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Old 12-07-2006, 01:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Cobalt SS 2.0 Crate engine?

Will this be compatiable? The 2006 Top Tuner solstice has a Cobalt SS 2.0 crate motor in it. They say the motor is good for 500hp! So why not put in a Cobalt SS 2.0 crate motor in it, after all it is supercharged. I think it rates out at 210hp or something like that stock. With a few tweaks to the S/C one can get more power right? I am not saying this will be a cheaper way to get big power since the 2.4 is already pretty close to the stock SS 2.0 engine. Just thought I would throw this out and see what people have to say. Just interested in seeing and hearing about all the option available. Talk amongst yourselves!
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Old 12-07-2006, 01:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If I am not mistaking that engine application is FWD car.
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Old 12-07-2006, 01:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Well it's been said that the S/C will not fit in the Sol due to the air intake being towards the firewall.

Remove the S/C and use the 2.0L block. It would be quite stong for boost, but the "Top Tuner" Sol had this engine built for boost and stroked to 2.2L. It's not a straight from GM engine; it's been thuroughly worked.
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Old 12-08-2006, 08:01 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Doh! I forgot about the front drive of the cobalt. So I guess that takes care of my question.
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Old 12-08-2006, 09:03 AM   #5 (permalink)
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It makes no difference that it is a front wheel drive application, the transmission is what dictates that. The bell housing mount is the same, and the fact that the intake is against the firewall makes no difference either when the engine is installed for rear wheel drive its on the left same as ours.
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Old 12-08-2006, 10:45 AM   #6 (permalink)
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There wer I believe other issues with this engine compared to the 2.4 beyond orientation. Don't most fwds have the tranny outputon the left? Serpentine belts and accessories are on the right usually. Where is the flywheel on a Cobalt? Could be that in order to connect the Cobalt engine you would end up with it in backwards and then exhaust and intake would be on wrong sides. Not sure this is teh reason but it could be a significant deterrent.
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the fact that the intake is against the firewall makes no difference either when the engine is installed for rear wheel drive its on the left same as ours.
In the Cobalt SS the S/C is on the front of the engine bay, and the intake is in the drivers side front corner. When you turn it longitudinally the S/C is on the side, placing the intake in the back part of the engine bay, on the firewall. I have no personal experience trying to do this, but the story on the forum (I think it was brentil that was posting this) is that RK Sport had tried it and said it is not feasable.
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In the Cobalt SS the S/C is on the front of the engine bay, and the intake is in the drivers side front corner. When you turn it longitudinally the S/C is on the side, placing the intake in the back part of the engine bay, on the firewall. I have no personal experience trying to do this, but the story on the forum (I think it was brentil that was posting this) is that RK Sport had tried it and said it is not feasable.
Then how did the "Top Tuner" Solstice accomplish this task?
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Old 12-12-2006, 04:34 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Then how did the "Top Tuner" Solstice accomplish this task?
After looking at the engine bay in one of the sema videos covering the car, it appears to be turbo charged. So in effect it would be similar to a hahn or GXP turbo set up, besides where the intercooler is placed due to the unqiue hood it has. The 2.0 motor would fit in the solstice but it's stock S/C configuration like in the Cobalt would not fit properly.
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Old 12-12-2006, 06:08 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Don't forget that you can start with a 2.4 ecotec and esily turn it into a 2.0 ecotec with...
clyinder sleeves
shorter con rods

...the reverse of bored and stroked.
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Don't forget that you can start with a 2.4 ecotec and esily turn it into a 2.0 ecotec with...
clyinder sleeves
shorter con rods

...the reverse of bored and stroked.
Shorter rods do not de-stroke an engine. You would need a crankshaft ment for a 2.0L.

Uncivilracer - Sols07 has it right. The 'Top Tuner' Solstice used the crate engine, minus the S/C. It is turbocharged. The 2.0L engine is externally the same as the 2.4.
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Shorter rods do not de-stroke an engine. You would need a crankshaft ment for a 2.0L.

Uncivilracer - Sols07 has it right. The 'Top Tuner' Solstice used the crate engine, minus the S/C. It is turbocharged. The 2.0L engine is externally the same as the 2.4.
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