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I've been talking to different manufacturer's and am really curious to know what everyone wants for their cars. I'll share my list:

  • CV8-R or Kenesis Wheels
  • Nitto 245's for the front and 275 555-r's for the back
  • Fitted Car Cover
  • Pro 5.0 Shifter
  • Custom long tube headers going to the flanges on the catback (removing cats)
  • Silver faced gauge overlays if the yellow doesnt look right
  • Dash gauge pod
 

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All of the above plus:

Insert for lower facia opening - something more distinctive but tasteful
CAI
Cowl hood - again distintive but tastefull

One last thing. Something to make it go twice as fast that costs around $13.78. (That's what I got on me right now)
 

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- Heated seats

- Heated outside mirrors

- Awesome Stereo

- Trip computer

- Electric controlled Moonroof

- Lotsa HP

- I like the headers idea


I can go up to $51.15

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yeah but by ditching the 4 cats the exhaust will be a bit louder than a tad! the great addition to an aftermarket exhaust is the tips that some of the company's have and also the different tones that they all make. i have heard some if the exhaust clips of the factory exhaust and it sounds good from the clips but who knows until you hear it in person.
 

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STEREO SYSTEM

I AM CURIOUS IF ANYONE HAS HERD THE BLAUPUNKT 200-WATT
STEREO SYSTEM IN THE GTO? FOR THOSE OF US WHO ENJOY OUR MUSIC COMING FROM A GOOD SOUND SYSTEM.
 

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I haven't heard it either. I wonder where the ten speakers are all going to be? I have already put together my first CD including such tunes as "Little GTO" duh, "Hot Rod Lincoln", "Little Duece Coupe", "Deadmans Curve" etc.

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MR. BIGGLES WHY DO YOU TYPE ALL OF YOUR MESSAGES IN CAPITAL LETTERS? IT MAKE IT SEEM LIKE YOU'RE YELLING?

Are you?

I think the sound system will be good if not door rattling loud. I'm a bit confused by the fact that Pontiac lists the system at 200w but the "same" system in the Monaro is 260w. Go figure.
 

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davbo said:
MR. BIGGLES WHY DO YOU TYPE ALL OF YOUR MESSAGES IN CAPITAL LETTERS? IT MAKE IT SEEM LIKE YOU'RE YELLING?

Are you?

I think the sound system will be good if not door rattling loud. I'm a bit confused by the fact that Pontiac lists the system at 200w but the "same" system in the Monaro is 260w. Go figure.
Mr.Davbo, No I am not yelling................................
I did not realize you could here me when I typed in CAPS!!
Must of been thinking about the rattling loud sound system.
 

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It also needs an oil pressure gauge, even my 88 cavilier had on of those. I hope someone comes out with some kind of high performance panel filter type airbox instead of these crappy k&n Cone setups, I really hate k&n, they let a lot of fine dirt past them.
 

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A small snorkel scoop like the Trans Am had would be sweet, not too crazy but still tough looking, with a more intense fresh air intake set-up working with it. I assume the sound system is XM capable since XM is giving away a GTO and a Caddy on their radio promos. They are so proud of the exhaust that I think I'll wait and see on that, sounds good so far as much as I can tell anyway. Definitely more serious rubber, Bridgestone Potenza S-03's or Firestone Firehawk SZ50ep in a better profile so I can hook and still handle the wet. And someone mentioned the moonroof, that would be nice.
 

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A few as mentioned;

-Heated seats
-Memory seats
-MOONROOF!!! I don't get how they cannot have that.
-The dash top gauges (with oil pressure gauge)

I don't know about the stereo, 200 watt seems a little weak especially for those of us with 500 Monsoon systems even though the Monsoon system isn't a sonic masterpiece. I hardly use it though anyway as I'm too busy listening to the soundtrack under the hood. :D

AS for the headers, I would like a setup similar to the flanges on FLP headers, off-road pipe/Y-pipe, this way it would make swapping cats in and out easy for emissions purposes.
 

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Can somebody explain to me why you need more than 200 watts for a stereo? It is a car. You are sitting in an area smaller than a jail cell. My home stereo is 200 watts and it blows the windows out of the living room. Maybe my hearing ain't what is used to be so I am missing the fine points here.

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Keep in mind, the 500 watt system in the F-Body's was a tad bit more powerful due to cars that have T-Tops or Convertibles that need the volume capabilities to compensate.

I'm not one of those going around playing their stereo's loud (as I said, it's mostly off) but for higher quality sound especially to achieve a broad frequency range, one needs wattage. It's not just for sheer power. For sonic clarity in order to get crystal clear highs, and powerful deep lows, POWER helps insurmountably in achieving this.

As to your 200 watt home system, how big are your speakers too? I bet they're a tad bigger than most common automotive style. They also have a much larger enclosure, bigger magnet and a couple of other things.
 
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