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Old 01-08-2017, 05:46 PM   #1
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New Ohio GTO owner

Hello all. I just purchased a 2004 GTO. I bought it in Utah and am waiting on it to get shipped to me here in Ohio. I can't wait for it to get here! In the meantime I've been reading and reading about what will need done to it when it gets here. From what I've read, a thorough inspection of the suspension and brakes first and then let the modding begin! Thanks for all the great info and advice already!!
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Old 01-09-2017, 04:23 AM   #2
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You're right on. Check the driveshaft carrier bearing while you're under there as well.

Manual or Auto trans? Mileage?

Depending on maintenance records, it wouldn't be a bad idea to change all the fluids since these cars are over 10 years old now.
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Old 01-09-2017, 08:42 AM   #3
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Just watch with unloading of your car from the trailer, When i had my car delivered there was no room for the driver to open the door so he went in to the car thru the window,He did put a scuff on the side bolster of the drivers seat with his shoes and by the time i saw the minor damage the shippers were already gone, Just go over the car completely when it gets delivered because after the fact means nothing.
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Old 01-10-2017, 04:39 PM   #4
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Ah yes, forgot about the carrier bearing. Is it better to just go with a one piece driveshaft? Unfortunately it's an auto but it only has 43k miles.
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Old 01-11-2017, 09:49 AM   #5
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"Better" is a matter of opinion. I liked how the car felt more connected and didn't have to worry about the bearing any more (manual trans). It does create more NVH and is not what the driveline was designed for, so there are downsides. Ultimately it's up to you which you like more.
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Old 01-11-2017, 02:17 PM   #6
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Welcome my friend be safe..
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