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Stompy

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Post Mon May 05, 2008 12:04 pm

How much money/time have you put into your car? After looking at cars here ive seen a few nice ones, that look to be very spendy and very time consuming as well.
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Post Mon May 05, 2008 12:15 pm

@_@ wow what a great question.

So far I've dumped a good 3 grand and about 20+ wrench hours of my own in my baby.
02BlueStang

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Post Mon May 05, 2008 12:25 pm

haha....I have it totalled up somewhere....the stang was a 5 year project with over 14,000 invested in AFTERMARKET parts..

Truck I have had 7 months and invested about 3,000 so far....wheels and tires are next, new window tint and a CAI...will be just shy of 7,500 when I am done with it....Its a bad hobby biglaugh.gif

I'm 23 but make good money...now just gotta pay off my student loans...another 10K I owe icon_cry.gif
kornholio788

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Post Mon May 05, 2008 12:39 pm

I am 19 yrs old. And i probably have about 8k invested in the neon in just aftermarket parts. If you wanted to count in the paint and material that I get for uber cheap from work at normal price it would easily be over 1500 in material. I have blown through alot just trying differnet things out and what not.

My inteior will be worth over 1300 in just material when completed. Pays to be in the buisness though

As for time. An amazing amount. I work on my car so much. Spend an amazing amount of hours on it. Who knows. I have been working on this car for 2 years now.
AREA 51

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Post Mon May 05, 2008 12:44 pm

just too much to add up without crying in a beer cause the car isnt worth that amount probably
Chris

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Post Mon May 05, 2008 12:59 pm

The RX7;

1750 for the car.
with my deal on paint and supplies: 400
wrench time/paint time: Well over 60.
Tdawgthegreatest

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Post Mon May 05, 2008 1:32 pm

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TheBrick

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Post Mon May 05, 2008 1:38 pm

zero icon_smile.gif

paid 15k for the car then moved out. Other things are a little higher on the priority list atm.
Kierra

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Post Mon May 05, 2008 1:38 pm

got the car for 1k
4 tires, windshield, brakes all around, muffler&exhaust work, new headlights, new battery, added up to about $1500-1600
then paint & prep would have been about $1200-$1500, but i did the work myself
about $200 in lighting

so ive spent $4050 on average including buying the car.. when its ONLY WORTH $1500 in this condition.
Bassisto

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Post Mon May 05, 2008 3:37 pm

$1400 for the car.. thats pretty much it at the moment.

Soon to pay $400 to drop an h22 in it, seeing as my current engine is shot.
markwerline

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Post Mon May 05, 2008 3:51 pm

I would say close to 3500 at the moment. another 500 getting dropped here in about a week or so.

EDIT: 300 of that is to the oznium cause. Hello inferno and more interior lighting!


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02BlueStang

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Post Mon May 05, 2008 4:25 pm

just spent another 63 here at Oznium for lighting under my seats and dash biglaugh.gif
Bassisto

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Post Mon May 05, 2008 4:31 pm

Ive got an approximate total for everything I'm doing to my car, not counting engine and paint.

I'm up to a little over $3000 at the moment.
Drifting10

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Post Mon May 05, 2008 4:31 pm

4,000 for the car
850 on wheels and tires
250 on inferno and thodes and led,s
1,050 on new clutch
400 on new thremostat
55 on new mufler
300 on subs and headunit
50 for K&N filter

TOTAL:$6,950

40 hours or so
Toastr

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Post Mon May 05, 2008 5:08 pm

Now that I price it all out, I'm wondering wtf I was thinking... lol. Glad it's done for the next few years... (lies)

4200 for Jeep
2900 for Golen 4.6 stroker longblock (buddy price)
520 for SYE and Tom Woods shaft
1050 for Rubicon Express 4.5" SuperFlex w/ full packs
718 for tires (buddy price)
400 for throttle body and spacer
142 for cam
220 for injectors
450 for header
190 for cat/rest of exhaust
540 for brakes
35 for 136A alt (scrape-yard retrofit ftw!)
180 for Optima
120 for recovery points
210 tint
130 stereo

Total : $7805 in mods, $12005 inc. XJ
02BlueStang

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Post Mon May 05, 2008 5:11 pm

I paid $20,150.00 for the stang....and $22,900 plus tax for the truck ....who wants some of my debt icon_eek.gif
Tdawgthegreatest

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Post Mon May 05, 2008 5:28 pm

$6000 for truck
$1400 for stereo
$500 for Ice
$200+ for other lighting
$140 headlights and corners
$360 Carbon Fiber Headliner

and another $1400 SOON for new wheels and tires.

