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I finally got to bring her to the dyno. Went to Dyno Source Performance to do baseline pulls. Currently stock and running 87 octane at ~87500 miles on the clock. Next and subsequent tanks will be premium.

Peak Torque: ~130 ft-lbs
Peak Power: ~ 109 HP
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Finalized install of aftermarket pioneer stereo and maestro rr data link. (Pays to actually read the instructions ) Works great, sounds great!

Also installed fiberglass baffle pack mid way into the borla exhaust to bring the note down a tad. Coupled with a big city thunder monster baffle at the tail. Again, works great sounds great!
 

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Installed LT headlights on my LS.


Last Saturday got windows tinted.

Fog lights will be here Monday. Then ordering the lowering springs and intake but not sure on K&N or AEM


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Got mud guards, rear bumper rub strip where the trunk lid opens, and front vanity plate installed!
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Installed LT headlights on my LS.


Last Saturday got windows tinted.

Fog lights will be here Monday. Then ordering the lowering springs and intake but not sure on K&N or AEM


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Go with aem. K&N oil is known to cause problems
 

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Thanks. Or is it worth it to spend half a grand on the GMPP intake?


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AFAIK GM won't sell the intake for the 2017. Only 18 and 19. It used to show up in the accessories for the 17 but disappeared. I remember someone on here saying that GM won't do it on the 17, can't remember why though. It comes with a calibration that needs to be done at the dealer as well
 

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AFAIK GM won't sell the intake for the 2017. Only 18 and 19. It used to show up in the accessories for the 17 but disappeared. I remember someone on here saying that GM won't do it on the 17, can't remember why though. It comes with a calibration that needs to be done at the dealer as well
Okay so AEM it is. Thanks for the info.


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Yesterday: drove it from Michigan to just North of Charlotte. Didn't have to fill up, though the AC usage and the really piss poor drive through the mountains and then slowdowns just after (plus my wife was driving at that point and is a bit heavy on the gas, especially when frustrated) may have bumped it down from what I had gotten it up to during the first 5.5 hours of driving.
 
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Annnd today: drove it back to Michigan from North Carolina (filled it up a couple days before we left - 48.53 MPG).

Left at 2:10AM and got home around 1:15PM - filled up just before we got home, since I like to "cap off" vacation trips to preserve the mileage...and because the low fuel light was on. 46.89 MPG this time, despite the fact we didn't use AC. I think it's just due to the elevation changes coming back versus going down, as well as being in more city driving with traffic coming back (instead of being in the same spot at 4AM).

Also worth mentioning, I did both ~5-5.5 hour first shifts, and both times I had gotten zero sleep. Apparently that's not necessary for long drives...efficiency!
 
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Annnd today: drove it back to Michigan from North Carolina (filled it up a couple days before we left - 48.53 MPG).

Left at 2:10AM and got home around 1:15PM - filled up just before we got home, since I like to "cap off" vacation trips to preserve the mileage...and because the low fuel light was on. 46.89 MPG this time, despite the fact we didn't use AC. I think it's just due to the elevation changes coming back versus going down, as well as being in more city driving with traffic coming back (instead of being in the same spot at 4AM).

Also worth mentioning, I did both ~5-5.5 hour first shifts, and both times I had gotten zero sleep. Apparently that's not necessary for long drives...efficiency!
I'd love to be averaging more than 28 with my gasser but the shitty hilly/stop lights/high speed road commute doesn't do me any favors
 

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When we drive back, we take US-23 in Ohio for about 50-75 miles, a fair amount of which is city driving - going down we pass through at about 4AM, so that basically presents no issue (both due to traffic and light timing), but we hit it in late morning when we come back, which means we do a lot more stopping and going. At least it's flat.

I believe there is more climbing than descending when it comes to the mountains going home (or at least it seems that way, based both on observation, as well as instantaneous fuel economy), as well, so that has an effect too.

That all said - the CTD always did wonderfully in the mountains, both in climbing and maintaining speed on the 5+% down grades. It rarely had to downshift to climb a sudden incline at 70-75 mph, and only on the steepest of grades would it exceed the set speed going downhill, thanks to the VGT acting as a psuedo exhaust brake. Now, with the tune, it seemed to be even more effortless in climbing - and it never left 6th gear.

Being able to make the trip there, and the trip back, each on one tank is always pretty convenient. I'm sure if my wife didn't pack half the house (seriously, we brought **** like our cast iron dutch oven down, because we planned to do some cooking while at the in-laws, and they don't have most of what we'd need), it would have helped as well.
 
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