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Cars > Challenges > “Daddys SS” Vs “Lightning”

 

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Smithton, Illinios
United States

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Zanting

M–23
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Canada

 

2008 Chevrolet TrailBlazer 1SS

“Daddys SS”

1995 Ford Thunderbird LX

“Lightning”

 
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Photo of: 1995 Ford Thunderbird
 

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About “Daddys SS”

2008 Trailblazer SS Summit White.

Purchased the same week as the wifes 2010 Camaro SS3. Has 39,XXX miles. Sick of driving the Dodge Durango. I wanted something with more power and torque. Had to have a sporty look to it. The Trailblazer SS fit that bill.




Custom Tow-Tone Interior. Light Graphite on Black



LS2 v8


Wifes 2010 Camaro SS & My 2008 Trailblazer SS

About “Lightning”

My 1995 Ford Thunderbird LX, equipped with a 4.6L OHC "Modular" V8 engine, rear-wheel drive and a healthy dose of torque built on the MN12 platform.

I have owned "Lightning" for about 2 years now as both my main project car and previously as my daily driver.

Even with some of the issues she had due on one part to poor previous ownership and on another to the harsh climate here. I really love this car for a lot of reasons and I find it impossible to let it go.

I just recently got her off the road to begin the resurrection project after I found another daily driver (1999 Ford Escort SE). One of the biggest parts of this challenge is not working on her though, it is actually demolishing the old garage and building a proper one in it's place, so that I can actually work on the project properly and safely.

I will post the to-do list of everything I am doing to Lightning on here eventually.

To-Do List For 2011-2013:

Everything, seriously..

 

Specs for “Daddys SS”

LS2 6.0L V8
395 horsepower
400 ft lbs of torque
0-60 5.4 seconds
1/4 mile 13.9 @ 100mph
0.80 "G" skid pad

Specs for “Lightning”

- MN12 Platform
- 4.6L OHC "Modular" V8 (281ci.)
- 205 hp @ 4,500rpm, 265 lb·ft @ 3,200rpm
- 4R70W 4-Speed A/T + O/D
- 2-Door Coupe
- 200.3" - Length
- 72.7" - Width
- 52.5" - Height
- 113" - Wheelbase
- 3,725lb Curb Weight

Mileage: 132,000 km's

 

Factory Options for “Daddys SS”

Power sunroof
Power mirrors
Power seats
Power windows
Power locks
A/C
Bose Premium Sound System
20" alloy wheels
Sport tuned suspension
Automatic

Factory Options for “Lightning”

- Power Everything
- Independent Rear Suspension
- TCS / ABS
- Variable Assist Power Steering
- Leather Interior
- 6-Way Power Driver Seat
- 2-Way Power Passenger Seat
- AM/FM Radio
- CD Player (Original Ford)
- Illuminated Keyless Entry
- Remote Starter
- Rear Window Defroster
- Moonroof / Sunroof
- Cup Holders
- A/C

 

Mods for “Daddys SS”

22" x 10" Verde Thorax wheels
Lexani 265/40/22 tires
Diablo Tuner for the LS2
Magnaflow full catback exhaust
K&N cold air intake(18hp gain & torque gain)
Powerstop drilled/slotted rotors with ceramic pads
Bell-Tech adjustable shocks 3/4" drop up front, rear 1' drop
Sylvania ZXE high & low beams
Chrome/mirrored turn signals bulbs 3757
Custom two-tone leather seats
Custom grille inserts (made myself)
Custom made rear valance inserts (made myself)
"SS" emblem mounted to grille & Chevy bowtie painted to look like brushed aluminum





Two 12" JLAudio subs
4800 PPI chrome series amp 2x400


Future Mods:
Tinted windows

Mods for “Lightning”

- N/A

 

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TBSS
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