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Old 10-12-2017, 09:00 AM   #1
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New Guy and a Question

Howdy folks! In 48 hours I will be the owner of a lower mileage 2014. I haven't driven a stick regularly for 20 years and it's been 30 since I've had real horses under the hood and I am stoked!

Question: I want to make one mod by adding a Goshers blind spot monitoring system. Can you guys recommend a shop in West Houston/Katy that will do it right?
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Old 10-12-2017, 09:34 AM   #2
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Sorry I don't know who can install it. You might want to drive it first, I think the blind spot thing isn't as much a problem as is reported. Your mirror gives good vision and that long window next to you lets you see a wide angle next to you. I've driven worse sedans with door pillars etc.
If you have some problems with rotating your neck around then you'd probably still want some assist. Just sayin' drive it first, I think you'll be fine with the stick, it's like riding a bike, you don't forget, and the blind spot isn't so bad.
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Old 10-12-2017, 10:28 AM   #3
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I wouldn't, personally. Theyre rumored to not work well at all, I looked into the same thing a while back
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Old 10-12-2017, 10:35 AM   #4
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I wouldn't bother with blind spot detection. I have driven cars with it and I was still scared to 100% trust it, ended up looking anyways. Last thing you'd want to do would be smash your ZL1 or in my case a $90,000+ Escalade into a car just outside of the reading area.
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Old 10-12-2017, 01:02 PM   #5
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Thanks gents, I'll drive it first!
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Old 10-12-2017, 01:12 PM   #6
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I use those little spot mirrors and they work great.
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Old 10-12-2017, 03:03 PM   #7
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I use those little spot mirrors and they work great.
My wife insists on those too. The car wash likes to rip them off so I use some clear silicon to hold them on. It can be scraped off with a razor blade easily enough without permanent damage.
I mean on my other cars, don't have them on the ZL1, she doesn't normally ever drive it.
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Old 10-12-2017, 07:16 PM   #8
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The only camera I've ever wanted to add to mine is one in the very front to make sure I never hit a curb. To me the only time I noticed the blind spots is when I'm at a stop sign. changing lanes I've never had an issue. Congrats on the new car great choice!
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Old 10-12-2017, 11:38 PM   #9
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Streetrage, that's a great idea...
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Old 10-13-2017, 10:41 AM   #10
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The only camera I've ever wanted to add to mine is one in the very front to make sure I never hit a curb. To me the only time I noticed the blind spots is when I'm at a stop sign. changing lanes I've never had an issue. Congrats on the new car great choice!
Is there a camera that can be put in the front and have it show up on the mylink screen?
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Old 10-13-2017, 10:50 AM   #11
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I use those little spot mirrors and they work great.
I did the same thing, makes it way easier.
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Old 10-13-2017, 12:06 PM   #12
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Is there a camera that can be put in the front and have it show up on the mylink screen?
That would be the idea, but I have not looked into it. I have more ideas for this car than I do time..if I find something I will post it.
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Old 10-14-2017, 08:48 AM   #13
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Old 10-14-2017, 09:30 AM   #14
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That would be the idea, but I have not looked into it. I have more ideas for this car than I do time..if I find something I will post it.
Here you go.

http://www.gen5diy.com/Chevrolet/Cam...nt-Camera-Kit/
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