what is a good modders car?

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what is a good modder's car

  1. s14 nissan 240sx/silvia

    1 vote(s)
    6.7%
  2. 95-99 mitsubishi eclipse/eagle talon

    2 vote(s)
    13.3%
  3. 98-01 acura integra

    5 vote(s)
    33.3%
  4. 97-01 honda prelude

    4 vote(s)
    26.7%
  5. other, please specify

    3 vote(s)
    20.0%
By somekid007
Oct 24, 2003
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  1. vassil3427

    vassil3427 Newcomer, in training Posts: 822

    You ought to get a Prelude...much better car...but besides that..You are such a poser...A friend of mine posts to this site, and you used his same avatar and his same signature....copycat
  2. StormBringer

    StormBringer Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,871

    My thinking as well, though kids these days like those cute little imports for some reason.

    First car I built myself was a '73 El Camino with a 400 small block and a munsi 4 speed. I currently have an '85 Mustang with a 351W thats been built almost to perfection(400+ horsepower) and an '86 Camaro I'm currently restoring. Just dropped a spanking new 305HO in it.
  3. vassil3427

    vassil3427 Newcomer, in training Posts: 822

    lol,
    I'm sorry Stormbringer, give me a supercharged accord, turboed prelude...anything but a domestic car...too big and bulky..too heavy...I like nice and light imports...One of my favorites is the new Subaru WRX..thats sweet.... Sorry man, detroit muscle is gone, stop living in the past....

    And no, a stupid camaro isnt going to make an import crap itself, it may crap on the camaro as it flies by...I've seen a Honda Civic with 700+ WHP...that would take nearly any of that OLD stuff you guys are trying to convince people the buy... And I've seen many honda accord's with well over 400+ horsepower, with 5 and 6 speed manuals w/LSD's, and being as light as they are, far outperform those old monsters.... hehehe...dont mean to start a ruccus...but long live imports :grinthumb

    OH and somekid, if you get wasted by that old hunk of clunk, it will be a good motivation to start tuning your new honda when you get it... here's a good site to look at http://www.honda-acura.net/

    One of my favorite websites
  4. StormBringer

    StormBringer Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,871

    Vassil, the Mustang I mentioned with 400 HP, is without a SC, if I were to add a supercharger, I'd have trouble keeping it on the ground.

    BTW, I don't have a problem with imports, but I find your rude comments somewhat offensive personally, and it is a slap in the face of the tradition of the american musclecar.

    I am done with this thread now, as I can see you have no interest other than starting a flamewar over this, while I was just trying to show that imports are not the only cars capable of awesome power.
  5. vassil3427

    vassil3427 Newcomer, in training Posts: 822

    Well just talking about raw power, the Honda S2000 has a 240HP 4 cyl. engine, and the one that comes in the 2004 models are understated, actually putting out around 270Hp, all from a little 4 cyl... I'd like to see any domestic companies match that... Sorry to sound rash, but you and snowman started beating up on imports...and that just aint happenin...
  6. StormBringer

    StormBringer Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,871

    Please tell me where I bashed an import. I believe the most I did was call them "cute"

    You need to pay attention to what other people say and stop reading things into it.
  7. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,745

    Ok, ok......Imports can become fast with all the rice you may need to add to them, and yes they are light, but like Storm has said, there is nothing that can replace true muscle. I have seen countless muscle cars that have had well over 1000HP (to the ground), and that is for about the same price you would pay for souping up an import. All it takes is a little knowledge and dedication and you can have an old muscle up and running faster than an import anyday.

    Oh yeah and vassil, what is wrong with people having their opinions about imports? That is why they are called opinions, they don't mean anything more than that. So when you say "and that just aint happenin" why not? You can state facts as well as the rest of us, there is no need to get bitter and start going at the person. Just present more facts about the topic and leave it at that.
  8. somekid007

    somekid007 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 369

    wrx and sti are nice. as is evo8. bit pricey
  9. snowman

    snowman Newcomer, in training Posts: 312

    i just prefer having 300 horses at 3,000 rpm than 300 hp at 300,000 rpm. :D but now these days they measure horse power from the flywheel. that adds more than from measuring from the drive wheels. i will admit that some imports look nice if you dont have a jumbo wing or ugly graphics on the side.
  10. vassil3427

    vassil3427 Newcomer, in training Posts: 822

    Ok, when they have those ugly wings and oversized wheels and junk, thats called RICE..lol...toooo much rice..way too much rice..I'm not into the whole fake trash from the fast and furious that got everyone into this ghetto ricer attitude...

