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    @Blasirl The only cruze parts are the body and the interior, everything else is from the verano. Oh, and the newest exhaust config includes a stock cruze muffler. There are also a number of common parts between the 2.
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    @Blasirl Plan to use one of the 18x7 vue wheels I have (didn't realize how narrow they were when I bought them and decided not to use them) to measure clearances tomorrow
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheCruzen View Post
    @Blasirl The verano stock tires are 235/45/r18 on 18x 8" for a 26.3" tall tire
    Measurements taken blindly with the car on the ground say even 265/40r18 will fit (would love to put those on the car), really need to get it up on a 4 post lift to check adequately.
    I just re-read this. The stock Cruze diesel rims were 18x7.5 so the Verano rims would be a good option for the dieselers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheCruzen View Post
    @Blasirl The only cruze parts are the body and the interior, everything else is from the verano. Oh, and the newest exhaust config includes a stock cruze muffler. There are also a number of common parts between the 2.
    How many HP does that muffler handle without excessive backpressure?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blasirl View Post
    I just re-read this. The stock Cruze diesel rims were 18x7.5 so the Verano rims would be a good option for the dieselers.
    Stock CTD wheels are 17x7.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MP81 View Post
    Stock CTD wheels are 17x7.
    OOPs, my bad, I was one line off when I looked at the chart, but that is why I posted it too.
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    Turns out only a 245 45 18 will fit (255 40/45 18 has a chance but not likely) with a 8.5x18 wheel and not have it stick out way past the fender

    Also having evil thoughts about future changes to the car that most would say make it no longer a "real" cruze...
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    Other than the drivetrain swap, the current mods are:

    Custom 3" exhaust with cutout then stock cruze muffler
    Additional engine mount and stiffened stock mounts
    Eco springs for a bit more low
    Amber led driving lights behind grille
    Led backup light mounted in bumper
    Upgraded front door speakers and 6x9 rear deck speakers
    Rockford Fosgate 4ch amp in place of stock bose part
    17x7" chrome 5-spoke wheels from a saturn vue with 235/45/r17 toyo tires (16x6.5 with 215 or 225/60/r16 blizzaks for winter)
    Boost gauge
    Tablet running torque for additional info

    Coming soon:
    2" hitch + trailer wiring
    functional BCM (not a mod but i can't wait to operate all the windows from the drivers door again, and adjust that D*MN MIRROR)

    Coming later:
    18x8.5 wheels
    Short shifter?
    BNR Tune
    Flex fuel? (BNR willing)
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    Hitch and trailer wiring installed

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    EDIT: It is a 2" hitch/receiver, modified from a 1.25"
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    Just dropped the car off at a local dealer to have the BCM replaced.... Now I get to be stressed about it for the rest of the day!

    UPDATE: Dealer called, no-start as of 11:30, having trouble getting it to take the programming.
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