2004 Chevy Monte Carlo SS

Last Updated 10/23/2011!
My Second Favorite Car (the Camaro being the first)!

August of 2010 October of 2011

Out of the car's my wife and I have owned, a side from my Camaro, this Monte Carlo is hands down my second favorite!   If it had a manual transmission and T-tops, it and the Camaro may have a struggle for which car I like the most.   Click --Here-- to read the back story about my interest in the Monte Carlo and my search for this one (along with pictures from shortly after I brought it home).

Many muscle car enthusiasts have trouble accepting that for a number of years the Monte Carlo label switched from the v8 drive trains over to a v6.   Sure, a v6 is not the same, but the 3800 Series II that GM has put under the hood of many of these Montes (and numerous other product lines) does pack a good punch.   Not to mention both the L36 Naturally Aspirated and L67 SuperCharged 3800s have many niche communities and lots of aftermarket performance enhancements available to them.

Here's the info on it:
Year - 2004 Chevy Monte Carlo SS (6th Generation)
Engine - 3800 Series 3.8 Liter v6 L36
Automatic Transmission
Full Instrument Cluster
Power Door Locks, Windows
2 Door
Power Moon Roof
Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
Keyless Entry
Current Mileage - 68,000 (as of 5-2012)

My Modifications (Performance):
K&N Drop-In Air Filter - September 2009
UMI Performance Rear Trailing Arms - March 2010
ZZPerformance 2.5" Downpipe w/ High Flow Cat - July 2010
 L67 Coil Packs - October 2010
ZZPerformance ER Rockers (acquired 9/2010)
ZZPerformance HV3 High Velocity Intake Insert (acquired 9/2010)
ZZPerformance Power Log - AKA PLOG (acquired 10/2010)
Custom L67 Throttle Body (prepped fall of 2010 - retired 2014)
Port Matched Lower Intake with Aluminum Gaskets (prepped early 2011)
Tuned PCM by Kelly Korbas with PCMforLess.com
Exhaust Resonator Delete - June 2011 (kept blowing baffles in replacement resonators)
Energy Suspension Front Sway Bar Bushings and End Links - July 2011
ZZP Front and Rear Strut Tower Braces - April 2012
Wizaired Cold Air Induction - April 2012
WBodyStore Poly Radiator & Dog Bone Bushings - May 2012
Powder Coated Brakes/Goodridge Flex Lines - May 2012
Stainless L36/L26 UIM/LIM Bolts from www.alloyboltz.com - May 2014
L26 Aluminum Upper Intake & Custom L67 Throttle Body - May 2014
Aluminum Pulleys - April 2015
L26 Water Pump Upgrade - ACDelco 88926207 - April 2015

My Modifications (Appearance/Entertainment):
Aluminum Pedals - 2009
Custom Door Sills - May 2010
GM MP3 Radio 10348717 (not offered on the Monte) - July 2010
Late 4th Gen v6 F-Body Polished Aluminum Valve Covers (acquired 9/2010)
Two Tone Interior - July 2011
7th Gen ('06-'07) Vertical Spoiler - July 2011
Red Steering Wheel BowTie - August 2011
Trunk Trim - August 2011
Silver Monte Carlo Quarter Panel Emblems - September 2011
New Rims/Tires - September 2011
Limited Edition Speedo Overlay - April 2012
Powder Coated Diagonal Braces - May 2012
Silver lower grill - July 2012
Custom Third Brake Light - May 2013
Cluster bezel with red rings - June 2013
Magnaflow Exhaust Tips (Part #35123) - June 2013
Four Note Cadillac Horns - June 2014
Driver Information Center - July 2014
Window Tint - July 2014
Custom Underhood Fuse Panel Covers July 2014

Pics from Installing Many Performance Mods 4-30-2011!

Future/Wish-List Mods:
Ram Air Fiberglass hood

And so now I present pictures of my 2004 Monte Carlo SS:
The engine pics are from Spring of 2011 and the rest of the pics are from October 2nd, 2011!!





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