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    Just picked up my export v ...

    Hey Guys,

    Newbie, just picked up my '12 V sedan and love the car!

    Just wanted your opinion, we get the export spec cars here with clear rear lights and amber turn signals, im not sure if i like them... cant decide whether to change to red, tint or leave as they are??? What you'll think?

    Also, interestingly the export cars are rated at 564hp, i presume this is because they can run on 98 gas??

    Cheers

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    Re: Just picked up my export v ...

    You need to take it for a run on the F1 track there. Congrats!

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    Re: Just picked up my export v ...

    Very Nice!

    Personally, I really like the clear lenses, especially on a black car...

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    Re: Just picked up my export v ...

    i bet you've got a tow hook/eye also stowed away in there with the jack too
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    Sorry, don't like the clear.

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    Re: Just picked up my export v ...

    the car is rated to run on 91 here. so the extra HP for the gas theory seems right, although 8 HP for a 7 octane improvement sounds like they didn't do anything at all to take advantage of it which is unfortunate.

    I also spy the elusive export rear diff cooler!!

    Get her up on the rack and get pics or get banned!
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    Re: Just picked up my export v ...

    Awesome car! Enjoy thrashing it! They are so much fun to drive.

    Btw, anyone else notice the factory differential cooler in the rear end photo? Funny how the don't exist in the states

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    Re: Just picked up my export v ...

    Quote Originally Posted by flyingv View Post
    Awesome car! Enjoy thrashing it! They are so much fun to drive.

    Btw, anyone else notice the factory differential cooler in the rear end photo? Funny how the don't exist in the states
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    I also spy the elusive export rear diff cooler!!

    Get her up on the rack and get pics or get banned!

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    Re: Just picked up my export v ...

    What are speed limits and enforcement like there?

    I just like the sound of ABU DUBAI.

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    Re: Just picked up my export v ...

    Congrats, very nice car. I like the clear tail lights on your car.

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    Re: Just picked up my export v ...

    Quote Originally Posted by elphil View Post
    You need to take it for a run on the F1 track there. Congrats!
    thanks! yeah thats a definite, as soon as i get used to the car!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RippyPartsDept View Post
    i bet you've got a tow hook/eye also stowed away in there with the jack too
    Yes i do! Dont they all have that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by M5eater View Post
    the car is rated to run on 91 here. so the extra HP for the gas theory seems right, although 8 HP for a 7 octane improvement sounds like they didn't do anything at all to take advantage of it which is unfortunate.

    I also spy the elusive export rear diff cooler!!

    Get her up on the rack and get pics or get banned!
    Yeah it has it, no worries, ill post some pics soon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by elphil View Post
    What are speed limits and enforcement like there?

    I just like the sound of ABU DUBAI.
    Its not too bad, the police dont use radar guns but theres a lot of speed cameras .. which is kinda better if you remember where they are!

    Thanks guys

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    Re: Just picked up my export v ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Tampa2Dubai View Post
    Yes i do! Dont they all have that?
    actually, in the US that tow eye is an option - standard on exports

    it's not exactly clear as to why the US doesn't get it standard, but i think some export countries have requirements for it so that's why export cars get it
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    Re: Just picked up my export v ...

    Why are the emblems on the rear backwards??

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    Re: Just picked up my export v ...

    Quote Originally Posted by DPL View Post
    Why are the emblems on the rear backwards??
    I have a 2010 and mine are the same.

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    Re: Just picked up my export v ...

    Throw a light tint on those rear clear lights and it will be perfect.

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