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    WS6 vs GTO

    Which do you think is a better car: a WS6 T/A or an LS2 GTO?

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    WS6 = Better looking

    GTO = Newer, better engine, and better ride quality.

    I'd rather have a WS6 at a car show, but I'd rather have a GTO on a road trip.

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    +2 ws6 looks better
    gto rides better, and newer better parts.

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    gto's look like a grand prix. imo dont look tough at all. and ive romped on them at the track all day. id go as far as saying that i hate gto's. if im worried about how smooth and roomy my sports car is then im getting a sedan. and speaking of sedans, id rather have a G8 over a gto hands down.

    i vote ws6

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    I think I'd appreciate the GTO's IRS on the autocross but the IRS wheelhop is going to hold you back on the strip. The WS6 is lighter though.

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    a grand prix with an ls2. but inside is better than the ws6.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nospeedracer88 View Post
    Which do you think is a better car: a WS6 T/A or an LS2 GTO?
    Quote Originally Posted by RedVertTA View Post
    I think I'd appreciate the GTO's IRS on the autocross but the IRS wheelhop is going to hold you back on the strip. The WS6 is lighter though.
    good point. Depends on what you want to do with it. WS6 = muscle. GTO = performance. Might I add, LS2 gto will whoop a ws.6's ass stock VS stock

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    Quote Originally Posted by third_shift|studios View Post
    Might I add, LS2 gto will whoop a ws.6's ass stock VS stock
    Not really.

    Very close....with the GTO normally winning by a small amount.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Not really.

    Very close....with the GTO normally winning by a small amount.
    wow thats nuts

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    Quote Originally Posted by third_shift|studios View Post
    good point. Depends on what you want to do with it. WS6 = muscle. GTO = performance. Might I add, LS2 gto will whoop a ws.6's ass stock VS stock
    I agree on the strip, stock vs stock the 80 horsepower difference is well enough to make up for the disadvantage in weight.

    The way I see it though, once you start modifying there is probably more potential in the ws6 than the GTO with the lighter smaller platform.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedVertTA View Post
    I agree on the strip, stock vs stock the 80 horsepower difference is well enough to make up for the disadvantage in weight.

    The way I see it though, once you start modifying there is probably more potential in the ws6 than the GTO with the lighter smaller platform.
    yah but no repacement for displacement, this is could go on forever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by c5z28 View Post
    yah but no repacement for displacement, this is could go on forever.
    Read my post more carefully, I said: "Once you start modifying."

    You can always bore/stroke the motor, the difference in displacement isn't permanent.

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    ws6.much better looking car.

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    i really like both i own a ws6 love it was a car i always wanted,
    ws6 looks better, hands down but if i found a good deal on a gto would definitly consider gettin it , wouldnt get rid of ws6 though would get rid of my mommas ride first

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    my uncle has one and i have driven it more than once, he also owns a firehawk, ne way goats drive very well, and eventhough they are heavy , that ls2 even in stock trim has plenty of kick to it

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedVertTA View Post
    Read my post more carefully, I said: "Once you start modifying."

    You can always bore/stroke the motor, the difference in displacement isn't permanent.
    Then you could gut the goat and put a live axle in the back. How do you make one of those sideways 8 thingies

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    Quote Originally Posted by c5z28 View Post
    Then you could gut the goat and put a live axle in the back. How do you make one of those sideways 8 thingies
    Well in theory you could but it would be much easier to simply put a bigger motor in a ws6 then to gut a goat and throw in a live axel, there'd be alot of work involved trying to get the geometry right on the car with the new rear suspension. Of course if you're thing is autocross you might even want to keep the IRS, its a matter of preference, but I do still think that for the strip the fbody has more potential.

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