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#211460 - 06/05/05 02:55 PM GTP Meets GXP (56k warn for pics)
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First of all I've got to thank Brian for letting me come out a check out his new ride.
It's a beautiful car.
Plenty of power, Brian took me for a littlw ride and he floored it going down the road. I couldn't believe how much it sunk me into the seat, very nice.
Sounds nice and rumbly, but I think I would still want a set of flowmasters on it.
Upgraded DIC seems to have very good info, it shows G-force and some other info the 97-03's don't have.
Tire size is a little odd, 255's up front, don't remember what the rears are, 235's? Can't rotate your tires on this car. I gotta give a big thumbs down to GM for putting a can of fix-a-flat in the trunk to be used as the spare, No spare = no jack.
Seats are very comfortable, nicer feel to them than the 97-03's.
I could go on and on, but overall, it's a very nice car, I'm really going to hate to see this car discontinued.















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#211461 - 06/06/05 12:53 PM Re: GTP Meets GXP (56k warn for pics)
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Very nice, wonder if we can order the rims...wonder how light they are.
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#211462 - 06/06/05 05:05 PM Re: GTP Meets GXP (56k warn for pics)
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Second Pic: Awww, they're in love.
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#211463 - 06/06/05 06:23 PM Re: GTP Meets GXP (56k warn for pics)
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Quote:
Originally posted by EnYgMa:
Very nice, wonder if we can order the rims...wonder how light they are.
I was wondering the same thing. Using 2 sets of front wheels on 97-03's would be sweet.
I'm sure they cost your first 2 kids, and family dog.
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Died 5/1/08, resurrected 5/15/08
ASCD SD hood, 17" Bullitts, Overkill PCM, 3.4" Pulley, NGK TR55IX, K&N 9" cone filter, JimmyC D/P, U-bend removed, Flowmaster 40 series, Hooker big bore tips with resonators, S/B brake lines, drilled/slot rotors, GMPP handling kit, KYB struts, F&R strut supports, HID's, LED's, 2.5" Air Dam, red GTP overlays on custom badges, white rear insert.
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#211464 - 06/07/05 10:04 AM Re: GTP Meets GXP (56k warn for pics)
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sweet looking ride and I love the factory drilled rotors...you mentioned different sized tires...255s up front...235 or something out back...does it have smaller back tires than the front?...I know its FWD and packing some ponies but that just sounds weird.
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#211465 - 06/07/05 10:10 AM Re: GTP Meets GXP (56k warn for pics)
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Yes, I think the rears are actually 245's, but different width wheels up front than in the rear.
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Died 5/1/08, resurrected 5/15/08
ASCD SD hood, 17" Bullitts, Overkill PCM, 3.4" Pulley, NGK TR55IX, K&N 9" cone filter, JimmyC D/P, U-bend removed, Flowmaster 40 series, Hooker big bore tips with resonators, S/B brake lines, drilled/slot rotors, GMPP handling kit, KYB struts, F&R strut supports, HID's, LED's, 2.5" Air Dam, red GTP overlays on custom badges, white rear insert.
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#211466 - 06/07/05 10:50 AM Re: GTP Meets GXP (56k warn for pics)
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Quote:
Originally posted by TastyBake:
Second Pic: Awww, they're in love.
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#211467 - 06/07/05 12:34 PM Re: GTP Meets GXP (56k warn for pics)
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Quote:
Originally posted by framos242:
quote:
Originally posted by TastyBake:
Second Pic: Awww, they're in love.
crazy laugh
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Died 5/1/08, resurrected 5/15/08
ASCD SD hood, 17" Bullitts, Overkill PCM, 3.4" Pulley, NGK TR55IX, K&N 9" cone filter, JimmyC D/P, U-bend removed, Flowmaster 40 series, Hooker big bore tips with resonators, S/B brake lines, drilled/slot rotors, GMPP handling kit, KYB struts, F&R strut supports, HID's, LED's, 2.5" Air Dam, red GTP overlays on custom badges, white rear insert.
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#211468 - 06/08/05 08:27 AM Re: GTP Meets GXP (56k warn for pics)
BrianR Offline
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Tires, P255/45R18 front, P225/50R18, rear
Both are W rated.

The rims are 18"x8" front and 18"x7" rear so I assume that if you want to replace your GT/GTP rims you would need to order 4 rear rims of the GXP.
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#211469 - 06/08/05 10:19 AM Re: GTP Meets GXP (56k warn for pics)
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no spare tire??? what a shame confused . did you look inside the trunk to see if its roomier then our gp`s.

fix a flat will not help if the side wall is busted.

great lookin though and i LOVE the side vents ala the 70`s T/A.

congrats Brian. i give it four hammer
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#211470 - 06/08/05 01:58 PM Re: GTP Meets GXP (56k warn for pics)
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The trunk is the same size since it's the same body panel with the tire well and cover like all GP's. I just have the fix-a-flat and compressor. I guess there is more room since I put some tools and more fix-a-flat in the spare tire well in case I get two flats.

