Project Titan

Project Titan:

2004 Saturn ION REDLINE with Competition Package Conversion
This was the car that should have never…. The story goes a little something like this….
     One upon I time about on a “whim” shall we say, I bought  a 2004 Saturn ION-2 Quad Coupe & immediately feel in love with the DELTA platform, after a couple thousand miles the clutch went kaput, then out came the engine and in went a host of goodies including a full standalone engine management system. Three weeks later car was totaled after being hit head on by a speeding car trying to be a yellow light.
      In the mean time I owned a few different cars, then I stared looking… For a redline to avenge the Ion-2 (Go Big Or go HOME), Now this Was a daunting task seeing as there was only 5,827 Made, and I venture to say only half to two thirds are still on the road. On top of that there was never one for sale locally. Then I found it, a Forum member messaged me the perfect one, black, comp wheel’s, no sunroof(tall people problems), and premium sound & Most of the Competition Package. However the car was Located in SALEM, NH & this should have been my first warning, anyways I bought the car sight unseen and had it delivered.
     After two weeks of ownership the car I spun a bearing…….. and then the madness started and below is what became of titan the Saturn protector of the skies. The Best cross of GT, drag, and street car ever.

    “The best felling ever, is a round of applause, hand claps, & fanfare as you come up the return road after your make a pass at the strip and then you realized it was for you and for that moment it was all worth it- Marc Hill, Owner”

Engine Count: Four (who gives a fuck)

Modification List:

Engine (Summer 2014 @143K On Chassis)
BlackWater MotorWerks Head Port Job.
ZZP Stage 2 Billet Cams
ZZP 78lb. Valve Springs/Ti. Retainers
LNF Lash Adjusters
Ecotec Viton valve seals
ARP Head Studs
Level Zero Balance Shaft Delete Kit
Powder Coated Valve cover, Fuel Rail, and Serp Parts
ZZP Race Prepped Built Gen 3 LDK Closed Deck Short Block

Fuel Mods
ZZP Fuel Injector harness
Boost Reference Fuel Pressure System
Full Return Style
Fuelab Adjustable Regulator
AEM E85 High Flow In-Tank Fuel Pump (AEM-50-1200)
ZZP fuel pump rewire kit

SC Cooling Mods
GM dual-pass endplate
Phenolic spacer
DUAL bosch intercooler pump
BlackWater MotorWerks 2.8 Gallon Flat Bottom Tank
12″ Radiator Fan with Mounting Kit
BlackWater MotorWerks Water to Air Intercooler Radiator – 24x12x1

Custom Super Charger (Summer 2015)
New ZZP Eaton LSJ Case
Eaton M62 LSJ case LS4 Matched, Inlet & Outlet Port & Polish (Arm Performance)
Snout Rebuild New bearings (Arm Performance)
Drill, Tap, & Clearance Snout For 1/4″ cooler ports Snout
Case & Snout Ferrari Corsa Red Wrinkle Powder Coat
New Supercharger Rotors, Lightened, Balanced & Coated

Exhaust
ZZP Long Tube Header
3.5″ Y Cut Out
3″ MAGNAFLOW EXHAUST RESONATOR motovcity/advance Part #: 12867
DynoMAX rear muffler and over axle 2.5″

Drivetrain, Suspension, Brakes, tires
Drivetrain (Winter 2014)
OEM 2.0L GM Flywheel
GMPP RACE Clutch  CED
Turbo Tech Racing Transmission Race Front & Rear Mounts
Turbo Tech Racing Solid Upper Engine Mount
Transmission Refresh
Axles Napa MAX drives New
Suspension (June 2015)
Steering Rack Spacers
Powell YYZ Spring Pkg YYZ V.5.
ION Redline Upper Strut Mount Kit CED242183
ION to Cobalt Strut Adapter Kit Part#IONK
KONI Front Strut inserts PN#8641-1500sport
KONI Rear Shocks PN#8040-1364Sport
ZZP Custom Lower Control Arms
Powell Hardcore Sway Bar
MOOG sway Bar end Links
Brakes (June 2015)
Custom BWMW Front Rotors (Drilled/Slotted)
Custom BWMW Rear Rotors (Dimpled/Slotted)
Hawk Blue 9012 Front Race Pads
Hawk HPS+ Rear Race Pads
ZZP Stainless Brake Lines + Body To axle Lines
Front brake Calipers Coated and shaved for 15″ rims (6/27/2015)
Rear brake Calipers Coated (6/27/2015)
ATE Gold Race Brake Fluid
Tires
Nitto NT05 235/45/17
Powder Coated Comp Wheels

Interior
Redline A Pillar Dual Gauge Pod
New South dual steering column pod
Aeroforce interceptor gauge
B&M short shifter
Race Sport Red Interior Light bars
Hydro Dipped Dash and accents
Suede Shifter boot
Factory Reacros

Misc.
SFPHQ 3.1” Pulley Ring
SFPHQ 2.9” Pulley Ring
SFPHQ 2.7” Pulley Ring
SFPHQ 2.5” Pulley Ring
K&N cold air intake + CUSTOM POWDER COATED PIPING
Competition package wheels,  Aero spoiler and Fog lights. (Came with car)
Custom Powder Coated Parts
Snake Skin Vinyl Wrap for Hood, Roof, Trunk, Spoiler & Pillars
Shuriken SK-BT60 60ah race battery
Daystar KU71104BK – Daystar Hood Pin Kit & Lanyards
Billet Oil Cap
Custom Race Sport 55W 3k Fog Light Bulbs
Custom Race Sport 55W 5K 9007-3

Total Invested: $25K+

 

**Special thanks To our Sponsors**
ZZ Performance
Race Sport Inc
Vindictive Vinyl

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