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Keeping it stock I said.... LMAO.

Bought a 2010 Speed3 with 23,585 miles back in May. Stock with 20% tint. I had a 2005 Cobalt SS/SC before but after 6 years of ownership and various setups over the years my last dyno was with a TVS 1.3L blower, ported head, E85, I/H/E etc. 362hp/318tq. Unfortunately it became an electrical nightmare last fall and for the last 6 months before parting it out down to the frame was only on the road a total of 6 wks. $3k in labor/parts later, I gave up and said fuck it. I had a 2006 Mazda 3 hatch before the cobalt and decided to go back to the import side.

Well here's the progress after 2 months (We all know how a stock 2010+ Speed looks). Couple minor cosmetics, blacked out rear bumper (why wasn't this stock... well it is now on the 2013) and Chargespeed lip



Corksport short ram intake and turbo inlet pipe, JBR short shift plate, JBR solid shifter bushings. Hooked up my new Cobb Accessport last week and loaded a canned Cobb Stage 1 tune. Wasn't impressed over how it had felt with the stock map and intake/inlet pipe.

Cobb Stage 1 CS+TIP+93: 243hp/276tq



Got down to business with fueling, wastegate control, and PSI and after some simple minor changes: 258hp/307tq. Not shabby for starters. Can't wait for E85 to get back in at the local station




My '05 Cobalt SS/SC. Now scattered parts across the country lol



^^Taken at the old Chevy Trailblazer plant in Moraine, OH
 

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Mmmm I bet that cobalt screamed. Can you tell us how the MS3 rides and handles compared to the cobalt? I'm very curious. I'd think the MS3 would be miles ahead but can't judge a book by its cover. I'm in a cincy suburb so I'm not too far from you. Hopefully I'll end up at findlay university in a year haha.
 
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Welcome to the forum nice looking MS3 and cobalt!
 
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Mmmm I bet that cobalt screamed. Can you tell us how the MS3 rides and handles compared to the cobalt? I'm very curious. I'd think the MS3 would be miles ahead but can't judge a book by its cover. I'm in a cincy suburb so I'm not too far from you. Hopefully I'll end up at findlay university in a year haha.
The Speed is leaps and bounds ahead of the cobalt ss/sc. The later ss/tc ('08-'10) handles pretty well but I still feel the Speed out does it. My roommate has an '09 ss/tc so I have seat time in all three. I absolutely love my Speed!
 

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Welcome to the forum! gotta love some of that corn juice!:thumbup1 1:
 

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E85 is amazing! My cobalt loved that stuff. Sadly the Gas America went under and when it was bought out by Speedway, they got rid of the E85 pumps :( They are rumored to be upgrading the pumps to the most recent standards and improving their quality of liquid race corn. Let's hope they get it back! I don't want to do any exhaust mods as my cobalt was loud enough to wake the dead....
 

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E85 is amazing! My cobalt loved that stuff. Sadly the Gas America went under and when it was bought out by Speedway, they got rid of the E85 pumps :( They are rumored to be upgrading the pumps to the most recent standards and improving their quality of liquid race corn. Let's hope they get it back! I don't want to do any exhaust mods as my cobalt was loud enough to wake the dead....
Even completely catless the ms3 is very mild it ain't loud unless you're at full throttle do a full turbo back exhaust it'll really open the car up
 
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