I have been looking at G8's all day. The cam swap is more of a PITA then the regular LS2. Some sponsor prices were $1500 for the cam kit (about $800 for the GTO), and an installed price was over $3k. I've also been looking at GTO's lol. If I got another one, I would have to be Supercharged or 400+ CI H/C/I/stall set-up. G8's are still expensive. We are going to have to see. I looked at some Coyote's, and you can get them with 19k miles for low 20's. I just don't know.....
We will see, I made a few grand off the car, and without the mods, gas, and maintenance, the money should really stack up. If I can practice some will power, I may have enough down payment, to get inot something a bit more expensive. I still can't see paying over $25k for something I'm going to tear into either.
You actually sold the car. So much for selling mods now you've moved up to car swaps.
Get the 'Yote. Crap loads of aftermarket support, a car that's still in production so parts will be significantly cheaper and easier to find OEM stuff, responds a lot better to mods, a lot better fuel economy, stupid amount of customization available, makes over 650hp on just 8-10lbs of boost and is still a fairly safe range. From stock, a CAI, exhaust, and tune alone nets over 425rwhp. There's more than a few N/A 5.0's out there making 550+hp and running in the 9's. You'd have a car that's potentially still in the 5yr 60k mile power/drive train warranty. You won't be seeing TOO many of the 11-12's, or even the 13-14's which look a lot different and are easily distinguishable and there's going to be a 2014.5 model for the 50 year anniversary with the ALL new body, significantly lighter platform, retaining the 5.0. Wait another year and you might can get a good deal on my car.
You going to the new body? I may wait and see what I can get on an '11 or '12 when the new stuff comes out....however, probably won't wait that long. I'm not as into the appearance (although I have seen some insanely nice modded ones), so I would go for the earlier model just to save $$. All I need is the motor,, and I would get the car down to about 3200-3300 lbs. I would also go for the Auto.
I do swap parts and cars lol. At least I do it decently. I got my Titan with 29k miles for $15k, and sold it with 76k miles for $13.7. Actually sold the the GTO for more then I paid. It did have some nice mods though.
Not Boss stuff, that's a California Special package car. Simply an Appearance package, Looks like it also has the Brembo brake package. Either way, that lower front is used on both the Boss and C/S. You can add that lower front end like he has for under $250. $330 with the little fogs. I was actually going to get that lower bumper after I get my tax refund. :P I don't like the additional Boss style splitter on the bottom though, sticks out too far, I'd end up snagging it on something.
It's not lowered too much. Looks about as low as mine. I've got right at $1600 total in suspension and I gotta say, it handles like a champ.
As far as the new body, it all depends on how it looks. They haven't released any official pictures yet. If it looks like the ruhtarded Fusion lookalike then heck no I won't be going for it but supposedly it'll be an easy 300-400lbs lighter from the factory and the 5.0 will supposedly be bumped up to around 450-460 hp. If that's the case I'd be in the market again.
LOL, nah, my next car will also be driven by my wife (so Auto is only way, but I am also an Auto guy). When i bought the GTO, I told her she gets the next newer car. She doesn't like the CTS-V, the Mustang, and doesn;t want to drive aorund in a GTO (she liked the GTO, but she liked it as my car). She LOVED the G8. It has a nice 6.0 bl0ck and great flowing heads/intake. Just have to do away with the DoD. I want a Supercharged one to hit over 500 to the wheels, without a noticeably modded car. I figure SCer, custom cam, LT's, intake, and it will be a very stout car.
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