    And come on man, high rpm's feel great, the S2000 hits peak HP at 240hp/8700 rpms... redlines at 9000 rpms...hehe..yeah all vehicles these days are rated at the flywheel..only a dyno test tells the true HP at the wheels...

    nope...no "spinna's" for me.. no monster wings...an NO cheap walmart chrome hubcaps....:D
  11. snowman

    snowman Newcomer, in training Posts: 312

    yeah, somekid dont get all that shiny ugly crap for your car. keep it low profile and mod the engine and stuff that counts. so when you race someone it looks like they lost to a car thats all stock.
     
  12. somekid007

    somekid007 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 369

    im prolly not gonna go past alloy rims and body (maybe jdm conversion if i have $$$) because this is canada, im only gonna light mod the engine and use the rest for the interior and sound.
    i applied for a job at futureshop (canadian equivilant of best buy). wish me luck :)
  13. snowman

    snowman Newcomer, in training Posts: 312

    what mods are you going to do for the body? for a good head unit i recomend Pioneer. check out www.crutchfield.com for cheap prices on speakers and head units.
  14. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,916   +9

    Heh, all those horsepowers.. apparently petrol / gas is cheap there. I have to think about fuel economy, insurance costs and parts that need regular replacement here - but hey, it's called reality :giddy:
  15. snowman

    snowman Newcomer, in training Posts: 312

    here its $1.45 USD a gallon
  16. somekid007

    somekid007 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 369

    prolly a body kit. i heard wings west makes good ones, so ill prolly get one of those. if its an integra, ill do a jdm conversion. gas is 68cents/litre here
    CRAP! i forgot about insurance.... forget everything i just said ;)
  17. somekid007

    somekid007 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 369

    im jus wundering if it is possible to use 2 engines in one car. imagine wut a beast the h1 would be if it had 2 sr26det skyline motors in it
  18. InsaneMonkeyBoy

    InsaneMonkeyBoy Newcomer, in training Posts: 201

    Mitsubishi Colt

    For years of wanting to drive I've kept my eyes on the Mitsubishi Colt GLX series. Dunno what all you think bout it but the 1.6GLX isn't a bad modders car I'd say.

    Plz tell me what you think bout this car I'll be interested:grinthumb
     
  19. somekid007

    somekid007 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 369

    i checked a couple colts on car domain, the interiors look tight and the drivetrains are decent, but i cant stand the exterior looks imho
  20. XtR-X

    XtR-X Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,040

    Im not gonna bash the muscle cars, because they are nice too. Although, are your muscle cars gonna drift? Drifting is the stuff man... I do it all the time...
  21. somekid007

    somekid007 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 369

    speaking of drifting, i read nissan dominate the d1 drift circuit in japan. i know i cant get a skyline or sylvia and 240sx are dime a dozen. any insight? anyone care to comment of my dual sr26det hummer h1 i proposed?
  22. ungua

    ungua Newcomer, in training Posts: 69

    ... well ...

    why do you think about these cars that everyone is thinking about!? :rolleyes: two weeks ago i bought myself an orange volvo 242 coupé. i am living in norway, but came home for christmas. it's almost embarrassing how much people look at me and ask me about this tank... it looks groooooooovy, drives peeeeeeeerfect, needs not as much gas as i expected and the engine has been called »famer's engine« = easy to maintain, easy to tune, hard to destroy. lacking money i drove between 400 and 600 km without oil, well, filled some new in, car is going fine. in sweden people use this car with surf-like spoilers.
    this is strange, extremely individual and at the same time a real luxury car for almost no money. my funky volvo has 292.000 km on the speed-o-meter, this means that the engine is about to be driven in... soon. :D

    have a nice day.
    ungua

    p.s.: i see 1.6 litres little below. mine has 1.9, but feels like 3.0. goes better than a 2.x vw golf while weighing almost 1½ ton, being 5 meters long. old style... :cool:
  23. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,412   +281

    Running it without oil I'm sure didn't extend the life of your engine any.
  24. ungua

    ungua Newcomer, in training Posts: 69

    well, unfortunately, i agree on that. after all it wasn't the meaning driving it without oil, a big mistake. but it's going. :grinthumb
  25. mrhford

    mrhford Newcomer, in training

    Gett Rheal !!!!

    If It ain't engineered and built in North America it's a POS!

    Ya take an import and sink $40,000 to have something NOT even close to a used and beaten and strong $2,000 - $5,000 Stang or Z28 .......... You should have said NO to drugs!

    Henry


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