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Artilce on STS from Truck Trend Magazine - The Day
Published: 2/7/2007  
Author: Eric Barber aka Rock
The day after the Sport Truck Shootout 2002, a small contingent of 454SS North American Truck Club members headed north out of Bowling Green to the build plant that produced all the Chevrolet 454SS trucks (1990 to 1993) in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Once at the
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Artilce on STS from Truck Trend Magazine
Published: 2/7/2007  
Author: Paul Romanych AKA Redss
For some, trucks aren't only about looks: Trucks are for going fast! Such is the sentiment of the North American Truck Club (NATC), which put on the Sport Truck Shootout (STS), an annual trucks-only event that focuses primarily on drag-racing power-orient
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20/20 Rearview
Published: 10/22/2006  
Author: Eric Barber a.k.a. Rock454
Every wanted one of those mirrors that dims automatically, has a compass, or can tell you what the outside temperature is? You can get it all in one package and get map lights to boot with a mirror from CIPA (Part #36500) and about 2 hours of your time. I
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1997 Paxton SN93 Rebuild
Published: 11/11/2004  
Author: Marco Prommenschenckel
When I bought the SC (supersharger) 2nd hand I knew there where surtain risks, you never know what the previous owner did with it. When I first mounted the kit I noticed a whine of the SC nowing it must be the begining of worn bearings I kept driving it
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A/C Chilling Effect
Published: 11/14/2003  
Author: 2FAS4U
This article is for informational purposes. Refrigerant is under high pressure, and can freeze skin, and hurt the eyes. Some information has been reproduced from text for ease of understanding {for all you lawyers ;~}
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The Trick Dipstick
Published: 10/30/2002  
Author: Paul Romanych a.k.a. RedSS
Here's a little something for you to do on an otherwise nasty winter day while the SS sits until the first warming rays of the springtime sun. You've removed the stock air cleaner and associated crap for a cool looking, billet aluminum air cleaner, and dr
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Altitude Adjustment!
Published: 2/28/2001  
Author: Paul Romanych a.k.a. RedSS
How to lower your SS the right way What was GM thinking when they designed the 454SS suspension years ago? Perhaps the owners would actually take these trucks offroad? Perhaps they would not drive them like an SS-badged vehicle was intended to be drive
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Shifting into High Gear:
Published: 2/28/2001  
Author: Paul Romanych a.k.a. RedSS
There is one alluring fact about running a hopped up vehicle with an automatic transmission: There is no driver out there who can shift his manual tranny faster. Add a basic tranny shift kit, and your truck is even more potent. Not only does the right tra
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MODIFYING YOUR 454SS FUEL SYSTEM FOR STREET PERFOR
Published: 2/28/2001  
Author: Paul Romanych a.k.a. RedSS
A topic that seems to resurface every few months is what can be done to the fuel system to extract more power from the big mill, either as stock or lightly modified (to about 390 HP). Your first and foremost consideration should be on the fuel system, bef
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MOVING YOUR 454SS WITH A CRANE
Published: 2/28/2001  
Author: Paul Romanych a.k.a. RedSS
OK, you may not want to move your 454SS with a crane. Unless of course, it is a Crane ignition system. A performance ignition is beneficial on a stock street car, and a perfect complement to other modifications on a street/strip ride, and an absolute m
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SSnow, SSleet, and your SS
Published: 12/27/2000  
Author: Paul Romanych a.k.a. RedSS
Hello, as you know the good folks at GM designed the SS with many purposes in mind, but driving through snow was not one of them. In many parts of the country (maybe yours, ?), we are thus forced or encouraged to store our trucks for the winter, to avoid
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Suspended!
Published: 11/27/2000  
Author: Paul Romanych a.k.a. RedSS
Some truck enthusiasts like to have 2 feet of ground clearance under their pickup so they can traverse rough country without sustaining so much as a gravel chip on the paint. Some truck owners on the other side of the spectrum like the looks of a clean
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“Plug-N-Play” Fuel Injection Systems
Published: 10/22/2000  
Author: WhiteRacing
If you own or are building a Fuel Injected High Performance Engine for your 454 SS Truck.... Read the following carefully!!!!
