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  1. #71
    Maximum Bitrate JimmyFitz's Avatar
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    2002 Thunderbird

    Your Current Car :
    2002 Thunderbird

    Color:
    Thunderbird Blue with blue interior accents

    Odometer Reads:
    ~53,000 Miles (26 states and Canada)

    Purchase Price:
    ~$40k in January 2002

    Fixed Problems:
    T-boned last year

    Remaining Problems:
    still making payments

    What have you bought for it? (exclude carputer)
    New tires

    Future Plans:
    more carputer hardware

    Why did you buy it?
    -Classy retro style

    What do you like the most about your car?
    -Convertible roadster with hardtop
    -Luxury touring car
    -Rear Wheel Drive -- 260 Hp stock V8
    -Chicks love it

    What do you dislike about your car?
    -small trunk

    Previous and other cars:
    -too many

    Possible Future Cars:
    -keeping this one for a while

    (Photo attached is at Nubble Lighthouse in York, Maine)
    ~Jimmy

  2. #72
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    (That's not me in it... one of my friends; I was the photographer)
    Your Current Car :
    1996 Cheverolet Impala SS

    Color:
    Dark Cherry Metallic

    Odometer Reads:
    137,777 Miles (too bad that isn't a slot machine)

    Purchase Price:
    $6,800 USD

    Fixed Problems:
    • A/C Blower Motor replaced
    • Radiator replaced
    • Bald Tires replaced
    • Crank Case Ventalation pipe replaced
    • Two tail light bulbs, two head light bulbs, and one side corner marker bulb replaced
    • Resoldered some resisters that allow the odometer display to work


    Remaining Problems:
    • Small oil leak somewhere
    • Intermittant squeak under the hood
    • Some other squeak from somewhere else
    • External rattle
    • Parking brake mechanism keeps falling apart
    • Dents and scratches (nothing big... but I still don't like them)
    • Tires are the wrong size... cause I was too cheap to buy the right size/speed rated tires



    What have you bought for it? (exclude carputer)
    • All the parts outlined in the "Fixed problems" section
    • Many quarts of oil
    • Many oil filters

    These next few were not bought by me... they all happened to be stuff I already had or were CHristmas/birthday gifts
    • Sequential tail lights (like in my avatar... except my avatar is my old car...but it also had blink blinks, so I made a video of it)
    • JVC Head Unit, Pioneer speakers. Better than stock audio system... just there until the car puter is complete.
    • Personalized Lisence Plate

    Future Plans:
    • Body/Paint work (just repairing what it has now, no new colors or graphics or anything like that)
    • Smoothie bumpers
    • Alot more muscle
    • A beefier drive train, assuming that the "alot more muscle" is succesfful
    • The car puter!


    Why did you buy it?
    • Good looking
    • More horses than the last car
    • Good looking
    • More horses than the last car
    • More horses than the last car
    • Peer pressure
    • Fun to drive


    What do you like the most about your car?
    • Good looking
    • Decent get-up-and-go for a (basically stock) 4500 pound car
    • Decent handling for a 4500 pound car
    • Despite the fact that it's basically a caprice, it's still a favorite of many car people... and thus they drool... and I like it when people drool over my car, as long as they don't literally drool over my car.


    What do you dislike about your car?
    • The stuff that's needs to be fixed
    • It's heavy...
    • It still gets smoked by blown 4-bangers


    Previous and other cars:
    1983 Mercury Grand Marquis

    Possible Future Cars:
    An old geo Metro...if I get around to it.
    Nic

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    Your Current Car :
    2003 Ford Rangler FX4 Level II

    Color:
    Black

    Odometer Reads:
    30,600

    Purchase Price:
    $15,000

    Fixed Problems:
    Broken foglight
    Peeling interior paint

    Remaining Problems:
    f***ing door dings

    What have you bought for it? (exclude carputer)
    Custom modified headlights
    WAAG pushbar with PIAA 520 Series foglights (not mounted yet)
    Ford Explorer Electronic Automatic Temperature Control unit (currently being retrofitted and adapted for use in the Ranger)
    Ford Explorer Overhead Console
    Ford In-Dash 6 disc CD changer
    Cobra CB/PA system with speaker and antenna

    Future Plans:
    RCD 6" Coil-over conversion lift kit
    17x10" wheels with 35x12.50R17 Super Swamper TSL Radials
    Custom Borla Exhaust
    Carputer

    Why did you buy it?
    Need the utility for moving. Comfortable, well-sized, affordable, and very capable off-road

    What do you like the most about your car?
    Perfect combination for my wants and needs

    What do you dislike about your car?
    Gas mileage. Independent front suspension. Too low to the ground.

