Hello from Washington State

Discussion in 'Introduction' started by JeffInWA, May 28, 2019.

  1. JeffInWA

    JeffInWA Junior Member

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    Hi all. Just bought my first Colbalt from a local dealer. It's a red 2006 SS supercharged, and very soon I will be tearing it apart to give me the parts I need to build a DF Goblin. I ordered my Goblin kit yesterday, so I should soon know when I need to start disassembling the Cobalt.

    In the meantime I hope to get the Cobalt running as best I can. It's been lowered, and has basically no suspension travel, so around town it's not so fun. On the freeway though it's a blast. The suspension kinda scares me because I have no idea what the previous owner did to lower it, and I need the front suspension parts for my Goblin. I may be asking here if there's anyone up for a straight-up trade - stock Cobalt suspension parts for lowered ones.

    Other than that I need to figure out why the boost won't go past 5psi. There are several bad exhaust leaks, which I don't really want to fix as I won't be using any of those parts. The flex pipe has a big hole in the backside. I tried wrapping that with some fiberglass header wrap that I had already and the boost hit 10, but only briefly, so I'm assuming the leaks are somehow the problem.

    Also the car has an aftermarket sc pully, but I have know idea how to tell if the injectors have been changed or the ecu reprogrammed for a proper stage 2 tune.

    My Cobalt


    My DF Goblin will be this style
     
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    This is a first. Taking a Cobalt and tearing it down to turn it into a Gobin? You need to post up a build thread on this! Would love to see the makings of this!
     
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    ...and just so everyone knows, the picture of the Cobalt really makes it look better than it is. The interior is trashed, half the electrical doesn't work (the half I won't need), every body panel is loose or falling off, the paint is peeling on most of the car, and the list goes on. It does run decently other than not having > 5psi boost. I had a 5 hour drive in it from the dealer I bought it at and it was getting near 40mpg on the way home. I don't suspect there could be much wrong mechanically if it's able to get that kind of gas mileage.
     

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