Dale Amy
February 1, 2009
Photos By: Tracy Stocker

So bling's not his thing. The interior, aside from nearly obligatory boost and A/F gauges, remains mostly stock. As does the chassis, which wears shortened factory springs up front and Moroso drag coils with an airbag out back, but little else. The rear axle, though, has been prepared for the rigors of 600 horses with 31-spline axles and an FRPP Traction-Lok diff having carbon-fiber clutches.

Chris reports that the Kenne Bell setup (with an SCT tune by Pro-Dyno.net) has outstanding driveability, so much so that he commutes in it way more frequently. Heck, the wife even enjoys borrowing her former GT from time to time. Maybe that was her evil plan all along: let the old man do all the wrenching, spending and experimenting, and then enjoy the fruits of his labor. But that's a form of "honey do" list we could all live with.

5.0 Tech Specs
ENGINE AND DRIVETRAINTerminator) w/ SPEC Stage 3+
Blockclutch
StockRearend
Bore3.73:1 gearset, FRPP diff w/
3.572-inchcarbon clutches, 31-spline axles
Stroke 
3.543-inchELECTRONICS
DisplacementEngine Management
283ciStock, with SCT tune by
CrankshaftPro-Dyno.net
'03 Cobra steelIgnition
RodsStock coil-over-plug
Manley steel, 5.090-inch 
PistonsSUSPENSION AND CHASSIS
CP forged, 15cc dishFront Suspension
Compression RatioK-member
9.0:1Stock
CamshaftsControl Arms
Comp Cams, 0.50/0.50 lift,Stock
236/{{{240}}} durationSprings
HeadsCut stock
Stock, ported by Pro Line Racing;Struts
1mm-larger valvesStock
IntakeCaster/Camber
Kenne BellStock
Power AdderBrakes
Kenne Bell Big Bore 2.6-liter Twin-Stock
Screw, intercooled supercharger;Wheels
{{{NX}}} {{{100}}}-shot nitrousSteeda Ultralight 1, 17x9
Throttle BodyTires
Accufab 90mmNitto 555R, 245/45R17
Mass AirRear Suspension
SCT BA2800 in JLT carbon-fiberSprings
cold-air inlet tubeMoroso drag launch (w/ airbag)
Fuel SystemShocks
Aeromotive A1000 in sumpedStock
tank; Mototron 60-lb-hrBrakes
ExhaustStock
BBK long-tube, 1 5/8-inch; UPRWheels
X-shaped crossover; MagnaFlowSteeda Ultralight 1, 17x9
after-cat, stainlessTires
TransmissionNitto 555R, 275/40R17
Tremec T56 six-speed ('03