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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 06-30-2009, 02:13 PM Thread Starter
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Does Auto Zone make anyone else MORE confused?

I went to AZ to check out a CAI. The guy there asked what I wanted to do with my car, etc. I told him I wanted to get more acceleration, free up HPs, and get better gas mileage. He said the CAI wouldn't do anything, nor would a new exhaust system, but a turbocharge system would do it all. He also asked where the tach redlined, but I couldn't remember and didn't get why he asked. I wanted to get a new intake, headers, exhaust sys., and all that. Doesn't the turbo include that stuff? What would be best?

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post #2 of 27 (permalink) Old 06-30-2009, 02:29 PM
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Well,let me help you out,Autozone is full of shit and they only hire retards who have no actual knowledge of cars,you may find that 1% employee who knows his shit,other then that,I recommend Murray's Discount Auto store.A turbo system will run you over 2grand or more.supercharging can sometimes be less money then what you will pay on a turbo,but have to go hunting for the right parts for the supercharger to work right.A CAI or SRI will give you some gains,but don't expect big numbers,like most ricers do.As for header,new downpipe(2.5")and a 2.5"exhaust system,you will notice a a big difference in numbers,compared to stock.The turbo does come with a header meant for a turbo,but if you want to make it easier on yourself you can go with a STS turbo kit.the kit will actually hook up in the back where the cat-back exhaust is located.Also you can procharge the cobalt as well,where it will run off the belt like supercharger.

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I hear a lot of people saying new headers, what is the difference in the new headers compared to the stock headers?
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Stock Headers can be restrictive while other headers are less restrictive because of the design of them and bigger tubing, like a 4-1 header is better, because it runs off of the individual "exhaust holes" in your engine and channels into one pipe... best way to explain it in lamins terms.

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I hear a lot of people saying new headers, what is the difference in the new headers compared to the stock headers?
First off its A header. Not headerS Only V6/8/10 etc motors have 2 your inline 4 cylinder has 1 exhaust manifold.

Here is a pic of the stock SS/SC manifold



And hear is a pic of the shorty header from racing solution.



Check the how-to section for the "how-to install a header and downpipe" for more pics



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So, the best solution for what I'm trying to do would be...

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So, the best solution for what I'm trying to do would be...
IMO it seems like you are not looking for a speed demon, just a fun daily driver right?

Well first off don't go to autozone for ANYTHING performance related!
Shop online, and go with parts that others have and have good reviews on.

What is your budget?



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^^^ I agree with OBZ...shop on-line for good deals and cheaper too. Autozone is good for basic stuff like cleaners, waxes, oil, filter etc. I've looked into their K&N prices -- too high. You can get far better deals at the sponsers of this site as well as just about any Cobalt dedicated website.

C'mon guys/gals, don't bash AutoZone employees because of one ignorant parts guy...

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C'mon guys/gals, don't bash AutoZone employees because of one ignorant parts guy...
Well, my step brother works at auto zone.. And honestly if HE can get a job there ANYBODY can.. lol



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Sorry, the s slipped in it was more like plural as in a lot of threads talking about header swap. Sorry haha. Thanks for the help.
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