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Discussion Starter #21 (Edited)
@Blasirl Duals have been gone for a few weeks now, just how the system evolved and now this one is mostly custom so it made it easier to just have the single. The exhaust is 3" from the turbo to the cutout though...

For anyone wondering, with the cutout open the thing is obnoxiously loud under hard acceleration and you can even see ripples in the windshield as it vibrates. But then with the cutout closed its probably quieter than some stock cruzes!

(what do you mean by something happened to the vid? UPDATE never mind, just saw it was private)
 

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Recently picked up a NOS F40 trans, plan to put a quaife LSD in it, short shift linkage, and change out the stock flywheel for a single mass steel unit and upgraded clutch while i'm at it.
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Brief update:

Cruzen 2.0 now has just over 27000 mi on it (over 10k since swap)
Still deciding if i will get the quaife lsd and/or upgraded clutch
Looking at either 245 45 or 255 45 tires on 18x8.5 wheels
Purchased a hitch that looks like it will clear dual exhaust in case I decide to go with that again in the future. Also plan to modify said hitch from a class 1 (1.25") to the more common (see "i have some already that fit this") 2" class 2 hitch size.
250hp and lead foot have wasted 2 of 4 winter tires in less than 1 season
Still need to get the BCM replaced before I do the BNR tune. Also looking for someone that offers a flex fuel tune for the buick verano.
Will be going on Power Tour 2019
 

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@Blasirl Is yours lowered though? I will double check, but my measurements say the wider tires will fit mine.
It is lowered, but I was looking to buy the tires before I decided to lower. I am a bit foggy brained at the moment, but I was under the impression I could go no wider and not have issues. I'm looking forward to see what you come up with.
 

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@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.
 

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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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@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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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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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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Discussion Starter #38 (Edited)
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)
(EVIL THOUGHTS)
 

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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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