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Old 06-24-2006, 06:16 PM   #11
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I remember those....
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Yeah, they were talking about the stance of the car. They'd even show the car "stretching" out wider on the commercials. At least the ones I remember...
Yeah, I thought that was the way I rememberred it
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That method is still applied to the GP but only the GP.....The GP GXP even has wider tires in the front than in back.
kinda like the wide track campaighn Pontiac ran in the 60s, I thkn it was the 60s anyways
exaclty what they were trying to do
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That method is still applied to the GP but only the GP.....The GP GXP even has wider tires in the front than in back.
Oh they were talking about tires? I thought they were talking about the overall width of the car and it'* "stance", kinda like the wide track campaighn Pontiac ran in the 60s, I thkn it was the 60s anyways

Umm....no I said that they still use widetrack on the GP..but the GXP gets wider front tires tooo............
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That method is still applied to the GP but only the GP.....The GP GXP even has wider tires in the front than in back.
Oh they were talking about tires? I thought they were talking about the overall width of the car and it'* "stance", kinda like the wide track campaighn Pontiac ran in the 60s, I thkn it was the 60s anyways

Umm....no I said that they still use widetrack on the GP..but the GXP gets wider front tires tooo............

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The original "Wide Track" Pontiacs were back in the fifties. Supposedly they had a wider suspension than other cars. Not really true, but it was something they could slap in the ads.
actually it was true i remember reading or watching on tv (cant remmember) but back when Pontiac started making there cars wider all the drive thru car washs (which where much more plentifull back then) where lobbying for them to make there cars like other make because pontiacs would not fit in the wheel tracks
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Ha, yeah I remember thoseand I want to say I even remember a few of the commericals.
One of the guys at work brought up the wide track thing the other day too.

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The original "Wide Track" Pontiacs were back in the fifties. Supposedly they had a wider suspension than other cars. Not really true, but it was something they could slap in the ads.
They revived the advertising in 96 for the 97 Grand Prix, which did have a wider track than the earlier GP, but this time it was certifiable crap and they dropped it pretty quick after several magazines and TV shows pointed out the fact that the GP actually had the narrowest track of that generation of w-bodies, with the exception of the Lumina.
Excellent point...I believe the Regal had the widest track of the W-bodies.

Adding more fuel to the fire, the 2000+ Impalas came with 12" front disks, which was also an option on the 1998 Intriques, but were never offered on the Grand Prix until the body style change in 2004.

GM often thinks car buyers are absolutely stupid...but just maybe the public is becoming fed up of that nonsense.

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Excellent point...I believe the Regal had the widest track of the W-bodies.
Actually, the Intrigue had the widest track, because it is actually a slightly larger car, sharing it'* stretched frame with the Century.
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