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  1. General Discussion
    So, the stock hood (engine hood) is pretty heavy on the cruze! I wondered if there were any cheap replacements out there? I already found a carbon fiber hood, but that's in the likes of $600-800! ? Anything cheaper out there? Fiberglass? Aluminum? Just polling to see if a hood change can be...
  2. Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    Background: I don't drive my cruze in the winter, I have a rusty winter beater for that. So I only drive the Cruze from ~April to early November in MN almost no driving below freezing/32F and there's typically only a weeks-worth of temps above 90F annually. I have been using 5w-30. Any...
  3. Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    Anyone know what the weight of the factory muffler is as compared to performance mufflers. I know when I replaced the factory muffler on my 97 Saturn, with a budget Magnaflow performance muffler, I save at least 25 pounds, which I attributed to my 2-3 mpg improvement. I am hoping for some...
  4. Gen1 Wheels, Tires, Brakes, & Suspension
    I just got rid of the factory Firestones at 57,000 miles. The shop used what appears to be coated balance points on the outside of the tire. I realize I only have a 1LT standard rim, but I'm picky and these left marks. I asked about using sticky weights on the inside, instead of on the...
  5. Gen1 Diesel General Discussion
    So I have just taken my winters off and put the summer tires back on. While I was carrying the wheels up from the basement, I decided to step on a scale to find out how much they weighed. I stood on the scale with and without a wheel in my arms. Here are my marginally scientific findings: I...
  6. Gen1 Wheels, Tires, Brakes, & Suspension
    Sorry if this information is out there, but to my understanding, the ECO trims have FORGED wheels. (forged wheels are stronger and much lighter than regular alloy or steel wheels) I'm looking to get 18'' wheels with stickier rubber (probably Hankook Ventus V4 All-Season High Performance) I'll...
  7. Gen1 Audio & Electronics
    I just saw this article on Tech Crunch. Thought it was interesting. The battery only weighs 6 lbs. It uses a supercapacitor combined with LiFePO4 batteries. It only has 10 amp hours though. But it could be interesting for those trying to reduce weight in their Cruze. And no more lead-acid. Ohm...
  8. Gen1 Diesel General Discussion
    I have searched and searched...cant seem to find the info I am looking for. We have: 2014 Cruze Diesel Kawasaki KX250 dirt bike Kawasaki KX100 dirt bike I want to get a hitch, and small motorcycle trailer to tow our dirt bikes. I see the diesel isn't rated to tow but I also seen that the...
  9. General Discussion
    So I keep my keys on my belt loop. I've never had a problem with that when I had the Camaro for 4 months. That key is fine. But yesterday, i was running and someone called my name...they told me my key (cruze key) just like disintegrated And all the components were strewn across the ground (it...
  10. General Discussion
    Any one think that be a good idea to give a little ore acceleration. ? Sent from AutoGuide.com Free App
  11. General Discussion
    Hey guys (and gals), I just picked up a Kawasaki stand up jet ski on Craigslist and have the idea of building a rack that would hold the jet ski off of the hitch receiver. Now, my question is for those of you with the hitch already (this would most likely be the deciding factor on wether I buy...
  12. Gen1 Diesel General Discussion
    Daddy needs new shoes! As some of you may know, I've been trying my hardest to find the stock 17" wheel weight of the Chevy Cruze Diesel. Until I take a photo of a bare wheel on a scale, this will be our starting point: Stock 17x7 Diesel Wheel: 24lbs Light Weight Aftermarket 17" wheels...
  13. Gen1 Wheels, Tires, Brakes, & Suspension
    I was hoping to buy some 18" Wheels and rims for my 2013 Cruze LS. The problem is I have a very heavy stereo in my trunk at around roughly 350-400lbs. It drops my ass end around 1in or so I'd say. I was wondering if 18" rims are even a possibility with this weight in the trunk without an...
  14. Gen1 Appearance, Body, Detailing, & Interior
    I searched and found nothing. Anyone else have any interest in weight reduction? I am working on dropping weight to 2800lbs on my eco mt ill post results asap should be done this week. I would like to see what everyone else is looking at for weight by trim and transmission options if possible...
  15. Gen1 Powertrain
    I'm not sure if this is the best place to ask this question, but I'll try. I just installed the Curt towing hitch for the Cruze (I have a 1LT). Installation was easy, and the instructions were great. No drilling is required, and nothing needs to be removed or modified. Here's my question...
  16. Fuel Economy
    My 2012 Eco came with no spare tire, and the reasoning from GM was that the extra weight (28 pounds for the donut) was detrimental to meeting the 42 mpg EPA target. I added a full size spare to my trunk (39 pounds including a jack from an old Subaru), and I was very curious about the supposed...
  17. Gen1 Wheels, Tires, Brakes, & Suspension
    I have a new Cruze and want to keep the rims looking new as long as possible, with that said i want to remove the lead weight from the front of the rim. I live in Minnesota and the salt up here corrodes everything. GM wheels seem to do it worse then others. I called a tire dealer and they...
  18. General Discussion
    What is the weight of the Cruze 2LT.
  19. Gen1 Powertrain
    Hello, I wanted to make this post so everyone knows the weight of the OEM, factory, stock air box. I personally did my switch to a Injen CAI, instead of SRI. Chevrolet Cruze ECO 1.4L Turbo Airbox and associated parts weight = 6.2lbs Parts Included: - Main airbox (Including all parts, filter...
  20. Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    Here's something I thought you guys would find interesting. I know there's an interest in making our 1.4T perform. Here's a recent episode of Car Science called "Stripped for Speed". They test the theory of 100 lbs = 1/8 second off your 1/4 mile ET. The test car is a stock 1992 Nissan Centra...
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