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Old 12-30-2003, 07:54 PM   #26
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never thought of counting to get an exact figure....may end up killing myself
I'm interested in your car. I've been thinking of building an SC after college. Let me know whats done to it. A friend of mine in town has one with a built Supra motor. Goal is 1000rwhp.

Heres his motor: dayum
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Old 12-30-2003, 09:37 PM   #27
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so far im $2500 into the car...including the car..
my last AE86 was $600 including the car...and i had JDM sus on it
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Old 12-30-2003, 10:52 PM   #28
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2001 VW Jetta Wolfsburg 1.8Turbo 5SPD - $16,700
Giac X-Chip ECU - $390
Forge 006 Diverter Valve - $135
K&N Cone Filter - $45
Forge Dogbone Engine Mount - $35
VDO Boost Gauge - $45
VDO Voltmeter - $35
H&R Sport Springs (1.5" Drop, 40% Stiffer) - $170

Current Total - $17560

*Future Mods*
ATP Stage2 Turbo Upgrade - $2000
Pelequin LSD - $700
Stage2 Clutch - $400
14 lb flywheel - $450
H&R Coilovers - $900
Neuspeed 25MM Front Sway - $250
Neuspeed 28MM Rear Sway - $270
GBL Turboback Exhaust 3" - $700
TIRES - est. $500ish

Future Total - $23730 (and it still can't drift without the e-brake *Censored**Censored**Censored**Censored*ING fwd)

2000 Lincoln LS V8 Sport - $31,200
Tires 4 x 240/35/17 Y-Rated Tires - $750
Accident* Wheel Hub Bearing Assembly - $500
Accident* Caster Camber Kit - $280
Accident* 17" Lincoln Sport Rim - $270
Accident* 240/35/17 Y-Rated Tire - $220

Current Total - $33220

Future Mods - Having parents not kill me for hitting a curb while sideways at 60 mph $priceless

Combined Total - $56950
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Old 12-30-2003, 10:56 PM   #29
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Old 12-31-2003, 08:33 AM   #30
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I'm interested in your car. I've been thinking of building an SC after college. Let me know whats done to it. A friend of mine in town has one with a built Supra motor. Goal is 1000rwhp.

Heres his motor: dayum
Pics didnt work

1uz block is superior but Build a 300. The 400's require all custom work (mechanical and electrical) and are one of the hardest cars ever to work on. May as well been 'drive by wire'

Ive been thinking about buying another 300 because I know someone that has a wrecked/totaled Supra in his back yard...would love to run a 2jz on sleeper status!

I'll try to come up with numbers/stats later today......too early R'now
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Old 12-31-2003, 10:20 AM   #31
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I don't know if any of you live in Atl but there is one wicked SC 300 that has a tt soarer engine in it. Sae at Finish line owns it. Man that thing is amazing. I'll post a pic if I can get one.
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Old 12-31-2003, 10:23 AM   #32
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white w/ 5ziggen rims?
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Old 01-01-2004, 05:23 PM   #33
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I'm interested in your car. I've been thinking of building an SC after college. Let me know whats done to it. A friend of mine in town has one with a built Supra motor. Goal is 1000rwhp.

Heres his motor: dayum
Pics didnt work

numbers are 'at least' since most of the stuff had to be custom outsourced and one-off work.
Car: Lexus certified 17k
Auto couture/exclusive kit: 1500 used
BN Sports kit: 2k smashed in the spring and again this summer
sold remaining good pieces and bought:
Junsei kit= One off 1800
Paint: has been painted 3 times since Aug 03...all candy 5k
Body work (custom) 2-3k
Hoods= 2500 plus a ruined stock hood (I have 2 /HAD 3)
Trunks= 2k plus a ruined stock trunk (2)
Standard weave and double weave sets.
Please note that the hood and trunk had never been done on an SC before, so I had to foot the bill to have them custom built.
Tranny work= 2k (2 new ones and custom ecu work)
Engine= @1500-2k for ecu ,Misc parts.
Management system 1800 w/ laptop..on tha fly!!
currently with in the middle of purchasing a new engine R'now...4 boostin'
Dragon Torque convertor=1000 installed
suspension= 2k all misc undercar stuff, custom front and rear CF bars, supra parts here n there etc
Interior= full swap/custom bout 5k LOTS of custom 'stuff' and OEM (OEM more expensive than custom stuff at times )
19in custom rims & tires= ???hmmmmmm......
18in rims & tires By Carving: 2600 sold pretty recently
16in custom rims & tires= about 1k used SSR & Work
MISC STUFF: a lot, car has had a lot of 'looks' to it, changed suspensions for a different ride,brakes,Nitrous systems,custom CF intake, LOTS of custom CF in interior, CF gauges, Misc re-wires,cosmetic stuff etc....ok thats enough, gettin a headache now

Theres more, but thats all I can think of now (or care to list)

Car wasnt made to run like this and it showed with the amount of time and work it took.

