Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: West Chicago Burbs
Western Suburbs, Chicago
When i bought my cobalt, i was just happy i could GET a car, with my piss-poor loser credit. now i really hate that i have the only thing in america as/more common than a civic. However I am beginning to like the idea of customize-ing it myself, now i just wish i got the SS, and since i did not, i of course want to make it the best lt in existance .... or well i DID. After a lot of rediculous dreaming, and dissapointment, i finally came up with a more realistic plan, that can progress into some really expensive mods if i actually pursue it.
i'm thinkin; to get in the 240-260HP range i could go with...
header, high-flow cat, catback exhaust -2.5in
lightweight pullys (underdrive?)
b&m shift kit (i have an auto)
i think after a trifecta tune all this was close to like 3K, since i figure it would take like 3 years before i'm really done with that and most individual components can be bought at or less than about 250$, i think it's not an impossible feat, and could one-day happen.
a little less likely...
i want to convert the back to the sedan tail lights because it's not so easy to ID as a cobalt (really i just need the g5 back bumper trunk lid and rear lights, so it might not be so bad if i can get paint done without bieng raped)
air-ride suspension, i live in Chicago, i want to be able to drive/race with the car real low, but potholes are a b**ch, so i need clearance at random times, unfortunatly it will cost like nearly $1500, so it's MUCH less-likely.
and since i plan on keeping the car 'til it dies, one day, sometime after the warrentee is dead, it would be fun to use some tuned wet-shot nitrous to get the car to do just over 310 HP (YEAH RIGHT!! i know it's totally possible, ...and cheap, but in order to do more than 250HP i know the piston stem, or arm or whatever the part is called that the piston mounts to, needs replacement, and it's unlikely that i will open the engine up THAT much, plus it IS FWD)
i dont know if this sounds dumb or impossible, but i really think it's possible if i give it enough time, go slow and wait for all the right parts to be together before i get ahead of myself.