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hephaestus Apr 17, 3:15am - #156969 
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$3000 dollars to spend

By next Friday I will have saved $3000 dollars to spend on my car other than the alignment, mount and balance tires, and corner weight and balanced suspension which will set me back several hundred in the future. So say a little less than the 3 grand. I definitely need new wheels for the 17" tires I already have. I'm thinking Volk because I had them before (the old ones are going in the trash nobody wants them and I'm not going through the trouble of re-polishing them). I saw wheels a little more than half the price of Volks that looked good and weighed little so I'm not sure about that either. So I need opinions and thoughts of things to add to my car. I don't care about body kits, my car is already lowered on Tein coilovers with camber links, the strut bar is on the way, and I have a CAI. Opinions please.
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LostAngel Apr 17, 3:24am - #156970 
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TSRM or TRD exhaust.
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v3n0m Apr 17, 3:29am - #156971 

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Since you're more into speed that appearence, I would go with a titanium exhaust. VS, Trial, Tanabe, they're all good thumbsup
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VSGTS14 Apr 17, 4:07am - #156972 

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Originally Posted by LostAngel
TSRM or TRD exhaust.



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the usual answer. thumbsup

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dennis_dup1 Apr 17, 4:19am - #156973 

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save the money and boost her.
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LostAngel Apr 17, 4:24am - #156974 
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Originally Posted by dennis
save the money and boost her.

I was just thinking that, the SF Turbo kit is around $3777...just save a little more and get a Turbo.
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RevMonster Apr 17, 4:24am - #156975 

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Get some Racing Hart rims. Look nice, don't weigh too much, and are WAY cheaper than volk.

Other than that, get the PFC for your car and maybe an exhaust.

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NorwayGT Apr 17, 4:25am - #156976 

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since its a GTS i say... get port and polish, any exhaust of your choice but definately remove your resognator, get a header, TRD rear strut tower bar, new stronger lift bolts, pully's, and sway bars, and the PFC. then your car would be sic thumbsup

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Sultan Apr 17, 4:30am - #156977 

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Originally Posted by hephaestus
By next Friday I will have saved $3000 dollars to spend on my car other than the alignment, mount and balance tires, and corner weight and balanced suspension which will set me back several hundred in the future. So say a little less than the 3 grand. I definitely need new wheels for the 17" tires I already have. I'm thinking Volk because I had them before (the old ones are going in the trash nobody wants them and I'm not going through the trouble of re-polishing them). I saw wheels a little more than half the price of Volks that looked good and weighed little so I'm not sure about that either. So I need opinions and thoughts of things to add to my car. I don't care about body kits, my car is already lowered on Tein coilovers with camber links, the strut bar is on the way, and I have a CAI. Opinions please.


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My Sixth Gear Apr 17, 4:49am - #156978 
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turbo all you need right there

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hephaestus Apr 17, 4:52am - #156979 
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I forgot to mention and I knew people would suggest some things. I had my rotors and pads replaced a short time ago and have at least 35,000 miles left on them so I won't be scrapping them any time soon. I thought about the Turbo and that was my plan from day 1 in 2000 when I bought my car, but as of right now the Turbo and install would put me well over the red line. Another thing, I'm leaning more towards NA. I can't and probably won't go over 3 grand for mods now. This is it for investing into my car. Maybe 1 grand more over the course of another year or two. That's it. Keep it coming. All the different input I can get the better.
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Clos Apr 17, 4:54am - #156980 
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yup Turbo charged that bitch you know she is asking for it thumbsup
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DaBigTickett Apr 17, 5:07am - #156981 

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Just imagine if you do give ur car some "boost"...damn that would be a major plus grin
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SiLvErGt2001 Apr 17, 5:30am - #156982 

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Vampyre Apr 17, 9:34am - #156983 

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Exhaust & Header is the best thing options if you don't want a kit, you have rims and you already have your suspension set-up done fairly well.

TRD gives most gains, and Trial header is pretty good, as I've heard the TRD one sucks big time.

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Veilside Apr 17, 9:49am - #156984 
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buy a Turbo thumbsup

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v3n0m Apr 17, 10:01am - #156985 

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who told you that TRD headers suck? They're only 1 hp behind Trial & they're TRD.
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DarkMatter Apr 17, 1:58pm - #156986 

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does the sf Turbo come with the pfc?
250bhp or whp?
more or less whp than a xs engi Turbo?
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eric_h Apr 17, 3:12pm - #156987 

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if your going na get pfc headers and exhaust and then finally rims

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RetroJ84 Apr 17, 5:07pm - #156988 
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I have 5500, what should i spend it on grin rofl

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xmangt1 Apr 18, 7:54am - #156989 

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There are a lot of good suggestions in the above posts thumbsup
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hephaestus Apr 19, 2:15am - #156990 
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I have $3000 to spend so Turbo is way out of the question. Turbo + install + exhaust + clutch (maybe even brakes which I don't want to do now) = robbing 7/11's. I'm not going to slap a Turbo on my car if the rest of it can't handle it. That kind of HP would definitely need a limited slip too, more so than stock which should have had one in the first place, regardless of what people say or those people who have Turbos on their GTS's without it. I would like a well rounded car if you will not some fast straight line take a slight turn and die car. How am I going to get that power to the ground without a new better clutch? I am going to eat my stock clutch with 74,000 miles on it in one day with a Turbo. Come on people I need more suggestions.
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mastro543 Apr 19, 9:11pm - #156991 

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haha who cares getthe turbro grin

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JBing Apr 19, 9:15pm - #156992 

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spaztikid Apr 19, 9:15pm - #156993 
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hotchkis TVS tasty

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celicalao Apr 19, 9:17pm - #156994 
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Fyr_Fytr Apr 19, 9:42pm - #156995 
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Originally Posted by DarkMatter
does the sf Turbo come with the pfc?
250bhp or whp?
more or less whp than a xs engi Turbo?

Yes
250 WHP
Same? I think it might be more.

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kimchiman201 Apr 20, 12:16am - #156996 
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get the pfc and exhaust and headers then save up some more and get the sf Turbo thumbsup
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