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    I am a newbie to the drift scene (mainly road race/drag race) but I figure to build my skills more I would like to add drifting to my resume. I was wondering if you guys (and girls) would help me out and let me know how much it cost to put your car together (please include mods/pics).

    I am looking at a 90 240sx hatch and am thinking of adding a sr20det...any suggestions on a red/black top?

    Thanks,

    Dan

  • #2
    too much!

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    • #3
      Well I drive a domestic so I doubt a parts/price listing would be usefull to you. But just for comparison's sake, total cost when complete will be $9,500 including the cost of the car. So far I'm @ $5,300 ... but still putting the car back together.

      A SR20 should not be your first mod if you want to drift that S13. LSD should be your first mod.

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      • #4
        5yrs 6,000 bucks and it's still looks stock beside's the hks air filter and advan neovas..... and it's down for another swap 500 bucks for a new motor.... still waiting.......

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        • #5
          Mashing a Porsche GT2 motor into a volvo station wagon costs...way too much.

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          • #6
            so far about 5 cases of beer, 8 bottles of vodka and a hangover from hell..
            Last edited by _uG TM; 12-27-2003, 05:24 PM.

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            • #7
              Re: How much did it cost to build your car?

              Originally posted by wrx/240sx
              I am a newbie to the drift scene (mainly road race/drag race) but I figure to build my skills more I would like to add drifting to my resume. I was wondering if you guys (and girls) would help me out and let me know how much it cost to put your car together (please include mods/pics).

              I am looking at a 90 240sx hatch and am thinking of adding a sr20det...any suggestions on a red/black top?

              Thanks,

              Dan
              Est. Cost: 10k
              current setup:
              Engine: Totally STOCK
              Suspension: Racing Beats (shocks and Springs)
              and repairs: its now @ $500 w/o the gaskets
              + the car = $2000.00

              Future:
              Shopping for a new MOTOR (cha-ching!)
              $1700 (only because im looking for a mark series front clip)
              +++++++++++++++++++++++++++
              Suspension: Tien or JIC magic (dont know yet, but its the full coil over setup).
              est. cost: $1400.00
              Struts: (front and rear) JIC or TANABE :
              est cost: 300.00
              Sways (i dont know yet but i think Eibach)
              est cost: 300.00
              ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
              Engine:
              header / muffler (full sys): est: 600.00
              intake: est: 200.00
              +++++++++++++++++++++++++
              misc: (bucket/steering wheel/ gauges/etc)
              est: 1000.00

              so... the total amount.... (drum roll pls)
              .....$7,500.00
              (wow, i guess i have to live with top ramen for awhile.) ha ha..oh damn its my GF b-day soon

              anyways. this is on a poor racers budget

              note: did you notice the cost has nothing to do with showy type products: )
              ha ha..no burnt rice here ha ha..

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              • #8
                never thought of counting to get an exact figure....may end up killing myself
                Last edited by DriftGirl; 12-24-2003, 10:57 AM.

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                • #9
                  havent counted either, but quite a bit. by far though, the most money in one shot was when i broke the rack and pinion in my steering.....that was like 1400 bucks or something to get new from the nissan dealer.....

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                  • #10
                    Yeah just like everyone, I dont want to see how much i spend. But face your fears right?

                    oh well, Everytime i make a project car, I accept the fact, that i will spend $$ on it, to do it right not half a$$ed job

                    also if gives new people an idea on what they're getting into

                    FYI: that price did not include rims and tires
                    ha ha..wow. thats fricken alot ha ha

                    ++++++++++
                    Car $1500
                    Parts $10K
                    Labor $2k

                    owning your drift machine and ripping the rubber out of it:
                    "Priceless"

                    "Not everything can be bought, but for everything else choose master card"

                    The official financier of my drift machine.

                    +++++++
                    Now that's a COMMERCIAL!!!!!! ha ha
                    Last edited by CRASHDRIVE; 12-25-2003, 09:55 AM.

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                    • #11
                      one time i added up my wish list and it was like 25k for every thing....and im not made of money so that list got majorly cut down to necessities.

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                      • #12
                        car bonestock=$3k

                        Parts so far on the car= OVER $10K

                        Labor fees= none, i do my own work

                        STuff i just ordered= $1700
                        (but it replaces some of teh expensive stuff i already bought)

                        Thrill of owning such a amazing beast= priceless

                        im still not done with it, maybe ANOTHER $2K.

                        TOOK ME SO FAR 4 MONTHS TO BUILD. Its my 2nd corolla out of my 6 cars i have owned. would have been done alot faster if i didnt have to spend money on college and girlfriends.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by emission
                          5yrs 6,000 bucks and it's still looks stock beside's the hks air filter and advan neovas..... and it's down for another swap 500 bucks for a new motor.... still waiting.......
                          Just wondering were you got the Neovas. There only sold here just currious.

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                          • #14
                            Thanks for your replies everyone...Well it looks like the WRX is going to have to go then. I would post it here but AWD cars don't like to drift (unless of course they make big power). Anyone interested in an 02 WRX?

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                            • #15
                              ive only sunk a few thousand into modifying. keeping tires on it, gas, and paying for repairs takes up most of the money

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