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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-21-2011, 07:23 PM Thread Starter
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2005 Sandstone Metallic Sedan

What's going on everyone?

I am I guess you can say a newb. I have been a member of the site for a while but with school haven't been very active. I am now out of school and looking to start modding up my car. I will give you all the details below and idea's of what may be coming. If you have any opinions or suggestions please feel free to chime in. Thanks

Car: 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt Sedan
Color: Sandstone Mettalic
Headlights/Taillights: Stock

Mods so far consist of:

K&N Typhoon Intake
Complete Debadge
Black Bowtie

Mod's hopefully coming soon:

Tinted Taillights (NightShade)
Shorty Antenna
Vision Auto GTR Body Kit
Eibach Sportline Springs
Painted Interior
Window Tint
Racing Seats
THINKING OF REPAINTING THE CAR FLAT BLACK!?!?! Good Or Bad Move??

I honestly have never been a really big engine guy, I would like to do mod's( I obviously would love a car with some more balls) but I really do not know what to add. I was thinking either a turbo or a supercharger couldn't decide which way to go. Any suggestions.

I know there are a lot of things that I want to change, they will not be immediate. The tinted taillights and shorty antenna however will be in a few weeks ( as long as I get my radio that mysteriously doesn't turn on working)

Also Pictures will be posted shortly, not tomorrow, I'm going on a little vacation so sometime this week.
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-21-2011, 07:43 PM
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Rather than painting flat black, consider vinyl. You can remove it after for resale or if you're tastes change in a few years.
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Honestly take that money you would put towards your paint job and put it towards your motor and suspension first. A supercharger install isn't too complicated, me and my friend supercharged his car with 2 nights of work. Also if you are going to be lowering your car you should look into also upgrading your shocks and struts. It's not 100% necessary but your stock shocks will blow out fairly quick after you drop it. I got about 6 months out of mine after dropping it. The stock FE5 shocks and struts off of an SS/TC are a great place to start. You'll see everyone talking about them on here and other cobalt forums. Again it's not necessary to do this right away but it'll be a lot easier to do it in one step rather than have to take everything apart twice.

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I will have to look into the replacing the struts and shocks. You're absolutely right no point in taking something apart twice. Also I will have to look into the Vinyl. Honestly have never heard of it before but will probably be the best if in a few years I want to get rid of the car. I might also just keep it Sandstone because... well honestly how many cars are modded and are sandstone. I was leaning more towards a supercharger just because my older brother is a motorhead who has a supercharged camaro and he would know more in helping me install.

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Honestly take that money you would put towards your paint job and put it towards your motor and suspension first. A supercharger install isn't too complicated, me and my friend supercharged his car with 2 nights of work. Also if you are going to be lowering your car you should look into also upgrading your shocks and struts. It's not 100% necessary but your stock shocks will blow out fairly quick after you drop it. I got about 6 months out of mine after dropping it. The stock FE5 shocks and struts off of an SS/TC are a great place to start. You'll see everyone talking about them on here and other cobalt forums. Again it's not necessary to do this right away but it'll be a lot easier to do it in one step rather than have to take everything apart twice.

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I'm not the one to ask :( I didn't do any research on it really. If you look under the engine mods section of the forum there's a whole thing on supercharging base models. That would be your best place to start reading. Post your questions in there and some of the guys who've done a S/C build on their cars will more than likely chime in

And I say keep your color the way it is. My car is kinda an ugly color too (ink slate mettalic). But since its one of the 'ugly colors' there aren't too many on the street let alone any modded ones. Just one more way to keep your car original!

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Also as far as shocks and struts go I already mentioned the FE5 setup. As far as bang for your buck that's prolly the best way to go. The only other option is to get koni yellow shocks. Prolly cost about 650-700 for all 4. The big difference between the konis and the FE5's is that you can adjust how stiff you want your koni shocks. That's the setup I've got right now and I love em! I can't personally attest to the FE5 ones other than what I've read on the forums, but everyone who has them says they are great. Other than that your only other option is coilovers but those can get pretty pricey. The cheapest I've seen for new ones is 900 bux. But the options you get as far as dampning, ride hieght and camber are pretty much endless.

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got my koni shocks and struts from pepboys, 450
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how hard is it to find FE5 shocks n struts online?



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