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01-08-2015 01:14 AM
felixthecat
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Originally Posted by Mr Orange SVT View Post
GT3, did someone say GT3. Well here is latest photo of the 2015 GT3 minus it's camo...

There you go= no mods needed.....
01-07-2015 04:53 PM
fbccars924 Ok, I'm still figuring it all out.


Edit: after reading more into it I think Street Modified is where it'll be being that the only mods to it would be the 3.3 swap and energy bushings.
01-07-2015 04:15 PM
Super 7
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Originally Posted by fbccars924 View Post
I believe it's going to be in FSP, The truck began life as a VG30e SE V6. The thing that sucks is that also means I'll be in a class where That porsche might be my competition. I know FSP does allow for Engine swaps.
Per 2014 rules:

FSP doesn't exactly allow swaps. It allows update and backdate of engines that came in a vehicle. Also, the years of update and backdate allowable must be listed in the appendix. It does not allow an engine that never came in the vehicle to be used. It does not allow updating and backdating of engine between years not listed in the rule book for that particular car.

If you don't modify in accordance with rules, for a particular class, you will probably end up uncompetitive in a class where your mods are allowed. FSP is a Camaro / Mustang class, pretty much, by the way.

PM me, and I will send you the rules for last year.
01-07-2015 12:47 PM
fbccars924
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Originally Posted by Super 7 View Post
I haven't read the rules lately, but just what SCCA class do you expect to do well in with an engine swap like that?
I believe it's going to be in FSP, The truck began life as a VG30e SE V6. The thing that sucks is that also means I'll be in a class where That porsche might be my competition. I know FSP does allow for Engine swaps.
01-07-2015 12:39 PM
Mr Orange SVT
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Originally Posted by felixthecat View Post
Great dipamatic way of putting it. Its not like we have gt3's or '15 Z/28's= no mods needed.
GT3, did someone say GT3. Well here is latest photo of the 2015 GT3 minus it's camo...

01-07-2015 12:36 PM
Super 7
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Originally Posted by Alente View Post

Overall I would say building a car is worth it if you enjoy it, if you don't enjoy it then it isn't worth it to you.
If you expect a financial return on your investment in modifications, you will be disappointed.
01-07-2015 11:10 AM
felixthecat
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Originally Posted by Alente View Post
Car modding is a very subjective term in itself.
Any modification to the car could be considered modding. I personally see no point in modding a honda civic unless it is an SI, however some people enjoy that sort of thing.
I know many people who see a car as just a way to get from point A to B. That is how my fiance looks at it and I completely disagree. Any work done to a car that you enjoy is worth modding. I'd mod a lawn mower if I was bored enough.
Putting body kits, flushing the wheels, and putting a fart can in my opinion are worthless mods, but once again it comes down to different strokes for different folks. If you have a passion for cars it can't really be worthless.
I personally prefer getting into the motor and building internals up to make the car a better machine, everything about it is interesting to me. I know plenty of people at the car meets that feel like a system, neon, and stickers is a built car.

Overall I would say building a car is worth it if you enjoy it, if you don't enjoy it then it isn't worth it to you.
Great dipamatic way of putting it. Its not like we have gt3's or '15 Z/28's= no mods needed.
01-07-2015 08:25 AM
Alente Car modding is a very subjective term in itself.
Any modification to the car could be considered modding. I personally see no point in modding a honda civic unless it is an SI, however some people enjoy that sort of thing.
I know many people who see a car as just a way to get from point A to B. That is how my fiance looks at it and I completely disagree. Any work done to a car that you enjoy is worth modding. I'd mod a lawn mower if I was bored enough.
Putting body kits, flushing the wheels, and putting a fart can in my opinion are worthless mods, but once again it comes down to different strokes for different folks. If you have a passion for cars it can't really be worthless.
I personally prefer getting into the motor and building internals up to make the car a better machine, everything about it is interesting to me. I know plenty of people at the car meets that feel like a system, neon, and stickers is a built car.

Overall I would say building a car is worth it if you enjoy it, if you don't enjoy it then it isn't worth it to you.
01-07-2015 01:41 AM
Super 7
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Originally Posted by fbccars924 View Post
Car modding is a good thing bc it allows us to build the cars we really want. For example I'm building a VG33e powered Nissan D21 because it's what is gonna make me happy and run me in the autocrosses. If it wasn't for car modders/builders we wouldn't have historic beasts like the Shelby Cobra. Taking a car you like and making it better is what being a gearhead(petrolhead if your from the UK) is all about.

Though I will admit, RICE is never worth it. If it doesn't serve a real function outside of making the vehicle sound like a 55gallon drum of pissed off insects or looking like it may swallow a small child while remaining bone stock under the hood.
I haven't read the rules lately, but just what SCCA class do you expect to do well in with an engine swap like that?
01-06-2015 08:06 PM
fbccars924 Car modding is a good thing bc it allows us to build the cars we really want. For example I'm building a VG33e powered Nissan D21 because it's what is gonna make me happy and run me in the autocrosses. If it wasn't for car modders/builders we wouldn't have historic beasts like the Shelby Cobra. Taking a car you like and making it better is what being a gearhead(petrolhead if your from the UK) is all about.

Though I will admit, RICE is never worth it. If it doesn't serve a real function outside of making the vehicle sound like a 55gallon drum of pissed off insects or looking like it may swallow a small child while remaining bone stock under the hood.
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