Originally Posted by jzchev28
wow learn something new everyday, i had no idea that abs wasnt standard on the cobalt...that is some weird chit right there. just confirmed it on chevy's site that you can get a ls cobalt without abs. im very disapointed that its not standard, what year is it again?? there shouldnt be a car sold that doesnt come with abs...how retarded. anyways to answer your question...anything can be done with enough money, but i can only imagine it would cost you big $$$$$$ even with junkyard parts, not too many cobalts in the junkyards these days.
I noticed this when I was looking at the '05 models and noticed the base (now the '06 LS) didn't come equipped with ABS but all models above that did. The same goes for the final year Cavys...if you buy a base model you have to pay for the ABS...it's still not standard on all vehicles because some people just don't want it. While ABS doesn't stop you any faster it does at least provide more control under hard braking and allows you to steer the vehicle whereas without it if you turn the wheel you're going to more than likely fish tail into someone
. I've found the ABS pump a LOT faster on the Cobalt than they ever did on the Cavy, but at least I don't have that obnoxious loud noise associated with them on the Cobalt.
As for converting it, I'm definitely not a specialist on this but I would assume it would be a pretty significant overhaul. If I find some time I'll do some research into it but I have a general idea what's controlling the pumping action but not exactly what all the differences are between the two systems.