View Thread: im beating the hell outta the dead horse but...


FabUlous
you have 2500 to buy a car, then 5k to mod it. Assuming you do the install yourself, you would only have to pay for the parts to mod it. what would you do?? And would it be a sleeper, auto-x'er, drag racer, ricemobile, etc?


mine would be an 1989 ford escort <2500
Stock Specs:
1.9-liter, 90 horsepower, fuel-injected, 4-cylinder engine is standard, teamed with a 3-spd auto. 19,200 miles :cheers:

MODS:
Eibach Coil Spring Set (-1.0"):
85-90, 3512.140, $216.75

Pace Setter Exhaust System:
85-90 1.9l, 88-1370, $135.82

Pace Setter Header:
86-90 1.9l SOHC, 70-1145, $121.52

Mille Migla Spider II 15x7 Wheels $556.00

195/55VR15 Bridgestone Potenza RE010 Blackwall $492.00

FORD 19# INJECTORS FUEL INJECTOR HI FLO
19 LBS/HR FLOW RATE, UNMATCHED, 8 PIECE KIT $242.11

OIL FILTER HIGH PERF 1.9L $9.06

CHAIN & SPROCKET TIMING CHAIN SET, 351, $71.01
FULL ROLLER CHAIN, CAST IRON CAM SPROCKET,
9 POSITION CRANK SPROCKET

FORD FLASH MODULE
FLASH MODULE, 1.9L, FLASH MODULE, 110 HP $225.85

SIDE SKIRT UNIVERSAL 83" $67.76
ROCKER PANEL PIECES, 83" LENGTH
(gotta make it look a little better :rolleyes: )

Turbo Kit [something like this (http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2440270969&category=33742)
(1) Turbo Exhaust Manifold (No Cracks) & Adapter Plate with Mounting Studs
(1) Intercooler, Some Piping & Clamps
(4) 27lbs injector
(1) Adjustable Blow Off Valve
(1) Exhaust Manifold to Head Gasket
(1) Adapter Plate to Exhaust Manifold Gasket
(1) Turbo to Adapter Plate Gasket
(1) Oil Inlet Gasket
(1) Oil Drain back tube Gasket ~$1200-1300


Altogether $3490 for all the stuff leaving $1510 for unexpected parts and problems in tuning......

obviously i did this just to think of what i would do if i had the money to mod my car, but it would be pretty formidable if i managed to do most of that, it would be no drag monster but it would be definately fun to throttle around; but tame enough for daily driving :sigh: .......soon enough