Posezion's 2009 Cobalt LT

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  1. Posezion

    Posezion Full Access Member

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    This thread is a work in progress thread of my mods, changes, upgrades, you name it. I'll bump this thread every time I get something new added, simply because I won't do it all at once, it takes time (And money).


    September 18, 2010
    ; Here's a picture of my car last winter. The only changed on it then was there was rally stripes added. Overall price ~ $320

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    September 18, 2010; Here's some wheels and tires I just got. The wheels are 17" with low profile Michelin tires (Pilot exalto A/S) Overall price ~ $1,100

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    September 18, 2010; And here is my system I have in my car. It's 2x 12" Pioneer Sub woofers with a basic box and a 2,000 Watt AMP (1200 Watt subs, I bridged them). I kept stock stereo by putting the input of one of my stock speakers to my subs, works just fine and all I have to do is use the bass control to change the bass. Overall price ~ $300 (250 for subs + box + amp 50 for wiring kit, got lucky with some druggie that lost his license who needed money ;))

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    ^--- This is at the guy's house that I bought it from, AMP is on top, haven't gotten to taking good pictures yet.



    September 19, 2010; I decided to touch a few things up with yellow paint. I painted the front plate emblem yellow (Instead of a red outline) and a few highlights on the Ecotech cover and air intake system. Overall price ~ Free (Had the paint)

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    October 01, 2010; Well, for now because of my budget and recent upgrade rampage I'm laying down on huge mods (For now). What I just recently got was a K&N Air Filter. It only was $45 and said it allows faster air flow in return for more horse power and better gas mileage. I recorded 0-60 2 times with no mods and will do the same again with the K&N Air Filter when I get it to see if there really is any added kick. Overall price ~ $45
    Update Aug. 13, 2011; Had the four videos ready to be compared but time passed and I had eventually lost the device that had the stored videos, and not knowing where I put my old filter, I apologize but I will not be giving any results. But based on opinion it would have only changed a small fraction of a second, and I mean small. Felt smoother though ;)

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    August 13, 2011; Welp! I'm back, girlfriend is gone to the navy (Sad face) so I have more budget to my self ^_^ and just got finished working for the summer. Gonna be adding some visual touch-ups for the future. Today I went to Advanced Autoparts (Or somethin) to get some wheel cleaner, washed my car, and thought "Hey, those neon strips I was looking at looked pretty cool". Eventually later today around 7 I went and I was about to purchase the blue strips when I learned its illegal to have red/blue color neon, so I turned to either green or purple. I chose green and luckily the store didn't have it so I went to an auto store down the street and they had the longer green strips. Got them for 24 bucks. First time hands on experience installing neon, it's pretty **** easy. Lol. Ended up being 24 for the 2 strips and 5 for the clamp connectors (Which I didn't even use... Pro.), and I bought some fuel cleaner for 2 for 5 bux, why not? Anyway. Overall price ~ $24

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    August 14, 2011; Mmm, more additions! Today I bought a can of solid black spray paint bout 6$, some sand paper bout 4$, and pedals bout 21$, and installed the other strip of my neon in my trunk over my system. Overall price ~ $31

    Before flaming, yes I know it's a ghetto spray painted 2x4 box-holding rig, but I had the materials and needed something to allow me to drive like a maniac w/o it going everywhere. Didn't wanna do a permanent mount quite yet.

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    ~August 20, 2011; AIRBOX MOD DAY! After debates and a long attempt to remove my air silencer previously, I've finally decided to say "Screw it" and just ripped er' out. It wasn't easy, I ended up using a dry-wall hand saw to cut the plastic rivot-like thing out, then it wouldn't even pull straight out without me bending my body like crazy, but I eventually got it out. Overall price ~ Sweat, blood, and time ;)

    P.S. : Before/after airbox mod video.
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    ~August 26, 2011; Well, at least I got rid of the UGLY exhaust, kinda. Exhaust tip! Chrome/flat black to match mah car's misc. theme. Overall price ~ $24

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    ^---Anything wrong with cutting the exhaust back a few inches to make it not look like a tard car?
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    looks good so far
     
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    Not bad, now drop it ;)
     
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    Yeah I really wanna drop it but that's something I really don't know about and how much I can go before it gets too unsafe. It already bottoms out in some areas in my downtown, but meh. It'd look great dropped though, I do agree. Plus another thing holding me back is the whole 300$ drops versus the 1,200$ drops. Idk what is safe and whatnot lol
     
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    Coilovers are prob the safest or at least thats what i think
     
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    safest in terms of what? you can pick up some springs for cheap. i got my ksports for around $100 shipped on ebay and you can get some ss/sc shocks/struts for cheap as well or you can get ss/tc shocks/struts which would be better

    i got ksport springs and ss/sc shocks/struts, and a ttr rear sway bar and my car handles perfect, just a little food for thought
     
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    Safe as in reliable and easy to use and requires no maintenance after installed. I understand that coil overs have an adjustment screw or something, right? Usually things that adjust tend to unadjusted over time.

    Basically, I want to drop it the easiest way possible and knowing that they'll feel decent and have a good mind on it not bottoming out on small curbs. Keep in mind this is my every day car, I'm decking it up but not to the point where it's a show car and I don't drive it unless I race or put it in a car show... lol. I'll probably have it professionally installed since I don't own a scale and all this fun stuff to get it just right. I guess Tire Kingdom could do it, they installed my wheels and tires (I ordered my wheels from them and they also had the rebuild kits for the pressure readers).

    Btw if you all wanna get into details, this thread was made from this one; http://www.chevycobaltforum.com/forum/f16/2009-cobalt-lt-mod-questions-3774/#post125285
     
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    Love the engine. I'm a big fan of clean
     
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    if you want something cheap that you dont have to worry about id go with lowering springs. but you can install them yourself. the back just unbolt the torsion bar and unbolt the struts and pull out the old spring, cut the bump stop, and install the new spring. front just remove the old and replace the new and your done. hour worth the work
     
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    Is this necessary for every kind of drop there is? (Including coilovers) If there's anything I don't want to do it's surgery to my car. At least not yet (Only a year old jehz)
     

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