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Hi all!
I bought my second car at the end of March. I got a 2018 Cruze LT with the RS Appearance Package in Mosaic black. I got the car new and have been really enjoying it. I previously owned a 2008 Nissan Altima 2.5s. As per my garage, so far I have a Rockford Fosgate P3 12" subwoofer with an Amp and a bass knob. Stock stereo otherwise. In, roughly a week, I'll be having an AEM Cold-air intake, Magnaflow Cat-back exhaust, and DRW D18 rims with Ironman iMove gen2 All-Season tires installed. I want to upgrade the stereo system further and put in paddle shifters. Once the Warranty expires I want to upgrade the turbo and tune the vehicle. If possible, I'd also like to put in a supercharger. This Cruze is my first new vehicle and I'd like to keep it for as long as I can and make it my own whilst maintaining the features I enjoy such as fuel economy. Glad to be here!
 

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To do the things you describe above, lol, not for the forum at all. Welcome, glad to have you.


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Glad to be here! Yeah, the Turbo and Stereo upgrade is what I suspect will be the next costly things. I'm hoping paddle shifters can be purchased and installed for under 500. I know paddle shifters would work given the shifter buttons that already exist on the top of the shifter knob. paddles would work just as those buttons do. I probably will get my headlights converted over to LED when I get the paddle shifters installed. On a side note, is anyone else triggered by the fact that Magnaflow discontinued their only exhaust system that fit a '18 with the RS package? AND it was a dual exhaust system as opposed to single. The exhaust I'm having installed is the single and the shop is probably gonna sand a notch in the rear bumper to fit the tail pipe... wouldn't be an issue if Magnaflow didn't discontinue their other one.
 

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https://www.autoanything.com/exhausts-mufflers/magnaflow-exhaust-systems
There’s your magnaflow, just fill in details of your car, worked for me. I’ve done all the performance upgrades I can thusly find. If you find a turbo that will work, please let us all know, I don’t think there is one yet. That would also require better injectors, which also haven’t been able to find. As for the paddle shifters, you could likely find another Chevy steering wheel that had that option, that would retain all steering wheel controls. That is just an assumption, I have no clue. I have the manual hatch.


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Rumor has it the Camero Steering wheel should do the trick. As for the link... I actually straight-up purchased the twin exhaust from that exact site and they had to cancel my order because the twin variant was discontinued so I ended up getting the single exhaust. Same with CarID. Part shows up on the site but it is actually discontinued. If you look at Magnaflow's Website you'll see the same story. Except now they're showing the dual exhaust HOWEVER now its no longer compatible with the RS package... slightly irritated by this because I would have spent the extra 150 bucks to get the twin exhaust over the single (naturally that would mean sanding out two notches instead of one, but I would've been fine with that) if it were actually available when I was looking for it a couple weeks ago. :signs065:
 

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The current Camaro steering wheel bolts in place and you can modify the wiring of the wheel and car to make the paddle shifters function......But the airbags aren't compatible (you can't{remotely easily} put the Cruze bag in the Camaro wheel or a Camaro bag in a Cruze)

You can swap your secondary audio controls for the Camaro paddles and do the upgrade that way though. It's the safest and least expensive way.
 

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Rumor has it the Camero Steering wheel should do the trick. As for the link... I actually straight-up purchased the twin exhaust from that exact site and they had to cancel my order because the twin variant was discontinued so I ended up getting the single exhaust. Same with CarID. Part shows up on the site but it is actually discontinued.

If you look at Magnaflow's Website you'll see the same story. Except now they're showing the dual exhaust HOWEVER now its no longer compatible with the RS package... slightly irritated by this because I would have spent the extra 150 bucks to get the twin exhaust over the single (naturally that would mean sanding out two notches instead of one, but I would've been fine with that) if it were actually available when I was looking for it a couple weeks ago. :signs065:
Help us old guys out and break up those blocks of text into paragraphs.

I have a Gen I and am currently getting all my materials and layout ready to install a Gen 5 Camaro Paddle shifting steering wheel. If you have a 6T40 trans (I am not as familiar with Gen IIs) this tutorial will work whenever you find a compatible steering wheel. Some Gen I owners have also used Sonic sheels. You could probably use Malibu/Impala wheels also.


How to remove and replace your steering wheel

Install Working paddle shifters (How-to)

DIY: Installing Paddle Shifters and Changing Steering Wheel Buttons

[h=1]First Cruze in the World with Paddle Shifters.[/h]
[h=1]Install paddle shift on cruze?[/h]
Camaro steering wheel with paddle shifters?


I have quite a few more, but these should get you started.
 

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Rumor has it the Camero Steering wheel should do the trick. As for the link... I actually straight-up purchased the twin exhaust from that exact site and they had to cancel my order because the twin variant was discontinued so I ended up getting the single exhaust. Same with CarID. Part shows up on the site but it is actually discontinued.

If you look at Magnaflow's Website you'll see the same story. Except now they're showing the dual exhaust HOWEVER now its no longer compatible with the RS package... slightly irritated by this because I would have spent the extra 150 bucks to get the twin exhaust over the single (naturally that would mean sanding out two notches instead of one, but I would've been fine with that) if it were actually available when I was looking for it a couple weeks ago. <img src="http://www.cruzetalk.com/forum/images/smilies/signs065.gif" border="0" alt="" title="signs065" class="inlineimg" />
Help us old guys out and break up those blocks of text into paragraphs.

I have a Gen I and am currently getting all my materials and layout ready to install a Gen 5 Camaro Paddle shifting steering wheel. If you have a 6T40 trans (I am not as familiar with Gen IIs) this tutorial will work whenever you find a compatible steering wheel. Some Gen I owners have also used Sonic sheels. You could probably use Malibu/Impala wheels also.


How to remove and replace your steering wheel

Install Working paddle shifters (How-to)

DIY: Installing Paddle Shifters and Changing Steering Wheel Buttons

[h=1]First Cruze in the World with Paddle Shifters.[/h]
[h=1]Install paddle shift on cruze?[/h]
Camaro steering wheel with paddle shifters?


I have quite a few more, but these should get you started.
Apologies for not breaking up my post. I am not sure whether my Gen2 has a 6T40 trans. I do, however, know that my transmission is shiftable since there's a rocker button on the top of my shift knob to manually shift up or down.

The hope is to piggyback on that functionality but towards paddle shifters. That being said, as nice as a new, larger, steering wheel would be (possibly even leather wrapped and heated) I do not wish to sacrifice safety in any way. That was a selling point for me on this car.

But, if possible, I would opt for a larger steering wheel that maintained the existing safety and functionality of my current steering wheel whilst offering paddle shifters and, maybe, even was heated and/or leather-wrapped. If that exists, I am all ears.

In the meanwhile, I will paw through these resources you gave me. These, thus far, are insightful.
 

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The current Camaro steering wheel bolts in place and you can modify the wiring of the wheel and car to make the paddle shifters function......But the airbags aren't compatible (you can't{remotely easily} put the Cruze bag in the Camaro wheel or a Camaro bag in a Cruze)

You can swap your secondary audio controls for the Camaro paddles and do the upgrade that way though. It's the safest and least expensive way.
That airbag conundrum will definitely be an issue. I would prefer to keep my existing features and safety of my steering wheel, as-is, if possible. That being said, a Malibu steering wheel might be the way to go. I just don't know if the airbag will still be an issue. I could also go with an Impala wheel but I feel that one may be too large however it can come with paddle shifters if my knowledge is correct. Is it advisable to replace my steering wheel with a heated Malibu steering wheel and then throw on paddle shifters?
 
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