A lot of stuff was trial and error. Lexus Trannys cost a lot when yoo keep breakin/tuning them...

Mini Lexus:
Mini car= JDM Gift not sure how much they were worth over there but I do know they were rare and made for a very short period.
Every time the big car gets painted she gets a new paint job.
Candy paint
CF hood
She's now remote controlled
bout 1k into it.



Nissan 240: $500
misc stuff im stock piling for its release this spring/summer: about 4k so far.

Other cars:

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Old 01-01-2004, 05:52 PM   #34
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RX-7 Build Up List and Cost:

$1100 - Engine Removal & Reinstall (Paid a guy to teach me how everything comes apart and goes back together. EVERYTHING.)
$2,495 - Engine Rebuild
$165 - Stage 2 Oil Mod to Engine
$350+ - Street Port
$400+ - Tranny Rebuild
$95 - Blockoff Plates
$149 - AST Replacement $1,370 - Blitz Intercooler
$38 - Fuel filter
$79 - Fuel pulsation damper
$125 -Clean and flow injectors
$80 - New fuel hose kit (Includes upper intake, ACV gaskets, 4 injector seals, hose clamps and fuel hoses with fittings)
$160 - Motor mounts
$450 - ACT Clutch
$40 - Silicone hose
$130 - ALL 13 coolant hoses
$425 - Fluidyne radiator
$200 - Turbo exhaust gaskets and exhaust manifold gasket
$79 - Cork Sport Front Strut Bar
$700 - Mazdaspeed Bushings
$207 - Downpipe - HKS
$569 - Koni Sport Struts
$219 - Eibach Lowering Springs (Progressive)
$553 - Sumitomo HTR+ Tires + G-Stop Steel Brake lines
$149 - EBC Greenstuff Pads
$50 - Polished UIM, Throttlebody
$110 - Polished Efini Y-Pipe
$800 - Apexi PFC with Commander (ECU Replacement)
$300+ Brembo Slotted & Dimpled Rotors
$75 - Mazdaspeed Carbon Fiber Shift Knob
$ ? - TONS OF DYNO TIME!
$ ? - Every single piece of rubber or oil line, all the wiring.

Overall Total: $10417

That's if I didn't screw up the math..lol...plus I know I'm forgetting something but for the life of me I can't remember. I keep good track of what I spend on the car...it helps to keep things in perspective.

Like I said...I built it up to be practically a new car again, and I'm still not through. I spent alotta hard work and time on it, and I want it to be reliable from the begining..so I had EVERYTHING replaced on the car. It drives like it's new now.
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Old 01-01-2004, 07:24 PM   #35
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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?
wagon?? what color?
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Old 01-01-2004, 08:31 PM   #36
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Id keep the WRX and get the 240...they're so cheap right now that it'll be less than your rims that you'll put on it.

use it for a 'daily' till its up to standard for Drifting
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Old 01-01-2004, 09:42 PM   #37
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We shouldnt call them cars, we should call them are everlasting money pit; But hey they are one of are greatest sources of joy and thats priceless and thats why I have a master card.

my tally for my 300:
$950-New cooling system, clutch fan, radiator, hoses, water pump all that crap, sad part its barly better than stock
$600-new clutch, flywheel, and power steering pump
$70-foglight assembly
$280-New t-tops
$have no ideal- routine maintance and tires

Sad thing is its still broken still waiting for money for master and slave cylinders and all that other crap that goes w/ when putting in a new clutch

I do have a courious question, how much do you guys pay for car insurance

me $1050 every six months just for libal.
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Old 01-01-2004, 09:50 PM   #38
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I pay about the same: 2700 per year with a lot of cars on the policy. I dont complain tho , it should be more.
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Old 01-03-2004, 12:43 PM   #39
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Thanks again for all the replies.

I am thinking of keeping my WRX now...was thinking of selling to buy a house but what good is a house with a boring car?

Here is the post with my car:

http://www.drifting.com/forums/showt...?threadid=1264
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Old 01-03-2004, 02:50 PM   #40
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about 12 grand into my car.
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Old 01-03-2004, 07:22 PM   #41
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Yeah, driftxtreem IS right, how DID you get the Neovas

ADO6's or the new ADO7's?
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Old 01-05-2004, 01:57 AM   #42
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I got my S14 with Sr20Det for 7,000 dollars about.

I since have put about $5,000 in suspension mods.

have 3 sets of Advan mdl 5s
some potenza RE55S front for dryday track runs RE-01s rainy days

RE-01s for daily driving fronts

potenza FM 901s for practice and daily rears.. along with the assortment of used and test tires.

