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I've been toying with this post since day one and would have probably never posted it, but someone I know was harassing me, so here is the text beginning. Pictures will follow - sometime. My main impediment is every time I complete something, something else goes south or I change my mind and replace something. You would also think being an electrician the electrical projects I have pending would be top notch and done, but nooooo, I don't want to start em even - so someday...

2014 Chevrolet Cruze Fleet LT 1.4l AT
Standard:
My fleet 1LT included the 1.4-liter turbocharged gasoline engine, 16-inch alloy wheels, OnStar, keyless entry, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel with audio controls, cruise control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel. air-conditioning, a six-way (manual) adjustable driver seat, a 60/40-split-folding rear seat, a trip computer, full power accessories, Bluetooth phone connectivity and a six-speaker sound system with a CD/MP3 player, satellite radio, USB port and an auxiliary audio jack.

It also came standard with stability control, antilock brakes, full-length side curtain airbags, front knee airbags and front and rear side-impact airbags as standard. A front-disc/rear-drum brake setup is standard on all models except the 2LT, LTZ and Diesel, which are upgraded to four-wheel disc brakes. Also standard is OnStar, which includes automatic crash notification, on-demand roadside assistance, remote door unlocking and stolen-vehicle assistance.

Current Modifications:

Huskie Floor Liners throughout
Wing Spoiler (body color)
Spoiler - compressed.jpg
Spring assisted trunk openers
spring assist - compressed.jpg
Split Leather shift knob cover (red stitching)
Shift knob - compressed.jpg
MGP "Cruze" caliper covers (red) -------I have a set of unused rear covers FS or Trade - long story (still for sale as of 12DEC18)
MGP covers - compressed.jpg
Cruze Pedal Covers (red)

Snowshield & Mirror Mitts
Door Lock knobs & Bezels (red)
lock knobs - compressed.jpg
Sunglasses holder (gray) (How to install)

Cover Craft Sun Shield {Thanks to spacedout} EDIT: Upgraded to Rose color to match - Blue shade FS or trade. (still for sale as of 12DEC18)
Diode Dynamics XP50 Reverse Lights

Reverse Camera
Rear Modifications - compressed.jpg
Open anytime interior trunk release button
Trunk mounted volt meter, power and USB outlets
Regulator 2 - compressed.jpg
Trunk side rear seat covers
Rear Fog light (laser) - [see Reverse Camera photo]
Dual Fog light switch (still need to know how to get second switch to work)
Dual foglight switch - compressed.jpg
Glass look rear window quarters UPDATE: Removed and replaced with black appliques - [See window tint photos]
Glass quarters - compressed.jpg
Plasti-dipped rear chrome bar (red)
Shark Fin antenna cover (body color)
Diode Dynamics side marker lamps (amber)
Fog lights i.e. amber lamps - [See lip spoiler photo]
Leatherette parking brake covers (red stitching)
Couture RS look front lip spoiler (body color) [this was rudely ripped off of my car at 70 mph on the Toledo Turnpike by a retread. Funny, I was on my way to court to fight a ticket procured during the Lordstown meet] EDIT: Added Lip Spoiler back! 19OCT17 @ 60280
Lip Spoiler - compressed.jpg
Z-Spec grille (Black Granite) {Thanks to Cully77} - [See lip spoiler photo above]
Splash Guards
splash guards - compressed.jpg
Centrex High Carbon rotors
LS window seals (black) {Thanks to Scott at Lordstown} (black appliques finally installed July17) -[See window tint photos]
K&N Air Filter {thanks to Merc6}
16” LT rims with Blizzaks for winter with matching black & red wheel storage covers
A couple of 5hp stickers
In-dash USB charging port
In Dash USB port - compressed.jpg
Ultra Racing upper rear shock tower bar
Grenade valve caps (red) {since changed to chrome valve caps with a red R for Robert - the power wash ripped out one and stranded me at the carwash} May 2018
18” LTZ rims {Thanks to whitecruze} with Continental Pure Contacts (1 size wider) (waiting on TPMS) UPDATE: Chinese TPMS took an immediate dump, replaced with Sam’s Club items
LTZ Rims - compressed.jpg
Window tint by New Wave (35% I think)- 29JUL17
Tint side view.jpg Tint Front View.jpg Windshield tint strip - compressed.jpg
This last photo is the difference between winshield and strip tint.​

Eibach springs {Thanks to Overbuilt} - 23AUG17

Bilstein B8 Sport Struts - 23AUG17
Moog front sway bar links & bushings - 23AUG17

Ultra Racing upper front shock tower bar - 23AUG17
UR Front Upper Strut Bar - compressed.jpg
GM strut mounts and bellows - 23AUG17
Front End Alignment - 25AUG17

MISC items:
Will not let me upload any more pictures!

