talk to me about the GTO

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  1. High Voltage

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    couple questions

    1) from "the seat of the pants" can you really feel the difference between the ls1 and ls2?

    2) is it true that the auto's are faster then the manuals?
     
  2. MeanGreen

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    1) don't know cause I have only been in a ls1 car

    2) 1/4 times of pretty much every auto lsx have always been faster then its manual counterpart.
     
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    I've driven my buddys 04 GTO and really didn't care for it, along with the shift lockout...which was kind of strange.

    To me the entire car is just Blah....except for maybe the interior.
     
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    every manual trans lsx car has had that, nothing new. :hsugh:
     
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    You can get a device that fakes a signal or just go into the PCM and turn it off. I could never understand why it always wanted me to go into 4th. 4th gear at 20 mph :ugh2:
     
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    1. Yes, the ls2 feels much smoother and pulls harder at high rpms. Then again the ls1's wernt slow either.

    2. IIRC the auto's were faster then the manuals, and the auto feels suprisingly good in the car.

    I used to sell ponticas so I have probibly driven 3242059879082374 GTO's.
     
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    1) LS2 seems stronger down low, LS1s can be modded to do anything an LS2 can do and better.

    2) Yes, autos are bit quicker.
     
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    It's the only way they can meet the EPA ratings on gas mileage.

    Anyways you have the options of either getting a $290, nicely packaged harness to eliminate that, or you can get a $0.30 resistor from Radio Shack and do it yourself.
     
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    Increases gas mileage thus avoiding the gas guzzler tax.
     
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    Mine hardly ever does it. I'll still program it out someday.
     
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    Probably a typo above but skip shift eliminators are $20.
     
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    Oh!? I didn't know that :o

    Last time I looked, the SLP ones were like 290 :eek:
     
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    when you guys say lockout are you talking about CAG? (Computer Aided Gear selection)
     
  15. Yeah.
     
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    they can get a small device that you plug right into the harness that does the same thing for $15 on just about every fbody site :ugh2:
     
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    Apparently you missed the 3 posts before you that already stated this :ugh2:
     
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    I've tuned LS1 and LS2 GTOs... the LS2s are more powerful and it shows... as mentioned above, the LS1 is every bit as capable when modded and, in some cases, has a little more flexability... all the LS2 GTOs had torque management from the factory, even the manual cars... after removing Torque Management, the skip shift and the speed limiter, an LS2 GTO is a very powerful car and the manual transmission ones seem to be able to pull well into the top end... fastest I've ever been in one was 146mph, according to the data log... and that was fast enough.
     
  19. Mitchj

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    1. They are both fast cars, but the LS2 has low down response that LS1's can only dream of.

    2. I would also get the auto, they are just the type of car that is more suited to it.
     
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    The low end response is due to 5.7L v 6.0L
     
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    i'm no expert, but i'd be inclined to say its more than that.
     
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    Well yeah, but all things considered more cubes almost always = more low end whether it be from bore or stroke.
     
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    I remember when the LS1 was first introduced in Australia in 2001 into the VT Commodores, it replaced the much less powerful ancient Holden 5.0L v8.

    While the LS1 had a good 50 horsepower ontop of the old engine, everyone bitched that it lacked the low down torque of the Holden 5.0L, and because of that actually had less drivability.

    So more capacity doesn't necessarily equal more low end response.
     
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    I doubt that 5.0 had more low end.
     

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