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 Post subject: My Delimma
Posted: Wed May 13, 2009 10:21 pm 
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im facing a bit of a delima at the moment
it was my 18th birthday last week ive also paid mum and dad buck fully for the lowering job ive wound up with a bit of cash left from my bday :lol:
i just dont know how to spend it, so far i have brought
new door speakers
headlight restorer and new blue/white globes
with 270 bucks up my sleeve i dont know what to do next do i?
a. buy a sports exhust?
b. clear altezza lights
c. keep saving?
d. buy interior upgrade

any suggestions would be appreciated.
cheers
goody

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 Post subject: Re: My Delima
Posted: Wed May 13, 2009 10:35 pm 
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Catback Redback system with rear muffler.

Don't f**k it up with clear tail lights!

 

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 Post subject: Re: My Delima
Posted: Wed May 13, 2009 10:47 pm 
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As krytox said...clear tail lights will f**k it up...IMO.

Spend the money on giving your car a full service if it hasn't had one. Oil change, Oil filter, air filter (K&N if you like), fuel filter, spark plugs, new leads, coolant flush and coolant replacement, thermostat, replace hoses if you like (I sure learned the hard way to skimp on hoses), transmission oil, diff oil and get brakes checked out.

Better to get the car in running condition, then modifying it and have it not run :P.

But if you are set on modifying and your car is fine with the service history...a good exhaust should be good.

Though saving up until you can get a full exhaust system is also a good idea...so extractors, hi-flow cat or modified standard cat and cat back exhaust.

BTW, it's spelled dilemma.

phong =P~

 

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 Post subject: Re: My Delimma
Posted: Wed May 13, 2009 11:43 pm 
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thanks phong my spelling isnt my strong point lol
like the idea of an exhust and agree with clear tail lights i like the ones i have now.
how much would a full exhust system cost approx?
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 Post subject: Re: My Delimma
Posted: Wed May 13, 2009 11:52 pm 
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i agree with phong..... you will probably net bigger gains replacing old s**t to new, especially since some parts are over 14 years old

like o2 sensor, intake temp sensor, new leads, new spark plugs, coolant temp sensor, new oil & filter, new fuel filter, coil pack, reco injectors etc etc...... even this will cost more than what yuor budget is, but its a start !!
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 Post subject: Re: My Delimma
Posted: Thu May 14, 2009 7:21 pm 
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your rite fordfairmont making sure everything is a ok before going and spending alot of money on it would be a good idea.
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 Post subject: Re: My Delimma
Posted: Thu May 14, 2009 7:35 pm 
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FordFairmont wrote:
i agree with phong..... you will probably net bigger gains replacing old s**t to new, especially since some parts are over 14 years old

like o2 sensor, intake temp sensor, new leads, new spark plugs, coolant temp sensor, new oil & filter, new fuel filter, coil pack, reco injectors etc etc...... even this will cost more than what yuor budget is, but its a start !!


+1

that is what i would be doing, good service powersteer fulid to transmisson fulid.

 

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 Post subject: Re: My Delimma
Posted: Thu May 14, 2009 8:24 pm 
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how much would a full exhust system cost?
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 Post subject: Re: My Delimma
Posted: Thu May 14, 2009 8:36 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: My Delimma
Posted: Thu May 14, 2009 8:58 pm 
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maybe i will just keep saving then and make sure everything mechanical is a1 which im sure it is.
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 Post subject: Re: My Delimma
Posted: Thu May 14, 2009 11:21 pm 
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ur car is very nice but please dont put those stupid ugly mcf**kin clear tail lights on they make the car look cheap and half assed sorry but i really hate them lights... if u havent got a exhaust get a nice simple system u might have to get more money together but personaly i think the car looks classy as it is so i wouldent cahge exterior hope i helped good luck bro :mrgreen:
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 Post subject: Re: My Delimma
Posted: Fri May 15, 2009 12:22 am 
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lol yeah you have all turned me off the clear tailights just waste of cash really. im preety happy with the exterior just want to get rid of spoiler on boot lol thanks gunef
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 Post subject: Re: My Delimma
Posted: Fri May 15, 2009 11:24 am 
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i like your ride hight what suspension you runnin ?
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 Post subject: Re: My Delimma
Posted: Sat May 16, 2009 1:31 am 
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 Post subject: Re: My Delimma
Posted: Sat May 16, 2009 4:39 am 
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how much they set you back ?
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