Chevrolet Cruze Forums banner
1 - 20 of 140 Posts

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
1,673 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 · (Edited)
Dragonsys' Cruze Build

Alright, so I changed this into a more Build Tracking thread.. LOL

Ok, so I am working on the following this weekend, and just wanted to see if anyone had any extra tips other than what is in the original threads...

  • K&N SRI Install [$150] (Resonator already bypassed) - Complete
  • Painted Front & Rear Bowties [$10] - Complete
  • Paint Steering Wheel Bowtie
  • Paint Cruze Badge [$30, includes new badge] - Painted, but not yet placed on car
  • Paint Wheel Bowties
  • Paint Trunk Chrome Bar
  • Remove eco badge [Free] - Complete
  • Check my Spark Plug Gap [Free] - Complete - Set to .035
  • AMP & Sub Install [$50] (PAC Ordered) - Complete
  • Tint Side Markers [$15] - Complete
  • Tint Tails [$15] - Complete - Will have to be redone due to accident
  • Relocate OBD-II plug [Free] - Complete
  • Big 3 [$60] - Complete
  • Paint Silver Interior Trim [$20] - Complete
  • Headlight Wiring Upgrade [$50] - Complete
  • Philips H13 9008 X-treme Power Headlight Bulb [$45] - Complete
  • Sunglasses Holder [$15] - Complete
  • Bypass BPV Solenoid [$5] - Complete
  • ZZP A-Pillar Dual Gauge Pod [$40] - Complete
  • Boost Gauge [$55] - Complete
  • Oil Pressure Gauge - Almost done
  • Bluetooth ODB-II Reader with Torque Pro [$30] - Complete
  • Painted Intake Hard Pipe - Complete
  • Engine Bay Dress up - I have a few pieces complete, but still a few more to go.
  • Interior Dress Up - partially complete, not looking forward to removing the door panels to get at some of the trim pieces
  • Paint Front Grill Chrome trim [$15] - Complete
  • Paint Chrome [$25] - Complete
  • LED Dome, Map, Trunk (inside) & License Plate Lights (Cool White) [$18] - Complete
  • Hella Supertone Horns - Complete
  • 12v Power Outlets always on - Undone until I can rerun power wires for my gauges
  • 7" Tablet in Dash - Complete
There will be more coming as I get the money saved up and get the other half's approval to spend it on the car, lol

Coming Soon:
  • Amsoil Fluids (Transmission, Brake, Clutch, Coolant) - Just need to get off my lazy butt and change them. I have the fluids sitting in the box still.
  • VG Shark Fin - Ordered
  • Paint Interior Chrome Trim - Mostly complete, just a few pieces left.

Future plans/wants:
I'll add more as I think of it, or steal them from others ;)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
234 Posts
For the SRI, assemble the whole intake and heat shield before bolting anything to the car. Leave the nuts on the rubber studs loose for adjustment of the heat shield. Unplug your battery before you install or it will throw a code and you'll need to unplug it to reset it anyways.

Sent from AutoGuide.com Free App
 

·
Resident Forum Drunkard
Joined
·
9,273 Posts
And welcome to the have to do something special to the cruzen week ends life style !
 
  • Like
Reactions: Dragonsys

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
1,673 Posts
Discussion Starter · #9 · (Edited)
Is that a paint chip under the rear spoiler?
No, it is left over goop from the blue tape.

You're going to want to set aside a good 5 hours for that amp and sub install, maybe 6. Just a heads up.
Yeah, I have done many many installs, so I am familiar with the times. I have used the GM PAC kits before as well. ;)
I really appreciate the feedback!

And welcome to the have to do something special to the cruzen week ends life style !
Thanks, I usually "tinker" with all my vehicles. I miss my old Tiburon and TransAm though.

Is your car black granite? How does it match the paint color? I was thinking of using that color on my wheels
Taupe Grey Metallic actually, and it is not a perfect match, but it is kinda close. I think a gloss will help
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
1,673 Posts
Discussion Starter · #10 ·
SRI is in, and I am loving it so far. I have also seen an increase in MPG, even though I tend to be heavy footed...

The Wheel Bowties are gonna have to wait. I did one as a test and I really don't like how it comes out, as it is difficult to pull the tape and separate the parts I want to keep. I might have to go with vinyls or just leave em gold. The rest I still plan to get to this weekend.

Gotta wait on the spark plugs as well, as I cannot seem to locate my 6-point sockets, or my plug socket.

The PAC didn't arrive yet, so I won't be doing the AMP & Sub yet either.
 

·
Resident Forum Drunkard
Joined
·
9,273 Posts
That is cool man , but I am going to add a N
to the tail end of cruze on the IT because IT is special !
 
  • Like
Reactions: Dragonsys

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
2,243 Posts
  • Like
Reactions: Dragonsys

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
1,673 Posts
Discussion Starter · #17 ·
I want to do mine but i have the seraph orange metallic color and i can only think to do them in black or carbon fiber. i may trade mine in for a white 1.4t soon though then that will open up some options
Platidip does have an Orange Blaze. I have not seen the Seraph Orange in person, so I don't know how well it will match, but if there is a Dip installer near you,they might have an example you can check out.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
14 Posts
Platidip does have an Orange Blaze. I have not seen the Seraph Orange in person, so I don't know how well it will match, but if there is a Dip installer near you,they might have an example you can check out.
thanks i'll look into it. The orange i have is more of what i consider a rust color not so much a bright orange.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
1,673 Posts
Discussion Starter · #19 ·
thanks i'll look into it. The orange i have is more of what i consider a rust color not so much a bright orange.
Probably something close to the SOM that came on the 4th gen TransAms. The blaze is probably going to be bright and not match, but there still might be something. Ask someone who deals/installs Plastidip and they might have suggestions. You can always check out the forums at dipyourcar.com as well.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
14 Posts
Probably something close to the SOM that came on the 4th gen TransAms. The blaze is probably going to be bright and not match, but there still might be something. Ask someone who deals/installs Plastidip and they might have suggestions. You can always check out the forums at dipyourcar.com as well.
Thank you very much. I'm thinking weekend project now
 
1 - 20 of 140 Posts
Top