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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 ;)
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The other location is to the right of the stereo, above the glove box. it is a tight squeez getting it in but it is a perfect fit.
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If you extend the wires at all I would suggest adding velcrow to hold it in place, with the wires being pulled tight it stays in position really well, but I will warn you it's a tight pull on the wires and getting the radio back in is very tricky. But it will go with a little finesse.
So if you are looking a great spot for the remote I found Ahiru's build page who put in the center counsel so its hidden. I followed his idea and I would recommend it 100%. Hopefully these links will work. If not look at his build on page 7.
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I did it with mine and love the outcome of it. It does take some finessing to get it in though.
Sounds like you will be an expert on pulling the seat apart before too long...
Looks great... Let me know if you actually notice a difference with the headlight brightness.
It's looking good, waiting to it finished with all the pieces!
Use a small screw driver but has at least 4 to 6 inches length, if you feel around with it for a few you will find it. The clip you are trying I get is on the outer side of the steering wheel and will be pulled towards the center. Once you find one of them the second is really easy.
Yea it doesn't move much and it helps to pull a little on the airbag since it does not pop out auto maticly. Make sure you have the battery disconnected also.
Looks great and I'm liking the blue, it is a really nice color on the car. Looks like I will have a lot of people competing in the COTM with the same pieces painted. Ow you just need some under body glow lights, ;)
Looks great, by chance did you get any pictures of the side / backs of the pieces, or just the top. I kept passing this idea up thinking it wasn't worth the time, but after seeing it on yours, I think I will do it.
sounds good, I will have to give it a try this weekend. I really like the painted chrome at the bottom of the windows. I just think pink (the color on the rest of the car) is a little too much for the side. That blue looks really good though.
So I got the all the round chrome rings off with no issue and ties it in a lot better than I ever thought it would have. I did not have very good success with the air direction knobs. Could not get them off for the life of me so I gave up before breaking them. I might try it again another day or just use a brush and hand paint them. I'll get a picture of the side up in a few.
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Sounds like it's time to get a relay that is wired to cone on with the ignition. It would solve that problem.
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