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L61/LAP Turbo/Super (Forced Induction) Build Thread

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L61/LAP Turbo/Super (Forced Induction) Build Thread

I found a few build links that we've accumulated over the past few years. There are many more people who installed forced industion systems than what I have listed, these are what I remember and threads that have some useful info. I choose not to mention the threads with no info. While I do have build links posted, please CHECK the threads these members have made as well, lots of good info. This is and will always be a work in progress! If I missed you or you see something that should be posted in here lemme know!

****Please note that these are in NO particular order, things have changed a little since sw4y started his build

Turbo:

Sw4y1313's build: https://www.cobaltss.net/forums/forced-induction-50/2-2-turbo-finished-44321/
pykie's build: https://www.cobaltss.net/forums/2-2l-l61-performance-tech-45/pykies-turbo-build-156551/
PsychoCam's secound round: https://www.cobaltss.net/forums/2-2l-l61-performance-tech-45/psychocams-turbo-build-round-2-a-160420/
Delta2.2's build thread: https://www.cobaltss.net/forums/2-2l-l61-performance-tech-45/delta2-2s-turbo-2006-cobalt-ls-build-129362/
b_faulk75's build: https://www.cobaltss.net/forums/2-2l-l61-performance-tech-45/just-another-2-2l-going-turbo-thread-163351/
mrsilent13's build thread: https://www.cobaltss.net/forums/2-2l-l61-performance-tech-45/2005-2-2-turbo-110182/
mrsilent13's other threadhttps://www.cobaltss.net/forums/showthread.php?t=163337
Ec0t3cHp0w3r's build thread: https://www.cobaltss.net/forums/2-2l-l61-performance-tech-45/ec0t3chs-custom-2-2l-turbo-135371/
xCobalt05x's build: https://www.cobaltss.net/forums/2-2l-l61-performance-tech-45/sts-remote-mount-turbo-77656/
xCobalt05X's update: https://www.cobaltss.net/forums/2-2l-l61-performance-tech-45/squires-turbo-systems-remote-mount-update-109284/
Jn2's build thread: https://www.cobaltss.net/forums/forced-induction-50/jn2s-turbo-build-thread-109205/
mkulrey13's build: https://www.cobaltss.net/forums/2-2l-l61-performance-tech-45/first-turbo-sedan-2-2l-pics-vids-95373/
*[email protected]!NG_TURTL3*'s build thread: https://www.cobaltss.net/forums/forced-induction-50/turtle-turtles-trubo-build-lol-197598/
09blackonblack's build thread: https://www.cobaltss.net/forums/2-2l-lap-performance-tech-168/my-build-thread-206388/
Spanky's Monkey's build: https://www.cobaltss.net/forums/2-2l-l61-performance-tech-45/zzp-turbo-stage-2-2-2-a-206677/
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Supercharged:

MP81's build: https://www.cobaltss.net/forums/2-2l-l61-performance-tech-45/mp81s-supercharged-l61-build-155214/
dragonkingg5's build: https://www.cobaltss.net/forums/2-2l-l61-performance-tech-45/dragonkingg5s-supercharger-build-206930/
HunterKiller89's build: https://www.cobaltss.net/forums/how-guide-43/hunters-how-install-m62-2-2l-cobalt-127891/
Gene's build thread: https://www.cobaltss.net/forums/2-2l-lap-performance-tech-168/genes-2-2-lap-supercharger-build-166563/
CrazyFoo328's build thread: https://www.cobaltss.net/forums/2-2l-l61-performance-tech-45/crazyfoo328s-s-c-build-193004/
stenguyen1's build thread: https://www.cobaltss.net/forums/2-2l-l61-performance-tech-45/tell-your-grandma%2A%2A%2A%2A%2A%2A-its-supercharged-sedan%2A%2A%2A%2A%2A%2A%2A-156684/
x8xViperx6x's build thread: https://www.cobaltss.net/forums/2-2l-l61-performance-tech-45/x8xviperx6xs-official-2-2sc-build-186474/
jbenso4's build thread: https://www.cobaltss.net/forums/2-2l-lap-performance-tech-168/jbenso4s-supercharge-build-197046/
Jn2's build thread: https://www.cobaltss.net/forums/2-2l-l61-performance-tech-45/jn2s-goes-easy-route-158768/
Illini_06SS's build thread: https://www.cobaltss.net/forums/2-4l-le5-performance-tech-46/uh-oh-its-coming-192083/
redcobalt07's build thread: https://www.cobaltss.net/forums/forced-induction-50/supercharger-build-thread-213054/
krautsalat's build thread: https://www.cobaltss.net/forums/2-2l-l61-performance-tech-45/krautsalat-2-2-sc-build-canada-213321/
Cobaltxfe09's build thread: https://www.cobaltss.net/forums/2-2l-lap-performance-tech-168/m62-install-2-2lap-xfe-remix-215404/
wbrevels's build thread: https://www.cobaltss.net/forums/2-2l-l61-performance-tech-45/revels-2-2-sc-build-thread-217584/
Pedobear's build thread: https://www.cobaltss.net/forums/2-2l-l61-performance-tech-45/l61-sc-build-pedobear-style-219258/
EcoTecDriver: https://www.cobaltss.net/forums/2-2l-l61-performance-tech-45/supercharger-build-my-2-2l-g5-219119/

