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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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Redid the taillight tint and painted one side of the door chrome, today. Will get the other side tomorrow, and if it doesn't rain, I will get her all cleaned up for pictures on Monday.
Door Chrome:

Trunk & Tails:
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Looks real smexy.
Thank you
Deleted the muffler today, I think I will go back and remove the resonator as well.
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Any Clips or too soon?
Any Clips or too soon?
There are a lot out there already, lol. I don't have a decent video camera at the moment either.
I did get the car wash yesterday (though they really didn't do a great job, but it does look a heck of a lot better), so I am hoping to get a few updated pics today.
Today I Bypassed the BPV Solenoid and started the Boost Gauge install only to realize I need more wire colors, lol. I'll probably make due using 1 color twice, since I only have 1 car and don't want to put it back together incomplete...
Any ill effects off doing this bypass? Is this the mod thats been talked about here from the sonic forum?
Any ill effects off doing this bypass? Is this the mod thats been talked about here from the sonic forum?
No. Any ill affects which have been discussed will probably take a long time to develop, if ever. When I get a tune, I will probably return this back to stock.
Yes, this is the same one which has been discussed here and on SOF.

I was able to get a couple of updated pics before the rain started up again.

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I finally got the Oil Pressure gauge hooked up to power and lights. I also (finally) hooked into the side marker lights so the gauges change color at night, since there is not a fuze which will do this. I'll try and get pictures up this weekend.
Gauges Off:

Gauges Day (White):

Gauges Night (Blue):

Radar Detector Remote Control:
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Add LED Interior lights (Dome, Map & Trunk) & LED License Plate lights. Not too bad for $18, but a couple of the bulbs are twitchy.
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Got the horns moved. Though they are now muffled by the bumper. I want to put them in the grill hole, but will have to make brackets for them to fit. Man I need to clean that radiator
Make them visible from the top grill..!!
I piece done

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Please excuse the mess, I need to clean the car...
What color is that?!

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What color is that?!

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Electron Blue Pearl
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Referring to here -

I removed the rings from the A/C, Fan, Radio & Headlight Controls. I also took off the silver line from the HVAC Vents (the slider piece). Now I just need to paint them all and get them back installed.
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Can't wait to see it all together...I was wondering how to get to all of those rings...where from/what kind of paint have you been using? I want to stop dipping and start painting everything.
^^ Just saw your post in my thread on paint =] Thanks
^^ Just saw your post in my thread on paint =] Thanks

I will get some pictures of how I took all the chrome off, I just have to charge up the battery on the camera.
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