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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-06-2019, 02:50 PM Thread Starter
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From V6 to GT

After owning and loving my '09 Sport Red V6 for the past three years, I finally took the step up into a lightly used, bone stock, loaded '09 Maverick Silver GT! It feels like its gonna take some time to get used to the added weight and power, I used to throw the V6 around like it was nothing, but the GT feels like a totally different animal!
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Any modifications planned for the GT? Don't forget to update the signature.

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Plenty planned, as soon as I can replenish funds. Already have a Superchips on the way. Most important to me is the DOD hardware delete, I'd rather save up and do that before I start modding like crazy. And sig changes are coming soon!

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Congrats!

The Fe2 dampers (struts and shocks) kinda sucked from the factory. Upgrade them and the GT will feel planted. (I upgraded with PPVs)
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Congrats! Another north jersey-ite, hooray. Enjoy the new car.


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Congrats nice upgrade;enjoy
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Thought about doing this but like my V6 too much.
Plus given the age of our cars now, 10 years old, I'll be reluctantly going in a new direction come time to replace my G8.
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GT doesn't weigh significantly more than the V6, but certainly has much more power, and get similar mileage.

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If memory is correct, the curb weight difference is around 100 pounds.

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You guys are both right, its only about 100 lb difference, but I can definitely feel it. Guess I'll have to take a proper day and play in the twisties with her!

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Thought about doing this but like my V6 too much.
Plus given the age of our cars now, 10 years old, I'll be reluctantly going in a new direction come time to replace my G8.
Same here regarding the new direction.

Plus, let's be honest...in our area here, a V8 isn't going to do us any good anyway. V6 or V8, in GTA stop-and-go traffic, they both crawl at the same speed anyway.

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