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    Default the legend of one low cobalt















    here's the story:
    rides like ass, not enough income, a little bit of elbow grease and a whole lotta love for being low.








    needs: real coilovers
    lower offset
    a mild stretch
    camber shims

    expected to be done when money starts growing on trees. hope ya like!
    Last edited by ff_drift_lol; 06-22-2011 at 07:34 AM.

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    awesome!!what ride is it?

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    Are you on cut springs?

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    yes, until I can afford coilovers. I am still skeptical about buying them because it seems no one can get past a 3.5 inch drop. if that's the case I will have to just start chopping shit again and I don't want that.
    painted the fart can high temp matte black today. still needs to be tucked back more.

    (car is jacked up in the front it tucks way more when on the ground.)

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    Not a big fan of Cobalts, but that has potential. I never really thought of one slammed on decent wheels.

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    no one really has, and that's why I'm going for it! I am very limited to low offset wheels with the 5x110 hub. What's the silliest offset you think I can get? I found wheels with a +5mm that are pretty affordable they're quite the dishes and 8 wide so I'd have some room to stretch. my stock offset is 42mm, am I looking at mandatory fender pulling for a 5mm wheel?

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    Definitely try and find something wider than 8".

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    Quote Originally Posted by ff_drift_lol View Post
    no one really has, and that's why I'm going for it! I am very limited to low offset wheels with the 5x110 hub. What's the silliest offset you think I can get? I found wheels with a +5mm that are pretty affordable they're quite the dishes and 8 wide so I'd have some room to stretch. my stock offset is 42mm, am I looking at mandatory fender pulling for a 5mm wheel?
    Yes, that is a very big difference. Picture where your wheel where it's at now at +42, then picture it moved 37mm towards the outside of the car. Hope that can give you an idea. (25.4mm = 2.54cm = 1 inch, keep in mind)

    That is a Saab (maybe Volvo too?) bolt pattern if I'm not mistaken. Maybe try looking for wheels that will fit Saabs, might open up some more options.
    Last edited by Zack01GC; 11-16-2009 at 08:51 PM.

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    yes, the whole car is a saab with a j-body style slapped on the drivetrain/subframe. it even says so on the cylinder head. the 900 owners with this bolt pattern as far as I know have resorted to adapters which are usually at least a 15mm negative offset. I would like a deep dish or even something like work emotions to really poke and finish the look. anyone know about custom drilling? I would imagine a hub adapter (to make up for hub diameter) or even honing the inner hub of the wheel is not impossible either.

    the front is maxed! rubbing bad! if i lower the rear it'll just look stupid. I am on 18's...anyone got some euro informationz?
    Last edited by ff_drift_lol; 11-17-2009 at 03:01 AM.

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    Damn man, kinda digging the stockers in that color. Definitely interested to see this done right.

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    a few new pictures for the kids




    hope ya like!

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    i have a soft spot for cut springs

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    if you went back to polish on the wheels it would look gooder!

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    hit up some ksports, im dropped almost 4 inches on them and still have room. btw, thats a dumped cobalt!

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    my cut springs have a soft spot for bumps lol!
    k-sports will drop me to the height I need, but megan racing (BC coilovers) makes different length springs for different drops and I would rather go that route. Plus the megans are 32 way and only 900 dollars!

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    that looks pretty good man. i haven't really seen any pics of your car.

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    updated with some way better photos. ordered eibach 10mm spacers for the front and 15 for the rear. also just picked up some cooper zeon zpt 165/45 r18's for the stockers. should look sick!

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    I **** thoes cars, except for yours, that thing looks pretty mean man, good job. Do I smell a NY plate??? where u at??

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    thanks man! I love those wheels you got there. I'm in suffolk right smack in the center of long island. I **** cobalts too lol I'm trying to do something with it since I'm not selling it any time soon.

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    Cobalt?
    MOAR LIKE LOBALT.

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    looks good, i sense a lot of potential. you could fit 5x112 wheels with wobble bolts.....lots of options.

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    Definite potential, like it was said, I have never really seen one that looks good. All the people around me that own then are young kids. The typical SRT-4 driver, exhibitionst in public with thirty rev's of the engine just to get out of a parking spot. But I do like yours, potential....potential
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    Quote Originally Posted by ff_drift_lol View Post
    thanks man! I love those wheels you got there. I'm in suffolk right smack in the center of long island. I **** cobalts too lol I'm trying to do something with it since I'm not selling it any time soon.
    Haha nice man. Yeah I'm in Suffolk too, Sag Harbor actually. How far are you from there?

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    I'm in smithtown not too sure where sag harbor is. thanks for all the kind words guys!

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    smithtown? ahah I used to live there years back not really a fan of cobalts normally but that thing is clean as hell!
    seems like theres a few LI'ers on the board all from suffolk too

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