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Old 08-20-2005, 04:28 AM   #1
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Chevrolet Cavalier - Supercharger

I was just wondering, since the Chevrolet Cobalt SS and the Chevrolet Cavalier use the same engine, would it be possible to take off the supercharger from the Cobalt SS and bolt it on to the Cavalier? Im thinking about getting a Cavalier for my first car (1999-2003) and I would also like to know if they make any performance parts for them.
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Old 08-20-2005, 07:26 AM   #2
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If its the exact same engine then I dont see why you couldnt.

But if you want a performance vehicle, J-body probably isnt the best way to go.
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Old 08-20-2005, 02:37 PM   #3
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If its the exact same engine then I dont see why you couldnt.

But if you want a performance vehicle, J-body probably isnt the best way to go.
I dont want it do be super fast or any thing. Just do some stuff to it that will get it into the low 14s. Im probably going to have 2 cars (the other being an older American one like a 67 Mercury Cougar) So Ill probably be using that for my extreme power.
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Old 08-20-2005, 03:12 PM   #4
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Bro your 14, that means by the time you drive gas'll be 3 bucks, simmer down now
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Old 08-20-2005, 03:28 PM   #5
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Bro your 14, that means by the time you drive gas'll be 3 bucks, simmer down now
Ill be driving by next year when I get my restricted Plus, gas is alreasy 3 bucks around here.
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Old 08-31-2005, 05:05 AM   #6
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I think the cobalt SS has the 2.0 ecotec. So I dont think you could swap the supercharger. If you want to get into the 14s get the 2.4L engine and get all the bolt ons you can find. That should get you into the 15s. The cobalt SS isnt much if any faster than the 2.4
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Old 07-05-2006, 05:35 PM   #7
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If its the exact same engine then I dont see why you couldnt.

But if you want a performance vehicle, J-body probably isnt the best way to go.

for one it's not the same motor, the cavalier has the 2.2L ECOtec,
and don't dog on j's they have just as much potential as and GSR or SI out there...
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Old 07-05-2006, 05:37 PM   #8
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I think the cobalt SS has the 2.0 ecotec. So I dont think you could swap the supercharger. If you want to get into the 14s get the 2.4L engine and get all the bolt ons you can find. That should get you into the 15s. The cobalt SS isnt much if any faster than the 2.4


yep and I can prove it my 2.4 will blow the doors off a SS supercharged cobalt!!!
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Old 07-05-2006, 08:12 PM   #9
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I think the cobalt SS has the 2.0 ecotec. So I dont think you could swap the supercharger. If you want to get into the 14s get the 2.4L engine and get all the bolt ons you can find. That should get you into the 15s. The cobalt SS isnt much if any faster than the 2.4


so your saying that if you take a 2.4 cavalier engine...

put "all the bolt ons you can find" on it, you'll be in the 15's ? wtf???


and another point, just because the engine is a different displacement doesnt mean you cant swap parts, now I dont know for sure if a cobalt supercharger would bolt up to a cavalier engine, but I know that I can put the exhaust manifolds from a 350 on to a 305, or 400 ci small block chevy, with no problems, It just depends on the engine "family"
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so your saying that if you take a 2.4 cavalier engine...

put "all the bolt ons you can find" on it, you'll be in the 15's ? wtf???


and another point, just because the engine is a different displacement doesnt mean you cant swap parts, now I dont know for sure if a cobalt supercharger would bolt up to a cavalier engine, but I know that I can put the exhaust manifolds from a 350 on to a 305, or 400 ci small block chevy, with no problems, It just depends on the engine "family"

Yeah it doesn't work as well on newer cars liek the cavalier you can swap parts on 305 to 350 like you said because i put 350 parts on my 305 '92 camaro and they worked
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From what I understand the Ecotec engines are all the same. They all have forged internals so they can take the beating. Basically all you need is the supercharger and a new manifold instake. It is as simple as a bolt on.

Also don't bash the J bodies. GM has made some amazing V6 and i4 engines that have gone unoticed. It's a shame that GM made the 180 hp Quad 4 since 1988 and when someone today talks about performance i4's they always think Vtec.
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Smile ecotec

Well the cobalt has a 2.0L ecotec and the cavy has a 2.2L ecotec so that will not work.The 2.0 ecotec has a square motor and the 2.2 has a longer stroke and they both can have superchargers put the cobalt uses a map senor before and after boost so that is another thing that wont let you use it on a 2.2L.

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haha wow now gas is 3 bucks =]
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Old 01-14-2008, 05:52 AM   #14
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haha wow now gas is 3 bucks =]
$3 isn't that bad...How much were you paying back then?
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Old 04-04-2008, 09:03 PM   #15
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im not against j bodies but you can not compare the performance of a honda or acura to a j-body. i have had nothing but hondas up until now. and i can tell you this there is no way i am gonna stick with a j-body for long. i aint putting it down it does have its advantages. but i would so prefer my ek9, ej6, and eg over a j body. the car handleing is so much better. hitting the speed limiter on the j body at 105 makes the car feel like its floating and going above 80 when you brake the brakes fade. so thats not good. the hondas i got full control hitting 125+ and the brakes have never failed me.

no you cant put a supercharger from a cobalt ss its not gonna work out. you can use the supercharger from the ss but its not a simple swap you will need to change alot of things on it. you will save money because you have the supercharger but you will need to buy everything seperate so that it fits on and runs at its best.
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