01-19-2015, 03:15 PM
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: San Antonio, TX
Total Cats: 0
Inroduction and Plans
Hello all my name is Trent. I've owned my NB2 for a little over a year now and I'm finally ready to get started on some serious modifications, especially with tax season coming up. I'm originally from Va. but am moving to San Antonio in a few months. Planing on doing my build in stages unless somehow I have enough money to do it all at once (no way). So here's the game plan.
Badass AutoX/Track car that I can still drive on the street. (I don't believe in trailer queens) Reliability and fun, THE perfect weekend car. And it has to make my wife **** her pants at least once.
Stage 1 (supporting mods):
Cooling: rad, hoses, slim fans one on switched power
Braking: pads, rotors, braided lines
Suspension: struts (prolly some used sport ones it's temp) endlinks and a matching swaybar, chassis ladder braces, and poly bushes all around
Cams: worth it or not?
Differential: throwing in an LSD and poly bushes
Fuel: new pump, rail, and my tank needs to be replaced or lined, full fuel system flush
Roll bar if I come across a deal
Relocate radio to glove box and get a gauge/switch panel
Stage 2 (go fast parts):
Turbo: VF34 for availability and I'll never outgrow what it can put out (suggestions on other turbos welcome)
Injectors: RX7 pnp
Management: MS or AEM not sure on which atm (suggestions welcome)
Exhaust: custom, 2.5 wanna do a full VBand system to my current 5Zigen axleback, running cats and possibly a resonator (we will see)
Cooling (turbo only): braided oil/water lines, idk about the intercooler though (suggestions needed)
Motor: possibly head studs
Gonna go through 2-3 tunes starting at 210 and hoping to work my way to 250 whp just so I can learn to drive a little better before I go crazy no more than like 15psi though
Accompanying gauges and sensors
Stage 3 (cosmetic and misc.):
Paint: classic red respray
Seats: side mount, fixed brackets, Corbeau harnesses
Wheels: not sure yet thinking RPF1's but IMO they aren't very stylish wheels and leave much to be desired (suggestions on other light wheels welcome), 16x8/8.5 or so
Hardtop: probably pick one up whenever I come across a deal or a fiberglass top/lexan window, Opinions?
Tan dash swap if I wanna do that
Anyone know much about Racepack Electronic Dashes?
New OEM big front lip/bumper
That's pretty much it for now, I'm open to suggestions and additions to the list if I'm missing anything. Wisdom on the things asked above is greatly appreciated. I'll start a build log once everything gets rolling.
The car so far: