This is my project thread. There are many like it, but this one is mine.
My name's Swims and I picked up my 2000 GT May of 2013. I tend to talk a lot and will most likely take a lot of pictures, just a heads up
Also, this will probably be quite a slow build; I'm going into my senior year at college and spend most of my time there or at work. I also am quite poor. But I shall still venture forth! I wanted to start this thread in order to provide myself motivation and document my, hopefully successful, journey into forced induction.
So like I said May 2013 I went and picked up Monica.
5% and an eyebrow
Throttle body spacer (he took it off before I bought it so it's sitting in my trunk now)
Short throw shifter (not sure what brand, but a POS)
LED third brake light
Bassani x pipe
Mach Sound System
Drilled and slotted rotors
The guy I bought it from only had it for 8 months; he had bought it after his deployment but they had a baby on the way so it had to go. The owner before him did all the mods and there's a folder full of receipts of the work done (one of my favorite things to find in a glove box
). Eventually, I will document them. Although I haven't been able to track down short throw shifter, CAI, etc. receipts.
This was also the first manual car I've ever had (or driven).
A few pics from the ad:
I'm embarrassed to admit that all I did was put a new radio in, but I was working on getting a winter car. I'm still paying off my truck, but have been able to put a very small amount of money aside for Monica (better than nothing right?).
Some more recent pics:
My plans for this car you ask? Well I DD it throughout summer so nothing too insane (but you never know
), but after reading thread after thread after thread I see that forced induction is the way to go.
(Side note: I would like to thank everyone on this forum for providing such a wealth of information. It has been so incredibly helpful!)
Right now, I'm thinking supercharger. Most likely a Vortech. I am budget-minded in the sense that I will not spend my money pointlessly. However, I realize you get what you pay for and I'm going to do it right the first time.
Currently, I am thinking of building the platform for the s/c so that when I can afford to do it (hopefully this winter, but more likely early spring) the power can get to the ground, it can breathe, etc.
I have managed to save a little over $600. I'm thinking tb and plenum, and perhaps lower control arms and subframe connectors and a few other things (tuner?). Or perhaps there is a better route to get ready for a supercharger.
Now, if any of you brave souls have made it this far I have a humble request: should I continue saving and just go straight for a supercharger or piece together a platform for a future supercharger?
I realize there are threads about first mods (which I have read religiously) and the topic is much debated, but I would sincerely appreciate your input. I understand there is a search tool (which I use constantly) so I am not ignorant and just asking out of the blue. I think the reason I have waited so long to start modding is because I just can't make up my mind on what to do first, and what is the best, when setting up for a supercharger. Glorious reps will be bestowed to those that venture advice.
End Goal: Streetable ~400 rwhp (until I can go forged)
Thought about nitrous, but have settled on supercharger.
Did I ask a dumb question? Should I do something differently? Did I say something stupid? Do you prefer 2% or skim milk? Let me know