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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-16-2008, 03:47 PM Thread Starter
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Suggestions for my car

Ok so this is what Im working with.




Anyone have suggestions on some body modifications? Im just looking for some ideas right now, any opinions are appreciated!

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Awesome...

That is one mean looking ride. I like a stock look mostly. The tint really looks good on the black...
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That is one mean looking ride. I like a stock look mostly. The tint really looks good on the black...
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Thanks man! Its just a shame that tinting the front windshield is illegal. But i can see the reasoning for it lol.

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Lower the rear at least so it doesn't look like a 4-wheeler. I purchased the purple-tagged SS/SC rear springs form crateenginedepot.com and it lowered the rear 0.25" -- makes the rear wheelwell look more like the front. Or you can get some aftermarket springs to drop it more....if you're into that. There are lots of accessories from GM (checkout crateenginedepot.com and click on "cobalt/G5 performance" on the left side of their website and checkout what's available) and aftermarket is coming along too -- check the sites that support YourCobalt, like ModernPerformance.

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Looks mean man!

I say drop it, paint those headlights black, and tint your tail lights

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Got any specifics part numbers for rear springs? And im really new to body mods so excuse me if i sound dumb, but how do i paint and tint lights?

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Got any specifics part numbers for rear springs? And im really new to body mods so excuse me if i sound dumb, but how do i paint and tint lights?
Go to this site to start drooling..lol:
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The factory replacement rear springs for the SS are not the same as the assembly line springs -- these drop the rear about .2"-.25" -- I used them on my SS/NA and am happy with it:
Cobalt FE5 Rear Spring 10390024 - Crate Engine Depot

If you want more drop search the site for others who have the lowered springs.

Also, look in the "lounge" at the "stickied" threads for a thread titled "websites for parts" then click on all the different sites for Cobalt stuff.

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I agree with red. Here's the websites for parts thread.
Here's the how to paint your headlights thread. As far as tinting goes....I'm not sure about that. I haven't tryed that yet

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How much time does it take to install the new springs? Is it very difficult or how experienced should i be to mess with it? Im an engine guy, ive never really messed with suspension. I guess i should start though since the two tie in so close together.

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drop (new springs), debadge, paint the headlights, smoke the tails/3rd, paint the calipers
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