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I purchased my new 09 XFE August 28th on the cash for clunkers program. Traded in my old 1990 s-10 Blazer and got the cobalt for half price after cash for clunker money and employee discount as I work at a Chevy dealer.

09 Cobalt LS XFE 5 speed





My goal with this car is to make it a nice looking, dependable daily driver. I am not trying to make my car fast, I also enjoy getting good gas milage with it. I like a clean vehicle that has a good sense of style and is not super flashy screaming "LOOK AT ME!!"

I have my s-10 blazer for a toy that is overpowered and a huge attention grabber. refer to the following linked thread if you are interested in that project........http://www.yourcobalt.com/forums/other-cars/15095-my-bagged-bodied-blazer.html



MODS


EXTERIOR
- debadged
- stainless shorty antenna powder coated black
- smoked LED taillights
- LED bulbs in rear side markers
- LED license plate bulb
- Gen 4 projectors painted Victory red
- 6k LED low beams
- 6k HID high beams
- HID relay harness
- HID reverse lights with 6k bulbs
- Impala LED insert for 3rd brake light
- tinted third brake light and rear side markers
- added GM spoiler
- color matched trunk lock (powder coated)
- satin black front bowtie
- fully color matched mirrors
- front mud flap delete
- 18" Tenzo Cuzco V2 rims
- 225/40/18 Nitto tires
- upgraded to Impala horn set with custom bracket
- Powder coated door latch strikers red and polished the bolts


INTERIOR
- tinted windows 35%
- SS gauge cluster
- painted gauge cluster trim and needles
- added LED bulbs to trunk light and dome light
- deleted rear head rests
- clear coated and polished factory dash trim
- Chevy rubber floor mats
- added trunk lid liner and taillight covers
- Full interior sound deadening
- Kenwood head unit with CD/DVD/Navigation etc...
- Two amps, one for speakers and one for the sub.
- Infinity component speakers up front and Infinity 6X9's in rear
- Custom made subwoofer box/amp rack (fiberglass)


SUSPENSION/PERFORMANCE/OTHER
- GMPP cat back touring exhaust
- GMPP SRI
- MRZ brushed strut tower brace
- BC adjustable coil over suspension
- color matched hood strut and trunk struts
- TWM short throw shifter with engraved black pearl Dojo knob
- brake drums powder coated black chrome with a metallic clear coat
- brake calipers smoothed out and powder coated black chrome with metallic clear coat
- Powder coated camshaft cover
- custom made ignition coil cover powder coated
- billet oil filler cap powder coated
- various other parts under hood powder coated


FUTURE PLANS
- different e-brake lever
- different grille
- rear sway bar
- upgrade brakes
- 2.4 mani and T.B.
- header
- high flow down pipe
- I'm always coming up with new ideas for stuff
- and some extreme modifactions if I keep the car long enough lol


THREADS RELATED TO MY CAR

DIY/HOW TO THREADS THAT APPLY TO MY CAR
http://www.yourcobalt.com/forums/install-guides-diy/8246-how-debadge.html
http://www.yourcobalt.com/forums/install-guides-diy/8219-how-paint-your-headlights.html
http://www.yourcobalt.com/forums/install-guides-diy/17045-how-installing-bi-xenons-w-relay-harness-stock-headlights.html
http://www.yourcobalt.com/forums/install-guides-diy/15387-how-paint-your-trunk-lock.html
http://www.yourcobalt.com/forums/install-guides-diy/17915-how-remove-side-mirrors-manual-adjuster.html
http://www.yourcobalt.com/forums/install-guides-diy/11023-how-remove-your-interior-trim-mod.html
http://www.yourcobalt.com/forums/install-guides-diy/11419-how-paint-trim-interior-panels.html
http://www.yourcobalt.com/forums/install-guides-diy/10052-diy-how-install-chevy-cobalt-lowering-springs.html
http://www.yourcobalt.com/forums/install-guides-diy/18535-rear-axle-limiting-straps-those-lowering-springs.html
http://www.yourcobalt.com/forums/install-guides-diy/16155-how-install-cavy-short-throw-shifter-your-cobalt-pics.html
http://www.yourcobalt.com/forums/install-guides-diy/23977-how-winterize-install-block-pan-heaters-your-cobalt.html#post503928



