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The Official "What Should I Spend Money On?" Thread [Merged 10-6]

Posted by Jerith, May 8, 2002

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  1. turboglenn

    turboglenn Proven Member

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    IMO short shifters for these cars are over rated. They are finicky shifting trannies anyway, and the added leverage of the stock shifter helps for fast shifts to 3rd on the strip. I have a B&M clone and it's notchy and honestly i wish i hadn't thrown away the stock one. Sorry to go off topic, but everyone''s rambling about shifters when that money could be spent on actually increasing performance instead of giving you the sawed off shifter look.... Just my $0.02 I miss third gear more with the short shifter than i ever did with the stocker.

    Just put good bushings in it!
     
  2. Boostdclips99

    Boostdclips99 Proven Member

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    I agree with this guy except changing one thing (just from my experience). I have had both the ebay and B&M, with my experince the B&M was a night and day difference. I also did the bearing mod on the cables. Those three mods made driving the car so much better, it actually feels like there is a tranny beneath the shifter. So keep those on the list.
     

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  3. EagleTalonTim

    EagleTalonTim Proven Member

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    I am running glowshift gauges and they work perfectly fine for me. had them for about 3 months now with no problems at all. Better than the damn autozone crap that blinds the hell out of you at night. I would also suggest not to get an EBC and get a MBC. Much more reliable. It may be nice to be able to control your boost from inside the car, but in the long run, MBC is the way to go. Everything else sounds good to me. Wish i had a grand to drop in my car. Santa does not like me this year i guess :p
     

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  4. Slippi84

    Slippi84 Proven Member

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    You tuning that with the dsmlink you stole or something else?
     

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  5. cb1417

    cb1417 Probationary Member

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    This is actually not a "how do i mod my dsm" thread.. its actually a "i have a dsm on life support and 8grand" thread. Obviously yes i know i could get a pretty nice 2g turbo for 8grand but other than that, I'm looking for some ideas on cars to look for.

    couple ideas were like 2000 Trans Am and a '99 Pontiac Grand Prix gt which is like a little v6 supercharged 210hp car if ## not familiar.. I would really rather not have to downgrade on speed.. and obviously perfer something atleast 210+ hp

    import/domestic Ii don't care and my parents will continue to pay insurance on petty much anything I get except for a bike so I'm sticking with a cage. Any help is appreciated and I remembered how cool this community was back when I was heavy into my eclipse so I came back for some friendly advice.

    regards,
    Chris
     
  6. phillabaum03

    phillabaum03 Proven Member

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    Well if your good at working on cars and can do work and have time. If you plan on building it, i would pick up a roller. Put a engine in it and do what you want with it. Other then buy wsomething that runs that your gonna rip apart anyways. My friend picked up a couple nice trans am rollers dirt cheap and put some nice motors in them. Get a nice 6 speed tranny to. Just a thought tho
     
  7. GVR4592

    GVR4592 Proven Member

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    You could get a pretty heavily modded 2g awd for $8,000.
     
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  8. laserspeeddemon

    laserspeeddemon Proven Member

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    If I had $8000 and a heavy foot.

    I would get surgey. Somethings wrong with your foot. I mean my left feels a little heavier then my right, but not by much. I wonder why your foot is so heavy.

    Wait.....
    Are they both heavy? Like fat? If that was the case, I would get my stomach stapled and some lipo.
     

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  9. phillabaum03

    phillabaum03 Proven Member

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    HAHAHAHA That might cost more then 8k thats why i didnt give him that option
     
  10. GVR4592

    GVR4592 Proven Member

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    Instead of lightening the heavy foot, he could just add weight to the light foot. That would save a ton of money and he could still afford a dsm.
     
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  11. cb1417

    cb1417 Probationary Member

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    rofl! thank u for giving me a laugh, the day has been a stressful one. my actual foot isnt too heavy but if it was.. i'd probably just wear a flip-flop on one, and a boot on the other to even them out...
     
  12. laserspeeddemon

    laserspeeddemon Proven Member

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    Well, then you would just walk in circles.
     

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  13. cb1417

    cb1417 Probationary Member

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    wouldnt u say that jumping into a heavily modded awd 4g63, not only not knowing exactly what all is done to it, but also not really ever have worked on a turbo eclipse motor would be somewhat of a bad idea. i'd love rolling around in a gsx but i cant afford to have it on stands... really at all whatsoever.
     
  14. voodoogsx

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    dodge colt?
     

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  15. cbassgsx

    cbassgsx Proven Member

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    +1 for the Gtp if not a dsm. Gtp's are Ok for a front wheel drive. Rear wheel drive I like old boats like the Lincoln Continental and you get a BIG ol' motor.
     
  16. bartels903

    bartels903 Proven Member

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    Got mine for 350. Really reliable. Swap in 4g63 with ease.
     
  17. 4BangR-x

    4BangR-x Proven Member

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    AMC Javelin with a LS1.
     
  18. beating4g63s

    beating4g63s Proven Member

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    you can prob find a decent 2003 nissan maxima with the 3.5, I have the 3.0 2k and it's pretty quick. I believe the 2000 are 210 and the 2003 are 230-240 I beleive.
     
  19. zero97tsi

    zero97tsi Proven Member

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    I'm thinkin, get a Geo Metro, and put a Turbo 4g63 in it. 8 grand should do that for ya.
     
  20. TSIMonsteR

    TSIMonsteR Proven Member

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    I can't really think outside of the DSM box. Maybe a.... ..... .... I am blank dude. A super nice 2G AWD sound good to me!
     

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  21. thekellbeast

    thekellbeast Proven Member

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    Ls1 Camaro or Trans-am, then do heads, cam, intake, headers, etc... supercharger... Then swap the entire drivetrain into a FD Rx7 after I wreck the Camarobird.
     
  22. voodoogsx

    voodoogsx Proven Member

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    And Oh such a sleeper!! :D

    350 for the car another 2 grand in (light)mods and you still have over 5.5grand to use on another car....
     

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  23. JOEY A

    JOEY A Proven Member

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    LS1 my car went deep deep into 12s with boltons and a gear on old drag radials and a slighly slipping clutch


    30mpg on the highway with a 6pseed is nice


    FYI



    evo iii24psi,hks 272 cams,ams tuned.......Ran dead even with my friends auto 2002 transam from a roll to 140mph we went at it a few times and no one could edge out...

    His mods, only long tubes,y pipe,exhaust still had the STOCK lid and OEM AIR FILTER!
     
  24. turbo addict

    turbo addict Proven Member

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    You could buy my nissan gti-r for $8000.
     
  25. tenn-gsx

    tenn-gsx Proven Member

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    Hope this is in the right spot.

    Ok so Ill be leaving for Afghanistan in a couple weeks. Just wanted to run my dsm plans by you guys.
    First will be the 2.3 Eagle Weisco 6 bolt engine, oringed, and some head work. GM maf, boost sensor, and some sort of water/alky injection. Maby a jmf manifold and some fp2 cams.
    Turbo will be a GT35r or s200 series from bullseye. I want to stick with a cast manifold because I dont want to spend the money it takes to get a tubular that wont crack. Havent decided on the o2 housing yet.
    Drivetrain will be a completely redone tranny w/ all the bells, 4 spider diff, and a twin disk clutch set up.
    Fuel will be a 255 pump w/ complete aeromotive lines and fpr. I already have the 1000cc injectors so Ill swap them to the new engine.
    Thoughts, opinions, sugguestions?
     

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