2006 Chevrolet Cobalt SS
1992 Pontiac Sunbird SE
“224whp & 219 ft/lbs”
Head to Head
In late 2005, I decided that I didn't want to subject my '66 Corvair daily driver to another winter of Pennsylvania road salt. Its floors had virtually no rust, just a little surface rust, and I wanted to keep it that way! GM was having one of its rebate promos, so I checked into how much a Cobalt would cost. The local dealers (I have three within 10 minutes!) all came in too high, but there was one about ten miles away that quoted me a price that was just too good to pass up. They pitched me the SS, with the equipment I wanted, cheaper than one of the other dealers quoted me on am LT!
I call it "Bud" because I'm a big NASCAR fan, especially the Earnhardts. Dale Earnhardt was, is, and always will be THE MAN! Dale, Jr. is currently my driver, because, after all, he is his father's son. Now, at the time, JR. drove a red Chevy SS with "Bud" painted across the hood. What else am I going to call MY red Chevy SS? (I have no plans to repaint it in his current colors!)
And for all you other NASCAR fans out there, I'm open to guesses as to what Bud's license plate "BOOG8Y 3" means.
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 “"Bud"”
171 H.P. Dual Overhead Cam 4-cylinder.
0-60: About 7.5 seconds (official Timex wristwatch timing!)
Top Speed: I've had it up to an indicated 130, but I ran out of road. It still had some left in it.
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 “"Bud"”
SS Equipment package.(includes 171 HP. Ecotec 4-cylinder Engine, 5-speed manual Transaxle, Sport Front and Rear Facia,
Power Windows and Door Locks, Body Color Rear-View Mirrors
Driving Lights, Remote Trunk Release, Carpeted Floor Mats, Multi-Function Trip Computer, 17" Polished Alloy Wheels, 4- Wheel Disc Brakes)
Victory Red paint.
Charcoal Leather interior.
AM/FM/XM Satellite/CD Stereo
Factory Options for “224whp & 219 ft/lbs”
Stock upper and lower strut tower braces
Power locks and windows
Black Interior :D
Mods for “"Bud"”
None (Yet...) except a set of Falken tires - it used to corner well, now it handles like a go-kart!
I'm planning Silver Chevelle SS-style stripes and full window tint next summer.
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
High 13sec quarter mile passes
Bodywork and paint
Beretta tubular rear axle
Rear disc conversion
Adjustable rear spring perches
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