Dale Amy
August 1, 2005
Photos By: E. John Thawley III

Of course, seeing his notchback is only half of the attraction-you also have to hear it. Though Shaun now has his own business known as SPG Performance, back when he was saving the coin for this project, he worked at a car audio shop called Audio Images, developing talents that he put to good use on the LX. This is California, after all, a place where electronic entertainment is a way of life, which helps to explain that there are no less than three monitors, a DVD player, a PlayStation 2, three Rockford Fosgate amps, two 12-inch JL woofers, and an untold number of MB Quart speaker drivers onboard.

This three-pronged approach of speed, style, and sound results in the quintessential California coupe. Bitchin', dude.

Tech SpecsEngine And DrivetrainBlockStockBore4.030Stroke3.250Displacement331 ciCrankScatRodsScat 4340 H-beamPistonsJE forgedCompression Ratio8.9:1CamComp Cams blower grindRocker ArmsScorpion aluminumHeadsAFR 185, ported by Bayshore EnginesIntakeTrick Flow polished, port matched to headsThrottle BodyAccufab 70mmMass AirPro-M 80mmPower AdderPaxton Novi 2000, pullied for 13 psiInjectorsHolleyFuel PumpWalbro 255-lphHeadersMAC equal-length short-tube, Jet-Hot coatedExhaustBassani catalytic X-pipe, Flowmaster mufflersTransmissionTremec 3550ClutchCobraDriveshaftFRPP aluminumRearend8.8 with 3.73 gears, FRPP five-lug axlesSubframesSteeda

ElectronicsEngine ManagementEEC, chipped by Mustang RanchIgnitionMSD pro billetGaugesAuto Meter

Suspension And Chassis Front SuspensionK-memberAnthony Jones Engineering tubular, powdercoated silverControl armsAnthony Jones Engineering tubular, powdercoated silverSprings X2C coilover conversionStrutsLakewood 90/10Caster/CamberUPR billetBrakesStock w/ Hawk pads, powdercoated calipersWheelsADR 20 x 8.5TiresNitto 555 245/35ZR-20Rear SuspensionSpringsStockShocksStockControl armsStockBrakesStockWheelsADR 20 x 8.5TiresNitto 555 245/35ZR-20