover mounts to get lower, get a FA5 rear visor (similar dimensions) and do a VIP inspired upper brake light hidden underneath, and now the big one... Some sort of cam swap (I am in the research stage) I still daily the car so a massive cam may not be feasible but right now the Texas Speed Sleeper cam (220R) is a big contender from generic cams. Otherwise I may just have a custom grind made.

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    BC coilovers 7k fronts/10k rears, Lovells Shock and Strut Bushings, Magnaflow Catback exhaust, custom stereo: Pioneer AVH-P3300BT, Zapco Studio 100, Crescendo BC3500D, Pioneer 6.75" components, fully loaded Fi SP4 15" sub, 3 deka Batteries (1 under the hood, 2 in the trunk)

    Plans: BBS Style 5 17's, Goldilocks front splitter, JBA longtube headers, JBA straight midpipes, Svedespeed OTRCAI, HSV rear window spoiler, JHP lip spoiler.

    What I already have: BBS Style 5's

    What I need to do: lower my coilovers, restore wheels, roll my fenders, see what kind of clearance I have once they are rolled to decide on rear tires, order a lot of things

    Goal have the car somewhat complete by the Water By The Bridge Show in Louisville in March.

    My next step will be the next descent weekend day I have I will be lowering the coilovers as much as they will allow with my snow tires on the car.

    Here are some pictures of it through the years I have had it:

    a picture from the dealer before I got the car:


    After I had it for about a year I did what a lot of teenagers do and put stickers on it....

    a picture from its worst moment :



    This lasted about 3 months before I pulled off the stripes, tinted the windows, and bought clear sidemarkers:



    A few days after the coilover install (my rear was raised about 1 inch from the stock springs due to the sagging from weight):



    The stereo:



    My brother is getting into photography so I have quite a few cool pictures of the car in its close to current state:







    Then how it sits now winter wheels (plastidip experiment) and snow tires:



    Here are some pics of my test fit with my wheels with the original tires they came with. 235/40/17's














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    A lot of GTO's popping up on here lately. Looks like you are off to a good start.

    Wish they made coilovers for my Camaro like you have available.

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    Not what I would do with a GTO, the new rims make it look like a Chrysler Sebring.
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    I think the style 5 are nice but are too small. You should get some 18's or 19s , pretty sure this car can handle some 10 wide with ease, also moar low!

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    Man that's a nice first car! I still want one, haha. The style 5s arent bad, but I agree that the GTO is better fitted with wider 18s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by axelillo_PR View Post
    I think the style 5 are nice but are too small. You should get some 18's or 19s , pretty sure this car can handle some 10 wide with ease, also moar low!
    I think it can handle wider as well and I definitely at some point want some wide ass rear tires. I will probably have the barrels widened come summer time. And on vertical size I think only once its lowered will I be able to tell.

    Quote Originally Posted by B Rod View Post
    Man that's a nice first car! I still want one, haha. The style 5s arent bad, but I agree that the GTO is better fitted with wider 18s.
    We'll see I got these for a good price and should be able to flip them after I restored them if they don't work out. Plus I am a bit of a wheel snob so I didn't want to get replicas.

    Saturday looks like it is supposed to be sunny and 30 degrees so I may take my coilovers down then if it feels good outside.

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    I lowered my coilovers today. I apologize for the shitty phone pics

    The rear was dropped to the lowest position on the bc's



    I lowered the fronts up to about the width of 2 bc coilover adjuster tools, so I could probably go approximately 5-10 mm lower. I am rubbing fairly bad when turning since I DD the car going to raise the car about about 2 to 4 mm tomorrow. Once I get new tires on my style 5's I should be clearing at the lowest setting on my coilovers atleast I hope so. Snow tires are tall to me



    Here are some more pics of the low setting. I think it looks pretty good and could only look better with the bbs's



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    I actually really like the look of the style 5's on there but somehow I feel like they need to be painted a Goldie's colour and lowered a bit more to look just right. Also 3 batteries? Daaaamn, I'd love to hear that sub haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randomofodication View Post
    I actually really like the look of the style 5's on there but somehow I feel like they need to be painted a Goldie's colour and lowered a bit more to look just right. Also 3 batteries? Daaaamn, I'd love to hear that sub haha.
    From the original pics of the style 5's on the car I can literally only imagine how insane my style 5's would look on the the car as it sits now. Unfortunately they are now in Louisville, KY (my home town) and I am in Terre Haute, IN for college. And yeah I think it sounds pretty good. It's pretty quiet for the power behind it but I'm going to try to figure out a way to make it louder. I don't know where your located but if your at Water by the Bridge feel free to hit me up for a demo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTOguy View Post
    From the original pics of the style 5's on the car I can literally only imagine how insane my style 5's would look on the the car as it sits now. Unfortunately they are now in Louisville, KY (my home town) and I am in Terre Haute, IN for college. And yeah I think it sounds pretty good. It's pretty quiet for the power behind it but I'm going to try to figure out a way to make it louder. I don't know where your located but if your at Water by the Bridge feel free to hit me up for a demo.
    That would be awesome but I'm up in Canada lol thanks for the offer tho. From what I understand the box can make an insane amount of difference. There are a bunch of sites that let you put in the information for the sub as well as what frequency your aiming for and it will give you dimensions for the box and port sizing. Might be worth a look

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    Barf Terrible Haute. Sorry to hear lol.

