Originally Posted by Godlik3
Ok here's my situation... I'm 17, and have two years of college paid for (scholarship) but have to stay home my first 2 years at a local college. So I'm going to have the car my senior year, and two years after that for sure. Thing is, I can't get anything with a v8 becuase of insurance, thats why I want to fix this car up instead of saving money for a new car. It also only has 26,000 miles on it. So I will definitely have the car another three years.
Once again, I'm only 17, so you can imagine the budget that I'm on. Basically I make about $150 a week, (take some gas money out of that), and have to write my dad a check for $170 a month for insurance.
So with minimal spending I bring in about $400 a month (ha pathetic I know).
Well, first you should make mods that will give you increased power AND save you money.
Pick up a Demolet or K&N FIPKII kit for around 165.00 (for the Demolet) you'll gain not only 8-12+ hp, but you'll also pick up 1-3 mpg.
Next pick up an underdriver pulley around 165.00 again, you'll gain 12 or so hp, and pick up another 1-2 mpg.
After that, you might look for a 3/4" spacer to increase plenum volume -these generally go for around 100.00. you'll pick up a fraction of a mpg, but not as much as the others.
Those should be your first goals. and then you can map out a strategy for what your overall goals are.
Woe to him who builds his palace by unrighteousness,his upper rooms by injustice,making his countrymen work for nothing...Does it make you a king to have more and more cedar?Did not your father have food and drink?He did what was right and just,so all went well with him. He defended the cause of the poor and needy,and so all went well...But your eyes and your heart are set only on dishonest gain,on shedding innocent blood and on oppression and extortion. Jer 22:13, 15-17