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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-27-2010, 11:01 AM Thread Starter
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Cold Weather and Ecotec.

Now, I know cold air is great for increasing engine power.

Lately, it's been below 50*F weather (minus a fluke on Thanksgiving 70*F+), down here in GA, and it seems like my Cobalt is eating this shit up! It doesn't feel like it has an I4 in it anymore, feels like a low displacement V6, it's nuts.

Damn, I really need to get an intake now if this is what it's like driving it in 80*F+ weather with a CAI.

On a semi-related note: my serpentine belt seems to be loving it too, a lot less slips on WOT shifts with the B&M ShiftPlus on stage 1. (Stage 2 is much too harsh for daily driving, I looooooooooooooooooooove stage 1 though, feels like I'm driving a car instead of a bus with a mushy automatic transmission)
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Niiiice! Yeah an intake is nice in the winter especially. As for stage 2, harsh harsh harsh lol

I never ran stage 2 for anymore than trying it to see what it felt like.
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Yea the cold air makes a difference. Especially with a SRI. It screams when your going wot.

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Ive noticed this to. These motors seem to like the cold weather.

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Yea the cold air makes a difference. Especially with a SRI. It screams when your going wot.
I removed the intake silencer over the summer and I swear the stock exhaust was making my eardrums vibrate with both windows down at WOT.

GAH! I think I may just fab up a CAI. The old man's getting a paint sprayer soon so I could pretty up some polished aluminum... thinking... red, of course.
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Uggghhhh.... makes me want to get my intake put on just that much more lol

I just gotta find a damn cap plug (which no auto parts or hardware store seems to have) and then I can have some fun!

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Intake+full exhaust at WOT= Instant orgasm

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Winter may kill my mpg, but it is a lot more fun when getting in it a little. lol

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post #9 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-27-2010, 04:30 PM
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Cold air is good but when its under say 55 here I take it easy or do not give it alot, car may like it but I have seen some motors let go, I am speaking of LSJ's though and normally that is when its in the llllllooowww 40s and under. My balt was loving it today though after work, was around 50 and I had to pass a slow arse and went to 2nd at like 35 and instant tire grip lost, went to 3rd and still was not gripping hahaha.

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cold weather = suck. only in the respect of warming up the engine. the ss/tc motor does not operate too great if you give it only 30 seconds to warm up lol... I usually start it up, and go back inside and get ready for work before driving it... but once it's moving, awesome lol.


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