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Old 10-28-2003, 11:16 PM   #1
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How to spend $600 on my car....

Well, I have roughly $600 burning a hole in my pocket that I've set aside for my car, what should I buy? Keeping in mind it's gotta be performance oriented...

My current plan is to get a a 3-gauge VDO setup to go below my OBC, (oil temp and pressure, and coolant temp), and an aluminum thermostat housing (to tap the coolant temp sensor into).

Anyone have any better ideas?

Don't bother mentioning driving schools, (I'm doing that in the spring regardless), or saving up for a turbo or something either.
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Old 10-28-2003, 11:25 PM   #2
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Perhaps a Dinan engine chip or whatever..? I hear theyre pretty good...
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Old 10-28-2003, 11:31 PM   #3
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Perhaps a Dinan engine chip or whatever..? I hear theyre pretty good...
I'm not a big Dinan fan, and this is $600 canadian dollars
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Old 10-28-2003, 11:34 PM   #4
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M50 Manifold!!!!
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Old 10-28-2003, 11:35 PM   #5
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hes getting that.........
id have to say maybe a high flow cat ??
or a header ??
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Old 10-28-2003, 11:37 PM   #6
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Old 10-28-2003, 11:40 PM   #7
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M50 Manifold!!!!
I want to get the manifold when I either go for an OBD-1 conversion, or an M3 cams. Either choice will be accompanied by software and a bored throttle body.

I don't think I'd gain much with the manifold on it's own, in fact I'd lose some torque. Plus manifolds go for like $100-150.

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hes getting that.........
id have to say maybe a high flow cat ??
or a header ??
Headers are big money, like $1000+US!!!

Plus just because this is a performance oriented mod doesn't mean it has to make my engine output more power (it can though )
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Old 10-28-2003, 11:42 PM   #8
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or maybe save it for a roll cage? your only shy about 900 for a sweet roll cage
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Race seat? To keep you intact during those hard cornering. Kinda hard, since you've done quite a bit already.
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id say save up some more and do the whole obd-1 convertion
u will gain good hp plus with software and a bored out throttle bodie ! go for it dudue !
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save up for the cam kit if ou wanna stay NA
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Old 10-29-2003, 02:18 AM   #12
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like you said, thinair, get those VDO gauges under bdc, but ask
T-spec to make you the housing out of carbon fiber. You wouldnt regret it.
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Old 10-29-2003, 02:34 AM   #13
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carbon fiber hood? could reduce some weight...
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Re: How to spend $600 on my car....

I'd stay away from getting a chip for now since you mentioned you might be doing the cams and manifold later.

I'd just save the money for the more expensive mods which you plan on doing later, but if you really have to spend it i'd say the following depending on your use of car:

1. Stainless Steel Brake Lines

2. RE E36 Differential Cover

3. Fluidyne Alumnium Radiator

4. E36 Fuel Starvation Kits (but that's if you track your car often).
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5. A Cool helmet, you'll need it for tracking in the future

Otherwise go for the UUC VDO Guages, they look cool and having an oil temp is helpful!!
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Old 10-29-2003, 03:01 AM   #15
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i was thinking
is it possible to convert gas milage gauge to an oil gauge.
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