Appearance Body Kits, Hoods, Wheels, Spoilers, Interiors

Inexpensive mods List:

Old 10-24-2010, 11:10 PM
  #151  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: 09-10-09
Location: VA Beach
Posts: 1,335
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Refractor View Post
The hardest part was getting the other one off. You'll want to use two wrenches / pliers, one to hold the antenna bracket in the trunk and one to twist the antenna. It took like 5 - 10 minutes. Reception seems to be about the same, but i never listed to the radio anyway.
yeah ill soo have to try that... i may need another set of hands... but it soo didnt work when i did it... .like it was rusted on there... its a reall pain in my butthole
Drew.4L is offline  
Old 11-06-2010, 10:59 PM
  #152  
New Member
 
Join Date: 07-23-10
Location: michigan
Posts: 31
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
do not heat your springs. im a mechanid. springs are tempered steel. if you heat them up they become a lot more fragile. if you want to lower your car vut the springs. ive seen what heating a spring can do. spring snaps and parts go flying. and on your car they can break also. so moral of the story. if you want to lower the car. deff. cut the springs and not heat them up.
wlwhockey101 is offline  
Old 11-06-2010, 11:03 PM
  #153  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: 04-04-08
Location: uniontown, Robinson, Towanda.PA
Posts: 605
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
cut ssc's it rides basically like stock, i wont change it cause i dont want the insane bounce, but love the drop
sporttintturbo is offline  
Old 04-02-2011, 01:09 PM
  #154  
Senior Member
iTrader: (7)
 
Join Date: 04-06-10
Location: 6000ft on a Mountain in Colorado!
Posts: 3,703
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
where can you find bowtie overlays. I want black chevy symbols, but I don't wanna paint them. I guess I could use plastidip, but that seems hard too vs just buying overlays lets say from Motor City Vinyls
vahdyx is offline  
Old 04-02-2011, 01:14 PM
  #155  
Vtec Rep
Platinum Member
 
BPacak's Avatar
 
Join Date: 05-11-09
Location: Parma, OH
Posts: 27,905
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
painting a bowtie isnt too difficult haha
BPacak is offline  
Old 04-05-2011, 11:13 PM
  #156  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: 09-27-10
Location: Columbus Ohio
Posts: 500
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
add colored lug nuts to the list.... i think they're sweet
dmeine13 is offline  
Old 04-06-2011, 03:05 AM
  #157  
Senior Member
iTrader: (9)
 
Join Date: 01-08-09
Location: sTackin ciTy, CA
Posts: 1,252
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
and put remove cat mod, +15 hp lol
tmazSS is offline  
Old 04-09-2011, 06:19 PM
  #158  
Senior Member
 
CobaltSS89's Avatar
 
Join Date: 03-30-09
Location: Nashville, TN
Posts: 2,743
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by wlwhockey101 View Post
do not heat your springs. im a mechanid. springs are tempered steel. if you heat them up they become a lot more fragile. if you want to lower your car vut the springs. ive seen what heating a spring can do. spring snaps and parts go flying. and on your car they can break also. so moral of the story. if you want to lower the car. deff. cut the springs and not heat them up.
honestly, if you wanna go low do it the right way and buy lowering springs, not ******* on your idea it is better then heating them, but it can also mess up your struts and then cause you to have to replace the springs and struts.
CobaltSS89 is offline  
Old 04-17-2011, 08:44 PM
  #159  
Member
 
seekNdestroy's Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-10-08
Location: Ft. Lauderdale fla
Posts: 361
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
heres a cheap awesome mod i did,,,

chrome vents for the cobalt

go to autozone and get the chrome door molding,, not sure if you need 1 or 2 packs, but its 3 dollars for a pack, you have to somehow figure out the length of the vents inside the air vents located on the dash,, easiest way is cut a piece and keep trimming until it slides on, then duplicate that piece enough times to cover the vents,, i payed 30 dollars off ebay, but this time im doing them myself for nowhere near that price spices up interior quite a bit and is very cheap

im all about the cheap mods that are fun
seekNdestroy is offline  
Old 05-02-2011, 07:22 PM
  #160  
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: 04-12-11
Location: Overland Park
Posts: 262
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
7 pages and no one has mentioned it wow..im suprised...but if u go to a junk yard and find a 00-05 impala or 00-05 malibu remove the third brake light on the trunk which for those cars is LED and do some EASSSYYYY electrical work to yours and replace ur bulbs with LEDS easyy stuff really and total cost 10$ and some basic electrical knowledge and patience
aLPHaGoD is offline  
Old 06-05-2011, 12:18 PM
  #161  
Member
 
Join Date: 04-14-11
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 310
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
What about hollowing out the cat isn't to hard. Most (if not all) cats are honey comb shaped which is pretty easy to hollow. No need to buy something to put in it's place if you just remove it.
Dark Cobaltz is offline  
Old 06-12-2011, 01:56 AM
  #162  
Senior Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: 12-12-10
Location: Fort Campbell
Posts: 718
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Interior Trim Dash rework - $20 and a day of warm weather
Cable Reroute (Aux / Ipod) - Patience and finesse to remove the console parts
Power reroute - Moving lower E-Brake accesory power to trunk latch release location - $8 in electrical blades from Radioshack
Hammbones is offline  
Old 09-17-2011, 12:20 AM
  #163  
New Member
 
