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I know opinions about aftermarket cold-air and short ram intakes have been discussed before. But I'm really curious about the GM Performance Parts intake for the Cobalt.

1. If short ram intakes don't give a power boost for the 2.2, or cause problems, why does GM sell one for the vehicle?

2. Has anyone installed or even priced one of the GM intakes? If so, any opinions of it?

3. Does anyone know if the dealership reprograms anything to allow for the new intake, when they install it?

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This has been discussed so many times...

1) The short ram intakes DO give you more power, just not as much as the CAI. Anything open is better than a stock airbox, just that cold air is better since it's denser than warmer air.

2) No comment on installation. I believe it's very straight forward and easy...I'm sure it has instructions. Price is a waste (only reason to get it is if you are paranoid about your warranty). It's about $270 plus shipping through CED.

3) There should be nothing to reprogram, just like any other intake. I assume you would just disconnect the negative on the battery for a few seconds and when you reconnect and run the car, the computer will learn.
 

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I know intakes in general have been discussed many times, as I noted. Not once (that I could find by searching) has anyone discussed the intake that GM sells and installs.

Apparently, you haven't heard much about the GM Performance parts intake either.

But thanks for telling me this has been discussed "so many times," as if I asked "what's the airbox mod" without first doing a search and finding the 500 threads about it!

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HAS ANYONE TRIED THE GM PERFORMANCE PARTS INTAKE on their Cobalt? IF SO, WHAT DO YOU THINK OF IT AND HOW MUCH DID IT COST?

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airbox mod is the cheapest way possible of supposingly gaining hp,but you're better off getting a real intake system.Honestly I was going to go with the GM performance intake system.The price was reasonable to,but when I found out Murray's auto part store had the K&N air intake system for a discounted price of 15% I took that deal instead because I only paid 220 dollars total for the intake system,also K&N has a lifetime warranty on their products.I think the GM performance intake system is close to 300 dollars.If you are one of those people who want to stick strictly with GM name parts,then go ahead and grab it.It won't make a difference in performance, just pricing.
 

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Perhaps you should have re-worded your thread to say something like this:

I know that many intakes have been talked about and discussed and used, but I want to know specifically about the GMPP Intake. I haven't found any info on it. I want first hand opinions from people who have used it.

Chances are nobody has used it because they realize that a CAI is going to be a better gain and is more worth the money where as the GMPP and other SRI's are not so much worth the money.

AND, I did respond to your 2nd and 3rd question. I gave you a price since you were wondering. I also gave you the info about reprogramming not being needed. I can in fact tell you that you don't need anything done with a Tech2 or anything of that sort. I didn't state it that way, but that's how it is.

Your question just doesn't make a lot of sense...the first one...

"If short ram intakes don't give a power boost for the 2.2, or cause problems, why does GM sell one for the vehicle?"

Why the hell would GM sell it if it doesn't work or causes problems? Same with other companies. And no, the simple answer isn't to make money, because people rely on other people such as here for opinions so when one person tries it and it doesn't work, word of mouth happens and the company selling them won't make much.

Re-word it...it'll make more sense for someone trying to answer it.

07CobaltLS added 10 Minutes and 35 Seconds later...

Here's some intake info for you.

Just scroll down the page and you'll find info. It's not great info, but it shows a link to someone who has one...their results on a dyno.
 

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looks like the K&N intake gives you more of your money's worth then the gm intake system.
 

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^^^^IMO the GMPP Performance intake is the best looking one available. While it doesn't have the filter outside the engine compartment it is protected from the engine compartment and draws air in from behind the headlight so it is a cold air intake system. The sound is awesome at WOT and quiet the rest of the time. It's all a matter of how much you want to spend. Installation takes less then an hour and you can DIY with simple tools.
 

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Red07:

Thanks.

It sounds like you have the GM intake on your Cobalt. If so, are you satisfied with it?

After my last post, I located an in-depth article about the GM intake that included pics and installation details. I was very impressed with how the GM unit uses some of the existing intake setup, instead of ditching it all.

Also, it looks like this intake is even easier to install than some other brands- as you said, screwdriver and pliers more or less.

And finally, I agree that the GM setup looks good!

I ordered it tonight.

Thanks again for the info.
 

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Red07:

Thanks.

It sounds like you have the GM intake on your Cobalt. If so, are you satisfied with it?

And finally, I agree that the GM setup looks good!

I ordered it tonight.

Thanks again for the info.
I like it alot....I open the hood frequently just to look at it...lol:)

Good choice, did you order from CED?
 

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I ordered from one of those dealerships that has an online store and discounts their prices a bit.

I'm getting the intake for $260; that's about $65 below the suggested retail. That makes it more competitive, IMO.
 

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Since you found the info you wanted, please share the "in-depth" article.
 

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Thanks. I appreciate it. I can use that for when my son is older.


P.S. I figured you didn't find any article. I mean after all, why would you want to know this info and for anyone and everyone else who would also like to know, you wouldn't want to share.

Just because I'm an ******* towards you, doesn't mean others don't deserve to have info.

Don't be a **** and post it up if you have the info.
 

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good find ....lets us know what you think of it and be sure to post pics cause we all love pics....you can find pics and videos of the GM Short Ram Intake on youtube as well
 

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good find ....lets us know what you think of it and be sure to post pics cause we all love pics....you can find pics and videos of the GM Short Ram Intake on youtube as well

Last minute- canceled the order for the GMPP intake, because I found out it didn't support SAI, which my 2008 has.

Instead, ordered the K&N Typhoon short ram, which does include connections for SAI. The install was perfect; about an hour with no problems.

No CELs.

Sounds great- quiet unless you put your foot in it, then it howls just right.

As for power, I'd have to guess it's about where K&N claims it is, 5-7 HP. No huge difference but I realize less downshifting on certain hills and she seems to make power a little quicker at higher RPMs, like when passing.

Overall, I'm very satisfied for $250 and an hour under the hood. My advice to anyone considering an intake would be: don't do it if you think it will make your Cobalt do 14-second quarter miles. It won't. But if you want a little more power, a much nicer picture when you open the hood and a cool growl when you punch it, go for it!

Drive safe.
 

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i just added GMPP intake and perfomance catback, it was kind quit for the first few days and it sounds loud as hell now. and the pick up is kinda slugish i mean it might be that it was 101 degrees here during the day but what could be casueing this.. i'm made sure there was no leaks ont he intake elbows. i'll double check this again. also the gmpp ehaust is 2inchs the tip i have on it is 2.5 if i put a 2inch tip on there will it quiet it some?
 

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i just added GMPP intake and perfomance catback, it was kind quit for the first few days and it sounds loud as hell now. and the pick up is kinda slugish i mean it might be that it was 101 degrees here during the day but what could be casueing this.. i'm made sure there was no leaks ont he intake elbows. i'll double check this again. also the gmpp ehaust is 2inchs the tip i have on it is 2.5 if i put a 2inch tip on there will it quiet it some?
Do you have the capability of erasing/clearing the ECM? If not can you take it to Autozone and ask them to? Your ECM adjusts to the way you drive; after installing the mods your ECM will eventually readjust to the mods -- however if you clear the ECM it will reset the sensors back to the baseline and start relearning right away. Disconnecting the battery does not do this -- the ECM supposedly has a power source to keep memory. Try erasing -- it made a difference on my 06 LS after installing the intake and exhaust. Let us know if it works for you too.
 

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I know you can erase stored codes with some basic portable code readers like mine ($99 at auto store). Can you also reset the ECM with them?

I'll have to dig up the manual and see what it says.
 
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