agreed, it wont gain you much pickup, you need to have the exhaust flow balanced with no choke points and obviously a pcm tune to get that engine pumping more air. You may feel on a shorty header a lower quicker pickup, but nothing to really gain much power. Maybe a few ft lbs tq, but nothing more.
With my current bolt-ons (CAI, Midlength header/DP and catback) and no tune, what I noticed is a loss of low end torque. Where the car used to pull well in it's 4k rpm sweetspot, it now feels a bit limp. The trade-off is past that, it pulls much better than stock all the way to redline. So it's almost as if my powerband has moved up. I know she's making a little more hp/tq, but not by very much.
Here was my first sideways issue, the anchor point, for part of the body parts. Good thing that was designed to be moved and it was two small bolts.
Next issue, this looks a bit tight from this angle!
Crap, it looks tight from this angle too.
It looks even worse from this angle as...
I have a 07 cobalt Ls 2.2, I heard a read a lot of negative thing that people have to say about modifying those cars and say it’s pointless!. How and why would it be pointless for modifying a car you own and what to look, sound and perform outstanding and have something unique that you can say...