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Ok, I'm wanting to know some things about the cars we have and the aftermarket that's available.

1. Hoods. I've seen some aftermarket that I like, but kinda don't like. What sources of hoods do we have out there? (I would even take an 05 hood over the plain 04 hood that I have). I really like the functionality of AEM's hood, but it doesn't thrill me.

2. Body parts. I like some of the 3rd party front facsia's But not wholly.. I can find problems with them all. I like AED's Front valance, but I'm not giving up the fog lamps for it. I like AP's valance that keep sthe fog lamps, but the chin spoiler/air dam is too low for my liking. Are we really THAT limited since this is mainly an Aussie car?

3. Exhaust. Are side pipes and issue with this car? I really like the idea of getting a scavanging effect for the pipe. How hard and expensive is it to switch out the full system for a good set of headers, pipes and mufflers? I really would like to go 05 styled dual, instead of the 04 styling. (I hate the 2 pipes on one side) Am I allowed to change the CATs on it for HP versions? I've heard that technically, it's illegal to do so if the cat's did not fail.

4. What engine updates can be done for better performace without having to perform major surgery to the car? And do I need to have the computer reprogrammed?

Ideally I want the car to breathe well. In and out, smoothest and highest flowing without having to resort to charging. Nitrous is not something I want to do either. I also want a louder than stock exhaust, but not really loud as to piss of the neighbors or to catch the cops attention 2 miles away. (that actually happened to a friend of mine)
 

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Avoid AP like the plague...horrible customer service coupled with incredibly poor workmanship and a lack of quality control.
 

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Avoid AP like the plague...horrible customer service coupled with incredibly poor workmanship and a lack of quality control.
That's really discouraging since I'm like 20 min from them... :( Oh well..
 

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Avoid AP like the plague...horrible customer service coupled with incredibly poor workmanship and a lack of quality control.
:agree .... good God I couldn't agree more!! I want that rear bumper w/o cutout but I saw it installed on a car and wanted to cry.... :(
 

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....like something Hendricks Racing would be interested in.
:D We had a 2003 ZO6 owner come in looking at 05's today, one of the salesman was arguing that GTO's were decent cars, the salesman brought him back to me and we started talking. He said all he has seen is stock GTO's and he didn't think there were very many mods available for them. So, of course I showed him Fatbitch and started it up for him, he wanted to race me until I told him the rwhp and his jaw dropped, I took him for a ride around the block and now he's up front ordering a 2006!! Sometimes my job is so fulfilling. :)
 

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Justice, If you're that close come by and see our products for yourself. We're finishing a customer's Barbados blue 04 with Shaker hood, center stripe, front fascia, side skirts with exhaust, rear spoiler and rear bumper on Monday (12.5.5)

I'm not gonna try our hide our past. We now make all of our parts in house and quality is no longer and issue, niether is the lengthly delays we where faced with before. In addition we don't charge until a part is shipped or received (if picked up).
 

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Justice, If you're that close come by and see our products for yourself. We're finishing a customer's Barbados blue 04 with Shaker hood, center stripe, front fascia, side skirts with exhaust, rear spoiler and rear bumper on Monday (12.5.5)

I'm not gonna try our hide our past. We now make all of our parts in house and quality is no longer and issue, niether is the lengthly delays we where faced with before. In addition we don't charge until a part is shipped or received (if picked up).
Well, I think I'll at least do that. I don't know what prior problems AP has had, but I am a believer in learning from mistakes.

I've personally experienced a business that was good, gone bad, and another business that had a bad start, become really good. I try not to prejudge anyone, but businesses are harder not to prejudge since a bad word will always spread faster than a good word. Besides, I'm not planning on anything soon, but I like to research my options before deciding.
 

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Howie,
Do you have any "current" pics of a rear bumper installed? I'm thinking of doing the side exit exhaust but I just want the side skirts and rear fascia..... btw, how much? :cheers
 

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Justice said:
Well, I think I'll at least do that. I don't know what prior problems AP has had, but I am a believer in learning from mistakes.
I appreciate the opportunity and we have done just that, learned alot the hard way. Shoot me a call at 602-330-4486 and I'll be happy to show some of the GTO's we're currntly working on. Thanks again!
 

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I appreciate the opportunity and we have done just that, learned alot the hard way. Shoot me a call at 602-330-4486 and I'll be happy to show some of the GTO's we're currntly working on. Thanks again!
I'd love to see it too, but I don't think there's a way for me to get to you today. Possibly later in the week though. I'm working at 21st Ave and Peoria. Maybe tuesday or wednesday I can get over there.
 

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:D We had a 2003 ZO6 owner come in looking at 05's today, one of the salesman was arguing that GTO's were decent cars, the salesman brought him back to me and we started talking. He said all he has seen is stock GTO's and he didn't think there were very many mods available for them. So, of course I showed him Fatbitch and started it up for him, he wanted to race me until I told him the rwhp and his jaw dropped, I took him for a ride around the block and now he's up front ordering a 2006!! Sometimes my job is so fulfilling. :)
What is your rwhp, GTODEALER?
 
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maybe I am being truthful, maybe I am pulling your leg.

only one way to find out.

pull up next to him. :D
 
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