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measured on the back side. Thls measurernant was divided i.. the radius, Accuracy nto is important here for a good fit.
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getting rave reviews since the car debut.ed in the sprlnq of 2008~ He e, on the skidpad at . aw Jersey Motorspolr s Park the stOIICG8 tu ned in a very commendable .,88g two-way averaqe.

- the G8 can eat Porsches for breakast. And not just the civilized street Porsches. Even the race-bred ones are no match fo a four-door Pedderised Pontiac.

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TO BE HUMBLED IN A C'ARJ RIDE 'W~TH R[ACE DRIV'ER CHRIS BRANNON~ CHRIS, HAS A NA,TUR'Al ABJLITY TO WRING OUT E'VER,Y OUNCE OF PERFO'RMAN'CE FROM WHATEVER HE DRIVES~ HIS AGGRESSIVE STYLE - WHICH RU,NS COM,PLETELY COU1NTER TO HIS MEEK P'ERSONALITY - MAKES HIM EN'TER'TA'NING TO WATCH AND EVEN MORE FUN TO RIDE W1TH~A GM FAN, CHRIS' HAS' OWNED I'I'H'UNDREDS" Of CLASS'IC GM MUSCLE CARS, ,', C,lUDING NUMEROUS COP[Q CAMAROS~ PON'TfAC FANS WILL BE MO,RE IMPRESSED, HOWEVER', THAT CHRIS BUILT THE FIRS'T S'CCA A-SEDA,N LATE-MODEL. GTO AND PROMPTLY IWEN[T ON TO' SCOR.E THE FIRST R'OAD RACI,NG WIN FOR, A PRODUCTJ[ON-BASED IGTO, THEN WENT Q,N TO WIN THE MIDW,EST NATIONAL CH,AMPIONS'HIP IN A TOURIN'G 2-CLASSED GTO~ PRIOR T'OI THE GrO, CHRIS RACEDI FIREBIRD' FORMULAS AND RACKED UP NUMEROUS WJ ····5' ON THE WAY'TOI E'AR ····ING HIS PRO RACING L'CEN,SE~, IF 'YOU EVER WANT

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