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What mods first?

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#1 OFFLINE   Kyle50

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Posted 05 August 2015 - 06:55 PM

I want to start modifying my Cruze (2011 1.4L LT) but i'm not sure where to start, I know I would like to install eventually a cold air intake, a new intercooler, boost controller, bleed valve, bypass valve, blow off valve, new waste gate, o2 housing downpipe and midpipe and also a boost gauge...anddd eventually a tune to end it all out, but I am not sure where to start my modifications.

 

 

Can anyone help me out?

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#2 OFFLINE   Rokkman

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Posted 31 August 2015 - 01:47 AM

Consider working in stages of two and compensate/compliment one with another. 

 

Upgrading the turbo? Go ahead and do your headers/exhaust as well to keep up with the increased pressure in the block. 

 

Upgrading the intake system? Do the fuel injection as well to keep a good air/fuel ratio.

 

Also, by what you've got listed here it doesn't look like you've put much thought into the ride or sustainability of your engine. Ensure that as you're putting more and more pressure and stress on the block that you're taking the time and money to beef up any gaskets affected. If you're wanting to push 200+ horsepower you may also want to upgrade the suspension and/or braking system for safety reasons. If you can go faster then chances are you will, and if you're taking that 90 degree turn at 70 mph you'll want better suspension, or if you decide to see how quickly your new hardware and tune can get you from 0 to 60 but someone pulls out right in front of you, you'll probably want higher quality brakes to slow you quicker, more safely, and more effectively. 

 

**Note: Always be respectful of yourself and all of the other drivers on the road, whether tuning or not - don't put lives in jeopardy for a "good ride." Don't be wreckless and irresponsible, make sure that whatever you're doing, do it safely. Pay attention to local road conditions, traffic laws, and be mindful of others on the road. 


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#3 OFFLINE   diesel

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Posted 05 October 2015 - 03:41 AM

Good words Rokkman, upgrading your car does not have to turn you into an idiot, just enjoy the work you do and share ideas with others. Doing mods is always a good way to learn about cars, giving satisfaction that way. And remember everything you do must have a reason, whether it is a cosmetic reason or will improve the performance, don't do things just because everyone else is doing it, keep your sense in it. And keep it legal, in many countries blow off valves are illegal. 

Highly qualified engineers have spend a lot of time making the car what it is, don't for a second think that you can easily make it better than they did. 



#4 OFFLINE   BoostedCruzeBoat12

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 04:06 AM

I'd start off with suspension or brakes. Than small stuff like exhaust and intakes. Starting out slow allows you to learn how each change affects the car. As the others said.. Keep safety in mind at all times.








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