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Tim
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BUILT 2008 Silver Cobalt LS Supercharged



Tuned by James Rakes @ Rakes Performance Tuning

Engine External & Cooling
Borg Warner S252 Turbo
ZZP Turbo Manifold
Tial Wastegate dumped
ZZP 3" Vband catless downpipe
Turbo XS FL Catback
Custom SRI
Custom 2.5" Hot side charge pipe
Synapse Synchronic BOV
Hahn Intercooler
Hahn 3" Cold side w/ MAF relocate
LSJ Throttle body
Hahn Log intake manifold


Engine Internal
Wiseco Pistons 10:1 compression
Eagle Rods
Clevite Bearings
ZZP Neutral Balance Shafts
Supertech Valves (Intake and Exhaust)
Supertech Valve Guides
Supertech Valve Seals
Supertech Valve Seats
Supertech 76LB Dual Springs
Supertech Titanium Spring Retainers
Cometic Head Gasket

Drivetrain & Suspension
Exedy Lightweight Flywheel
Exedy Stage 2 Clutch
FE5 Shocks/Struts
SS/SC Front Sway Bar w/ Moog Bushings
Dropzone Springs
Moog Endlinks
TTR Rear Sway Bar
TTR Engine Mount
TTR Tranny Mounts

Exterior Style
Halo Projector Headlights
LED Tail Lights
LED 3rd Brake Light
MPX Shorty Antenna
17" Enkei 9 Spoke Rims w/ Hankook tires (models unknown)

Interior Style
ZZP Triple Gauge A Pillar
AEM Wideband
Autometer Boost/Vac
Autometer Volt
Cosmo STS
TWM Shifter Bushings
140 MPH Cluster



Engine bay now!


Engine as it sat supercharged


Took off the side molding


My buddy, Tom's balt and mine after we washed and waxed




My roommate has the srt4. This was the first day we got it back on the road.
 

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yep. all work besides the machining and welding on my new muffler has been done by me and me only. i've had some guidance from friends but i'm the only one that's ever turned a wrench on my car.
 

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Geeeeez. I'd be to afraid to mess with the internals myself. I can do the basics and then some, but messing with internals would scare me
 

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trust me, it scared the crap out of me too haha. i had never taken an engine apart, let alone put one back together previous to this. but it's possible and to be honest, VERY easy. it's just like legos.
 

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I 2nd guess the $hit out of myself. I'm afraid to paint the valve cover because im afraid to pull it off and somehow mess something up
 

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if you plan on keeping the cover off for a while, just put a clean garbage bag over the head. there's absolutely nothing you can mess up as long as you don't drop anything down into the combustion chamber. but you don't have to take the spark plugs out to take off the valve cover, so you're good.
 

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Yea I'd like to do it sometime. The engine bay looks terrible right now.

Not to thread jack lol. Where did you get all the internals?
 

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take my advice... do it before it blows haha! bought parts EVERYWHERE lol. bought rods and pistons on ebay as a set. had to buy a new crank and bearings through a gm dealership in texas. balance shafts and seals through zzp. timing sets and gaskets through the parts store my mom works at. head components through THMotorsports. head studs through TTR. head gasket through a guy on css.net. and did the machining through a shop my uncle uses. rockauto for a few oem parts. crankcase bolts through CED. probably a few more companies. i find part numbers and just use google shopping to find the best prices.
 

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Post the flames pic! Nice stuff as usual
 

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thanks again. yea it does alright. stays even with my roommate's srt4. he's catless with a tune spiking at 21, holds at 18. i'm running 11 pounds with the SC

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and flames!

 

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haha nice flame :p
 

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I like this car man. Wish i could go boost anytime soon. One thing I'm wondering is why did you need a new crank?
 

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thanks dude. i actually cracked a crank journal lol. new crank was cheap as hell. 182 and 20 bucks shipping. that way i also guaranteed to just need standard sized bearings all around instead of needing to get it machined and oversized bearings
 
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