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Old 08-18-2003, 01:59 PM   #11
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That is not an issue because there is a little button that allows you to turn it off.
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Traction control is easily tunred off by a button next to the shifter. And then you got something to hold those ponies back in the winter.
I know there is a button, and the button is basically for looks. You can turn it off and all it does is delay when the traction control kicks in. There is no easy way to disable the traction control if your car is equipped with it, you will basically have to remove all power to the traction control system before it will be disabled.
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know there is a button, and the button is basically for looks. You can turn it off and all it does is delay when the traction control kicks in. There is no easy way to disable the traction control if your car is equipped with it, you will basically have to remove all power to the traction control system before it will be disabled
The Series 1 engines were different. My traction control WILL not activate if it is turned off. The GTP'* are a different beast than the bonneville in the first place. Anyways, Traction Control isn't a problem unless you continually break traction. If your not doing that, Traction Control isn't a problem.

The rattle in the Super charger is just coupler wear. It sounds sorta like a chatter. It'* apparent if your under the hood at idle. Sometimes you can hear it inside at idle. All the superchargers will get it eventually there is no getting around it. But it is easliy fixed. As for the blowers themselves. Keep the oil looking good and the blower should last the life of the car. Probably even longer than some other parts.

You can exspect 18mph in the city and 25ish on the highway. If you get a free flowing intake and better exhaust you'll increase that.
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Old 08-18-2003, 08:17 PM   #13
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The Series 1 engines were different. My traction control WILL not activate if it is turned off. The GTP'* are a different beast than the bonneville in the first place. Anyways, Traction Control isn't a problem unless you continually break traction. If your not doing that, Traction Control isn't a problem.
You are correct it doesn't activate (as far as I know) on a Series I, but a 96-99 SSEi is a series II.

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The GTP'* are a different beast than the bonneville in the first place.
Yup, you are completely right there, they are completely different cars, and really shouldn't be compared unless it is drivetrain stuff. But you can disable the traction control in a GTP, not in an SSEi.

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Anyways, Traction Control isn't a problem unless you continually break traction. If your not doing that, Traction Control isn't a problem.
That is absolutely correct, but when you are trying to go fast in a SSEi from a stop it is kinda hard not to spin the tires, especially a modded one.
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A 4.7 liter V8 Bonnie in 2004??? Kewl. Front wheel drive? How do they fit that under the hood. I think it needs a blower tho....
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GXP is RWD.
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GXP is RWD.
will'* right... the GXP is a V8 w/ RWD..... but the V6 models are front wheel drive right?
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GXP is RWD.
will'* right... the GXP is a V8 w/ RWD..... but the V6 models are front wheel drive right?
I just did a quick internet search and everything I see shows it as being a Front wheel drive car, using the 4T80-E transmission. Oh, and did I forget to say that I want one ?
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Did you read its nearest competition?

Competitors :
2003-2004 Mercury Marauder
2002-2004 Dodge Intrepid SXT
2003-2004 Infiniti M45

Decent grouping

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The Bonneville GXP is to become the top model of the Pontiac line-up, in place of the SSEi trim, with a V8 derived from Cadillac'* Northstar engine. Accompanying the extra power with be a host of handling enhancements.

Base price : $35,000 (estimated) Get a free price quote

Engine : V8, DOHC, front engine FWD
Displacement : 4,400 cc
Valve : 32 valves, 4 valves per cylinder
Transmission : 4-spd automatic
Fuel economy : city - 17 mpg
highway - 26 mpg

Suspension : F - Independent MacPherson strut
R - Independent MacPherson strut
Brakes : F - Vented discs
R - Solid discs

Horsepower : 285 hp @ 6000 rpm(estimated)
Torque : 290 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm(estimated)
Redline : unknown

Top speed : 150 mph(estimated)
0-60 mph : 6.5 sec.(estimated)
0- mile : 14.6 sec @ 97.0 mph(estimated)
60-0 braking distance : 125 ft(estimated)
200 ft skidpad : 0.85 g(estimated)

Curb Weight : 3800 lbs(estimated)
Overall length : 202.6 in.
Wheelbase : 112.2 in.
Overall Width : 74.2 in.
Height : 55.6 in

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they are sticking a full blown 4.6L Northstar i believe with 300hp.
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