ok, some of you may know that i am saving up to do a revamp of my car. what i am planning on doin is a motor swap, tranny rebuild, and rear end swap at once, then after it is broken it, i planned on spraying it.......once the suspension starts to give, it will be replaced, then later on going with a vortech on top of it all, which sits me around 400-450rwhp.......if i run a 125 shot + 10 psi, i dunno exactly how much a bored and honed 3.8 with forged internals can take, i thought they said a 200 shot and/or 20 psi. if thats the case, i might up the psi and shot.
the total cost for this is approximately $5k for the motor swap ($3k), GT rear ($$ dunno), and a rebuilt tranny (hopefully no more than $1k)........if i can get a friend of Rob's (who worked as a mechanic building up mustangs) to work on my car, i think labor wont be much.
i'm not fully sure if i wanna s/c it though. if that motor can handle a 200 shot, i might just run that and sit pretty around 400rwhp, b/c if i am not mistaken, with the motor swap, i should be around 250rwhp with a good tune. which should be good enough for me.......thats low low 14s, if not high 13s, right?
but as i am explaning this to some people, i keep hearing "why dont you just buy another car?".......so if i save about 10-15k (2-3x as much) and sell my car for about 7k (which will probably be what its worth then), i would have ~20k to drop on a car......if i do upgrade, it will either be an 03/04 cobra, 06/07 350z, 98+ vette, or possibly an 03/04 lightning if i can get my hands on one........most of these will at that time be in the mid 20s hopefully.......which only leaves me about 7-8k to finance, which on good credit, would make my payments somewhere around 350 for 2 1/2 years.
so i dont know exactly what to do........save and by early next year start upgrading my car or save for a hella long time (more like 2 years) and just pick up a used or new car?
i am trying to get something fast and reliable, which is why i wanted to upgrade my car like that, sure i could swap an 8 in there, but this is cheaper, easier, and i get forged internals, which makes a car's engine damn near bulletproof.