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Old 06-13-2009, 08:32 PM   #1
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Default Best car to make fast with 5k

What would be the best car to make fast for around 5k? I'm talking buying it and doing mods.

Update: I decided to buy a bike, got me a nice orangeish-reddish 05 636.
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Old 06-13-2009, 08:53 PM   #2
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Get a fox mustang... you can have one for around $2500 in fair shape (not a notchback though) and put another 2500 into mods.
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03-05 chevy cavalier. get the hahn racecraft stage 2 turbo kit and you are into the 13s easy
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03-05 chevy cavalier. get the hahn racecraft stage 2 turbo kit and you are into the 13s easy
The OP is looking for a fast car. 13's are not fast.
Fox 'stang for sure.
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fox body stang, tried and true
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I have a 98 Mustang GT I will sell you for $3500. Mustang parts are dirt cheap
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03-05 chevy cavalier. get the hahn racecraft stage 2 turbo kit and you are into the 13s easy

are you serious!?!


any way.... everyone has told you right!

btw, what do *you consider fast?
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Wrong year 'stang. You know that!
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ols school nova or a vega with a SBC perhaps?
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No way, it ain't going to happen. take your budget and double it.
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No way, it ain't going to happen. take your budget and double it.
actually.. for 5k you could be a half *** 10 second car... of course it wont be forged with a bullet proof rear and tranny...
but it would get the job done..
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Foxbody for sure.
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No way, it ain't going to happen. take your budget and double it.
It'll have one seat and no paint, and move like a beast.

It's plenty possible. I know 3-4 people that have done it.
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It'll have one seat and no paint, and move like a beast.

It's plenty possible. I know 3-4 people that have done it.



OP didnt say i want a fast good looking car.. or a car with good paint etc etc etc...

but like said you can get a decent looking fox for around 2k.. that gives you 3 grand to play with..
if you dont care what it looks like.. well.. thats simple.
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OP didnt say i want a fast good looking car.. or a car with good paint etc etc etc...
Basically you hit the nail on the head there. I can afford a pretty damn good car in every category. But seeing that this economy is going to go down the ******* soon, I would like to keep my toy in an all paid for area with plenty of cash in the bank and investments. Im thinking this is going to be something with used parts as cheap as possible.

Pretty much everyone I talk to says Fox Body. Looks like Ill be a Ford guy soon....
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Best car to make fast for 5K? Simple.

Mine.

Send me the 5K. I'll send you the timeslips.
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You build a turbo hatchback civc for 5k, with DR run some really quick times.


Or just get a fox, lol.
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I was going to say you buy a $500 non-running 240sx and swap in a V8. Maybe a 5.3 V8 out of a truck since funds are tight. Or if you want to be uber JDM cool you swap in a SR20DET
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