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I am one of the poor bastards with a 06 blown strut GTO, sitting at the dealers for the past 10 days while I drive a Buick. At this point the dealer has no idea as to arrival of the replacement struts, I even resorted to calling the Pontiac Service line today, not much hope there either. As desperation moves in I am reading about the Pedders struts and viewing this as not only a replacement but an upgrade. I would appreciate less body roll but I do want a compliant ride, so my question is what model of Peddlers and are any additional mounting braces necessary?
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I am one of the poor bastards with a 06 blown strut GTO, sitting at the dealers for the past 10 days while I drive a Buick. At this point the dealer has no idea as to arrival of the replacement struts, I even resorted to calling the Pontiac Service line today, not much hope there either. As desperation moves in I am reading about the Pedders struts and viewing this as not only a replacement but an upgrade. I would appreciate less body roll but I do want a compliant ride, so my question is what model of Peddlers and are any additional mounting braces necessary?
I'm running the Street II Pedder's package. They have a lot of different options when it comes to struts, etc. Bought mine from Mike at DMS (Dublin Motorsports) They're a sponsor over at the LS1GTO board. You might visit there for some info. A lot of guys have got their dealerships to go with the Pedders stuff in lieu of OEM.

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mine goes in on monday to be checked out, but i already know it's the strut problem.... how do i go about getting them to put Pedder's struts on under warranty?

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mine goes in on monday to be checked out, but i already know it's the strut problem.... how do i go about getting them to put Pedder's struts on under warranty?
You might get lucky and have a good dealership who'll work with you. If not you might have to get your Pontiac area rep. involved to get satisfaction.

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i presume that the Pedders cost more than the OEM ones? does GM pay for what OEM would cost, and then I pay the difference, or how does that go? you say get Pontiac involved, so is there some policy memo I can reference? So far my experiences with my dealership have been very positive, but this is the first time they will be doing something for me as opposed to just taking money from me. I'd like to go in there well armed

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i presume that the Pedders cost more than the OEM ones? does GM pay for what OEM would cost, and then I pay the difference, or how does that go? you say get Pontiac involved, so is there some policy memo I can reference? So far my experiences with my dealership have been very positive, but this is the first time they will be doing something for me as opposed to just taking money from me. I'd like to go in there well armed
It really depends on your dealer. If it were me, I'd pay whatever it took to get a quality part installed and fight about it later if necessary. We're not talking mega bucks for a couple of struts.

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its been a month...

I am starting to loose it. As of today my whip has been sitting at the dealership waiting for the backorder struts!!! yes one month... I finally called back Pontiac and explained its unacceptable, on a car with 500 miles on it! I am waiting on a callback...
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The dealer will only install OEM or OEM approved parts. If you have after market ones, then you'll have to have an independent install it. Check into warranty coverages before doing anything.

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Check out the 245/45 x 17 Tire Rubbing discussion in this same forum.
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This is not ending........anyone that purchased a GTO after 02/06 will have the strut problem and more. I think this requires a class action suit. I think if we all come together as one we can kick GM's you know what. Come on guys/girls....I will put my money on this. I think $200.00 per pissed off owner will buy us a free GTO in the long run. What's your opinion ???

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