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Cortana Stage 1
Thursday, February 09, 2012 8:18 AM
Finally received the hood I ordered that was a little hard to find.
GM should have produced the cobalt with the SS hood. I don't know if I'm keeping it in carbon fiber or getting it painted. Still undecided.

Also, I got the GM stage 1 kit installed. Hoping to be in the low 13's and around 300 horses. Track next winter and dyno are in the plans.

on to the updated pictures...

















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Re: Cortana Stage 1
Thursday, February 09, 2012 8:47 AM
Not feeling the Ss hood. I think a turbo sport style would have way better.



Re: Cortana Stage 1
Thursday, February 09, 2012 9:59 AM
Not feeling the hood either, though I think stock style would have been better.


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Re: Cortana Stage 1
Thursday, February 09, 2012 11:02 AM
ive yet to see a hood on a balt i actually REALLY liked besides stock but this one is probably one of the higher up's on my list i suppose.

id say leave the hood carbon though. it looks good. especially with that color..

id dtich the decals. takes away from the clean look.




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Re: Cortana Stage 1
Thursday, February 09, 2012 11:42 AM
I think the hood would work no problem but it's the headlights that throw it off and make it not look right. They don't flow with the hood.




Re: Cortana Stage 1
Thursday, February 09, 2012 11:57 AM
Maybe some eyelids would help make the headlights out. I love ss/Tc though.



Re: Cortana Stage 1
Thursday, February 09, 2012 11:59 AM
Blacked out headlights?
You already know I like it =)





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Re: Cortana Stage 1
Thursday, February 09, 2012 9:27 PM
I dont think it looks bad, maybe paint the hood but leave the ss scoop in carbon fiber and get some black housing headlights.



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Re: Cortana Stage 1
Friday, February 10, 2012 8:08 AM
im on the fence bro i wanna like the hood.....i do dig its carbon fiber but man just doesnt seem to flow for some reason






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Re: Cortana Stage 1
Friday, February 10, 2012 8:47 AM
I like it. It's not really over the top and all riced out... which is a good thing. lol. I do agree with the darker headlight comments above. I also see that the hood light can use a small adjustment forward... if it could be adjusted... It might just be me going crazy as well.









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Re: Cortana Stage 1
Friday, February 10, 2012 5:49 PM

Re: Cortana Stage 1
Friday, February 10, 2012 6:01 PM
Hood/headlights looks dope.
Re: Cortana Stage 1
Friday, February 10, 2012 6:22 PM
StatiCav (AznCav) wrote:

Not feeling the Ss hood. I think a turbo sport style would have way better.


yea i admit the turbo sport looks nice on cobalts but i've loved the SS style cuz of the original that camaros had

Leafy wrote:

Not feeling the hood either, though I think stock style would have been better.


stock carbon fiber? well the gf will get that for her balt

-Z Yaaaa- wrote:

ive yet to see a hood on a balt i actually REALLY liked besides stock but this one is probably one of the higher up's on my list i suppose.

id say leave the hood carbon though. it looks good. especially with that color..

id dtich the decals. takes away from the clean look.


yea decals come and go. i take em all off and put a couple on. comes in phases lol

Copter wrote:

I think the hood would work no problem but it's the headlights that throw it off and make it not look right. They don't flow with the hood.


black housings def gotta happen

StatiCav (AznCav) wrote:

Maybe some eyelids would help make the headlights out. I love ss/Tc though.


thanks but eyelids are for sunfires only in my book lol no cavy or balt shld have em

JHand wrote:

Blacked out headlights?
You already know I like it =)


thanks jhand. how do retro blacked out headlights sound?

The09GXP wrote:

I dont think it looks bad, maybe paint the hood but leave the ss scoop in carbon fiber and get some black housing headlights.


i thought about that. maybe now i can get a photoshop done and see what it looks like

The Jew wrote:

im on the fence bro i wanna like the hood.....i do dig its carbon fiber but man just doesnt seem to flow for some reason


u kno i've always loved it. maybe in person it'll look better

Freelancer1988 wrote:

I like it. It's not really over the top and all riced out... which is a good thing. lol. I do agree with the darker headlight comments above. I also see that the hood light can use a small adjustment forward... if it could be adjusted... It might just be me going crazy as well.


yea it does need another adjustment.

