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post Dec 5, 2013 - 12:12 AM
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Can we get any updates?


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post Dec 5, 2013 - 12:31 AM
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Around $4500 for....
Original price of the car
GT-4 Bumper
GT-4 Hood
TRD- Side skirts and splitters
Projector head lights with HID's
7GC Seats
Plastidip
Wheels+ Tires
Rear Strut brace

What I have left to do
Brakes
Suspension
Manual trans swap
build a decent 5s
Rare JDM parts

I'll probably have 7000-8000 invested in it when I'm "done". Its a lot but hey for 8k I get an awesome car.


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post Dec 5, 2013 - 11:33 AM
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I've probably wasted something like 10,000 - 15,000 over the years on this car....and all I have so far is a randomly pieced together incomplete shell that needs another 10k.

include the price of the car and i'm something like 25-30k into it

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post Dec 5, 2013 - 1:04 PM
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Ha same prob 10-20k over 7 years. multiple motors, bodies, paint, lights, ect.
I try not to think about all the money I've put into her lol, just call it priceless laugh.gif


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post Dec 5, 2013 - 6:21 PM
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I've kept a list. Only $1,679 including the car smile.gif


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post Dec 5, 2013 - 10:07 PM
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$3200 - Car/Fees
$3700 - Bodywork/Paint
$1300 - Exhaust/Intake
$2400 - Suspension
$2200 - Misc. Main./Mods
$800 - Projectors/HIDs/LEDs/Kouki Tails/Clear Turns + Sides

$500 - Front Bumper, Side Skirts + Rear Splitters that im not currently using...

$14200 - Est. Total Before swap will be completed

Car is very reliable, Run on 93 Octane and Mobil 1 Synthetic/ OEM Oil Filters

Need to be done - V6 swap with Hybrid Trans
- Rims/ Tires
- Full LED conversion
post Dec 5, 2013 - 11:33 PM
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I just want to shout out on how much I have NOT spent. I bought the car nearly a decade ago for $5400. The fuel line rusted out 6 months later and I spent $700 on that. I had to replace the exhaust last year for $250. I bought a car that was a decade old and have had it for nine years now and only put about $1000 in repair costs in it!


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post Dec 6, 2013 - 8:24 AM
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I haven't read through this thread, but i think i win(or loose?). First i bought an at200 for $12K, sold it for $2k and bought a 7gc for $17k, sold it for $15k and bought a st205 for $30k, blew the engine after a few days, imported a st205 from japan for $7.5K and finaly paying $5K for the engine swap including Haltech ECU og Spec clutch. Bought back my first at200 for $1k.

Including maintenance, i guess i have used somewhere around $60k on celicas over a period of 7 years and about a total of 130 000km. Worth it? Hell yeah!
post Dec 6, 2013 - 10:59 AM
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7500 over a year and a half for car,parts and paint for rebuild from ground up all done by myself to save money
post Dec 7, 2013 - 11:08 AM
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$240 - Jdm tail lights
$7500 - Car
$150 - Oem Jdm 3spoke steering wheel
$140 - Oem 3sgte intake hose and air box + TRD drop-in air filter
$75 - Euro licence plate holder
$90 - Powerfolding mirrors (Had already bought another set that didn't fit which cost me ~$70)
$400 - Replacement Gt-Four bumper and fenders
$100 - Aluminum differential mount
$415 - Oem euro front lip

~$30 - TRD rad cap
Also spent ~$750 for new tires

Which makes a ballpark price of $9100 as of yet without the tires and all the maintenance cost.
...What hurts the most is that I know I'm VERY far from being done kindasad.gif
Gonna repaint the whole car in black as soon as I can. The whole thing! Gonna strip the car and paint the interior also. I don't want any traces of white left on the car.
Thing is I can't come up with a limit budget for this paint job and I don't know what a reasonable price would be for a good job.
Also I can't seem to find a guy to do it kindasad.gif

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post Dec 8, 2013 - 6:27 AM
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$9,000USD for car (9 years ago), I stopped counting after $10,000 USD..lol

engine stuff:
Autronic SM4 EMS $2500
gen3 3sgte $1500
machine block, overbore, deck; knife edge crank; and head work $1500
JE pistons, Eagle rods $1200
FMIC, piping, & HKS SSQV $400ish
Haltech dual channel wideband controller $200
valve cover powdercoated blue $200
HKS adjustable cam gears $200
Audi 2.0t COP coils $120
other stuff $????

