New guys in Colorado.
I've lurked the LSx car forums for some time now, but now I have a reason to. This past weekend I bought an '05 GTO A4 with 43k on the clock. Just had a few questions on the common problems these cars have. Let's start...
The rear end. Is it problematic for a daily driven car at stock or mild bolt on power levels? I don't "romp on it" much except for the occasional blurp to get up to speed a little quicker, never push the tach over 3500 much. No burnouts, donuts or any other silly shenanigans. Just a nice DD car with a little pep. Is the rear end going to hold up as long as it is serviced as the manual states?
The trans. I'm coming from the FSC/GMFS world here, I know all about how the 4L60E/4L65E/4L70E likes to take a dump. But how do they hold up in these cars stock/mild bolt ons?
I've heard struts and bushings can be a bit of pain.
The paint is a little chipped/peeling from the handles, but not very concerned with it at this time.
Any other common issues? Especially drivetrain ones?