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Re: Tiffwad's Turbo - 2013 Chevy Cruze Eco

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:43 pm
by 3X00-Modified
My tint is illegal and I only got pulled over in PA for it... LOL go figure.

Re: Tiffwad's Turbo - 2013 Chevy Cruze Eco

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 5:23 pm
by woody90gtz
I've been pulled over for tint quite a few times, but written just once. And everything I drive has been tinted for 10 years. Even the Subaloser was...

Front plate I've been pulled over for once in the Camaro, but not written. I used to put the front plate for the 95Z in the windshield but that changed when I went poly mounts. Just reason #78978438736 to head to NC. haha

Re: Tiffwad's Turbo - 2013 Chevy Cruze Eco

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 6:28 pm
by heavywoody
Concord is beckoning you... there are some houses your style not far from us.

Re: Tiffwad's Turbo - 2013 Chevy Cruze Eco

Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 1:43 pm
by woody90gtz
My gearhead neighbor a couple houses down actually just got his house sold pending the closing. And guess where he's headed: NC. Problem is the housing values in my area have dropped even in just the 3 years since I bought mine.

Re: Tiffwad's Turbo - 2013 Chevy Cruze Eco

Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:28 pm
by woody90gtz
I had the misfit at Berettafest. Mileage was tits, though!

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Re: Tiffwad's Turbo - 2013 Chevy Cruze Eco

Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:35 pm
by woody90gtz
Woo woo car is paid off completely. 49k on it. Just put some new plugs in it and cleaned the air filter. It has been stuttering up hills intermittently and apparently that comes from spark blowout when the gaps open up over time. Who knew? #boostrookie

I see I'm only about 4 years behind in photos too so I'll throw a few up.

PlastiDipped the ugly polished wheels with the Blizzaks for winter duty. 4 winters later they still look perfect.
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Added LED DRL's and wired a plug&play relay harness to delete the headlight DRLs...zero splicing in the factory harness. Low beam and DRL shares the same wire and it pulse width modulated to reduce intensity at DRL mode. So I triggered the lows with the parking light circuit and was able to retain the auto headlight feature.
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Bought some leather seats from a salvage place off car-part.com. Threw an error code at first when I plugged them in because the seat belt cartridges blew. But that was an easy fix. Also bought a cheap boost gauge from Aaron when he parted out his Cruze mods. But that only worked about a year before it died. GlowShift junk.
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Took it to an Optima Ultimate Street Car event, but it's not much of a racer. haha
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Wailed a turkey with it on the way back from that NC trip. But Esurance is great...couldn't be happier with them. And I got annoyed with 6000k LEDs for DRLs and yellow halogens so I put in LED headlights. They're supposed to be good in halogen housings because of the same focal length as the filament and so many more lumens blah blah...but I'm underwhelmed with them as far as usable light output. And the cooling fans on them are loud.
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Couple random beauty shots:
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Overall it's been a solid car, going to hold on to it for a while. The new generation Cruze has a diesel/6spd option, but the body style is kinda ugly and the new 1.6L has less power than the 2.0L. And, a new tune from Trifecta for $400 is worth 42% more hp and 40% more torque by upping the boost from 16 to 22psi...not a bad bang for the buck. haha And since the powertrain warranty just expired I think we'll go ahead with it. For that cost, why not?

Re: Tiffwad's Turbo - 2013 Chevy Cruze Eco

Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:56 pm
by bonecrrusher
Sweet Camaro/SS/Sonic airbag!

You can order an airbag cover from Austraila and convert it to a Holden....

Re: Tiffwad's Turbo - 2013 Chevy Cruze Eco

Posted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:48 pm
by Godlike
Those DRLs are downright classy. Ive been wanting to try LEDs but ive seen where the light output doesn't reach far enough. And they were pretty high end lights too. Im gonna try em on some fog lights eventually where I won't really care what the performance is. I have seen them with woven wire ribbon heat sinks instead of the fans.
I had a Sonic LTZ auto loaner car for a weekend. I remember it having heavy lag off the line followed by full spool (like an on off switch) then it would take off like a bat out of hell. It was hilarious. Alot of fun to drive

Re: Tiffwad's Turbo - 2013 Chevy Cruze Eco

Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:00 pm
by woody90gtz
One of her LED headlights just crap the bed. Looking at the ones with the ribbon heat sink. Hoping for something with better forward light output. It seems to be brighter up close but not travel as far. I know HIDs would throw the light further, but they would be worse for incoming traffic.

Re: Tiffwad's Turbo - 2013 Chevy Cruze Eco

Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:36 pm
by 3X00-Modified
woody90gtz wrote:It seems to be brighter up close but not travel as far. I know HIDs would throw the light further, but they would be worse for incoming traffic.


This is 100% my experience with LED headlights in the Euro Beretta housings.

Re: Tiffwad's Turbo - 2013 Chevy Cruze Eco

Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:48 pm
by Godlike
Im a Xenon guy myself. This is the kit ive been using lately... $72 Lifetime warranty.

http://www.ddmtuning.com/Products/UltraHIDKit

Put a set in my Integra a few years back and 2 sets in my Bonneville last year.
The big ballasts seem to be generally bullet proof. My GTZ has a slim ballast set(different brand) and one side is flaking out. Ill have to try the relay trick on that one and see if its just a voltage drop issue.

Re: Tiffwad's Turbo - 2013 Chevy Cruze Eco

Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:14 pm
by woody90gtz
I've heard good things about DDM in the past from the truck guys. I see they have an H13 high/low option. I wonder how that works. Never seen an HID bulb that was high/low.

Re: Tiffwad's Turbo - 2013 Chevy Cruze Eco

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:34 am
by bonecrrusher
I had a DDM kit in my Grand Prix for 4 years and never had a problem.

I have a DDM kit in my 2500 - going on 4+ years now - and they work mint.

Re: Tiffwad's Turbo - 2013 Chevy Cruze Eco

Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:52 pm
by Godlike
A lot of factory cars that are Bi-Xenon have a solenoid fired flat shutter that drops down in front of the bulb to create that crisp cutoff line. I put some new bulb housings with an H4 base in the Bonneville. Then I bought a High/low H4 HID kit for the low beams. They had a bulb mounted solenoid that fires a cylinder shaped shutter to cut off the upper part of the beam.