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Old 07-26-2004, 05:07   #1 (permalink)
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Hi peoples,

at the moment im saving like mad to get my car up to scratch, over the course of this year its gone downhill due to work (over) commitments, and focusing too much time on getting everyone elses cars going hardcore, and not looking after my own.

its not that bad but its not good enough :p

anyway, i have two options:

fix the exterior/interior first, then save up heaps again and do the engine

OR

vice-versa (engine then interior/exterior)

i will give a little more detail of what im planning with the two though, so you can give a more educated reccomendation :)

Interior/Exterior - replace a few trims that arent the best, new door seals, get the steering wheel re-covered, new windscreen (its scratched heaps) repaint front and rear bumpers and paint and fit front lip spoiler again, fill the holes in the boot where the spoiler used to be, get discreet louvers cut in bonnet to aid in heat dissipation at racetracks (yep, it heats up when lapping at 10/10ths)...and thats about it i think :S

Engine - pull out old one, get head ported + matched cam (looking for 250hp at wheels) get AU bottom end, serpentine drive belt+ancillaries etc etc etc, V8 EB radiator, new extractors (either the latest paceys or JMM ones $$$!!!!) port the TB, get ED intake manifold etc etc etc....

both things will cost lots of $$$, but which should i do first?
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Old 07-26-2004, 05:11   #2 (permalink)
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Engine allllllll the way! that way you can still have fun while driving your car and then you can make it look good while you have fun driving your car.
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hmmmm...engine... but as long as it dont look crap .. not that an xr can
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i'd say get the car lookin' like a million bucks... but it depends what u feel like u need :)
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Old 07-26-2004, 05:22   #5 (permalink)
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Better to be all go and no show, than all show and no go.
although apparently your car goes pretty hard already.
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Old 07-26-2004, 05:39   #6 (permalink)
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Get a v8! haha
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Mate im gunna go against everyone else and say the interior/exterior.
Youve already run a 14 so you know you have the pace to keep up with most cars, so nos sort the rest of the car out.
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Get a v8! haha
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Engine allllllll the way! that way you can still have fun while driving your car and then you can make it look good while you have fun driving your car.
oh, i must have forgotten to mention that the luverly QLD govt has recently suspended my licence for 6 months because i was already having too much fun in my car, so there will be no driving while the mods are in progress...

anyone know any good panelbeaters/spraypainters in Brisbane?????
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I hope your going to Keep the body kit Including the rear wing.
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