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If you could build a drift car...

Discussion in 'Automotive Discussion' started by DriftNismo, Feb 26, 2008.

  1. DriftNismo

    DriftNismo 87 Civic GT

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    Ok, here's a new game and a challenge. It might be confusing/boring for people who don't like car modifying or drifting, but i'm interested to see what people would do.

    Here's the scenario: You're given £50,000 and you have to buy a car and put 5 mods (exterior, interior, performance, whatever) on it but the whole price has to be less than £50,000 or exactly £50,000 (including the car cost). You can buy a pre-owned car if you like but the price has to be realistic. No cheating because i (and i'm sure a lot of other people) know how much things cost.

    Starting Car: 2001 Nissan Skyline R34 GTR V-Spec N1 - £32,000.
    1st Mod: Nismo Stainless-Steel 3" Exhaust System with 4" Backbox - £3,000.
    2nd Mod: Takata 4-Point Harnesses (for drivers seat) - £400.
    3rd Mod: Nismo 1.5-Way LSD - £800.
    4th Mod: DriftWorks Hydraulic Handbrake - £110.
    5th Mod: 2x Garrett GT35R Ball-Bearing Turbochargers - £1800 (£900 each).

    Total Cost: £38110.
     
  2. Mb

    Mb The Photographer

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    BMW M3 E90 Sedan.

    Mods: BMW M V10, Eisenmann Exhaust system

    Total Cost: 180k? :p
     
  3. RB26DETT

    RB26DETT Banned

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    lol Mb. the budget's only 50k.

    i CBA to convert pounds in php so i'd just say i'll get a Mazda RX7 FD3S with a GReddy T4 Turbo, GReddy Intercooler, GReddy Evolution Catback Exhaust, Bilstein shocks, K&N Springs (make the car stiff)...
     
  4. HavockJoker

    HavockJoker PGR4 Master

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    Either you are stalking me or we are just long lost brothers. What you chose is exactly what I would have done. Your exact mods and everything.
     
  5. ShadowGT

    ShadowGT I <3 Boobies!

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    1983 Ford Falcon XE = $900 (roughly)

    Total amount left

    $49,100


    ^^Hehe Drifting on a budget
    (BTW that second car is the same model as mine :) )
     
    #5 ShadowGT, Feb 27, 2008
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  6. ScaR

    ScaR New Member

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    haha

    VX commodore SS = ~ $20k AU

    Same as my car but in LS1 form

    Easy to control eh? :)

    Disclaimer: video is actually of a race, but obviously wet
     
    #6 ScaR, Feb 27, 2008
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  7. Car Freak

    Car Freak loves dirt too

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    Wow... Have to think about this one, esp since I have not much clue about aftermarket mods...
     
  8. YeOldeTDUMan

    YeOldeTDUMan working too much

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    Nissan 200SX (Silvia) ... get one off Autotrader for about 7k max and then 43k to spend on tuning (turbo, suspension, etc) and styling (wing, skirts, splitter, and paint/graphics) ... never built a drift car so I don't know what you need to do in terms of mods ... I've only ever built a quick street racer with shed-loads of grip!

    Or just buy a cheap car from someone like Powerdrift (who I found from my Autotrader search) who sell 'drift tuned' 200SXs and Skylines for 10-15k!!!!!

    Bargain!

    Personally I'd try to make a drift car out of something different ... I'm sure you could get a Ford Capri drifting (British one for all you Aussies out there)
     
  9. zo6dude

    zo6dude Like My Tail Lights?

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    shadow that car is ugly but sounds sweet and for $900 i'm sold
     
  10. Mb

    Mb The Photographer

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    So?! Then i'll ge a M5 E39. Eisenmann Sport exhaust, supercharger, new springs etc. Will be around 50k.
     
  11. DriftNismo

    DriftNismo 87 Civic GT

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    :O Seriously?! We're probably long lost brothers :D.

    Ok, new one: Initial D Style.

    Starting Car: 1986 Toyota AE86 Sprinter Trueno - £6500.
    1st Mod: Group A AE101 TRD Engine - £12000.
    2nd Mod: Sparco Rev Alcantra Drivers Seat - £750.
    3rd Mod: Takata 4-Point Harnesses (for drivers seat) - £400.
    4th Mod: TRD 3" Stainless-Steel Exhaust System with de-cat - £1800.
    5th Mod: Eibach Coilovers - £900.

    Total Cost: £12350.

    It's hard to do this with having a 5 mod restriction, ideally i'd also like a DriftWorks hydraulic handbrake, a Sparco Carbon-Fibre wheel, a K&N 57i Induction Kit, a TRD Intercooler and a MoTec ECU, but hey, it makes it more challenging :D.

    Btw Hybrid, my dad and my uncle used to drift their Capris all the time, i was actually considering getting a 1.6 Capri for my first car but i'm steered more towards a Sierra XR4i now. The only problem is the 2.8 V6 in it, i'd rather go for a 2.0 XR4X4i and put three-wheeling hubs on the front wheels.
     
  12. CarboyZR1

    CarboyZR1 Asian

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    Vauxhall Monaro VXR (Previous Gen)

    £32,000?
     
  13. MCW

    MCW MCW

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    Mods- Weight saving measures, uprated ECU, give it more POWER with TWIN TURBOS, and then more POWER with another TURBO!.... then another TURBO!
     
  14. Mb

    Mb The Photographer

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    No turbo's, then you get instant power and you'll spin out. Supercharger ftw :p
     
  15. HavockJoker

    HavockJoker PGR4 Master

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    Starting Car: 1997 Mazda RX-7 FD3S
    1st Mod: Turbo charged 3-rotor engine
    2nd Mod: Sparco Rev Alcantra Drivers Seat - £750. (I Like the seat)
    3rd Mod: Takata 4-Point Harnesses (for drivers seat) - £400.
    4th Mod: HKS Silent power no cats or resonators (can be switched by button street/track)
    5th Mod: Eibach Coilovers - £900.

    Price: About 45,000
     
  16. DriftNismo

    DriftNismo 87 Civic GT

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    This would go wayyyy over the 5-mod limit and the £50,000 limit. You can't just slap a turbo on a naturally-aspirated car, there's a hell of a lot of stuff you need to do for it to be able to take the turbo.
     
  17. MCW

    MCW MCW

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    Not at all...when in doubt, use more power :p

    Okay then, I would just use my M5. Sorted!
     
  18. ShadowGT

    ShadowGT I <3 Boobies!

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    Forget turbos! All you need is a nice big overpowered V8!

    Theres no replacement for displacement lol.
     
  19. MCW

    MCW MCW

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    Or a 5.0 V10, 554bhp
     
  20. Captain_ClutchKick

    Captain_ClutchKick Slidey slidey!

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    I want to see a completely inapropriate car drifting - how about a fairly new Daihatsu Charade with a split straight 6 (two in-line engines sharing a crankshaft but not a block) conversion from its own and another engine? RMR layout. A wardrobe with wheels going sideways!!

    [​IMG]

    1. Base car - £4000 second hand
    2. Another engine - £500 from a written-off car.
    3. Tranny fettling and floor-pan modifications for a longitudal mid-engined RWD layout - £5000
    4. Chassis stiffening - £6000, could be expensive to fabricate certain bits
    5. Wide body kit, wheels etc - £6000, same reasons as the last bit

    £21,500 :D
     

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