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Old 11-30-2012, 08:12 AM   #1
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Whatever happened to the issue of the wheels on 2004 GT0s that they scraped the well?

I saw a possible recall back in 2007 but if I google it nothing comes up after that.

I had a few issues with my car, including a blow out on Christmas, where the tire was ripped apart from scraping the sides. I seem to remember there was a possible class action suit on it as well.

Anyone have any updates?
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:32 AM   #2
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There was never a recall. The issue, as I recall it, was the tires scraping the strut due to very close tolerances and alignments being off from Holden strapping the cars down to the ship. It wasn't singled out to just the 2004 model year, as it affected most cars with the 17" wheels with 245-series tires. The 18" wheels with the narrower 235-series tires didn't have this issue. That said, it didn't affect every car either. Build tolerances are all over the place with these cars too since a lot of the assembly of these cars were done by hand.

I think the threatening of the suit against GM was due to GM putting wider wheels on the car than it was designed to handle (sad but true). Think that threat fizzled into oblivian once it was realized the car's needed to be realigned.

I've owned (2) 04's with 17" wheels and OEM tires and never once had an issue with the tires rubbing the struts. Proper alignment and replacing any worn bushings was always the key for me.
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Old 11-30-2012, 09:17 AM   #3
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No problems here either. I've had 245's on 17's as well as the current 18" set up.
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My car when it was stock had front strut rub issues. I even posted a few pics I think.
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Old 11-30-2012, 09:50 AM   #5
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My car had the issues as well. Got the Pedders kit and fixed it right up!
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My car when it was stock had front strut rub issues. I even posted a few pics I think.

Well wonders will never cease, you managed to respond without a smartarse condescending finger pointing smirking my shit does'nt smell remark!!!..... well done Steel Chicken, pat yourself on the back

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Old 12-01-2012, 05:02 AM   #7
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Well wonders will never cease, you managed to respond without a smartarse condescending finger pointing smirking my shit does'nt smell remark!!!..... well done Steel Chicken, pat yourself on the back

Go smurf yourself, you knuckle-dragging, mouth-breathing, barely-sapient donkey. I hope some giant, venomous Australian critter nibbles on your head in your sleep causing your brain to rot, making you more intelligent and pleasant as a result.

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Go smurf yourself, you knuckle-dragging, mouth-breathing, barely-sapient donkey. I hope some giant, venomous Australian critter nibbles on your head in your sleep causing your brain to rot, making you more intelligent and pleasant as a result.

Cheers, Mate!

HAHAHAHAHA LMAO Geeez, funny when the shoe's on the other foot!!! ya plastic goose.
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