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It's a beautiful early Fall day, so I decided to pose my new Cobalt for some pictures to share:

a little shy at first...

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Very Nice!

But you've got to get rid of those crappy Continental tires... I just swapped mine out for Goodyear TripleTreds yesterday and the whole car feels exponentially more solid.

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I loved the Triple Treds on my truck, but so far I've got no complaints about the Contis. The dealership I bought it from fills all of their new inventory tires with nitrogen, does anyone know if the hype on this practice is true? We haven't been able to find a tire shop around here that offers this (we had a customer with an '08 Accent with nitrogen that needed a new tire, but couldn't find it). I am also looking at two styles of American Racing wheels: Aero in chrome, and Coil in chrome or painted. Does anyone have any recent experience with American Racing? Are they any good? They've been around forever.
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about N... of course, most of the air in it is already N, but it does have larger molecules so it should leak slower... don't know about it's density vs temp characteristics though.

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They claim a more stable pressure with temp fluctuations, although I have checked the DIC at different times, and it does vary by about 2 pounds, cold to hot.
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Forget the teal Cavalier, is that a hybrid Covered Bridge?

Looks like a "Kingpost Truss" covered bridge with a "Burr Arch". :)

(also, congrats on the new toy)

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Oh and as for the wheels the chrome coil look great and the aero stink in comparison. I have heard great things about American Racing along with Weld. Go for the chrome Coils they would look downright sweet on your chrome trimed Cobalt and then replace with a Chevy bowtie center cap for a nice touch. :AH-HA_wink: And please don't murder the car with a fart can at least if your gonna do it get a nice performance muffler from Magna-Flow and a nice cool air intake from AEM or someone.

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ocn,

COOL pics!

I really like the covered bridge, too.

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Well, I suppose it is if you say so, 68 (the bridge), and thanks KF. GM4, thanks, and rest assured there will not be a fart can attached to anything of mine. The only mods I have in mind are the wheels, maybe a 1" drop courtesy of Eibach, and tinted windows... simple and effective, imo.

Eibach claims no loss in ride smoothness with their mild 1" drop kits, can anyone confirm this? I am probably not doing anything at all to the car until Spring anyway.

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Looks great ocn! Love the color! Those wheelcovers look like they're off the previous gen Impala!

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Well thank ya, Paulie. There is a resemblance, yes? I'm just glad they're at least different from the '05-'08 Cobalt wheel covers. I've been thinking of trying to find a set of the 4-lug, 16" 5 spoke aluminum OEM Cobalt wheels, maybe a set of take-offs... or even the Saturn ION aluminum rims that came on the Cobalt Special Edition cars from '08 (hmmm... I forget if they were 4- or 5-lug.) In talking with my young friends, OEM rims are cooler than aftermarket. Go figure. Edited by ocnblu
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I'd say HUGE resemblance...

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Oh man, yup, the Impala is 5-lug of course, and the Impala has 7 main spokes, Cobalt has 6... but otherwise they are nearly identical.

Oh and I checked Eibach's site today... their mild drop kit is like 1.6". I was hoping to only go about an inch lower. We'll see what it looks like with the 16" rims before I go messing with the suspension.

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Oh man, yup, the Impala is 5-lug of course, and the Impala has 7 main spokes, Cobalt has 6... but otherwise they are nearly identical.

Oh and I checked Eibach's site today... their mild drop kit is like 1.6". I was hoping to only go about an inch lower. We'll see what it looks like with the 16" rims before I go messing with the suspension.

Ocn... is that chrome on the bottom of the grille? If so, is that standard? I didn't know Cobalts had that on them.

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Mmmm....wooden bridge. I remember driving through a number of covered bridges in Washington County, PA about 15 years ago...like the color of yer Cobalt.

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Oh and I checked Eibach's site today... their mild drop kit is like 1.6". I was hoping to only go about an inch lower. We'll see what it looks like with the 16" rims before I go messing with the suspension.

I'd say that's not a problem. It looks off-road ready as is. :P

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Ohhh, you just got yerself in deep doo-doo, Mr. Viper. :angry2: :AH-HA_wink: OK yes, it does have a bit too much daylight between the tires and the fenders, but is it 1.6" worth? I'll have to break out my measuring tape. Paulie, yes, my car has a "Bright Chrome Appearance Package", consisting of a chrome grille, door handles, tailpipe tip, and a set of foglamps. Edited by ocnblu
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... or even the Saturn ION aluminum rims that came on the Cobalt Special Edition cars from '08 (hmmm... I forget if they were 4- or 5-lug.) [/b]

If they weren't on an SS/SC or SS turbo, they were 4x100. The SC & turbo are the only 5 lugs AFAIK.

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My parents have had great luck with their '05 Cobalt, they drive it

quite conservatively but put on like 22K miles a year... Their 2001

Grand Am GT1 is the backup car these days.

The Cobalt averages 28+ mile per gallon, mostly highway but that

includes some rush hour traffic, and it's an automatic.

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Perdue, the uplevel, non-sport package Cobalts/G5s are 5 lug as well. Cobalt 2LT is a 5 lug hub.
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Well thank ya, Paulie. There is a resemblance, yes? I'm just glad they're at least different from the '05-'08 Cobalt wheel covers. I've been thinking of trying to find a set of the 4-lug, 16" 5 spoke aluminum OEM Cobalt wheels, maybe a set of take-offs... or even the Saturn ION aluminum rims that came on the Cobalt Special Edition cars from '08 (hmmm... I forget if they were 4- or 5-lug.) In talking with my young friends, OEM rims are cooler than aftermarket. Go figure.

With the 16s the car will probably look something like this:

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If you like the look, Ebay is your friend

Go for the 16s and get the Michelin tires that come from the factory. You will not be disappointed.

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Thanks a lot for the info, z! And your car looks spectacular in that picture. I really want to get my windows done. Edited by ocnblu
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Perdue, the uplevel, non-sport package Cobalts/G5s are 5 lug as well. Cobalt 2LT is a 5 lug hub.

interesting... I learn something every day.

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With the 16s the car will probably look something like this:

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If you like the look, Ebay is your friend

Go for the 16s and get the Michelin tires that come from the factory. You will not be disappointed.

Uh... Bethpage? My dad was just telling me to go there (he used to work at that Grumman plant).

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