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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-29-2012, 06:11 PM Thread Starter
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Casionerd's 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt SS


Proud Owner: Robert Sanders
Located In: Oklahoma City, OK

Factory Features:

- Black Exterior with Charcoal and Red Interior
- G85 Performance Package
- Sunroof
- OnStar
- Low Rise Spoiler


Mod Path / Philosophy:

- Stop. Turn. Go.... In that order with other improvements thrown in here and there along the way.
- Function over Form (Hence the Lack of Stance).
- Keep it Simple. Keep it Clean.

Brake Bits:

- R1 Concepts Rear Rotors
- Hawk HPS Rear Brake Pads
- FTP Stainless Steel Braided Brake Lines
- ATE Super Blue Dot 4 Brake Fluid


Suspension Setup:

- Pedders Springs
- Koni Yellow Adjustable Rear Shocks
- Air Lift 1000 Load Assist Rear Spring Kit with Filling Valve Tucked Behind the Rear Bumper
- Moog Front End Links
- Powell Race Shop XXX Rear Sway Bar
- OTTP (Over The Top Performance) Rotated Transmission Mounts
- OTTP Steering Rack Spacers


Engine Upgrades:

- Cruise Control On = GMS1 19psi Factory Upgrade Tune
- Cruise Control Off = Custom Trifecta 24psi Tune
- Cry02 Intercooler Water Sprayer / Spray Button Hidden Behind the Coin Tray Door / Tank in the Trunk
- K&N Typhoon Short Ram Intake
- K&N DryCharger
- ZZP Increased Clearance Intercooler
- ZZP Hot Side Charge Pipe
- ZZP 3” Catless Downpipe
- MPX (Modern Performance) Cat Back Exhaust with Resonator and Muffler
- MPX Glossy Red Powder Coated Valve Cover
- MPX Catch Can


Interior Improvements:

- TWM Performance Short Throw Shifter
- TWM Shifter Cable Clamp
- TWM Performance Aluminum Base Bushings
- One-Of-A-Kind Acetal Copolymer (Extremely Heat and Cold Resistant) Shift Knob. Handmade by WC Lathe Werks.
- Installed Armrest
- DUAL Double DIN CD Receiver Featuring USD, iPod and SanDisk Ports
- SiriusXM Premium Lifetime Membership
- Replaced steering wheel emblem with a 1978 “SPEED” tin jacket button from the UK made by artist Derek Riggs. This button predates the Iron Maiden "Eddie" artwork for which the artist is best known.
- Vinyl Inlaid Dashboard SS Badge
- Black Base Model HVAC and Radio Bezel (Not Pictured)


Exterior Alterations:

- 25% Tint
- Blacked Out Depo Projector Headlamps
- Nokya Arctic White Bulbs
- Painted Chevrolet Badges
- Vinyl Inlaid SS Badges
- Red Hella Supertone Horns Tucked Behind the Upper Grill
- ARK Performance Shorty Antenna
- Painted Inner Portion of Rotors Black with Char-Broil High Temperature Grill Paint
- Half-Sized Front Glossy Black License Plate on Modified Plate Bracket
- "LOSER" Vanity Plate
- Now wingless (not pictured)


Wheels and Tires:

- 5x114.3 Bolt Pattern Conversion
- Timken Hubs
- ARP Racing Wheel Studs
- Muteki SR48 Chrome Vanadium Open-Ended Extended Lug Nuts in Black


FALL and WINTER Wheel Setup:
(Poke + Wheel Gap = Aestetic Suicide.... According to some. I get that.)

- ADVAN Racing Shiny Black with Deep Chrome Lip RG-D “Replica/Fake” Wheels in 18x9 with a +35 offset and a 5x114.3 Bolt Pattern
- Continental Extreme Contact DWS (Dry Wet Snow) All Season Tires Size P235/35/R18
- Custom Motorsport Tech Hub Centric 8mm Spacers Up Front (Essentially Making the Offset +27 on the Front Wheels)
- Tire Rack Aluminum High Heat Hub Centric Rings in the Rear
- TPMS Installed with Polished Rebuild/Service Kit


SPRING and SUMMER Wheel Setup:
(Nearly everyone hates these wheels. I get that too).

- ARK Design Shining Silver R8 Wheels in 18x8.5 with a +35 offset and a 5x114.3 Bolt Pattern
- Nitto NT05 Max Performance Tires Size P245/40/R18
- Tire Rack Aluminum High Heat Hub Centric Rings All Around
- TPMS Installed


Accomplishments Include:

- First Place Domestic Sport Compact at Import Face Off September 9, 2012
- Dynoed 300.19 HP and 359.16 TQ
- ╝ Time of 13.601 Seconds at 105.86 MPH with a 2.261 60ft (Driver Mod Needed)

Future Plans:

- ZZP ZFR
- ZZP Cams
- ZZP Valve Springs
- YYZ Springs
- Obligatory Clutch Upgrade
- Better Pics (Still Practicing / Learning)



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Looks Good!

How much time do you spend waxing your car and what kind of wax is that?
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That car just messed up my boxers...

thanks lol

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How much time do you spend waxing your car and what kind of wax is that?
I try to wax it once a month. Sometimes it goes two or three though. It's always in the garage and doesn't sit in the sun too long and rarely sees bad weather.

First I go to the car was and spray the car with the soap and water to get most of the dirt off. Then I hand was it using a soap by Armor All. Then I dry it off with a towel. Then I use Meguiar's ultimate liquid wax. Then I use a black detailer spray by Turtle Wax. Then I spray on some wheel shine stuff.

That's pretty much it. I'm always sure to use a new bucket of soap and water about half way through washing the car. I use a different sponge for rims. I use only new cotton towels for waxing (usually three). After drying the outside of the car, I use the damp towel on the inside windows, dash display, radio, inside of the sunroof, etc. Basically any place I don't want to use the Armor All wipes. I use the Armor all wipes only on the hard plastic stuff.

Oh yeah, there's also this stuff from Meguiar's called Ultimate Black Plastic Restorer. I use this on the grills and all the plastic stuff under the hood.

This is my first black car. What a freaking pain to keep it clean. I have found that if you clean it really good and wax it and so forth, that it will stay really clean if you use a California Car Duster whenever you see dust on the surface. That thing works! When the rims get dusty, I just hit them with a half wet/half dry towel. I wipe them down with the wet half and dry them with the dry half.

I don't know if this is the best stuff or not. I may be doing it wrong but it seems to work. It's just stuff I liked after trying a few things that can be found at AutoZone or Wal-Mart.

It looks clean and shiny in the photos but if you get up close and in the light it has swirl marks and there's a small door ding on the passenger door and there are some scratches on the bumpers and so forth.


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I can't see the pics on my government computer:( Im sxcited to see it when i go home tho;)
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I'm jealous lol very nice though, good luck in fcotm!
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nice pics!, it says you were gonna trade for a wingless on the OP, never got it? would look badass

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nice pics!, it says you were gonna trade for a wingless on the OP, never got it? would look badass
Eww, no I don't like the looks of the 2dr balts with no wings... they look hideous.

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no way jose! they are sex!

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