Join Date: 09-16-11
Location: Virginia
Posts: 1
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
My mods





Just a lil moving of the badging and hub cap fun

SN: Don't Joke on my team, about to remove that anyway (still my team tho)
d3lirium trigger is offline  
Old 10-04-2011, 11:12 PM
  #164  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: 10-15-10
Location: Canada
Posts: 475
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by dmeine13 View Post
add colored lug nuts to the list.... i think they're sweet
I want to buy some of those...someone knows if the paint gets off after a while?
microgab is offline  
Old 10-18-2011, 07:17 AM
  #165  
New Member
 
Join Date: 05-21-10
Location: Franklin, Indiana
Posts: 106
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by vahdyx View Post
where can you find bowtie overlays. I want black chevy symbols, but I don't wanna paint them. I guess I could use plastidip, but that seems hard too vs just buying overlays lets say from Motor City Vinyls
houseofgrafx.com
franklincobalt is offline  
Old 10-18-2011, 09:23 AM
  #166  
Senior Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: 04-22-07
Location: milton ma
Posts: 5,578
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
rotated tranny mounts
steering rack spacer
cambr bolts
zzp shifter bracket
freakta is offline  
Old 10-18-2011, 01:25 PM
  #167  
New Member
 
Join Date: 08-04-11
Location: sandpoint
Posts: 196
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
What is a deck lid trade?
the jelly man is offline  
Old 10-18-2011, 04:26 PM
  #168  
New Member
 
Join Date: 10-17-11
Location: US
Posts: 2
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Dark Cobaltz View Post
What about hollowing out the cat isn't to hard. Most (if not all) cats are honey comb shaped which is pretty easy to hollow. No need to buy something to put in it's place if you just remove it.
Is there a post/how-to about this anywhere?
2.2SilverG is offline  
Old 10-29-2011, 05:58 PM
  #169  
Member
 
seekNdestroy's Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-10-08
Location: Ft. Lauderdale fla
Posts: 361
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Move trunk poppers, as stated above, until you reqlize that most of the time you need your seat droppes is when your putting something in the trunk

Paint bowties, tape off silver very carefully n use a razor to push it in the cracks, scuff with 320 or finer, mist w the color of your choice a few times. Once its dry remove tape.

Ventshades. Weathertechs are a bit more than autozones but look oem

Neffywrap. Instant carbon fiber for any part

Wideband, interceptor etc. Guages in your cluster. 2" pvc, some bondo and skill will have you under 20 bux and a good lookin piece

Led for trunk. I think my 12 led lite was 10 bux w universal adaptors. My trunk lites up like a spaceship

Wire a reverse relay into your. Lites that turn on w map lites, add autozone led strips under dash and seats to see like its daytime when your doors open

Trickshit.jpeg
seekNdestroy is offline  
Old 11-01-2011, 11:05 AM
  #170  
Super Moderator
Platinum Member
iTrader: (66)
 
riceburner's Avatar
 
Join Date: 05-18-11
Location: West Chicago, IL
Posts: 39,844
Received 86 Likes on 73 Posts
Originally Posted by the jelly man View Post
What is a deck lid trade?
WHEN you swap trunks with someone.

usually a highrise wing owner who wants a wingless trunk, just find someone and trade
riceburner is offline  
Old 11-02-2011, 06:24 AM
  #171  
New Member
 
Join Date: 11-02-11
Location: Woodstock NB
Posts: 3
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Omega_5 View Post
I think he means upgrading a 2.2 to a used LSJ exhaust.
I put a 2.0L SS/SC exhaust on my 2.4, WHAT A CHANGE. It's got a ral nice rumble to it but it's quite when cruising around town but when you hit the highway at around 3500 with my AEM CAI ( REAL CAI, NOT ONE THAT PUTS THE FILTER AND INTAKE TUBE RIGHT IN FRON TOF THE MANIFOLD....LOL ) It sound sick! I got mine outta a wrecked car at a junk yard. 50 bucks for the hole thing and I got the manifold incase I wanna go SC
Arrival_Blue is offline  
Old 02-07-2012, 07:16 PM
  #172  
Junior Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: 03-26-11
Location: Chicago
Posts: 490
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
figured i can add this to the list of inexpensive mods. interior led lighting just need some electrical know-how, patience, and an **** sense of hiding things
TheSlowGT is offline  
Old 04-04-2012, 05:29 PM
  #173  
New Member
 
Join Date: 03-15-12
Location: Chicago
Posts: 176
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Plasti dipping wheels is pretty cheap.
esink is offline  
Old 04-04-2012, 05:30 PM
  #174  
Super Moderator
Platinum Member
iTrader: (66)
 
riceburner's Avatar
 
Join Date: 05-18-11
Location: West Chicago, IL
Posts: 39,844
Received 86 Likes on 73 Posts
cheapest mod ever: cover the strips going down either side of your roof with electrical tape. perfect width and costs... 99 cents
riceburner is offline  
Old 05-07-2012, 09:41 PM
  #175  
Senior Member
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: 11-01-11
Location: Joshua, TX
Posts: 1,820
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Covering the e-brake with suede and adding a boot. Costs less then $20 if you know what you're looking for parts wise and looks great.
08baltls is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Inexpensive mods List:


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.