Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Here are just a few ideas that popped into my head
Swap out the LS cloth interior with the SS Recaro leather interior. This will include swapping out the door panels and front and rear seats. This is an easy job, and relatively cheap if you can get the interior from a wrecked SS.
You can swap out the LS front and rear bumper covers with SS bumper covers, and also put on some SS side skirts. Personally, I don't like the look of most of the body kits available for the cobalt other than the stock SS body, but that is just my opinion.
You can swap out the stock FE1 shocks and struts with FE5 shocks and struts. For springs you should either upgrade to SS/TC or SS/SC coil springs all around. This will help a lot with body roll and helps the car handle a lot better in general. This also lowers the ride hight of your car a tad bit (1" If I am recalling it correctly). Another option is to go for some lowering springs if you want even lower ride height (Eibach is a good choice for those I believe).
If you don't want to go the forced induction route, A cold air intake is a good cheap upgrade. You can also put on a set of nice headers and get a new exhaust system (ZZperformance has a nice spread of headers you can buy). Mind you adding a CAI and upgrading the exhaust doesn't add much HP to the L61 (20 hp max).
If you want to go forced induction, there are a lot of threads here and on cobaltSS . net that can explain all the details on that.
There are a ton more modifications you can do to your car that I do not feel like listing here. Your best bet is to just look around the forum at what other people have done.
2006 Cobalt LT Stealth Grey Metallic Coupe.
The current mods: ZZP shorty header, Mugen Twin Loop Muffler, American Eagle 17x7s, Nightshade Tinted Tail Lights, Custom Spec-D Headlights, SS 0-140mph Gauge cluster, Custom Made Cold Air Intake, Carbon Fiber wrapped badges, FE5 Struts/Shocks, CM/SSC Springs, SS Shift Knob, SS front bumper, SS Pioneer Sound System, Pioneer GM-A3602 Amplifier, Painted Calipers, MPX Shorty Antenna.
1969 Triumph GT6+ MK2 (350 V8 project car)