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Today 05:18 PM
felixthecat
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Originally Posted by Just Tom View Post
Frankly I used to be in the car modding camp. As I get older, I find that my disposable income allows me to afford more of what I want so modding becomes less necessary or desirable. When you think of it in these terms, using your example, do I really want to blow $15k on modifying a Ford Focus? Answer= HELL NO. I can find more useful things to spend $15k on and modding out a Focus is not on that list. In the end you're still going to have a Focus. If I were restoring a classic or collectible car....sure. That might make sense, because at least I have a chance of getting my money back out of it.

In my opinion and it's only my opinion...so take it for what it's worth, but for those people who don't own a home or have a savings, investments or a retirement plan, they would be far better off spending their $15k on those types of things than on a depreciating economy car where they have no chance of ever getting their money back. People choose to spend their money however they want, it's theirs to do with as they wish, but I'm amazed at how many people dump a ton of cash in to their cars, but don't have money for the more important things in life. Okay....off my soapbox now.
I've seen that so many times^^^^^ppl w/ $5000.- $10.000 worth of wheels, etc on their donks living in ghetto apt.
Today 03:15 PM
Just Tom
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Originally Posted by S2 View Post
So what do you think? Personally unless you spend $15,000 on the car, go insane with performance I feel it's not worth it. Sure you get the 'fun' from it for a while but it does fade out and in the end, your getting 'pennies' for what you actually spent on the car. Not to mention all the problems that come up (example FI applications) among other things including legality issues, tickets, BS like that....

So my question is, in your opinion do you feel 'car modding' is a good thing (worth it) or a bad thing (not worth it)?
Frankly I used to be in the car modding camp. As I get older, I find that my disposable income allows me to afford more of what I want so modding becomes less necessary or desirable. When you think of it in these terms, using your example, do I really want to blow $15k on modifying a Ford Focus? Answer= HELL NO. I can find more useful things to spend $15k on and modding out a Focus is not on that list. In the end you're still going to have a Focus. If I were restoring a classic or collectible car....sure. That might make sense, because at least I have a chance of getting my money back out of it.

In my opinion and it's only my opinion...so take it for what it's worth, but for those people who don't own a home or have a savings, investments or a retirement plan, they would be far better off spending their $15k on those types of things than on a depreciating economy car where they have no chance of ever getting their money back. People choose to spend their money however they want, it's theirs to do with as they wish, but I'm amazed at how many people dump a ton of cash in to their cars, but don't have money for the more important things in life. Okay....off my soapbox now.
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.
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