Pending Modifications:

Rear View mirror with video screen (issues with wiring)(installed May 18, but not completely connected)
rear view mirror - compressed.jpg
Smoked BMW style tails (need to decipher wiring)(tried to install May18, but ran into issues)(tried twice in Jun18)
BMW Style taillights - compressed.jpg Taillights - compressed.jpg


Add MyLink {Thanks to justsowicked} (Need to redo VIN first somehow)
Wndow vents (smoked) – (too lazy to put them on yet)
Whiteline 22mm Rear sway bar Edit: Completed at 65,000 19MAR18
Autometer Cobalt Boost and AFR gauges installed but not yet connected May18 EDIT: Connected Boost electrically 16JUL18 EDIT: Completed install 28AUG18
Completed HomeLink, but not yet installed 07JUL18 see pics below EDIT: Installed 17JUL18
Diode Dynamics HP24 Switchback front signal LEDs installed 19JUL18

Planned Modifications:


Hot Wheels Camaro steering wheel (Sell me yours! Too Late) EDIT: I now have one to install with paddle shifters!
EBC Greenstuff brake pads
Color match steering wheel trim
Upgrade sound system (while keeping stock head unit) ala XR’s post
Glove Box Light Ready to install. Waiting on connector from Mouser and Diode Dynamics LED. EDIT: Installed 18JUL18, but having electrical issues
Purchased and started cleaning my power heated leather seats. soon to install - I hope - acquired them all piecemeal by 06APR19


Completed Repairs:

Completed Modifications:
ZZP Pillar Pod {thanks to LS2 BLAZER}(May18)
Depo smoked side markers {this guy is the cheapest, but his Customer Service Sucks]Installed 23MAY18) Updated Link 20APR19
Bilstein B8 shocks - [Tire Rack shipped me the wrong ones - waiting on reply 26AUG17] EDIT: Installed at 65,000 19MAR18
Amsoil Oil (Wix filters) {Thanks to XtremeRevolution}Edit: Completed at 65,000 19MAR18
Amsoil Brake Fluid (time) {Thanks to XtremeRevolution}Edit: Completed at 65,000 19MAR18
Amsoil Trans Fluid (time) {Thanks to XtremeRevolution}Edit: Completed at 65,000 19MAR18
Big Three Kit (2 grounds installed so far - time) {Thanks to XtremeRevolution}Edit: Finally completed the third cable on 11MAR18
EDIT: Moog strut mounts and bellows - (same) [DST shipped the wrong parts - substituted GM parts]Soon to install a Scangauge II {Thanks to PanJet} EDIT: Installed 06JUN18 - EDIT: 26NOV2018 - gauge went blank - unsure of problem as of yet. Gauge went back on 10DEC18

Periodic oil changes

Replaced negative battery cable (Warranty)
New Duralast brake pads and Centrex rotors
Repaired PF fender
Repaired DF rocker panel 19OCT17 @ 60280
Repaired front end 23MAY18
Revinylized the back bowtie 09AUG18
New camshaft seals 17AUG18 (Warranty)
New valve cover gasket
17AUG18 (Warranty)
New water pump and a free coolant refill.
17AUG18 (Warranty)
Engine degreased
17AUG18 (Warranty)
Replaced (currently being shipped)one snow tire (Warranty) 03DEC18 73,XXX - EDIT: Installed 10DEC18
Slow coolant leak / Check Engine / Security System / battery 03DEC2018 73,XXX

Pending Issues/Repairs:

Amsoil Coolant & Coolant Boost (As I have a fresh coolant change via the warranty this will be waiting) {Thanks to XtremeRevolution}
DF rocker panel - long story



The day I brought her home in November of 2014:

I still cannot find these pics...

For Sale items:

Eibach camber bolts - [so far not needed] - FS or Trade - (still for sale as of 12DEC18)
 

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Add the Whiteline front sway bar bushings to that mod list. A tutorial is coming as soon as I make some baffles.

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I just purchased a set of Moog lifetime warranty ones with all the other Moog parts. Are you saying they are better and that I will see a difference?
 

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I just purchased a set of Moog lifetime warranty ones with all the other Moog parts. Are you saying they are better and that I will see a difference?
I just realized I said sway bar. I meant lower control arm. The OEM sway bar bushings I believe are poly. They definitely seemed stiffer than rubber I've had on previous cars.
 

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What does it actually do? Mine already pops open.
Even before I added a spoiler, my trunk would lazily open and many times I would hit the button accidentally - think butt dialing - and the trunk would look closed until I did a sudden stop and voila - open trunk in the middle of the road. This way, I KNOW when it is open. I added a second spring when I added the spoiler.
 

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Am I seeing the caliper covers correctly? Did you have to mod anything to fit them with the 16" 1lt wheels?
 

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Am I seeing the caliper covers correctly? Did you have to mod anything to fit them with the 16" 1lt wheels?
No, none whatsoever. You do need to insure they are are installed absolutely correctly though as any little anomaly will cause them to rub. But once you get them set, they are great. Just remember to check them immediately after when you have your tires rotated etc as more than likely they will have knocked them out of alignment. I would also suggest you find a source for stainless star washers as the supplied ones only last until you take them off.

EDIT: After about 2.5 - 3 years these have been removed. Once you allow them to get tweaked a few times, they seem to refuse to stay put. I kept rubbing the bottom lip and it started to drive me nuts. I'd be at a long light and have to jump out and re-position the drivers side at least 3 times a week.
 

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Great to know. I have been eyeballing those but veered away as they wee noted for either 17" or 18" wheels. Guess they'll be back on the list. Thanks for the info.
 

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Great to know. I have been eyeballing those but veered away as they wee noted for either 17" or 18" wheels. Guess they'll be back on the list. Thanks for the info.
Do you have four wheel disks? If so I have a new unused rear set I'll make you a deal on.
 
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