From and GXP owner to a SHO

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  1. Brandon Arwine

    Brandon Arwine New Member

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    I have owned a 97 grand prix GTP, 2 grand prix GXPs and now a 2013 taurus SHO. I will say I loved the GXP's and really wanted to jump to a g8 gt or GXP. Really hard to find one with low mileage and decent price though. I found my SHO with 44k miles on it for a little over 15k. When I got into it I knew right away it had to be mine. My wife and I both loved it given all the options and size. Firstly I'm 6'8" tall so most cars are a no go. Second I have 2 kids so with my seat all the way back both kids have plenty of room. This car was babied by the previous owner and I havent found a single flaw. Well the only issue I found is the radio will randomly scan channels multiple times a trip out of nowhere but that's minor. This car feels like a totally different league than the GXP and its plenty fast stock. I will be doing performance mods and being an audiophile at heart I will strip all the speakers out for quality component speakers and likely a sub or two. I'm tempted to custom mount 2 8 inch Memphis mojo subs in the rear deck since there is only 1 speaker in the center. Any recommendations are welcome and look forward to reading more posts from everyone here.
     

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    zoomlater SHO Member Supporting Member

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  3. SM105K

    SM105K Streetlight Grand Prix Champ/ IG @egocheckersho

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    Nice find. I am really fond of the Supercharged 3800 series.....

    Welcome to the SHO! I would change the PTU fluid and coolant ASAP.
     
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    I loved my GTP back in the day. The thing finally quit running 2 weeks ago when the kid of the person I sold it to ran into a concrete highway divider in the rain. The 3.8 is one of the all time best running motors in American autos. I looked at GXPs a few years ago but they looked ragged out for the price they were asking.
     
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    STAN SCHWARTZ SHO Member

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    Welcome!

    At one time, I was looking for a GXP too. They're getting harder to find....at least nice ones are.

    Good luck with your mods! If you've done any searches, you'll see a general consensus on vendors and mods. If you DON'T see an answer, make sure you ask! It'll help avoid making a potential mistake (and yes, it IS possible).

    And to be honest, I'm especially looking forward to your audio modifications...so please make sure you post your progress?
     
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    Welcome to the insanity
     
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    Toolman Boost it! Staff Member Club Mod

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    Welcome!! How many members here interested in the SHO Convention this fall?
     
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    Welcome, I loved my 2004 GTP CompG, it was a super fun car!

    Although, I think my '18 SHO is more fun, AWD is so great.
     
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    Were at
     
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    At PittRace, outside of Pittsburgh, from September 3-6, over Labor Day weekend.

    I have blasted posts everywhere, but, if you think that you are even at a 1% chance of going, sign up TODAY, Friday 7/31 (the deadline) for a free Carfest account at:
    https://carfestusa.com/

    You can sign up for Carfest events online during August if you do. See our notice under Clubs here in the Forum.

    Becoming a SHO Club of America Member gives you a $25 Discount Code for the Convention, and another $25 Discount Code to sign up for Carfest events.

    https://shoclubofamerica.com/

    https://shoconvention.com/

    There is information in a few threads here, plus on Facebook at the SHO Club of America

    https://shoforum.com/index.php?forums/club-events-and-announcements.14/
     
  11. skyshadow07

    skyshadow07 On a mission to get below 4000lbs

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    Did the previous owner put those wheels on? I didn't know you could get a SHO with 18s. Those are 18s right?

    Also, tall people... Always looking down at the rest of us. Am I right guys?
     
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    Michigan-SHO SHO Member

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    Looks like they are 19” and were available from Ford on the SHO model in ‘13. According to the brochure...
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    Welcome to the SHOsanity!
     

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