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What does the BP5 SpecB have over the GT?

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Just curious as to what uprated or different components the GTB has over the GT?

Does it have an extra Autotrans oil cooler?

Are the brakes any different?

Are the shocks actually different?

Is the overall handling different in the GTB? (spoke to a guy who had the 3litre NA and he was saying handling wasn't as good)

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Depends which market you are comparing models from, and probably also whether facelift or not.

NZ new '03-'05 the main things would be Bilstein struts, 18" wheels, different front bumper, heated electronic leather seats, Macintosh stereo, alloy trailing arms.

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Facelift 3.0 got all those things factory - alloy arms, Bilsteins etc

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 GC8E2DD said:
Depends which market you are comparing models from, and probably also whether facelift or not.

NZ new '03-'05 the main things would be Bilstein struts, 18" wheels, different front bumper, heated electronic leather seats, Macintosh stereo, alloy trailing arms.

Well to be selfish, thinking of my 2007 facelift gtb And was thinking more performance orientated wise

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Facelift

GTB gets a STI-ish 6 speed manual where the GT has a 5 speed.

18" wheels vs 17" wheels

JDM both get bilsteins but I don't think they are the same ones.

SpecB bumpers are different

I think the engines are the same

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 McDoof said:
Facelift

GTB gets a STI-ish 6 speed manual where the GT has a 5 speed.

Can be 5AT too

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Bilstein part numbers for facelift specB, GT and 3.0 are all the same from what I can see:

FR: 20310AG420 20310AG421 20310AG423

FL: 20310AG430 20310AG431 20310AG433

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 killervq30de said:
Brakes?

Nothing spectacular when compared to 3.0, not sure about GT though.

316 front/290 rear

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 sobanoodle said:
Bilstein part numbers for facelift specB, GT and 3.0 are all the same from what I can see:

FR: 20310AG420 20310AG421 20310AG423

FL: 20310AG430 20310AG431 20310AG433

So they are.

I made that assumption based on the stance of the GT vs GTB, but that could just be down to the wheel size.

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Fairly sure the engine is tuned differently for the 2.0l turbo too - GTB gets 280hp while the GT only gets 250 ish. Can anyone confirm?

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Haven't come across that one. The 2.5L GTB's get round 250 from factory.

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i had a 1996 GT-B legacy...much nicer than the standard GT.i have a 2001 GT-B E-Tune legacy now and i love her.

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 jmalk said:
Fairly sure the engine is tuned differently for the 2.0l turbo too - GTB gets 280hp while the GT only gets 250 ish. Can anyone confirm?

Might be looking at the MT 2L turbo vs AT 2L turbo? MT is 280HP and AT is 260HP

I got these figures from a page I came across which I can;t find anymore but have a screenshot of below...

3.0R

3.0R SI-Cruise

184(250)/6600 Max power (NET) kW(PS)/rpm

304(31.0)/4200 Max torque (NET) N.m(kg.m)/rpm

2.0GT (AT)

2.0GT SI-Cruise

2.0GT spec.B(AT)

191(260)/6000 Max power (NET) kW(PS)/rpm

343(35.0)/2000 Max torque (NET) N.m(kg.m)/rpm

2.0GT (MT)

2.0G spec.B (MT)

206(280)/6400 Max power (NET) kW(PS)/rpm

343(35.0)/2400 Max torque (NET) N.m(kg.m)/rpm

2.0R spec.B (AT)

132(180)/6800 Max power (NET) kW(PS)/rpm

196(20.0)/4400 Max torque (NET) N.m(kg.m)/rpm

2.0R spec.B (MT)

140(190)/7100 Max power (NET) kW(PS)/rpm

196(20.0)/4400 Max torque (NET) N.m(kg.m)/rpm

2.0i

2.0i Casual edition

103(140)/5600 Max power (NET) kW(PS)/rpm

186(19.0)/4400 Max torque (NET) N.m(kg.m)/rpm

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From this it looks like the extras the spec.B got were:

- Available in 6 speed MT (GT only 5 speed)

- 18" rims (GT 17")

- Rear torsen LSD (MT only)

- "exclusive" HID projector lamps?

- 6MT shift knob (of course)

- Sports pedals (aluminium incl footrest)

- spec.B exclusive sporty grill

- 5mm higher due to increased ground clearance (spec.B 160mm and GT 155mm)

- ~20kg heavier (spec.B 1500kg and GT 1480-1490kg)

- different gear ratio of course 5 vs 6 speed

Edited by pharnos

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