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Old 02-21-2014, 10:09 PM   #1
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The time has come...

Well, it's inevitable that all things change and it seems changes have been running rampant: I said good bye to Chakita today. I had an offer for her and couldn't pass it up. She will hold a special place on the walls with the other cars and bikes from over the years.

You're probably thinking I went to "the dark side" and that would be completely wrong. I was driving a 2013 2SS since yesterday while I decided what to do and yeah the power was nice, fun to drive but it's the old saying "been there, done that." So I took the SS back.

I turned the wife loose at the dealer and gave her instructions of find me something to drive that is 1) fun to drive and 2) an automatic (for her). She texted me off and on all afternoon about colors, options and likes / dislikes but never anything about models.

I get home and now find myself the owner of a new 2014 1.4L Turbo, Atlantis Blue Metallic Chevy Cruze. Now you have to bear in mind I still have a stoopid fast 10 second Harley Bagger and a new Ultra Limited in the garage - so don't start with the "what the hell are you thinking?!?!" Lol, I jumped head first into the LLT with cams and heads, there is no telling where I'll end up with a 1.4L Turbo!!

I'll be checking in now and then but will be on the other forum: thanks to all of those on the forum: BaylorCamaro, KeepitShut, V6Owner, Sycraft, KMPrenger and many others who offered support and encouragement when things were tough.

For those who are wondering, yes I have some items I'll be posting in the classifieds: set of heads, Strut Brace, etc.


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Old 02-21-2014, 10:29 PM   #2
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I have an 11 Cruze; love it. In many ways I like it more than my 11 Camaro 1LT.

My only beef with my Cruze is that it is underpowered but that can be easily cured.
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Old 02-21-2014, 10:33 PM   #3
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Well I hate to see you say goodbye to the Camaro but we all have to do what we need to in our lives. Enjoy the new car & don't be a stranger around here.
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Old 02-21-2014, 10:49 PM   #4
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Old 02-22-2014, 06:40 AM   #5
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So sorry to see you sell you nice Camaro. But at least you bought another Chevy. Enjoy playing with this new one. Hopefully you can do some mods and get as much enjoyment out of it as you did your Camaro.
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Old 02-22-2014, 11:55 AM   #6
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Old 02-22-2014, 12:09 PM   #7
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I guess a cruz is a lot more practical!
About halfway thru reading i thought you were goimg to say she got a new stingray!
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Old 02-22-2014, 12:15 PM   #8
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Old 02-22-2014, 02:14 PM   #9
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The diesel cruze is a beast almost 300 torque you can make those a beast the cruze is a new cobalt ss can make the cruze faster then a lot camaro with less mods
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Old 02-22-2014, 02:20 PM   #10
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Old 02-22-2014, 02:38 PM   #11
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The Cruze will be perfectly fine and provide you the necessary transportation... til the Gen6's come out!!
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Old 02-22-2014, 02:44 PM   #12
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What kind of strut tower brace do you have? Sorry to hear that sold the camaro. How close are you to Baytown, Tx, if we make a deal I could pick it there? Let me know please. And of course Pics are always helpful.
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Old 02-23-2014, 04:06 AM   #13
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Old 02-23-2014, 11:29 AM   #14
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Sad to see you go but congratz on the new ride!
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I was given a 13 Buick Verano 2.0 turbo to drive as a loaner while my 14 was getting worked on at the dealer... It was a blast to drive... I was kind of disappointed with the camaro once I got it back. Not sure how the 1.4 compares to the 2.0, but I feel like turbos can make anything fun to drive.
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Jim...it sure has been an adventure with you and Chakita hasn't it?? You and that yellow RS have caused quite a bit of excitement here on the forum for good and bad reasons, but one is for sure...you've helped us learn more and push forward new things in the modding world for the LLT.

Sad to see you go, but thats just the way it goes. I hope you like that Cruze, and I suspect you will! Not sure if you want to tune that little 1.4 or not, but I've seen where you can get some nice power with just a tune on the bugger. lol.

On the subject of LLT cams... looks like we have another owner ready to dive head first into it. Another member here recently bought MACE cams and is hoping the HPtuners tune comes through....so we might have another chance to see what a cammed LLT can do.

Hope to see you pop in from time to time!
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Old 02-24-2014, 10:39 PM   #17
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Jim...it sure has been an adventure with you and Chakita hasn't it?? You and that yellow RS have caused quite a bit of excitement here on the forum for good and bad reasons, but one is for sure...you've helped us learn more and push forward new things in the modding world for the LLT.

Sad to see you go, but thats just the way it goes. I hope you like that Cruze, and I suspect you will! Not sure if you want to tune that little 1.4 or not, but I've seen where you can get some nice power with just a tune on the bugger. lol.

On the subject of LLT cams... looks like we have another owner ready to dive head first into it. Another member here recently bought MACE cams and is hoping the HPtuners tune comes through....so we might have another chance to see what a cammed LLT can do.

Hope to see you pop in from time to time!

Hi KM,

Chakita was a fun project, hopefully it helped others and we all gained some knowledge. I was talking to a friend of mine over the weekend while we were put on the bikes and he was surprised about Chakita, but he looked at me and said "Not surprised, with you it's not the destination but the journey." Seriously, I've had a great time on the forum and will continue to check in. When HP releases their product things should get really interesting and hopefully there will be others who take the steps and do cams and heads. There is untapped potential in the LLT it's just needs to be coaxed out.

LOL, I'm supposed to pick up the Cruze Wednesday and already found VTuners Performance: 38hp increase with tune only! And for paltry $465! OMG, where's my credit card!!!!

Talk to you soon!!
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