Advice on my kit list.

wallace58

Active Member
I plan on ordering the following.
Manual SS SC, 5-lug, Full Cage, Easy entry door bars, Hood, Extended windscreen, Foot well cover, Aluminum side panels, Engine cover, Wide fenders, Wing Mount, Headlights, side mirrors, license plate mount, Led tail lights, Button panels, FX1 seat package, Anodized shifter kit, Rear coil over kit, heat exchanger duct kit, tow bar package, steering wheel kit, steering rack limiter kit, Braided brake hoses.

Not sure about solid transmission mounts, upgraded shifter bell crank and master cylinder clamp. What do you all advise?
 

jirwin

Well-Known Member
Regarding the shifter, as someone who has had the stock shifter, group buy shifter, and finally DFs new shifter - just get the new shifter. Night and day over the stock one.
 

Desert Sasqwatch

Goblin Guru
Solid transmission mounts - yes
DF shifter kit - preferred over trying to make the stock Cobalt shifter work well - won't need to order the upgraded shifter bell crank
The master cylinder clamp - the one that looks like a tiny coat hanger - should come with the kit
Everything else on your list - yes
 

Chubbs

Well-Known Member
I know you didn't ask, but....

if you're planning on swapping wheels, I would advise swapping to the 4 lug hubs, or getting the hubs redrilled to 5x114. The stock 5 lug size (5x110) is really tough to find wheels for. In wider sizes (9 inch and up) there are only a small handful available, and they will cost an extra 20% more than the same wheel in one of the other bolt patterns.
 

Robinjo

Goblin Guru
I wish I had done the shift kit, tow kit and steering wheel kit all at buying. The only two I’m not into is the duct kit and engine cover but those are just personal preferences. All the other item are great.
 

wallace58

Active Member
Placed my order today. Added solid mounts for a F23 and also ordered a new F23 due to my F35 being full of metal. Strange the car ran so well and shifted fine. I like the idea of a zero mile trans anyway. Thanks again to all the good advice.
 

ah.b.normal

Active Member
Don't misplace that "F35 only" block to bellhousing spacer! I've heard that sad story too many times! (I'm pretty sure it is F35 only? Correct me if I'm mistaken!) All I know is that if you need one, you're inna spot!
 

comegetjoe

Well-Known Member
Placed my order today. Added solid mounts for a F23 and also ordered a new F23 due to my F35 being full of metal. Strange the car ran so well and shifted fine. I like the idea of a zero mile trans anyway. Thanks again to all the good advice.
Yay! Another "just ordered" member! Welcome!
 

SmsDetroit

Goblin Guru
You may want to consider the double door bars instead of easy entry. The standard doors are not bad getting into but you may feel a little open with the east entry. Double door bars look like a happy medium
 

Lndshrk Steve

Well-Known Member
Detach steering wheel is a must on all of them.
I don't know . . . I've got #345 with an open cage and full door bars. Standard 13" wheel and NO detaching steering wheel. I just slide the seat back, climb in and slide it forward. I am only 5' 8" and 130 pounds, but I'm also 68 years old. And I'm use to formula cars . . . so these are big.
 

Rttoys

Goblin Guru
I have a few more beers on ya, it’s gotta go. :p

I can jump in and out with the wheel installed on my full cage, full door frame, but it’s much easier without.
 
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