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Cars > K1M_and_J1M’s Garage > Blog > 2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo (Sp1rit)

 

Handling Goodies Finally on the Monte!

By K1M_and_J1M

Filed under: 2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo (Sp1rit)

Well it's been a while since I posted our first Blog on our Motortopia Monte Carlo SS page so I thought I would finally update it.
Were having a good time upgrading her car and making it better than stock.
We finally got our SLP Sway Bars back from Goodhue powder coating and installed them last week along with the BMR Lateral arms. The BMR Trailing arms and new brackets were installed a few weeks previously along with the KYB AGX Adjustible gas struts and Eibach lowering springs.Man that's a job I wouldn't want to do a second time on this car. But the end result was well worth the effort! Although I may be a quart or two down on blood. If you have stock on Band Aids,It just went up! hehe!

There are still a few things under the car I need to replace to clean it up under there, But are minor and cosmetic only.
But believe me,They will get done!
We took her out for a ride this past weekend up in the North country of N.H. on Rt.149 and Wow! What a differance,She handles the twisties and hills like a slot car and absolutley no body lean, Much better than my old IROC Z and Trans Ams I have owned in the past! We are very pleased! But I think I scared the wife on some of those hilly 90 & 180 degree corners! lol :).

Kimber's Baby! Our MC SS

By K1M_and_J1M

Filed under: 2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo (Sp1rit)

My girl and I bought the white 2001 Monte Carlo SS pictured new back in the fall of 2001,It was our first new car together.

Our 2001 SS has only around 49,000 miles on her now and looks as good as she was on the showroom floor up at Banks Chevrolet Cadillac in Concord New Hampshire.
It's driven everyday and not garaged in winters.But always kept clean!

It has an Aluminum and Polycarbonate CAI Air box and Corsa Cat Back exhaust with a Magnaflow High-Flo converter and Hogan downpipe with U-Bend delete are really the only slight HP mods for the engine.
Will be getting a reprogrammed PCM for it in the very near future either from Milzy's Motorsports or ZZ Performance.

There are a few handling & brake mods like Speedbuilt Strut tower Brace.
Drilled slotted counterbored and plated brake rotors.
BMR Trailing and lateral arms.
SLP Sway Bars
KYB AGX Adjustible struts with Eibach lowering springs and a host of other mods to put on.
But we just wanted it basically to look and sound different than other local Monte Carlo SS's around our area.
I hate looking like I have something everyone else has.
So stock is not an option!
Well we think I succeded in that department as there is not another white one just quite like it in these parts anyway.
We sure are known now in town and around the area as it turns heads everywhere we go and always starts a conversation with other Car Crazy auto fanatics !
We meet a lot of cool people! And a lot up at New Hampshire International Speedway during the race events as well with a lot of Monte Carlo owners in the parking lots from all over.
It's really fun to chat and see everyone elses car and what they have done to it!
It's always an ongoing project though to make it a little bit better.

Below is our webpage where we keep a few pics and links on for easy access when I am looking for something for our Monte.

Hey have fun with what ever you drive! Chevy,Pontiac,Ford, Dodge,etc...It doesn't matter, Just have fun and enjoy and let the Good Times Roll!
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