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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 02-25-2011, 09:31 AM Thread Starter
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Sumnmer is Coming...Need Your Help YC!

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Been a while since I"ve posted...I have been real busy with my 2 jobs, and since the weather is so cold and dirty here, no work has been done on the car this winter. Summer is quickly approaching and I need to get my car stuff in order.

First off, I need to replace my front bumper. Going with an SS bumper and lip. Dealer cost is just over $500 for both (plus taxes most likely). If ANYONE could find me a front lip and bumper for cheaper SHIPPED to Canada, I would GREATLY appreciate it! Been looking everywhere, and nothing.

Since I'm doing the front lip, might as well look for a rear lip too. Is there any way the SS lip can be modified to fit on an LS bumper? If not, I was thinking RKsport rear lip but the SHIPPING to Canada SUCKS. Solutions?

Also most likely going to buy the LED smoke tail lights and mod the inners with red LED's as well.

as for RIMS, I've had mine for about 4 years. They are a bit scratched here and there with minor curb rash and one has a small dent. They need new tires. They are 17's. Should I keep them and buy new tires (around $400-500) or try and sell the rims, and buy new 18's WITH tires (around $1600 shipped and balanced)???

NEED your help on this guys! trying to get the most of this done ON BUDGET

A CAI would be nice too....
Also want to upgrade my 2 subs to FI SSD 12's but I don't wanna do everything because I need to put some money away in savings.

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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 02-25-2011, 01:27 PM
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i have a 2.2 2lt and im also wanting to put an ss lip and want to make sure it fits. even tho it looks like my bumper some say they arent identical to an ss.

and save money and just do an airbox mod

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^'forget the airbox mod. If I do something I wanna do it right. I'll go CAI if anything Anyways I know that the rear SS lip won't fit directly on the stock ls or lt bumper, but what I asked is CAN it be modified to fit, without too much effort.

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so doing the airbox mod is wrong? wow i guess a bunch of cobalt owners are doing things the "wrong" way

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so doing the airbox mod is wrong? wow i guess a bunch of cobalt owners are doing things the "wrong" way
nah not wrong, just a CAI/sri looks nicer under the hood ;)
plus a touch more of an accomplished feeling.

Heck I want to take out the airbox just to free the dead weight, but overall the airbox mod seems like just a temporary solution to gain some hp/sound. if you can afford it, and intend on doing more power mods down the road you really should start with a good intake.

IIRC, the lip just attaches to the bumper...as that's all it is on the SS. They have the same bumper, just a lip kit attached. Will you also need to buy clips or the like? that I'm not sure of, but I'd imagine you wouldn't need to mod anything.

oh, and if money's not an issue, sell the rims. If it were me and I were still at least mostly happy with them, I'd just hang onto them for another season or so. The rim's would sell easier with tires on them anyhow so don't rush them out the door too fast.


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Update on audio build??????????????????


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Update on audio build??????????????????
Haha on hold until spring since I have no indoor space to work on the balt. Also trying to plan my finances...prioritizing the most important things first. I'll get 'er done this summer though. Pretty sure I will be facing new subs into the cabin, sealed from the trunk, in a custom fitted box. Amps will be displayed cleanly in the trunk :D

Oh and stick is exactly right in terms of his response to the airbox mod.

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Haha on hold until spring since I have no indoor space to work on the balt. Also trying to plan my finances...prioritizing the most important things first. I'll get 'er done this summer though. Pretty sure I will be facing new subs into the cabin, sealed from the trunk, in a custom fitted box. Amps will be displayed cleanly in the trunk :D

Oh and stick is exactly right in terms of his response to the airbox mod.
well im lookin forward to it.... but your right to prioritse.


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get the rksport rear lip for the g5. fits great and looks better!

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get the rksport rear lip for the g5. fits great and looks better!
i like the g5 rear lip alottt. butt if you get ss sideskirts and the front lip the rear lip isnt fully flush with the rest of the kit because it doesnt lower it alot.

here are the pics which you can tell.




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