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    Default European Cars Vs. Japanese Cars

    I'm looking for parts for my car and everything is so freaking expensive. Is it just me or does it really cost more money to do up a european car?

    I might just keep my car stock and save up for something more exotic in the future or something

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    i find japanese parts are more diverse and have fiercer competition thus driving the prices downward.

    european cars are quite pricey to begin with and their mod manufacturers are limited. therefore higher prices.
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    Yeah dude......just hearing about those body kits is insane!!! I can't imagine what engine mods would cost!

    EDIT: ditto to what ricecake said. Japanese sport compact market is the same too. You'll find parts for Honda are considerably cheaper than to Nissan, etc.
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    yea man, it'll cost u an arm and a leg to mod a euro car... japanese cars (namely honda) are much cheaper.... but then, we have the super cheap to mod domestics

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    if you want to mods for you car....get some nice wheels, springs and exhuast maybe. that will be a clean looking car.

    but if your looking for power....look away!!! parts are expensive for power

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    yeah, chip for my car = $1995USD, wtf
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    Originally posted by kenny
    yeah, chip for my car = $1995USD, wtf
    well kenny if u put it in perspective your car cost 80,000$ a 91... honda... say crx, cost 10,000....

    so..... it's actually not THAT bad....
    you're only paying 2.5% of the price
    it works out to about the same cost ^_~ that's what u get for buying a car that costs a lot up front!!

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    LOL

    Euro tuning is a bitch on the wallet and the credit: just ask my Visa service rep! LOL

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    Originally posted by ScCab
    if you want to mods for you car....get some nice wheels, springs and exhuast maybe. that will be a clean looking car.

    but if your looking for power....look away!!! parts are expensive for power
    I'm not too concerned with power, if I did do any engine mods it be minor stuff like intake/exhaust.

    I want to do all show work.....kit/wheels/suspension/stereo but its soo freakin expensive man!!



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    Originally posted by max_boost


    I'm not too concerned with power, if I did do any engine mods it be minor stuff like intake/exhaust.

    I want to do all show work.....kit/wheels/suspension/stereo but its soo freakin expensive man!!


    ya bodykits are very expensive including the cheap stuff too.
    you can get a set of nice wheels for fairly cheap.

    believe me I feel your pain

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    Originally posted by ScCab


    ya bodykits are very expensive including the cheap stuff too.
    you can get a set of nice wheels for fairly cheap.

    believe me I feel your pain
    I feel it as much as you do. Well maybe not quite as much but I feel it.

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    LOL, then there is my car...2000 into the engine, and it will run low 14's to mid 13's...
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    Originally posted by Benny
    LOL, then there is my car...2000 into the engine, and it will run low 14's to mid 13's...
    is that in the 1/8th mile?

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    Originally posted by Benny
    LOL, then there is my car...2000 into the engine, and it will run low 14's to mid 13's...
    whoa
    you sure man?

    you putting a 200shot in there or something?

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    no man I'm serious
    if I redo the engine, and set up a 12-14psi turbo set up, and put in a new camshaft, exhaust, and valve timing...2000 worth of work. most of it is used, like the turbo and such, but it doesn't take much to make an old basic car fast...junkyard turbos are cheap! Plus parts for my car are a dime a dozen...


    Lets see...brand new :

    Super Sprint 4-1 header: 300
    SS Camshaft:210
    SS G Grind Cam Gear: 150
    Full Exhaust from Downpipe:300
    T3 Turbo: 300
    1.7L Crank (Used) $50
    Valve Springs:75
    Ignition: 150
    Injectors: 250

    Most of the work I can do myself.

    Misc Parts: 200
    Total Supply Cost: $1985

    Budget a few hundred for labor issues.

    Complete 60MM Sport Spring Shock Kit, 600.

    rubber, 300


    its doable...its just not many people put money into GLI's so there isn't alot of info...but my motor is awesome for a turbo...8.5 compression, and was originaly designed for turbo...keep in mind most of this stuff I can find used...


    Or I can swap the motor for a 2.0, and the total cost will go up maybe 500...
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    if i had a bmw i don't think i would do much mods. maybe suspention, rims, and exhaust. hehe. i don't have a bmw i can always dream

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    600 dollars JUST for a 2" drop. fuck
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    boost~~ just keep it simple with the BMW.... what color is yours by the way, some good H&R's and a set of 19's is all u need man. if later just add like a chin spoiler, that is all...

    DONE!

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    Originally posted by Audi Kid
    600 dollars JUST for a 2" drop. fuck
    $1000CDN for 2-inches on my car and $2499CDN for LOWer! LOL

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    Originally posted by Audi Kid
    600 dollars JUST for a 2" drop. fuck

    this is for shocks, struts and DECENT STUFF...
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