I bought a rear diffuser on eBay for my 2014 Chevrolet Cruze, this one pictured here.
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And so time passes and it comes all the way from Korea only to find out it is the shittiest plastic I've ever come across. Rather than thick ABS type bumper/ accessory plastic, its more like children's Halloween mask type plastic (I'm literally talking about the thickness of a finger nail). Secondly, apparently it is for the Holden Cruze ONLY, something the original ad had entirely mislead about by clearly stating that it would fit BOTH
Cruzes'. I've racked my brain for all possibilities, and I have come up with I have lost my $260 dollars. Quick and easy bumper mods to make this work are not a feasible possibility after assessing my situation for a couple days. I'd have to modify too much for the possibility,
having it kinda,
work. Also shipping back to Korea costs $250 , which I am not paying. Here are some pictures to let you guys know whats going on.
1: First of all, the piece itself is longer than my bumper recession/ diffuser installation area. looking at roughly [~47in
.] bumper recession VS
. roughly [~55in
as purchased. The american Chevrolet Cruze "rear bumper recession area
" where a diffuser attaches to is actually smaller
than the "rear bumper recession area
" on a Holden Cruze.
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2: Secondly, the diffuser is actually longer than the entire bumper
itself on my Chevrolet Cruze. This thing is so long that it protrudes around the side of my vehicle causing a pretty bad wind catch if I were to install it like that.
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At some angles it looks like the fit between this diffuser and my car is not actually that bad, but its not meant to be installed on this version of the Cruze and isn't a clean finish with precise fitment and looks bad in person especially.
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- Has anybody found a diffuser that fits the american Chevrolet Cruze correctly, and can provide links, pics, etc ? Even though I'm very picky, I'm open to ideas.
- Does anybody have ideas about making this diffuser work? I've even thought about cutting the silver section in the middle off from the diffuser as well as the exhaust tips and attaching them to my existing bumper by my own means. I also considered tracing around the top perimeter of the diffuser and cutting out that entire area of my bumper and replacing it with the diffuser, but even if i did that the far corner sections of the diffuser look like they will create a non-perfect fitment issue. I am VERY hesitant of doing anything tacky or jimmy rigged on this vehicle since I would like to think I have gotten that out of my system with my previous Pontiac Grand Am(s) and Chevy Cavalier. I want everything to be clean and perfect and have a quality / "could be factory" feel to it (I mean my BMW style taillights are $300 for gods sake, and they WEREN'T plug and play!)
- Final question. It really wouldn't be worth it or cost effective to buy the Holden Cruze bumper and have it painted and then put the diffuser on that would it? Or would a Holden Cruze Bumper even fit on the Chevrolet Cruze? I did a quick look around and the Holden bumper looks like 200-300 for just primed bumper + paint cost + ~250 shipping charge. Sooooo....Nah.
i want to ask you what did you do it with the rear diffuser finaly .i am looking for the same product that you buy because match perfectly to my cruze but i found nothing.