New Cobalt Owner in Alaska

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  1. AKcobalt

    AKcobalt Junior Member

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    Well I havent physically seen my car yet my wife bought it for me while I am deployed. Its an 06 Cobalt LS Coupe. I look forward to learning a lot about these cars and transforming this one into something special.
     
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    Where you deployed at?

    BTW Welcome! What plans do you have for the car?
     
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    Im on my easiest of deployments. Im in Camp Buehring Kuwait. I am trying to decide on which direction I want to go with the car. Either keep it mild and just keep it NA or go force induction. Its going to be a commuter car while im in alaska since I drive about 40 miles to work.
     
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    Ah, gotcha. If it's going to be a commuter I would keep it mild but that's just me. You should get a cheap project car. That's what I'm aiming for. lol
     
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    Im thinking about an AEM CAI, the 2.4L intake manifold and TB, full exhaust, and a tune of course. I know it wont be the fastest car around but should put a little bit more life into her. Also upgrade the front rotors and pads, lowering springs, rims, and some sway bars and strut brace. Once I get out of alaska I think I will TC it. Does this sound like a good direction or would you suggest a different route?
     
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    Strut brace is useless in these cars unless you're just doing it for looks, the firewall is right there next to the towers. Also can't run one with a turbo unless you do some neato fabrication.

    The rest if you're list sounds great though. My 2.2 had those same mods and was a lot of fun to drive. Except for the throttle body, not sure that's gonna gain you much.
     
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    If the strut brace is useless then i will save my money just trying to improve the suspension not too big on looks under the hood just performance.

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    Did you ever dyno your car when it was setup that way? If so what would I be looking at for numbers? Also thinking about porting and polishing the head and maybe some stage 1 cams dont want just bolt ons that will make me feel like a ricer and I dont want that.
     
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    hello
     
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    Hello. What part of Florida are you from? Im originally from the Bradenton/Sarasota area.
     
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