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$3000 dollars to spend #156969 Apr 16, 8:15pm Apr 16, 8:15pm
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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.

Re: $3000 dollars to spend [Re: hephaestus] #156970 Apr 16, 8:24pm Apr 16, 8:24pm
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TSRM or TRD exhaust.

Re: $3000 dollars to spend [Re: hephaestus] #156971 Apr 16, 8:29pm Apr 16, 8:29pm
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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

Re: $3000 dollars to spend [Re: LostAngel] #156972 Apr 16, 9:07pm Apr 16, 9:07pm
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Originally Posted by LostAngel
TSRM or TRD exhaust.



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Re: $3000 dollars to spend [Re: hephaestus] #156973 Apr 16, 9:19pm Apr 16, 9:19pm
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save the money and boost her.

Re: $3000 dollars to spend [Re: dennis_dup1] #156974 Apr 16, 9:24pm Apr 16, 9:24pm
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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.

Re: $3000 dollars to spend [Re: dennis_dup1] #156975 Apr 16, 9:24pm Apr 16, 9:24pm
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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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Re: $3000 dollars to spend [Re: hephaestus] #156976 Apr 16, 9:25pm Apr 16, 9:25pm
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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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Re: $3000 dollars to spend [Re: hephaestus] #156977 Apr 16, 9:30pm Apr 16, 9:30pm
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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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Re: $3000 dollars to spend [Re: Sultan] #156978 Apr 16, 9:49pm Apr 16, 9:49pm
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turbo all you need right there


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Re: $3000 dollars to spend [Re: Sultan] #156979 Apr 16, 9:52pm Apr 16, 9:52pm
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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.

Re: $3000 dollars to spend [Re: hephaestus] #156980 Apr 16, 9:54pm Apr 16, 9:54pm
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yup Turbo charged that bitch you know she is asking for it thumbsup

Re: $3000 dollars to spend [Re: Clos] #156981 Apr 16, 10:07pm Apr 16, 10:07pm
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Just imagine if you do give ur car some "boost"...damn that would be a major plus grin

Re: $3000 dollars to spend [Re: hephaestus] #156982 Apr 16, 10:30pm Apr 16, 10:30pm
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Re: $3000 dollars to spend [Re: hephaestus] #156983 Apr 17, 2:34am Apr 17, 2:34am
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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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Re: $3000 dollars to spend [Re: hephaestus] #156984 Apr 17, 2:49am Apr 17, 2:49am
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buy a Turbo thumbsup


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Re: $3000 dollars to spend [Re: hephaestus] #156985 Apr 17, 3:01am Apr 17, 3:01am
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who told you that TRD headers suck? They're only 1 hp behind Trial & they're TRD.

Re: $3000 dollars to spend [Re: hephaestus] #156986 Apr 17, 6:58am Apr 17, 6:58am
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does the sf Turbo come with the pfc?
250bhp or whp?
more or less whp than a xs engi Turbo?

Re: $3000 dollars to spend [Re: hephaestus] #156987 Apr 17, 8:12am Apr 17, 8:12am
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if your going na get pfc headers and exhaust and then finally rims


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Re: $3000 dollars to spend [Re: hephaestus] #156988 Apr 17, 10:07am Apr 17, 10:07am
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I have 5500, what should i spend it on grin rofl


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Re: $3000 dollars to spend [Re: hephaestus] #156989 Apr 18, 12:54am Apr 18, 12:54am
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There are a lot of good suggestions in the above posts thumbsup

Re: $3000 dollars to spend [Re: xmangt1] #156990 Apr 18, 7:15pm Apr 18, 7:15pm
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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.

Re: $3000 dollars to spend [Re: hephaestus] #156991 Apr 19, 2:11pm Apr 19, 2:11pm
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haha who cares getthe turbro grin


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Re: $3000 dollars to spend [Re: mastro543] #156992 Apr 19, 2:15pm Apr 19, 2:15pm
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Re: $3000 dollars to spend [Re: mastro543] #156993 Apr 19, 2:15pm Apr 19, 2:15pm
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Re: $3000 dollars to spend [Re: DarkMatter] #156995 Apr 19, 2:42pm Apr 19, 2:42pm
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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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Re: $3000 dollars to spend [Re: Fyr_Fytr] #156996 Apr 19, 5:16pm Apr 19, 5:16pm
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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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