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DaJaguars2004
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DaJaguars2004 Jan 15, 2:55am - #374852 

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$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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VSGTS14 Jan 15, 2:57am - #374853 

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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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DaJaguars2004
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DaJaguars2004 Jan 15, 2:59am - #374854 

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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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spaztikid Jan 15, 3:00am - #374855 
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get the vr4 engine and go from there...
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VSGTS14 Jan 15, 3:02am - #374856 

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yea i would get a turbo in it, is it awd?

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GTQuentin Jan 15, 3:09am - #374857 

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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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SquareEnix Jan 15, 3:12am - #374858 
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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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00celica00gt Jan 15, 3:17am - #374859 

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Rick Jan 15, 3:19am - #374860 

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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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00celica00gt Jan 15, 3:27am - #374861 

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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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bmw52786 Jan 15, 5:07am - #374862 

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^^^ or sell it and get a new car, thats what i would do!!! spineyes spineyes

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c4justin Jan 15, 5:08am - #374863 

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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.


Ill second that!
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JettaMan Jan 15, 5:11am - #374864 

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i love 3000GT they are pimp cars.. but sti > evo > 3000GT so logic says.. i third that!

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VSGTS14 Jan 15, 5:35am - #374865 

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yea, now that i think bout it, get something else
a nonturbo 3000gt is not worth it

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g96818 Jan 15, 6:57am - #374866 

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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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Lucky_317 Jan 15, 7:00am - #374867 

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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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Lasherccl Jan 15, 7:02am - #374868 

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sell that one and get a VR4 you could get a Vr4 in decent shape for less than 10K.

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RICOGT Jan 15, 7:03am - #374869 

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fiberglass the interior
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My Sixth Gear Jan 15, 9:23am - #374870 
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get vr4 go from there

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10celica10 Jan 15, 10:22am - #374871 
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I have a free mod for you!!

goto www.3si.org wink good forum
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BReakinDrifTs Jan 15, 12:04pm - #374872 
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Buy a different car
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VSCeliChick02 Jan 15, 12:54pm - #374873 

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its not even worth having a 3000gt unless its a vr4.
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Stephen Jan 15, 1:06pm - #374874 
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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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robare99 Jan 15, 6:47pm - #374875 

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Invest it in SEG funds. Work towards your retirement.
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00celica00gt Jan 15, 6:56pm - #374876 

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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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GT2111 Jan 16, 2:59am - #374877 
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Originally Posted by robare99
Invest it in SEG funds. Work towards your retirement.

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aznsaiyan509 Jan 16, 4:37am - #374878 
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save it. thumbsup

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SquareEnix Jan 16, 4:47am - #374879 
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vr4 with convertible hard top would be nice...
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sbocaj55 Jan 16, 4:49am - #374880 

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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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AzNRaCeR Jan 16, 5:38am - #374881 
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donate it lol

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eric_h Jan 16, 5:43am - #374882 

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buy my car grin

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DaJaguars2004 Jan 16, 5:53am - #374883 

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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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AzNRaCeR Jan 16, 6:17am - #374884 
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look on the web

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Speed4TheNeed Jan 16, 1:57pm - #374885 

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allow me to make the most boring suggestion of all:

save it.
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hkysk8r86 Jan 16, 5:45pm - #374886 

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www.usedcarengines.com you can probably find a VR4 engine there, used.
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v4shj16 Jan 17, 1:07am - #374887 

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sell that garbage, and buy a SUPRA. they are umatched in every aspect that a car can possible have
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sbocaj55 Jan 17, 1:10am - #374888 

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^ 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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dennis_dup1 Jan 17, 3:32am - #374889 

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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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celicadragon Jan 17, 3:11pm - #374890 

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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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hkysk8r86 Jan 17, 3:57pm - #374891 

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^^^ what he said. thumbsup
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sickcelica696 Jan 17, 5:34pm - #374892 
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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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cyberkni Jan 18, 5:12am - #374893 

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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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DaJaguars2004 Jan 18, 11:50pm - #374894 

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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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Steven Jan 18, 11:54pm - #374895 
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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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