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John swapped out the stock 17 inch wheels for a set of 19 inch TSW Rib wheels and Goodyear F1 tires. TSW heritage spans four decades of leadership in racing and wheel technology development. TSW has strong yet lightweight construction. CLICK->
Another shot of the 19" wheels. Typically, these 19" x 8" wheels cost about $100 apiece. CLICK->
Under the hood John did some engine mods. He also put on a Corsa sport exhaust system. He says it dynos at 435 rwhp and 429 rwtq. CLICK->
In the trunk are JL Audio speakers with Soundstream amps. This system has 1800 watts. CLICK->
This is Shawn Toth's Torrid Red 2005 GTO. This car has been modified with Rhys Millen hood, front bumper, and front fenders. It also has DM sport side skirts. Those stripes are not stickers, they are painted on the car. It has 18" Foose Speedster wheels fitted with 245x18x40 Nitto 555 tires. CLICK->
Front end shot of this customized Torrid Red 2005 GTO. It has carbon fiber on the Rhys Millen front bumper. CLICK->
Around the rear we see a RK Sport three piece spoiler and a DM Sport rear bumper. It also has Altezza black tail lights, a custom GTO decal on the rear glass, and tinted windows.
Huge speakers mounted between the rear seats. CLICK->
Your whole entertainment center is back here - amps, speakers, and a 13 inch TV screen. CLICK->
Close-up of all the custom work back here. CLICK->
April 13th, 2005 a train hauling new 2005 GTOs collided with a coal train in Blairstown, Iowa. Many GTOs were damaged. Some of the cars were cut up and sold on eBay. Here's a local newspaper article:
REGISTER STAFF WRITER
April 14, 2005
- Train traffic on a major coast-to-coast freight line was stopped
Wednesday afternoon when a train accident just west of Blairstown
derailed 11 cars, injuring one crew member.
The derailment happened
about 1:45 p.m. when an eastbound Union Pacific coal train was stopped
for traffic near Blairstown and another train hit it from behind,
railroad officials said.
Two crew members aboard the freight train
traveling from North Platte, Neb., to Chicago suffered minor injuries,
said Mark Davis, spokesman for the Union Pacific Railroad. A third
crew member was transported by ambulance to Mercy Hospital in Cedar
Rapids for non-life-threatening injuries, Davis said.
Dozens of new
automobiles on the train were damaged as at least four train cars
tipped on their sides, said Michael Ferguson, chief deputy for the
Benton County Sheriff's Department.
'You didn't order a yellow GTO,
did you?' Sheriff Randy Forsyth said. 'We saw one of those.'
The next year, the buggers wrecked yet ANOTHER train and the same sheriff was commenting thusly...
Train cars derail north of Vinton
Published: 09/20/2006 10:50 AM
By: The Gazette - The Gazette VINTON, IA
- Twelve Iowa Northern Railroad cars derailed early this morning in Benton
County about four miles north of Vinton. Sheriff Randy Forsyth said 12
of the train's 58 cars in the middle of the train derailed. The cars were
hauling grain, which was spilled, Forsyth said. No one was injured, and
Forsyth said he didn't know what caused the derailment.
The incident happened around 12:10 a.m. today, and crews were cleaning
up the scene this morning. Traffic was minimally impacted, Forsyth said,
but one intersection on a gravel road was closed.
There are actually two train cars here. One on the left and one on the right. See the track way over on the right? These train cars may have been pulled over here to get them off the track. We think the damaged GTOs ended up at the Cleveland Pick-A-Part. Here is a link to see a bunch of GTOs that are being parted out. http://www.clevelandpickapart.com/gtos.htm CLICK->
This is a cool picture. It's a cutaway of the 4-speed Hydramatic 4L60-E(M30) from the 2004 GTO and the beefier 4L65-E(M32) from the 2005 GTO.
2.8L - 5.7L gas (M30)
6L gas (M32)
Maximum engine torque:
360 lb-ft (488 Nm) (M30) (2004 GTO)
400 lb-ft (542 Nm) (M32) (2005 GTO)
Maximum gearbox torque:
610 lb-ft (827 Nm) (M30)
670 lb-ft (910 Nm) (M32)
Maximum shift speed (M30):
1-2 6100 rpm
2-3 6100 rpm
3-4 6100 rpm
Maximum shift speed (M32):
1-2 6400 rpm
2-3 6200 rpm
3-4 5600 rpm
Maximum validated gross vehicle weight:
up to 8600 lb (3900 kg) (application & axle ratio dependent)
P, R, N, OD, D, 2, 1
P, R, N, OD, 3, 2, 1
die cast aluminum
(2) two-way on/off solenoids
variable bleed solenoid
Torque converter clutch:
pulse width modulated solenoid control
245, 258, 280, 300mm (M30) (diameter of torque converter turbine)
Chevrolet S-10 (M30); Chevrolet Blazer (M30); Chevrolet Colorado/GMC Canyon (M30); Chevrolet TrailBlazer/GMC Envoy/Buick Rainier (M30); Chevrolet Silverado 1500-2500/GMC Sierra 1500-2500 (M30, M32, Hybrid (PHT)(M33); Chevrolet Tahoe/GMC Yukon (M30); Cadillac Escalade/Escalade EXT (M30, M32); Chevrolet Avalanche (M30); Chevrolet Suburban (M30); Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana (M30); Chevrolet Astro/GMC Safari (M30); Chevrolet Corvette (M32); Chevrolet SSR (M32); GMC Sierra Denali (M32); GMC Yukon XL Denali (M30, M32); HUMMER H2 (M32); HUMMER H2 SUT (M32); 2005 Pontiac GTO (M32); Envoy Denali (M30); Isuzu Ascender (M30); Saab (M30)
This is the 6-speed Tremec T56 (M12) manual overdrive transmission that you can select for the 2005 GTO. It is also used on the 2004 GTO.
Phantom Black 2005 GTO cruising down the road. Those hood scoops are new for 2005. That's a Torrid Red 2005 GTO going in the other direction. Looks like the guy in the red one is slowing down for the curve! What! He should be accelerating into that curve! PICTURE SET CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE ...
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Says Jabadday Boombabwe (jabadday.@zimbo.net) -"I play de steel drum all day for de tropical tourists. I made a steel drum out of de inverted roof of a 1968 GTO. We trew de rest of de car in de deep blue sea."