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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-02-2008, 11:23 AM Thread Starter
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what to do?

so a friend of mine is wanting to help me with modding the balt. Here soon we are gonna search some junkyards for either a supercharger off an ss or a turbo off a saab. If we can't find either in good condition I'll probably just go with all new stuff. But anyway, my question is with tuning. Should I go with the aem fic or the trifecta tweak? I would just go with the aem fic and not think twice, but I wanna get rid of the governor. Suggestions?



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Some people go with the trifecta tuning,but I wouldn't go with a supercharger at a junkyard though you can go to jbody performance and get a supercharger that they rebuilt for about 900 dollars,I believe a junkyard would charge at least 1200 or more.Get the basic modding out of the way though if you don't have the exhaust system,downpipe,header done already,but if you plan to go turbo then might as well wait until you get the turbo first,then the other stuff.Like me I don't want to go with the turbo since there is turbo lag also you have to rebuild the turbo each time to make it run again,as for supercharger I am not 100% sure if they need to be rebuilt each time like a turbo to make them run properly.

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I highly doubt a junkyard would charge more for a used supercharger than jbp would charge for a new one. If so, I can get a lot of the stuff to make my own turbo kit for that price, considering that you can buy a turbo for $300.



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yeah you can buy a turbo off ebay for the cobalt for about 250 to 300.Like me though I am going the supercharger route still

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yeah, I'll prolly end up doing that cuz its cheaper and turbos are more efficient. But I'm still wondering about the aem fic versus the trifecta tweak. Any1 on here have any experience with the aem 1? Cuz I think that the balts governor controls only the fuel and just stops more from going in at a certain mph. If so, I'd think the aem one would be fine.



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Arent the turbo's in a SAAB pretty small too? I am pretty sure they use baby size turbos to prevent boost lag but if you want to boost your balt for performance i would recommend at least a T3/T4 size turbo.



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actually someone on ebay is selling a turbo kit for the cobalt for 888 dollars.not sure if its a complete kit though,not a 100% familiar with turbos.

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Too bad I don't have much cash right now... I've been thinking about making one completely custom. And I think I'm going to try to keep it all of decent brands, so its gonna cost some more than I thought.



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just save up and get the garrett kit.

itll save you a lot of time and head aches
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just save up and get the garrett kit.

itll save you a lot of time and head aches
That's the thing, I'm really doing this instead of the garrett kit because it will take up more time. I'm kinda hoping I can take up some free time during spring semester (when I'll have the money), then work on it a bunch next summer for something to do. I've been bored as hell this summer. I'm in no rush. Also, in the end, it'll end up being almost the same price and my own kit will be better. Better turbo, external wastegate, bov, the works... I think that the biggest trouble will be the tuning, and I have that pretty much figured out (what I'll do for a real tune, not actually how to tune, that's another part of the taking my time with this).

Also, since I thought of it, if anyone knows any good books for tuning, tell me.



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