So I've been on here a while and I have finally had time to make an introduction/build thread. My name is Richie and the wife is Krysta. Been married 1.5yrs. I love Hot Rods and classic trucks. I own a 1955 Chevy Cameo P/U and a 01 Cavi. Been around cars 15+ yrs now. I like doing my own work if possible.
Not new to the Deltas. Had a couple. In 06 I bought a new 2.4 SS 4dr. Black, lt gray int, auto. Great car but I always wanted the LSJ. So in 08' I bought an 05 Cobalt SS/SC Arrival Blue, completely stock with 34k on it. Loved the car. Went a little overboard cosmetic wise but loved the power. Dynoed at 290/270 whp/trq before we had to get rid of it. Missed it so much we ended up buying this 05 Redline and glad to be back. This is our 2nd Ion as the wife has her 04' Ion2 since 07. Also black with beige int...ewww!! We had planned on building it, but with no great tuning options we kept it as a mild tuner.
Ok so now on with the Redline. I love power and an all around car. So the plans for this car is nothing less than 425whp on TVS and a suspension to carve the corners! I'll do whats needed to meet the goal as we plan on never getting rid of this car. Build the bottom stronger, upgrade fuel system, etc. We like to take lots of pics so be prepared for that LOL!! I'm always up to learning anything new and still learning on this platform. Like bouncing ideas around to meet the final goal and hope you guys can help me through my build. So far things I can think of to help get me there are:
-GM Stg 3 tune
So to start, Stock Black 05' Ion Redline, 109k on the clock, this car is gonna be built for the wife!!
. Bought it locally used, obviously. Was in pretty good shape. Motor runs strong, int in great shape. Has some cosmetic flaws but overall good. Things I noticed right off hand, dead h/e pump, leaking left axle seal, worn out suspension, and bent rear axle and killing tires bad/wonders.
As of today its mods are:
-Black corner frt lights
-L.E.D Tail lights
-H.I.D 6k headlights
-Black face/red display Aeroforce Interceptor
-Double Column pod
-LNF FE5's all around
-24mm frt bar w/poly bushings
-LNF rear axle assy
-Powell Hard core rear bar
-Powell Stg 1 mounts
-Powell Steering rack spacers
-Low rise trunk swap
Waiting in the garage to go on:
-Extrude Honed Mani
-GMP racing pedals
-Homemade dual pass endplate
On with the pics. Here it is stock the day we bought it.
We had some stuff done to the base model so we transferred over some parts. 1st things we did was swap over blacked out frt corners and L.E.D tail lights