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WARNING. PIC AND DETAIL HEAVY

So the temptation to do things to the cruZe keeps eating at me since I prefer to pull a trailer with the car instead of a truck and getting horrible gas mileage. Overall goal with the car is to give it more class and to have people realize these cars can look very good with the right touches. My car was ordered in December 2012 and received feb 1st 2013. My buddy worked at the dealership I got it from so as soon as it was pulled off the trailer and went to PDI he made sure the front plate was never drilled into my bumper, and was debadged that day before it's detail. I put in 10k hid headlights and 3k yellow foglights. K sport coilovers are built to order and were ordered about a week before the car came in. I put them on at 2900 miles and realigned at 3000 miles along with an oil change to flush put any metal fragments that may have came from the bearings while still breaking in. Days later had the car whole car car tinted 35% including the windshield. About a month into owning the car I couldn't take not having some extra bump from the stereo so I got a jl w3 in a sealed box powered by a jl jx250/1 amp and is perfect with the pioneer upgraded stereo. Bought MSR 095 black pearl 18x8 wheels wrapped in toyo proxes tires. And haven't done anything since then. This is how the car sits now......
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Until last week I ordered the following

zzp o2 housing with a bung for a wideband
zzp catless midpipe
zzp intercooler with charge pipes
zzp dual a pillar pod
AEM digital wideband
AEM digital boost gauge
lift o Matic hood struts
gt mat 100 sq ft
Luxgen front lip
NEFD grille


so as you can tell I have some work to do. Updates will keep coming as the things get done.
 

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You will have yer hands full for awhile with all of those new Mods . Good Luck .

Love those MSR 095 's .
 

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Sounds great, I ordered my zzp intercooler couple of days ago, excited to get it in! Let me know how your build goes and good luck!
 

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I had a family gathering this evening but was able to finish up everything but the trunk lid. I got a little carried away trying to get everything back together before I went to sleep and forgot to snap a few more pictures. But here is the finished product.

I checked my zzp order earlier, it shipped out last night at 8:46 and came into the main hub in at Louis which is only 15 miles from my house at 9:06. Not bad at all. I'm actually fairly impressed but the shipping was nearly 60 dollars for only a 16 pound ship weight. Unfortunately UPS won't let me pick it up unless at least one attempt to deliver has been made. Tomorrow I'll have the full turbo back off and waiting for the parts, most likely be on Monday night. Also the trunk lid will be done tomorrow
 

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the struts are just from ebay. they give you a fully compressed length and a fully extended length along with the weight they can support. I came across a few guys that had it done and they used a longer strut only on the passenger side, it looks good im just worried that over time the hood with start to warp which I would like to stay away from. My plan is to by some L brackets and sandblast them at my work and paint them a satin or flat black and mount them on the factory strut tower. The objective for my engine bay is to make everything seem as if it was a factory option. should look something like this auto mirror accessories Picture - More Detailed Picture about Free Shipping! Chevrolet Cruze Front Cover Supporting, engine bay bonnet hydraulic rod hood lift, auto accessories Picture in Drive Elements from 9-moon Car Shopping Mall.
 

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Well my zzp order came in. Got it all out of the box. Overall I'm not very impressed. I wish I would have just made the pillar and exhaust parts myself. Welds are decent, their version 2 pillar (the perfect version) has defects and it's covered in dirt smudges. o2 housing has a reduction that really shouldn't be there as there is no reason it has to be reduced. How quickly I received the order was what I'm most happy about.
 

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Do you have an exhaust? I'm curious as to how the catless midpipe will sound, as far as rasp is concerned. I have the catted one now but I had the catless when I had my straight pipe and it was horribly raspy so I got the catted instead. Now I have a Borla system of much higher quality and I often wonder how'd it sound if I went back to the catless midpipe.
 

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Not to sure if I'll even put it on. I might sell it. I will no longer purchase a zzp product. Between dirt smudges in the pillar nothing lines up. And the top clip is not made the right way. Finding this one once all my wires are ran and the pillar is in and almost all the way clipped in and can't figure out why it won't fully go in made it frustrating. I still have to wire them up to work. But here's the finished product.

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As as far as exhaust goes I'll be making my own catback for sure. Most likely will be using a hushpower muffler
 

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Not to sure if I'll even put it on. I might sell it. I will no longer purchase a zzp product. Between dirt smudges in the pillar nothing lines up. And the top clip is not made the right way. Finding this one once all my wires are ran and the pillar is in and almost all the way clipped in and can't figure out why it won't fully go in made it frustrating. I still have to wire them up to work. But here's the finished product.

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As as far as exhaust goes I'll be making my own catback for sure. Most likely will be using a hushpower muffler
I can understand you on that one. My pillar didn't fit right at all. In the end I had to rig it to leave it installed. They had never heard of it before though, hmm.

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^ i ordered version 1 of the pods and it seems good (smudges speaking)
still havent had time to install but that will be the next mod i complete.
its a bummer to hear you are not fully satisfied with ZZPs product ive never had a problem with them...but you should let them know for sure. goodluck.
 

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So I've finely got ahold of zzp. They believe I recived the version one and want me to buy the version two and they'll pay for shipping this time. And once I return the one I have now they'll refund my money. I've built plenty of cars and even more motors. I've delt with tons of companies. Never have I had to pay up front, or at all for a companies mistake. This is the last car I built. 2003 srt4 converted to to an 04/05 car and fully built. Stock long block made 448whp and 452wtq. Built motor was setup for 700+. This is the kind of quality work that I do
 

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