SS/SC Project Log: pictures of the fun stuff

Do you have a project going or will you be starting a project here very soon and just want to keep a log of everything you and when? Share with everyone every step of the way what sort of progress you are making on your project.
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SS/SC Project Log: pictures of the fun stuff

Post by Mr Josh Zombie » Tue Apr 22, 2008 7:36 pm

I figured I'd start a nice little project log for my '06 Cobalt SS/SC

The day I brought her home (April 14th):
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The next day it was time for a debadge (yes the car is dirty as hell... it's been driven 400 miles already):
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That Saturday I went in for a tint job. 5% in the rear, 20% on the sides:
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Then it was the shorty (exact same one that was on my Neon):
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Mods in the upcoming weeks:
-Tint the tail lights/side markers (Niteshade is in the mail) done
-Install Alpine system from Neon (everything I need is in, just looking for somewhere to install it at) done
-Get a professional detail (being done my Amit) done
-Paint the inside of the headlights black (being done by Amit) done
-Paint rims either black or dark bronze
-Eyelids half way done
-Stage 2 going a different route


It should pretty much happen in that order. By the end of the summer, I'll have my winter rims/tires ordered and ready as well as a ZZP header/downpipe/high-flow cat combo with a Magnaflow 2.5" catback. Dunno if I'll get the full exhaust though, considering it'll be around $1,200.
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Post by Nutmeg » Tue Apr 22, 2008 7:46 pm

Looks great. Have to admit, black is definitely better than yellow. What does the stage two put down?
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Post by Mr Josh Zombie » Tue Apr 22, 2008 7:52 pm

Around 245-260whp

All depends on the supporting mods of corse.
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Post by Nutmeg » Tue Apr 22, 2008 7:58 pm

Is that a factory stage two, similar to a Mopar staged upgrade? Not bad numbers anyway.
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Post by Mr Josh Zombie » Tue Apr 22, 2008 8:04 pm

Yup, factory. Saves my warrenty when installed by a dealer :D

I could install better stage upgrades for the money, but I am enjoying my warrenty too much right now.

Actually dropping the car off at the dealership tonight because of this:
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(cluster is displaying strange things)

and this:
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Post by jckevns » Tue Apr 22, 2008 8:40 pm

stage 2 with factory warrenty FTW :thumbup:

good looking car yah got there get us ubdated :)
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Post by Mr Josh Zombie » Wed Apr 23, 2008 2:04 pm

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Post by Mr Josh Zombie » Wed Apr 23, 2008 4:27 pm

Got a phone call from the dealer, they have to replace the instrument cluster. :(
which means I have to drive a rental until they're done. Not to mention, they have no idea why the rear bumper is popped out, so they get to have the body shop look at it. Hopefully the bumper is covered under warrenty. It may not be considering i don't know the cause of it. For all I know someone hit the car and I just never noticed.
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Post by racer12306 » Wed Apr 23, 2008 4:45 pm

It's not like its been a month or two, you have only had the car for a week. Hopefully its covered.
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Post by WykedHellFire » Wed Apr 23, 2008 5:52 pm

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Post by kplaya186 » Wed Apr 23, 2008 7:26 pm

Did you go to Notorious Tintz? Keep up the good work Josh!

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Post by Mr Josh Zombie » Wed Apr 23, 2008 7:33 pm

Sure did. :D

$220 out the door, 5% in the rear, 20% on the sides, with a 5% strip on the front. Took the guy like 4 hours though because he was slammed. nice people
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Post by supertrick_05 » Wed Apr 23, 2008 11:22 pm

Damn nice car Opi...as long as it's not a product of the blue oval, I'm happy for ya! Nothin wrong with the SS Cobalts...just not as nice as the SRT-4's :)
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Post by Midnight_Rider » Thu Apr 24, 2008 1:37 am

Lookin' good, Josh. Not a Mopar? At least its American-made. :thumbup:
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Post by kplaya186 » Thu Apr 24, 2008 7:51 am

Opi wrote:Sure did. :D

$220 out the door, 5% in the rear, 20% on the sides, with a 5% strip on the front. Took the guy like 4 hours though because he was slammed. nice people
Awesome! Glad I could help!

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Post by Mr Josh Zombie » Thu Apr 24, 2008 8:34 am

supertrick_05 wrote:Damn nice car Opi...as long as it's not a product of the blue oval, I'm happy for ya! Nothin wrong with the SS Cobalts...just not as nice as the SRT-4's :)
I wouldn't so far as to say not as -nice- as a SRT-4. It's defentally not as FAST. Personally though, I think it has a better exterior and I do like the full leather interior, not to mention I have no use for 4-doors.

