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solo 09-01-09 08:55 AM

***Budget Build: Project43*** UPDATED 4-19-11
 
UPDATE 4-19-11 : Starts on page 17

Total budget: $5k
Spent so far: $3800
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Available funds: $1200

Completed
- Wheels/Tires
- BBK
- Coilovers
- Taillights
- TIG Weld, X-pipe, True dual exhaust
- Matte White Vinyl wrap

Upnext

- Aero Kit


Thanks for looking. :)

Version .5
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qtrung909 09-01-09 08:56 AM

what kind of coilovers did you geT? Size of the wheels?
Looks good so far

96SC4 09-01-09 09:00 AM

looks good so far! nice fitment/drop...

solo 09-01-09 09:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by qtrung909 (Post 4813186)
what kind of coilovers did you geT? Size of the wheels?
Looks good so far


Standard STD coilovers
Five Axis 20x9.5 & 20x10.5

sojah 09-01-09 09:24 AM

well first off it look ill as shiz, but how did you do those mods so far for only 2900$? i thought the bbk alone would cost over 2900$.

solo 09-01-09 09:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sojah (Post 4813274)
well first off it look ill as shiz, but how did you do those mods so far for only 2900$? i thought the bbk alone would cost over 2900$.


smart shopper ;)
look for sales and killer deals.

junjdm 09-01-09 09:59 AM

damn that is clean so far....need more pix please.....lovin the flushness

solo 09-01-09 10:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by junjdm (Post 4813370)
damn that is clean so far....need more pix please.....lovin the flushness

check first post. :D

Tee 09-01-09 10:07 AM

Very nice and way to shop!:thumbup:

01LEXPL 09-01-09 10:34 AM

DO WANT! lol

Great work man!

Although you think you will accomplish the remaining bits on those funds? Smart shopper or not?

I heard vinyl alone was pretty pricey to get, let alone install.

Nonetheless, i will be keeping an eye out on this thread!

Best of luck!

-Mike :D

solo 09-01-09 10:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 01LEXPL (Post 4813465)
Although you think you will accomplish the remaining bits on those funds? Smart shopper or not?

I heard vinyl alone was pretty pricey to get, let alone install.

-Mike :D


Yes, I plan to hit the budget dead on.

Yes, vinyl wrapping is quite expensive.. but I'm wrapping it myself.

***Trunk lid, passender fender, driver door already WRAPPED. Take a look at the Pics. The process is long and not for the average DIY peeps. For example, the Trunk lid took 3 guys and 4.5 hrs. Front fender took me 3.5 hrs alone.

I'll post process pics when I get more done. ;)

solo 09-01-09 10:45 AM

Standard Coilovers

Bought used from John here on CL. Only coilovers i could find that has a very short shock body. TEIN and Tanabe doesnt have height adjustment seperate to preload. Originally going with BC Racing, but John made me a offer I couldnt refuse. STD's are 8 way adjustable and with 14/10kg spring rate. Car handles great. A closer step to more aggressive cornering.
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BBK Calipers powder coated Matte White

Rotora 6-piston/355mm kit, brand new. E-coated rotors. Originally came red, powder coating only cost $70 dollars. Shop Smart ;)
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Exhaust measurements & planning

Stock exhaust is a very small and restricted 1.25" inches. There is also another cat after the last 02 censor. Plan is full TIG weld, 2.5" inch piping, X pipe, delete extra cat, delete resonators, ******** Mufflers, ******** tips. <---- wait and see. ;)
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sojah 09-01-09 12:47 PM

your exhaust will be very loud and very late night jp street appealing. i wonder how loud that will be on the inside of the car¿¿¿

solo 09-01-09 12:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sojah (Post 4813799)
your exhaust will be very loud and very late night jp street appealing. i wonder how loud that will be on the inside of the car¿¿¿


louder the better.. :D
if it's too loud, the resonators will go back. no biggie.

06~ULTRA 09-01-09 01:02 PM

this car looks good..you should go with an aggressive front lip and some eye lids to give it a "get out my way" look :sai: .but damn $2900 sofar is some smart shopping . good luck with the build and throw up some more pics.


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