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    GpB311

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    Post by GpB311 on Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:24 pm

    Whats up everyone, Im Garrett. Im living out in Downey right now and had this forum recommended to me by someone on a different cobalt forum. Figured Id come check out some more local peoples rides, instead of the usual all across the country people who I prob will never meet.

    Im driving a 2005 Cobalt Ls 2.2L with an automatic tranny...not exactly a race car, but im working on it. For a long time I was saving up to turbocharge or supercharge, but I ultimately decided I like n/a cars and wanted to see how far I can go with what I got.

    SO far Ive polished the valve cover and some other metal parts under the hood, installed an injen intake, painted and installed a 2.4 intake manifold, and Im installing a turbotech upper engine mount this weekend.

    IN a week Im going to order either the racing solution or vibrant header/downpipe combo and then all Ill have left is exhaust and maybe a 2.4 throttle body. Then I believe Ill be fully bolted and will get a trifecta tune probably as well since I think you need one to use a 2.4 TB on a 2.2.

    After that, im thinking about cams, valves, and springs...then who knows.











    Ive painted my trim in the interior and installed white face gauges, as well as replacing my shift handle and installing a "leather" boot.

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    Re: Tittysprinkles

    Post by Blackmonkeybalt09 on Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:33 pm

    its nice man welcome u lowered it or anything yet?
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    Post by GpB311 on Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:37 pm

    One of my shocks blew so I have FE5 shocks, but I wont be buying my FE5 struts and pedders springs, probably a rear sway bar too, for like a month.

    I dont think pedders lower too much, but I like the ride with them. Im still on stock wheels too, so Ill prob aim for the 17" range once I get there.
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    Post by MikethemodlistKoldus on Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:39 pm

    welcome and nice pics any pics of the actual car tho lol and i have a ss/tc with pedders and a hardcore rear sway bar and it rides and handles great


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    Re: Tittysprinkles

    Post by Stacy_Dammit! on Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:42 pm

    Herro derrrr
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    Re: Tittysprinkles

    Post by GpB311 on Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:45 pm

    I dont have any recent pics since I really started caring for the paint and making it shine, but heres one.


    I have the windows tinted now and removed the mudflaps. Ill like it more once Ive got new wheels and a better looking stance.

    I removed the plastic strips off the doors and debadged the trunk as well. Had to buff out a couple small scratches after I took this pic...oh and painted the muffler black too
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    Re: Tittysprinkles

    Post by GpB311 on Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:49 pm

    Stacy_Dammit! wrote:Herro derrrr

    Ahhh yes, you invited me here. Thanks!
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    Post by MikethemodlistKoldus on Wed Mar 02, 2011 12:04 am

    haha oh ok well at least you got a gameplan with your car lol it always helps to have one


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    Re: Tittysprinkles

    Post by Mofofernando on Wed Mar 02, 2011 12:35 am

    welcome
    If youre willing to put the money into it you can have a fairly decent NA set up. probably wont break 200hp unless you get nitrous though. either way it can be a little beast. let me know when you need a tune.


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    Re: Tittysprinkles

    Post by GpB311 on Wed Mar 02, 2011 12:44 am

    Yea, I figured id prob end up closer to 175hp at the wheels once all is said n done, but even then I feel as though Im being generous. haha
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    Re: Tittysprinkles

    Post by THEJoey. on Wed Mar 02, 2011 12:47 am

    welcome to the site


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    Re: Tittysprinkles

    Post by Blackmonkeybalt09 on Wed Mar 02, 2011 12:56 am

    the pedders lower about 2inch all the way around i think and OTTP makes the sway bar altho they mite take 4ever 2 get it 2 u cuz my buddy ordered 1 and he didnt get it 4 lyk 4 months lol
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    Re: Tittysprinkles

    Post by GpB311 on Wed Mar 02, 2011 12:58 am

    I was going to order the sway bar from turbotechracing. Ive gotten a couple things from them lately. My engine mount arrived today and I ordered it Feb. 24th. haha
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    Re: Tittysprinkles

    Post by SRTCobaltSS on Wed Mar 02, 2011 3:32 am

    Welcome Garrett.
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    Re: Tittysprinkles

    Post by Mofofernando on Wed Mar 02, 2011 12:07 pm

    GpB311 wrote:I was going to order the sway bar from turbotechracing. Ive gotten a couple things from them lately. My engine mount arrived today and I ordered it Feb. 24th. haha
    Do not order the sway bar from them. Its made from mild steel and is a rip off of the progress rear sway bar. If you want a good bar go with either the powell race shop street or hardcore bar (these are the ones josh from ottp sells they are not made by ottp)
    honestly I would steer clear of TTR all together but thats just cause all of their products are a knock off of someone elses and they have no clue as to why their products are designed the way they are.


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    Re: Tittysprinkles

    Post by GpB311 on Wed Mar 02, 2011 5:35 pm

    I know a guy who loves his sway bar made by TTR, but I personally hadnt decided which I was going to buy. I think they sell a couple different ones by different companies.

    Ill check out those you suggested as well. Im always looking for new deals and quality products.
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    Re: Tittysprinkles

    Post by Mofofernando on Wed Mar 02, 2011 5:50 pm

    Well I know TTR is coming out with a new bar that is strangely identical to the powell hardcore bar. I'm not trying to tell you who to buy from just suggesting do some research first. Like i said personally I would never buy from them just because of the way they conduct business. Its shady and I don't deal with shady people. John Powell actually researches and tests out everything on his own personal car before he even offers it to the community.


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    Re: Tittysprinkles

    Post by GpB311 on Wed Jun 01, 2011 2:43 pm

    Decided to get rid of a lot of the blue trim...still deciding if I like it more than the blue.

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    Re: Tittysprinkles

    Post by BrandonR on Fri Sep 02, 2011 12:31 am

    How do you like that Injen intake? I was thinking about possibly buying it in the near future. Did you get a decent HP gain and all that?
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    Post by GpB311 on Fri Sep 02, 2011 3:52 am

    I love the injen and it it still looks great. Since Im just a n/a 2.2, automatic no less, I cant say I noticed a huge power gain. There was a moderate increase in performance,as well as sounding cool, but until I finish getting fully bolted and then tuned I wont be able to take advantage of the true gains available.
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    Re: Tittysprinkles

    Post by BrandonR on Fri Sep 02, 2011 10:58 am

    Cool, yeah I have a 2.2 automatic as well so I'll have to see how it goes.
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    Re: Tittysprinkles

    Post by Derke on Tue Mar 06, 2012 5:51 am

    N/A sedans FTW!

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