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Old 04-21-2010, 09:59 AM   #1
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OK, I've got a huge hard-on for the Ultima GTR, I want to build one badly!!! This would mean selling the Miata as the Ultima isn't cheap, figure 65K in parts total. Someone tell me I'm out of my mind, please!

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That makes sense to me :|

I think you could also just go for moar boost.

If you do commit I will buy your 6 speed and 3.6 rear
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do it.

lets see, a shitty old miata or a Ultima....hmmmm
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The Ultima GTR is also my first choice when I hit the lotto. sure its only $65k, but what about brakes, tires, and insurance?
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You're in the wrong forum if you expect us to tell you not to do it. Maybe try an investment forum?

Do it. We want your parts.

And pics of the build.
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You're in the wrong forum if you expect us to tell you not to do it. Maybe try an investment forum?

Do it. We want your parts.

And pics of the build.
Investment forums are soooo entertaining. I know nothing more exciting in my life than checking my accounts, it sure beats the thrill of motorsports.

What did you do this weekend?
irresponsible car guy: battled xyz on the racetrack for a few hours, got crunk
investment guy: i watched my assets grow by .7%
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if I had a million in assets and made .7% in a weekend, I'd say it was a pretty good weekend. It's always nice to have 7 extra Gs.
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if I had a million in assets and made .7% in a weekend, I'd say it was a pretty good weekend. It's always nice to have 7 extra Gs.
stfu.
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By all means go for it.

I just bought a motorcycle this week. Knew I wanted it, went for it. Fuggit.

It meant selling the turbo part of the Miata, but oh well. I can build another one someday.
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In for built thread.

DO IT!!!!!!!
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You're in the wrong forum if you expect us to tell you not to do it. Maybe try an investment forum?

Do it. We want your parts.

And pics of the build.
Well that's the quandary. I feel like that money should be used to, oh I don't know, purchase some investment property or something a little more responsible. ***
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Well that's the quandary. I feel like that money should be used to, oh I don't know, purchase some investment property or something a little more responsible. ***
Also think about the market.

Most of the constituent parts you would use to build this car can probably be found cheaper now than when you get back around to the idea in 5yrs.

That means you can invest the money you saved going fast now, not to mention your better state of mental and emotional health from the gratification of building something FAST in your own garage, and enjoying it.
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I'd also like to do an Ultima one day, once I have a suitable place to build one. Been one of my many dreams for years. Might take me years to complete, and most of my extra income, but having something like a build LS1 powered GTR would be the bomb!

I say do it!!!
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Have you ridden in or driven one yet? What's the resale market for them like? For that kind of money you could buy a hell of a nice Noble with a known aftermarket.
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Thymer how much power are you making now and at what psi? I remember seeing your dyno graph somewhere but i forget...
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Have you ridden in or driven one yet? What's the resale market for them like? For that kind of money you could buy a hell of a nice Noble with a known aftermarket.
You know, I haven't ridden in one yet. Not too many around. resale? I did some searches but their aren't many for sale either, at least on this side of the pond. I like the Noble but it doesn't scream "**** my gas tank filler" like the GTR does to me.
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Thymer how much power are you making now and at what psi? I remember seeing your dyno graph somewhere but i forget...
265 @18 with a blown head gasket/shitty refurb'ed 94 head. I'm just about finished with the latest "upgrade session" which includes a FM built MSM head, ATI damper, setrab oil cooler, etc. and some other bits that should bring that number up nicely. It's the journey for me though, once I'm finished I'll get bored and want to start a new project.
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Consider the Ultima an investment in your future happiness. Also consider the double digit poonany return factor (assuming you are not married).
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You know, I haven't ridden in one yet. Not too many around. resale? I did some searches but their aren't many for sale either, at least on this side of the pond. I like the Noble but it doesn't scream "**** my gas tank filler" like the GTR does to me.
If it's better than a Noble, I say dooo eeet! I've gotten to drive a Noble M400 several times at a local autox. VERY FUN car! I think the last tune the owner had was around 450 or 475 whp. IIRC, the car weighed aroud 2500 lbs, too. Very comfy, A/C worked as well!
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Consider the Ultima an investment in your future happiness. Also consider the double digit poonany return factor (assuming you are not married).
Can I write the poonany off on my taxes? Yeah, recently single after ten years.
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