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Offline wiztom

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Newbe to this board
« on: June 18, 2009, 10:05:58 PM »
Howdy,

I am a new GXP owner. I am not new to cars or sports cars. In my younger days I was a manager of an Ameron Store, Shop foreman for Goodyear, Assistant Shop Manager for a Chrysler Dealership, Assistant manager of a Body shop and finally Shop foreman for Moritz RV. During that time I owned and re-built a Triumph TR-6, a Datsun Fairlady 2000, a 240Z, an MGB, a Fiat Targa, a Triumph Spitfire, 67 Corvette 400, 67 Firebird 400. After that I went to daddy land and drove 4 door sedans.
After my kids grew up I owned a 94 Miata, 2006 Miata and now the GXP.
Thanks 

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Re: Newbe to this board
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2009, 10:26:24 PM »
Welcome! How would you compare your GXP to your Miata's?? It's always nice to get an objective opinion from someone who has owned both.
Keep Chopping!!!

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Re: Newbe to this board
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2009, 05:58:54 AM »
Welcome Tom...  Looks like we have shared a few cars...  TR6, no Spitfire but did have a TR7 Convert...  Fiat X1/9, 2005 MSM Miata etc...

2008 GXP, Mean
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DDM Backbone:
Westers Tune - To Be Installed
NAK3D is like a box of chocolates

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Re: Newbe to this board
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2009, 06:45:02 AM »
Welcome to the most righteous Kappa forum on the Internet

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Re: Newbe to this board
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2009, 07:25:41 AM »
A Fairlady, well we won't hold that against you, welcome

GONE: (but not forgotten) 2006 Cool named BIXABEL (BISH-AH-BEL) Mayan for "Good Roads"

DDM
StageIII intercooled Supercharger, Wisco ceramic coated pistons, Carrillo rods, superTech valves and Springs
Ported and polished head
Exedy Stage II Clutch
big brake kit, slotted/drilled Rotors w/Porterfield pads & blue juice
Backbone, Probeam, Cross Strut Brace
Underhood, trunk, & door Lights
ZOK suspension

JPM
Center console, door inserts, & dash
Seat bolster & lumbar support

Focuztech Tri-Y Header & hi-flow cat
Solo Performance SQR-2
Norm's Rear facia
Heated Seats
Black Cat inserts

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Re: Newbe to this board
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2009, 07:28:38 AM »
Welcome!!

That's my dream Hot Rod, a 67 Firebird!  I have lots of ideas for when that day comes!  Just don't tell my wife  :gaah:
Sly with premium-auto-spoiler-pedals-onstar-xm-monsoon-crome wheels-a/c-headliner.
BSR Tune / GM Performance Exhaust / Xenon fog lights / K&N drop in / Debadged
Best 1/4 - 13.12 @ 102.6 / 60 foot 1.9 seconds
0-60 in 4.37 seconds


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Re: Newbe to this board
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2009, 07:52:10 AM »
Wow, impressed about your involve in so many cars, salutes from an Opel GT from the other side of the earth.

We WANT pictures :D all the time :)
Dragula  ;) Opel GT  from Romania
Arabas: take fotos, videos and keep all girls locked inside the house. Kelu's charm is irresistible !!!!

Offline DeepBlueGXP

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Re: Newbe to this board
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2009, 08:39:58 AM »
Welcome to the best Kappa forum on the web. Congrats on your GXP.

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Re: Newbe to this board
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2009, 10:38:49 AM »
 Welcome 
Here's to many rides with the top down, wind in your hair & the  hammer down.  :drag: :brnout: :drive:
Here's to many rides with the top down, wind in your hair & the  hammer down.  :drag: :brnout: :drive:

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Re: Newbe to this board
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2009, 01:50:00 PM »
Welcome to the best Kappa forum on the net!  :thumbs:

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Re: Newbe to this board
« Reply #10 on: July 04, 2009, 07:36:24 PM »
Ya'all forgive me if I am not doing this right. Not usually a board person. I am thinking about getting the Westers Tune. Anyone have anyy good/bad about that ?

Thanks

Tom

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Re: Newbe to this board
« Reply #11 on: July 04, 2009, 07:42:11 PM »
I don't think, no, I know you won't hear a bad thing about the Wester's Tune. I just ordered it along with the HPT Suite. Hope to have the tune in a week or two, need to heal my broken foot first. Tons of good info here on Wester's along with some very very knowledgeable people here. In fact Lyndon not only is a supporting vendor here but he also pops in from time to time. 

2008 GXP, Mean
Solo RCD: Norms Diffuser: JPM Shifter:
DDM Backbone:
Westers Tune - To Be Installed
NAK3D is like a box of chocolates

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Re: Newbe to this board
« Reply #12 on: July 04, 2009, 07:46:46 PM »
HPT suite ?

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Re: Newbe to this board
« Reply #13 on: July 04, 2009, 07:50:26 PM »
I think I pushed my X-19 more than drove it. TR-6 had automatic overdrive and Piranya Ignition.. Loved that car.

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Re: Newbe to this board
« Reply #14 on: July 04, 2009, 07:54:17 PM »
HPT suite ?
HP Tuners...

With Wester's you have a few options. One is to send him your ECM so he can load your tune. The second option is to purchase HP Tuners which allows you to download your stock tune to your computer, email it to Westers and then he will email you back a new tune that you then upload with HP Tuners. The final option is to find someone in your area that already has HP Tuners and see if they would be willing to upload your tune for you (with Westers permission of course). For example, there are many people here on this board that offer to load Wester tunes free of charge.  

The HP Tuner Suite is 495.00.  Not cheap, but it does allow you to upload your tunes, change back to your stock tune if you need to go to the dealer, and then reload your Westers tune when you get back.

Hope this helps...

2008 GXP, Mean
Solo RCD: Norms Diffuser: JPM Shifter:
DDM Backbone:
Westers Tune - To Be Installed
NAK3D is like a box of chocolates

 

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