Those big hairdryers are dual Ray Jay T4s custom-plumbed by Jason Pecikonis of Timeless Kustoms in Camarillo, California, to work with a massive air-to-air intercooler. The fuel-injection setup is an ACCEL Gen VI DFI unit with 42-psi injectors. The system mounts to an ACCEL Stealth Ram manifold. SoCal turbo specialists Nelson Racing Engines performed all of the machine work and assembled the brutal 355-inch engine seen here. Power levels exceed 600 horses-and that's at just 5 psi of boost. The cylinder heads are Edelbrock Victor Jr. items with Crane roller rockers mounted above. Jeff selected a T56 six-speed because it offers a wide variety of gear choices, ranging from a 2.66:1 First gear to a 0.50:1 Sixth. A B&M shifter, a Centerforce clutch assembly, and a '96 Camaro hydraulic clutch actuation system provide easy shifting.
Not wanting to deviate from the factory lines, the exterior is mostly stock, and weeks were spent massaging the Malibu's outer sheetmetal prior to spraying liberal coats of the two-stage Viper Red.
Rolling Stock & Binders
Fitting the massive 20x10.5-inch Billet Specialties wheels with P305/25R20 Continental rubber required a reverse mini-tub. Up front is a pair of 18x7 Billet Specialties wheels wrapped with P235/35R18 Continentals. The monster brake system is an off-the-shelf Baer Track kit that features 13 inch-rotors with a Wilwood master cylinder.
The interior of Jeff's Malibu wears new vinyl and suede courtesy of Custom Interiors in Camarillo, California. The instruments are housed in a Covan insert, and the steering wheel is a Billet Specialties Vintec. Behind the dash, a Painless Wiring 18-circuit system supplies current to the instruments and accessories.
The Malibu rests on a complete Air Ride Technologies system, featuring bags, cups, and external shock mounts holding a set of KYB gas shocks. Other suspension items include a Hellwig 111/44-inch front sway bar and a 71/48-inch rear bar. The rearend is the standard Malibu 8.2-inch 10-bolt that utilizes a 3.36 gearset with an Auburn posi unit. The trans tunnel was fabricated to accept the larger T56 six-speed gearbox.