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It's not only the LTZ that has the turn signals on the mirrors. I know my LT has them too.
Oh ok, I didn't know the LT's had it too. Thanks for the info.


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Day 2 observation:

Car went in for detail, tint, mudflaps and software updates.
I had a rear passenger side window that had a deep scratch in, dealer replaced the window.

1. Dealer contacted GM customer service and opened a case on the rear camera issue. I should know more today.

2. Car looks sweet with 20% tint.

3. Got my Engine tune from Trifecta and uploaded it. I was planning on tuning the ECO, but Vince agreed to work one up for my 2ltr turbo. He's got a Cadillac ATS that is putting out 320 HP/330tq, same engine, different intake and exhaust. My tune is more conservative at estimated 290 both sides. I have a perma Grin!!!

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Be careful out there, you don't want to be a guest of the Oklahoma jail system


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Re: Initial comparison 13 ECO Vs.2LTZ

Damn, 290HP off a tune, not shabby at all. These turbos can probably do 300hp easy though as well. Down the line if you spend big money to upgrade the exhaust and intake then you'd be right on par with that Cadillac ATS........:-) I'm shooting for a tint, ptm bowties and cross-drilled rotors for my near future upgrades. Further down the line I'll get some 20in black rims on her and get a beefier amp installed with a sub to complement those pioneer speakers proper.

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The guy tuning my BU has an ATS puting down 320hp/330 tq. Im good with what he gave me for now. I would like for injen to make a CIA or an SRI and someone to fab up a less restrictive down pipe so it can breath better.

Mine only has 200 miles on the clock so I'm pushing it but not to hard yet.

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Update on the tune and MPG. Ive driven 150 miles (all in the city),since uploading the tune and my MPG according to the DIC is 19.7. I'll be able to tell better once I fill up and manually calculate it.

I've been driving normal most of the time with a couple of interstate blasts over 120.

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