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    ​2013 Black Granite Metallic Chevrolet Cruze Eco 1.4T 6MT



    I guess it's about time I started one of these instead of posting a million threads.

    Mod list will grow as I remember/complete them.

    Exterior

    *Black Reflective Vinyl Front/Rear Bowties and Side Markers
    *Grafx Werks Red Tail Overlays W/ Reverse Cutout
    *Debadged Trunk Lid
    *Malibu 2.0T Turbo Badge
    *5D Black Carbon Fiber Vinyl Chrome Trunk Bar
    *Autozone Chrome Exhaust Tip
    *LTZ (GM Accessories) Exterior Handles Upgrade
    *VG Shark Fin Antenna
    *Z Spec Grille

    Interior

    *Hot Wheels Camaro Wheel Swap
    *RS Gauge Cluster Swap
    *5D Black Carbon Fiber Vinyl Interior Pieces
    *Weathertech Floor Mats Front and Back
    *Eco Drivers Convenience Package Trunk Panel
    *Korean OEM Sunglasses Holder
    *Trunk Cargo net


    Engine

    *NGK BKR8EIX Plugs
    *Intake Snorkel Delete
    *Airbox Opening Enlarged
    *Zip Tube Now Hard Pipe
    *K&N Panel Filter

    In the works/Future:

    *Sell parts at Lordstown Meet as the car is gone as of 12/5/15
    *Weathertech Floor Liners $70
    *VG Fin $40
    *LTZ Handles $40
    *Eco Drivers Convenience Storage Panel $20
    *Korean Sunglass Holder $8
    *Custom Airbox $Free
    *K&N Panel Filter
    *Cargo net $15

    ***Link to most parts used during this build can be found here***


    https://www.cruzetalk.com/forum/94-cr...ml#post2265505
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    Any pictures?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrhawaiibound View Post
    Any pictures?
    In the process of digging though my photo bucket for them. I didn't separate them like I did the Legacy so they are spread out with other pics.

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    Bowties and Side Markers CF Vinyl were the 1st mod day 2 of ownership.









    Debadging the trunk was next up on the list of Items to do



    After that was the eBay exhaust tip







    Next up was MAD Red Overlays



    Shortly after, CF Vinyl Chrome Trunk Bar



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    New trunk button undid the CF Trunk Bar, Dip was next step.







    Once I got my confidence up with the trunk bar, Interior got dipped next.









    Video contains "language" from copyrighted music I don't own.

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    I was doing a comparison shot and was thinking, Only thing missing besides Cruze on the plastic piece behind the door was the chrome handles.



    LTZ Handles Installed
























    Steering Wheel Re Dip and lock circles 1st Dip, Bowtie didn't come out right so undone for now.









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    One of the loners I had was an ATS and after blowing the horn at someone I decided I wanted it.



    Would love to perform an engine swap, but I'm sure buying the car with engine already inside would be the better solution.

    Same engine in the CTS base but let me not derail my own thread.



    Been complaining about that eco single quieted weight reduction horn for the longest and finally did something about it.







    Out with the old Single Low Tone



    In with the new High and Low Tones







    Fun situation is the original bracket does not just directly bolt up and call it a day, roll the credits we all go home.

    After walking away and looking over what I did when I installed new horns on the Legacy, I remembered reusing parts from the old horn to make it work.

    Bracket from single horn went to the dual horn, and horns re positioned downward afterwards. (those were the last resort brackets up top)







    Horns in behind bumper cover and good to go. Connections are the same as horn taken out(most GM of same years are like this).



    Video of the finished product. I didn't feel like taking it apart and getting a before video after it was all said and done. It was also early morning so didn't want to bother too many people. Compared it to the 11 LS and they are slightly louder and different tones.

    6 months in the ATS horns failed so I go the 2 tone non ECO horns to replace them. May try again in the near future seeing they were only $35 shipped.



    After a year of resonator bypass I had the vibrating issues and undid it. Since I had the bumper off, I decided to take another approach.

    Snorkel Delete. Still hear the turbo and feel some quick response. This is a good alternative to those who had the vibration issues from the original resonator bypass. You have to really want this to pull the bumper. I'd say wait till you do horns, grill update/upgrade or add fogs to do it unless you just get bored and want to pull the bumper off.



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    how many knuckles did you bust ? If zero you still have lots of work to do until you bust some knuckles !
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    Quote Originally Posted by brian v View Post
    how many knuckles did you bust ? If zero you still have lots of work to do until you bust some knuckles !
    The Legacy is full of my blood. Everything on that car seized up from being in Ohio. Is it technically a 1 time use bolt if it breaks before you get it off the engine/car?


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