06 ION Redline vs 09 Cobalt SS/TC
ION Redline mods: CTI Full Exhaust, 80# Fuel Injectors, E85, M62 w/ Ported outlet/Polished inlet, 2.6" Pulley, HPTuners Custom Tune, B&M Short Throw Shifter, K&N Drop In Filter, ZZP S3 Heat Exchanger, Dual Pass Endplate, GM Option B Kit
Cobalt SS/TV mods: GM Stage 1, Hahn 3" cat-back, K&N Drop in Filter
Its a 2009 Cobalt SS/TC. Here is a link with more information about the guys car.
So can you guys stop your whinnying?
Saturn ION Pedders Xa Coilover Install.f4v
Alan's autocross Saturn ION gets a set of Pedders Xa coilovers installed DIY style in a driveway. This video serves as a Do-It-Yourself guide. After watching this video if you are not confident you can do the install on your own, don't do it without the assistance of a more experienced DIY mechanic or take your car to a Pedders shop. Overall, it is not a complex install. If you have changed struts on a car you should be able to handle this porject.
Pimped Out Saturn SL2 *UPDATED*
NEW: just got a body kit! its installed but has a few fitment issues that need figured out. looks sweet, but needs some work before its done!
also did the "Flip Flop" trunk mod, took out some of the carpet, cleaned things up. always messin around with this thing
check out my page: http://www.cardomain.com/id/courtlife
*NEW 18" Konig Uknowns with Kumho spt tires (for the summer)
*removed the bar across the "grill" and the front license plate - looks MUCH cleaner
*swapped the subs and Tv's because of trunk rattle & tailgating purposes
*Redone carpet in the trunk/back of the back seats
*Black Saturn Emblem
*Sony Door Speakers
*Saturn Racing Team decal on windshield
*Painted Calipers and Drums black
*Repainted the dash Silver
*Painted the molding above the windows black
*Weapon-R cold air intake
*Chrome Exhaust tip
*Switches installed on dash for Amp and power inverter for PS2 & tv's
*2 12 inch Type R
*Q-Logic Ported/Sealed Box
*2 15 inch Sony TV's
*Power Acoustic PTID-6500
*150 Watt PA System (Speaker is OUTSIDE)
*Blacked-Out Taillights and Side markers
*Sony Playstation 2 in the trunk
*5 % tint
*Bulldog 200 Deluxe Remote Start
All installation was done by myself, including remote start and tint job.
Any questions or comments are appreciated!
Cutting White Wire on Saturn Ion to Fix Starting Issue
This is me showing how I cut the passlock wire on my car. My car would not start on damp, cold mornings, often taking 30 - 40 minutes to get it to start. After reading several forums I found users who were doing this to "fix" the problem. I thought I would tape this for anyone who was thinking of doing the same but doesn't know anything about cars. Like me. :)
Note: I owe thanks to meron for the post at this link http://townhall-talk.edmunds.com/direct/view/.f1137a7/83 it is where I first heard about this solution.
Update 10.6.2012: I added a switch, I believe it was this one http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2062533 I installed it with it in the off position, started the car, switched it to On while the car was running and the service engine light went away. Car started fine after that. I just shut it off again as it was cold one morning this week and I had trouble getting the car started. Once I got it running, turned it off and haven't had trouble starting it since. YMMV
cammed cobalt on snake hill
cruising up snake hill, video is from an ss/tc cobalt of my cammed 2.2 cobalt....almost wipe out on corner 3...you can hear it and then see the last fish tail of 5. This was the end to a 4 hour cruise that was AMAZING!!
specs to my car:
ran a total of 9 times 5-14-11 with a best time of 14.562 @ 96.6mph.
Specs: 06 2.2 cobalt, 5spd, 185shp 165wtq
2.4l intake mani
head shaved .020"
stg2 comp cams
zzp 78lb valve springs
ottp 4-1 longtube header/ catless downpipe
clear image 3" Exhaust w/ magnaflow race muffler
TTR engine and tranny mounts
h&r sport springs
nitto neogen 225/45/17 tires
ss/tc struts and shocks
highrise ss spoiler
mods to follow balt - pedder springs, wingless.
13.52 @ 106.6 mph Saturn Ion Redline
13.52 @ 106.2 mph Saturn Ion Redline
LSJ stage II 2.8 pulley and water/methanol injection
HP tuners aggressive tune, pump gas
Street tires (Azenis)
No weight reduction
2004-2005 Saturn Ion & Vue MP3 Radio in 2000-2002 Saturn S-Series
This video demonstrates a Saturn MP3-capable factory/OEM radio from a 2004-2005 Saturn Ion & Vue installed into a 2000-2002 Saturn S-Series.
This radio requires modifying the factory radio plug. but otherwise fits/operates perfectly in the following Saturns: 2000-2002 S-Series, 2000-2005 L-Series, 2002-2003 Vue, and 2003 Ion.
It is also a plug and play swap for 2004-2005 Saturn Ion and Vue that don't already have it since it was optional from Saturn for those years & models.
2007 Saturn ION Starting Problems
Since we drove the car off the lot it would periodically not start on demand only to start some time later (usually 15 minutes or so). Because this problem cannot be replicated on demand we have filmed an instance when the car would not start.