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Cars > Challenges > “Red Lightning” Vs “Nadine”


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Puyallup, Washington
United States

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Sugar Grove, Illinois
United States


2000 Chevrolet Camaro SS

“Red Lightning”

1994 Chevrolet Camaro Z28


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About “Red Lightning”

2000 SS Camaro, SLP #5,876 6 Speed Manuel, Had this for a year and a half, bought it from a 55 Year old man, this car is always clean and I am a neat freak plus i used to work for a Chevrolet Dealership so i had my baby clean all the time. I take care of this car like it is my own child. OIL CHANGED every 3 months, with castrol Synth and Wash and Wax with Mcguires product!

About “Nadine”

I am known in the F-Body community as the T-top conversion guru. I converted this Z28 from hard top to t-top in a weekend. I purchased this car knowing full well that it would be converted. The price was right and couldn't pass it up. Modifications came quickly. I started the personalization of the car by purchasing polished aluminum 17 inch Corvette Z06 rims. Then came the cam swap. I decided to keep it mild, slightly better than stock with the intention of re doing the motor within a few years. Next came the T-top conversion. I purchase the kit of ebay. As luck would have it, I was only the 2nd person to view the auction as the seller titled it strange. The kit was bought and delivered for $150. I then bought a custom made headliner which is constructed of ABS and foam wrapped followed by o.e.m. headliner material. I then moved on to purchase a Magnaflow cat back exhaust. The next mod was really not required but decided to do it anyway. I had the body completely torn down and repainted in the factory Red paint. Everyone said that it looked great with the factory paint job, but I knew where the imperfections were. I also didn't like the fact that the factory paint had "orange peel". There is not any after the new paint and in fact looks like a mirror. While the car was getting painted I had them delete the side moldings and badges. I also had them do the "Berger Panel" as I like the Black rear panel look. I did it different as it is gloss instead of the traditional flat. I liked the smoothness of the body but decided to order solid nickel badges mimicking the Z06 Corvette style but say Z28. I felt it tied the rims into the car. At this point I redid the entire rear suspension in the car and replaced the LCA's, Panhard and added SFC's. These were all powder coated red to match the car and purchased from UMI Performance. I then installed a stage 4, 4L60E transmission with a shift kit and 3000 rpm stall. This really woke the car up. (See my journal for new updates)This is how the car stands right now. Be sure to have a look at my pictures, there are a lot. Also check out the N.I.F.B.A section. I am the President of this car club with a membership of 173. Enjoy.


Specs for “Red Lightning”

2000 Chevrolet Camaro SUPER SPORT
engine: LS1 V8
position: Front Longitudinal
aspiration: Natural
valvetrain: OHV 2 Valves / Cyl
displacement: 5670 cc / 346.0 cu in
bore: 99 mm / 3.9 in
stroke: 92 mm / 3.62 in
compression: 10.1:1
power: 242.4 kw / 325.1 bhp @ 5200 rpm
hp per litre: 57.34 bhp per litre
torque: 474.53 nm / 350.0 ft lbs @ 4000 rpm
redline: 6000
drive wheels: RWD
body / frame: Unit Steel w/Composite Front Fenders, Roof, Doors, Hatch, Front
front brakes: Vened Discs w/Power Assist & ABS
front brake size: 302 mm / 11.9 in
rear brakes: Vened Discs w/Power Assist & ABS
rear brake size: 305 mm / 12.0 in
front wheels F 43.2 x 22.9 cm / 17 x 9 in
rear wheels R 43.2 x 22.9 cm / 17 x 9 in
front tire size P275/40ZR17
rear tire size P275/40ZR17
steering Rack & Pinion w/Power Assist
front suspension SLA w/Coil Over Monotube Gas-Charged Shocks, Tubular Stabilizer
rear suspension Salisbury Axle w/Sphon Torque Arm, Trailing Arm, Track Bar, Coil Sprin
weight 1585 kg / 3494 lbs
wheelbase 2568 mm / 101.1 in
front track 1542 mm / 60.7 in
rear track 1585 mm / 62.4 in
length 4920 mm / 193.7 in
width 1890 mm / 74.4 in
height 1316 mm / 51.8 in
transmission 6-Speed Manual
gear ratios 2.66:1, 1.78:1, 1.30:1, 1.00:1, 0.74:1, 0.50:1
final drive 3.42:1
epa city/hwy 19 / 28 mpg

Specs for “Nadine”

Race weight 3780 with driver
Mid 11 sec. 1/4
1.59 60'


Factory Options for “Red Lightning”

CD Player
12 CD Changer
Hurst Shifter
All Power
SLP SS Options
3.42 Gears
Leather Seats

Factory Options for “Nadine”

Z28 rpo code
3:23 gear
A4 trans
Z rated tires
No speed limiter
Leather interior
Hard top
Bose stereo with sub


Mods for “Red Lightning”

SLP Bellow
Free Ram Air Mods
Flowmaster Exhaust
Weld On Sub-Frame Connectors
Pace Setter Long Tube Headers
Pace Setter Off Road Y Pipe
LS6 Intake Manifold Swap
PCM Tuned by Frost (

Future Mods

TSP Electronic Cut-out
Patriot LS6 High Flowing Heads
224/224 114LSA Comp Cam
Strange 12-Bolt Rearend

Estimated HP- 550 or more

Mods for “Nadine”

Built light weight forged 355 built by Clayton Racing
T56 viper spec conversion
UMI Perf. Tubular LCA's
UMI Perf. Panhard
UMI Perf. SFC's
160 T-stat
TB Bypass
Polished intake
Cast Alum. Intake Elbow
Magnaflow cat back exhaust
T top conversion
Custom headliner
Indiglo gauges
!stock badges
Nickel Z06 style badges
OEM Powder coated Corvette Gandsport rims


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