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Old 04-07-2006, 12:48 AM   #1
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I want the following but I dont have much money, probably around 400-500 or so until I have that much or so in another 4 weeks.


Pioneer Head Unit and mounting supplies - $213
PEMS+ new o2 sensor - $250ish
Scan Tool for watching KR - $126 shipped
Sub Box so I can mount my sub and amp, & wiring kit - $121
Component speakers for up front - $150
NEW SSE tailight driver side outer - $160ish or more
High End fog lights - $80
Gatorback belts..mine are cracking bad - $70 for set
Magnaflow 2.5" High flow Cat - $56
Pulley boys 2.2" pulley - $55 or so
Get carpet steam cleaned - $40
Steal tires from Olds 88, put crappy ones on olds - $30


so please tell me what you would get with 400-500 bucks right now

I was thinking CD Player, PEMs, High flow cat, gatorback SC Belt, cheapie accessory belt


Then next month

Sub Box, Wiring Kit, 2.2" pulley, component speakers, High end spark plugs and plug wires, Fog lights, steal tires from Olds 88



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I think you need to check your math
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Drivability first,Everything else second
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Drivability first,Everything else second
Werd, especially those belts, it sucks having them blow off on you.

Although I also rate the headunit high, as I assume there is no CD action in there?
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Drivability first,Everything else second
Werd, especially those belts, it sucks having them blow off on you.

Although I also rate the headunit high, as I assume there is no CD action in there?
Theres a changer in the trunk but it uses a RF Transmitter so the SQ sucks, plus the stock deck puts out no more than 8 watts RMS so the speakers distort at any reasonable volumes (I have always had minor hearing loss so I tend to listen to the tunes louder than most)
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$80 for Driving lights???? No!! Just take them off the list now. You can get just as good for half that, and spend the rest for beer during the install.
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Go to Wal-Mart or something and get the navigators (made by pilot and cyberwhite, get either) for 30 bucks. That'* a big one for the NW driving conditions.

O2 sensor is original. Change it. That'* costing you mod money every time you fill up.

Tires and Belts are next.

Then I'd do the cat, but that price doesn't include install.

After that, get the scantool. Before the pulley. If you have KR, then do the exhaust manifolds. After that, add a Jet Stage 2 chip to the list.
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Actually, with Will'* plan, your $80 should ciover the lights and the O2. We just opened up the potential for another item on your list....
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PEMS+ new o2 sensor - $250ish

Gatorback belts..mine are cracking bad - $70 for set
Magnaflow 2.5" High flow Cat - $56
Pulley boys 2.2" pulley - $55 or so

Steal tires from Olds 88, put crappy ones on olds - $30


This post is bonneville related but I figure I would put it in the lounge anyway
That'd be my choice.... Who cares what it looks like. Does it go fast?

Then throw in that scan tool the week after and install your pulley at that point.
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