Thought I'd throw an update on my plans to my thread.
Nothing's really happened with it yet since I've been trying to decide to get a Spec V or keep this one. I think I'm going to Re-fi my Accent, and enjoy having a fun cheap car rather than a fun not-so-cheap one. So plans so far are as follows...
-Clear corners, side markers, and clear tail corners.
-Mesh grill (done right this time. last time was a quick job I had to do since the paint on my bars was peeling.)
-17x7.5" Black Racing Flat Black Pro N1's with 205/40R-17 Falken Ziex ZE 512's
-EvoFusion Carbon Fiber Hood.
-Tri-Color forward lighting. (Yellow Fogs, Hyperwhite Headlights, and Bright Blue Running lights)
-Windows tinted (Rear-5%, 1/4 glass-5%, front-35%, windshield-45% with 5% banner)
-Carbon Fiber Front Diffuser
-possibly thinking of doing a two-tone paint job, with the factory charcoal metallic above the stock silver. Not sure what color I’d want to pinstripe it with though
*I don’t know if I want to throw the Verna emblem on it or if I want to shave them altogether.
-Custom built CAI.
-Headers. (not sure where from yet though)
-Full NGK upgrade. (wires, plugs, etc.)
-Shark Racing VHR clutch set.
-B&M Short Shifter.
-Shark Racing Poly motor mounts
-Custom oil catch can
*Also, still thinking about building a turbo, but I'm not sure. I also want to find someone who can reprogram my ECU to eliminate the 120 mph speed governor, and possibly stretch the redline out a bit.
-Shark Racing front & rear strut tower braces.
-Whiteline Racing Swaybars.
-Shark Racing Poly Bushing Kit.
-GK Tiburon SE wheel hub assemblies and brakes.
-Cross Drilled/Slotted factory Rotors.
-Custom brake air-ducts.
*Also thinking of possibly putting in a mid brace/harness bar. I may think about building my own 3 pt. front strut brace or modifying the Shark Racing piece. I might want to go wih a big brake kit, but the factory SE brakes should be more than enough, especially once they're slotted/vented. it'd be more for shock and awe. Not sure how well they'd fit behind 17's though.
-GK Tiburon GS buckets.
-LC2 GLS gauge cluster
-Hoyt Technologies in-car camera system.
*I kinda like the idea of the PAC SK1S Shift Knob, because there’s nothing worse than trying to change stations when the light turns green. Plus it might make touge runs a little more enjoyable. Kinda hard to skip a song you’re not quite feeling when you’re busy rev-matching, and setting up for the next hairpin, you know? I’d have to paint it though…too ricey as is. Linky: http://www.crutchfield.com/S-GVYIq34Qum2/cgi-bin/ProdView.asp?g=229650&I=127SK1S
Stereo (technically part of the interior, but the list is kinda extensive, so…:
-Alpine IVA-D100 (in-dash DVD)
-Alpine PXA-H701 9 (Dolby 5.1 Processor)
-Kenwood KFC-P507 (5-1/4" component speakers -front)
-Kenwood KFC-1389ie (5-1/4" 3-way speakers -rear)
-Alpine SBS-0715 (Center channel speaker with amplifier)
-Alpine MRP-F250 (40W x 4 Amplifier)
-Alpine MRP-M450 (220W x 1 Sub Amplifier)
-Kenwood KGC-4042A (Equalizer)
-Q-Logic QLH-1.0010SS (Single 10” sealed/vented sub enclosure)
-Alpine SWE-1042 (10" 4-ohm sub)
-Alpine TUE-T151 (TV tuner)
-Alpine TUA-T500HD (HD radio receiver)
-Sirius SIR-ALP1 (Sirius receiver kit)
-Alpine KCE-422i (iPod cable)
-Alpine KCA-420i (iPod control interface)
*eventually I’d love to have the Eclipse AVN7000 but due to price I’ll have to settle for the Alpine.
That’s about all I can think about, as for now, but I’m sure more things will come up. I’ve always loved modding cars, and this is my blueprint for this one. Of course some things will change with the pace of technology making modifications outdated. Overall it should be interesting to see if I can pull it off though.
My hope is to go from this:
(forgive my ghetto 30min. Chop, but it’ll work for now)
Any and all input is appreciated. Thanks.
[Edited by Z_Spool on Jul 8, 2006 8:06 PM]