The owner's manual says sidewall blowouts are very rare. Anyway I guess with pontiac roadside and onstar, I could call both to see who gets there first.
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#211471 - 06/08/05 02:58 PM Re: GTP Meets GXP (56k warn for pics)
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The owner's manual says sidewall blowouts are very rare.
It has been just over 30 years (summer 1974) since I had a sidewall failure. On a Goodyear Polyglass.

I calculate that is almost half a million miles of my driving . . .
- Ray
Driving out-of-state to find "the deal" on "my GXP". . .
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#211472 - 06/10/05 12:11 PM Re: GTP Meets GXP (56k warn for pics)
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I noticed you have your car in front Bobby :p .

The wider fronts than rears have been much discussed in the "other" board, and the reasons are very sound. It allows the heavier front to grip "better" than the lighter rear and neutralizes the handling. I'm sure you can find the scientific explanation over there.

Kicking myself for not waiting for the GXP banghead
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#211473 - 06/10/05 12:23 PM Re: GTP Meets GXP (56k warn for pics)
AustinGTP Offline
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Quote:
Originally posted by Cliff Cherry:
I noticed you have your car in front Bobby :p .
Not in front, in the lead maybe.
I wanted Brians car to be the main focus of attention. I just wanted mine in the back ground.
I had Brian pull up past my driver door so his car would cover my dent in the door.
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Died 5/1/08, resurrected 5/15/08
ASCD SD hood, 17" Bullitts, Overkill PCM, 3.4" Pulley, NGK TR55IX, K&N 9" cone filter, JimmyC D/P, U-bend removed, Flowmaster 40 series, Hooker big bore tips with resonators, S/B brake lines, drilled/slot rotors, GMPP handling kit, KYB struts, F&R strut supports, HID's, LED's, 2.5" Air Dam, red GTP overlays on custom badges, white rear insert.
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#211474 - 06/15/05 12:54 AM Re: GTP Meets GXP (56k warn for pics)
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this is just a personal opinion of course...but I watched a piece on the speed channel this past weekend where they spotlighted both the GXP and the GTO...I just couldnt help but be sad...it seems to me that Pontiac (and a few others) are making huge strides in the hardware dept...better engines and drivetrains than we've had in years...and as much as the underskin goodies have gotten better, the styling is slowly sliding downhill...the GTo looks better than it did but its still lacking the pizazz...I needed to warm to the new GP back in 04, especially since there was no coupe...but the restyle of the front fascia on the GXP reeks of the old BMW "horse collar" grille...dont get me wrong, its a potent machine for sure but I just wish I had the drivetrain under the hood of my 01.
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#211475 - 06/16/05 10:47 PM Re: GTP Meets GXP (56k warn for pics)
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Nice pics bobby.
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#211476 - 06/30/05 02:48 PM Re: GTP Meets GXP (56k warn for pics)
Caesar Offline
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My boss just picked a GXP up on Tuesday. I was drooling. Funny thing about those wheels. You can see an ALCOA stamping on the wheel. My boss's neighbor works for ALCOA and said that GM let them put their brand name on the wheel because ALCOA did not charge them to stamp "Forged" on each wheel. I'm not sure why they would want that on the wheels. I heard that by doing that for them ALCOA saved GM a $1.00 per wheel.
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#211477 - 07/14/05 09:52 AM Re: GTP Meets GXP (56k warn for pics)
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One word, Georgious!
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#211478 - 03/07/06 05:00 PM Re: GTP Meets GXP (56k warn for pics)
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Last year, MotorTrend did an extensive article on front vs rear drive performance. They tested a GXP against an Infiniti G35 and a WRX. Of note in the article was the circumstances as to how GM came up with the wheel/tire combination and sizes. Apparently to offset understeer, which, because of the 67% front weight bias was huge on this car with equal sized tires all around, they started playing with sizes, and came upon this combination as the final answer - only problem, no one made a "matched" set in these tire sizes. They shopped it around and only BFG was willing to believe in their concept. Once setup, it performed well beyond expectations, or so almost all the articles I've read report, and the steering is fairly neutral, with minimal understeer at higher performance levels.

Of note though is the fact that BFG makes the tires, which I've only seen reported last for 25k miles. I have to admin these tires are really sticky, and I've pulled, according to my onboard display .90g, they weren't screaming too loudly , but the handling was tight and right on.

Now, if Michelin only made a set for wet climates like Washington's.....
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#211479 - 03/28/06 11:49 AM Re: GTP Meets GXP (56k warn for pics)
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Second Pic: Awww, they're in love.
no spare tire??? what a shame
I just wish I had the drivetrain (GXP) under the hood of my 01.

Since the 2 are in love, maybe you can lock them in the garage together and leave them alone for a while for some privacy. Maybe in a few months we will have some offspring of a GXP Drievtrain in an 01 Body with a spare tire and upgraded DIC. Wouldn't we all be happy ??????? ARE YOU READING PONTIAC????
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