View Full Version : If you had 4k to spend on your car


PAT99camaross
04-26-2011, 08:04 PM
basically im curious as to what some of you would do if you had recieved 4,000 dollars to spend on your car. i have a few ideas as to what i would do.

RyanAndyBob
04-26-2011, 08:07 PM
To a stock car or our current car w. current modifications?

smitty504
04-26-2011, 08:08 PM
cam/heads/exhaust

camaro981289
04-26-2011, 08:08 PM
Heads and cam FTW

sundaydriver
04-26-2011, 08:09 PM
Buy it some gas!

99FormulaM6r
04-26-2011, 08:13 PM
Finish off my suspension, headers, new wheels....maybe a cam if there's money left over :)

94lt105
04-26-2011, 08:14 PM
Get my 370 built and a few suspension goodies!

Vinny

PAT99camaross
04-26-2011, 08:23 PM
this would be to your current car with current mods ryanandybob... im honestly trying figure out how i can get a t56 setup and build me a nitrous friendly stroker

z28MP
04-26-2011, 08:43 PM
DTE dif and if I had money left over (doubtful) coilovers.

00FlowCamaro
04-26-2011, 08:45 PM
Heads/Cam/Further my suspension

Morbid
04-26-2011, 08:46 PM
That's a very generalized question. Does the car have any current modifications? Are you capable of installing things yourself? Do you want to make more power now and break stuff or build up the car before adding power?

If I personally were going to drop another $4k into my car it would be a 9 inch and some headers.

thislswon
04-26-2011, 08:47 PM
4L80E and suspension....and run 10's

RyanAndyBob
04-26-2011, 08:49 PM
4L80E and suspension....and run 10's

You have a really well built 60E, why would you want an 80E?

thislswon
04-26-2011, 08:51 PM
Its slipping.....

Even a well built 4L60E is a ticking time bomb when you are making 600+

lemons12
04-26-2011, 08:51 PM
Ccw classics/325 drag radials.. x pipe with one chambers.. new windshield, mine has a crack.

matt224
04-26-2011, 08:56 PM
9" or 12 bolt

smitty504
04-26-2011, 08:57 PM
this would be to your current car with current mods ryanandybob... im honestly trying figure out how i can get a t56 setup and build me a nitrous friendly stroker

oops i did the same thing. Well to my own car probably get a 9''

RyanAndyBob
04-26-2011, 09:01 PM
FAST LSXR 102mm Intake - $900
FAST Big Mouth 102mm TB - $400
ASP 25% Undrive/alternator Pulley combo - $225
FAST LSXR Fuel Rail $400
Kooks LT Headers & X pipe- $950
Meziere Electris street pump - $640
UMI 3pt Subframe Connectors - $300

That's $3,815

atrain59
04-26-2011, 09:02 PM
MWC 9' rear

RyanAndyBob
04-26-2011, 09:03 PM
Its slipping.....

Even a well built 4L60E is a ticking time bomb when you are making 600+

My transmission just went out, I need a new one. Should I go 80E or built 60E? You can PM me as to not junk up the OP's thread, I'd just like some advice.

00fastta
04-26-2011, 09:03 PM
fikse fm10
new topend for my motor H/C/I
headers and a borla catback
new clutch if enough if enough left over cash...

thislswon
04-26-2011, 09:17 PM
My transmission just went out, I need a new one. Should I go 80E or built 60E? You can PM me as to not junk up the OP's thread, I'd just like some advice.

Well, there are a few options. I would just do a search. For me though I never want to replace another trans on the car and I want to be able to keep drivability on the interstate. So, 4L80E it is for me. You can do a TH400 or TH350 for cheaper if you do not care about keeping OD. Spending 3k rebuilding my 4L60E was the worst car related decision I have ever made.

JIBBBY
04-26-2011, 09:20 PM
I'd go to Vegas and lay it down on a double up bet...4 grand you get a nice looking lemon that blows smoke, 8 grand you get decent looking runner that you get bored with in a month.. 16 grand you get a nice looking runner you appreciate, 32 grand you get a new car!!!!:D

Just bet more!!!! Crash and burn or go for the gusto I say! You can always buy a scooter and save on gas if all else fails...:chug:

retardedpenguin
04-26-2011, 09:24 PM
Black paint, fuel wheels and 37 inch tires for the F250..

Turbo kit for the Escalade...

Interior, decals and finish the motor swap in the Trans Am..

I'm a senior though so I should probably put it towards college lol..

