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2008 PONTIAC G8 GXP: Project Big Chief

The Pontiac G8 GXP was unleashed from the factory with a 6.2 liter (396 ci) LS3 Corvette engine rated at 415 horsepower and coupled to a Tremec TR-6060 manual transmission for an impressive 0 to 60 in 4.5 seconds and 13 second quarter mile time. With this already impressive performance from the drivetrain, the first area that we decided to upgrade was the suspension package.

Why let the Aussies have all the fun when we could look to upgrade the already impressive stock Nurburgringer-tuned FE3 suspension package with a couple of extra goodies from Whiteline, Eibach Springs, Forgeline, and Nitto Tires? With this undertaking, we were looking to turn a good suspension into a great one with a few smooth moves of our own.

Project Specs

Vehicle: 2008 Pontiac G8 GXP
Engine: 6.2l LS3
Power Adder: All-Motor
Transmission: Factory Tremec TR-6060
Front Suspension: Eibach Lowering Springs, Whiteline Bushings and 26mm X-heavy duty, blade adjustable swaybar
Rear Suspension: Eibach Lowering Springs, Whiteline Bushings and 22mm X-heavy duty, blade adjustable swaybar
Wheels: Forgeline S03P 19 x 9.5 front, 19 x 10 rear
Tires: Nitto NT05 245/40R19 front, 275/35R19 rear

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