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    cubancobaltss

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    new guy from san diego

    Post by cubancobaltss on Tue Feb 21, 2012 2:43 am

    hello everyone
    my name is ricky, i live in san diego and have been looking for a cobalt meet up in socal for awhile now.i have a 06 cobalt with a few mods. if you have any question feel free to ask hopefully i see you guys soon
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    Re: new guy from san diego

    Post by Stacy_Dammit! on Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:16 am

    Welcome. Pic of your car?
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    Re: new guy from san diego

    Post by Mofofernando on Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:33 am

    Welcome


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    Re: new guy from san diego

    Post by MikethemodlistKoldus on Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:54 am

    welcome and any pics? we just had our meet last month at palomar btw lol every month we rotate the county/area in so cali tho this months meeet is el mirage dry lake bed


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    Re: new guy from san diego

    Post by cubancobaltss on Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:32 pm

    that sucks i miss last months. but where is el mirage dry lake bed? is that far from san diego?... ill put pics up in a little bit.. also can anyone help me i just bought xxr rims and realized they wont work on our wonderful bolt pattern what do i do?
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    Re: new guy from san diego

    Post by MikethemodlistKoldus on Tue Feb 21, 2012 4:31 pm

    haha its far its by barstow and ok sweet and gonna have to get adapters or sell them what pattern are they and what size?


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    Re: new guy from san diego

    Post by cubancobaltss on Tue Feb 21, 2012 6:00 pm

    there xxr 527 18x8.75 5x100 and 5x114... are the adapters expensive and hard to put in? also will it affect my performance?
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    Re: new guy from san diego

    Post by THEJoey. on Tue Feb 21, 2012 6:28 pm

    welcome Ricky

    the adapters have to have a size to counter the offset of the rims or compliment the desired fitment

    are u on coil overs yet? if not those would help alot in the way the rims fit and look.

    u can do hub redrills too but wont be able to go back to 5x110 haha

    type(size) of tire you run aswell, there is alot of work that goes into it

    whats the offset of the 527s?


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    Re: new guy from san diego

    Post by cubancobaltss on Tue Feb 21, 2012 6:34 pm

    to be honest i dont know the offset or anything, im not on coilovers i cant decide between coilovers or the sportline eibach kit but at this rate im about to sell the 527 and get the msr 045 that fit without the adapters because i dont want to ruin my performance
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    Re: new guy from san diego

    Post by THEJoey. on Tue Feb 21, 2012 6:48 pm

    get the enkei emk3 instead of the msr 045, have the same design with better quality

    sportlines are fine but coil overs will net u more low


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    Re: new guy from san diego

    Post by cubancobaltss on Tue Feb 21, 2012 6:58 pm

    the only reason i might get the msr is because i can get them for 500 instead of the enkei for 800... and how much lower would i want to go then the sportline? you guys dont rub or bottom out?
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    Re: new guy from san diego

    Post by Mofofernando on Tue Feb 21, 2012 6:59 pm

    Get rid of the xxr junk and don't waste you're money on msr. Enkei has good quality wheels so you'll be fine with those. Sportlines are ok but if you plan on grtting coilovers then save the money until you can afford them.


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    Re: new guy from san diego

    Post by cubancobaltss on Tue Feb 21, 2012 7:02 pm

    which coilovers do you recommend?
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    Re: new guy from san diego

    Post by THEJoey. on Tue Feb 21, 2012 7:57 pm

    the stance gr+ are a popular choice


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    Re: new guy from san diego

    Post by Mofofernando on Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:29 pm

    You want low get stance.


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    Re: new guy from san diego

    Post by cubancobaltss on Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:16 am

    well im not necessarily looking for low whats a good drop to go to??? also i really want to get different rims i dont want the msr or enkei... so i guess whats the best thing to do the adapters does anyone know where to get them?
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    Re: new guy from san diego

    Post by Mofofernando on Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:29 am

    If you run adapters you're wheel bearings will wear out faster.


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    Re: new guy from san diego

    Post by cubancobaltss on Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:22 pm

    how bad would that be? am i going have to change the bearing like everyother month? what do you recommend i really dont want the msr or enkei
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    Re: new guy from san diego

    Post by cubancobaltss on Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:35 pm

    i saw on the fourms will did a 5x114.3 hub conversion how did that work out was it ridiculois evepensive to do? is it worth is
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    Re: new guy from san diego

    Post by MikethemodlistKoldus on Wed Feb 22, 2012 4:01 pm

    yea he did he got it from john powell he did a brembo swap too


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    Re: new guy from san diego

    Post by Mofofernando on Wed Feb 22, 2012 4:10 pm

    The way Will did it is super expensive. Hit up blazin cause he did his for under 300.


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    Re: new guy from san diego

    Post by cubancobaltss on Wed Feb 22, 2012 6:37 pm

    hit up who??? and do will and blazin have the same set up of does blazin only have the hub swap
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    Re: new guy from san diego

    Post by THEJoey. on Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:53 pm

    Blazin07ss is on css . net he has the brembo swap too, i think he got them installed and just recently did a redrill

    I dont think he did a hub swap. Will did hub swap. the redrill is better option price wise


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    Re: new guy from san diego

    Post by cubancobaltss on Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:04 pm

    There's a shop here that can get me adapters with a built in bearing they called it hub mectric and said with the bearing it won't put stress on my wheel hubs.. what do you guys think about that??? Also are BnG coilovers decent??
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    Re: new guy from san diego

    Post by Mofofernando on Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:59 pm

    Hub centric. Its still going to put added stress on the hub no matter what you do if you run spacers or adapters. For daily driving i wouldn't worry too much about it though. As far as low goes stance seem to be the best quality and go the lowest. If you want low with some good handling then you can get kw variant 2s. If you plan on doing any kind of road racing I wouldn't run adapters. Here's a better question what are your goals for the car.


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