It doesn't even have as much potential as a SRT either. But, I'm not a crazy speed freak. I just wanted decent power in a good looking package. But, in comparison, there is a street driven DD Cobalt out there making 411whp on comepletely stock internals. Only thing is, they made it turbo. ;)

A twin-charged kit is releasing sometime this year, I'm hoping to actually give that a try. The wine of a supercharger coupled with the spool and BOV of a turbo = all I could ever want in a car. :lol:

And yea, no fords for me. Ever. No. Seriously. I hate Ford.
Midnight_Rider wrote:Lookin' good, Josh. Not a Mopar? At least its American-made. :thumbup:
Eh, nothing Mopar out there I'd drive right now. :lol:
DCx really went down hill in the fast few years. They need to create a coupe of SOME sort in the same class as the Neon. Then maybe I'd go back some day.
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Opi wrote:Sure did. :D

$220 out the door, 5% in the rear, 20% on the sides, with a 5% strip on the front. Took the guy like 4 hours though because he was slammed. nice people
Awesome! Glad I could help!
I'm one of those people that listen to referrals. :thumbleft:

And you made a good one I must say.
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Post by slaw » Thu Apr 24, 2008 9:22 pm

congrats on the cobalt
my friends got a stage two that he "claims" pulls on a friends 01 mustang gt lol
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Post by 01rtgurl » Thu Apr 24, 2008 10:25 pm

Congrats! one of my friends had a black SS/SC but she totalled it one day on the highway :banghead:
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Post by Mr Josh Zombie » Thu Apr 24, 2008 10:50 pm

slaw63087 wrote:congrats on the cobalt
my friends got a stage two that he "claims" pulls on a friends 01 mustang gt lol
it probably does 0_O
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Post by jake_tim » Thu Apr 24, 2008 11:19 pm

Nice car man, I always liked those Cobalt SS/SCs ever since they came out.

So are these faster than SRT-4s Stock vs. Stock?

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Post by TheNumberOneD » Fri Apr 25, 2008 12:06 am

jake_tim wrote:Nice car man, I always liked those Cobalt SS/SCs ever since they came out.

So are these faster than SRT-4s Stock vs. Stock?

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Post by Mr Josh Zombie » Fri Apr 25, 2008 8:33 am

SRT will win either way stock for stock. Either dig or roll.

Stage 2 cobalt will eat up a stock SRT. but mod for mod, SRT wins everytime. I don't know about the new cobalt SS/TC honestly. I'm thinking it may actually beat out a SRT.
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Post by TheNumberOneD » Fri Apr 25, 2008 1:30 pm

Opi wrote:SRT will win either way stock for stock. Either dig or roll.

Stage 2 cobalt will eat up a stock SRT. but mod for mod, SRT wins everytime. I don't know about the new cobalt SS/TC honestly. I'm thinking it may actually beat out a SRT.

if you have the same driver in both cars that is.

friend stage 2 srt got raped by my buddies statge 2 cobalt ss/sc
however, i rape both with stage 1 and mild bolt on's.

from a roll stage 2 car gets me by a car, (maybe), but we both leave the cobalt by buses

how much to the cobalts weight anyways?
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Post by Mr Josh Zombie » Fri Apr 25, 2008 1:50 pm

3874 lbs, so it weighs about a thousand pounds more

And I forgot about the driver factor. But just saying with two skilled drivers, essentially SRT = win

I really want to see the new SS/TC up against a stock NSRT-4 and CSRT-4.

I knew buying this car it wouldn't beat a SRT. Hell, I knew I wouldn't be able to hit 300whp easily without swapping to a turbo set up or twin charing it. But I'm ok with that. It looks good, is faster than a nice amount of cars, and still gets awesome gas millage. And, i'll take a coupe over a sedan any day. I hate having passengers.
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Post by Mr Josh Zombie » Fri Apr 25, 2008 2:06 pm

More updates on my one-off custom fiberglass eyelids.

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ETA is sometime next week.
Here's roughly what the final product will look like, minus the fact theses are painted on and mine are slightly modified.

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Post by NeonOn19s » Fri Apr 25, 2008 3:53 pm

this might be a stupid question, but how do they stay on?? Velcrow, 3M tape or do they clip?

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Post by Wenuden » Fri Apr 25, 2008 6:09 pm

why can't you hit 300whp with the stock supercharger? You should easily be able to do that with a smaller pulley, port/polished head, more agressive cams, and tuning.
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Post by Mr Josh Zombie » Fri Apr 25, 2008 6:26 pm

3m tape is how they'll be on

and actually, 300whp is a bitch to hit on the stock supercharger in a cobalt from what i've been reading. actually, i haven't found a single person that's done it yet. the internals can hold around 400whp turboed (one person DD's a 411whp turbo cobalt, completely stock on the inside.)

most cobalts, with EVERY bolt on, aggressive tune, port and polished intake, charger, ect, only hit about 280-290whp. the stock S/C just isn't good for it. Now if you swap for a Harrop HTV 1320 you're better off. (the swap alone hits around 270whp) but Harrop just released the kit (i think it's harrop....) and it hasn't really been out to the public for very long.... so there's not much proven data.

i should be able to hit 270whp with a bunch of bolt ons, meth, another heat exchanger, and an aggresive tune... but i'll be pretty much dead in my tracks from there on out unless i use nitrous. (and no thank you)
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Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Fri Apr 25, 2008 10:13 pm

Its all about the tune in those cars...

Those eyelids are gonna look great. Keep us updated.

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Post by 03silversxt » Sun Apr 27, 2008 1:04 pm

Opi wrote:Eh, nothing Mopar out there I'd drive right now. :lol:
DCx really went down hill in the fast few years. They need to create a coupe of SOME sort in the same class as the Neon. Then maybe I'd go back some day.

Word!

PS. Very nice car Opi! I've always liked those cars since they came out!
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