    Previous and other cars:
    1994 Honda Civic Del Sol SI
    2001 Ford Ranger XLT 4x4
    BEFORE

    AFTER =(


    Possible Future Cars:
    2004 F250 Super Duty Powerstroke Diesel

  4. #74
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    Your Current Car :
    2002 Nissan Sentra Spec V

    Color:
    Blackout

    Odometer Reads:
    35K kms

    Purchase Price:
    ? bought new

    Fixed Problems:
    • Alternator rebuild
    • 2003 transmission with taller 1st, 2nd
    • crankshaft scoring got new crankshaft from Nissan
    • countless shop visits getting sorted and tuned


    Remaining Problems:
    • Small oil leak somewhere
    • Light cosmetics



    What have you bought for it? (exclude carputer)


    AEBS ductile iron sleeves (closed deck),Pauter rods (4mm longer) made by special agreement with JWT when they lost a Crower rod designed for them, ARP rod bolts ,Arias 8.5:1 pistons (with spiral-locks), JWT custom ground camshafts, JWT valvesprings, Bowl porting and new valve guides/seals, AEBS head studs, AEBS main studs, Oil galleys and bearings modified on block, Brand new Nissan crankshaft, New bearings, seals, o-rings, and timing components, Fully blueprinted bottom end, Block was acid dipped and cleaned also line bored JWT Balance shaft removal kit, Billet fuel rail, Removed butterfly valves, KA24DE throttle body, Custom alluminum gas pedal conversion (B15 SE), New B15 SE throttle cable, Crank trigger TIG welded to crankshaft pulley with alluminum bracket for Crank trigger sensor, 3-bar MAP sensor (29psi of boost- readable), Electromotive TEC III standalone, TEC III DFI coil packs, Manifold temp sensor,Coolant temp sensor (factory ga doesn't work, and not a concern), Wideband 02 sensor setup (can datalog on the TEC III), Custom MSD plug wires, Walbro 255lph pump, MSD 72lb injectors and clips, Custom TEC III wiring harness, Super Sequential blow off valve, 2" and 2.5" intercooler piping, Spearco bar and plate intercooler with cast tanks
    Alluminum mounting brackets for intercooler, TIG welded schedule 40 turbo manifold, GT3540 ballbearing turbocharger (with Precision T3 and T04E housings), Tial 38mm wastegate with dump tube 3" downpipe,
    3" exhaust with stainless muffler, JWT aluminum flywheel , JWT heavy duty clutch and pressure plate (good for 600whp), Perma-cool electric fans,
    New 2003 transmission, Place Racing motor mounts, Fuel return line setup, Aeromotive fuel pressure regulator, B15 SE fuel pressure sending unit/canister, HKS EVC EZ boost controller, Autometer boost guage, oil pressure, EGT, water and oil temp, Red top Optima battery w/ remote mount kit, JIC FLTA2 coilovers, GramLight Pros with Azenis,JT Auto splitters, stabalizers, EVO5 sides, R33 bumper, Altezza's, winter wheels and block heater,


    Why did you buy it?
    • sick of SUV and broken Porsche


    What do you like the most about your car?
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6.../LgFugi007.jpg

    What do you dislike about your car?
    • The stuff that's needs to be fixed
    • Tuning bills..


    Other current cars:
    • RamVan
    • MP3 Van
    • Old 300E Benz


    Possible Future Cars:
    • Early 90's C4S

  5. #75
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    Your Current Car :
    1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L

    Color:
    Grey

    Odometer Reads:
    102,000

    Purchase Price:
    0

    Fixed Problems:
    Replaced Radiator
    Replaced Rear Axel (Bent in after sliding off road)
    Had to adjust driver door (real loose, a problem for most cars)
    Replaced rear tailgate strut after ripped out
    Replaced Stabilizer Bushing Kit
    Replaced Transmission

    Remaining Problems:
    -Sound from rear axel, not sure what it is.

    What have you bought for it? (exclude carputer)
    - Valet Remote-Start

    Future Plans:
    - Viper 5000

    Why did you buy it?
    - Traded my old jeep for this repossessed one. Through my uncle.


    What do you like the most about your car?
    - Very reliable, never breaks down
    - Space in the back is fantastic, TONS of room, all covered too.
    - Power locks/Windows
    - Leather Seats (only hate them when I first step into car, very hot from sun)

    What do you dislike about your car?
    - Fuel Efficiency is in the gutter. My Piaggio and DRZ-400S are wayyy better in that sense, but not much room in the back. Cruise this beast around town with friends, and haul junk around. Fun to drive though.
    - No sun roof

    Previous and other cars:
    - 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee (traded)
    -Currently have a Piaggio Liberty 125 4Tempi, and Suzuki DRZ400S
    -Only 22, what more do I need?

    Possible Future Cars:
    - 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited FC2 (Fuel Cell/2)
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  6. #76
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    Your Current Car :
    2004.5 Nissan 350Z - 6 speed Manual


    Color:
    Daytona Blue

    Odometer Reads:
    22,000

    Purchase Price:
    $33458.00 (1 mile on it, fresh off the boat from japan)

    Fixed Problems:
    Regular oil changes

    Remaining Problems:
    None!

