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Old 12-25-2008, 04:09 PM   #1
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So, I just got my Z and I'm itching to do something to it. Since I'm just a lad I don't have too much money.(Probably about 100 dollars or so) So, what are some cheap/free things to do to her, other than washing and waxxing it?

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Old 12-25-2008, 04:16 PM   #2
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IMO, there's nothing cheap about tastefully modding a Z. Besides a $50+ shift ****, everything else is gonna cost you $300 minimum. And that's if you can find a set of springs that will get you a subtle enough drop to align without a camber/toe kit.
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Hundred bucks? Umm..K&N drop in air filter. Thats about $35-$45. K&N claims a 5 to 6 HP bump.
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Air freshener, plastic hood scoops, chrome rubber molding, turbo stickers. Yeah baby yeah.
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Oil catch can, shift ****, used intake, used TP, lug nuts, intake duct, floor mats, larger rear view mirror, black out headlights, etc... there's a lot you can do w/o much money.
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stickers, lots of stickers
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For the cost of a few screws you can tuck your rear bumper. However this only looks good with aftermarket exhaust. And only certain ones at that.

For a hundred bucks, you can (1) change most of your bulbs out to a fancy color or super whites; or (2) get a bunch of detailing/cleaning supplies and clean your car up real nice; or (3) get some decent synthetic oil, filter, and crush washer and change your oil; or (4) S2k antenna and a decent shift ****; or (5) get your rear hatch tinted (possibly the two small rear windows as well)....


...if you want anything "real" you'll have to save up. Most mid-level mods are at least $300-500...good luck to you and let us know how you spend that hund-o?
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Well, I'm gonna stay away from the stickers, and it's an automatic so can I change the shift ****? And with the K&N air filter, would I just pick that up at a local Autozone?
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Ya, I was going to say black out the head lights.
Just make sure you allow adequate time for the paint to dry or it'll thrash the lense interior.

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Well, I'm gonna stay away from the stickers, and it's an automatic so can I change the shift ****? And with the K&N air filter, would I just pick that up at a local Autozone?
say marcus, when you say your a "lad", where does that put you as far as age? I sense lots of rice in your future
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cant go wrong with limo tint.

Hopefully he is not 15 yo base on the username... but it could be since the Z its an auto, he's broke and does not have more than $100, doesn't know what to do with the car, etc....
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Well, I'm gonna stay away from the stickers, and it's an automatic so can I change the shift ****? And with the K&N air filter, would I just pick that up at a local Autozone?
sure, you can change the **** on an AT, but why? You can also get a leather boot for about $100 to make your AT look like a manual...but again, why? Most Autozone/Kragen's carry K&N or they can order it. If you have a single intake, you should be able to get a drop-in filter for $100 or so.

Just remember, most "mods" under $100 must be picked out carefully or your car will look CHEAP and ricey. A couple of nice pieces go a much longer way than a bunch of useless add/stick-ons. My 2 cents.
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S2k antenna is something I should have bought 3 years ago.
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I'm 15, but I'm not going to "rice" the car out. I think the car looks fine the way it is. I was talking about stuff like, getting rid of the antenna that sticks out, a new air filter like the dude said, feel me?
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I think your best bet is an S2k Antenna, new air filter etc. Other than that, just concentrate on not crashing it into a ditch, tree, pedestrian etc.
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I think your best bet is an S2k Antenna, new air filter etc. Other than that, just concentrate on not crashing it into a ditch, tree, pedestrian etc.
It has been 15 years, and I haven't crashed yet.
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It has been 15 years, and I haven't crashed yet.
wow. you've been driving since you were a sperm, huh?

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I'm 15, but I'm not going to "rice" the car out. I think the car looks fine the way it is. I was talking about stuff like, getting rid of the antenna that sticks out, a new air filter like the dude said, feel me?
yea I thought so, this isn't going to end well for you.

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