WOT Junkie and avid corn burner
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Even though my J-mod was the last modification done to my car to make it faster, it is my first true mod. Every thing else is mickey mouse bs. Been there before with the HS drama. It doesn't matter what the "guys" think about your car. You should be more concerned with what the ladies think about it. lol But in all seriousness, do all the maintenance and go from there. Literally start from the ground up. I started with tires after making sure I wasn't going to drop a ball joint or something like that. I've had opportunities to upgrade my exhaust, but decided not to because 1)I wouldn't gain any real power, 2) I like not being a cop magnet, and 3)I'm still in college, so exhaust modifications are very low on my priority list. Make the car what you want it to be but don't get carried away to the point where you have to starve because you dumped all your money into modifications. There's three things you can get out of your car. Fast, Cheap, and Reliable. However, you can only choose two so choose wisely.
Oh, and save the racing for the track. The street sucks for traction and you'll be doing nothing more than wasting your time and fuel.
Michael M. ASE P2 Automobile Parts Specialist.
1996 Thunderbird LX. Gone, but not forgotten Oct 1995-March 24 2016 Trick Flow headded, E85 guzzling beast.
1985 Mustang GT. modified stock Holley 4180C, Weiand Street Warrior intake manifold, equal length headers, true dual exhaust, 5 speed, 3.55:1 8.8'' rear end, Ford Racing 10.5" clutch.
1998 Mustang GT premium. Trans Go shift kit, Bassani catted x-pipe, PI heads, cams, intake swap, Accufab elbow, SCT Xcal 4 tune, Eibach Pro-kit, Maximum Motorsports Caster/camber plates, fat tires. Banging audio system.
Last edited by Mgino96tbird46; 06-15-2011 at 02:43 PM.