on the installs, as long as you have the basic tools it should be no issue. Offer some beer and food to some friends to come over, working with others helps a ton!
1,000 bucks in parts goes fmic, ap, and rmm. You might be able to piece these together new but i recommend getting an ap used for around 400 bucks!
Good luck on the car!
Agreed with these two. For $1k you won't be getting anything other than the both of these probably. The intercooler is easy to do yourself just get a buddy to help you hold stuff and take your time for a few hours. If you get a NEW Accessport then buy it from a Tuner like Stratified or another one on the forum here and you get a FREE flash tune with the Accessport. The flash tune is way better than the Cobb ones that come with the Accessport are. Even if you purchased new, you could probably get the accessport for 500 and the intercooler for 500 or so depending on brand. Before shipping, that is.Ap, fmic
Wow, such a great response thanks all.
The tip to go with a Accessport from a tuner like Stratified is a great one. Has anyone ordered one of these and if using 98 unleaded here in Aus would you go for the 93 tune?
Unfortunately I am unable to do that level of work on my car due to the restrictions of my unit blocks parking arrangement, so need to get an FMIC installed. Has anyone used someone here in Sydney that they can recommend?
As for the gold plated shift knob, the missus reckons we already spend enough money on the knob in the drivers seat to spend more on the gear shifter
Agreed that they are not drag or drift cars, and if your goal is to race traffic light to traffic light this is not the car for you.Hate to stir the pot, but these are FWD hatchbacks. Not drift or drag cars. 250hp is plenty to get going, if you want more, buy a power car.
I'd spend $1000 on:
Option 1: $900 aud for Bilstein B8 coilovers landed. Install $100 worth of beer in your apartment basement (easy job).
Option 2: Brake Pads/fluid $400 installed + swaybars $300 + springs $300. (add good dampers later, factory will last about 5,000km)
Make it handle and have some fun! Don't spend $1000s only to get blown away every red light, these are hot hatches remember