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Hey, it looks nice and sounds like you got a good deal. And with only 30K miles you should get a lot of good use out of it.

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Congratulations.

If you get a tune, consider that the GM tune is warrantied and maintained by GM. On the other forum we are reading of a growing number of owners who are not getting support for after market tunes from some venders.
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Congrats sir!!! Glad you found another Red on Red Redline. Hard to find something perfect that is ten years old. It may take a little bit of time, but when you get it done/fixed/brought up to standards, it will be better than the old one. Have fun.
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Glad you found what you were looking for. Nice looking ride and hope you get a lot of enjoyment from it.
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.... I will probably add the GMPP tune to it in a while.
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Congrats, not very long without a sky, way to go. I have heard of some people who look for a a year or two (or 4).

I would suggest you save your cash and buy the trifecta base tune. About $400 less and and just as good if not better.

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Second Verse...same as the first!

First pic is from 2007 when I first got her home.

Second pic is the new car from today...
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Now I just need to get that damn front license plate off...
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First pic is from 2007 when I first got her home.

Second pic is the new car from today...
Wow. The chance of finding a match that close to a special order this fast...simultaneous...seems so small, and yet there it is.

I like the chrome wheels. The red lug nuts look good, too.

Glad to have you back in the fold!

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Wow. The chance of finding a match that close to a special order this fast...simultaneous...seems so small, and yet there it is.

I like the chrome wheels. The red lug nuts look good, too.

Glad to have you back in the fold!
The red lug nuts are actually just plastic caps that fit on over the actual lug nuts. Had them on my other Sky too, just not when that first picture was taken.

I actually did have real red lug nuts at one time, but they kept fading to pink. The plastic covers don't fade, though they are a couple of shades brighter than the chili-pepper red.

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Yeah, I just went and found this forums Ignore option have not had to use that in some time.

IF the car doesn't have the GMPP tune, i would just do the Trifecta base tune, the same or better performance and lot less cost.
I had the GMPP tune done to my new Coupe at the dealer where I bought it. I had read early on that not only did you get 30 more HP & add about 80 ft/lbs torque, You'd get better gas mileage. That was my main reason for getting the tune. In the little over 33,000 miles I have on it now I have averaged 28.3mpg. Not a bad deal, Way more fun factor, PermaGrins and better gas mileage. I'd say Go for It!
GMPP or Trifecta. And really enjoy your Kappa even more.
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I am with Davhamm, get the trifecta. Just did a trip to Phoenix (4days) a little over 800 miles and ran most of the way between 80-90mph. Averaged 28.2 miles to the gallon. I have had mine a couple of years and love the added performance it gives.
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Well done there good for you, and it's red on red, what's the chances of that? ChopTop posted those lists for a reason.

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I have had mine a couple of years and love the added performance it gives.
Yes, it is FAST!

And, I think he was embarrassed about my revealing how fast I thought it is.

Makes a GXP look a bit amateurish.

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Wow. The chance of finding a match that close to a special order this fast...simultaneous...seems so small, and yet there it is.

I like the chrome wheels. The red lug nuts look good, too.

Glad to have you back in the fold!
I was thinking the same thing and that red on red with the interior looks SO good.

And here I thought I was lucky with my 2007 early build twins...


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Congrats! The car looks GREAT!!


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