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Old 10-29-2006, 10:05 AM   #1
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My friends asked me this, and now im a little curious too...

what years did Pontiac use 'Wider Is Better'?
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wide track goes back to 1959


wider is better was reintroduced in 97 I believe.
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i know the wide track went way back...

but yeah, what i wanted to know was when 'wider is better' came about, cuz i remember it when i was like 7 or 8 but yeah...

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Yeah they used it in 97 with the Grand Prix, just look at a 96 GP versus and 97 and youll see why
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Yer, the cars definately looked wider but I'm not so sure if they were actually wider.

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So, they came back out in 97, when did they stop using it?
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Yer, the cars definately looked wider but I'm not so sure if they were actually wider.

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Yep, its wider.

A 96 GP has a front track of 59.60" and a rear of 58.20" Overall width 71.90"

A 97 GP has a front track of 61.70" and a rear of 61.70" Overall width 72.70"

Its wider, not by alot, but its certainly wider.
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lol

maybe they should have used it for the bonnevilles...
well, they were full size sedans compared to a coupe so w/e, nvm


even though they got smaller in 2000 but they are wider...

'87-'91 = ???
'92-'99 = 74.5"
'00+ = 74.2"
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maybe they should have used it for the bonnevilles...
well, they were full size sedans compared to a coupe so w/e, nvm


even though they got smaller in 2000 but they are wider...

'87-'91 = ???
'92-'99 = 74.5"
'00+ = 74.2"
For Bonnevilles:

87-91:
Front Track: 60.30"
Rear Track: 59.80"
Width: 72.10"

92-99:
Front Track: 60.80"
Rear Track: 60.90"
Width: 74.50"

00-05:
Front Track: 62.60
Rear Track: 62.10
Width: 74.20
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Yer, the cars definately looked wider but I'm not so sure if they were actually wider.

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Yep, its wider.

A 96 GP has a front track of 59.60" and a rear of 58.20" Overall width 71.90"

A 97 GP has a front track of 61.70" and a rear of 61.70" Overall width 72.70"

Its wider, not by alot, but its certainly wider.
I've got the 97 GP and it'* wider. I like the way it handles on a curvy road.
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