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Supercharging the 1.8L and 2012 Cruze LS restoration

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So welcome to my build log, this is sort of a build log slash restoration log, I'll make a list of things I want to do and things I've done. My goal is to restore this car as I can with better upgraded parts and eventually install a supercharger. I'm open to any and every comment or suggestions! I also want to thank all my sponsors, I really appreciate the support!

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A 2012 Chevrolet Cruze LS with
2002 Mercedes C230 Kompressor supercharger

2006 Mini Cooper S bypass valve
2003-2009 Nissan 350Z CF intake vent
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General things done
General things done that have been replaced or removed
Things to do
  • Bedline most of the underside of the car to prevent further rust (steel brush, rust inhibitor, then undercoat)
  • Install dual 3.5" double wall exhaust tips
  • Aluminium braze portions of the charge pipes together (budget TIG welding anyone?)
  • Install Boost Gauge (2nd post)
  • Install AFR Gauge
  • Design and make SC mounting bracket
  • Design and make SC in/out ports plate (Part 1)
  • Design and make bracket for extra pulley
  • Cut out new gasket for the SC in/out port plate
  • Repair drivers side rocker panel (Post 2) (Post 3) (Post 4)
  • Repair rust above rear wheel well where the rear bumper mounts
  • Change transmission oil with the good AMSOIL stuff
  • Fix defrost
  • Change engine oil
  • Check toe alignment
  • Check headlight alignment
  • Check for exhaust leaks
Things I'd like to do
  • Light tint on rear windows
  • Swap to LEDs (everything but headlights)
  • Coolant flush
Supercharger specific things to-do list | Excel log : Supercharged Cruze
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Darn,

In the time since this thread I've come across electric superchargers, currently a DIY thing, but when thinking about less strain on the motor since there's nothing restricting the exhaust vs the motor having to make power to gain power
 

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Darn,

In the time since this thread I've come across electric superchargers, currently a DIY thing, but when thinking about less strain on the motor since there's nothing restricting the exhaust vs the motor having to make power to gain power
An electric supercharger, that actually compresses air?

I gotta see that.
 

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An electric supercharger, that actually compresses air?

I gotta see that.
They're relatively commonplace now in some of the German brands - but they're 48V so they actually do something. The 12V ones don't do anything at all other than make the alternator work harder.
 
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