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I'm upgrading my cobalt with my tax return money soon and I'm torn on what to get. should i spend the money on a good cold air intake or new rims? thanks for the advice!!
 

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rims will look lame as hell unless you get it lowered. lowering = roughly 600 for a good set up. intake will cost you 1/3 of that and make your car sound better and perform a small amount better
 

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make noise?...and add hp. plus its cheaper and like bankerbalt said, either get rims and lower it or leave out the rims.

but all in all, it depends what ur trying to do with it, make it look nice, or go for performance? if ur trying to add performance, go intake, if ur just goin for looks, get the rims and lowering springs and call it good. dont get a intake just for the sake of gettin a intake. u need more supporting mods to make a big difference in performance, but a intake will add a touch of hp
 

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Performance is more of what I want it to do, but then again I want it to look nice too. Thanks for the input.
 

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I put 18's on mine.. Looks slammed just because the wheels are so big.. I dont want the attention from the noise the intake would add and with the speeding fines the way they are in ontario, i'll stick with the appearance upgrade over the performance.. plus my 300zx gets first dibs on upgrades anyway :p
 

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id go with cai. but wheels are nice as well, perhaps you can see if you can get both. try craigslist and look for rims there. i see some around $400 or less for 17s where im at.
 

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I dunno..

If I wanted to start adding nice mods, I would want people to see it, nobody can see a cool air intake, but some nice rims would give a nice look to your balt.
 

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I went 17's first then intake. Rims and tires $750 and intake $80 both final price installed..... next 1.5 inch drop $90....

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Performance is more of what I want it to do, but then again I want it to look nice too. Thanks for the input.
Just a quick tip. If you're looking for performance, sell your car and buy a SS/SC or something like that. I you want a L69 to perform you must invest a crazy amount of money. Look, I barely have 170hp on mine and I invested over 1500$ in mechanic...I will need a tune but I won't win against a SS/SC... I would suggest you mags (17'' +) with a drop. If you don't have the money for it now, just save it, you won't regret it :p In my opinion, chevy cobalt is the best looking car!
 

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that is not a tip, that's an opinion. would you rather show of a car that you built from the ground up or a car you spent money on that already looks somewhat decent?
 

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They should be better than stock on a lt right??? Im not looking for all out... you know what I mean??

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