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Old 04-12-2003, 08:08   #1 (permalink)
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GT and GTP Shocks?

Now there are some Gts out on the street, and those really keen fans will have gone over them, what are the shocks in the Gt? I know XR has Italian (anything Italian is a lil suspect and usually cheap in price and quality) gas shocks, and Gt is susposed to be higher spec than Xr, so are they Koni or Bilstein?
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Old 04-12-2003, 09:43   #2 (permalink)
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Italian cheap WTF maybe the quality is a bit suspect but anything Italian will usually cost you. Have you checked the price of a Ferrari or Lambo lately?
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I'd love to own a cheap Alfa Romeo someday!

I owned a Fiat before, and although it was fairly simple and affordable, I was always surprised how durable it was.
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What about MOMO gear? $195 for a gear knob is that cheap.
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What about MOMO gear? $195 for a gear knob is that cheap.
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I thought the GT/GT-P has pretty much XR8 suspension settings..

Which is a little disapointing.. In this kind of market it sounds like they could have gone a little bit more Hard core, sacificed a little ride quality (still being better than a HSV tho) and come up with a more focused product.
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The GT/GTP shocks are made by automotive supplier Delphi. Apparently they offered greater scope for tuning. I think the GT-HO will be more hardcore in its suspension settings. Remember that HO stood for handling options.
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Remember that HO stood for handling options.
Of course it did... and I'm really Arnold Schrarwzenegger
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The GT/GTP shocks are made by automotive supplier Delphi. Apparently they offered greater scope for tuning. I think the GT-HO will be more hardcore in its suspension settings. Remember that HO stood for handling options.
Correct. However, let's be truthful here. I believe the Delphis are made overseas (Thailand?) which given logistics etc must be a cost issue. Also, if adjustability was a factor there are many other brands that are also better quality.

Who knows what the real reason is? Why did FPV change wheel sources from SPeedline/ROH to Thailand made Enkei? I'm not sitting in the seat of the procurement guy but I'm guessing unit cost is always high on the list. Which makes you wonder, how much did the delay in delivering wheels for the first FPV's cost?

For the record, the Enkeis on my Pursuit do appear to be good quality. T6 alloy too!
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