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Posted: 12/20/2005 5:48:01 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/21/2005 7:24:17 AM EDT by killingmachine123]
I am going to replace the clutch in my omni with something that will be able to hold 350-400HP.

I also need to cobble up an alky injection kit. I have also been toying with the idea of putting in a posi diff, although the budget will be the deciding factor there.

What are your plans this year.

ETA: fixed the title, and the upper limit of the HP goal to 400.
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 6:02:18 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/20/2005 6:02:31 AM EDT by pyro6988]
I put 360 pounds of sand in the back of my Dodge truck.
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 6:06:36 AM EDT
my mustang is hibernating for the winter.
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 6:27:10 AM EDT
Turn on the heater.
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 6:41:53 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/20/2005 7:03:52 AM EDT by HardShell]
Anything that involves a "DONG to your car" sound dangerous to me.

(IOW, check your title, man. )




As to your question, I am toying with putting a cold-air induction system in my Miata for just a little more "oomph." I've had it for 15 years, it is my "pet car," I only drive it once a week or so, and it is bone stock except for suspension and exhaust system upgrades, so I don't want to do anything radical to it (no turbo/superchargers or engine swaps). Jackson Racing (who also made the free-flow cat/exhaust system I have on it) makes a good do-it-yourself CAI system for the Miata that is reasonably priced. I didn't put it on my Christmas list, but still...

No changes planned for the truck, SUV, or sedan.
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 6:45:32 AM EDT
driving it.
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 6:55:54 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 7:12:11 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 8:03:36 AM EDT
my 01 civic's about to turn 100K.

new radiator fluid
plugs
brake fluid
tranny fluid
tires
pads
timing belt, alt, ps belts
check/adjust valves
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 9:13:23 AM EDT
trying to sell my 87 sundance turbo. you know anyone? its in OH.
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 11:55:36 AM EDT
[South FL resident] What is this "winter" of which you speak? [/South FL resident]

Link Posted: 12/20/2005 11:59:03 AM EDT
Throttle body, K&N, intake, Chip, posi, new, wider tires, Black mirror tint, and Custom flame decal kit but instead of it being flames, it have stars and stripes in it.
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 12:11:56 PM EDT
Not a car, but my Harley will be getting new tires and probably a re-paint. Might also look at the clutch and see how it's holding up.
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 1:56:00 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 1:57:49 PM EDT
I'm going to light a candle to the Blessed Virgin of Four Wheel Drive.
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 4:57:38 PM EDT
I hate working on my own cars after working on cars all day, perhaps if I had something cool to work on...
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 5:31:45 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 5:39:46 PM EDT
NOT A DAMN THING!!!

I don't have a garage to work in. I can't hold onto tools when I can't feel my fingers.

My car needs brakes, and some seals replaced on the lower intake manifold. I'm letting it go till it gets a little warmer out. I never work on cars in the winter. maybe someday when I have a garage.

You guys/gals who have garages...don't take it for granted. You're very fortunate. Some of us live in Apt's and have to park in a parking lot.
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 5:43:14 PM EDT
Building a Baja race car!
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 6:57:26 PM EDT
I feel you pain man. I need to fix up my 73 nova and my 73 AMC Gremlin and sell my 63 Dodge step side so i can put money into my cars and my truck I am going to buy this coming up year.
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 8:06:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By infsqdldr:
trying to sell my 87 sundance turbo. you know anyone? its in OH.



Where in Ohio? I'm looking for a winter beater. I got a line on a super clean Chebby Beretta for $1000, but I'll entertain other cars to flog while my Mustang hibernates.
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 8:21:57 PM EDT

Originally Posted By chuckhammer:
[South FL resident] What is this "winter" of which you speak? [/South FL resident]






You're gonna need some Rain-X buddy.
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 9:12:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/20/2005 9:13:30 PM EDT by DrMark]

Originally Posted By killingmachine123:
I am going to replace the clutch in my omni with something that will be able to hold 350-500HP.

I also need to cobble up an alky injection kit. I have also been toying with the idea of putting in a posi diff, although the budget will be the deciding factor there.

What are your plans this year.



Does said Omni produce 350+ HP? Pics and specs of said Omni?

Link Posted: 12/21/2005 12:56:20 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 6:05:02 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/21/2005 6:05:39 AM EDT by HardShell]

Originally Posted By TomJefferson:
Ah my friend, all real car nuts don't have a garage for even if they do, its got project cars in them....



True as true can be! Until we bought our current place, I always found myself working on cars in the back yard out in the open. Now I have a double-garage for the projects & double-carport for the daily drivers, and I still occasionally have to move some car or the other to one of the barns temporarily.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 7:23:30 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DrMark:

Originally Posted By killingmachine123:
I am going to replace the clutch in my omni with something that will be able to hold 350-500HP.

I also need to cobble up an alky injection kit. I have also been toying with the idea of putting in a posi diff, although the budget will be the deciding factor there.

What are your plans this year.



Does said Omni produce 350+ HP? Pics and specs of said Omni?




We shal see. It is a 2.2l with a big hybrid turbo and IC. It is agreed upon by everyone that I have talked to that I must be a total idiot if I cant get at least 300WHP out of it. With alky injection I should be able to run over 30lbs. of boost.

