Last post on Oct 09, 2012 at 12:54 PM
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Chevrolet Aveo, Audio, Entertainment System, Performance Mods
#176 of 276 Re: K&N Air Filters. Worth the Price? [flaaveo]
Sep 07, 2008 (2:30 pm)
Your car comes from the factory with a preset tuning that, in theory, is optimal for typical driving conditions. If your car senses that more air is coming into the motor than expected, it will adjust the fuel injection accordingly to continue giving the same performance as before. You can try to get around this by pulling your battery cables off and then putting the back on. This will cause the computer to forget its current settings and go into a mode where it will retune itself. Since you now have upgrades, it will be taking your upgraded filter/airbox into consideration this time.
However, an air filter alone is too small an upgrade to really matter anyway, in my opinion. To fully take advantage of airflow upgrades, you need a bigger intake, more efficient exhaust, tuned injectors, and an appropriate MAF sensor. For an Aveo, it's really not going to be worthwhile.
#177 of 276 Re: K&N Air Filters. Worth the Price? [aveoctb]
Sep 09, 2008 (5:08 am)
Thank you for your advise. And you are VERY right. It isnt worth the price of all those mods, to get a few horsepower, in an Aveo. it would cost the price of the car to get all the mods! Even just a cold air intake , which I tired, is to much money and way to much work. It didnt fit, and took months to get my money back. I gave up trying for more power. I guess I have all I will get with my synthetic oil, and Bosch Plus 4 spark plugs. I get better mpg. Maybe a whopping 1-3 more horsepower. Thats enough. IF the K&N actually gave the car the 10-15 extra horsepower it claims all over its ads, it would be worth it. but it never does. Maybe I'll just go put in a new plain old paper filter.
#178 of 276 sportier ride
Sep 30, 2008 (12:12 am)
Was wondering where and if you can get a rear stabilizer or sway bar for the '08 Aveo to get more sporty handling?
#179 of 276 Re: K&N Air Filters. Worth the Price? [flaaveo]
Nov 01, 2008 (10:23 am)
part of your problem, could be those bosch plug, never ever, have i heard anyone give even a small hint of running bosch, in a gm motor, your best bet is delco, no matter what, ive been working on cars since i was 12 and i know, you dont want bosch plugs, good plugs dont get me wrong, but not for a gm motor. have a good one
#180 of 276 Re: turbo kits [av0tron]
Nov 12, 2008 (9:05 pm)
hey i did find a turbo kit for the aveo it comes with a t4 turbo and all of the hookups exept for the header
#181 of 276 interior lights
Apr 10, 2009 (10:48 pm)
I put tap lights in the glove box and on either side under the dash to light up the floor. Being led lights they are brite and low profile also there self adhesive.
#182 of 276 Re: LQQKY Aveo [toyoracing2006]
Jul 13, 2009 (7:59 pm)
The timing belt in my Aveo busted. The pistons shot into the valves now the engine is toast. I was thinking of replacing the engine with a Cobalt engine. Is this an easy swap, totally interchangable? It's a the Chevy dealership getting worked on. Will they think I'm crazy and not put in a different engine?? Thx.
Sep 11, 2009 (6:31 pm)
my dad just gave me his 2004 hatchback with 134000 miles on it. I want to do something to the car to give it sound and performance. has anyone put in a short ram intake or a cold air intake? Any other ideas for making it sound better or a little quicker? any easy mods for a 16 year-old and my brother to do would be great, thanks!
Jul 23, 2010 (10:57 pm)
I have an 06 LT sedan with an AEM cold air intake i got from www.tirerack.com and it fits great, i also got H&R sport springs and eibach camber adjusters from the same site. For wheels and tires i have 15x7 american racing santa cruz wheels wrapped in yokohama s-drives. i have also upgraded the brakes with marcor m-sport slotted and crossdrilled rotors and hawk performance ceramic pads.
#185 of 276 Towing and hitches
Aug 04, 2010 (6:05 pm)
I had a 1989 Ford Festiva 1.3 liter. I towed a 500 lb Polaris waverider for a few years with no problem. It had a Class 2, 1 inch hitch. I now have a 2008 Aveo hatchback 1.6 liter and I have a 700 lb wave rider and am thinking of having a similar hitch mounted. The trailer probably weighs 50 lbs.