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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 07-18-2013, 02:56 PM Thread Starter
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I am new to this, and am not a mechanic. Although I am very good with tools, and directions. So if someone could point me in the right direction, I'd be fine with the work. Now my questions. My car has around 125000 miles, and it is my dd. It will be my daily through college, while I commute. Not a Far drIve though. Would it be safe to go FI with my mileage? I did research and I've read that if I did a compression test and all cylinders are fine then I should be good with low boost. Is this correct? Also, would I need to upgrade internals? Is it recommended to upgrade to a better fuel pump, or anything else to go FI? my cobalt runs great, and has no problems that I know of. Thank you every one.

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As long as you maintain the vehicle properly and run low boost you should have no problems. Get the right parts and the right guages to watch for any possible issues.


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OK, sounds great. I'm thinking about it, I'm not sure if I'm ready for it or not.

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It isn't cheap I'm at 95K and I'm highly thinking about it. Of course, by the time I have the money it may be time for a new car.

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I know it's not. It would take a while for me to get it all to get it done, but I would LOVE to have it supercharged. I want to do more to the looks too, but then if I do all looks and no performance people would call me a ricer.. lol. I want more power, and Idt bolt ons will give me what I want for the cost.
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Lol I hear you. There's nothing like hitting the gas and realizing that your car is that wimpy kid trying to press 300. ZZP's kit is seems really good, but a bit on the expensive side. Although, it does seem to require a lot less custom work. Much more research to be done...

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Peicing together doesn't require more custom work than zzp kit... sometimes I wish people would give me access to their bank account to buy parts for them haha. I find the best deals and nobody ever listens to me when I tell them its a lot cheaper to piece your own

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Banker, I may do that I am considering cashing out some stock gifts from my work when I leave.

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I'm tellin you man, if I can peice together a massive (for the car) turbo build for less than 3.5k total, I know for a fact I can peice together another sc kit for half the price

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Where do you source parts? Are they take off?

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