2006 Chevrolet SSR - Project Super Stunner

Headers, Cat-Back Exhaust, And A Nitrous Install

Mark Halvorsen
Aug 1, 2007
Photographers: Mark Halvorsen
Photo 2/35
It's been a long time coming, but we finally have some coverage of Project Super Stunner, Truckin's '06 Chevrolet SSR. This was the first phase of a build up that will result in a truck that will lay low and scream loudly across the eyeballs of onlookers. The first step was to take care of any engine modifications, so that we could see how much room we had left for the suspension work. We started with an exhaust upgrade, and as a bonus, a nitrous oxide system installation. We mated headers from Stan's Headers to a 3-inch Corsa after-cat exhaust system and put in a NOS wet-nitrous system. The headers and exhaust were installed by Muffler Man in Placentia, California, and we handled the nitrous ourselves.
For more information on how to make your SSR scream-or any other LS-based Chevy engine-check out the companies in the sources box and get in touch with them for even more power than before.
Your Questions Answered
 
Time Spent Working: 6 hours
(3 for headers and exhaust, 3 for nitrous)  
Mechanical Difficulty: Intermediate overall
Tools Used: Basic shop tools, lift, welder, Schrader valve removal tool, and a digital multimeter for the nitrous installation.  
Parts Needed:  
NOS West Nitrous Oxide System for LS2 Engine, PN 05169NOS, $846.92
Corsa 2004-06 RSC Sport System Dual Rear Exit with Single Pro-Series 4-inch Tips,  
PN 14254, ${{{900}}}.00
Stan's Headers {{{Chevrolet SSR}}} 2WD,  
PN 153, $489.50
Total Cost: $2,236.42
(Without labor)  

Sources

Stan's Headers
800-962-6467
www.Stans-Headers.com
Corsa Performance (exhaust)
Berea, OH 44017
www.corsaperf.com
Muffler Man (header and exhaust install)
Placentia, CA 92870
NOS (nitrous)
Bowling Green, KY 42102
www.holley.com

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