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cheap way to make cobalt ss faster

This is a discussion on cheap way to make cobalt ss faster within the General Cobalt forums, part of the General category; just curious if some of yall know some little cheap things to do to your ss to make it alittle ...

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Old 01-14-2010, 04:41 PM   #1
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cheap way to make cobalt ss faster

just curious if some of yall know some little cheap things to do to your ss to make it alittle faster.
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Old 01-14-2010, 04:42 PM   #2
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get your flamesuit on...

but IMO n2o best bet.
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Old 01-14-2010, 04:45 PM   #3
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buy a tow strap... connect 1 side to your car the other to a ferrari... convince ferrari driver to drive fast..

tow strap: 10 bucks
6 pack to bribe ferrari driver to haul ass: 12 bucks
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what year SS?

a tune is probably the best bang for buck...but it depends on what car you have and how much monies.
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buy a tow strap... connect 1 side to your car the other to a ferrari... convince ferrari driver to drive fast
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there is not cheap way lol everything is money. but if u want just one mod to go fast i guess nos lol like a few have said already
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there is NO cheap way... you gotta pay to play!
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^ agreed.
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the cheapest thing goes for no less than 200 buck. if u want it new that is...but in reality nothing is cheap when it comes to this cars lol
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Well, there is a how to somewhere about lightning your car up by takeing the seats and stuff out. That oculd make you a litle faster.
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what? ebay has TONS of cheap parts..... :snicker:
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take a **** before you drive it. that should free up some weight
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Real-life Story: Raced Tofu (SS/TC) and lost. Found out he had the tire inflator kit instead of a spare tire. Took out my spare and then I beat him. The spare weighs a ton for being such a small item.

If you're wanting something that's quick but still makes a small difference: Take out the back seats. I'm talking back and bottom cushion. It takes all of 15 minutes, the only tool you need is a flatblade screwdriver (for pushing the side tab to get the backs out). You get to hear the fuel pump, and you hear the turbo spool near the console (coming from the downpipe), you can hear the exhaust gases rushing through the downpipe into the catback, can hear the catback rumble better, and the sub sounds better. For extra points, you can remove the rear headrests. Takes two minutes and a rachet/wrench.

If you've done that: Remove the big bar that the seats hooked to. It weighs a lot and serves no purpose when the seats are out. Takes a rachet and five minutes.

Cost of said mods: $0
Benefits: Faster, couple city MPG gas savings, and a more exciting/fulfilling driving experience. Make sure to stick the spare back in if you're going out of town though. You'll thank yourself later. For around town, I've got a bike pump in the back. Weighs nothing and doesn't take much work to fill up the tires... and no need to stop and pay money to fill them up.

The main weight savings will be the spare and that rear seat bar.
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