Zachary Starkey's "Sleek 1.8l" Cruze


CX Racing Coilovers with a Bag Conversion
Airejax Manual Management


3SDM Wheels 0.04
Silver Cut
18x8.5 +35
Federal Formoza FD2 Tires 215/40/18


Bad News Racing Tune
ZZP 1.8L Headers
K&N Cold Air Typhoon Intake
Magnaflow Cat Back Exhaust




Winjet Projector Head Lights
 Clear Benz Style LED Tail Lights
WTCC Style Body Kit
Z Spec Front Grille
All Fit Lip Kit
AVS Window Vent Shades
Depo Clear Side Markers
Thule Roof Rack

Why did you choose this car?

I chose this car because the way it looked stuck out to me. I was in the market for a new car entering college and told the dealership it had to be black in color. I walked out originally leasing the Cruze but quickly chose to buy it out. Five years later I am here today, title in hand, and can happily say it’s only had one owner.

What was the main goal when the build started and what is it now?

The main goal when the build started was just to stick to looks. I quickly realized that the aftermarket support for performance for these cars were scarce and I geared my focus towards having the car looking just the way I wanted it. I have changed it up over the years to create the car you see today.

What are your future plans for the car?

My future plans for the Cruze are possibly a color change, while also deciding
whether I should change the wheel setup or not. I would like to add a better sounding exhaust setup then what I currently have next.

Is there anything you would have done differently if you could go back?

If I could go back, I would definitely try to convince myself to save the money
for a quality suspension and a more aggressive set of wheels. I also think I should have worked harder to pay off the car faster.

Shout Outs

Shoutout to Pennsylvania Cruzes, Houston Cruzes, Pittsburgh Cruze and Sonic Club, and Cruze Culture! Wouldn’t have the friends I do without sharing this passion of the Cruze.

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