GM Intake - Chevy Cobalt Forum / Cobalt Reviews / Cobalt SS / Cobalt Parts
Engine Mods Talk about Chevy Cobalt Engine Modifications here.

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-25-2008, 02:04 PM Thread Starter
Newcomer
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: New York
Posts: 24
GM Intake

I know opinions about aftermarket cold-air and short ram intakes have been discussed before. But I'm really curious about the GM Performance Parts intake for the Cobalt.

1. If short ram intakes don't give a power boost for the 2.2, or cause problems, why does GM sell one for the vehicle?

2. Has anyone installed or even priced one of the GM intakes? If so, any opinions of it?

3. Does anyone know if the dealership reprograms anything to allow for the new intake, when they install it?

Thanks!
BigHog is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-25-2008, 02:16 PM
Veteran
 
07CobaltLS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Coon Rapids, MN
Posts: 720
This has been discussed so many times...

1) The short ram intakes DO give you more power, just not as much as the CAI. Anything open is better than a stock airbox, just that cold air is better since it's denser than warmer air.

2) No comment on installation. I believe it's very straight forward and easy...I'm sure it has instructions. Price is a waste (only reason to get it is if you are paranoid about your warranty). It's about $270 plus shipping through CED.

3) There should be nothing to reprogram, just like any other intake. I assume you would just disconnect the negative on the battery for a few seconds and when you reconnect and run the car, the computer will learn.

-Mike
|07' LS Sedan|Ultra Silver|Auto|MTX X Thunderlink|Debadged|35% Tint|Sportlines|Injen CAI|ARK Antenna|ARK STB| OTTP "Street" bar|Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS Pole Position 205-60-15|Hawk PC pads|PowerSlot Slotted rotors|


Not installed yet: Pacesetter Header|Exhaust Depot DP|LSJ Cat-Back|Injen Hydroshield|MSR 045 18x8 Black w/ Red Pinstripe
07CobaltLS is offline  
post #3 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-25-2008, 02:40 PM Thread Starter
Newcomer
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: New York
Posts: 24
I know intakes in general have been discussed many times, as I noted. Not once (that I could find by searching) has anyone discussed the intake that GM sells and installs.

Apparently, you haven't heard much about the GM Performance parts intake either.

But thanks for telling me this has been discussed "so many times," as if I asked "what's the airbox mod" without first doing a search and finding the 500 threads about it!

So...

HAS ANYONE TRIED THE GM PERFORMANCE PARTS INTAKE on their Cobalt? IF SO, WHAT DO YOU THINK OF IT AND HOW MUCH DID IT COST?

Thanks.
BigHog is offline  
 
post #4 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-25-2008, 03:19 PM
Veteran
 
burzumaske20's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 594
airbox mod is the cheapest way possible of supposingly gaining hp,but you're better off getting a real intake system.Honestly I was going to go with the GM performance intake system.The price was reasonable to,but when I found out Murray's auto part store had the K&N air intake system for a discounted price of 15% I took that deal instead because I only paid 220 dollars total for the intake system,also K&N has a lifetime warranty on their products.I think the GM performance intake system is close to 300 dollars.If you are one of those people who want to stick strictly with GM name parts,then go ahead and grab it.It won't make a difference in performance, just pricing.

2006 Chevy Cobalt LT
Synthetic oil
K&N air intake system
Custom 2.5" dynomax exhaust system
B&M shiftplus
B&M tranny cooler
Catless Downpipe
stainless steel pacesetter header
5900k light bulbs
2.4 intake manifold

Last edited by burzumaske20; 05-25-2008 at 03:27 PM.
burzumaske20 is offline  
post #5 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-26-2008, 07:11 AM
Veteran
 
07CobaltLS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Coon Rapids, MN
Posts: 720
Perhaps you should have re-worded your thread to say something like this:

I know that many intakes have been talked about and discussed and used, but I want to know specifically about the GMPP Intake. I haven't found any info on it. I want first hand opinions from people who have used it.

