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Old 06-17-2012, 04:00 AM   #1
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Default What super spiffy thing should I ride for $30-$50K???

I just got a new ballar job

Pluis I think I mma take in a new roommate for $450/month taxfree yo.

I am considering rewarding myself with a super spiffy ride.

Criteria:

- Can be BUILT not bought. Got that? 30-50K total budget

- SEXY I want to get a full on stiffy each time I walk up to it. AND sit down in it. No vipers.
- fast. Needs to be at least as fast as my turbo miata. That means 4:1 weight to power ratio or better.
- dailyable. This can really be accomplished by some squishy clutch and a bigass muffler. And a 93 octane tune.
- maintainable. I like cheap maintenance. not something that will cost $10,000 a year in maintainence. i already have one of those. :|

What would you drive?



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FD RX7 with 500+ cu v8.

FFR Daytona with 500+ cu V8.

The latter would be incredibly sexy. The former would be sexy and more dailyable.

Motor: LS based, of course. Sub out big displacement for turbo/super if you want.
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FD RX7 with 500+ cu v8.

FFR Daytona with 500+ cu V8.

The latter would be incredibly sexy. The former would be sexy and more dailyable.

Motor: LS based, of course. Sub out big displacement for turbo/super if you want.

This sounds good. But recall above 700+ hp criteria. Would need build LS. Plus turbie.
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Cuts are too clean
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well with a 30-50k budget I'd expect him to buy a better sawzall and take sawzall classes
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I have a feeling this is another "maybe I'll buy a $50,000 BMW" thread, but he ends up buying another Miata.
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ding ding ding we have a winner
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With the diesel...someone else built it.

Or a SBC swab old Mercedes or E36 sedan.
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I agree with Hustler. Or C63 amg sedan. I'm sure you could put an over priced pod filter or exhaust on it. Then you've "built it".
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Well, this is actually pretty darn cool.


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With the diesel...someone else built it.

Or a SBC swab old Mercedes or E36 sedan.
Hmm that diesel sounds pretty neat. But... slow

I already bought the second miata guys. Do not need more of that.

I am glad I did not buy the bimmer. For that much money I could reallly get something much much cooler. Hence this thread.

I like Nagase's RX7 idea.

Am also thinking about a NSX with a swap.
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NSX with a swap? are you retarded?

bro, have you looked at C5 Z06s? with $50k you could build a retarded fast car
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MKIV Supra.
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i would totally get a diablo: "active suspensions (automatically adjusting hardness with the speed)"

http://carclassic.com/Lamborghini_Di...rive_EF28.html
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Cuts are too clean
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i would totally get a diablo: "active suspensions (automatically adjusting hardness with the speed)"

http://carclassic.com/Lamborghini_Di...rive_EF28.html
the "man" can't even pull a transmission from a Miata and you want him to get his grimy little hands on a Lamborghini?
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If you're serious about the budget, buy a 997-style Porsche 911 Carrera ('05 - '08) and turbocharge it. 500+ HP is achievable on that engine with pump gas.

Just be aware that to do bodywork on a 911, you need to use Bosch brand sawzall blades.
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996 with an LS swap.

http://www.renegadehybrids.com/
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This sounds good. But recall above 700+ hp criteria. Would need build LS. Plus turbie.
Try again. http://www.golenengineservice.com/en...t-rod-turn-key

502 cu

810 hp

No turbe. Just an example.

Turbo would be easier and cheaper though.
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Sawzall offer you a big signing bonus?

But seriously, if I had the money.....

Buy a kit and stuff a coyote 5.0l in it.
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