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They wanted to make the crate LS7 easy to put in most GM vehicles.
This is one example of the GM exercise - shown on the Hot Rod Power Tour






 

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Doesn't look like much of a engineering "feat" replacing a LS based motor for another one. Granted you have the dry sump and other small difference's but not a real challenge. And the hood scoop is not functional and is ugly as shit. They didn't even upgrade the wheel/tire combo, so it probably can't put the increased power down. And NO upgraded brake's? At least they could have put a Z06 brake package on the car with the power increase and the heavy weight of the car already. And as previously stated, they couldn't have used a current platform of a car (saturn sky, colorado truck, or an hhr for example) instead of a discontinued model. This is why GM is going under. Time for them to think outside the box a liitle and put a little more effort into their car's before it's too late.
 

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trdsolara said:
The 2005-2006 GTOs have really good brakes btw kerry1.
They are good for the car stock (my friend has a twin turbo GTO) but you would think with GM tech's would take from the "part's bin" a little and upgrade them while they were building the car. It just seem's like a major oversight to me. :rolleyes:
 

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kerry1 said:
Doesn't look like much of a engineering "feat" replacing a LS based motor for another one. Granted you have the dry sump and other small difference's but not a real challenge. And the hood scoop is not functional and is ugly as shit. They didn't even upgrade the wheel/tire combo, so it probably can't put the increased power down. And NO upgraded brake's? At least they could have put a Z06 brake package on the car with the power increase and the heavy weight of the car already. And as previously stated, they couldn't have used a current platform of a car (saturn sky, colorado truck, or an hhr for example) instead of a discontinued model. This is why GM is going under. Time for them to think outside the box a liitle and put a little more effort into their car's before it's too late.
So they didn't put all different parts on this car so that is why GM is going down? I guess you have missed all the other GTO's and specialty cars they have built too? :rolleyes:
 

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So they didn't put all different parts on this car so that is why GM is going down? I guess you have missed all the other GTO's and specialty cars they have built too? :rolleyes:
Because it wasn't much of an effort, just like all their other new car's currently available. (except Z06) :lame:
 
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