Motortopia: Where your passion parks

Motortopia: Where your passion parks.

Why Join Motortopia? Connect with other enthusiasts... Chat! Add Friends! Challenge! Private Message!

  1. cars
  2. bikes
  3. boats
  4. planes

Cars > Challenges > “BadA$$” Vs “224whp & 219 ft/lbs”


Gramps’s Profile Photo


Port Orchard, Washington
United States

RedBird’s Profile Photo


Muscatine, Iowa
United States


1992 Chevrolet Camaro


1992 Pontiac Sunbird SE

“224whp & 219 ft/lbs”

Photo of: 1992 Chevrolet Camaro
Photo of: 1992 Pontiac Sunbird

Head to Head


About “BadA$$”

Originally an RS, there is not any RS appearance, handling, or performance equipment left. Virtually all have been replaced, or upgraded with aftermarket or IROC/Z28 equipment, hence the name. Screw the purists, I made the car my own, and it's faster, much better handling, and more aesthetically pleasing than the bone-stock 3rd gen Z/28's.

Bought in 1994, the day I made my last child support payment, I drove this car up until 2 years ago as a daily commuter and travel for my job. Logging no fewer than two dozen trips to San Diego and five cross country trips.

Since just about everything on tis car has been replaced, I drive it only from May to October now, mostly weekends, and never in the rain. I drive to about a dozen shows during the season, as well as the local strip. Because of all the chrome, and the resulting spots from water, the car hasn't even been washed in over two years!

About “224whp & 219 ft/lbs”

I bought this in Dec. '05 to replace my totalled 91 sunbird. What a great replacement this has turned out to be. the wreck was a blessing in a good disguise.....

I got this car for 900 bucks. what a steal, eh? it has run a best of -

15.99 @ 83mph in the 1/4 mile *old news*
14.99 @ 92mph
14.84 @ 92mph
14.71 @ 94mph

Dyno'd 191hp @ 5600RPMs and 202 ft/lbs @ 4500RPMs, which pushed it to a 14.71 pass @ 94.54 mph. Ran that with a 2.07 60 foot time on BFG drag radials.

The built motor is IN, with much trouble and compromise.... but it is in, and it runs, and it drives :D it's got the lope, hehehe. vids (still) on the way).

Dyno'd it again a couple weeks ago with the good motor, 224whp and 219ft/lbs, still needs some tuning, it has some small driveablility issues on the street, but i've been driving it for about 3-4 weeks now with no major issues. got rained out + an ignition issue when i went to the track after the dyno, so i need to get out there again, 2 weeks tops for that....


Specs for “BadA$$”

Correct grill w/Z/28 fogs
Optional billet grill (see-through fogs)
Door protector strips removed
2002 35th Anniversary SLP 17"x9" wheels
Nitto Z rated tires-
Z/28 rear spoiler
New Ultra-temp windshield (never touched by blades)
Lifetime tint all around
Etched door window glass
Custom etched GTS headlight covers
All Xenon headlights
Z/28 hood
Factory ground FX
Factory Heritage red paint
Cobra keyless entry
Chromed license plate mount
Chrome license plate frame

Flow-Tech headers
3" collectors and hi-flow cat (is it really a cat?)
3" cat back to
Polished Magna-flow muffler and tips
All IROC suspension, including:
Chrome 36mm front sway bar
Chrome frame rail wonderbar
Chrome idler arm, pitman, tie-rods and centerlink MOOG
Powder coated spindles
Powder coated lower control arms
Chromed strut tower bearing housings and caps
Chrome front IROC springs
All nylon bushings
KYB gas front struts
KYB adjustable gas shocks rear
Edelbrock tie-rod connector sleeves
Drilled/slotted rotors
Dual piston calipers from Jeg's
Russell stainless braided brake lines
Quick ratio steering box
Stainless air dam
Aluminum driveline
Chrome torsion bar
Adjustable billet panhard bar/Performance Engineering
Boxed trailing arms from Performance Engineering
Posi rear with w/ Trans-am aluminum drums

5.0 liter L69
TBI w/350 injectors
NOS wet Nitrous system (subplate) w/100 100hp shot orifice
MSD billet distributor
MSD high output coil
8.5mm solid core wires
Chrome dual snorkel air cleaner
Powdercoated intake
Flow-Tech headers
Air Conditioning deleted
Smog/AIR system deleted
IROC dual cooling fans
Chrome 160 amp alternator
Optima battery with billet "bow-tie" box
Edelbrock hi-flow water pump
Chrome crank, p/steering/water pump/smog pump pulleys
Billet two piece timing chain cover
Pete Jackson timing chain
Stainless radiator hoses, top/bottom by Spectre
Jet Stage II chip
Borg-Warner "World Class" 5 speed trans
CenterForce dual friction clutch
Chromed dual snorkel (Ram-Air) air cleaner
Custom billet air cleaner nut
Jamex strut tower brace
Chrome heater box
Chrome hood hinges
Chrome hood latch assy
Chrome latch/radiator mount
Chrome nose filler panel
Chrome transmission X member
Chrome clutch slave cyl cover
Chrome Australian daggar dipstick
Chrome linkage bracket
Chrome relay brackets
Custom billet radiator cap/master cyl. cap
Chrome wiring looms by Summit
Chrome factory fender-to-firewall brace
Chromed belt pulleys (all)
Chrome power steering cap
Chrome fuel pump block off
Chromed clutch slave cylinder box and mount
Chrome oil filter cover
Chrome triangle frame stiffeners
Steel braided heater hose
Steel braided radiator overflow hose
Chrome custom hood rests

