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Okay, so I know a guy locally who has a Cobalt SS with the ZZP turbo swap kit. I recently found out this past weekend he wants to get rid of turbo set up and go back to the supercharger set up. I would love to take advantage of this opportunity to finally switch to a turbo set up. Now I know that there's some minor differences with the two Platforms. I know the obvious that can be done with no issues like the supercharger, intake manifold, header/downpipe, and the IC pump can go on his car. and I can use his turbo, intake manifold, and the exhaust manifold. Now also I know we has to swap alternators and oil pans for the oil feed line, also with him having 80lb injectors and me having 60lb injectors we're going to have to swap those too. So to my Knowledge he's going to have to get a Front mount heat exchanger and an intake. And for me I heard the charge pipes will fit but it'll be a snug fit? If I'm missing anything or if I'm wrong with anything, let me know please. I want to make this smooth as possible
 

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Charge pipes will have to be modified. They will work. The Cobalt intake will not work, you'll need to take that care of right away. Do NOT just ride around with no filter on the turbo.

He should still have the stock heat exchanger, if not he can use yours.

You will need your own tune. The PCMs will not be a direct swap due to VIN numbers and possible PCM/BCM communication issues.

You or the other guy will have to buy a Cobalt MAF. It'll plug into the Redline plug and work fine, but the Redline MAF will not fit the same hole as the Cobalt.

You will need a MAF extension and/or Mini-AFC.

Put aside a whole weekend to do the swap. It took me the better part of a week being sick to do it.

You can find the instructions online for the ZZP kit, they're written for the Cobalt, so the differences are obvious.
 

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Charge pipes will have to be modified. They will work. The Cobalt intake will not work, you'll need to take that care of right away. Do NOT just ride around with no filter on the turbo.

He should still have the stock heat exchanger, if not he can use yours.

You will need your own tune. The PCMs will not be a direct swap due to VIN numbers and possible PCM/BCM communication issues.

You or the other guy will have to buy a Cobalt MAF. It'll plug into the Redline plug and work fine, but the Redline MAF will not fit the same hole as the Cobalt.

You will need a MAF extension and/or Mini-AFC.

Put aside a whole weekend to do the swap. It took me the better part of a week being sick to do it.

You can find the instructions online for the ZZP kit, they're written for the Cobalt, so the differences are obvious.

Oh okay good no know. so what kind of modifications will I need to do to the charge pipes? and oh yea I was planning for using up the whole weekend
 

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Oh okay good no know. so what kind of modifications will I need to do to the charge pipes? and oh yea I was planning for using up the whole weekend
They'll need to be made to fit up and over the valve cover, rather than behind it. It's been done before. You will likely need more silicone couplers and clamps.
 

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Just curious if this was ever performed and how it all turned out <img src="http://www.redlineforums.com/forums/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />

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It’s been done 👍 just a couple modifications, had to remove the BJB cover, unbolt the brake master reservoir and kinda move the reservoir over the BJB so you can sneak the hot side charge piping and then for the cold side charge piping had to bend the A/C line ( not much, just enough) and disconnect the Oil Pressure sending unit to be able to sneak it through
 
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