Anyone interested in the DF Goblin is all about finding the most performance (fun) in the cheapest package. The cobalt SS route has proven to be a great way to go. I very well may go the LSJ + ZZP turbo swap route with my own build but I wanted to see what other more knowledgeable gearheads had to say about the possibility of using a cheap base model cobalt as a donor for everything but the engine and transmission. Then purchasing a low mileage LTG ecotec found on ebay for less than $2k shipped, and mating it to a new F40 transmission also found on ebay for around $900 shipped. So to recap a cheap base cobalt can be had for around $1000. Used LTG turbo engine with less than 40k miles is going for less than $2k shipped. New F40 transmissions are less than $1k shipped. So for $4k plus the cost of parts not included with the engine and transmission (ECU, fuel rails, etc) you could have the parts needed for a low mileage 270 HP, 295 ft/lb goblin with a new F40 transmission. Is this as good of an idea as it looks on paper? Why not go the LTG route?