Cheap Guy
04-26-2011, 09:44 PM
LT headers (installed) w/true duals
35th Anny wheels with Goodrich tires
Kee Audio CDT speaker package
Corvette seats
Koni shocks (and I'd sell my Bilsteins)
Hawk pads and slotted rotors
SLP grille
gas

bullitt1672
04-26-2011, 10:42 PM
LS6 heads, a mild cam, tune, SLP grille, and call it a day. Oh and have the rear bumper repainted :)

PAT99camaross
04-26-2011, 10:42 PM
some people are misunderstanding the question... yes i know the question is vague but it was meant to be and as far as you being able to do the work yourself well that seems like that would be up to you. i personally rather do the work myself i enjoy it and i feel i further respect my vehicle its very self gratifyng knowing that i did this or did that. and we are talking about your vehicle not your neighbors or mine,the question is simple if you had a 4000 dollar come up that you could blow on your car what would you buy and or do to it

PAT99camaross
04-26-2011, 10:46 PM
and penguin i would definately use some of that money to finish the trans am if i was you i checked out your thread awhile back and car is looking good im hoping to start my 79 t/a as soon as i get everyone else's crap outta my garage

2slow2flurry-ous
04-27-2011, 12:19 AM
I dunno what I would do with 4 grand but I could give you the list of the last few deals I got through the tech classifieds and by some good friends by word of mouth:

gmpp lq9( looks to have a forged piston w/ valve reliefs and only 5-8k miles =$750
moser 12 bolt w/ spool and 3.73's(my fresh ten bolt w/motives trade)=$900
Fast intake 90mm/ 90mm t/b/ Nos 90mm plate(you'll never believe it..lol)$150!!!!!

no need to blow that shit in a hurry. Find some friends at the local meets and start trading shit...I can't believe the deals I run into sometimes!

Morbid
04-27-2011, 01:07 AM
some people are misunderstanding the question..

Why $4000? Seems like you were fishing for ideas to me, perhaps my intuition is off. Just seems like a very strange, yet somewhat specific, question to ask.

Either way, my answer is above.

dash94vert
04-27-2011, 01:44 AM
TruFiber 3" cowl hood, Body work & fresh black paint job, rechrome zr1's, few suspension goodies, and if any left it'll go towards new wheels! then i'll be happy till the next payday :chug:

Stocker94z
04-27-2011, 08:22 AM
Full bolt-ons and a 100 shot with a tune. Then gas money!

camar0corey
04-27-2011, 09:22 AM
Boost! Used STS or Procharger.
Already have a 4 bolt LT1 with forged rods/pistons, built T56, 12 bolt, dennys DS, rear suspension.

If I didn't have a rear though, I would spring for a 9" with the wavetrac and finish my nitrous setup.

Head Hunter
04-27-2011, 09:36 AM
Forced Induction

PAT99camaross
04-27-2011, 09:51 AM
morbid i picked 4k because i recently had it basically fall into my lap. and no im not really digging for answer from anyone just curious as to what people would do. me personally already know what i would do as i stated earlier in the thread im trying to figure out how i can build a nitrous friendly 383 and pick up a t56 swap all for 4k but im starting to see its nearly impossible unless i come up with some more money

green28
04-27-2011, 11:47 AM
Built transmissions and built rear end but that would be pushing the $4k number.

Tainted
04-27-2011, 01:31 PM
id buy the sikky G35 swap kit

chupr0kabra
04-27-2011, 01:49 PM
Some really nice wheels, then spend the rest on baby stuff, since that's where all my mod money goes these days.


-Mike

LaBLKv6Z
04-27-2011, 01:51 PM
9" and heads next on the list

RikkiTorment
04-27-2011, 02:13 PM
Heads, cam, bottle, and a 12-bolt. :D

2slow2flurry-ous
04-27-2011, 02:17 PM
I dunno what I would do with 4 grand but I could give you the list of the last few deals I got through the tech classifieds and by some good friends by word of mouth:

gmpp lq9( looks to have a forged piston w/ valve reliefs and only 5-8k miles =$750
moser 12 bolt w/ spool and 3.73's(my fresh ten bolt w/motives trade)=$900
Fast intake 90mm/ 90mm t/b/ Nos 90mm plate(you'll never believe it..lol)$150!!!!!

no need to blow that shit in a hurry. Find some friends at the local meets and start trading shit...I can't believe the deals I run into sometimes!

morbid i picked 4k because i recently had it basically fall into my lap. and no im not really digging for answer from anyone just curious as to what people would do. me personally already know what i would do as i stated earlier in the thread im trying to figure out how i can build a nitrous friendly 383 and pick up a t56 swap all for 4k but im starting to see its nearly impossible unless i come up with some more money

Strokers will nickel and dime you to death. If you're open to a good deal they are out there to be find but you have to be patient...if it supposedly landed in your lap no need to blow it right now. Shop around for deals in the classifieds and other places like craigslist(use caution here and trust no one) because yea sometimes you can accidentally buy crap.