Chances are nobody has used it because they realize that a CAI is going to be a better gain and is more worth the money where as the GMPP and other SRI's are not so much worth the money.

AND, I did respond to your 2nd and 3rd question. I gave you a price since you were wondering. I also gave you the info about reprogramming not being needed. I can in fact tell you that you don't need anything done with a Tech2 or anything of that sort. I didn't state it that way, but that's how it is.

Your question just doesn't make a lot of sense...the first one...

"If short ram intakes don't give a power boost for the 2.2, or cause problems, why does GM sell one for the vehicle?"

Why the hell would GM sell it if it doesn't work or causes problems? Same with other companies. And no, the simple answer isn't to make money, because people rely on other people such as here for opinions so when one person tries it and it doesn't work, word of mouth happens and the company selling them won't make much.

Re-word it...it'll make more sense for someone trying to answer it.

07CobaltLS added 10 Minutes and 35 Seconds later...

Here's some intake info for you.

Just scroll down the page and you'll find info. It's not great info, but it shows a link to someone who has one...their results on a dyno.

-Mike
|07' LS Sedan|Ultra Silver|Auto|MTX X Thunderlink|Debadged|35% Tint|Sportlines|Injen CAI|ARK Antenna|ARK STB| OTTP "Street" bar|Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS Pole Position 205-60-15|Hawk PC pads|PowerSlot Slotted rotors|


Not installed yet: Pacesetter Header|Exhaust Depot DP|LSJ Cat-Back|Injen Hydroshield|MSR 045 18x8 Black w/ Red Pinstripe

Last edited by 07CobaltLS; 05-26-2008 at 07:29 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
07CobaltLS is offline  
post #6 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-26-2008, 09:14 AM
Veteran
 
burzumaske20's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 594
looks like the K&N intake gives you more of your money's worth then the gm intake system.

2006 Chevy Cobalt LT
Synthetic oil
K&N air intake system
Custom 2.5" dynomax exhaust system
B&M shiftplus
B&M tranny cooler
Catless Downpipe
stainless steel pacesetter header
5900k light bulbs
2.4 intake manifold
burzumaske20 is offline  
post #7 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-26-2008, 01:43 PM
Cobalt Specialist
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Sunshine State
Posts: 1,250
^^^^IMO the GMPP Performance intake is the best looking one available. While it doesn't have the filter outside the engine compartment it is protected from the engine compartment and draws air in from behind the headlight so it is a cold air intake system. The sound is awesome at WOT and quiet the rest of the time. It's all a matter of how much you want to spend. Installation takes less then an hour and you can DIY with simple tools.

Ex-Cobalt Owner
Red07SSNA is offline  
post #8 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-26-2008, 05:45 PM Thread Starter
Newcomer
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: New York
Posts: 24
Red07:

Thanks.

It sounds like you have the GM intake on your Cobalt. If so, are you satisfied with it?

After my last post, I located an in-depth article about the GM intake that included pics and installation details. I was very impressed with how the GM unit uses some of the existing intake setup, instead of ditching it all.

Also, it looks like this intake is even easier to install than some other brands- as you said, screwdriver and pliers more or less.

And finally, I agree that the GM setup looks good!

I ordered it tonight.

Thanks again for the info.
BigHog is offline  
post #9 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-26-2008, 06:03 PM
Cobalt Specialist
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Sunshine State
Posts: 1,250
Quote:
Originally Posted by BigHog View Post
Red07:

Thanks.

It sounds like you have the GM intake on your Cobalt. If so, are you satisfied with it?

And finally, I agree that the GM setup looks good!

I ordered it tonight.

Thanks again for the info.
I like it alot....I open the hood frequently just to look at it...lol

Good choice, did you order from CED?

Ex-Cobalt Owner
Red07SSNA is offline  
post #10 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-27-2008, 03:43 AM Thread Starter
Newcomer
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: New York
Posts: 24
I ordered from one of those dealerships that has an online store and discounts their prices a bit.

I'm getting the intake for $260; that's about $65 below the suggested retail. That makes it more competitive, IMO.
BigHog is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome