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Its pretty light for one... good torque across the band, if you get the limited LSD... yah, should be a good autoxer.
 

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Is there only ONE type of suspension available? I didn't see an option when I was "building my cobalt ss" quote earlier.




Bilsteins and SLP surely are going to be stepping up to the plate... can anyone confirm this?




Ruben F.
 

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i thought that the lsd came stock? the battery in the back is a good help most people miss. i have an un confirmed sorce at hodskis saying the will have a sway bar and spring kit. and we all know ebiach will have springs.
 

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ayat108 said:
what makes you say that?
Have ya checked out the specs on it yet?

this car is more of a handler then the SRT4. Granted some coilovers makes the SRT4 a beast on the roads and tracks.

the only thing i haven't got threough my head yet is that it's not IRS.
 

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the other thing is the stupid torque steer. no matter of good shox will remove that. chevy waqs smart to make them equal length in the cobalt.
 

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nivo are you getting an SS?

it will be killer on the auto-x course. when i drove the redline, the suspension was much more balanced than my sartie stock, thats for sure!!!
 

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1BigBird3 said:
Is there only ONE type of suspension available? I didn't see an option when I was "building my cobalt ss" quote earlier.




Bilsteins and SLP surely are going to be stepping up to the plate... can anyone confirm this?




Ruben F.
Don't forget about Eilbach and Koni. What about Sway bars and Anti-roll?
 

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Really? What makes the focus so good? when chevy built this thing, they had something to shoot at, and they (get this) focused (hehehe) on the neon and the ford car! Cant say it is bad, when no one has it in hand! We will see.
 

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bueller....bueller...bueller? Please, tell me how one car is better then another? What I really want to know..why are these other car owners so nervous of a car that is not even on the street yet? Does the car they drive suck that bad? I cant call it!! The cobalt might be bad, but you guys that have the piles of dung and try to make them look good, must be pissed!! A car that only has paperwork and nothing in public to make you look bad,and has you talking bad, only means you are jealous and cant admit you are on the wrong side is so funny!!! Come on, face the loss!!
 

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1BigBird3 said:
Is there only ONE type of suspension available? I didn't see an option when I was "building my cobalt ss" quote earlier.

Bilsteins and SLP surely are going to be stepping up to the plate... can anyone confirm this?

Ruben F.
The reason you did not see an option while building your SS is that there is no suspension "option" for the Cobalt. There are two different suspensions for the Cobalt platform, but one (Premium Ride Suspension) is standard on all but the SS S/C while the SS S/C gets the "Performance Handling Suspension" which isn't even optional on the other three models.

The Premium Ride Suspension is described as follows:
Independent Front Suspension This front strut-type suspension is tuned to "give" with the road because of a long wheel travel. In combination with a hydroformed engine mounting cradle, this Premium Ride Suspension gives you a solid, precise feel. Hydraulic Rear Ride Bushing This Premium Ride suspension feature helps provide enhanced ride quality while limiting road noise.

The Performance Handling Suspension (SS S/C) is described as follows:
Tuned Rear Suspension This design features gas-pressurized monotube shocks and dual-rate springs that are tuned for balanced ride and handling.

Hope that helps!

Let me comment on the Getrag 5-Spd manual as well. I have a Getrag 5-spd. in my Daytona C/S (2.5L Turbo) and I love it. It's seriously hard for me to drive any other stick because of the ease of shifting the Getrag. You don't even have to move your arm, a simple flick of the wrist will do.

Also, I'm glad you mentioned SLP, I completely forgot about them.... don't know how :confused:

I'm off to check their site for Cobalt info!
 

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The 6-speed Getrag in my car is nice and smooth, but I've had it in the shop twice already for problems, and now maybe a third time. If I hard launch, I can't shift into 2nd gear. IT WON'T LET IT ENGAGE! I have to let off the gas, then shift. I lost a good race to a Prelude to that shit.
 

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Speaking of AutoX, have you seen the brakes on the Cobalt/Ion? 12" front, 11" rear rotors? Go get the C&D braking distances for the car the Redline stopped just a little bit slower than the LAMBORGHINI!

Lamborghini Gallardo - 158 ft.
Red Line - 162 ft.
Corvette C6 - 166 ft.
SRT-4 - 169 ft.
Nissan 350Z - 174 ft.
Pontiac GTO - 185 ft.

The Cobalt will stop just like the Redline did, that's great for AutoX!
 

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Killer Tires for autocrossing

Wonder how the SS will do with BFGoodrich g-Force T/A KDs in a 225/40ZR18 size? They're 1/2" wider & 1/2" lower than the stock Pirelli 215/45-18s.
 
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