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Merc6
09-23-2015, 05:31 PM
My 2005 Legacy GT Unlimited was my DD for quite a few years until it went though 2 turbos and an engine block. After that I had a 98 Buick Century with Regal tails and a Pioneer App Radio 2 for a DD. Fast fwd that was replaced with the 2013 Eco 6mt.

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Exterior

*Black Reflective Vinyl Front/Rear Bowties and Side Markers
*Grafx Werks Red Tail Overlays W/ Reverse Cutout
*Debadged Trunk Lid
*Malibu 2.0T Turbo Badge
*5D Black Carbon Fiber Vinyl Chrome Trunk Bar
*eBay Chrome Exhaust Tip
*LTZ (GM Accessories) Exterior Handles Upgrade
*VG Shark Fin Antenna
*Z Spec Grille

Interior

*Hot wheels Camaro Wheel Swap
*RS Gauge Cluster Swap
*5D Black Carbon Fiber Vinyl Interior Pieces
*Weathertech Floor Mats Front and Back
*Eco Drivers Convenience Package Trunk Panel
*Korean OEM Sunglasses Holder

Engine

*NGK BKR8EIX Plugs
*Intake Snorkel Delete
*Airbox opening enlarged
*Zip tube now hard pipe
*Trifecta Performance Algorithm Liftfoot (PAL)

tom4k
11-26-2015, 01:36 PM
i like the cruzes a lot.. must be a fun car to drive with that manual tranny!

Merc6
12-22-2015, 11:25 AM
i like the cruzes a lot.. must be a fun car to drive with that manual tranny!
Completely missed this post. Auto just isn't the best choice with this car. Tuned the manual is still way better.


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Merc6
01-21-2016, 03:30 AM
This is pics of the airbox.

Stock top modified bottom

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Zip tune replaced with hard pipe

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Merc6
11-01-2016, 01:53 AM
Did a few things since this thread was created.

Experimented with vinyl on interior pieces so I can get it right in the Legacy when the time comes. I ended up redoing it but weather is crap so updated pics didn't come out that great.

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here is a comparison of the vinyl that on the bow ties in the 1st post and what's inside now.

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Night shots of the vinyl.

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After That I went with the chrome trunk bar. and swapped the red overlays with another sew with reverse cutout.

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Merc6
11-01-2016, 02:05 AM
Another mod I did was installing the Z Spec Grille. I felt kinda partial to deleting the chrome but it felt good when It was all said and done. I almost added chrome to this new grille from the old one but glad I didn't fee like the extra hassle. This particular trim pushes the license plate bracket in the way of the upper grille to make a clear path to the eco shutter system below. Lots of "words" and prying was done to get the old one out and this one in.

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They were nice enough to even include the manliest of man instructions ever in the box.

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More shots of the trunk bar.

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Merc6
11-01-2016, 03:28 AM
As for the RS Gauge swap, I'll try my best to explain what it is. Tons of non RS Cruze owners even know what it is.


...The RS interior gets an uplevel instrument cluster, replacing the standard silver finish with chrome accent rings as well as opaque cluster bezels that allow the cluster’s ice blue backlighting to shine through. GM says that this provides “a sporty nighttime appearance.”

Read more: http://gmauthority.com/blog/2010/04/chevy-cruze-rs-brings-sporty-looks-but-no-brawn/#ixzz4OjtiY2sC



This is pretty much the difference between the clusters.

Here is RS

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Here is what all the other trims besides Diesel and LTZ get standard.

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Here is the gauges separated from the bezel.

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Here they are installed daytime

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Night time/low light shots

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Merc6
01-19-2017, 01:29 AM
Traded in for the 2017 SMR 6MT Sport last December. New thread for it is in the works as we speak.

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