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Lets give this a shot!

March 2022, was looking for a comfortable economy car. Happened to find this 2011 Cruze RS with 148K Miles, for ~$4K.

While the fuel economy was great ~33mpg highway ~28mpg city, I quickly began to realize the lack of "guts".

Down the rabbit hole I went, nothing crazy, but enough to make the car more drivable... Based off what feels like limited info, id like to shoot for about 250HP at the crank.


Engine ;
  • Custom SRI (Heat soaks like crazy)
  • ZZP downpipe
  • Gutted midpipe
  • ZZP FMIC
  • NGK BKR7E spark plugs
  • ZZP ignition coil
  • Forge wastegate actuator
  • Trifecta Elite Tune
  • GTX250 Turbo (to be installed)
  • Ported intake manifold (to be installed)
  • BNR intake manifold spacer (to be installed)
  • Cruze Fixkit V3.4 (to be installed)
  • Deatschwerks 460CC Injectors (to be installed)


Suspension ;
  • Eibach Pro-Sport lowering springs
  • Bilstein B8 Front struts

Exterior ;
  • ECO grille
  • Tint
  • ECO wheels
  • Trunk badges removed
  • LED reverse lights
  • 215/55R17 Michelin CrossClimate2
  • Front license plate removed

Interior ;
- Tan leather seats swapped in

Photo dump incoming....
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This is what I am calling the rear upper
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This is what I thought was the rear lower, but UR calls it the rear torsion bar, again my hitch replaces this one
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This is one I am calling the front upper
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For me, being lowered, these are all road kill!
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Could be, I don’t have an AFR gauge. I should probably invest in one, or at least the Bluetooth OBD2 dongle for the Torque App.
Smells rich sometimes but I just figured it’s from being catless.
Is it tuned? Make sure they know it is catless.
 
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