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I needed some floor mats because my heels were digging into the carpet, just needed something- it's nowhere near a show car. So I look on ebay and find some cheapie POS ones for around 80$. Of course I don't do any reading in the reviews or feedback because I'm an idiot. When I got em they all fit fine except for the driver's side, it wasn't notched for the dead pedal.

So >now< I go to the eBay store (automatstore) I got them from and it says "no returns", and there's a bunch of negative feedback regarding ill fitting mats and their no return policy.

Anyway at this point my only choice is to either live with it or just cut it to make it fit. So I seam ripper'd the edge banding stuff off, cut the notch in it then hand sewed the edge banding back on. Whatever, at least I'm not slowly ruining the carpet with my heels when driving.
 

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Finally came to terms with the fact the GTO is lost to flood damage. Was leaving the house at 6 AM on a Friday last month for a 6:30 AM meeting and it was storming out. Got about 2 blocks away from the house and in about 100 feet the water went from an inch deep to up above the tires. Slowed way down and got out of the water and limped it home. The motor was running a little rough but didn't seem bad so there was hope it was OK. I waited about an hour until the rain slowed down to go outside and run the motor for a while to dry out as much as possible in the engine bay and when I started the car, smvrfing rod was knocking like a mofo. I will say that while it took Progressive 3 weeks from start to finish to determine loss or not and value if so, they were very fair with my settlement so that helped ease the pain a little.


While I was in limbo I spent 80 hours looking online and locally for a replacement. Being a grandfather with most of my family here I decided to get a bigger car for more flexibility but it had to be fairly fast, mod friendly and unique. I loved the fact the Goat was 1 of only 101 exactly like it and I found a more than suitable replacement, a 2010 Lincoln MKS Ecoboost. It is a 1 owner car, purchased, maintained and traded in at Grapevine Ford/Lincoln owned by an older couple. It is in mint condition inside and out with the 3.5L twin turbo Ecoboost motor. Loaded with every option available that year and well under 100K it was a steal for what it brings to the table. It's also 1 of only 124 like it so there's that. Bought a SCT X4 handheld, 3 custom tunes from Unleashed Tuning, one step colder plugs and an Airaid intake. Installed the intake a couple of weeks ago, loaded the 93 octane performance tune last week and damn, this 4200# beast hauls ass. So I'm fairly happy with how things turned out but dammit, RIP Peyton. You will be missed. :(

I've listed a few things for sale in the classifieds if anyone's interested: Svede, Superpro, Lloyds parts for example. I'll still lurk here but I was never super active anyway. Thanks to all who helped me in my journey with the Goat, it was a lot of fun for 3 1/2 years.....
 

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I finally finished the front lower control arm inner bushing replacement since the Whiteline bushings finally showed up today.

Now just waiting for the FAST 102 to show up.
 

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Found another door ding. Gets more damage sitting in the garage than it did driven.
Garage rash.
I'll second that. I found some scratches down the driver's side that had to be buffed out and a door ding on the passenger side from the kid's junk stored on that side of the garage. That one won't buff out, so I'll have to have it touched up.
 

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I watched my 4 year old open his mothers car door right into the GTO. :gto_rage:
I ended up buying cheaper PDR kit from China. Looks to be practically the same as the expensive kits, just worse tolerances and they use that ultra soft shitty aluminum. Going to practice on my BM(W) and then fix them up on the GTO.
 

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Wired up an old powered subwoofer that used to be in one of my old company cars and had been sitting in the basement for the past 4 years. Sort of funny that it matches the stock head-unit:
 

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So much for trunk space, right?

10" sub with an integral 500W amp. Pretty nice unit actually.

In contrast to the 12" sub, amp, and line output converter in my 05, I still have tons of room:
 

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I installed a modified LS3 intake from Gwatney a few weeks ago. I still need to get it tuned for the intake and on the dyno to see what gains were made. It definitely is more responsive.

I have an MGW-P sitting on the shelf and waiting for me to get around to installing it. I have to finish painting the Impala and swapping out the blown motor in the Rabbit first, though.
 

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I powder coated a set of rear Brembos for a swap to be completed some time this fall. Electron Blue Pearl. Doesn't match anything on the car, but I love that color! And as I explained to my wife: if Lamborghini doesn't have to match their calipers to the car, neither do I.
 

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I finally got around to doing some of the more common preventive measure fixes. Hard to believe I've had the car for fourteen years and just got around to doing them. I don't use the Goat as a daily driver; so the urgency just wasn't there for me.

Anyway, I changed the ignition lock cylinder using the new part number. I also trimmed the rear edge of the driver side fuel rail cover and shielded the rubber fuel line with a piece of heavy duty vinyl tubing. Finally, I used some of the same vinyl tubing to protect the BCM wiring harness behind the glove box.

I didn't see any evidence of trouble starting in any of these areas; but too many members have had problems for me to ignore any longer.
 

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I finally got around to doing some of the more common preventive measure fixes. Hard to believe I've had the car for fourteen years and just got around to doing them. I don't use the Goat as a daily driver; so the urgency just wasn't there for me.

Anyway, I changed the ignition lock cylinder using the new part number. I also trimmed the rear edge of the driver side fuel rail cover and shielded the rubber fuel line with a piece of heavy duty vinyl tubing. Finally, I used some of the same vinyl tubing to protect the BCM wiring harness behind the glove box.

I didn't see any evidence of trouble starting in any of these areas; but too many members have had problems for me to ignore any longer.
I know I should change my ignition cylinder, I read so many horror stories, things going wrong doing the swap, it has kept me from doing it. sounds like it went without issue for you.
 

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So much for trunk space, right?

10" sub with an integral 500W amp. Pretty nice unit actually.

In contrast to the 12" sub, amp, and line output converter in my 05, I still have tons of room:
My trunk matches your 05 with the sub size. Too bad the fuel tanks arent under these cars
Not sure why I haven't posted in this thread.

New tires arrived! <img src="http://www.ls1gto.com/forums/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif" border="0" alt="" title="thumbs up" class="inlineimg" />

275/40/17 NT555 G2


Now I need to go burn down the current ones.
Waiting for burnout vids
I finally got around to doing some of the more common preventive measure fixes. Hard to believe I've had the car for fourteen years and just got around to doing them. I don't use the Goat as a daily driver; so the urgency just wasn't there for me.

Anyway, I changed the ignition lock cylinder using the new part number. I also trimmed the rear edge of the driver side fuel rail cover and shielded the rubber fuel line with a piece of heavy duty vinyl tubing. Finally, I used some of the same vinyl tubing to protect the BCM wiring harness behind the glove box.

I didn't see any evidence of trouble starting in any of these areas; but too many members have had problems for me to ignore any longer.
I know I should change my ignition cylinder, I read so many horror stories, things going wrong doing the swap, it has kept me from doing it. sounds like it went without issue for you.
My ignition is getting catchy too. Only 94k miles on my car
 
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