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I met some cruze owners at IFO Hebron 9-4 about two weeks ago. One of them claimed their cruze pushed out 300hp on the 1.4t and I want to do the same. My only question is how can I do that?
 

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I met some cruze owners at IFO Hebron 9-4 about two weeks ago. One of them claimed their cruze pushed out 300hp on the 1.4t and I want to do the same. My only question is how can I do that?
If you visit ZZPerformance they have a lot of add-on options that can most likely get you the most out of your engine since they spend a lot of time perfecting the 1.4t. For a few grand, you could most likely get another 100+ hp out of your car, other than installing it and getting things welded
 

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If it was my car I would swing by ZZP's website drop a couple thousand and do a full engine build. Also if I was using most of their parts I would get them to tune it to. They do have their own Cruze and Sonic but I'm not sure what hp they are making. I'm sure you could find some Youtube videos or something that would tell you.
 

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That's an ironic question OP. 250 HP at the flywheel is the goal I set for my build. I have everything torn down at the moment. I just need to find the time to install everything.
 
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300hp at the wheels you’ll be around the 200hp per liter area maybe a bit more. Doable in turbo performance applications but in economy turbo will be hard.

At that point I’d very much start to consider forged pistons-rods-maybe crank. If on pump gas you’ll be needing quite a bit of boost. At that point you at very very lease will need a turbo wheel swap but a turbo better suited swapped in would be best, less you want tiny Garry to blow nothing but overly hot air. Fuel system upgrades, I’d get head work done and matched up on a flow bench, see if the block can tolerate some more bore.

All in all it won’t be cheap and you’ll still be a one wheel wonder since there is no mechanical LSD AFAIK. May be a smart move to get into E85 at that point too.
 

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300hp at the wheels you’ll be around the 200hp per liter area maybe a bit more. Doable in turbo performance applications but in economy turbo will be hard.

At that point I’d very much start to consider forged pistons-rods-maybe crank. If on pump gas you’ll be needing quite a bit of boost. At that point you at very very lease will need a turbo wheel swap but a turbo better suited swapped in would be best, less you want tiny Garry to blow nothing but overly hot air. Fuel system upgrades, I’d get head work done and matched up on a flow bench, see if the block can tolerate some more bore.

All in all it won’t be cheap and you’ll still be a one wheel wonder since there is no mechanical LSD AFAIK. May be a smart move to get into E85 at that point too.
What about this one?:

 

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Wow that’s great. So many folks dump thousands into engine but still run open diff (looking at you Honda crowd). This would be my first upgrade after bolt ons. At stock power with TCS off and a tune you can’t put power down out of tight corners without one wheel peel. Our suspension isn’t fancy double wishbone or multilink so LSD would be a huge help.
 
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All of us are running one wheel.

That traction control isn't made to last.

On another note.
Some dude built a v8 600 horses. And the only way he could make it happen. Was to weld the heads on.

This was a couple decades ago.
 

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All of us are running one wheel.

That traction control isn't made to last.

On another note.
Some dude built a v8 600 horses. And the only way he could make it happen. Was to weld the heads on.

This was a couple decades ago.
I’m so disappointed GM is relying so much in TCS vs a LSD. the RS should have had the option or pack and or folks in snow would definitely see it’s use.
 
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My goal was 250hp at the crank when I started. After the usual bolt-ons, including the Bosch 42# injectors, ZZP catless downpipe, etc and a custom Trifecta 'Elite' e85 tune, it seems - especially in cool weather - that I may have exceeded it by a few ponies according to the cars I can beat or stay with. No mods to the internals. Runs like a Swiss watch and very reliable.
 

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Ok, that's pretty cool.

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BNR GTX250, Injectors, BNR Tune. 250HP all day without breaking a sweat. Push it harder with pistons and valvesprings.
 

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I personally don't see more ponies out of an engine without modding the engine.

Other then maybe the turbo boost but even that can only go so far. Depending on your altitude.

See lots of guys cranking them up. With engine mods.

Higher compression pistons and modified heads. And mamifolds.
 
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