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Jan 14, 7:55pm - #374852 
$15,000 what to do with it

hey whatsup...alright i got a question and i want you people to be creative with it and give me some ideas. I just got $15,000 dont ask from where or what its just a long story, but I want to put most of it into my car. I drive a 1997 Mitsubishi 3000GT SL 5 speed. I definitelly want to get lambo doors and I already have subs neons rims exhaust Intake, all the little things. I want to spend most of it in the engine. What can I do? like what would I really need to get it into a twin turbo. Main thing is making it faster. I only drive it during the summer. GIVE ME IDEAS. thanks


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Jan 14, 7:57pm - #374853 
this is a celica site you know, unless you USE to have a celica

anyway, just mod the hell outta it...has a turbo right?
so turboback exhaust, front mount intercooler, mb upgrade the turbo?
bodykt, rims, drop

it's not that hard to think of spineyes


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Jan 14, 7:59pm - #374854 
yea i did and that got totalled frown so i got this...its an SL it doesn't come stock with turbo


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Jan 14, 8:00pm - #374855 
get the vr4 engine and go from there...

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Jan 14, 8:02pm - #374856 
yea i would get a turbo in it, is it awd?


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Jan 14, 8:09pm - #374857 
If you tubroed would you be as fast as a stock turbo 3000gt? O and how much HP does you car have stock, and what about the turboed one? I dont know much about 3000 GTs.

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Jan 14, 8:12pm - #374858 
if i had $15,000 i would trade in that 3000gt and get something like an evo or sti. but that's just me though.

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Jan 14, 8:17pm - #374859 
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Jan 14, 8:19pm - #374860 
Damn how can you not know if your cars not turbo spineyes lol. Id Love a turbo. Id upgrade yours if i were you, and possibly rebuild your engine to handle the extra power if you need it. Id also consider putting a body kit thumbsup

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Jan 14, 8:27pm - #374861 
my bad, its not turbo. but 218hp isn't bad. Do a custom turbo. find the biggest turbo out there. upgrade all the internals and so on. then get coilovers for your suspension and you will be set.


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Jan 14, 10:07pm - #374862 
^^^ or sell it and get a new car, thats what i would do!!! spineyes spineyes


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Jan 14, 10:08pm - #374863 
Originally Posted by SquareEnix
if i had $15,000 i would trade in that 3000gt and get something like an evo or sti. but that's just me though.


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Jan 14, 10:11pm - #374864 
i love 3000GT they are pimp cars.. but sti > evo > 3000GT so logic says.. i third that!


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Jan 14, 10:35pm - #374865 
yea, now that i think bout it, get something else
a nonturbo 3000gt is not worth it


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Jan 14, 11:57pm - #374866 
Originally Posted by JettaMan
i love 3000GT they are pimp cars.. but sti > evo > 3000GT so logic says.. i third that!

forth

or you could just give it to me and i'll buy an sti grin

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Jan 15, 12:00am - #374867 
sell the car you got and get a really bad ass new one with all that cash and keep a bit to spare for a few basic mods thumbsup


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Jan 15, 12:02am - #374868 
sell that one and get a VR4 you could get a Vr4 in decent shape for less than 10K.


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Jan 15, 12:03am - #374869 
fiberglass the interior

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Jan 15, 2:23am - #374870 
get vr4 go from there


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Jan 15, 3:22am - #374871 
I have a free mod for you!!

goto www.3si.org wink good forum

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Jan 15, 5:04am - #374872 
Buy a different car

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Jan 15, 5:54am - #374873 
its not even worth having a 3000gt unless its a vr4.

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Jan 15, 6:06am - #374874 
If I had $15,000 I'd use it as a downpayment on a pimpin condo cause my house it too big or use it to backpack across Europe...BUT, if you must spend it on a car, I'd suggest buying another Celica grin

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Jan 15, 11:47am - #374875 
Invest it in SEG funds. Work towards your retirement.

