SSR Pit Crew
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Redmond, WA
04 Smkn Asphlt and 05 Aqua Blur
Congratulations on your new ride Serge. I share your enthusiasm and the experience of owning a fanatic Fanatic's former SSR. In 2017 Roger Krouse had purchased his gorgeous and immaculately kept 05 Aqua Blur from John "Bone Doc". Before selling the SSR the Bone Doc had made just about every conceivable upgrade to create a ride that was actually better than new. Roger showered this beautiful machine with the same loving care and devoted maintenance until circumstances dictated he take a different course. I flew down from Seattle last week (3/25/19) to get a look at the truck that he had described in this forum in such glowing detail (to be honest I knew I wasn't going to leave without it). Even though Roger was committed to selling the vehicle his pride of ownership shined through as he continued to recite it's attributes. In Aug. 2017, in my 71st year, I experienced a moment of lesdyxia and thought I was 17. I impulsively, but not regretfully, purchased my 04, Smokin Asphalt SSR. I soon learned that that I wouldn't be pulling any G-force upon takeoff with the 300hp and automatic tranny. For a 17 year old that was of concern, so my lust for the LS2/6 speed took shape. When Roger advertised his rig it was just too much for me to resist and... well, the rest is history. The only negative effect I experienced was a recurring incidence that occurred along my route home along the Pacific Coast Highway. What can I say, I was imagining myself as a 17 year old with 400 horses and 6 speeds of rumbling thunder. I was taking 30 MPH curves, effortlessly, at 60 MPH and constantly catching up with traffic so, of course, I put relentless pressure on each driver to: GET THE F... OUTTA MY WAY! It's not really my way but I feel confident that, after 2,000 miles, it's (mostly) out of my system. Now to get the 04 ready to sell. Like Roger, I'm planning to start the process right here on this forum.