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Chevrolet Cobalt, Performance Mods, Coupe, Sedan
#8 of 13 Re: Cobalt SS Supercharged Stage 2 w/Cat Back Performance Exhausts [catback]
Nov 01, 2007 (9:32 am)
At the top, click on Photos and then catback's Album. I also posted a quick note with directions to the photos - Maaco will do this for around $2,000 as long as you stick with the same color and use a black stripe, which of course looks the very best, accenting the grill openings on the front of the car. Be sure to make them Phat stripes - those viper and shelby stripes are the right idea but their heads rotate when they see the effect of making them phat. It creates a monster front grille opening and gives heart attacks from the rear end view! Chevy should have done this!!!
#9 of 13 Re: Cobalt SS Supercharged Stage 2 w/Cat Back Performance Exhausts [catback]
Jan 09, 2008 (12:08 am)
You can't claim a car has more hp because it is lighter. You can only make a hp claim if a car has been put on a dyno and remember, hp sells cars, but torque wins races. That is why the car feels like it does out of the hole.
This is a nice little machine and nice upgrade from chevy, but if chevy claims 260 hp, it is not 330 hp....not in anyones book even if it might be slightly under rated. I have personnally seen these dynoed with this upgrade and they run around 240 rwhp (that is hp at the wheels and the only way anyone should ever discuss hp).
Stock Cobalt SS' run the quarter mile mid to upper 14's and the Stage 2's get there in low 14's. BUT, they trap at around 105 mph. Compare this to a new Mustang which runs mid 13's at 104 mph or a 1999 - 2004 Mustang which runs mid to low 14's and traps at 98-99 mph. The Cobalt has a great trap, or is lousy getting out of the hole...depending how you look at it. In real world driving, this means that while it may feel like an econo-box from stoplight to stoplight, it it at it's best from a roll and may catch a few folks off-guard from 40 or 60 mph.
It will be interesting to see what Chevy replaces this car with in 2009. The Cobalt SS was a nice addition in a very competitive compact market.
#11 of 13 Photos 06 SS Supercharged Stage 2 Cobalt
Nov 01, 2007 (9:36 am)
Go to Photos, then catback's album, and check out what Maaco will do for your SS Supercharged Stage 2 Cobalt - $2,000 for Viper/Shelby stripes - make them Phat, those two didn't and they have a heart attack when they see your rear end or front with the effect bleeding the stripes off the bottom of the bumper have - they create a monster grille!
Only catch is you have to stick with your car's color for a two-coat and use a black stripe, but then again, try topping a black racing stripe, so it works!!!
Chevy would have sold through the roof with all of the compact muscle car enthusiasts (Honda, Lancer, etc.)!!!
#12 of 13 Your stripes
Jan 08, 2008 (11:54 pm)
While I think this thing is missing a few cyclinders, I like they way these things look and I wanted to compliment the stripes. I love sports cars with stripes. However, if it we me, I would have left the wording off the hood and definately the chevy logo on the windshield. I think it takes away from an otherwise, super-clean look.
#13 of 13 Dealer installed accessories
Apr 26, 2008 (7:04 am)
I saw this on the Chevrolet site and thought it was a nice option for potential Cobalt buyers. I know they have a special Cobalt catalog for high performance parts available at their parts department, but I could see going with a couple of these dealer installed options before delivery.