$8600 so far...and a 2005 Mustang GT for graduation present icon_biggrin.gif...Priceless
ChevyCaprice9C1

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Post Mon May 05, 2008 5:31 pm

well here it goes

paid 600 bucks for the caprice
500 bucks for new wheels
150 for new bumpers
400 bucks in cherry bomb exhaust
150 in stereo head unit
100 bucks for sony xpolds subs
100 bucks head light covers
75 For performance air filter
30 buck head light strobes
225 for Flowlighting kit
and about 175 bucks worth of Led strips

I would say i have about 40 hours in the car so far

i am 16 and works summers so i'm broke
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Cyber Knight

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Post Mon May 05, 2008 5:33 pm

Funny, just today I decided to total up how much I've spent at Oznium alone. $700 for lights?!?! Well worth it IMO biglaugh.gif

The another $500 for stereo stuff, that's probably about it.
itzbjorn

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Post Mon May 05, 2008 5:39 pm

I've spent about 7k in aftermarket parts on this bike.
Brandon

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Post Mon May 05, 2008 5:43 pm

$650 for the alarm
$500 for the tint
$100 for the replacement pager for the alarm.
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$1250 total aftermarket
04yellowf150

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Post Mon May 05, 2008 5:56 pm

truck= $38,900

aftermarket stuff=$5,500+

= not enough spent and need about $10,000 more
justin

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Post Mon May 05, 2008 6:11 pm

Car: $10k
Tint: $250
Repairs: $1k
ex-lighting: $500

Lots more on prior cars, though.
Losing quickly

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Post Mon May 05, 2008 7:17 pm

No idea, All the paint supplies and paint.....+ $800 worth of suspension parts sitting behind me....
blktbon20s

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Post Mon May 05, 2008 7:48 pm

in my old truck
keep in mind i was 16/17 at the time

$28,500 for the truck
front SS conversion-$800
rear SS bumper-$400
Euro headlights-$250
HIDs- $200
LED taillights- $375
Lowering kit- $280
Camber kit- $100
Hotchkis sway bar- $270
20s wheels and tires- $1800
drill and slotted rotors- $230
Belltech shocks- $70
2.75" full mandrel bent stainless steel exhaust (straight pipe)- $400
LED UB kit- $100
Whelen strobes- $350
Intake- $285
throttle body spacer- $100
PCM tune- $300
Gel battery- $250
tint- $400 (5% on the whole truck and double limo on the back back windows)
tvs-$1400 (2 7" myron davis, concept 10" flip down built in DVD)
avic-n2- $1800
viper alarm $300
3 JL W0s $240
Kenwood amps $500 (2 amps)
0 gauge stinger wire- $80
Stinger 10 farad cap. $200
2 sets of MB Quart components- $600
and then figure another $100 in misc int glow


if i did the math correct that = 12180 in only aftermarket parts! icon_eek.gif
with the truck that = $40680
and for nonbelievers..i have pics of most if not everything icon_cool.gif


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Tdawgthegreatest

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Post Mon May 05, 2008 7:55 pm

^Damn
blktbon20s

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Post Mon May 05, 2008 8:03 pm

i still have all the receipts from everything i bought. Was my first truck and was planning on keeping it till i grew old lol..guess i was wrong icon_rolleyes.gif ..i really regret trading it in instead of fixing it icon_cry.gif
bhowell879

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Post Mon May 05, 2008 8:10 pm

In 16 months i've put almost $2000 in my car. thats with a few mods that were free too.
02BlueStang

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Post Mon May 05, 2008 8:21 pm

blktbon20s wrote:
in my old truck
keep in mind i was 16/17 at the time

$28,500 for the truck
front SS conversion-$800
rear SS bumper-$400
Euro headlights-$250
HIDs- $200
LED taillights- $375
Lowering kit- $280
Camber kit- $100
Hotchkis sway bar- $270
20s wheels and tires- $1800
drill and slotted rotors- $230
Belltech shocks- $70
2.75" full mandrel bent stainless steel exhaust (straight pipe)- $400
LED UB kit- $100
Whelen strobes- $350
Intake- $285
throttle body spacer- $100
PCM tune- $300
Gel battery- $250
tint- $400 (5% on the whole truck and double limo on the back back windows)
tvs-$1400 (2 7" myron davis, concept 10" flip down built in DVD)
avic-n2- $1800
viper alarm $300
3 JL W0s $240
Kenwood amps $500 (2 amps)
0 gauge stinger wire- $80
Stinger 10 farad cap. $200
2 sets of MB Quart components- $600
and then figure another $100 in misc int glow


if i did the math correct that = 12180 in only aftermarket parts! icon_eek.gif
with the truck that = $40680
and for nonbelievers..i have pics of most if not everything icon_cool.gif


Might have you beat:

The Stang:
Body:
Roush Stage 3 Front Fascia
Gotstang.com rear 1/4 window decals
15% mirrored limo tint all windows
Custom graphics for hood and sides
Headlight Black Out Covers
Taillight blackout covers
SS bumper inserts
8" shorty antenna
GT rear bumper
"232" Emblems
Carbon Fiber wiper blades
Mach 1 chin spoiler (Sold)
X2C Blacked out tail lights
Black housing headlights with clear corners
Painted Mirrors to match car
Roush Rear declid Emblem
"Objects in Mirror are losing" decals
Roush rear window decal
Roush 4 post Spoiler
AutoBadges.com rear bumper reflector blackouts
Steeda Billet Fuel Door

