Originally Posted by Superman1209
Its my dads old 1998 bonneville and i was wondering what kind of things i can do to make it look like a street racing car
Hmmm... not trying to flame you. I was 16 once and can remember it well. I would suggest thinking about this a little longer.
First: Kudo'* to your folks for giving you a halfway decent ride. It'* good, solid transportation, or can be made into such with minimal effort.
Two: Get a service manual and start reading it. Having the urge to mod the heck out of the car and personalizing it are pretty common traits on this list. But knowing a bit about what you have to start with is a big step towards making changes that work vs. hanging a lot of junk on the car and being dissapointed with the results.
Three: Use the car to get to work, school, hauling your friends when their civics and neons are busted and propped up on jackstands. Save your money and use it for the next suggested item:
Four: Sign up for a track school. SCCA, KART, etc. Once you get behind the wheel of a real race car on a real race track you'll come to understand why the smart folks look on the riced out cars with disgust. It'* not envy, it'* the understanding that most of the ricers are idiots with BS cars that handle horribly and are 1 nano-second away from trashing the motor. (I say "most"..there are a few of these "tuners" that know their stuff and can do wonders with those little four-bangers.) Learn to drive with precision, and pretty soon you'll be able to dust anyone you choose. You'll also have a clean driving record and low insurance rates like some of us old farts.