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Thread: Build Thread: 2004 Drift GTO (yes ANOTHER GTO)

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    Build Thread: 2004 Drift GTO (yes ANOTHER GTO)

    longtube headers, K&N intake, ported TB, header tune. It's fast, although it doesn't 'feel' as fast, it's strange not having boost lag. Well an event popped up while I went to visit a friend and I just couldn't resist taking this thing for a slide.

    my old car:


    my practice car: 1987 corolla (first car i ever owned, was a $300 POS when i started with it).


    The GTO in action.




    for a stock car it slides pretty well, very stable and the on-demand torque is fantastic. I don't want this to turn into an all out track car. I plan on keeping as much interior as I can. I want to be the guy that's killing it on track, but in a stock looking, full interior GTO with the AC running. However it does have some issues that need to be addressed.
    -Steering angle: The stock 17" wheels were rubbing on the outer tie rods at full lock. The inner lips of my wheels are all gouged up.
    -weak hand brake: This is really really important especially for tandeming, it's a requirement to have a consistent and strong clamp on the rears.
    -weak drivetrain: I've heard the Driveshaft and axles are weak points.
    -weird steering wheel: The wheel was awkward to slide with. It seems like it doesn't rotate around the center and it's just HUGE.


    Well first on the list I bought the driveshaft, axles and steering knuckles off this car.


    Bought myself an ASD handbrake. It's been sitting in my closet for a while.


    I also just ordered an Autopower bolt-in cage. Will update with progress.

    Yes. The GTOs will tandem.

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    awesome seening 2 gtos drifting next season is gonna be great, is that the 86 that was 20valve swapped at auto city during motorcitymayhem.
    anyway good luck
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    Thank God redeem the GTO
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    These GTO drift builds are very interesting...I will be checking back in to see some progress and I wish I had your drifting skills...
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    Ut oh shanes got some competition now lol
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    Matt's ams oil Gto was very well set up. It's the old bf Goodrich car. He has tons of spar parts left over from when he part the car out.

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    Don't forget bolt in cages are not allowed. Might have to weld it in. As for the steering wheel issue, no hub adapters exist for the car. I had to weld a new steering shaft onto my car. But hey come out to the shop this weekend and we can go over everything for your build.
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    2 drift gtos on the site!
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    Yeah I'm looking forward to checking out your car this weekend. I'm just sticking to grassroots stuff for now, mdu, mcm, clubloose so a bolt in is ok. this car is just going to be a mild build for now since its still my dd.

    I actually just found someone on ls1tech who is making adapters for our cars.

    Yup same white 20v corolla.

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    Cool, we can bounce some ideas off eachother. Will Saturday work for you? I'll be out of town Sunday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsmgirlie View Post
    2 drift gtos on the site!
    Actually we will be the only two competitive gto's drifting in north America lol. The last remaining one was that green and black Gto and it got parted out.

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    This is awesome, I love gto's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OMG Ninja View Post
    Actually we will be the only two competitive gto's drifting in north America lol. The last remaining one was that green and black Gto and it got parted out.
    Yeah we're kindofa big deal.

    And yes Saturday will work for me. I've got lots of questions

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    Quote Originally Posted by OMG Ninja View Post
    Actually we will be the only two competitive gto's drifting in north America lol. The last remaining one was that green and black Gto and it got parted out.
    now that is cool! I will defiantly be following both of these builds
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    I wish you would sell the GTO and build the 86.

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    Right now the corolla is exactly how I wanted it to be when I started. I would love to just put a cage in it but its not worth the cost since its not 'competitive'.

    Sooooo I thought I'd be able to drive at no star bash with it but Edgar said tandeming requires a cage.

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    GTO drift off?
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    Have skuds put a cage in it, your corolla is at the level everybody (should) want theirs.
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    Got some stuff in the mail. I've been sick these past two days otherwise I'd install these.


    Removed engine cover since I heard they interfere with the fuel line. And lo-and-behold, my fuel line was getting cut up by the cover! Those are staying off.




    Also tried to adjust the ebrake


    The adjustment screw for the parking brake shoe on the 240 would turn 5-6 times and I could get plenty of adjustment. The GTO only gets half a turn, so it's useless. It was strange the right side locked well, when I tested it in the air, driver side did not lock at all. On the ground can't hold the car on a 1* incline.

    Also scoped out where to put the secondary calipers
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