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a deprived boy with to much money for a kid?? 6 31.58%
just plain crazy? 7 36.84%
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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-17-02, 03:08 AM Thread Starter
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am i crazy or not?

i've got a EA wagon, and i got told i was crazy for wantin to moddify a EA wagon..
so far i haven't done much as it looks atm the list is:
Lowered 2" rear and 1.5" front
mags, 16" EL XR8
interiour; s pack interiour, and a bit of 2000 worth of sterio stuff
body its about to get colour coded bars and the "thicker" moulds done in body colour as well.
engine: was CFi (well 1 hr ago neway) and just about to put on a EF intake and mpfi :)
and a 2.5" redback zorst

thinkin of doin:
a AU head and some form of a upgrade in the CAM departement.
then a rebuid ont he bottom end
and then a manual..(atm its a 4 speed auto)
oh and a set of tractors

at the end of the day i can take most of it off... but what do u ppl think of modifying cars????
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-17-02, 03:11 AM
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In the end it is your car, so the only persons opinion you need to worry about is your own, if you want to modify it, go for it, the only person you should aim to please is yourself
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I agree with DK..
but
I would only spend that sort of $$ if youREALLY like the car... if you think it's OK but nothing special then I would wait till you get a car you do like and put money into that..otherwise it's p!ssed up against the wall
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Stick a BA xr6t engine in it... watch it go! (or at least put a few SS's to shame, anyway)

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Stick a BA xr6t engine in it... watch it go! (or at least put a few SS's to shame, anyway)
Can you imagine the price of a BA XR6 Turbo engine?, you would have to wait ages for one, and the demand would be shitloads.
Just keep going the way you are Catman, your vehicle...do what you want to do :s5
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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-17-02, 10:02 PM
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its simple really...if you like the car and want to keep it, and are doing the mods to make it more appealing / modern / faster etc for YOU, then go right ahead....i am about to spend about $8k on an escort! it will increase your enjoyment of your car for you.

however, if you have any plans to sell the car in the near future...then dont do a thing. you will lose at least 50% of what you spend on it.

You wash your car like it was your firstborn child, you tend to its needs like it was your own body, you protect it like it's your family, then you drive it like you stole it.

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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-17-02, 10:38 PM Thread Starter
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rsgerry, yer good point, but i think also with some of the modds that i do to my car, hopefully they should b able to carry over to my next car.
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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-17-02, 10:55 PM
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hey man ur car is goin to be pretty cool there mate when its all done its already looking good

u not crazy for doin up a wagon i saw a EB Ghia V8 wagon the other day that looked awesome dumped on its guts EA Brock kit and wheels it was painted burgandy

there arent many modded wagons around go for it!
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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-18-02, 03:20 AM
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I say go for it!

Just remeber though, the money your spending on it will never come back to you when you go to sell it!
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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-19-02, 02:32 AM
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however, if you have any plans to sell the car in the near future...then dont do a thing. you will lose at least 50% of what you spend on it.
i think that's the main point if you plan on keeping it or transfering the parts to another car then there is nothing wrong with that.. And whatever floats your boat is good as long as your happy with it, it doens't matter what anyone else says

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