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Turbocharged resources:
NJHK's how-to build a kit for your ECOTEC: https://www.cobaltss.net/forums/forced-induction-50/how-build-your-own-ecotec-turbo-kit-43463/
NJHK's spool info thread: http://www.ecotecforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1856
NJHK's Ultimate turbo FAQ: https://www.cobaltss.net/forums/forced-induction-50/ultimate-ecotec-related-turbo-faq-33820/
Garrett Turbo info: http://www.turbobygarrett.com/turbob...ch_center.html
(read each section!)

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Supercharged resources:
ryansalazan: https://www.cobaltss.net/forums/2-2l-l61-performance-tech-45/supercharged-build-problem-199126/
Gene's VERY detailed parts list: https://www.cobaltss.net/forums/show...7&postcount=16
Fonzi1289 started a general SC thread - lots of good info: https://www.cobaltss.net/forums/2-2l-l61-performance-tech-45/2-2-sc-thread-205667/
Hypermuffin's FI prep: https://www.cobaltss.net/forums/2-2l-l61-performance-tech-45/2-2l-zzp-sc-questions-210359/
wbrevels's picture thread: https://www.cobaltss.net/forums/2-2l-l61-performance-tech-45/revels-2-2-ls-sc-pic-thread-219802/

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These members have many threads concerning their F/I build, search the threads they made:
erock666: https://www.cobaltss.net/forums/members/erock666-42284/
BIG-DAVE: https://www.cobaltss.net/forums/members/big-dave-14031/
krautsalat: https://www.cobaltss.net/forums/members/krautsalat-52092/
rockstarbass1: https://www.cobaltss.net/forums/sear...archid=1532608
wbrevels: https://www.cobaltss.net/forums/members/wbrevels-26432/
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F/I info:
What is the difference between a supercharger and turbocharger? Hopefully you know by this point but..:
http://auto.howstuffworks.com/question122.htm

Garret Turbo FAQ:
http://www.turbobygarrett.com/turbob...nter/faqs.html


Bimmer Forums – How to read Compressor maps:
http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum...d.php?t=258035

Free for all type info on Methanol Injection:
https://www.cobaltss.net/forums/alcohol-injection-systems-154/questions-about-water-methanol-alcohol-injection-post-them-here-83289/

Air to Fuel Ratio (AFR) - You need to know what this is in general and you need to know what your car's ratio is! You realy should buy a wideband gauge! More info courtesy of AEM:
http://www.aemelectronics.com/faq.php?cID=3

IAT relocation Kit:
http://www.alcoholinjectionsystems.c...duct_info.html



07Maliboo -short but some good pieces of info: https://www.cobaltss.net/forums/2-2l-lap-performance-tech-168/turbo-supercharge-199228/

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Beck, not a 2.2 but he was one of the first to post great info!
https://www.cobaltss.net/forums/how-guide-43/how-beck%C2%92s-2-4l-supercharged-build-walkthrough-80620/

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Kits you can buy TODAY:
ZZP turbocharger: https://www.zzperformance.com/cobalt...=922&catid=143
The only 2.2L ZZP turbo kit build thread (documented here at least): https://www.cobaltss.net/forums/showthread.php?t=206677
Spanky's Monkey's

ZZP Supercharger: https://www.zzperformance.com/cobalt...1165&catid=143
To my knowledge, no 2.2L has this installed here.

STS: http://www.ststurbo.com/home
xCobalt05x: https://www.cobaltss.net/forums/showthread.php?t=77656
I believe this is NOT a cobalt specific kit, you may need to do some fabrication and make some decisions.

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Who actually makes these products for us?

