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Lay the front bumper down and replace the grilles. I wonder if you have to carve out the white impact absorber material to make room for the new recessed grilles? CLICK->
Pulse Red 2004 GTO owned by Terrance Baehman from Wichita, Kansas. The dealer sent the wheels to California to be chromed. Terrance tells us more about his purchase, "I went in to the dealership to check on the status of the 2005 GTOs. There were three 2004 goats in the lot and two were red. I noticed the reds were different tones (one Torrid Red the other Pulse Red). Well, after finding out that the 05's weren't going to be in anytime soon, I was going to leave when I noticed the large discounts they were giving. Being as I planned on trading in my GP this fall anyway, I decided to do it early. Now I have a 2004 Pulse red GTO and my 2005 Cyclone Gray is still in production. I am very anxious about the 05 now that I own an 04." CLICK->
Pulse Red 2004 GTO, right front view. This color is a special edition color for 2004. It could only be ordered on the last 800 units of production for 2004. CLICK->
Terrance next to his new Pulse Red 2004 GTO. CLICK->
Phantom Black 2004 GTO owned by Joey D from Bradenton, Flordia. Joey selected the black leather interior and 6-speed manual transmission. Joey tells us more, "I purchased my 2004 GTO on December 10, 2004 from a dealer that my wife has worked for since 1988. It's the first Pontiac we've ever owned and the first 'muscle car' since 1972. I owned a '65 Impala Super Sport Coupe with a 327 cid, 300 hp, Slip and Slide with Powerglide 2-speed automatic transmission. What a difference 39 years makes in cars. The '04 Goat is one awesome machine, especially for the dollars I paid. In addition to taking advantage of the first day of a $5,500 rebate, as an employee of a GM dealer, my wife gets what is called 'GMS Pricing'. With the chromed wheels and fade graphic, the car only cost $25,100. That makes my GTO a lot of car for the money. As far as all the gripes about the boring styling, I like the fact that it is somewhat inconspicuous on the road, especially in Phantom Black. Furthermore, the interior is the best to come out from GM in the states since, forever. Fabulous in design, fit, finish and feel. It's one of the best looking interiors on the road today. And the drivetrain speaks for itself. Yes, it should have the hood scoops, even Mr. Lutz admitted GM missed the mark on that one. But that's an easy fix for those who like the more aggressive look." CLICK->
These chrome wheels and fade-away stripes were provided by the dealer. Joey says, "Asking retail from the dealer was $1,095 for the wheels and $125 for the graphic stripe. I paid $760 for the wheels and $79 for the stripes."
This stripe boasts the 350HP 5.7L LS1 engine that's under the hood. CLICK->
Phantom Black 2004 GTO, front end view. CLICK->
Close-up of the GTO and Pontiac emblems on the front of Joey's Phantom Black 2004 GTO. CLICK->
Phantom Black 2004 GTO, engine view. CLICK->
Joey D has been busy. He added a 2005 GTO hood and recessed grilles from the Sport Appearance Package. CLICK->
To add the recessed grilles, Joey D had to remove his front bumper. CLICK->
Here's another view of the recessed grilles. Joey D comments, " I also installed a modified SLP short-throw shifter made originally for the 2000-2002 'F-Bodies'. This is what GM should have offered in the first place. No mushy, rubbery throws, just nice short and crisp, especially going from 1st to 3rd to 5th and reverse." CLICK->
Around the rear Joey D removed the stock spoiler. Joey D adds, "The spoilerless look makes the lines of the car flow better. The GTO begs to be modified and it's fun to do, especially with my 'Pit Crew' - Grandson Kevin and his friend Matt." CLICK->
Torrid Red 2004 GTO owned by Bill Freeman from Tigard, Oregon. Bill removed the spoiler, changed the tires and wheels, and modified the exhaust to dump behind the rear wheels. PICTURE SET CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE ...
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