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Street Heat - Readers' Rides - May 2014

D.J. Randall Apr 15, 2014
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Colossal Camaro

Brent Schubring's '01 SS is simply amazing. The naturally aspirated 460-inch (4.180 bore x 4.185 stroke - 11.5:1) RHS Camaro has got Mast heads, a Crane Cam, JE Pistons, a Lunati crank, Callies rods, and an exceptional Kinsler ITB set-up. The burly beast produces just over 800 horsepower, bursting nearby eardrums with a full Kooks exhaust system. Thanks to the 9-inch Wavetrac differential, 3.70 Yukon gears, Liberty Gear Viper spec'd T56, PST aluminum driveshaft, and Katech LS9X twin-disc clutch, Brent can blissfully blast down straightaways. The UMI sways and arms, Bilstein shocks, and Eibach Pro springs help to keep the wide tires, wrapping 19-inch Fikse wheels, glued to the pavement, and the CTS-V brakes bring everything to a halt after those high-speed runs. Dubbed, “Project OVRKILL," the carefully crafted Camaro runs happily on 93-octane, taking names all around Southeastern Michigan.


Completely Custom

Paige Munneke is from Stuart, Florida, and her fantastic fifth-gen Camaro has been transformed into a personalized, award-winning masterpiece. You see, Paige and her professional fabricator father pride themselves on completing custom modifications together, sharing the responsibility and pride. The father-daughter duo Camaro sports Stainless Works headers, a Magnaflow muffler (5-inch tips), a Cold Air Inductions intake, a Trifecta tune, and the setup sits on 22-inch Vossen CV3 wheels wrapped in Pirelli tires. Behind the massive monoblock wheels are custom-fitted SRT8 Jeep Brembos with drilled and slotted rotors. The cosmetic craftiness is extensive, and every single corner of the Camaro has been touched. Get ready for the hit because the twin 15-inch Mmats Pro Audio Dreadnauts subwoofers and amplifiers, with Kicker speakers, are routinely turned up for audio completions. Creating family memories with a bowtie should be practiced more often!


ProCharged Pontiac

It's time to introduce a ProCharged 1999 Pontiac Trans Am WS6. In short, it's got a stock bottom-end LQ4, a built 4L60E, and a stock 10-bolt with 3.73 gears. Joseph Kobinah, from Milwaukee (WI), ran his best ET of 11.1 seconds at 126 mph with a 1.66 sixty-foot time, before disintegrating the 10-bolt and subsequently the 4L60e. His Trans Am boasts PRC 5.3 stage 2.5 heads, a Brute Speed blower cam, the ProCharger D1SC, front-mount intercooler, a 4L60e with 3600 rpm Vigilante triple-disc stall, a 6-point roll cage, and a Spohn tunnel mount torque arm. The profuse Pontiac combines a full BMR Suspension, Strano springs, Bilstein shocks, and EBC Brakes, for hooked-up performance. The GMMG cat-back exhaust, Powerstick muffler, and QTP electric cutout, scream an American muscle symphony. Currently sitting on American Racing TT2s with 315/35/17 Mickey Thompson ET Streets, the car is actually under the knife, undergoing a 4L80e swap, and is also being fitted with a narrowed Dana S60. It's also getting a custom pair of deep-dish American Racing Torque Thrust II 17x11-inch wheels as we type this.


Graceful G8

Check out Hassan Saddiq's '09 Pontiac G8, from Chicago, Illinois. Starting up front, you'll notice the swapped GXP front bumper, with the VXR8 Bathurst racing stripes traveling up the hood. Underneath it, you'll find a Roto-Fab cold air intake, Pacesetter Camaro headers, and a V-6. Rest assured, the six-cylinder output offers up plenty of punch, especially with a Mace Engineering tune. Keeping the great G8 glued in the corners are BC Racing coilovers, BMR sway bars, and a Holden spoiler. The beefier Camaro SS Brembos bring the momentum to a standstill, after Hassan rows through the gears by pushing his Camaro paddle shifters. Resting on aggressive Avant Garde M510 wheels, the Windy City Pontiac is a pretty package for any performance aficionado. Hassan is a fan of LS swaps, and he's currently in the middle of making such a transition. We have a feeling this won't be the last time you hear about this car.


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