15+ Year Contributor
- Mar 11, 2007
Those were the fun days. Don't forget the starion/conquest fmic. It was great seeing people use there brains to make these cars fast instead of their fat wallets. Off the shelf go fast parts way back then were scarce. Now dsm go fast parts litter the web for anyone with money to buy. To me right now I'm having more fun making my current dsm that I purchased 100% stock as fast as I can for as little $$ as possible. Its a challenge and if you do your homework its not very difficult. Besides it brings me back to the main reason why I bought my first dsm 12 years ago.
I'm having more fun building my own parts too. Intake manifolds, tubular exhausts, holsets, editing speed density binaries. Seemingly unthinkable things back then. There is a lot of plug and play stuff out there. There is also plenty of DIY, and plenty more to find.
It's weird to see other platforms that are less supported where the average car is getting to where DSM's were back then. Volvos come to mind, many still tuning with resistors on the mass air sensor It says a lot about the community.