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How much have you spent?

Posted by esoteric, Jul 25, 2010

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  1. rayrayx11

    rayrayx11 Proven Member

    167
    0
    Joined Aug 8, 2008
    riverside, Rhode Island
    2000 on my gst
    800 on a tsi parts car (had brand new coil overs and small 16g turbo)
    dsmlink and a stupid amount of trial and error parts to get this car running with very little success.
     

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    1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
    · 2G DSM
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  2. brandonwh64

    brandonwh64 Proven Member

    758
    3
    Joined Mar 9, 2011
    Chatsworth, Georgia
    I paid 1,800 for my N/T :( then after 250$ suspension repair, 80$ Radiator, and other regular maintenance I have about 2,350$ in it. It still needs: body work, paint job, tires, maybe axles, full interior detail, and exhaust work.

    At the moment ive stopped working on it and just maintaining it. I am probably gonna start saving for a 1G project.
     
  3. tkrPerformance

    tkrPerformance Proven Member

    1,392
    15
    Joined Dec 2, 2002
    plymouth, Minnesota
    I have over 30k in parts into the evo 3 over the last 4 years
    the shell was free
    no labor costs since I do all the work my self
    shipping kills when parts come from japan,uk,nz,au all the time for it
    have a full 3 ring binder with every thing I have bought for the car over the years
     

    3K  0

    1995/Mitsubishi/evolution 3
    manual · Lancer Evolution

    Street Build 2K  0

    1998
    manual · 2G DSM
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  4. richard33

    richard33 Proven Member

    1,249
    16
    Joined Oct 25, 2009
    Ft Lauderdale, Florida
    Ugh I don't want to be reminded of how much I spent.
    Car-3800
    motor~4000
    everything else~7000 and counting day by day.

    I tried not cutting any corners so I wouldn't have to replace everything all over again. The most expensive thing by far is the fact that I change my mind on what I want all the time. First I had a nice 16g setup, then e85, then a built motor, then hx35, now an hx40. A few different fuel setups, suspension, rims and tires, and it all adds up quickly. If I could do it again I would but I'd go straight to the hx40 to save my self a bunch of down time and money.
     

    4K  0

    1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
    9.752 @ 146.150 · 2G DSM
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  5. 954TalonTsi

    954TalonTsi Proven Member

    190
    0
    Joined Dec 10, 2007
    Ft.lauderdale, Florida
    Hmmm good question, lost count after first 3k. Here a rough list,
    Car_800 :) hate away bone stock wit 150k on od at time
    New ecu_250
    2.1 destroke kit_1400 frm sbr
    SI 1mm over valves_300
    Gates kevlar t belt_ 100
    Tre sttage 2 tranny_ 400 used
    Dsmlink v3full wit eprom 90 ecu_500
    Plx wideband_ 120
    Wally 255 n afpr_ 150
    Fidanza fw_180 extremepsi
    Act 2100 sprung street kit_300
    Rebuilt 14b_ 150

    And this list dont included all the machine shop fees, bout another stack!
    And no I wouldnt change a thing cause its been an AWESOME(and frustrating)learning experince
     

    316  0

    1990 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    manual · 1G DSM
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  6. crash89

    crash89 Proven Member

    3,527
    147
    Joined Mar 5, 2008
    Janesville, Wisconsin
    Id hate to know what kind of money Shep has put in his DSM!!!
     

    5K  4

    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GST
    awd · manual · 2G DSM

    4K  10

    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GST
    11.043 @ 125.92 · 2G DSM
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  7. carnalforce

    carnalforce Probationary Member

    39
    0
    Joined Nov 3, 2010
    Highland, New York
    6k including the car, and parts car, (assuming the 100s of hrs in her is pro-bono by me) and if I could do it all again, you bet!
     

    171  0

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
    · 2G DSM
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  8. prostreetdsmx1

    prostreetdsmx1 Proven Member

    2,505
    13
    Joined Sep 29, 2002
    Altamonte, Florida
    LOL, guys, you never add it up! If for no other reason than you don't leave anything in writing that the Significant other could ever find. hahaha
     

    552  0

    1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    13.100 @ 104.100 · 2G DSM
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  9. 954TalonTsi

    954TalonTsi Proven Member

    190
    0
    Joined Dec 10, 2007
    Ft.lauderdale, Florida
    I like this one LOL!
     

    316  0

    1990 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    manual · 1G DSM
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  10. 2g4me

    2g4me Proven Member

    167
    0
    Joined Apr 29, 2010
    Ogden, Utah
    $1300 for the GSX and MAYBE a grand in parts and maintenence so ill round up n say $2500 so far including the car

    built bottom end, rebuilt head, FMIC, HKS BOV, 3" turbo back N1, 16g GT, SS manifold, 550's, SAFC NEO, Tein springs, 18" MR7's, couple other thing like gauges n such and i do all my own work so labor is free, but its also nice to have friends in both hi n low places!
     
  11. KazooGS-T

    KazooGS-T Proven Member

    694
    5
    Joined Aug 29, 2006
    Ridgeland, Mississippi
    How much invested? A lot...


    Would I do it over again? Absolutely.
     

    Street Build 2K  0

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    manual · 2G DSM

    504  0

    1993 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    12.700 @ 115.000 · 1G DSM
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  12. MikeS

    MikeS Proven Member

    10
    0
    Joined Feb 12, 2005
    Shenandoah, Pennsylvania
    Once I hit 10k I quit counting, and that's 2011 alone on just my current 2g(not including the 3 other dsms i've owned since 04)

    Probably not to be honest, should have bought a house etc
     

    225  0

    1995 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    automatic · 2G DSM
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  13. TunaTalon

    TunaTalon Proven Member

    1,093
    26
    Joined Oct 4, 2007
    Dittmer, Missouri
    About $20K for the Talon new in 1997 and about another $20K in mods over the years. Over half of the mod cost was the stroker conversion with supporting mods. With 200,000 miles on the clock that's only twenty cents per mile for the purchase price. Cheap, cheap, cheap for a fun performance car. The decision to spring for the stroker conversion was tough but what tipped the scales was the total cost of the project was only three years depreciation on the new Audi TT that my wife liked.

    Would I do it again?

    On business trips I've been stuck driving rental Lincoln Town Cars and I never want to do that again. Turn the wheel and the tires turn and flex to a set, then the suspension catches up, then the body rolls, and finally the car starts to go where you pointed it two seconds ago. I never want to do that again.

    No old fart really needs a high performance sports coupe but this olde motor head would do it again because I want a fun car, and I enjoy driving it.
     

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