Dyosis
04-27-2011, 02:22 PM
9"/Dana 60 and some LT headers.

TheBlueKnight
04-27-2011, 02:33 PM
$200 Under Drive Pulley
$200 Fast Toys Ram Air/ Super Sucker Ram Air/ SLP w/ extension (DONE)
$90 SLP Lid (DONE)
$65 Stock Port and Polished Throttle Body (DONE)
$300 LS6 Intake Manifold (if applicable) (DONE)
$700 Pacesetter coated Headers/ off road y-pipe (cats add $100)/ plug and play 02 sensors/ shipping (DONE)
$400 Cat Back (DONE)
$50 Manual Cut out
$600 TSP 228R 112LSA kit with springs and pushrods
$330 36lb Fuel Injectors
$200 TSP Ported LS6 oil pump/ install kit
$40 LS2 Timing Chain from Texas Speed
$120 Random Gaskets
$450 Dyno Tune
$4550 Mid West Chassis 9" Rear With Torque Arm/ LCA Relocation Brackets/ PST Drive Shaft/ Wave Trac/ watts link
$170 UMI Lower control arms (on car adjustable)
$1000 Monster Stg. 2 Clutch kit w/ Tick Master Cylinder/ speed bleeder/ install kit and free shipping
$390 Strano Sway Bars
$275 Pair of Summit Fast Five Wheels and 7/32 Spacers
$400 MT 315-15-50 Drag Tires (DONE)
$3,825 Total without rear end


Oh crap I'm over budget

NewCar
04-27-2011, 08:38 PM
ETS FMIC, downpipes, chargepipe & BOV, full exhaust w/Eisenmann cat-back, wheels, blackline tails, etc etc

Quick Sh0t xMLx
04-27-2011, 08:49 PM
Cam/LS6 intake/injectors/fuel pump probably $1500 in the whole setup

Get the car repainted, someone keyed it a while back and I hit some racoon a few weeks ago so the front bumper is chipped on the corner.

Not quite sure what I would do with the rest. Probably get some HIDs and then I don't know just save it for later I suppose.

bayer-z28
04-27-2011, 08:49 PM
Ooof... I could really use $4k to fix this darn car.

Front end fix $400 (Pull, new cover and paint)
Kooks LTs + 3" duals $1800
Koni/Strano $1000
S60 Rear end (some of it) $800 to start.

Lt1Powerz
04-28-2011, 11:19 AM
Man i wish i could find another $4k somewhere... I considered selling my daily to build up some more scratch for the camaro but then i would be screwed in the rain/snow/etc.

I really want to boost lately so i would probably build a 9" and get a small turbo setup :) Then i would dominate some hoes here! :)

BLK85
04-28-2011, 11:24 AM
Sell it and then have 9-10k down on a newer pickup.

GMmexican
04-28-2011, 11:29 AM
VFN cowl hood
ss spoiler
paint and touch up
fix steering wheel
suspension

pay loan with rest

Im suprised how many of you still have stock exhaust and no internal engine mods.......whats going on with you guys?

Lt1Powerz
04-28-2011, 11:53 AM
I had a stock motor for all of about 2 months? Long enough for me to fix the electrical grimlins it had when i bought it, then out with the old engine and in the with the built 346! :)

lemons12
04-28-2011, 11:59 AM
Well I posted xpipe with one chambers. that is because I sold my kooks ypipe and magnaflow. I would a tally probably swap came also, I'm getting bored with this one.

bderlan
04-28-2011, 12:06 PM
5.3 swap on my 98 mustang gt,with small turbo setup in mind for the future

CaptainDirtymax
04-28-2011, 08:58 PM
Southbend triple disc clutch, and an EFI Live tune on the Duramax.

XxGarbSxX
04-28-2011, 09:35 PM
I would buy a new (to me) car. Probably an early 00's Outback or something.

Austin95
04-28-2011, 10:11 PM
Definetley put in a 383 stroker!!!

TJFish
04-28-2011, 10:15 PM
LS1 front end conversion, LT headers, dyno tune, and save the rest for gas :D

SparkyJJO
04-28-2011, 10:17 PM
I'd pay off the truck.
I know, exciting (well, it kinda is actually). But then, that monthly payment I'm doing now could go towards finding another Camaro. Now THAT would be the exciting part :D

DannoWS6
04-29-2011, 07:12 AM
If you had 4k to spend on your car

Gas for almost 1 yr.