08-12-2009, 03:21 AM
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: redondo beach, ca
Total Cats: 0
Based on your response I think I came across a bit strong. The Jerz (jersey mentality) runs deep in my veins… Ebonics is not my first language. I was just going for a laugh, should have read more noob posts. Honestly I’m kind of new to the forum world in general.
Let me kinda start this over…
I bought a relatively clean car for the right price with the goal to make a street legal, mostly track car. I went for the five speed because the car was the right price and I couldn’t justify the 6 for the cost and wait.
I do “say” I’m an engineer. I have a BS in Manufacturing Engineering/mechanical concentration. I also have a bit of suspension design background. I designed and built an unequal length, double a-arm suspension ( same as miata) for an SAE Baja car. Like I mentioned I also work for a pretty established automotive performance parts company, lots of exposure… so I’m learning really quick. I have access to all types of cool toys. R&D heaven… I hopefully can prove my worth in some areas…earn my PMs in classifieds.lol.
"Yes", definitely still a noob...This will be my first NA to turbo car but I literally have spent the last year eating and breathing sport compact. I think I know what I want and I’ll get there eventually. I will definitely need and hopefully get some help here.
I finally have some money to wrench and build a cool car. And yes…for drifting. I know it’s few and far between but I humbly say, I think I can break the typical mold of the perceived “drifter”. So hopefully ya’ll will get past that
Maybe my plans will help redeem me.... It’s a modest build but I think it shows intellect… Low boost with the first maps. I want to be able to learn something before I grenade it… I want to start with a Begi manifold, 2560, Begi downpipe, around 450 injectors-junk yard something (I think I can flow test them at work) and a stand alone, not sure who yet. Stainless lines. Probably Custom IC piping and end tanks. Somewhere along the way I learned to fabricate. I’m sure there will be lots of other fun stuff to buy… but that’s the basic idea.
If I grenade the motor, get the itch for power, or just feel like it. I will build a motor, port and build a head and turn up the boost, and scare little children. But for now I don’t want crazy power or lots of lag.
Bring on the haze!
Seriously though if you have any questions for me just shoot