non-engine stuff:
GT4 hood $600
coupe spats $200
ASA AR1 17" rims $1000

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01 S2000: FMIC, Haltech EMS, Haltech wideband, 570cc inj, forged pistons/rods, sleeved block, 5 angle valve job, ported and polished
02 R6, all stock, except for braided stainless brake lines, frame sliders, and adjustable brake/clutch leve
post Dec 8, 2013 - 10:48 AM
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I bought the car for $5400 about 7 years ago and spent for:

-engine, clutch and other maintanence: $1300
-OEM sideskirts, SS-III rears and Euro front splitters: $250
-paint and fit these: $375
-JDM tails: $170
-17x8 Drag DR9 wheels: $650
-interior and audio: $200

It sounds a bit much but when I look to my love I think it worth it! tongue.gif


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post Dec 12, 2013 - 12:40 AM
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Wow you guys list big long lists its cute how little the number comes up to, my running build price is ridiculous lets just say i could have an R34 GT-R with the same money


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post Dec 12, 2013 - 1:27 AM
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QUOTE (richee3 @ Sep 17, 2011 - 8:39 AM) *
Just in what I can remember right now, $24,500.

Yep, it's safe to say this has gone way up. If you're not buying car parts, you're wasting your money. tongue.gif


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post Dec 12, 2013 - 2:24 AM
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QUOTE (delusionz @ Dec 11, 2013 - 7:40 PM) *
Wow you guys list big long lists its cute how little the number comes up to, my running build price is ridiculous lets just say i could have an R34 GT-R with the same money


Entertain me..I'm curious smile.gif


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95 GT conv. project car: Manual, Gen III 3sgte, JN pisons, Eagle rods, overbore, crank knife-edged, crank scraper, ARP head/main/flywheel, Autronic EMS, Haltech Dual Wideband O2 controller, Audi 1.8T individual coils, FMIC and SSQV BOV, 3" downpipe, 3" ultra-high-flow cat, 2.5" Borla muffler, +other
01 S2000: FMIC, Haltech EMS, Haltech wideband, 570cc inj, forged pistons/rods, sleeved block, 5 angle valve job, ported and polished
02 R6, all stock, except for braided stainless brake lines, frame sliders, and adjustable brake/clutch leve
post Dec 12, 2013 - 9:08 AM
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regardless of anyone's answer, I think the REAL answer is "not enough" laugh.gif


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post Dec 13, 2013 - 2:06 AM
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Car--500

V6 swap--3200 with exhaust, re-cert, etc.

Suspensions--2000 (coils, new arms, etc)

Stereo--1000

Car was totaled 3 weeks ago I think (horrid with time), I got back $4800 and kept the car.

New car--800

Sale of parts from both cars--1000 credit and rising

Round 2 of V6 swap, this time with an AT200--500 in extra shizz

Total investment for 110,000 miles and two years (excluding maintenance): $2200

I thank my lucky stars that old spicbitch had good insurance. Insurance companies hate receipts, so save everything. If you get a used part, get a receipt. If you don't have a receipt, you can't get paid for it.

post Dec 13, 2013 - 3:14 AM
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QUOTE (cheela @ Dec 12, 2013 - 11:08 AM) *
regardless of anyone's answer, I think the REAL answer is "not enough" laugh.gif


THIS. Hahaha.
Getting close to 10k and not planning to stop!
..Not at least before I reach 30k.. which could've get me a nice LHD TT Mk4 Supra easily hahaha
post Dec 13, 2013 - 5:46 AM
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Pff bought the 1998 Celica ST for about 3500,- in 2012 with only 160.000 km (about 100.000 mls), bought some other rims 400, did a complete rebuild and swap of a 4AGE 20V 3500,- (did most things myself), some little parts 500,-, thing i forgot 200,-+) so that's well over 8.000,- ($11000).

But i have a great car now, a new engine (9000 km since the rebuild) and still only 190.000 km on the car. No rust and the paint looks awesome and almost no dents/scratches or whatsoever.

Happy to read i'm not the one that spend most on his car biggrin.gif. But prices over here are WAY higher then in the US.

An genuine Euro ST205 GT4 will cost between 14.000 and 20.000,-! Some imported JDM GT-4 are offered from 5.000,-.


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post Dec 17, 2013 - 7:49 AM
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QUOTE (onnaj @ Dec 13, 2013 - 5:46 AM) *
An genuine Euro ST205 GT4 will cost between 14.000 and 20.000,-! Some imported JDM GT-4 are offered from 5.000,-.


Godgloeiende... redface.gif redface.gif redface.gif

Because the Euro market was sparse, and the JDM market saturated with cars? I don't understand the high price.


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