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    GTP vs. Comp G

    I have been looking at newer cars lately and I am still considering trying to find another with the 3800SC in it. Are there any differences between a standard GTP and the Comp G performance wise?

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    Re: GTP vs. Comp G

    Comp G's get a "better" suspension (they both still suck if you ask me), and a slightly more agressive/"better" wheel/tire combo (see "suck" comment above though ).

    Powertrain-wise, they have 3.29 gears (vs 2.93), Tap-Shift (which gives you a little more manual control of the gears) and the top speed governor is 142-143mph (vs 126-128mph for a GTP).



    Basically, they have a little more competant handling, and on a decently prepped strip, have the *POTENTIAL* to launch harder and cut better 1/8th times.............can't hold 2nd through the 1/4 traps though (2nd gear rev limit on a GTP is 96ish mph vs 88ish mph for a Comp G IIRC), so a regular GTP *might* be able to catch back up on the top end (due to not HAVING to shift to 3rd).

    Also, be aware that when Car and Driver tested a Comp G, they couldn't actually REACH the top speed governor, because they got a "Oil Temp High" message in the DIC and the PCM said "fuck this, I'm stopping the fun RIGHT now" at only 138mph .
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    Re: GTP vs. Comp G

    *I think* Comp G's got a different FDR, and they got the Tap Shift.

    You're going to have trouble finding a post-2004 Comp G. They only made them until February of '05. I have an '04 Brochure around here if you want me to find it. If you are looking at getting the car for a warranty then I don't think they started that till '07? They hardly made alot of GTP's in the 3rd gens.

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    Re: GTP vs. Comp G

    Quote Originally Posted by 5speedz34
    You're going to have trouble finding a post-2004 Comp G. They only made them until February of '05. I have an '04 Brochure around here if you want me to find it. If you are looking at getting the car for a warranty then I don't think they started that till '07? They hardly made alot of GTP's in the 3rd gens.
    I've found an '05 with 31k on it...powertrain warranty goes until 2010 or 100k....you are right though, finding post-gen GTP is pretty tough...
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    Re: GTP vs. Comp G

    They pretty much made GXP's and GT's. Never sold a ton of GTP's. Then the GT got the L32.

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    Re: GTP vs. Comp G

    Quote Originally Posted by BIGBULS
    Comp G's get a "better" suspension (they both still suck if you ask me), and a slightly more agressive/"better" wheel/tire combo (see "suck" comment above though ).

    Powertrain-wise, they have 3.29 gears (vs 2.93), Tap-Shift (which gives you a little more manual control of the gears) and the top speed governor is 142-143mph (vs 126-128mph for a GTP).



    Basically, they have a little more competant handling, and on a decently prepped strip, have the *POTENTIAL* to launch harder and cut better 1/8th times.............can't hold 2nd through the 1/4 traps though (2nd gear rev limit on a GTP is 96ish mph vs 88ish mph for a Comp G IIRC), so a regular GTP *might* be able to catch back up on the top end (due to not HAVING to shift to 3rd).

    Also, be aware that when Car and Driver tested a Comp G, they couldn't actually REACH the top speed governor, because they got a "Oil Temp High" message in the DIC and the PCM said "fuck this, I'm stopping the fun RIGHT now" at only 138mph .
    I remember that article. I think they called it "wimpy."

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    Re: GTP vs. Comp G

    I just got back from driving the Comp G. It is a damn nice car. Pretty peppy for what it is.
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    Re: GTP vs. Comp G

    Quote Originally Posted by jeremy
    I just got back from driving the Comp G. It is a damn nice car. Pretty peppy for what it is.
    DO EEET!
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    Re: GTP vs. Comp G

    Quote Originally Posted by CS1138
    Quote Originally Posted by jeremy
    I just got back from driving the Comp G. It is a damn nice car. Pretty peppy for what it is.
    DO EEET!
    I am actually leaning towards it over the GXP. The one thing that i wished it had that the GXP does is the drilled brake setup.
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    Re: GTP vs. Comp G

    Quote Originally Posted by jeremy
    Quote Originally Posted by CS1138
    Quote Originally Posted by jeremy
    I just got back from driving the Comp G. It is a damn nice car. Pretty peppy for what it is.
    DO EEET!
    I am actually leaning towards it over the GXP. The one thing that i wished it had that the GXP does is the drilled brake setup.
    That can be added.
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    Re: GTP vs. Comp G

    absolutely....it's not like that would be a deal breaker anyway....we will see what happens...
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    Re: GTP vs. Comp G

    Everything from the GXP suspension-wise can be put on a Comp-G

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    Re: GTP vs. Comp G

    well so much for that..had a deal done up and agreed upon yesterday, dealer can't seem to figure out how complete simple paperwork (application of title/odometer statement/etc) for the lender...and they said that they wouldn't release the vehicle to me until Friday or so because they were trying to sort out the filing of the paperwork with my bank....I told them to fuck off I wasn't waiting until Friday because of them when I had certified funds for the car, took back the cashier's check I had given them from my bank and left......the search continues
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    Re: GTP vs. Comp G

    here was the only pic of the car that I had snapped with my cell...it was a damn nice car, too bad the guy turned out to be a cock-gobbler....I&#39;ve already got something else in the works

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    Re: GTP vs. Comp G

    Dude I woulda waited out for that one!!!!

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