2005 Chevrolet SSR – Camshaft, Headers, and Lowering Springs

Chevrolet | SSR : September 25, 2020

This 2005 Chevrolet SSR finished in a gorgeous Aqua Blur Metallic came in to have things taken up a notch in the power department!

First up in the shop, John removed the heads to install a custom camshaft from Texas Speed & Performance and bolted them back down with a set of new ARP head bolts. After the heads were back on the engine, John installed a Melling Performance Parts high-volume oil pump and 160° thermostat. Then, a set of headers from Kooks Headers and Exhaust went on, coupled with hi-flow catalytic converters from XForce Performance Exhaust. From there, John installed new spark plug wires from MSD Performance and NGK Spark Plugs TR5IX spark plugs wrapped in Design Engineering, Inc. spark plug wire Protect-A-Boot sleeves. Finally, all four corners were fitted with lowering springs from Belltech Sport Trucks to set the stance just right.

After the mechanical work was done, Matt strapped it down to the dyno and Vlad got to work performing a custom calibration via HP Tuners. With 93 octane in the tank, Vlad was able to squeeze out a solid 388.01whp & 396.96lbft! Some nice upgrades to an already unique and exciting vehicle!

 
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