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Old 05-19-2005, 05:44 AM   #1
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Smile 16 years old, want to soupe up an import

ok, can someone suggest a good car that I can soupe up? The first thing i would like to do is to get a turbocharger, but as far as I know, if you want to run over 7 psi you need to get forged pistons, connecting rods, and crank. Am i right? Anyway, can anyone give me a suggestion?, I have 16,000 $ to spend
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Old 05-19-2005, 05:57 AM   #2
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how ironic, your name.

be like every other riceboy 16yr old with too much money and not enough brains. get a civic.
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Old 05-19-2005, 06:01 AM   #3
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c'mon i need help
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Old 05-19-2005, 06:11 AM   #4
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sorry, i was being serious, get a civic. there are soo many aftermarket parts available for those cars, that it would be easy to soup one up. Plus, it's great if you dont have an unlimited budget, the car itself isn't expensive.
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Old 05-19-2005, 07:36 AM   #5
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ok, can someone suggest a good car that I can soupe up? The first thing i would like to do is to get a turbocharger, but as far as I know, if you want to run over 7 psi you need to get forged pistons, connecting rods, and crank. Am i right? Anyway, can anyone give me a suggestion?, I have 16,000 $ to spend


You could always go with a car that comes with a turbo...such as an Eclipse for example..you can pick one up used for about $5,000 in really good condition...lots of aftermarket parts for them to...and of course if you want to, you can always upgrade the turbo
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Old 05-19-2005, 04:52 PM   #6
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You could always go with a car that comes with a turbo...such as an Eclipse for example..you can pick one up used for about $5,000 in really good condition...lots of aftermarket parts for them to...and of course if you want to, you can always upgrade the turbo

But, they're really hard to find. When running over 7 psi, you generally need an intercooler, not the forged bottom end. The best tuner car out there, is probably.......the civic? There's such a aftermarket for it, that I'm sure you can find cheap parts and the insurance would be small.
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Old 05-19-2005, 04:57 PM   #7
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Get a Type-R Integra which would beat a civic even with a turbo
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Old 05-19-2005, 05:02 PM   #8
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i say get a 96 si.. soup that up, my brother has one.. its a pretty quick car
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Old 05-19-2005, 09:09 PM   #9
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But, they're really hard to find.

That's not true. They're pretty easy to find actually. More-so in certain areas than others. There's tons of them in the Jersey/NY area.
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Old 05-19-2005, 10:34 PM   #10
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will i need forged internals?
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Old 05-19-2005, 11:03 PM   #11
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will i need forged internals?
Only if you intend to run insane boost levels.

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That's not true. They're pretty easy to find actually. More-so in certain areas than others. There's tons of them in the Jersey/NY area.

But zero in the seattle area. Where is V8>4Banger located?
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Old 05-19-2005, 11:19 PM   #12
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But zero in the seattle area. Where is V8>4Banger located?

That's not true, I just bought my GSX in Edmonds a month ago (so I guess there's one less).
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Old 05-20-2005, 02:40 AM   #13
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[quote=Godlaus]Only if you intend to run insane boost levels.


whats an insane boost level, 15+ PSI?
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Old 05-20-2005, 04:38 AM   #14
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95-98 nissan 240sx with sr20det motor. upgrade the turbo and rebuilt the motor. and then get s15 front clip. it'll be nice and fast.
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Old 05-20-2005, 02:49 PM   #15
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I agree with the acura dude, get a gs-r its a great car and with a jdm front conversion it looks great.


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