Wait..........let me rephrase that...........inexpensive not cheap haha
Posted 20 April 2016 - 09:39 PM
Here is a write up to take a look at. http://www.regalgs.o...ard#entry381370incase you have a good yard around you. Jimmie has made some really nice finds out here. I am like you I have kids limiting my time and funds. Kick ass swing set vs a new set or wheels and tires.....I should have stock in little tikes and step 2
Posted 21 April 2016 - 12:24 AM
Hahaha I hear that! Thanks for the link on that article!
Posted 26 April 2016 - 03:34 PM
Take this for what you think its worth but the most budget build I have is my current build and its a great driver
Dorman front sway (33mm) $100
cop car/ 9c1 rear sway (18 mm) $30 jy
rear and front STB with Don rome bracket 120
Fbody brakes $50 JY
06 impala ss brake rotors $80
Fbody brake pads $35-50
Grand am rear brake calipers and brackets $30 JY
180 thermostat $12
Spend your time or buy already modified and get a Lower Intake Manifold that has the inlet opened the coolant restrictor removed or shaved down the SC coolant ports plugged with pipe plugs. $10-200 depending on if you buy already modified
ported blower that has the bolt bosses removed and maybe the H bar, opened inlet to 68 mm and smooth the transition depending on the machine shop or the person you buy from $50-150
Pulley system with a 3.8 and a 3.5 $120-180 depending on who or where you get it
Speed Daddy headers $180-220 Ebay
LIM gasket and aluminum elbows $45-100
Valve cover gaskets $50
Supercharger Coupler and oil 20-40
Big 3 wire upgrade $20-50
DIY shift kit and filter $40
Cat hydraulic fluid to use with trans fluid $30-45
Caspers Fuel Pump rewire (esp if its a 98 or 97) $30-45
Flipped upper mounts or Poly mounts $0-120
Plugs Autolite 104 or 605 copper $20-30
Misc fluids and goop 100-220
Misc poly mounts and such 200
Replace your Vacuum lines as well there is a DIY thread on the site $10-20
If you are doing the Valve Cover gasket the rockers are an easy while you're in there mod
If you want to shave a bit of weight you can run an aluminum subframe and or front impact bar from an Aztec or Rendezvous that is an easy 35-50 lbs off the car and depending on the JY you are looking at 50-200 for the 2 parts.
If you do all this and have your maintenance up to par you will have a car that in theory should be from .5 to a full second faster BUT your trans is going to be hating life more... Fair warning.
I think Alan, Jimmie, Derrick and Bob will fully agree with this listing. I am finishing up the porting on the intake manifold and the SC if you want pics send me a message on here and I will send you my number.
Edited by gojo83, 26 April 2016 - 06:46 PM.
Posted 26 April 2016 - 07:10 PM
Should also list if you want to go higher due to crap roads like here you can get intrigue/ cop car suspension and its bolt in. also if you're not weight reduction crazy like I am you can run calipers off a 06-09 Impala SS they are cast steel and heavy but are dual piston and bigger by an inch
Posted 01 May 2016 - 07:57 AM
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