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    Whats a good start out car?

    Im having trouble finding a car that would be a good one to start working on to be fast.

    If you could give me some ideas that would be great

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    whats ur budget? first of all, how much are u ready to spend buying the car itself?

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    my budget is around 6-7 grand

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    is ur budget 6-7 grand for just buying the car? or is that buying and modding

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    well thats all i have for now, ill be getting a job soon so ill be making alittle

    What do you think would be a good idea, Car only or car then mod with my my budget?

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    i was kinda looking toward a 2002 firebird formula WS6

    would that be a good one???

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    Quote Originally Posted by CamaroDude View Post
    my budget is around 6-7 grand
    Save your money and invest young! (Play with these money pit toys we all own, later in your future. Trust me ... Regal T-type, and do your homework!

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    if ur budget is about 6-7 grand for just buying the car, u can find an alright ls1 camaro or trans am for that price. if i were u, i would not bother searching for an SS or ws6, cuz they are always more expensive and are only a tad faster. (approximately 10hp give or take a few)

    after u buy the car, u want to make sure its safe for the power ur gonna throw at it, so SFC's (sub frame connectors) are a must. a 12 bolt rearend could very possibly be necessary also. the 10 bolt can break from the stock power of these cars, so once u start increasing power, it is only a matter of time it will go.

    as for mods, the basics u should start out with are things like an air lid. they can be bought for like $70 and net u a decent amount of hp for the price.
    next, go with full exhaust.
    if your car is an automatic, get a stall/torque convertor for a couple hundred dollars. the stall speed is preference, but around 3k is reccomended with ls1's.
    gears are also a good, somewhat cheap mod. if u have manual, 4.10s are the way to go (although ull lose lots of gas mileage), and for an auto: 3.73's. the gears and stall will not increase horsepower, but they WILL make you faster. guaranteed.

    if ur drag racing this, traction is essential. a good set of DR's will let u launch at a much higher rpm, thus cutting off a decent amount of time on ur 1/4

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    Quote Originally Posted by CamaroDude View Post
    i was kinda looking toward a 2002 firebird formula WS6

    would that be a good one???
    ws6's are great cars. but like i said, ur paying for the ws6 package, which is worth it for the looks and the resale value. but the performance difference is not worth the price i.m.o.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ramrod View Post
    Save your money and invest young! (Play with these money pit toys we all own, later in your future. Trust me ... Regal T-type, and do your homework!
    i doubt he has patience. i dont. i completely understand where hes coming from

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    Quote Originally Posted by CamaroDude View Post
    well thats all i have for now, ill be getting a job soon so ill be making alittle

    What do you think would be a good idea, Car only or car then mod with my my budget?
    if 6 to 7 is all you have, just get the car for now. mod later. but on my list of things, you can get a few of the cheap mods right away like the lid, stall, and gears.

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    alright thanks man

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    i dont know much about cars and ive never been out to a strip , but i want to start

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    Quote Originally Posted by CamaroDude View Post
    i dont know much about cars and ive never been out to a strip , but i want to start
    manual or auto

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    what does ls1 mean?

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    right now ive got a 99 chrysler 300m but i want to get a new car like some type of camaro like you said or a firebird

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    Quote Originally Posted by CamaroDude View Post
    what does ls1 mean?
    nothing. its just the engine in the 98-02 v8 fbodies

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    o ok lol ive been wondering that for awhile but didnt want to sound stupid which i probly just did

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