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4L80E Transmission Problems
Published: 5/15/2000  
Author: Paul Romanych a.k.a. RedSS
The 4L80E is being found in more and more high performance, race, and tow vehicles over the last few years. And it's no secret why. The 4L80E, an electronic, overdrive-equipped version of the venerable TH-400, is tough enough to handle just about whatever
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Breathing Easier:
Published: 5/15/2000  
Author: Paul Romanych a.k.a. RedSS
Ram Air/Cowl Induction for your 454SS Choosing the right hood Science experiment: Try taking a deep breath through an average soda straw. Not too easy is it? This is basically what your SS has to accomplish with it's stock intake system. Now take a de
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esCovering your tail
Published: 5/15/2000  
Author: Paul Romanych a.k.a. RedSS
A look at tonneau cover options, Throughout most of the history of the American pickup truck, people have been trying to find a cool, yet functional way to cover the bed to protect it (and hence its contents) from snow, rain, dust, and other elements. Se
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454SS Custom Plug Wires
Published: 5/15/2000  
Author: Paul Romanych a.k.a. RedSS
Go open the hood of your truck. Go ahead, and check out those sickly looking plug wires and looms. Not what you would associate with the pinnacle of coolness. I couldn’t stand it any longer, so I decided to dress up the motor compartment with a new set
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The poor man's 454ss
Published: 5/15/2000  
Author: Paul Romanych a.k.a. RedSS
All right, we all know the 454ss is not a cheap vehicle to buy or maintain. And with the price of fuel these days, it is certainly not cheap to drive. But gaining some performance from your SS can be cheap. I won't guarantee a 3 second drop on your quarte
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HEADERS
Published: 5/15/2000  
Author: Paul Romanych a.k.a. RedSS
A well-respected and widely-read magazine noted recently that among the top 10 performance enhancements that can be made to an engine, a set of headers ranks as one of the most important for wringing more power out of your engine. Stock exhaust manifolds
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Bump 'N' Grind Porting
Published: 5/15/2000  
Author: Paul Romanych a.k.a. RedSS
So you have put on a cold-air intake, headers, flowed exhaust, and done the standard SS fueling modifications (see "Modifying your SS for Street Performance" article) in an effort to gain some more power out of that stock engine while not bankrupting your
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Lowering your 454SS
Published: 10/22/1999  
Author: Rick Metcalf AKA Tweek
So, you lowered your truck 2 and 4 using spindles and shackles and you STILL see daylight through the rear wheelwells. Damn. Now what? Yep, it’s time for another garage thrash. Here’s how. As you know, if you used the shackles to lower the rear of you
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One more gear
Published: 10/22/1999  
Author: Rick Metcalf AKA Tweek
Where is that gas station? Where? The sign said 2 miles......... Yeah, I know, it's stupid to expect something that says '454SS' on the rear fenders to get good gas mileage, but please.... On a good day, the 25 gallon fuel tank will get you abo
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Common Problems Of The 454SS Pick-Up Trucks
Published: 10/22/1999  
Author: Rick Metcalf AKA Tweek
Common Problems Of The 454SS Pick-Up Trucks '90 - '93 I guess I need to take a moment to refresh everyone's memory. About one year ago I began administering the 454SS web site pages dealing with Tech Tips, Question and Answer area, and the For S
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Tweek's summer tweek....
Published: 10/22/1999  
Author: Rick Metcalf AKA Tweek
Yeah, he's back. Has this been a long, hot summer, or what? At least the A/C in the full size GM trucks is a real ice cube maker! How about just thinking about this modification until it cools off outside a bit. This one might take a while to finish, and
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True Dual Exhaust
Published: 10/22/1999  
Author: BlownSS aka W. Sherwin
"Factory Style" True Dual Exhaust For Your 454SS ! The first deals with the 1991-1993 454SS "True Dual" GM factory exhaust system. This factory system is fabricated from "409 Stainless", and will give you a "Factory" look if you are thinking of upgra
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Setting the 454SS TBI idle speed
Published: 10/22/1999  
Author: BlownSS aka W. Sherwin
Two settings to double check on the TBI are: 1) the min. idle air setting, and 2) the base commanded idle speed and IAC counts. The min. air idle setting (a measure of the uncontrolled air bleed past the closed throttle blades) should cause a warm
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