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#1 (permalink) Old 06-14-2004, 03:30 PM
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Hey guys. My car is completely stock and I plan on doing some mods in the next couple of months. What do you guys think I should do to my car first? Exhaust? Chip? Intake?

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When you talk about upgrading, I suppose it would also be good to define what you mean by that; if you're trying to make a dragster that runs straight lines in as fast a time as possible that will require different modifications than if you're trying to make a car that can briskly run a slalom. A hybrid of these characteristics would require a hybrid of these modifications, obviously.

Either way, I'd recommend you start with stiffening and upgrading the chassis and suspension first, since everything else builds off of that.

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I dont want to make it into a dragster really. All I'm looking into doing is giving it some more power, but I really want to make the car handle better than it already does. Swaybars??

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Hmm, I was thinking of getting swaybars also. But I haven't been able to find one for about $50 or even $75 that's solid and won't flex. I need to find a place to get one for that price, with a good brand name if possible. Any help would be great.
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For suspension id go for either the bilstein shocks and H&R sport springs or just the Eibach sports kit. If u want a very low look go for the H&R racing springs...
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how much do you wanna spend cause i could make a whole list for ya
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Hmm, I was thinking of getting swaybars also. But I haven't been able to find one for about $50 or even $75 that's solid and won't flex. I need to find a place to get one for that price, with a good brand name if possible. Any help would be great.
not possible. The cheapest I've found for good sway bars is a little over $300 for Eibach front and rear sway bars (324 I think for the set). You won't find new ones for that little, and i wouldn't trust used sway bars from any one I didn't know personally.
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