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Jan 15, 11:56am - #374876 
for 15k, you could make this car very fast. I am sure there are Turbo kits available for a 3000gt. It has 218hp stock, so its not like its a pussy car. Its got lots of potential. But unless he responds to us, we will never know what he wants. lol.


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Jan 15, 7:59pm - #374877 
Originally Posted by robare99
Invest it in SEG funds. Work towards your retirement.

Smart... But too smart... rofl

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Jan 15, 9:37pm - #374878 
save it. thumbsup


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Jan 15, 9:47pm - #374879 
vr4 with convertible hard top would be nice...

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Jan 15, 9:49pm - #374880 
here's my list of options:
1. Buy an evo or 350z or s2000 or supra and do a few mods to those which don't need much..
2. Buy a VR-4 and mod it...or if you can find one...a VR-4 spyder which are rare but gorgeous...
3. get a sweet body kit, 99-style lights and spoiler...and do a giant ass single turbo upgrade...
4. sell it, and add the 15 grand for an awesome celica gts...widebody kit, staggered 19's...custom paint...carbon fibered out...beefed up internals with a killer turbo... tastyok make this number one on my list happywink

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Jan 15, 10:38pm - #374881 
donate it lol


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Jan 15, 10:43pm - #374882 
buy my car grin


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Jan 15, 10:53pm - #374883 
sorry but i thought i made this clear...my car is NOT turbo..it has 218hp STOCk. its currently front wheel drive. I dont want to sell it. i know i can do a lot to this car and i know it has a lot of potential. i just need some ideas. where can i find a vr4 engine from?


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Jan 15, 11:17pm - #374884 
look on the web


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Jan 16, 6:57am - #374885 
allow me to make the most boring suggestion of all:

save it.

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Jan 16, 10:45am - #374886 
www.usedcarengines.com you can probably find a VR4 engine there, used.

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Jan 16, 6:07pm - #374887 
sell that garbage, and buy a SUPRA. they are umatched in every aspect that a car can possible have

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Jan 16, 6:10pm - #374888 
^ nuh uh...gas mileage...cost...handling in snow...speed bump tests... tongue

but for real those engines are bulletproof and you can have a SERIOUS street racer without even touching the internals...that bottom end is solid for sure. thumbsup

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Jan 16, 8:32pm - #374889 
I would
A) save it

B) Sell your car, and use the $15,000 + whatever you get for the car as a downpayment on a BMW E46 (M3), or better yet, E39 (M5)

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Jan 17, 8:11am - #374890 
everyone should quit telling him to get rid of the car he has and likes a lot and just tell him that the engine he has has a lot of potential and, just slap on 1 big turbo and you will get more power that way then to twin turbo it and since those cars are very heavy definately look into some seroius weight reduction , and when you get the the turbo make sure you have a 3" inch exhaust--then maybe get new cams if they make them


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Jan 17, 8:57am - #374891 
^^^ what he said. thumbsup

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Jan 17, 10:34am - #374892 
Originally Posted by JettaMan
i love 3000GT they are pimp cars.. but sti > evo > 3000GT so logic says.. i third that!
you have you logic backwards, the 3000gt will rape them both if he had anywhere near 15,000$ in it

its 3000GT > Evo > Sti

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Jan 17, 10:12pm - #374893 
How about you sell the SL and go buy a VR4. Accept nothing less. You should be able to get a VR4 for that easily.

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Jan 18, 4:50pm - #374894 
yea thanks for the tips...im gonna try to find a VR4 engine and add on to that. get lambo doors different rims and go from there


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Jan 18, 4:54pm - #374895 
his is not AWD like the VR4. it's a front wheel drive boat. sell that shit

Originally Posted by sickcelica696
Originally Posted by JettaMan
i love 3000GT they are pimp cars.. but sti > evo > 3000GT so logic says.. i third that!
you have you logic backwards, the 3000gt will rape them both if he had anywhere near 15,000$ in it

its 3000GT > Evo > Sti

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