2002 Camaro ebony buckets
2002 Camaro ebony rear seats
Custom leather 3d flamed door panels and sial panels
Custom aluminum door sill plates
Custom (correct) embroidered mats
Factory CD player
Factory amplified BOSE trunk speakers
Custom amplified Q-Form kick panels with Sony X-plodes
Auto-Meter programmable tach
Reverse glow gages w/rheostat
Z/28 145mph speedo
Grant Lemans billet & Mohagany steering wheel
NOS 10lb Nitrous bottle
Billet, custom Nitrous bottle mount
Braided, stainless nitrous feed and vent lines
Hurst T-Command shifter w/nitrous switch
Aircraft "fail-safe" switches
Hurst roll control
Dual gage piller pod
Auto-meter programmable clock and nitrous gage
Cobra keyless entry

Specs for “224whp & 219 ft/lbs”

3400 V6 est. 200hp 220lb/ft
HM-282 5 speed manual transmission
2940lbs with me in it : )

I've got it down with a stock 3400, ran a 14.71 @ 94.54 on BFG drag radials, but that's all out the window now, i have to completely re-learn to race this car with the new motor in it..... cam + ported heads and intakes = crazy wheelspin


Factory Options for “BadA$$”

These are the remaining factory options. See "Modifications for a list of the options that were ripped out and/or scrapped.

Power: windows/locks/mirrors/hatch
AM/FM CD Player

Factory Options for “224whp & 219 ft/lbs”

Stock upper and lower strut tower braces
FE2 suspension
Rear spoiler
Cassette deck
Power locks and windows
Black Interior :D



Mods for “BadA$$”

Too numerous to mention, but it dyno'ed at 12,000 horsepower and runs in the 6's. But seriously.....

The following are GONE AND UPGRADED

Air conditioning
Smog system
Soft RS front suspension
Steering box
single cooling fan
crappy gray tweed interior
Complete rear suspension
Cast iron exhaust and choker cat
Un-sexy hood and rear spoiler
All glass now limo-tinted and etched
Crappy headlights
Cast iron rear drums
Very under-achieving front calipers
Cumbersome steel driveline
crummy factory ECM
Crummy struts
Ugly rubber/plastic grill
Ugly plastic air dam
Funky plastic nose filler panel
Crappy plastic door protector side strips
Bulging factory brake lines
Undersize injectors

Mods for “224whp & 219 ft/lbs”

2001 90k 3400
Bully Stage 2 Clutch
24# 3.4dohc injectors
2.5" DP and cat-converter
2.25 cat-back w/ hooker aerochamber
completely rebuilt shifter and cables
Custom Grind Cam- 60*V6 #1617 Int & Exh. 220* and 224* Dur. @ .050, .506" int. and exh. lift, 111 LSA, 107 ICL
Full port and polish
Polyurethane filled engine mounts

1989 Z24 stock GFX and cowl hood
1989 Beretta GTU spoiler
PH2 Sunbird flip-up headlights
Polished engine components
17x7 Drag DR-8 wheels

All polyurethane suspension bushings
KYB GR2 struts and shocks
Sprint 1.7" lowering springs
Stock upper and lower strut tower braces
215-45-17 Riken Raptor tires
SS braided brake hoses
Ceramic brake pads

Coming Soon:
High 13sec quarter mile passes

Coming Later:
Bodywork and paint
Beretta tubular rear axle
Rear disc conversion
Adjustable rear spring perches


Photo Albums 1 – 2 of 2

Cover photo of NEW LOOK! 8/12/07 album
NEW LOOK! 8/12/07
Photos: 6
Cover photo of Camaro pics!! album
Camaro pics!!
Photos: 30

Previous Photo Albums Next Photo Albums

Photo Albums 1 – 2 of 3

Cover photo of RedBird album
Photos: 28
Cover photo of Engine Build album
Engine Build
Photos: 39

Previous Photo Albums Next Albums


Vote This challenge has ended!

Points for BadA$$ Total Votes Points for 224whp & 219 ft/lbs
55 13 10


Comments on this challenge 1 – 2 of 2

Log in to post comments.

Read comments on this challenge (1 – 2 of 2)

Log in to view challenge comments.


Cars > Challenges > “BadA$$” Vs “224whp & 219 ft/lbs”

Print your passion at (