OTHER RANDOM THREADS
http://www.yourcobalt.com/forums/suspension-wheels-brakes-tires/17885-im-powdercoating-my-brakes-yo.html
http://www.yourcobalt.com/forums/photography-video/18580-newly-painted-gen-4s-along-random-pics.html
http://www.yourcobalt.com/forums/suspension-wheels-brakes-tires/17259-help-me-decide-what-wheels.html
http://www.yourcobalt.com/forums/photography-video/19197-had-urge-take-more-pics.html
http://www.yourcobalt.com/forums/interior-exterior-styling/19574-look-what-me-lobalt-did.html
http://www.yourcobalt.com/forums/photography-video/20129-gmpp-exhaust-random-pics-woooo.html
http://www.yourcobalt.com/forums/photography-video/22279-my-sunday-project.html#post457522
http://www.yourcobalt.com/forums/photography-video/22685-fall-leaves-balt.html
http://www.yourcobalt.com/forums/interior-exterior-styling/23458-impala-horn-mod-door-latch-mod.html
http://www.yourcobalt.com/forums/audio-video/29756-built-fiberglass-sub-box.html
Reverse HID kit install pics


GMPP exhaust videos

parked and idling



In this video I only went through 3rd gear basically. you can hear as I shifted to 4th I let off. I was at 65mph by then and didn't wanna risk speeding.

short driving vid





























my dash trim after I clear coated and polished it..






Fiberglass sub box/amp rack I built







Fall of 09 before I did many of my mods.




Many pics and mod updates throughout this thread!
 

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thanks mike! it's getting color matched headlights, if I don't get the projectors anytime soon, I'll just paint the stockers to get by lol. I guess I just kind of got an idea, I'm thinking I want red everything except for black rims, black windows, and the tinted rear lights lol
 

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painted trunk struts


shot of the hood strut


night shot of the tails


here are the resistors I mounted inside to run the LED tails


you'll notice in that pic one of the nuts for the taillight is missing, that was because the factory cross threaded one of them on the factory taillights and I had to destroy it to get the taillight out lol. it is all fixed now and I had the taillight assembly replaced under warranty.
 

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ok here is my latest mod. I decided to completely paint the entire outer mirrors instead of just the caps. I don't know if I like the end result or not lol. I guess in a way I like it just because it's unique and I have never seen this done on a cobalt yet. so let me know what you think. oh and I only have crappy pics for now. I will have to wait till daylight and when my car is actually clean lol.

Tell me your opinions!!! I am undecided......




Also!!this mod is a lot harder than just painting the mirror caps. the mirror body is a different type of material and if you want to get a smooth look. you have to first sand the crap out of it and it still won't be smooth because it's a weird material. then I had to use several coats of filler primer and sand the crap out of that. it was really hard to get a nice smooth look.
 

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It's differnt... I like it! Kudos to you sir!
 

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yeah that's my reaction, "it's different" lol. maybe it will grow on me. I just looked back to when the mirrors were completely black and I like them painted rather than solid black lol. thanks coffin!
 

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i always thought thats how the damn car should have came..
 

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looks good blaze mirrors and all. i wish i was that good ain't painting things. lol but i am to impatient.. lol nice car though
 

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i always thought thats how the damn car should have came..
I'll take that as a compliment! thanks

looks good blaze mirrors and all. i wish i was that good ain't painting things. lol but i am to impatient.. lol nice car though
thanks man!

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hey neat mods so far, hadn't even seen your showoff thread till just now, hah

i like your mirror paint-job tho - looks good, should keep it i say - did you use GM dealer paint?
well I started my show off thread after you disappeared for a while lol, so it's pretty new. thanks about the mirrors. so far it sounds like it's a good mod as far as others opinions. and yes I used the GM spray can paint. but I mixed up clear coat and shot it on with a paint gun after that. they looked like crap without clear coat lol.
 

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I've seen that car!
hahaha, i can ALMOST park my side mirrors under his! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

oh & i like the painted mirror doohickies, i think it looks awesome!
 

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clean and red blaze, very very nice
Thanks Camo!!

I already to ya...lol...But i think it looks great Brian!
Thanks Mike!!!
I've seen that car!
hahaha, i can ALMOST park my side mirrors under his! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

oh & i like the painted mirror doohickies, i think it looks awesome!
haha!! well I've seen your car too!! you won't be able to be close to parking your side mirrors under mine for long!!! just got my springs today!!!!
and thanks Christy!!!
That's a cool mod! Never thought of doing that... That's sweet though.
Thanks Jess!!!


so today after looking at the mirrors in the daylight, I have started to decide that I do like them. just looks a lot cleaner IMO. I'm glad I did it.
 
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