LoungeLizard said:If you get the 2.4 and want to make a lot of power you will have to get forged internals, which is a PITA, compared to the 2.0 that already has great internals. With an intake, exhaust, header, boost kit and throttle body you will be at 250+whp. Thats a lot of power out of a FWD.
The extra cost of premium gas would only be around $100 a year at 12000 miles.BiG_i said:If you're going for perf. what everyone said above is pretty much correct, it would be a waste of money to buy a 2.4L just to upgrade it to what the 2.0L SS starts at....of course if you're a rich boy who wants to tinker around with a turbo i think the 2.4L is set up very well for it.
I'm interested in seeing what kind of times people will run with the 2.4L in the 1/4 mile though...as well as what kind of power gains they'll get with your reg. mods i.e exhuast, intake etc.....i've been waiting for this model to come out before I buy a cobalt because i don't plan on doing too much to it, i just want a fun sporty every day driver. The SS SC is appealing because of it's performance but i don't really want to put 91+ octane into my car with gas prices up so high (i know it can take lower octane...but it's not sthn I want to risk), if the 2.4L can out perform your average civic sir's, non S rsx's i'll be quite pleased...along with the higher MPG...i'd probably wait a little and pick up a used one.
Also I find the smaller spoiler much more attractive than the big vision imparing wing that's on the SS SC...lol that's abt my own rap on that car though! ...anyhow...yes a quick Pulley + ECU mod is very good on the SS SC and very very cheap for the power gains people have been seeing! WTG GM!