1997 Chevrolet Camaro RS (Carrie)
Last updated Sep 14, 2015
Carrie has been a part of our family since she was purchased about a month after my 16th birthday. At the time, the V6 was all I could afford and I couldn't have cared less, I was thrilled to get my hands on a Camaro. Now going on 13 years, 110,000 miles, 2 proms, 2 accidents, and 1 wedding with Carrie, I've finally reached point in my life where I feel like I can do all of the things I've wanted to do to the car since my younger days. With the support of my beautiful bride, Carrie is finally starting to look and act more like a sports car, even with the V6.
3.8L - L36 3800 Series II V6 Engine.
210 HP at the flywheel
225 Lbs of torque at the flywheel
9:4:1 compression ratio.
Best 1/4 mile: 15.75 @ 88 mph
30th Anniversary edition with gray leather seats and the 30th logo embedded in the leather. Factory body kit as part of the RS package.
UMI Performance sway bars (front & rear)
UMI Performance rear lower control arms
UMI Performance torque arm w/ driveshaft safety loop
BMI Performance panhard (Track) bar
Energy Suspension bushings & end links all around
PowerStop drilled/slotted brake rotors
PowerStop Z26 Extreme Performance brake pads
KYB Gas-A-Just Shocks
Nitto NT555 Tires
GM 1LE Aluminum one piece driveshaft
EATON 3-series limited slip differential
Richmond 3.73 gears
Lucas Oil - Heavy Duty gear oil
Engine & Performance
NGK spark plugs
Texas Speed & Performance PCM tune
Taylor Spiro Pro 8mm plug wires
AC Delco coil packs
SLP Performance cold air intake
Blackwing air filters
Dynomax Super Turbo exhaust
160 degree thermostat
Lucas synthetic motor oil
Custom painted dash & door trim
UltraGauge onboard computer/diagnostic
GM transmission temperature gauge
SLP Performance manual fan switch
Chevy Camaro RS body kit
Removed side trim molding
Chevy Camaro SS hood
BF Designs custom carbon fiber sail panels
OEWheels C7 Corvette Wheels, black w/ machined face
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