I've owned this car for 6 years now. For the time being it is off the road for some "scheduled maintanence." I wanted to own a car that is not seen too often. Most other cougars are just beaten down and not taken care of, but not this one. See the Modifications for current mods and very near future plans.
This was my first "official" car. I purchased it in 2001 for school/work. I bought it because it was the only economy v6 4-door domestic vehicle I liked the look of. I also liked the auto-stick feature a lot and mine came with a factory upgraded speakers/amp.
I found Stratusphere.net and became interested in doing mods. I really enjoyed the fact that in '95-'98 these cars were killers in Super Touring. I became interested in the SCCA and started Solo2 and Rallycross racing. I loved the fact that I was competing with a "grocery getter" but was holding my own. I am finally able afford performance part and have started to mod in way that keep me legal for Solo racing. I started the year strong but due to a car wreck and neck injury I missed 3/4 of the racing season. I have a 2nd Stratus I'm in the process of purchasing which will be gutted and raced in SCCA Club Racing hopefully towards the middle of 2007.
Everything I have done to the car is for a purpose and to stay within the rules of SCCA Solo STS classification. I try to keep cosmetic features to a minimal. My goal is to equally maximize performance with comfort. You will not see the interior gutted or excessive cosmetic mods on the outside.
You won't see racing seats, a big wing, fake scoops, forced induction, or carbon fiber hood/deck lid or other body panels. A little more power wouldn't hurt but I have little to gain from it in what I do. Suspension and handeling is everything.
Traded car in for 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab (Hemi).
3.8L V6 OHV 12V FI Engine
4-Speed Automatic Transmission
Stock Horsepower: 140 hp @ 3800 rpm
Stock Torque: 215 ft-lbs @ 2400 rpm
2.5L v6 135 WHP
1/4 mile = slow
slalom = dry my seat when you leave please.
No factory options listed.
and the rest is the usual- Power locks/windows, etc
Engine & Performance
K&N cone filter with cold air intake
Diablosport performance chip
50 Series Flowmaster cat-back
Cayman Green paint with custom Dupont Blue Pearl flames
Razzi ground effects
1985 Pontiac Fiero spoiler with ghost logo
PIAA/Sylvania Siverstar bulbs
Wheels/Tires and Suspension
Kazera KZ-S 18" x 7.5" rims
Dunlop SP Sport 9000 235/50-18
Eibach 1.2/1.0 inch drop
Koni Yellow adjustable shocks
MN-12 Performance Polyurethane Bushings
1991 Black Full Leather rear seat
Audio & Electronics
Pioneer DVD/CD Head Unit
Infinity Referece speakers
Two 10" Bazooka tubes
1000w Legacy amp
American Dreams 1 Farad cap
Ported upper and lower intake
Stainless headers w/ downtubes and high-flow cats.
Custom interior (dash, console and seats)
Emerald Candy Paint
Custom Strut bars (front and back)
Wheels and Kumho MX tires
4-way Pioneer Speakers and HU - XM Radio
Custom Intake and KN Filter
Decals and body kit mods come and go
reverse glow guages
Debadged and replaced STRATUS with USA
removable CB Radio
Interior chrome handles
UB LED kit (on and off with the seasons)
Future Mods: moonroof, Sway bar upgrades, polyU bushings, adjustable struts, 10 lb wheels, brake upgrade, MDS, ignition wires, and exhaust setup.
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