Wheels/Tires:
18X9 2000 Chrome Cobra R's
Zexius 245/40/18's all around
BFGoodrich Gforce KDW N2 265/35/18 Front 285/35/18 Rear

Exhaust:
True Dual's with 2 1/4" piping from heads back
Hi Flow Cats
Flowmaster 40 series mufflers 3" SS tips

Suspension:
Eibach Pro Kit (V6, lowered car 2")
Bilstein shocks and struts
Maximum Motorsports Caster/Camber kit

Engine:
MAC Cold Air Intake
Steeda Chrome Oil Cap
Optima Yellow Top D34/78 Deep Cycle Battery

Tranny:
Steeda Tri-Ax short throw shifter
Spec Stage I clutch

Lighting:
True HID Headlight Conversion 6000K McCulloch
Streetglow Gold Series Turquoise Underbody kit
Sylvania Blue Clear Corner Bulbs
Roush Stage 3 Fog Lights
Flowlighting 8000K HID's in foglights
PIAA Wedge bulbs for license plate
Streetglow LED tubes under footwells

Interior:
Momo Leather Shift Boot
Steeda Chrome shift knob with 5 spd pattern
Clifford Alarm with full integrated security
Door Inserts Painted to Match Exterior
Steeda 9MM Hollow Point Door Locks
MGW 3 stage Chrome E Brake Handle
Roush Custom Floor Mats

Sound System:
540 watt MTX Thunder Amp
2 10" MTX Thunder 8500's
Dual Q Logic Sub Enclosure
Monster Cables
Alpine 2 Way front door speakers

For all the pricing you can see my gallery at Streetglow.com under the same name
Totaled up over there its $15,095 plus I had to add some things that were not listed over there icon_eek.gif
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Post Tue May 06, 2008 1:50 am

To much, an estimated guess around 6 to 8 thousand.
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Post Tue May 06, 2008 6:48 am

Too much in the celica and not enough on the hhr!!!
Mtx_97_Beast

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Post Tue May 06, 2008 8:30 am

Oh ****..here it goes

$4000 - 1998 Mustang v6 (old car)
$350 - Tires
$300 - rear axel (I was teaching myself how to drift.... icon_mad.gif )
$60 - new rear passenger side rim (shattered when I drifted onto a curb..)
$300 - complete tune up when I got the mustang (plugs, wires, filters, gaskets)
$200 - random neons and ricer stuff
$130 - head unit
$200 - Sub and Amp (good price, from dad)
$2000 (and my mustang) - 1997 Ford Probe GTS (current car, and partner for life..)
$30 - distributor cap
$80 - soon to be distributor

So approximatly $7,650.00 wow icon_neutral.gif didn't realize i was that far in debt.. FK
As far as hours go.. Damn its gotta be alot.. I would have to say at least 50 hours. (two ENTIRE strip downs of the engine/engine bay in the mustang, and then constant maintence, not to mention the whole rear suspension to put the axel back in..)

*EDIT* forgot to mention I paid for 3 different batteries when it turns out all I needed to do was clean out my alternator cuz some leaves and crap got stuck in it icon_evil.gif .. So tack on another $200 or so bux
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Post Tue May 06, 2008 8:34 am

$1500 just in gas for the past 3 months
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Post Tue May 06, 2008 9:40 am

banned from SG wrote:
$1500 just in gas for the past 3 months


damn icon_eek.gif

The truck I only spend about 1200/month and thats on the high end.

Chrysler just posted an offer though for anyone buying or leasing a car in the month of may (must be new) they will give you discounted gas for 3 years....you will only pay 2.99/gallon for those 3 years and they pay the rest icon_eek.gif
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Post Tue May 06, 2008 10:02 am

Thats also including liquor costs to forget about how much I just paid a gallon.
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Post Tue May 06, 2008 10:46 am

banned from SG wrote:
Thats also including liquor costs to forget about how much I just paid a gallon.


Hell those two liquid items are where most of my money goes. I think I drink more than my truck does though.
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Post Wed May 07, 2008 8:55 am

24,983+4 new RGB flex strips
o and 160 on double limo tint biglaugh.gif
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Post Wed May 07, 2008 9:51 am

I don't keep track, and for good reason icon_smile.gif
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Post Wed May 07, 2008 11:09 am

pOrk wrote:
I don't keep track, and for good reason icon_smile.gif


smart man icon_cool.gif
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Post Wed May 07, 2008 4:06 pm

i dont have exact figs but i know i have at least 5 grand into the rumble bee....put a thousand into the fire truck to make it run...
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Post Wed May 07, 2008 6:10 pm

markwerline wrote:
banned from SG wrote:
Thats also including liquor costs to forget about how much I just paid a gallon.


Hell those two liquid items are where most of my money goes. I think I drink more than my truck does though.


You're just not trying hard enough biglaugh.gif
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