Thanks everyone for the comments and criticism.
def not done with her yet. but i got two balts to finish





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14.4 @ 101 Bradenton Motorsports Park 11/22/08

Re: Cortana Stage 1
Sunday, February 12, 2012 3:57 PM
-Z Yaaaa- wrote:

^^ edited 70 times?!!? holy @!#$!

boy needs to make his mind up.

As for the OP. SS isn't my style unless it is functional but overall nice clean balt



Re: Cortana Stage 1
Sunday, February 12, 2012 5:15 PM
The hood does not look bad, but stock looks good also.

I would paint the hood color of the car.



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Re: Cortana Stage 1
Monday, February 13, 2012 12:12 AM
It's not terrible. Makes sense tho. SS style on a SS.



Re: Cortana Stage 1
Monday, February 13, 2012 11:35 AM
I like, you have any issues ae speeds with the hood rattling since its a straight shot for air into tthe scoop?










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Re: Cortana Stage 1
Monday, February 13, 2012 12:42 PM
De Lara (Cortana) wrote:

JHand wrote:

Blacked out headlights?
You already know I like it =)
thanks jhand. how do retro blacked out headlights sound?
I think that sounds like that may be sex.




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Re: Cortana Stage 1
Monday, February 13, 2012 7:08 PM
External with no MAF relocation, how's that working out for you?





Re: Cortana Stage 1
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 7:57 AM

Mike (Needs Boost) wrote:

As for the OP. SS isn't my style unless it is functional but overall nice clean balt


thanks. it doesn't go into intake but it does go back where the turbo is

Addicted to meth wrote:

The hood does not look bad, but stock looks good also.

I would paint the hood color of the car.


thanks john
yea i prob will in time. that was the original plan. but in person the car looks black sometimes and i like it for now.

02_redbadged wrote:

It's not terrible. Makes sense tho. SS style on a SS.


thank you
yea i love the SS and turbosport hood but when i bought the car i told myself i'd buy this one eventually

WHITECAVY wrote:

I like, you have any issues ae speeds with the hood rattling since its a straight shot for air into tthe scoop?


thanks. and suprisingly no. fastest i've gone is 100 on the interstate to test rattle noise and visual movement. minimal movement and no noise
friend who had a vader or invader (which ever it is) had plenty of noise and movement but not bad. still, he had to get hood pins to help
hope i never have to use hood pins. so ricer imo

JHand wrote:

De Lara (Cortana) wrote:

JHand wrote:

Blacked out headlights?
You already know I like it =)
thanks jhand. how do retro blacked out headlights sound?
I think that sounds like that may be sex.


agreed! lol

Joe Schulte wrote:

External with no MAF relocation, how's that working out for you?


O.o what do you mean?





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14.4 @ 101 Bradenton Motorsports Park 11/22/08

Re: Cortana Stage 1
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 8:09 AM
Gotcha, i was asking because I opened my turbosport hood up in the scoop to direct air on the turbo instead of to where the stock airbox is like the turbosport was meant. Ya I cant stand hood pins either. I didnt need pins with my invader trapping 110, hopefully I do not need em with this hood.











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Re: Cortana Stage 1
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 10:31 AM
Was referencing the external BOV and the MAF still being located in the intake. Typically skews ratios and makes tuning impossible.

If your car isn't running right, that would be why. Just looking out for you.



Re: Cortana Stage 1
Thursday, February 16, 2012 1:50 PM
WHITECAVY wrote:

Gotcha, i was asking because I opened my turbosport hood up in the scoop to direct air on the turbo instead of to where the stock airbox is like the turbosport was meant. Ya I cant stand hood pins either. I didnt need pins with my invader trapping 110, hopefully I do not need em with this hood.


cant wait to see pix. i want another cavy

Joe Schulte wrote:

Was referencing the external BOV and the MAF still being located in the intake. Typically skews ratios and makes tuning impossible.

If your car isn't running right, that would be why. Just looking out for you.


i've had the setup for 60,000 miles and it has always run well. other SS/TC guys have had check engine lights but not me thankfully
thanks for looking out Joe. always awesome rides in your garage huh





R.I.P. Jesse 07/11/87-01/25/08
14.4 @ 101 Bradenton Motorsports Park 11/22/08

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