ZZP Team Highlight: Ryan Derrick “Snowbalt” Style Chicago Domination

Oct 5, 2014



Roll into any race, show, street-meet, or car culture event in greater Chicago-land, and you will hear stories about a mean white ghost that dominates the freeways and the streets and that lurks in the dark of Lower Wacker drive. This “Snowbalt” isn’t scared to put a sad-face on all the imports, V8 muscle cars and even exotic supercars on the west side of Lake Michigan. Ryan has built what is arguably the cleanest and most powerful daily driven LNF Cobalt in the Midwest. To show our appreciation for Ryan we even made a T-shirt from one of his many photo shoots.


ZZPerformance would like to acknowledge team member Ryan Derrick, for his exceptional car buildup, and his amazing personality. Ryan is well loved by the Chi-town car culture community, and is respected by all who interact with him. Ryan has been a great representative of the ZZP team, and an ambassador to the lifestyle, culture, and community ZZP has built for our employees, team, and wonderful customers.  Thank you Ryan, we are looking forward to many more amazing events with you on our team!


Here is a highlight of Ryan’s build:

Power: 605 wheel horsepower and 523 lb/ft @ 35psi on pump e-85 

Made 587 wheel horsepower on 27psi on more recent setup (Before ZZP ported head, stage 3 cams, and more aggressive tune).



-2.0L Gen-3 LDK Girdled Block

-ZZP Ported and Polished Head

-ZZP 82# Valve Springs

-ZZP Custom Lash AdjusterARP 

-ZZP-Comp Stage 3 LNF Cams

-Wiseco 9.5:1 Pistons

-ARP Head Studs

-ZZP 4340 Rods w/ GM bearings

-ATI SFI Turbo Balancer

-ZZP Neutral Balance Shafts

-Fidanza Aluminum Flywheel

-ZZP Solid Upper Engine Mount

-ZZP Turbo Manifold

-Borg Warner S259 Extended Tip Turbo with .55 a/r and 3 Inch Inlet

-Tial 38mm External Wastegate

-ZZP External Dump Tube

-Tial Q Blow Off Valve

-ZZP Upper Intercooler Pipe

-ZZP Full Size Intercooler

-ZZP Lower Intercooler Pipe

-ZZP MAF Relocation

-GMPP 3 Bar MAP sensors

-ZZP 5th Injector with 80# Siemens Injector

-Dual ZZP Boost Controllers for High/Low Boost switch

-ZZP-Opel Upgraded Direct Injection Fuel Injectors

-ZZP Big Turbo Catless Downpipe

-ZZP Valve Cover Breather

-ZZP Oversized Aluminum Radiator

-ZZP E-85 Tune 

-ZZP Getrag F40 6-speed Swap w/ Custom mounts

-ZZP-South Bend Stage 4+ Clutch

-ZZP F40 Upgraded Throw out Bearing

-ZZP Adjustable Clutch Rod

-Hahn Racecraft 3 inch Cat back Exhaust

-Performance Autowerks Aluminum Overflow Coolant Tank

-Aeromotive LP40 In tank Fuel Pump




 ZZPerformance’s Matt M. Flash Tune



 Engine Dress:

-Candy Apple Red Valve Cover w/ Gold Flake

-DDM Works Polished Coilpack Cover

-MRZ Performance Fuse Box Cover

-MRZ Performance Wiper Fluid and Power Steering Polished Caps

-Ceramic Coated Intake Manifold

-Custom Polished ZZP Upper Intercooler piping and intake

-Evo X BOV Recirculation pipe re-used as Radiator Pipe

-Polished ECU Cover

-Polished ABS Cover




-ZZP 14.5 Inch Front Big Brake Kit w/ Gold Calipers

-Power Stop Ceramic Brake Pads

-ARP Extended Studs

-Stainless Steel Brake Lines

-18 x 9.5 Enkei NT03 +M +40 offset Powdercoated Candy Apple Red

-Michelin Pilot Super Sport Tires 245/35/18

-Stance GR+ Coilovers

-Hub Redrilled from 5 x 110 to 5 x 114.3

-Motorsport Tech 12.5mm Spacers in front to clear Brembo calipers

-Powell racing Hardcore Rear Sway bar powdercoated Gold

-R1 Concept Cross-Drilled & Slotted rear rotors

-BLOX Racing Gold Lugnuts



-RK Sport Extractor Hood

-Aero catch Pins

-“Kdub”-The Retrofit Source (TRS) Morimoto Bi-Xenon Mini H1 Retrofitted Headlights w/ Gold Apollo 3 shrouds with CCFL Rings


-6K Xenon Yellow Fog Lights HID

-Powell Racing Gold Tow Hooks (Front/Rear)

-ZZP Hydro Dipped Front Lip “Gold Pearl Carbon Fiber”

-Extreme Dimensions “Tjin Style” Carbon Fiber Trunk w/ Partial paint

-K2 L.E.D Red Tinted Taillights

-Retrofitted Impala L.E.D Third brake light

-30% Tint

-Tinted side running lights

-L.E.D Reverse Lights

-L.E.D License Plate Lamp

-Black “SS” badge inlays

-Black front bowtie

-ARK Shorty Antenna




-Suede Headliner

-Suede A and C pillars

-Corbeau FX1 Pro Pole Position seats

-Corbeau Seat Brackets & Sliders

-Powell Racing Detachable Harness Bar

-Suede Shift Boot

-Momo E-Brake Handle

-Suede E-Brake Boot

-Fifth Injector Controller

-Omiotek Gauge Bezel Pod

-Auto meter Boost gauge

– GMPP RPD (Reconfigurable Performance Display) Screen Gauge

-Relocated ‘Turbocharged” Badge

-TWM Short Throw Shifter w/ Base Bushings & 6 speed M1 Abrams Weighted Knob

-GMPP Pedals

-Body Paint Matched Trim w/ Black inlaid SS badge

-HHR SS Airbag

-L.E.D Map Lights

-High-Low Boost Switch

-LLCCEDT Rear Seat Delete

-Suede Dash with molded 3 pod gauge cluster