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Throwdown Holley LS Fest 2012 - 2011 Chevy Silverado

7th Place - Blue Bomber

Patrick McCarthy
May 7, 2013
Photographers: Henry De Kuyper, Tommy Lee Byrd, Truckin Staff
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7th Place
Those of you that follow Truckin will no doubt recognize Project Blue Bomber. We're transforming this base-model 2011 Silverado into a daily-drivable performance truck, so what better place to test its limits than THROWDOWN? With an Edelbrock-supercharged 4.8L, sticky Nitto tires, and a full Belltech suspension, Blue Bomber was quick in the corners, earning points in both autocross and slalom. However, it didn't have quite enough straight-line oomph in the quarter-mile, and its stock front discs and rear drum brakes let it down in the speed stop, resulting in a Seventh-Place finish. Nevertheless, we've learned from the experience, and more power, better gearing, and big brakes are in this truck's near future.

Year/Make/Model:
2011 Chevy Silverado

Owner and City/State:
Tim Coltey Long Beach, California (Driver: Harley Camilleri)
Photo 3/9   |   The LS Fest THROWDOWN marked Project Blue Bomber's official competition debut, and proved that this base-model Silverado has what it takes to hit the track hard. The event gave us the perfect opportunity to push its limits and learn what needed improvement.
Engine
Type: 4.8L Vortec (LY2)
Heads: Stock
Cam: Stock
Induction: Edelbrock E-Force supercharger
Exhaust: Dynatech SuperMAXX long-tube headers, MagnaFlow Performance exhaust
Cooling: Edelbrock air-to-water intercooler
Fuel System: Edelbrock fuel rail, Edelbrock injectors
Engine Management: Factory ECM with Stillen custom tune
Output: 415 whp
Built by: Stillen
Drivetrain
Transmission: 4L60E
Rearend: Stock 3.23
Chassis
Front suspension: Belltech 2-inch drop spindles, Belltech Pro Coil Springs, Belltech Street Performance struts, Belltech sway bar
Rear suspension: Belltech adjustable flip kit, Belltech Street Performance shocks
Brakes: Stock front discs and rear drums (for now)
Wheels & Tires
Wheels: Raceline Illusion Six, 20x8.5 front and 20x10 rear
Tires: Nitto NT05 275/40R20 front and 315/35R20 rear
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AUTOCROSS TIME: 48.21 sec
QUARTER-MILE TIME: 15.24 @ 92.03 mph
SPEED STOP TIME: 10.46 sec
SLALOM TIME: 7.14 sec
SHOW & SHINE: No points earned
Special Thanks:
Nitto Tire, Belltech, Dynatech, Edelbrock, MagnaFlow, Raceline, Stillen
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