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03-23-2017 03:05 PM
mbeardsley
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Originally Posted by davhamm View Post
Any chance you have the write up from the repair place, on what they thought it needed?
No, I don't even know that a formal appraisal was even done - they immediately went into "salvage" mode.

It would certainly need a hood, grill and nose. The mounting brackets on the headlights are both cracked underneath - I doubt that they can be saved.

However, I do not believe that there is significant mechanical damage. It was NOT leaking any fluids, and was completely drive-able from the accident to the body shop (it even seemed to drive and handle normally).

Obviously I cannot make any promises about how much work it would take to restore, but at minimum there are a lot of good useful parts there.
(and yes, it did have the GMPP tune).
03-23-2017 02:55 PM
davhamm I can see from the pic of the engine you had the GMPP tune
03-23-2017 02:51 PM
davhamm
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Originally Posted by mbeardsley View Post
In case anyone cares...my damaged car is up for auction here:
https://www.copart.com/vehicleFinder...Zip%22:null%7D

Current bid is only $500...if I had a place to put it I'd bid on it myself.

Any chance you have the write up from the repair place, on what they thought it needed?
03-23-2017 01:24 PM
mbeardsley In case anyone cares...my damaged car is up for auction here:
https://www.copart.com/vehicleFinder...Zip%22:null%7D

Current bid is only $500...if I had a place to put it I'd bid on it myself.
03-22-2017 01:49 AM
skersfan Between Chop and TS, they will either get you what you need or fix what you have. Two great forum members, that without them, we would have a lot less than we have. Truly what being on a forum is about. Thanks to both of you.
03-21-2017 09:00 PM
ChopTop
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Originally Posted by mbeardsley View Post
Thanks to all who provided help/info, and special thanks to ChopTop for finding it in the first place.
Very cool, glad it worked out for you!
03-21-2017 08:42 PM
SnowSky Congrats! The car looks GREAT!!
03-21-2017 12:17 PM
Robotech
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Originally Posted by lorennerol View Post
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...
03-21-2017 10:09 AM
44thSKY
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Originally Posted by skersfan View Post
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.

03-21-2017 06:24 AM
LAC Sky 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.

From permagrin to frown to permagrin;

LAC
03-20-2017 11:32 PM
skersfan 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.
03-20-2017 11:07 PM
STVZ CARZ
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Originally Posted by davhamm View Post
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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03-20-2017 08:16 PM
mbeardsley
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Originally Posted by lorennerol View Post
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.
03-20-2017 08:07 PM
lorennerol
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Originally Posted by mbeardsley View Post
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!
03-20-2017 07:28 PM
mbeardsley Now I just need to get that damn front license plate off...
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