Gto in the works
It's been a long time in the making, but I almost done, and I'm ready to share. I bought a 2006 GTO about a year ago, with the intention of keeping it relatively stock. I swore to everyone I knew that this one would not be stanced. My previous car went from varying stages of drivability.
I ended up cracking a wheel, and giving up on the car completely. Threw the rs4 reps back on and sold everything I could, and traded it in for a 2006 GTO 6speed.
first week I had it ( wheel gap for days)
fast forward a year almost to the day.
then a couple of days later, once I fixed some clearance issues, I lowered it a little bit more and took some more pics.
That was satisfying for all of a day before I moved on to ordering wheels. The problem is that no one stances out a gto normally, and the only other decent one A.) the owner passed away, so what wasn't already documented is lost and B.) they were ccw's so the exact specs weren't known. I knew I wanted aggressive but had no idea what I could pull off or what offsets were doable. I ended up ordering Varrstoen 1.1.1 lm reps 18 x 9.5 +22 18x10.5 +22, and if they did'nt fit I should be able to flip them on the bmw forums without too much of a loss.
first test fitting.
i learned I needed to go alot lower and needed a fender roll all the way around badly.
had the owner of this roll my fenders all the way around, and he did an amazing job.
I finally got some tires on and test fitted again, but failed on the rear. Ended up having to move the front to the rear and rocking the stock 2 upfront.
after a couple weeks of not wanting to touch it I finally was able to source some used tires to throw on for sizing purposes.
the front was doable with some negative camber(none in the picture) but the rear is undriveable. The rear camber is not adjustable stock, so that brings us up to today.... I ordered the rear camber bushings and hopefully they go on tomorrow.
Quick update..... Had to go back and pull the fenders. Wheels will be on tonight.
AHHHHH! i was just asking myself the other day while searching trough pages of older threads why noone had done a GTO yet.. im glad you took the plunge first.. when i get a set of coilovers i plan to try and do a stanced with my YJ GTO. but for now ill ride low on my current setup. haha. anyways i like them wheels and the stance. good job
Actually blacklist on here did it first,but since he is no longer with us, and had ccw wheels, the amount of information is very scarce.if you need any help with it lemme know. The rear will need to be pulled if you want to go wide. I got mine on and drove it for a few miles.I'll have pics up tomorrow.
Originally Posted by Mannyls2
I did my brothers gto with bc racing coilovers and 18x10 25 with 245 40 tires. only thing i will say about this car is that it has such tiny fenders and thick ass double steel on the rear fender lips. it was a bitch to make it. work. gl with your project. props to doing something diff. those losers at ls1gto are assholes to boot so I hate that community.
i didnt know he had been on this forum too or had posted it here. i know who your talking about tho.. and yeah the information is very scarce on that Goat. but its ncie to see other goat owners try and succeed in having a nice.
Originally Posted by matt w
Originally Posted by shark tales
exactly i know what u mean.
still need to do a real shoot, but I got this one for now.
Dam, Beautiful i must say
agreed. not enough of these around.
found another decent one.