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2005 Pontiac GTO vs 1996 Impala SS LT1
05 GTO 6.0L LS2 Quarter mile time: 14.69 @ 106.20 mph VS 96 Impala SS 5.7L LT1 Quarter mile time: 16.26 @ 85.24 PONTIAC GTO The 2005 model year continued with standard hood scoops, split rear Exhaust with a revised rear fascia, and late in the year, optional 18 inch (45.7 cm) wheels. The major change for 2005 was the replacement of the LS1 engine with the LS2 engine. This 5,967 cc (364.1 cu in) engine increased power and torque in the GTO to 400 hp (300 kW) with 400 lb·ft (542 N·m) torque. Other changes included larger front rotors and caliper hardware from the Corvette, and the drivetrain was strengthened with the addition of a driveshaft with larger "giubos" and a larger differential flange, as well as revised half-shafts. Dashboard gauge graphics were revised. Steering wheel audio controls were added. The optional dealer-installed Sport Appearance Package became available and differed visually by having a different lower rear fascia, aftermarket mufflers with quad chrome Exhaust tips, revised spoiler and front lower fascia extension, recessed grilles, and revised rocker panels. This package was available from GM as an accessory in red, silver, black, or primer for other color cars. Production was 11,069 due in part to a shortened model year. Barbados Blue and Cosmos Purple were dropped this year, but Cyclone Grey and Midnight Blue Metallic were added. Customers also had the option to order their GTO without hood scoops (RPO code BZJ), though only 24 were produced this way. There was a 17 inch chrome wheel option. Only 17 GTOs had the chrome wheel option because this option was not offered until May 2005 and the 2005 production run ended in June. Another reason was this option was expensive, which resulted in low demand. With this improved powerplant, GM claimed the car capable of 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) in 4.7 seconds and a 13.0 second quarter mile at 105 mph (169 km/h) (automatic transmission). Car and Driver magazine tested the car at 0-60 mph in 4.8 seconds and the ¼ mile in 13.3 seconds at 107 mph (172 km/h) for the quarter mile with its BFGoodrich g-Force T/A KDWS, 245/45ZR-17 95W M+S front and rear tires but manual transmission. The 0-100 and 0-130 times were 11.7 and 19.6 respectively. IMPALA SS The Impala SS was uniquely fitted with a standard 3.08 gear. The limited-slip rear differential was standard (as opposed to the option G80 on Caprices) and the suspension was an inch lower. A retuned LT1 5.7-liter (350 cu in) small-block V8 was standard on the Impala SS, making 260 horsepower (190 kW) and 330 pound-feet (450 N·m) of torque (retuned from the prototype's 300 horsepower (220 kW) rating). The primary difference between the LT1 in the Impala and the LT1 that was in the Corvette and Camaro was that the Impala engine was fitted with cast-iron cylinder heads instead of aluminum ones, and a camshaft that was designed more for low-end torque than high-end horsepower. Another difference was that the block casting for the Impala LT1 had 2-bolt main bearing caps while the casting used for the Corvette LT1 had 4-bolt main bearing caps. The transmission used in the car was the 4L60E, which was an electronically controlled version of the previously hydraulically controlled 4L60. However, the transmission was not beefed up for the power of the LT1, and transmission failures after 100,000 miles (160,000 km) were commonplace.[citation needed] A manual transmission was never available in the 1994–1996 Impala SS. However, there is a growing trend of replacing the 4L60-E transmission with the T-56 (6-speed manual) from the Camaro and Firebird using aftermarket kits. Alternatively, a popular enhancement was the addition of a shift-kit and/or a more aggressive torque converter. Several other cars in the B/D-body line also shared a similar powertrain: these were the Chevrolet Caprice, Buick Roadmaster, and the [D-body] Cadillac Fleetwood which all shared the LT1 engine and 4L60E automatic transmission. The Strip is a Drag Strip at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, NV- 3500+ D/A Temperature 95 Degrees+ Fahrenheit





'96 Impala SS Baseline MPG prior to HHO Install
1996 Impala SS Highway MPG reading prior to HHO installation.





96 Impala SS
96 impala ss system installed by T&E car audio, 6 12" DB Drive Platinums, DB Drive 4ch amp for marines (2 6x9's frnt, 2 6.5's rear) DB Drive platinums for interior speakers, DB Drive tweeters, DB Drive 1500 4ch amp for interior speakers. Sittin on 22" TIS wheels, custom painted brake dust covers all around the car, ghost impala logo on the hood, ghost "IMPALA" on rear wing. ft pierce, fl




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