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This is a discussion on ok, i started my free mods! within the GTO forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; I started working on my free mods today. Step 1: I unhooked my coolant lines entering the TB, but i ...

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    ok, i started my free mods!

    I started working on my free mods today.

    Step 1: I unhooked my coolant lines entering the TB, but i forgot my hose connector at work, so i gotta wait on finishing that.

    Step 2: I removed my intake hose, box, maf, and IAT sensor. I drilled a new hole in my air box right in between the intake for the box, and the outlet to the MAF. I inserted the sensor and sealed it with black permetex. I will provide pics of where i put it as soon as i find my camara.

    Step 3: I used a hunk of sterafoam to plug the previous IAT sensor hole, and them i permetexed that in also. Now it's all drying ready to be put back in.

    So if you guys know where im talking about on the box, do you think it's a good spot for the IAT? Im assuming so, it's away from the radiator and looks like it'll be reading fresh air right before it enters the filter. Sound good?

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    you forgot to turn the amp up its freeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!

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    Polish your TB.
    Remove the trailer hitch bracing. Take out all the bullshit in the trunk.

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    Actually i was looking for that bracing, i guess it's under that big plastic thing under the rear bumper? I already pulled out that heavy fuel tank brace

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    Yeah it is under the plastic "thing"....weighs about 25lbs or so.

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    ok, i will pull that off today. Thanks Sarge! Im trying to lighten this beast also.

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    I pulled that plastic thing down, but i havent taken it all the way off. It's still clipped somewhere in the back it seems. Anyway, Are you talking about that black V-shaped brace? Thats all i see under there. Im probably gonna leave off the plastic thing on the passenger side because im probably gonna do the duel exit exhaust.

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    Oh BTW BYOFICR, i already did the amp mod a long time ago.

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    Whats the trailer brace for? Was the Monaro able to tow? Or you mean in case THIS car has to be towed? I know the manual says "The GTO is not designed nor intended to tow a trailer"

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    I saw a video of a monaro and it had a freaking hitch sticking out of the bumper, and by the looks of this brace, its for a hitch of some type.

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    Wow...so, its just dead weight? Or does it serve some purpose?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ls1fan74 View Post
    Whats the trailer brace for? Was the Monaro able to tow? Or you mean in case THIS car has to be towed? I know the manual says "The GTO is not designed nor intended to tow a trailer"
    Yeah they just built it into the frame....you just unbolt it and throw it away. It is just dead useless weight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 04cosmos View Post
    Oh BTW BYOFICR, i already did the amp mod a long time ago.
    my bad bro

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    This tow brace info is news to me. I never knew this.


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    Yep. Im taking all of the useless bullcrap off this car. I removed that big hunk of metal in front of the fuel tank which is said to weight 30 lbs. Im gonna remove this big 25 lb piece of garbage and im probably removing the skid plate as well. So im probably removing 65-70 lbs with just these three things.

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    hey Sarge, you're always talking about the 200 lbs of crap from US standards. Where are some other easy ones to remove? or is it mostly stuff that has to be gotten too and cut out>
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    Get out your angle grinder. Take them doors off and cut them braces out. Firewall also has bracing. Then you have the collapse bracing in the frame. None have anything to do with frame rigidity but all to do with US safety requirements.

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    sarge, do you think you could start a thread with pics of these, "free mods" for us newbies to view since half of this shit i dont know what you are talking about. thanks in advance!

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    DAMN, After i put everything back together after my mods, my car is making a funny noise... I did forget to plug the MAF in and it ran for alittle bit without it plugged in. I plugged it in and it smoothed up but i still think i hear a noise. Running without the MAF shouldnt hurt anything should it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAX04 View Post
    sarge, do you think you could start a thread with pics of these, "free mods" for us newbies to view since half of this shit i dont know what you are talking about. thanks in advance!
    that be cool...I would like to lighten my car up...But have no clue where to look for these things like "braces" ..I dont know how they look or where to look for them?

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