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Cars > Challenges > “Poncho” Vs “Black Balt”

 

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The_Dude

M–43
Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
United States

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MadMax

M–43
Orting, Washington
United States

 

2008 Pontiac G6 GTP

“Poncho”

2006 Chevrolet Cobalt SS/SC

“Black Balt”

 
Photo of: 2008 Pontiac G6
Photo of: 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt
 

Head to Head

 

About “Poncho”

Late last year, it was my Torino that got destroyed. A few months ago, it was my wife Sandi's '02 Malibu. We found this car at an auction of reposessed and off-lease, bank-owned cars. It was the nicest car there that would suit our needs, and we were very nicely surprised when we won the auction! Since we bought it, we haven't been anything but happy with it. Its a lot more fun than I expected- It accelerates and handles like a BMW 3-Series, but with better gas mileage and more interior room! (And I like the styling better, too!)

About “Black Balt”

I bought this car December 1st, 2005. It's pretty zippy. I've hit just over 150mph in it. It handles amazingly, I love it.

 

Specs for “Poncho”

V6 Automatic, GTP suspension package

Specs for “Black Balt”

The following is directly quoted from Wikipedia:

The LSJ is a de-stroked (to 86 mm) version of the L61 Ecotec with an Eaton M62 Roots-type supercharger and air-to-liquid intercooler. It is rated at 205 hp and 200 ft·lbs, but many dynamometer tests have shown up to 20% more power in actual cars.

The LSJ was on the Ward's 10 Best Engines list for 2006.

 

Factory Options for “Poncho”

These cars came through pretty much loaded, so I really don't know what is standard and what's optional!

Factory Options for “Black Balt”

G85 package (Quiafe LSD and Recaro seats) XM Radio, MP3 player, sunroof.

 

Mods for “Poncho”

Nothing.. yet!
(It's my wife's car, so it's up to her. I'll make suggestions.. )

Mods for “Black Balt”

*Performance mods:
Clear Image 4 into 1 Header (1 3/4" primaries)
Clear Image Down Pipe W/highflow Cat
Clear Image 3" Exhaust W/Magnaflow Muffler
GMPP Stage 2 (Pully, Injectors, Belt and PCM tune)
K&N CAI
TTR Engine Mount
TTR Tranny Mounts
Eibach Sportlines
Hurst Shifter
Raptor Performance Shift Light (blue LEDs)
Ported Supercharger and Throttle Body
EBC Red Stuff ceramic brake pads
EBC Rotors slotted and dimpled (black)
Stainless Steel braided brake lines
Custom made front mount heat exchanger
Dual pass intercooler end plate (option B)
*Appearance mods exterior:
Polished K&N CAI (originally silver powdercoat)
Polished Supercharger
Polished/Painted Throttle Body
Painted Bowties (front and rear)
Debadged trunk (Cobalt, SS, Supercharged) Bowtie remains
Custom black mesh grille
Custom lower black mesh grille w/white "COBALT" lettering Custom rear black grilles (made to match front grilles)
Black headlight bezels w/Niteshadz on side markers
Silver Star Ultra headlight bulbs
Silver Star turn signal bulbs (looks blue when off, amber when on)
Removed amber lenses on front turn signals
Niteshadez on the tail lights (centers are not shaded)
Niteshadez on the rear side markers
Tinted windows (10% back, 20% front)
Chopped stock antenna 13"
Brake Calipers sanded smooth and painted black
*Apearance mods interior:
Black suede (microfiber) headliner and sun visors
Black pillars
Black dash trim
Black radio face and HVAC controls
Chevrolet all weather floor mats

 

Photo Albums

The_Dude has no Car photo albums.

Photo Albums 1 – 2 of 5

Cover photo of Black Balt album
Black Balt
Photos: 14
Cover photo of Supercharger album
Supercharger
Photos: 10
 

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