1988 Pontiac Fiero

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Vehicle: 1988 Pontiac Fiero
Exterior: Custom black and red digital camo vinyl wrap
Interior: Black
Engine: 1993 Chevrolet 3.4 DOHC V6 “LQ1”
Drivetrain: Mid-engine rear wheel drive, 5-speed Getrag 282 manual transmission.
Purchased: December 2006



  • Balanced and blueprinted 1993 3.4 DOHC V6 from a Chevrolet Lumina Z34.
  • Custom short-runner intake manifold.
  • 2.5″ exhaust with Magnaflow muffler.
  • Dyno-tested at 220 whp @ 5800 RPM,  218 ft·lb @ 4900 (tested at Church Automotive in June 2007 on a Dynapack).
  • California emissions legal, inspected and approved via the California Bureau of Automotive Repair.
Transmission / Clutch:
  • Hybrid Getrag 282 with late-model upgraded differential.
  • Clutchnet organic/kevlar clutch


  • West Coast Fiero brake caliper relocation brackets for 12″ Corvette rotors, Centric high-carbon 12″ brake rotors.
  • Porterfield R4 brake pads
  • Goodridge SS brake hoses
  • Brake cooling ducts


  • C4 Corvette fast ratio power steering rack (2 turns lock-to-lock)
  • TRW Electric Power Steering Pump (Porsche 997 Cup Car / Vauxhall Astra application)
1988 Fiero Adjustable Upper Control Arm
  • Front: Bilstein ASN-series 46mm monotube dampers with custom shafts and valving, 750 lb/in springs, custom fully-adjustable upper control arms and polyurethane bushings.
  • Rear: Koni Sport Red adjustable struts, custom adjustable coilover conversion using Coleman Racing adjustable sleeves and Hypercoil 475 lb/in springs. Out-Pace Racing rod-end lateral links. Polyurethane bushings in factory trailing links.
  • Front: Motegi MR-116 17×7 (48mm offset), 215/45/17 Hankook RS3
  • Rear: Motegi MR-116 18×9 (45mm offset), 275/35/18 Hankook RS3



  • Rear: NASCAR Car of Tomorrow wing (Crawford Composites) with straight endplates
  • Front: Custom front splitter / undertray, tire spats, improved radiator inlet duct


  • Spal radiator fan (p/n 30102082)
  • Griffin 1-25201-X radiator
  • Setrab 19-row Series 6 oil cooler /w 200*F thermostat
  • Seats: Red Corbeau A4 and Sparco Rev
  • Sparco Steering Wheel
  • Weighted Momo Shift Knob
  • Interior color changed to black


  • Harness bar
  • Sparco Rev and Corbeau A4 racing seats
  • Schroth Profi II 6-point harnesses
  • H3R Performance HG250R HalGuard CLean Agent Fire Extinguisher

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