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
2008 Cobalt 1LT Victory Red
Shift+ Stage 2, "JDM
" Cold Air Intake, Zenn
Springs, and FE5 struts, Polished Valve Cover (By me), Resonator Removed. 5% Back 25% Front Tint, Painted dash trim, 4300 Silverstars, some weight loss
17x7 Black new rims wrapped in Kumos