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Interesting that it doesn't change the exhaust side of things...

You've probably said it before, but what are the camshaft specs stock intake to ZZP, as well as stock exhaust?
 

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Well that's definitely an interesting way to do things...use the intake for the exhaust and then bump up the intake. It does make sense though, based on the exhaust as is - you need a big turbo to take advantage of anything exhaust.

Looks like it has a bit more lift/duration going from the exhaust to the stock intake, and then the intake to ZZP intake has a tiny bit more lift but a fair amount more duration, at least just from what I can see looking at a picture.
 

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ZZP supposedly has a stage 2 and stage 3 camshaft set in development. However realistically, I can't really see them selling well for a discontinued platform.
You'd be surprised - the Cobalt hasn't been made for 11 years and it still has a healthy aftermarket/community.

Hell, even what ZZP started on, the 3800/W-Bodies, are still going strong. They actually just introduced a brand new set of their own Coilovers for the W-Bodies. My brother is seriously considering those for his '01 Century to go along with their big ZZP swaybars we already put on.
 
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I prefer the box within a box to be a much tighter fit. You know, so you really have to fight it to get it out.
 

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Koni makes single-adjustable Yellows for the 1st gen cars. Since you can't get B6s for the rear (you can, but Bilstein simply refuses to actually make any), these are probably what I'll end up going with in the event we need new struts/shocks.
 

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Really, I had Koni's on my Cobalt and really liked them.
Yup! I just did full Koni yellow SA's on my brother's '01 Mustang GT last year.

And yeah @Blasirl , Bilstein B8s would be a great option, too.

For ours, I'd really prefer the B6s, as I don't expect to put any kind of lowering spring on the car, and would prefer not to have adjustables, but who knows...
 
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The Only Koni's I can find show there for Desiel's. Will they fit on any Gen1?
I'm not sure why they'd only say they fit diesels. The diesels would have gotten specific shocks/struts, but I don't think they're physically any different when it comes to mounting.
 
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I'm sure you'll post it, so I'll be anxiously awaiting how you like them, since they'll probably be what we go with.
 

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I'll definitely post it. I'll be interested to see how long it takes to get them. I'm going to over Memorial Day weekend to visit family. If think I can get them installed and aligned before then that's what I'll do. Otherwise it'll be in June.
I don't remember my brother's taking very long last April or May. I think his came from Tire Rack as well, and I believe they also drop-shipped them.
 

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I wanted to post an update for @MP81 , Tire Rack sent me an email and said that the ETA for the shocks and struts is estimated at 2-4 weeks for arrival at their distribution facility. Their distribution facility is only 90 minutes away from my house so it'll be next day after that.
Hot ****. That might still be better timing than I'm seeing for my subframe connectors. I ordered them about a month ago and still have no update on when they might actually ship.
 

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Wow.

Where did you order them from?
Jegs, but they're drop-shipping from Global West. GW's site does say they're experiencing delays, which is understandable, but I'd think by now I should have at least an update. I'll probably email Jegs here to see if they're heard anything, or can prod GW for an update. I ordered the GW solid body bushings as well, albeit from Summit Racing, and those were in stock and I had them within a week.
 

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I've never ordered from Jeg's. Summit Racing is awesome though.
Jegs is good too, similar shipping times and pricing.

For the Camaro?
Yup! Mainly because I need to replace the body bushings, and the GW subframe connectors come with the rear two. They (GW) then sell a kit of just the remaining four bushings instead of buying all six. I might as well just do SFCs at the same time.
 
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I'm more confident with the shock/strut/spring combination. I've never dealt with coilovers before.
In my mind, a shock/strut/spring combination seems more robust than coilovers.
FWIW, my brother made the same decision for a similar reason on his Mustang. Yes coilovers are better, but single-adjustable Koni Yellows and the H&R Race springs is also a very good combination. He doesn't need all the adjustability - with the very real potential to screw the settings up (and it would have been even more work for me anyway). That all said, we might very well go with coilovers on his Buick, but who knows - given it gets driven in winter, that may not be ideal...

I think he's at the point now where he can probably bring the Konis up off full soft - been almost a year and good few hundred miles now, so he should be good and broken in.
 

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Yeah. I don't really like to have to adjust things more than once or twice. I like to get it dialed in and leave it there FOREVER. :LOL:

On my Cobalt, I adjusted the dampening settings twice. Although I only had the KONI's on it for 8 months. They were the insert style dampners in front and it seemed like they never held alignment because there was always a little movement between the insert and the strut housing.

Thankfully the KONI's for the Cruze are struts and not inserts.
That's specifically why I didn't go with the yellows on my Cobalt.
 

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Good choice.
I think so. The FE5 struts/shocks have held up plenty well for the past 11 years (and the struts were used when I bought them).
 

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STBs were literally an appearance mod on the Cobalt as they were already a very stiff car - I'm assuming the Cruze probably is similar, though I'm not entirely sure if it is.

Swaybar, Stabilizer Bar, also Anti-Sway Bar. Lotsa names! They make a huge impact on street driving, though a rear bar moreso than a front bar on a FWD car. The 1.25" rear bar on my Cobalt works wonders with the 24mm SS/SC FE5 front bar, but I would never want to go with a larger front bar.
 
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I had Eibach's front bar on my Cobalt.I think it was 25 or 27 mm something like that. I had TTR's 25.4mm bar in the back.
Yeah, I recall those and the Progressives being larger than FE5 up front, but that's why I stayed away from them - a bit too large, IMO, for the front of a FWD car. Car doesn't need any help understeering, haha.

Ahh okay, the TTR bar was the 1" bar, which was equal to the Powell street bar. I have the 1.25" Hardcore bar, and then they still have a larger 1.5" XXX Bar.
 

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Unexpected Update: I have a problem and I need some help to fix it. I ran out of space, character wise, in my signature for all my mods. :LOL:

Not the end of the world, I know, but I'm open to ideas to rework my signature if anyone has one. I'm not the creative type.
I guess it's better than my signature - ever since we switched to the new forum, I cannot edit it, because it's far longer than it can be, so I can't update anything because I'll have to make it way shorter. :ROFLMAO:
 
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Yes, Ultra Racing makes a rear lower bar. We have one on our Cruze. Didn't do a ton, but I did notice a difference, so it wasn't for nothing.

Definitely isn't a rear swaybar, though.
 
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