Wednesday, 4 May 2011

04/05/2011

So today I finally got round to tallying up how much it would cost to build my car and I got the lovely surprise that it was going to be 8000NZD just to install a turbo onto it. That's before I even consider that parts to make it 4WD. Most people have been telling me that I am wasting even considering wanting to Turbo/4WD an ae111 levin 4AGE 20V blacktop. Maybe I am crazy but I want to create something that has never been done before (Well maybe it has but it hasn't been documented. The only ae111 4WD has a 3SGTE in it).

The main cost for the whole job is upgrading the suspension. 2000NZD for adjustable coil overs. It's a shame the stock suspension can't handle that extra power.

What's worst about it all is that I am currently a uni student so I am restricted to part time work, so my dream car is going to be on hold for the next three years.

16 comments:

  1. keep on saving and you'll make it in no time.

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  2. Yes save some money and you will probably get what you want. Also looking forward for pictures of the car when you did something.

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  3. get a higher paying job maybe?

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  4. 2000 for Adjusties? im sure you can get a set for about 1k man, what brand are you looking at? and a 4wd AE111 would be nuts but will cost alot in fabrication.
    8k to turbo it is also way to much man, turbo, manifold, exhaust, aftermarket ecu, injectors could all be done for 3-4k, 5k if you push it

    Good to see another NZ car builder on here though

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  5. Everything's so expensive...

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  6. life is expensive indeed! :(

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  7. @Born_disturbed

    They were tein super street adjusties but I was talking to my cousin and he reckons that I wont need to change to adjusties. I will just need to upgrade everything to nolethane.

    And it would cost 4k if I didn't need fully forged internals. My internals are so weak at the moment. I would want to send one of the rods out the side of the engine at 8 psi haha.

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  8. Save the money. You will appreciate it in the end. Credit is a bad idea.

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  9. SAve your money, always the answer!

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  10. good luck with school, man. it pays off!

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  11. Sounds like an awesome idea, and thinking about it and saving up for it is half the fun! Will make it all the more special when you finally have it completed.

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