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Old 04-30-2014, 04:07 PM   #1
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Default Feeler....does anyone know of problems with the '04 GTO?

It's looking like time to start upgrading and I've been thinking about '04 GTO's w/ an automatic. As much as I would like a stick, I don't feel like replacing the clutch every year (because of the weight of the car, power and the fact I would-more than likely-burn the piss out of it).

Are there any real issues with them...mechanically? I know they are pretty heavy and handle like a wet turd. JFYI...I drove a '99 GTP, so I'm used to a car that handles bad in the twisties.

REVISION: ( posted about 40 min. after Mook. What I didn't state and what nobody seems to understand). It's been 3 years since I consistently drove a car with enough power to get out of it's own way. I'd burn the clutch out about once a year - AS AN ESTIMATE - because I have some time to make up for. My clutches normally last 3 years + ...or that's how long the one in my '91 T/A lasted before I blew the rear main seal and doused the bellhousing with a few drops of 10W 30 weight oil.
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A clutch every year?? You'd have to be the world's worst driver for that to happen.
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Default Feeler....does anyone know of problems with the '04 GTO?

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Something something clutch fluid changes
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A clutch every year?? You'd have to be the world's worst driver for that to happen.
No....I'll just be drag racing any and everyone from stoplight to stoplight. I put in a new clutch in my '00 about 2 months after I got it and have not had any problems with it in the almost 3 years since. I pounce on it on occasion, but the car is SOOO underpowered, there's hardly any point to it.
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Underpowered for the weight. Get an 05+
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My clutch is fine. Stock as fuck and going strong. You are doing something wrong

You can change the clutch fluid semi regularly though to help with the feel.



Ranger method clutch fluid flush / Remote bleeder mod - Corvette Forum

Corvette guys came up with it.

With my 04 I complain more about the brakes than the power, but I am not a power junky and I only drive on the street so 350 ponies is more than enough to get my Cavalier going.

www.LS1GTO.com, go, read, enjoy.
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Underpowered for the weight. Get an 05+
5.7 ('04 LS1) GTO = 350 hp
6.0 ('05 - '06 LS2) = 400 hp

A few minor mods, headers, larger diameter exhaust, a tune and I'll be at 400 w/in no time.


@EmersonHart13 - I'll take you for a ride on a hardly used, twisted country road and if you don't leave shit stains on the seat, I'll be surprised.
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Or an 05+ with those same minor mods and you'll be over 450
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Oh and read this thread:

http://www.thechicagogarage.com/foru...suck-more.html

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Or an 05+ with those same minor mods and you'll be over 450
Okay we get it you don't like 04s. Thanks.
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@EmersonHart13 - I'll take you for a ride on a hardly used, twisted country road and if you don't leave shit stains on the seat, I'll be surprised.
I'll pass because I don't date guys.

Thanks for the offer. Try this thread: http://www.thechicagogarage.com/foru...toy-tower.html

And WTF does that have to do with anything?
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I owned my GTO for a year. 3 sets of tires, one stock clutch.
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In my defense I went from GTO to Z06 lol
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The 05-06 had better suspension pieces and brakes, along with the LS2. I would go that route.

If you think you're gonna tear through a clutch every year how do you think an auto will hold up in a heavy car with you beating on it?
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And WTF does that have to do with anything?
Everyone keeps saying that I don't know how to drive a stick. The thing is, it was more of a joke than anything else. It's too bad you can't put an inflection in what you type, so maybe people can read it.....hmm....
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Sign up and read threads. Don't get advice from these ******* who hate on GTOs and will never own one.

I loved mine but your best bet is to buy, do bushings and struts, and leave it bone ass stock except for maybe a cat back.
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Says the ****** that sold it and bought a mustang
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