July 03, 2020
Trevor Hilgartner's "Caramel" Cruze
SuspensionCruze Culture Complete Air Suspension Kit with Air Lift Performance 3P
Wheels/TiresRotiform CCV 18x8.5 +35
Powder Coated in Emerald Coatings Majestic Blue
Bridgestone Potenza 215/40R18
AEM Cold Air Intake
AEM Cold Air Intake
InteriorBlacked out trim pieces with color match shift cover
Laminate flooring in trunk
Sonic RS steering wheel swap
Exterior3M Satin Caramel Luster Wrap with 3M Gloss Black roof and hood
Custom airsoft call sign on hood
Spyder Auto LED projector headlights black
Spyder Auto LED taillights black
Replaced all exterior chrome pieces with OEM black
Bowties wrapped to match rims with black border
Why did you choose this car?
My brother actually had a Sonic and convinced me to go with a Cruze after I sold my truck. Needed a good daily driver that was better on fuel than my truck.
What was the main goal when the build started and what is it now?
The build first started when I got the car 4 years ago, I originally had it lowered on coilovers and wrapped OD green. The project then changed this past fall in 2019. Started with getting a new wrap done on the car in the fall before it was parked for the winter. The car was then kept a secret from friends and family as nice surprise come spring. My brother and I worked on it over the winter adding new parts. The whole idea behind going with the air setup was so that I was able to daily the car and still have that low stance that I had with the coil overs, yet at the same time be able to raise the car to be able to pull my seadoos.
What are your future plans for the car?
Future plans for the car right now would be an exhaust system when I can find the sound I like and more engine upgrades.
Is there anything you would have done differently if you could go back?
If I could had done anything differently it would had been getting the work done sooner. Started the work towards end of winter and ended up waiting a long time on parts because of COVID-19. It would had been nicer to had the car done earlier, but happy that it's finally out.
Huge thanks to all the places and companies that brought it all together. True North Auto Salon on the wrap, JP Powder Coating INC. on the rims and tires, my brother for the hours he spent helping me to install all the components and get everything working, and of course Cruze Culture for not only the air setup, but for the awesome customer service. With Daniel's help for making it possible to actually get the air kit to me. All these companies showed excellent customer service every step of the way and I cannot thank them enough for getting the car to the look the way it is today. They have gained a new customer for life from myself and a few new friends along the way.