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Cars > Challenges > “Cherry Bomb” Vs “Clean SS”

 

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The_Dude

M–43
Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
United States

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Juan

M–51
Florida, Cocoa
United States

 

2008 Pontiac G8 GT

“Cherry Bomb”

1995 Chevrolet Impala SS

“Clean SS”

 
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About “Cherry Bomb”

Last month, I got a MAJOR Union greviance settlement at work. My wife and I decided that it was time for me to get a car I really liked since she got a decent one earlier this year. We went looking for something that I would like better than my old Cavalier sedan (Notice that I never bothered to post that car!) and that would be a better fit for our two growing kids. After a series of phone calls to local dealers, we jumped in the old Cavalier and headed on down to the local Pontiac/Buick/GMC store to check out this car. It was the sales manager's demo, so if you combine that with the Labor Day sale, End-Of-Model-Year pricing, and Pontiac being a 'Lame Duck' brand, you can see why we got a great screamin' deal on this car - nearly 1/4 off sticker!

About “Clean SS”

Here is my latest addition to my stable. I picked it up a little over a month ago.

Take a look at some of my latest upgrades and mods. Additional mods are in work and ongoing.

 

Specs for “Cherry Bomb”

6.0 Liter V-8
6-Speed Automatic Transmission
Limited Slip Differential
4-wheel Independant Suspension
4-wheel Disc Brakes

I'll get back to you with Horsepower and Torque numbers. I don't have any times yet, since I'm not going to beat on my new car that's not even fully broken in yet!

Specs for “Clean SS”

Lowered 1.5" in the front. Rear shall be lowered 1.25" as soon as the rear air bags arrive to compensate for possible rubbing issues.

 

Factory Options for “Cherry Bomb”

Plenty, but it's all standard on the GT! All the usual stuff- Power steering/brakes/ seats/windows/locks/mirrors, Remote Start, OnStar, Blaupunkt AM/FM/XM/6-Disc CD Player, P245/45R18 Tires

Factory Options for “Clean SS”

SS package leather interior, power windows, door locks, seats, tilt steering etc..

 

Mods for “Cherry Bomb”

Hey, I just got the car! Only thing I've done is pull the dealer's sticker off the trunk!

Mods for “Clean SS”

K&N Air Filter. Dual Magna flow exhaust. 22" staggered Asanti wheels on Pirelli rubber.

Some music.

K&N air filiter is long gone.

Replaced with an Air Force 2 and RAISS intake.

Sporting 304 Stainless Steel Tri-Y headers from none other than Focuz Tech in Washington. The car came to life!

Music has been completely redone. Sporting an Eclipse CD/MP3/DVD/Navigation double din unit with built in hard drive. Everything is powered by 3 Orion amplifiers pushing music to two Orion Subs, Orion and Focal component speakers on custom made fiberglass speaker pods.

Additional splashes of chrome and billet have been added.

Latest addition Hotchkis sway bars installed in front and back. Hotchkis extended rear lower control arms complete with Hotchkis adustable upper control arms.

Complete front end rebuild with new coils Bilstein shocks and Speed Tech upper and lower tubular control arms.

Also have a set of Focuz Tech SStreetlights. Take a look for yourself to see how they change the look of the ride.

Other mods are in work. Stay tuned.

 

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