There is a guy that lives a couple minutes from me, and he put down 379WHP on 93 octane, and no alky. His setup is similar to mine.

You can check out my car at www.omniglht.com It is nothing to look at, but it is something to see.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 7:58:05 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 8:10:00 AM EDT
If I can stop being lazy I have a complete exhaust to install.

-SLP 1 3/4'' coated headers
-Flowmaster 3" exhaust
-Energy Suspension engine mounts

My car page
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 8:50:17 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TomJefferson:
30lbs of boost on a 2.2L.



My buddy is running around 25psi of boost w/ a 2.3 ford.
I think STOCK they boost between 12 to 20 psi, but I don't know for sure.

He's getting 350hp and 430ft. lbs. of torque AT THE REAR WHEELS.

$1300 for the car...add another 4K in goodies...and walla!

87 or 88 Ford TurboCoupe
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 9:23:14 AM EDT
30 on 2.2, thats hardcore.
subnetmask-its on autotrader.com-87 plymouth sundance turbo. columbus. not a beater.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 10:24:13 AM EDT
salting it, of course!
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 10:24:52 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TomJefferson:
30lbs of boost on a 2.2L.



There is one guy on the board who is adding a dash of alky, and he estimates that he runs 34ish pounds of boost. He does not know for sure because his 30lb. autometer boost gauge just wraps around until it is pegged, and his data logger is only able to read 34PSI.

The best I know of is a guy that goes by 4sfed4. He has a Spirit RT, and he lays down 500/500 to the wheels at around 34-35PSI. He is on the turbo ford boards from time to time, so some of your 2.3 guys might know him.

Like I tell all of my friends, my omni will have a rediculous trap speed, and might even have a good ET too. If not, it is going to be one glorious 1/8th mile.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 10:51:21 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 11:39:03 AM EDT
No but I do go to thirdgen.org
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 11:43:43 AM EDT

Originally Posted By UH_SALT_RIFLE:
No but I do go to thirdgen.org



I went there once just to see if maybe I could locate my old Camaro... nice bunch, from my brief experiences.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 12:39:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By killingmachine123:

Originally Posted By DrMark:

Originally Posted By killingmachine123:
I am going to replace the clutch in my omni with something that will be able to hold 350-500HP.

I also need to cobble up an alky injection kit. I have also been toying with the idea of putting in a posi diff, although the budget will be the deciding factor there.

What are your plans this year.



Does said Omni produce 350+ HP? Pics and specs of said Omni?




We shal see. It is a 2.2l with a big hybrid turbo and IC. It is agreed upon by everyone that I have talked to that I must be a total idiot if I cant get at least 300WHP out of it. With alky injection I should be able to run over 30lbs. of boost.

There is a guy that lives a couple minutes from me, and he put down 379WHP on 93 octane, and no alky. His setup is similar to mine.

You can check out my car at www.omniglht.com It is nothing to look at, but it is something to see.



That's pretty cool.



Link Posted: 12/21/2005 2:53:23 PM EDT
Later this winter I will be putting a 350 in my 94 S-10 2wd. Thats about it.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 3:19:19 PM EDT
I'm shopping for a C5 Vette. If it doesnt have black motorsport wheels it will and the stock wheels will go on my Firebird.
I plan on a cold air intake and a Borla exhaust and thats it. Just a litlle show and go stuff.
I was going to sell the bird but I'm thinking I'll keep it in case my parents fly down this year. Dad can drive the bird while he's here.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 1:32:37 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/22/2005 1:34:35 AM EDT by TomJefferson]
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 7:16:47 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TomJefferson:


You know guys for an old school guy, I have to admit I love the little pocket rockets. Its a shame not more of the young people around here don't seem to get it but merely add a wing, some graphics, and Borla and call it day. I literaly freak when I go to CA and see what they do to the small engines and suspensions.

I think a lot of my attraction to movement was from driving the older English two seater sports cars and imagining if they really had an engine.

The Fast and Furious craze once seen as a crazy kids thing has matured now into a new generation of muscle car ethusiasts and the same principles now being applied to never V8 muscle cars. With it a new generation of aftermarket performance modification enthusiasts.

That's a very good thing.

Need for speed rocks!

Tj



I know a few "old farts" who feel this way too. My stepdad was very much a V8/muscle car only guy, until he saw
a few examples of what a 4cyl. is capable of. It's still not his "cup of tea", but he respects those who like to modify the 4.

Link Posted: 12/23/2005 5:41:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By michaelj1978:

Originally Posted By chuckhammer:
[South FL resident] What is this "winter" of which you speak? [/South FL resident]




sealevel.jpl.nasa.gov/science/images/hurricane.jpg

You're gonna need some Rain-X buddy.



nicely done
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 9:05:34 PM EDT
Hope to get the 440 in the duster and on the street by spring..
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 5:03:05 PM EDT
In a couple weeks, weather providing, I'll be taking the STi up to the 4-wheel dyno in Boulder and having it custom tuned. Sittin' at about 370ft.lbs. crank torque right now, this should put her at about 400. Not enough for 11's, but solid low 12's for sure.
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