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Old 07-13-2012, 12:16 AM
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Painting anything, whether its badges, or just going two tone, or frig it the whole car, haha, its all free, weight reduction also
Any tips on weight reduction without making it look bad?
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Old 07-13-2012, 11:16 AM
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Any tips on weight reduction without making it look bad?
weight reduction and looks are usually on opposite ends of the spectrum. Anything you can do without having a significant impact on looks will be minimal at best.
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Old 08-12-2012, 01:04 PM
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Is there a topic around on how to remove the interior so i could paint them?
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Old 08-13-2012, 03:05 AM
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weight reduction and looks are usually on opposite ends of the spectrum. Anything you can do without having a significant impact on looks will be minimal at best.
Not entirely true. The Lotus Elise has one of the most stripped down interiors you can find in a production car that weighs less then 2,000 lbs. Its a great example of making function over form look good.
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Old 08-14-2012, 10:40 AM
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Not entirely true. The Lotus Elise has one of the most stripped down interiors you can find in a production car that weighs less then 2,000 lbs. Its a great example of making function over form look good.
That's a Lotus... we are talking Cobalt's here. They are not mutually exclusive everywhere, but they are on a Cobalt.
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Old 08-14-2012, 07:36 PM
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Well what I'm saying is you can reduce weight and do it tastefully. Ripping out the entirety of the interior an leaving a shell of the dash, one seat, and a steering wheel obviously will look like hell in a daily driver. But taking some of the cues from higher end cars can help you reduce weight without looking like total ass.
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Old 08-24-2012, 11:53 AM
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Is there a topic around on how to remove the interior so i could paint them?
If you mean the plastic dash pieces they literally just pull right off. They can be on there pretty good with those metal clips so dont be afraid to really yank on them or use a screwdriver to help depress the clips.
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Old 08-27-2012, 10:32 AM
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e-brake mod?
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Old 08-27-2012, 10:43 AM
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Originally Posted by 08baltls View Post
Well what I'm saying is you can reduce weight and do it tastefully. Ripping out the entirety of the interior an leaving a shell of the dash, one seat, and a steering wheel obviously will look like hell in a daily driver. But taking some of the cues from higher end cars can help you reduce weight without looking like total ass.
Simple and inexpensive weight reduction: pull out the spare tire and jack, and swap the stock battery for a 15lb braille battery. You can't run the braille in the winter, but it does just fine in the summer even when DD'ing like I do. All told, that will remove 60lbs from the car and nobody will ever be able to see it.
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Old 09-23-2012, 07:25 PM
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I took all my trim pieces on the dash and the door trim and wrapped them in 3M's Vinyl wrap. Looks awesome and it only cost me 35. I also wrapped my badges. Next on this appearance list is some dark tint!
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Old 09-26-2012, 03:32 AM
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Hmm... Gonna do the airbox mod.tomorrow. anyone know a good tailight tint/paint I can get that won't bubble.up or warp my lights? I got my cobalt already with black tails and now they are warped.and.bubbled
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Old 10-04-2012, 08:36 PM
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Hey if you are taking your badging off I will take them!
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Old 05-17-2013, 03:53 AM
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whats the e-brake mod?
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Old 06-13-2013, 11:30 AM
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this was pretty inexpensive:









$10 for some 3" dryer duct pieces. fits like a glove. 1/30th of the price of an aftermarket intake and i think it actually kinda looks cool. sorry for the shitty pictures, it was like 1am and much bourbon was involved
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Old 06-14-2013, 01:31 PM
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slip a hydroshield on there, or even a small filter and this has got to be the stealthiest Cold air intake ever! good job!
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Old 06-16-2013, 07:45 PM
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Originally Posted by 09CobaltSport View Post
$10 for some 3" dryer duct pieces. fits like a glove. 1/30th of the price of an aftermarket intake and i think it actually kinda looks cool. sorry for the shitty pictures, it was like 1am and much bourbon was involved
thats clean as hell nice job
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Old 07-19-2013, 11:27 AM
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Side inserts on wings.

I need help finding a part. I would like to put Carbon Fiber side inserts on the stock SS/SC spoiler. as seen in the picture below. The picture below is my car. I had them put on before. Someone has swiped them now I cannot find the part. I do not need the wing or the mounts, just the inserts on the side of the mounts. Thanks for your help.






if photo doesnt appear, here is the url for it. sorry its blurry.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...8&l=fb409b9903
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Old 08-16-2013, 10:42 AM
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they dont' make those anymore good luck finding them
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Old 08-16-2013, 07:15 PM
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Awesome thread is awesome because Cobalt owners are cheap
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Old 03-03-2014, 03:25 PM
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usb chargers

does anyone have a how to of installing a usb dock in the dash with like 3 usb ports in it?
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Old 09-22-2014, 06:03 PM
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I would really like to see tutorials on all these listed
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Old 01-10-2015, 03:07 PM
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Stickers! Haha
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Old 05-25-2015, 02:18 AM
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How to?

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as said, any painting is cheap....painting trim, calipers, drums, door panels, headliner, A pillars, door inserts, all of it can be painted with the right paints
How would you go about painting the door panels?
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Old 06-24-2017, 03:44 AM
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Mid priced exhaust

Wasn't sure which forum to ask this under but What's the loudest exhaust that's compatible with an 07 2.4ss at a reasonable price
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