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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 01-01-2014, 11:04 PM Thread Starter
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Some Q's About Fluid Coolers

Apologies if this is in the wrong part of the forums, but I'm looking to buy a tranny fluid cooler, and an oil fluid cooler for my 08 LT. Manual tranny, non turbo or supercharged. What do I need to look for when searching/buying? Or does anyone have a link to some reputable ones? Much appreciated for any input
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You dont need one. Your fluids dont get hot enough to warrant buying it

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and if they do get hot enough, there's a a problem to look for

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You do not need a fluid cooler, manufacturer's fluids maintain proper temperatures for normal operation. I have seen some stuff out there for other fluids such as Water Wetter and that product is for racing with water, not 50/50 or dexcool. So don't let their advertisement fool you. They will try every trick up their sleeve to get you sold on their product.

Like octane booster, really? It does not promote horsepower or power to the engine. All that booster does is increase the resistance to detonation or combustion and if you mix it for the wrong vehicle's gas requirements, you can actually hurt the engine. So don't be fooled by their advertising. Just stick with OEM fluids and you will be good.

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well its not so much as a necessity for it, its more of something just to do to keep my occupied haha
im mostly into car audio, but with it being winter there isnt a whole lot i can do as far as testing for the upcoming season until its warmer
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There's a lot you can do with these cars to keep you occupied, trust us. Why not pick up some bolt-ons or play around with your lights? (retros seem to be the topic of the month lol) The possibilities are vast, but we wouldn't want to see a fellow member throw his money away on something totally unnecessary.

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There's a lot you can do with these cars to keep you occupied, trust us. Why not pick up some bolt-ons or play around with your lights? (retros seem to be the topic of the month lol) The possibilities are vast, but we wouldn't want to see a fellow member throw his money away on something totally unnecessary.
very true, i've got some projectors already and gonna snag some new LED bulbs that are supposed to be pretty gnarly (8000 Lumens iirc)

and to be 100% honest, im not very good with the mechanics of engines/transmissions, and i have no idea what bolt-ons are haha
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you could always do some intake/exhaust mods, or maybe go ahead and lower it. there are about a million things you could do cosmetically. But to put an engine oil cooler on just to have something to do seems like a waste.

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you could always do some intake/exhaust mods, or maybe go ahead and lower it. there are about a million things you could do cosmetically. But to put an engine oil cooler on just to have something to do seems like a waste.
i could lower the front end, no need in the rear due to the weight in the trunk, exhaust is done for the mean time. any links or good brands to buy for front end springs? or possibly cold arir intakes? i've heard that coilovers are a bad for my application
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Bolt-ons are simple, inexpensive, often DYI power freers. You could start with simple things like an intake (CAI, SRI, air box mod) move to a header (aftermarket highflow exhaust manifold) downpipe, and a cat-back. These will not require a tune to have them work, but it'll certainly help get the most out of them. If you're serious about it, you can even pick up an upgraded throttle body and intake manifold, however those would require a tune. HPtuners and Trifecta would be your best bets.

You could even supercharge or turbocharge your car if you see fit, though it would not be deemed 'simple and inexpensive'

Suspension work would also be highly recommended, and is often quite easy to do. Shocks & struts from the SS turbo model are direct fits and there are many different spring options to choose from. You're car will handle like it's on rails and you'll have the power to back it up. Just some quick ideas if you want the most performance out of your Cobalt.

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