Basic boost up type stuff..
FMIC
HKS EVC
POWER FC
R34 GT-R fuel pump
Z32 Air Flow

will be getting some 550s or 740 ccs
headgasket / turbine change / Xcel tunning this year
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Old 01-08-2004, 02:03 PM   #43
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600 for an rx7 with a blown motor
200 for used motor
300 for used motor
100 + two blown motors for a used motor.
i haven't driven it since i put the other motor in it b/c i will drive it hard and i will blow it up. but i put a header on it, a staright 2.25 exhaust to 2 borla mufflers. cost maybe 400.
i also had a 900.00 gts coupe, cone filter for 20.00, free adapter(took it off the rx7), muffler fell off,(free up some power and lost some weight), then i tossed a timing belt,20.00, used transmission, 150.00. then i got a 93 mr2, i traded the gts for it, the only thing i've done is replaced the rims i've broken and borrowed a sledge hammer to straighten the lower control arm.(curbs are a *Censored**Censored**Censored**Censored**Censored*) the cheaper way is the better way. beg, borrow, trade, and hunt down everything you want and do it yourself. thats what cost the most.
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Old 01-10-2004, 10:49 PM   #44
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Car: 14g
intake 120
exhaust 350
Sturt bar 150
Rear bar 95
Lights 95
wing 100
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tires 350
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600 for an rx7 with a blown motor
200 for used motor
300 for used motor
100 + two blown motors for a used motor.
i haven't driven it since i put the other motor in it b/c i will drive it hard and i will blow it up. but i put a header on it, a staright 2.25 exhaust to 2 borla mufflers. cost maybe 400.
i also had a 900.00 gts coupe, cone filter for 20.00, free adapter(took it off the rx7), muffler fell off,(free up some power and lost some weight), then i tossed a timing belt,20.00, used transmission, 150.00. then i got a 93 mr2, i traded the gts for it, the only thing i've done is replaced the rims i've broken and borrowed a sledge hammer to straighten the lower control arm.(curbs are a *Censored**Censored**Censored**Censored**Censored*) the cheaper way is the better way. beg, borrow, trade, and hunt down everything you want and do it yourself. thats what cost the most.
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Werd man..after doing all that work on my RX7, I'm actually just considering picking up another car to learn to drift on, rather than destroy my 7 doing it. I think I'll save the 7 once I feel comfortable putting cars into drift...I'm actually considering all kinds of cars but I'm thinking about a miata, too cuz they're RWD light & nimble, and are respectable tuner cars.
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Old 01-11-2004, 04:52 PM   #46
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So far I spent about $3,500 on parts alone on my current car (a large chunk of it was for my 6 speed trans which was about $2,000 total). But now I'm starting on a new project car and that adds another 3,500 to that. I'm going to be swapping over all the parts I have on my current car so total for the next car I guess would be about $7,000 if not more O_o I dont feel to bad about it though. Considering my car has more suspension then most race cars and D1 sponsored cars. Also because the motor for my next car has 425hp/459lbs
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Old 01-17-2004, 07:35 PM   #47
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650 for my car when it wasnt running. cost less than 50 to get it running,

more than 300$ worth of stuff at only 100$ spent in all...what a bargain.

Rx-7s.....who said there's no hope of a non working engine at 201K miles?

ha. wrong.
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Old 02-10-2004, 09:39 PM   #48
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95 240sx SE: 4600
fixing it after i ran into an old lady: 2600
add that up yourself i'm tired.
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Old 02-12-2004, 06:57 AM   #49
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By the end of project Celica, at least the end of what I can see so far, my guess will it will be about Over 10k. Not very much compared to some of you guys, but things for an 85 Celica come cheaply. : O

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Old 02-25-2004, 08:23 PM   #50
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hahaha i just noticed this post. waaaaaaaaaay to much. i think im close to $13,000 in parts on my car. almost all performance parts with the exception of my carbon hood and my jdm headlights. here is my list.

inital car price: 2002 subaru impreza wrx $21,000 +tax

mod money: around $13k

mod list.

Turboxs UTEC
Turboxs auxillry boost controller
DMS 40 coilovers 30 pt damper adjustment with extra set of front stiffer springs for track days(also have stock struts and springs)
carbon fiber hood
jdm sti projector headlights
Aps r-series fmic
aps 50/50 bov
trust intake
brand new toyo tires
prodrive mudflaps
solid foglight covers
hks downpipe
godspeed uppipe
blitz nur spec catback
sti 565cc injectors
walbro 255l fuel pump
stoptech front and rear slotted rotors
stoptech front and rear stainless braided brakelines
motul brake fluid
axis performance brake pads
primitive racing front skid plate
subaru rear diff protector
blitz dtt dc turbo timer/ lap timer/ boost gauge
autometer pro-comp boost gauge
autometer pro-comp egt gauge
westech egt probe and sender
hotchkis front sway bar
hotchkis rear adjustable sway bar
hotchkis front and rear endlinks
hotchkis rear heavy duty sway bar mount
sti gnome replica grill
ihi vf30 turbo
vivid racing short shifter
helix catch can
all emblems and badges have been removed
painted gunmetal rims

oh yeah if anyone knows of anyone my car is up for sale.
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