    What have you bought for it? (exclude carputer)
    ADR M-sport rims + Toyo T1S Performance Tires / Custom leather interiors
    Alpine 9833+Infinity Kappa components (f & r)+dual 10' subwoofers
    6500K HID's / 35% tint sides and limo tint back / X50 Radar Detec


    Future Plans:
    APS Twin Turbo / Rear-view camera / Front road-cam

    Why did you buy it?
    Needed to replace my 2003 altima Automatic (too boring)

    What do you like the most about your car?
    Everything

    What do you dislike about your car?
    Standing out, making it a cop target

    Previous and other cars:
    Weekend warrior: 2006 Mercedes SLK350 (the Z is my daily driver)

    Previous cars:-
    2003 Altima 2.5SL - sold / 1997 Honda Civic EX - sold

    Possible Future Cars:
    M5 if i ever have a kid & need the back seat...

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    jeep

    Your Current Car:
    2003 Jeep Liberty Sport

    Color:
    Black

    Odometer Reads:
    ~53,000

    Purchase Price:
    $23,550 with discount $17,500

    Fixed Problems:
    Idle controller

    Remaining Problems:
    People in spain dont care about dings....
    Dont ever follow gravel truck to closely....
    Fix the tailgate paints chipping from previous accident...

    What have you bought for it? (exclude carputer)
    - Kenne Bell PCM
    - Upgraded Interior Pieces to Limited.
    - Startech Shift Knob
    - Blue Dash Gauges
    - Limited Chrome Dash Rings
    - Various speaker upgrades.
    - Black Euro Tails
    - Smoked Turnsignals.
    - Mopar Chrome grille
    - Installed EVIC

    Future Plans:
    - Window tints
    - Bigger Throttle Body
    - Replace tetured parts with renegade flares and limited bumpers
    - Chrome Door moldings from 06 liberty.
    - Katzkin interior
    - New Wheels and Rims
    - Borla Dual Exhaust
    - JBA Headers
    - Reflash ECU again.
    - AEM Brute Force CAI
    - Custom Signal Mirrors and Shaved third Brake light to add led strip.
    - Mold in a Bigger screen in dash.


    Why did you buy it?
    - I got a big discount
    - I Like it


    What do you like the most about your car?
    - Style
    - I like the way it looks.

    What do you dislike about your car?
    - Heaviness/slowness
    - Not very gas friendly.
    - Freakin seats not comfy at all.
    - Needs a paint job
    - Texture bumpers.

    Previous and other cars:
    - 1994 Toyota Tercel (35+ MPG)
    - Renault 4 Kick ace car..wish I could of brought it back from spain.

    Possible Future Cars:
    - Acura TL
    - Lexus IS350
    - Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 (Might actually happen)

  8. #78
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    My cars

    2003 Nissan 350z Turbo
    Color:
    Silverstone

    Odometer Reads:
    50,120

    Purchase Price:
    $24000.00 miles

    Fixed Problems:
    Regular oil changes

    Remaining Problems:
    None

    What have you bought for it? (exclude carputer)
    Gosh too much to list... Turbonetics sponsored turbokit, everything possible on the z you can put on


    Future Plans:
    800hp

    Why did you buy it?
    needed something sporty

    What do you like the most about your car?
    Everything

    What do you dislike about your car?
    Police wanting to out me

    Previous and other cars:
    I still own 2006 Nissan Pathfinder )Daily(
    1996 Nissan 240sx SE
    1997 Nissan 240sx SE
    1993 Nissan NX2000
    1995 Nissan 200sx SE-R
    1991 Nissan Sentra SE-R
    2003 Ford Mustang Cobra
    1991 Toyota Supra
    1992 Honda Civic HB

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    Ok, who revived an lgbr thread?

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    Your Current Car :
    2000 VW GTi

    Color:
    Tornado Red

    Odometer Reads:
    72,000 Miles

    Purchase Price:
    $23,000

    Fixed Problems:
    3 broken window regulators
    ac compressor
    Syncros had to be redone

    Remaining Problems:
    starter is about to go out (for the past 2 years)
    cruise controll quit working
    air bag light comes on ever since we removed the drivers side seat the first time

    What have you bought for it? (exclude carputer)
    holy **** I can't even begin to think on this one...lol
    CAI
    lightweight flywheel
    stage 2 coil over suspension
    chip
    exhaust
    short shifter
    NUMEROUS pieces of stereo equipment
    various other performance mods that are too petty to list

    Future Plans:
    Wheels
    Redo the interior
    various audio equipment

    Why did you buy it?
    no choice really, it was the only car my mother and I could both agree upon.

    What do you like the most about your car?
    German

    What do you dislike about your car?
    German

    Previous and other cars:
    1992 Ford F-150
    1994 Honda Accord - 2-door

    Possible Future Cars:
    dono
    if it were possible future bikes then it would be a different story

    1998 Ducati 998S
    2006 Ducati 1000DS SS
    2007 Ducati Hypermotard
    2007 Ducati Monster S4Rs
    any MV Agusta
    yada yada yada
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