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    So my GT is pretty much stock except for a CAI. I may go with an exhaust at some point (cats back, but no headers).

    Is there any point doing any sort of tuning?

    Can I get something (like superchips) that is just plug and play (I know nothing about this stuff), that I don't need to make any of the adjustments myself.

    I've tried contacting patg but have never received a response.
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    Get a tune. You’ll like what it does to the trans
    things are not what they appear to be.....

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    It helps to know what goals you have. If all you want to do is play around with the tune, then get a Superchips tuner. If you want a little more performance, then get a street or dyno tune. Where are you located?
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    ^I don't want to play around. I want something to plug in and forget it. I have no idea what a tune can do. No experience whatsoever....
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    Roto-fab CAI, Roto-fab Rad cover, Tint all around, Baer brake kit red, Aeroforce gauges, GXP steering wheel, shifter, front clip & diffuser, Shark Fin

    Future: Sunroof, suspension, and much more.

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    Ok, I see you are in Canada. Don't know any tuners East, West or Alberta.

    I suggest you search for Superchips on Google. Try G8Nation: Superchips in Google.

    This will give you an idea of what the tuner can do for you. Like a higher octane tune, firm up the transmission shifting, etc.
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    The change a tune makes on the G8 is pretty dramatic when it comes to the transmission, and it'll add some power too of course.

    Best thing to do for a car you don't want to have to worry about (daily driver) is to get a decent exhaust like Corsa or Borla, a CAI like Rotofab, and a tuner like SuperChips and play with it.

    I drove my GT daily like this for 54,000 miles and it never let me down.

    I would NEVER want to drive my GXP the way it is daily.

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    Thanks Gents. That sounds kinda like what I'm looking for. Nothing extreme just adding a little spice to the daily (summer) driver. I have looked at exhaust upgrades (solo), but I'm not a real big sound guy anymore, and the dollar up here is a killer.
    2009 GT Premium & Sport Packages
    White Hot with Black/Red interior

    Roto-fab CAI, Roto-fab Rad cover, Tint all around, Baer brake kit red, Aeroforce gauges, GXP steering wheel, shifter, front clip & diffuser, Shark Fin

    Future: Sunroof, suspension, and much more.

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