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    Lighten a GTO

    Does anyone here have any ideas on how to lighten a GTO? I want to make sure if I buy one I'm not completely stuck with 3700 pounds to lump around.
    I was thinking you could put a CF hood on it and like a lot of people do, move the battery to the back to help out with weight dist. Also, what wheels are lighter then others? I know wheels and brakes can add a lot to a car and since I'd want to change both anyway what do you guys recommend?

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    you should do a quick search for my thread, SHE needs lose 400plz

    Gto.. Needs a diet.
    some good ideas here

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    CF hood, lighter spoiler-I *think* Gravana makes a CF OEM spoiler. SLP, BMR skidguard. There are many wheel choices(Stern, CCW, Motegi, etc.) so the choice is yours.


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    Quote Originally Posted by VodeAn View Post
    Does anyone here have any ideas on how to lighten a GTO? I want to make sure if I buy one I'm not completely stuck with 3700 pounds to lump around.
    I was thinking you could put a CF hood on it and like a lot of people do, move the battery to the back to help out with weight dist. Also, what wheels are lighter then others? I know wheels and brakes can add a lot to a car and since I'd want to change both anyway what do you guys recommend?
    I never knew a new Goat weighed that much! Dam more then my 02 SS...

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    Once you mod, you can't even tell.

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    I weighed 3450 empty last night when I ran 11.71 on the motor so it can be dealt with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cammed goat View Post
    Once you mod, you can't even tell.
    I agree there... just never saw that big # b4!

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    Correct me if I am wrong but weren't the GTO's Heavier then the f-bodies? and arent the f-bodies about 3600 stock give or take?

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    I wanna know diet secrets too......and what are the easiest mods.....and best.....and how much???????

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    also like 2 no gud place 2 find parts.....im sure there arent many used parts out there 4 these......but if there are hot spots 2 look,that wud help....

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    ....and what is the deal with 5.3 heds????ive herd they were the bomb,but also herd that wasbogus....what givz?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ls2nova View Post
    I wanna know diet secrets too......and what are the easiest mods.....and best.....and how much???????
    easiest and best mods TWINS.
    mods: custom built twins, built 408 w/l92 stock GM heads,GM matching intake,drag bags,frame ties,aluminum drive shaft, performabuilt 4l80e,Yank converter,ohios fastest and quickest 04-06 GTO 9.52 at 144mph. 1.50 60ft on stock rear end and shafts/suspension,on drag radials.

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    Quote Originally Posted by qwkgto View Post
    easiest and best mods TWINS.
    QFT!!! My bud's twinned APS '05 hauls @$$. I think he told me he has 10k on the tires and the rears are gettin low on tread since the install. And he doesn't do burnouts, either, haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cammed goat View Post
    QFT!!! My bud's twinned APS '05 hauls @$$. I think he told me he has 10k on the tires and the rears are gettin low on tread since the install. And he doesn't do burnouts, either, haha.
    ya my friend lost most of his tread on his camaro's rear tires this winter, and he's all motor. damn sports cars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ls2nova View Post
    I wanna know diet secrets too......and what are the easiest mods.....and best.....and how much???????
    get started with full exhaust.
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