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Old 01-25-2008, 03:47 PM   #1
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Its always fun to add up all the money you've thrown away on a car thats going to end up in a dump some day. An apporoximation is good enough, unless you really want to add up every reciept you've saved...

APPEARANCE: $500

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PERFORMANCE:$7100
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Current engine build- $2700
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Gaskets and etc.- $300
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GRAND TOTAL: $7600... and counting.

I bought this car 4 years ago for $13k w/ 32k miles on it. Ive spent more than half of what I payed for the car on mods. Its going to break $10k in mods before I get rid of it. Pathetic
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oh boy....lets see...ill go by my cars (not even gonna bother listing mods)

99 whippled GTP - approx 8500 (almost all of that is paid off thank god)
05 srt4 - approx 5k
03 evo8 - 600 so far


and that ladies and gentlemen is why i'm in debt and living at home. thank you and good night!
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Shoulda bought an LS1 Fbody and been done with it. Spent about 2K in mods total.
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yep... Thats why Im ever going to heavily mod my cars untill im old, got my own place, and are financially stable. Your going to look back and be like "why the fuck did I spend so much money on that car" and regret it.
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i just calculated this the other day, and not including fluids and general maintence stuff, and including some things that havent been put on yet i have spent just over $10,000 in mods! and thats just on the vette.. thats not including the talon, the passat, the trans am, or the civic
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oh boy....lets see...ill go by my cars (not even gonna bother listing mods)

99 whippled GTP - approx 10k (almost all of that is paid off thank god)
05 srt4 - approx 5k
03 evo8 - 600 so far


and that ladies and gentlemen is why i'm in debt and living at home. thank you and good night!
Nothing wrong with living at home, the fucker in my sig is going to keep me at home for awhile! But if I don't buy it now, I probably never will.
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i changed the 10k amount on the gtp...after whipping out the calculator it wasnt that much
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300 bucks on my tahoe
5000 bucks on my SS

over 20,000 bucks on my old Z28 that I never finished, and sold. motherfuck.

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Uuuugh...

my old SHO had maybe $500 in assorted mods in it (Chip, Cobra MAF, Intake, etc)

My Civic has:
D16Y8 head - Free/ but the rebuild/mill/etc was $260
Custom UDP pulley - 100
AEM Tru-Time adj. cam gear- 50
Accel HEI Super Coil - 60
plugs/wires - 40
chipped/converted ECU - 125
header+cat - 60
Cat-back exhaust - 190
D16Y8 Intake Manifold - 40
1995 EX Close Ratio Tranny - 30+60 in gas so 90.

So about a grand and I still need to pickup a clutch and install the tranmission, but then all that will be left is visual and tires/wheels.
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yep... Thats why Im ever going to heavily mod my cars untill im old, got my own place, and are financially stable. Your going to look back and be like "why the fuck did I spend so much money on that car" and regret it.
I've had alot of fun modifying my cars, so I don't really regret it. I regret buying a new car more than anything else automotive, but in the long-run life goes on, cars are a poor investment no matter what. "Its just money you can always make more"
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7ish?

good part is... i bought most used, so will be able to recoup most of what i spent...
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yep... Thats why Im ever going to heavily mod my cars untill im old, got my own place, and are financially stable. Your going to look back and be like "why the fuck did I spend so much money on that car" and regret it.
i dont have any regrets about how ive spent money in regards to cars. money management regrets, yes...but modding cars and having fun with them is part of my life and something i very much enjoy. i dont think ill ever look back and say "man, what a waste of my younger years"
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I dont regret spending that much money, rather how I spent it. I could be going a LOT faster in this car for the same amount of money.
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probably somewhere between 7-8k without labor and dyno costs is my guess. could be off, just a rough estimate in my head
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i dont have any regrets about how ive spent money in regards to cars. money management regrets, yes...but modding cars and having fun with them is part of my life and something i very much enjoy. i dont think ill ever look back and say "man, what a waste of my younger years"
gotta enjoy it while i can and when its the most fun to me. ill still be modding when im older, but i wont have as much time for it at that point.
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I dont regret spending that much money, rather how I spent it. I could be going a LOT faster in this car for the same amount of money.

i bet that goes for ALOT of people. i know i could have spent my money wiser with my GTP. eh on the plus side if i ever buy another w-body i'll know what to do differently and where to start with mods...
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my guess on the GTP is between 2500-3000 dollars. i'll have to total it up later at home.

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i bet that goes for ALOT of people. i know i could have spent my money wiser with my GTP. eh on the plus side if i ever buy another w-body i'll know what to do differently and where to start with mods...
Ive only recently (the last two years) gotten into the whole modding scene. For the first two years I had my car, all it had was a CAI and catback. Last winter I put on headers, and it all went downhill from there.

The thing with spending money more wisely on modding, is that its hard to drop one big lump of cash on something. If I wanted to go out and buy a SC kit, its going to cost me 4 grand. I dont have that just sitting in my wallet, and I definitely dont want to put that much on the CC either.
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ehhh. running a quick tally in my head here, probably upwards of 7000ish. so far
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appearance:
blacked-out headlights: 3$ black spray paint.
blacked-out grill: same 3$ from above.
debadge: free
HID's: 140
exhaust tip: 35
18" mille miglias: 300 bought, 300 refinished used
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lowering springs: 100 used
total:$1378

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intake: 35 used
exhaust: 75
NX wet kit: 250 used
not counting fluids.... haha
total: 355

to get done this spring
firm motor mounts: 25 diy
bored TB: 150
bottle warmer: will be ~100
2 stage window switch: will be ~180
3000 rpm HSTC will be ~300
struts: will be ~300
total to spend still: 1055 ugh...

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prolly like 1800. If that.
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KB 2.1L(installed & tuned)-$6500
Two mid-pipes-$600
Deep dish bullets-$400
BF Goodrich rear tires-$600
Gears(+ labor)-$550
Torque-convertor(+install)$1,200
Cold-air kit-$225
Trans-cooler(+install)-$200
If you want to include dyno-time and travel to/from MPH in GA...add at least another $2k

Just over $12k and I'm still getting 13 sec time-slips.

Add another $1,800 this spring for SFC's, shocks/struts, LCA's, drag springs, and DR's
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