Thin Wall settings ??

I am trying to get my Slic3r settings to work to print file from I am told that they use Simplify3d  because of several abilities that other slicers do not have. 
I am wondering if Slic3r has the ability to print thin walls as well as the ability to print double walls for the first 5 layers (I believe that is what i read).
I tried to slice a part from the file using Slic3r and it came out almost 3 times the weight due to not printing thin walls. 
I am not sure if i missed settings or if there is something else going on (I am more inclined to believe I have missed something).
Here is the part that i tried to print (a test part from thingiverse.  https ://

Any thoughts on this would be most appreciated.


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