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Thanks Skyline. Allot of work has gone into that intake. Does he have it?

Which reminds me....the front part of the kit hit right where the TC mouth was.
I need to fab up a new mouth for it or move it over just a hair. I may just
move it cause I like the Tiger Mouth I put on it. lol

Thanks Mark....The headlights put a permagrin on my face. I love em....
I just need to get off my butt and put the HID's in them.
 

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Yup....in my driveway!

Drilling the holes for the side skirts was the nail biter.
Just be sure to primer and paint after you drill so it doesnt rust
under your skirts.









I used blue painters tape to outline where it was going so I could put on Adhesive promoter. You dont wanna put that on the paint unless you have to or its an area
that will be covered.

 

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haaaaaaa......

The paint is via GM....you can order it from their parts counter.

New rims and springs eh?? hhhmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
 

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...Which reminds me, have u seen anywhere to get those recessed grilles? Cuz i cant mind them on ebay and i dont want to pay 350 bucks from GM. THANX!
Its a GM part....so its going to be very hard to find outside of GM. Seems like I paid around $175 for them unpainted....are they that much now?? Wow. :eek:
 

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The way my spokes angle out I dont think so.....will know soon enough, lolol.

Lotta room (enough though?)



since it was hard to judge size I threw my hand up there:
 

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I dont really want to turn my progression thread into a How to...but dont pry on your
control housings. They dont just pop off. Look at posts #20 & #62 in this thread and you will see how they are connected. They are bolted on and the bolts are under the bag.

Your airbag has two hooks on it. The small side holes allow you to access the moveable rod which can be pushed aside to allow you to unhook it.

You can see the vertical rods in the pix below. Its been a few years but put a good sized nail in there till you feel the rod. get under it and then push toward the dash which will rock the end of the nail toward you, lifting it to allow the hook to slide free.

The hard part is then not letting it reseat itself while you do the other side....which requires constant pressure (pulling it toward you).





Also clicky here for additional help.

Also once the bag is off its just one bolt to remove the wheel. Of course you will need to disconnect the controls/bag before pulling the wheel.

Again...insert common disclaimer here---Im not responsible for your injuries, death, acne, badluck or whatever should you choose to do this.
 

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Discussion Starter · #135 · (Edited)
Just dont mess with the clockspring under the wheel. There are two prongs on it that guide it via the wheel. Dont mess with it!! If you unspring the clock then your only option at that point is a new one via GM's oober pricey parts counter.

Good luck! I cant tell you enough what an awesome appearance mod it is. Well worth your time.

BUT- for those that dont know....you dont need to take your wheel off to access or mod the controls. The only reason to remove the wheel is if you want to put a different wheel on there.

All the rest can be done by merely unhooking the bag....and you dont even have to disconnect the bag! get a towel and lay it on your column and just flip the bag up and face down on the top of your column while you work on the controls. Then just flip & snap it back and your done.

I would verify all works prior to snapping the bag back in......but thats only cause it takes a bit of time to get that bag unhooked from the wheel.
 

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thats a good bet with 17's eh?? lolol

Yeah....in measuring it doesnt look like the backspace is a issue based on the the way my spokes flair out. The issue is more than likely the difference in the length of the calipers. I only have about an inch and half on either side to play with....an 18" wheel would give me 2" easy on each side to play with.

I can pull the wheel and unbolt the caliper and just lay it aside (still hooked up) and bolt on the brembo and try and put the wheel on. I dont need everything ready to go to check fitment. Its just been so dang hot here lately and by late afternoon (Shade possibilities) I get lazy. lol

Should know soon enough...

Also no drilled/dimpled this go around. Just slotted rotors.
 

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Design Rotor Technology (DRT). I got the black coated & slotted....
weather delayed arrival....shows they are on the truck & out for delivery now
so Ill snap a picture here shortly when they arrive.
 

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David- http://stores.ebay.com/brake-outfitter?_trksid=p4340.l2563
Contact them and tell them what you want. They will have it made.

Mike- I love them.....It took me about 5 times of adjusting them to get them perfect though.

Its best to follow the instructions. lol

Use a garage door at night and match up the angles/heights on both sides where the line arc's down. Ignore trying to match the midddles (if that makes sense).

I bought new HID's for it.....they are in a box in the garage. ha haa One of my many mods just waiting for me to install....but Im not in any big hurry as its just fine as is.

Im sure the HID's will be even better. I got 8k for lows and 6k for the highs.

I test fit the brembos yesterday. I just lifted up the old caliper as I didnt want to
open the line and have to rebleed it. Diameter wise I have about 1 1/4 to spare.
It fit and the wheel turned until I torq'ed on the lugs. It barley touches the inside leading edge. Enough to scrape my beautiful paint job off! AAHHHHHHHH

New rotors - went with slotted. I dont want the whir sound anymore that is so prominent with the drilled.



See difference in Cobalt SS and our stocker size?



new rotor and caliper is on....



It fits!!



aarrrgggg....or so I thought till it was torqed tight....




Ordered some 5mm spacers. Hopefully I dont have to swap out lugs. Ill find out soon....but its gonna look sweet.



The company I was dealing with on making us SS braided upgraded brake lines wont reply to my emails now. uughhhh

Soooo the brembo upgrade is again on standby till my spacers get here!!

I also need to pick up some new pads for it.
 

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Thanks!

5mm Spacers are in.....pads and a few hours of my time are all that's needed now!

This week will be kinda busy so Im guessing it will be in October before Ole Blue is brembo'd up.
 

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Finally got my brembos done & on the car. I snagged some DuraGold (sp?) ceramic pads and I used the antisqueel on the backs of them.

I also dropped some speed bleeders on them and while those only work like 90% it does indeed allow you to easily bleed them. So with them I was successful in flushing out all the old fluid from the lines.

My rims almost cleared but it was so close I did indeed end up using the 5mm spacer.









So far I have had them on for one day and I cant get this goofy grin off my face!

These brembos look HUGE on my 17's.....:D

The new rotors are slotted only. I had enough of dimpled and drilled. I was just never comfortable with the WHIR sound they produce at certain RPM's....

These bad boys are quiet and (so far) are working better than before. :beer:
 
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