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Pics and Vid: NOS' Cobalt

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Well, here are some pics of my latest mods... Basically, I put on black projectors a few weeks ago, painted the SS badges on the side, did a $h!ty job painting the front bowtie, cut the stock antenna down, and today I got a dual outlet exhaust installed.

Projectors and painted badges:

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Exhaust cut-out (not perfect, but I still like it):

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How she looked stock:

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How she looks today:

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And a quick video of how she sounds... idle and rev:

Video doesn't really do it justice, as expected. It's quieter and a throatier than perceived through my camera. It's not very loud at idle and still not extremely loud at all at WOT, but I actually love the sound of it. It's got two Magnaflow mufflers and 4" stainless tips.

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Very sharp, Nos. Love the headlights! Hey, when are you getting a cool, flat spoiler? When are you getting your rear cove painted black?
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Visually the changes are nice, but I'm not a fan of the exhaust note. Sounds like a weedwacker to me.

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Hmm, what's the rear cove? haha

I know, the sound clip doesn't sound right. Like I said, it's quieter and throatier than what's perceived through the camera.

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Um well, the rear cove is the area surrounding your taillights, across the decklid using the bumper cover cut line as it meets the decklid as the top of the paint line, and stopping at the line where the decklid turns under, about an inch above the bumper, extend out into the bumper, following the contour up and around to meet the top.. sort of like a second-gen Corvair with its contrasting cove, and the SS Concept sedan. I've always wanted to see a Cobalt cove painted like that... sort of a "bandit mask" look. Lots of sporty cars have used this effect over the years... Mustang Boss 302 is another (and I've seen it done to some new Mustangs). Some Camaros and I think Chevelles have been painted that way, too from the factory. Try photoshopping a pic of your car the way I described and post it, if you get a chance.
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Ahh, that's what I figured you had meant. I'll chop it up a little later...

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When are you going back up to school so I can hear it in person?

Then maybe I will let you hear what a real exhaust is supposed to sound like! :D

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Looks good NOS. :thumbsup:

I was consider doing a custom 'Balt myself, but I was thinking a just getting a cheap LS to build on....

There is quite a bit out there for these cars....

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Oh yeah, there's a TON of stuff you can do to these Ecotec engines and cars themselves.

Sounds good, Brett. Hey, while we're at it, I'll have to race you and show you what the back bumper of a Chevrolet looks like! :AH-HA_wink:

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Oh yeah, there's a TON of stuff you can do to these Ecotec engines and cars themselves.

Sounds good, Brett. Hey, while we're at it, I'll have to race you and show you what the back bumper of a Chevrolet looks like! :AH-HA_wink:

Yep, love my Eco..too bad it's in a Cavalier..though I saw one with the S/C on it a few weeks ago...quite fast, I tell ya...

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nice lookin headlights... those were a pretty penny i bet. (vid temporarily out) looks good otherwise.

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Dirt bike meets weedwacker meets Honda Civic...sorry dude but that doesn't sound pleasant...but the Cobalt's Ecotec doesn't make the nicest sound to begin with. The mods are nice and tasteful...love the headlights.

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Very nice NOS...but didn't you put different wheels on it?

I think those had to leave when he had an unfriendly encounter with a curb. :D

Oh yeah, there's a TON of stuff you can do to these Ecotec engines and cars themselves.

Sounds good, Brett. Hey, while we're at it, I'll have to race you and show you what the back bumper of a Chevrolet looks like! :AH-HA_wink:

Maaan, I hope those new headlights aren't real bright. It would really annoy me having them reflect off my mirrors the whole race! :firebird:

I hope you ported out that blower! I think I'm going with some long tube headers and a dyno tune pretty soon, and I have a feeling that some drag radials will be showing up around x mas time! :metal:

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I think those had to leave when he had an unfriendly encounter with a curb. :D

Pretty much...

I hope you ported out that blower! I think I'm going with some long tube headers and a dyno tune pretty soon, and I have a feeling that some drag radials will be showing up around x mas time! :metal:

Hmm, tomorrow we'll be doing the following:
  • Port blower
  • 2.8" Pulley (stock is 3.3 and the limit is 2.5)
  • 60 lb injectors
  • Tune
  • Spark plugs
  • Belt
  • Fidanza Aluminum Flywheel (12.5 lbs lighter than stock)
  • Stage IV Bully Clutch
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Pretty much...

Hmm, tomorrow we'll be doing the following:

  • Port blower
  • 2.8" Pulley (stock is 3.3 and the limit is 2.5)
  • 60 lb injectors
  • Tune
  • Spark plugs
  • Belt
  • Fidanza Aluminum Flywheel (12.5 lbs lighter than stock)
  • Stage IV Bully Clutch

So let's here the curb story :P

How much of a gain do you expect and don't you need to get a tune after all this stuff you're doing?

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Appearance mods = Thumbs up. That exhaust not = Thumbs down.

Haha... Damn, NOS, my Milly's puny exhaust is throatier than that. So is our 32 year old Honda XL175's. :P

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Pretty much...

Hmm, tomorrow we'll be doing the following:

  • Port blower
  • 2.8" Pulley (stock is 3.3 and the limit is 2.5)
  • 60 lb injectors
  • Tune
  • Spark plugs
  • Belt
  • Fidanza Aluminum Flywheel (12.5 lbs lighter than stock)
  • Stage IV Bully Clutch
So...where on your list is the V8/rwd swap?
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NOS, looks great bud. I like the headlights and the duals alot! Great work guy! :thumbsup:

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