There are a few choices for turbocharger's for us..
Many members use Garrett turbos: http://www.turbobygarrett.com/turbob...ochargers.html


The majority, if not all supercharged builds are using Eaton M62 roots type superchargers.
Eaton FAQ:http://www.eaton.com/EatonCom/Produc.../FAQ/index.htm
Eaton M62 specific info: http://www.eaton.com/EatonCom/Produc.../M62/index.htm

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Tuning:
Your car will blow up if you can not adjust for a forced induction system. Maybe not...but I would count on this as much of a certainty as paying taxes and dying.

Trifecta is a remote tuning option for the 2.2L's. Supported vehicles: 2005-2009 Chevrolet Cobalt 2.2L
http://www.trifectaperformance.com/default.aspx

Many of the 2.2L cobalts have been tuned by Trifecta tuning. You can read about specifically how people has implemented this tune in the many build logs above. Jlong does NOT have a cobalt with a F/I system installed but he wrote up a great review on his experience:
https://www.cobaltss.net/forums/2-2l-l61-performance-tech-45/08-cobalt-2-2l-auto-trans-trifecta-tune-review-204346/
While it is convenient to to do this remotely there have been cases where it has taken a week or more to fully dial-in a tune, keep this in mind.

Here is a quick clip from their website:



LS2 Edit software works for certain models - 07 L61, 08 L61, 09 LAP
Looks like this isthe website: http://carputing.tripod.com/LS2main.htm
I have not yet seen any reviews on an LS2Edit tune, if you are tuned please post up your experience here!

There are other options that people used to use but I'm not going to look for them. If you wanna post them, do it up and I'll add.

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I got some books.. Street turbocharging Design, Fabrication, installation, and tuning of High-performance Turbocharger Systems by Mark Warner - Recommended to me by the one and only NJHK!

I also bought Turbocharging Performance handbook (Motorbooks Workshop) by Jeff Hartman, good read. Had to read it... a few times



If you managed to read through just this post, you've made it to step one! Now go click on each build, read, understand, love!

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There ya go

I know at least once a week I think of something I wanted to find in at least one of these threads lol.
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^^ GL with the new ride man.
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has anyone used the sc kit from zzp?
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Originally Posted by chad_a_alex View Post
has anyone used the sc kit from zzp?
I haven't seen any build thread/logs of that kit yet. It's possible that some 2.2L's have ZZPs SC kit since it does display as out of stock
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steve found a nice piece that a lot of people on here will like (one that i wanted too)
http://www.alcoholinjectionsystems.c...duct_info.html

Designed for GM 5 pin mass air sensors with the IAT sensor built into the MAF. This will allow you to disable your factory factory IAT sensor in the MAF housing allowing for the use of our new IAT sensor to be position where you need it. Perfect for applications which are now using a water methanol injection system and want to tune the ECU to adjust timing and fuel based on changes in air temperatures.

Contents Included:

* IAT sensor
* Sensor grommet
* Wiring harness

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i'll be updating on the zzp stage 2 turbo with fmic tomorrow. keep an i on my thread.
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Bump TTT. I added a little bit on the tune options and a little more on the kits. If you have been tuned by Trifecta for F/I on your 2.2L, could you do a write up on the process you went through? Thoughts, feelings, amount of time it took, communication with Trifecta etc. If you have a F/I 2.2L LS2edit tuned cobalt please post up your experience!! Maybe when I'm done with school I'll go into some show and tell in terms of picture/parts and cooling solutions. The epic-ness must continue
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I haven't seen any build thread/logs of that kit yet. It's possible that some 2.2L's have ZZPs SC kit since it does display as out of stock
I have a ZZP SC kit on the way for my 05 2.2L base model. Ordered it today. Was going to get the upgraded injectors but im worried about my internals so I went with the base stage 1 kit and I will also be putting on a stock lsj header and dp.
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Originally Posted by HyperMuffin View Post
I have a ZZP SC kit on the way for my 05 2.2L base model. Ordered it today. Was going to get the upgraded injectors but im worried about my internals so I went with the base stage 1 kit and I will also be putting on a stock lsj header and dp.
Awesome! Please create a build-log thread so people can see what ZZP has to offer! (or doesn't - hopefully not)
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Awesome! Please create a build-log thread so people can see what ZZP has to offer! (or doesn't - hopefully not)
Will do! Yeah hopefully it was worth the money. Since it was like majority of my bank account haha.
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bigger injectors dont give more power, they allow more power. thats a pretty key difference. Its a supporting mod only
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can we add my thread to the supercharger thread?

https://www.cobaltss.net/forums/showthread.php?t=213054

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I've added you to this thread, second last in supercharged section. You'll need to contact Fonzi1289 if you want to be in his thread
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Can you please add my thread. Thanks.

Supercharger build

https://www.cobaltss.net/forums/showthread.php?t=215404

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