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Hey guys and gals, I've been collecting parts for my 13 lt cruze over the course of a few months now, and finally things are finding there way onto the car. I dont have major plans for the car, but here is what I have done from the info learned on this great site.

So far here is what I completed:
-Re-gap plugs
-Factory fog light kit
-Vinyl wrap bowties
-Debadge remaining emblems
-K&N intake
-Ltz chome door handles
-Ltz rims
-Tint

Future plans:
-Maybe led tail lights
-VG sharkfin
-Touch screen radio similar to a factory mylink system
-Possibly paint interior silver trim to different color.
-Possibly fmic
-Tune

Now onto the pics: Heres the clean slate I started with. Its a 13 lt with the all star option, which includes sun roof and 9 speaker pioneer system. Other than that is has the black cloth interior and a 6 speed manual trans.
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Was nervous about pulling the fascia off with only 150 miles on the car, but was simple to do with the write up on here.
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Next I picked up a used K&N for a great price, and decided to debadge and black out the bowties.
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More to come! Thanks for looking and be sure to check out and following me on instagram at Garebear321 for more cruze adventures.
 

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Love it. The chrome handles on the blue paint makes it really pop.
 

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Nice! When I buy my 1LT Cruze, I too plan on adding the OEM chrome door handles and the LTZ rims. Yours looks really nice! Where did you purchase your LTZ rims from and how much did you pay for them?
 

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Nice! When I buy my 1LT Cruze, I too plan on adding the OEM chrome door handles and the LTZ rims. Yours looks really nice! Where did you purchase your LTZ rims from and how much did you pay for them?
Thanks, I think its a good clean stock look. As for rims I bought them on ebay awhile back. I got them for 500 bucks. More than I wanted to pay but I wanted the rims more than I wanted aftermarkets. Sometime u got to pay to play lol.
 

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$500 for all four LTZ rims is a steal! Considered yourself lucky to have gotten these rims for anything under $1000! Was there any damage to them? I'm always worried about buying stuff off ebay.
 

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Ya, now that u mention it the price wasn't bad. It did include all the wheel caps and new valve stems. Rims are in perfect condition, they looked almost brand new. I scored a deal on brand new tires as well. I got a set of four good year F1 asymmetric all season tires for 450 all together. So with new tpms sensors, and mounting + balancing I'm sitting just a little over 1000 bucks for everything. As for ebay, don't be worried just do ur homework and study the pics as much as u can. If u do come into an issue where ur not happy with the condition of something, most sellers will issue a refund. In fact, I had this happen not long ago for a part I bought for my harley. The description of the item stated it was in great shape, but when I received the part, I could tell someone modified it. I told the seller and he issued me a full refund and was understanding. However, that is only one case out of hundreds of transactions I've done on ebay.
 

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nice. I want to get darker tint on mine. The stuff from the dealer just doesn't block enough light or heat
If you're worried about heat, get some thinsulate in your ceiling. I can get you in touch with Don at sounddeadenershowdown.com to get you some of that stuff.
 

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If you're worried about heat, get some thinsulate in your ceiling. I can get you in touch with Don at sounddeadenershowdown.com to get you some of that stuff.
I might have to try that, it would be a good project to install after it cools down some (in prep for next summer). When it hits 90+ the car just bakes inside, doesn't help that it is a dark color with black interior.
I would still like darker tint for light :)
 

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Thanks guys!

Looks real nice! How do you like the 50% tint? What brand and kind of tint did you go with?
As for tint I'm not sure on brand, I had a local shop do it. Tint is one thing I'll let a specialized person install instead of myself. I am very pleased with it tho. It isnt too dark, which is convenient at night, and it definitely helps keep the car cooler on sunny days!
 

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If you're worried about heat, get some thinsulate in your ceiling. I can get you in touch with Don at sounddeadenershowdown.com to get you some of that stuff.
I always thought the heat came from the windows, and never gave the roof one bit of thought! Never heard of putting Thinsulate in the headliner though. Does it really work?
 
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