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Old 12-23-2003, 07:35 PM   #1
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How much did it cost to build your car?

I am a newbie to the drift scene (mainly road race/drag race) but I figure to build my skills more I would like to add drifting to my resume. I was wondering if you guys (and girls) would help me out and let me know how much it cost to put your car together (please include mods/pics).

I am looking at a 90 240sx hatch and am thinking of adding a sr20det...any suggestions on a red/black top?

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Old 12-24-2003, 01:06 AM   #2
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Old 12-24-2003, 02:45 AM   #3
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Well I drive a domestic so I doubt a parts/price listing would be usefull to you. But just for comparison's sake, total cost when complete will be $9,500 including the cost of the car. So far I'm @ $5,300 ... but still putting the car back together.

A SR20 should not be your first mod if you want to drift that S13. LSD should be your first mod.
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Old 12-24-2003, 02:53 AM   #4
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5yrs 6,000 bucks and it's still looks stock beside's the hks air filter and advan neovas..... and it's down for another swap 500 bucks for a new motor.... still waiting.......
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Old 12-24-2003, 02:57 AM   #5
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Mashing a Porsche GT2 motor into a volvo station wagon costs...way too much.
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Old 12-24-2003, 03:25 AM   #6
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so far about 5 cases of beer, 8 bottles of vodka and a hangover from hell..

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Old 12-24-2003, 08:44 AM   #7
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Re: How much did it cost to build your car?

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Originally posted by wrx/240sx
I am a newbie to the drift scene (mainly road race/drag race) but I figure to build my skills more I would like to add drifting to my resume. I was wondering if you guys (and girls) would help me out and let me know how much it cost to put your car together (please include mods/pics).

I am looking at a 90 240sx hatch and am thinking of adding a sr20det...any suggestions on a red/black top?

Thanks,

Dan
Est. Cost: 10k
current setup:
Engine: Totally STOCK
Suspension: Racing Beats (shocks and Springs)
and repairs: its now @ $500 w/o the gaskets
+ the car = $2000.00

Future:
Shopping for a new MOTOR (cha-ching!)
$1700 (only because im looking for a mark series front clip)
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Suspension: Tien or JIC magic (dont know yet, but its the full coil over setup).
est. cost: $1400.00
Struts: (front and rear) JIC or TANABE :
est cost: 300.00
Sways (i dont know yet but i think Eibach)
est cost: 300.00
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Engine:
header / muffler (full sys): est: 600.00
intake: est: 200.00
+++++++++++++++++++++++++
misc: (bucket/steering wheel/ gauges/etc)
est: 1000.00

so... the total amount.... (drum roll pls)
.....$7,500.00
(wow, i guess i have to live with top ramen for awhile.) ha ha..oh damn its my GF b-day soon

anyways. this is on a poor racers budget

note: did you notice the cost has nothing to do with showy type products: )
ha ha..no burnt rice here ha ha..
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Old 12-24-2003, 10:46 AM   #8
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never thought of counting to get an exact figure....may end up killing myself

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Old 12-24-2003, 11:31 AM   #9
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havent counted either, but quite a bit. by far though, the most money in one shot was when i broke the rack and pinion in my steering.....that was like 1400 bucks or something to get new from the nissan dealer.....
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Old 12-24-2003, 11:49 AM   #10
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Yeah just like everyone, I dont want to see how much i spend. But face your fears right?

oh well, Everytime i make a project car, I accept the fact, that i will spend $$ on it, to do it right not half a$$ed job

also if gives new people an idea on what they're getting into

FYI: that price did not include rims and tires
ha ha..wow. thats fricken alot ha ha

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Car $1500
Parts $10K
Labor $2k

owning your drift machine and ripping the rubber out of it:
"Priceless"

"Not everything can be bought, but for everything else choose master card"

The official financier of my drift machine.

