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Old 05-31-2019, 08:22 PM   #1
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110k mile 05 gto. Bone stock. 8kish budget. Mods?

Just picked up an 05 gto with 110k miles. Looking to do some engine mods. Looking at going full bolt on, heads and cam. Anyone else have any recommendations to go with it, or another route(power wise) ?
Thought about a 100 wet shot also
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Old 06-01-2019, 10:46 AM   #2
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110k miles, that suspension is gonna be shot.
$8k to do a full HCI setup is really gonna be cutting it close budget wise.
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Old 06-01-2019, 05:17 PM   #3
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This is just not a good idea.
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Old 06-02-2019, 04:01 AM   #4
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This is just not a good idea.

What, don't you know that builds always stay within budget lol

Seriously though, start with basics. Freshen up suspension, get an OTR, longtubes, catback, motor mounts and trans mount, and clutch n clutch if manual. Expect that you may need a new radiator.
That list right there can eat up 3k+ alone depending what parts you use and if new or used parts for some.

Freshen the car up to give yourself a good reliable platform to build on.

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Old 06-02-2019, 08:13 AM   #5
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Freshen the car up to give yourself a good reliable platform to build on.

this is the best advice, along with driving the car for some time to get to know it. there are hidden issues, i guarantee it.

every bit on that vehicle has 110,000 miles on it that were not put on by you, OP. chances are it wasn't driven by a little old lady that just drove it to church and the grocery store on sunday, either.

that 8k should be spent on restoring the vehicle, not modding it. if you think that's a lot, when you only dump 2-3k into making it a good car and think you've got everything covered, something will fail as soon as you start modding it.
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Just picked up an 05 gto with 110k miles. Looking to do some engine mods. Looking at going full bolt on, heads and cam. Anyone else have any recommendations to go with it, or another route(power wise) ?
Thought about a 100 wet shot also

The car have any suspension done to it??? I'd focus on that first if it were me just because of the mileage. That's a pretty basic set up I don't think you need too much advice on that. Just look for a proven set up on the forum. You wouldn't want to supercharge the car???

Like the others said it's be a good idea to freshen it up and start with a solid foundation.
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Old 06-07-2019, 07:29 PM   #7
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100% agree with restore, not mod. I redid suspension last year with 90k. See my sig. Struts, shocks, strut mounts, rear springs, front sway bar endlinks. Maybe use kyb or better struts so you can lower it 20mm.
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Old 06-10-2019, 05:28 AM   #8
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$8,000 for power mods...if you can do your own work...cam kit w/springs etc, timing chain and oil pump while you are there. Headers and D1x procharger kit. Skip all the little bolt ons run stock intake, throttle body, heads, etc a couple pounds of boost will do more that all those bolt ons that add up $$$.

Of course then you need another $8,000 for fuel system, parts that may break, and some basic suspension improvements.

If paying a shop to do the work and tune it double these costs.
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