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I've build a few turbo cars, and I started inpecting the engine bay on the Cruze, and I have no plans to make this thing crank out HP numbers, but I always like to see efficency. Example my WRX, mods FMIC, equil legnth manifold, custom self designed fuel system, FMIC smallest upgrade turbo 16g, and meth.No mods to the motor, stock boost is 14psi, I run 16psi.
AWD dyno stock on Dyno Jet was 170whp, after my mods and tuning 300whp.
I'm looking to just fix what seems bad on the Cruze, first look. What is up with the radiator hose style intercooler cold pipe. I see this as first step in improving boost responce w/o sacrifice to fuel econ. A hard pipe should reduce lag.
Has anyone started to make replacements, Or should I have my fab guy make some..? If so i was contimplating designing a full fmic kit, Something I normaly wouldnt hesitate on doing, but I just got this thing 2 days ago
FMIC is going to be one of my first big mods... for efficiency as well tho. Only reason I will redo anything on this car is in the hopes of improving the fuel economy!