    If you end up getting rid of those style 5's, I'll drive on over and take them off your hands haha. Cool goat, plan on making any more power?

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    Quote Originally Posted by brum View Post
    Barf Terrible Haute. Sorry to hear lol.

    If you end up getting rid of those style 5's, I'll drive on over and take them off your hands haha. Cool goat, plan on making any more power?
    Haha yeah compared to Louisville(where I am from) it's pretty shitty here. We'll have to see what I end up doing. If you want to meet up sometime that'd be cool. No big power mods at the moment. Just an otrcai and LT's
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    I took some pictures before I lifted my front end up today:











    Here are some of it raised up a smidge. No rubbing so I am happy.



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    I was just looking at the rear end just a little while ago and if I keep the camber the way it is I will have no problem clearing really anything once I roll the fender lips I have about 10mm between the tire and the lip at the moment and the lips seem pretty close to 15mm. I may just use the 245/45/17 dunlop direzza summer tires I already have on my other set of stockers. My front end I am not quite sure what will clear yet.

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    A little update:

    I order my hubrings today. I washed my car for the first time since winter started and the paint chipped off my fuel door quite badly. I plan on buying one off of ebay tomorrow. I contacted Pure Motorsports about getting 70mm red BBS center caps and BBS center cap wrench thing and both items are back ordered until mid to late this month.
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    Damn man! Once you put the style 5s on with new tires and lower it more it will be so nice! Lookin forward.

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    bummer about the gas cap. that is gonna look rad with the style 5's finally having caps! stoked to see how that turns out. also, red caps is gonna look schweet, awesome choice.

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    sell the style 5's and get something staggered and wide. if you got concave, that would take you even higher. your car will look leagues better that way than what the style 5's will ever be able to do for you.

    nothing looks better on american muscle than a meaty rear end.

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    style 5's are to small for this car.

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    I think the 5's work...well that sort of design. Though they are a little small.

    I want more pics of that little beaut of a zapco amp!

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    Quote Originally Posted by scweet14 View Post
    Damn man! Once you put the style 5s on with new tires and lower it more it will be so nice! Lookin forward.
    I am too. I just gotta finish this quarter of school and I'll be home to work on this over my quarter break. I can't wait to get the front even lower.

    Quote Originally Posted by Randomofodication View Post
    bummer about the gas cap. that is gonna look rad with the style 5's finally having caps! stoked to see how that turns out. also, red caps is gonna look schweet, awesome choice.
    I think it'll look good the car has a red interior and some red touches here and there so it should look clean.

    Quote Originally Posted by Miroteknik View Post
    sell the style 5's and get something staggered and wide. if you got concave, that would take you even higher. your car will look leagues better that way than what the style 5's will ever be able to do for you.

    nothing looks better on american muscle than a meaty rear end.
    I'm going to see how these look before I ditch them.

    Quote Originally Posted by SD202 View Post
    style 5's are to small for this car.
    I can go lower on 17s any way can't really judge until it's complete.

    Quote Originally Posted by NeilP View Post
    I think the 5's work...well that sort of design. Though they are a little small.

    I want more pics of that little beaut of a zapco amp!
    We'll see. and haha Yeah I love the little guy. I think the front stage sounds pretty good.

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    My little SQ amp. Zapco Studio 100:

    I bought this off of craigslist for $100 and saw 1 selling on ebay for $300 so I figured it was a good deal. It turned out to be just about the best $100 I've spent on my car since I've had it.

    How it was when I picked it up before I cleaned it up



    After cleaning out the fins:





    And all the amps that have been in the gto the bottom 2 are the current amps:

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    I noticed I never posted any pictures of how the rear is now sitting. I think I will be tucking in the rear but it will be tight.




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    I like this.

    I also like the increasing number of American cars on here.
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    Ok I got a few pictures from my brother at home today. I thought I'd share them.

    Here is 1 of 1 of my hubrings. So there's an update



    Then something cool that has to do with my dad's 991 carrera.



    Recaro seats with embossed Porsche and Recaro logos, BBI harness/roll bar, rear seats removed.

    More of the 991



    And one more of the gto


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