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Hey folks. I was thinking about going out and test-driving a GTO soon, and had a few questions off the top of my head. I'm sure these have been answered before, so maybe a link would be sufficient.

I've seen significant discussion of the tires rubbing on the struts with this car. Has GM acknowledged and resolved this issue, or is it still a problem? I thought I saw where people with the 17" wheels were having the problem. Does that mean the optional 18" wheels would be even worse?

What kind of changes were made to the car over the last few model years? Is there a summary of changes in this forum? One in particular I'd like to know about is the brakes. Some have complained that the brakes were too small. Have they ever been changed?
 

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What kind of changes were made to the car over the last few model years? Is there a summary of changes in this forum? One in particular I'd like to know about is the brakes. Some have complained that the brakes were too small. Have they ever been changed?
Alphamale,
In a nutshell, I've not heard of the "strut rub" issue with the 18"
wheels, only the 17" wheels. Most of the 18" wheels are found stock on
2006 GTO's that had their own share of strut problems but had nothing to
do with rubbing the tires. Monroe shocks basically changed the oil viscosity
in the shocks installed on 2006 GTO's built in Feb-May(?). Many/all? 06 GTO's
built during those months have had or will probably develop blown struts.
They are back ordered all over the country. Some dealers have put on pedders as a replacement...There are threads about this here, and on
www.ls1gto.com. Here are the basic changes from year to year if you didn't
know.

2004- First production year...Had LS1/350HP, and no hood scoops.
2005- Pontiac added the LS2/400HP and ram air hood scoops.
2006- Same LS2/400HP and hood...Only changes are blackened tailights
and an extra 12v interior adapter plugin.

Drive one, you'll love them, no doubt in my mind. :seeya:
 

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Alphamale,
In a nutshell, I've not heard of the "strut rub" issue with the 18"
wheels, only the 17" wheels. Most of the 18" wheels are found stock on
2006 GTO's that had their own share of strut problems but had nothing to
do with rubbing the tires. Monroe shocks basically changed the oil viscosity
in the shocks installed on 2006 GTO's built in Feb-May(?). Many/all? 06 GTO's
built during those months have had or will probably develop blown struts.
They are back ordered all over the country. Some dealers have put on pedders as a replacement...There are threads about this here, and on
www.ls1gto.com. Here are the basic changes from year to year if you didn't
know.

2004- First production year...Had LS1/350HP, and no hood scoops.
2005- Pontiac added the LS2/400HP and ram air hood scoops.
2006- Same LS2/400HP and hood...Only changes are blackened tailights
and an extra 12v interior adapter plugin.

Drive one, you'll love them, no doubt in my mind. :seeya:


Don't forget the button I have yet to push except to find out what it did. The new for 2006 automatic door lock button on the console. :eek:
 
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