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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-18-2008, 08:50 AM Thread Starter
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Hey again,

OK, I am sure you are all tired of reading about my Cobalt ;)

I have 4 things I would like to do to the car ASAP, but want your expert opinions and advice before proceeding.

In order:

1) Tint all lights. I don't see any issues here.
2) Drop car. I am ready and eager to do this, but with less than 1,000 miles, should I wait a bit? Any warranty issues?
3) Wheels. I really like the look of the "open" rims with exposed, painted calipers. But, my LT has rear drums. Any photos of an open style wheel with rear drum brakes? What do you suggest in the way of wheels? (The car is a 2009 LT 2-door, Silver Ice Metallic). Should I go larger diameter? (15" is stock)
4) CAI. I will eventually turbo the car, but will wait until close to the end of the warranty. I see GM has a CAI and Cat-Back, but the prices are up there pretty high. There products won't void warranty though. Should I wait?

Thanks in advance for your input...


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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-18-2008, 09:16 AM
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1) Tint all lights. I don't see any issues here.

cops could possiably give you ticket depending how dark and local laws

2) Drop car. I am ready and eager to do this, but with less than 1,000 miles, should I wait a bit? Any warranty issues?

No need to wait, say you out springs and a strut blows they will NOT cover it, but a dealship must prove something in order for you not to recieve warranty

BTW you will need alginment afterwards


3) Wheels. I really like the look of the "open" rims with exposed, painted calipers. But, my LT has rear drums. Any photos of an open style wheel with rear drum brakes? What do you suggest in the way of wheels? (The car is a 2009 LT 2-door, Silver Ice Metallic). Should I go larger diameter? (15" is stock)

Go with 17" or 18" biggest, with a 40 profile tire, make sure you drop your car first or it will look like a monster truck

4) CAI. I will eventually turbo the car, but will wait until close to the end of the warranty. I see GM has a CAI and Cat-Back, but the prices are up there pretty high. There products won't void warranty though. Should I wait?

Turbo is great, currently there is no tuning for your car. GMPP has a SRI not CAI, i think its overpriced but nice. the catback i would pefer the performance over touring GMPP one. There products will not void warranty long as dealer installs them


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are you asking what you should do first? or just asking for approval?

i would say drop it first. thatll set you up for rims in the future.

if youre planning on going turbo or sc, then dont bother with a cai, itll be a waste of money.

as for tinting your lights i think you should hold off and tint your windows first. also, imho, smoked lights look better than all black, especially on the silver. just my .02
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If ur gonna go turbo even down the road and ur serious, dont buy a cai or a catback because u wont use the cai and the catback will prolly be to narrow (2.25) u will prolly wanna run 3 inch turbo exaust.

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Thanks for the comments...

I will hold off on motor mods for a bit. It looks like window tint and lowering are the first order of business.

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No problem just don't want u to waste money if ur gonna run FI.

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messing with suspension, intake and rims are all risky for the warranty, if you want to put an intake on the gmpp, lowering and rims obviosly have affect on chassis componants, wheel bearings, ball joints sway bar's links. Its really all up to the dicrestion of the service writers i was talking with my buddy in service at the chevy dealership i got to. he told me he rejected a guys warranty cause he had aftermarket pedal covers and it wasn't allowing the cluth to engage fully causing it to wear excessivly but its all up to them, it never hurts to ask

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messing with suspension, intake and rims are all risky for the warranty, if you want to put an intake on the gmpp, lowering and rims obviosly have affect on chassis componants, wheel bearings, ball joints sway bar's links. Its really all up to the dicrestion of the service writers i was talking with my buddy in service at the chevy dealership i got to. he told me he rejected a guys warranty cause he had aftermarket pedal covers and it wasn't allowing the cluth to engage fully causing it to wear excessivly but its all up to them, it never hurts to ask
that is the first time i have honestly heard of that, and i run around all the time with pedal covers..........weird

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rims and drop it, thats what i would do

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