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.