+++++++
Now that's a COMMERCIAL!!!!!! ha ha

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Old 12-24-2003, 11:53 AM   #11
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one time i added up my wish list and it was like 25k for every thing....and im not made of money so that list got majorly cut down to necessities.
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Old 12-25-2003, 01:37 AM   #12
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car bonestock=$3k

Parts so far on the car= OVER $10K

Labor fees= none, i do my own work

STuff i just ordered= $1700
(but it replaces some of teh expensive stuff i already bought)

Thrill of owning such a amazing beast= priceless

im still not done with it, maybe ANOTHER $2K.

TOOK ME SO FAR 4 MONTHS TO BUILD. Its my 2nd corolla out of my 6 cars i have owned. would have been done alot faster if i didnt have to spend money on college and girlfriends.
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Old 12-26-2003, 01:25 AM   #13
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5yrs 6,000 bucks and it's still looks stock beside's the hks air filter and advan neovas..... and it's down for another swap 500 bucks for a new motor.... still waiting.......
Just wondering were you got the Neovas. There only sold here just currious.
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Old 12-26-2003, 01:34 AM   #14
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Thanks for your replies everyone...Well it looks like the WRX is going to have to go then. I would post it here but AWD cars don't like to drift (unless of course they make big power). Anyone interested in an 02 WRX?
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Old 12-27-2003, 12:55 AM   #15
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ive only sunk a few thousand into modifying. keeping tires on it, gas, and paying for repairs takes up most of the money
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Old 12-27-2003, 09:27 AM   #16
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too much but its so much fun! keep the KA in there until you get used to drifting the 240 and/or if you blow it. An SR20 is a little more expensive to replace if you blow it.
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Old 12-28-2003, 01:01 AM   #17
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my current project 93 Eagle Talon TSI AWD drifter

Car with broken t-belt--$1000
JDM Motor-$965
Gaskets-t-belt ect for Jap motor-600
ACT 2600 clutch- free
ACT street disk $125
2G ported mani $100
PTE Hybrid turbo- $1000
ND 720cc injectors $250
Walbro 255lhp fuel pump $100
Apex SAFC-$330
Gauges- $ 225
Turbo timer-$50
2g MAS with filter $100
MKIV Supra SMIC $125
IC piping $175
Greddy type S BOV $75 (used)
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$5220 not including suspension mods I'll be getting next month.

Suspension parts with tax return
KYB AGXs $400
ST rear swap bar $150
Brembo cross drilled brakes and race pads $550 for all four corners.
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Old 12-28-2003, 11:32 AM   #18
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how did u get a jdm motor for a dsm?
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Old 12-28-2003, 04:50 PM   #19
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how did u get a jdm motor for a dsm?
the same way you get any other jdm motor, a japanese engine importer. why wouldnt they sell DSM motors too? they sell imported toyota motors, imported honda motors, imported mazda motors
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how did u get a jdm motor for a dsm?
the JDM 4G63T comes from their 90-93 Galant VR4's. The 90 motor is different as for the oil cooler for it is air cooled and the 91+ is water cooled. I picked the motor up from CNS Motors in LA.
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is that the same thing as the "cyclone motor"? i dont know way too much 'bout DSM swaps, other than 6 bolt (90-92, at least in the US) is better
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get a wheel barrow fill it with Bennies and then count it. That probobly still aint enough.
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is that the same thing as the "cyclone motor"? i dont know way too much 'bout DSM swaps, other than 6 bolt (90-92, at least in the US) is better
yes, its the same motor but the JDM has a different intake mani hens why they call it a cyclone motor. Its a straight swap just have to use the US intake mani. Other then that mani, the long block is the exact same.
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Old 12-30-2003, 05:35 PM   #24
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Ouch, ouch, ouch,ouch.

Don't make me think bout that anymore.
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Old 12-30-2003, 07:50 PM   #25
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My Porsche is stock except for the APC stickers









I honestly can't come up with a dollar amount but I often say I could have put all the money I've put into the Porsche and had a T04R Supra. I'm often tempted to ditch it for one.
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