How much money do you put in your car.

07-01-2005, 03:58 AM
I know some of you do mods on your and i was wondering since alot of you have to pay for your insurance and gas and such how much money do you get to put in your?

07-01-2005, 03:59 AM

07-01-2005, 01:05 PM
so far...$25. for a cone filter =X lol then again...i've only had the car for 2 months...

07-01-2005, 01:33 PM
35 bucks a week=93 octane

300 bucks two months ago=Carbonio CAI

Soon another 300=Dinan stage II software upgrade

07-01-2005, 01:44 PM
put it this way, when i look at my credit card bill i cry

07-01-2005, 05:30 PM
thousands, do i regret it? sometimes. but in the end its worth it.

07-01-2005, 07:24 PM
i dont keep track... :confused:

07-01-2005, 07:24 PM
However much i have left after bills and gas.... and food.... I need a better job...

07-01-2005, 08:49 PM
Just for performance parts about $390. Labor about 200, randomn "restoration" parts $500.

-The Stig-
07-01-2005, 09:24 PM
What I've spent on cars would be equal to that of NASA's yearly budget.

In other words, I try not to think about it and enjoy the ride.

07-01-2005, 09:31 PM
About $65 a week, sometimes $85. Thats for the entry fee and gas (the extra $20 comes if I have to buy back into the 2nd round).

If nothing goes wrong, then about $25 every month or so for an oil/filter change.

I'm gettin ready to buy a spare fuel pump, which will set me back aroudn $150. I got some spare spark plugs last week that were only like $16 or so.

This season, I bought new seat belts ($50), a new helmet ($200), and new slicks ($550). At the end of the season, if nothing major has happened (to the engine or trans.), then I'll be spending around $400 on the heads to get new valve springs and have all the valves checked, new valve guides, valve seats checked, and etc.

The big whammy comes when its time to get the engine freshened. That'll be $2000+. And thats if nothing breaks between now and then (next season sometime).

07-01-2005, 09:31 PM
ummmm....nothing performance far for the truck...

Avalanche 18: $302
RE Componets: $130
Hifonics BX1205D: $222
Fiberglass/Materials for Tweeter Pods: $40
Materials for enclsoure: $70
1/0 Big3: $32
4ga powerwire: 7.20 (home depot is teh chit)

TV- $150
Alarm- Free for me (b-day)
Head Unit: When i decide

07-01-2005, 09:32 PM
Total, prolly about $5k just under the hood. Spent $3k for the car.

Lately I haevn't really spent anything on it. I've been a good little boyscout and saved up for college. After I pay for getting samrter(intended), I'm gonna start buying engine internals.

07-01-2005, 09:34 PM
^^sr20 swap? if not you could have had the same power for 2k less :)

Mr. Luos
07-02-2005, 12:57 AM

The forged 402ci shortblock alone was $4K.....
Stainless headers were $800
Heads are $1700 BARE
Cam was $370

Should I continue??
I don't think I want to actually total this project up. :lol:

07-02-2005, 01:01 AM
I've spent more money on women(legally) and booze than I have on my car, so I think I'm doing well so far.

07-02-2005, 05:40 AM
alot already, just for gas and taxes.
And now that the diesel is still increasing in it's price less races will be the future for me. :banghead:

King Of Crunk
07-02-2005, 09:12 PM
What I've spent on cars would be equal to that of NASA's yearly budget.

In other words, I try not to think about it and enjoy the ride.

AMEN! :sunglasse

07-04-2005, 08:23 PM
^^sr20 swap? if not you could have had the same power for 2k less :)

Uh, no I couldn't....

Let see. $500 alone on my exhaust
Then $2000 by the time I got my turbo kit up and running(which was making equivalent power of an SR swap from the start.

Thats $2.5k, which comes out to $500 less than what you input as "same power".

But now, lets take a look at what I have now:

400whp head room for fuel and timing. Right now. So if I go out and boost 19psi and make 400whp, af and timing are gonna be spot on. Adn for that, I paid $800.

My FMIC kit, I paid $500.

Then you have random things like gauges, my wideband, my SAFC, piping for my 3" downpipe, ect ect.

And I'm putting about 260-270whp out right now@10.5psi which is plenty for now. I'd rather keep this engine in one piece for the next 6 months until I finish my forged engine and then have my fun.

So yea, go ahead and tell me what I could do while I click the back key after this post.:rolleyes:

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