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OK Lets try this:I allways hear and read all around;If I had money, I would hook up my car.Lets say your wish came true and now you have $5000.00 to spend on your Escort.
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WHAT WOULD YOU DO TO IT?
(Remember it's 5000.00 dollars ,not 50,000.00)Keep the mods real to the budget that was given to you.


And no,I aint givin any cash out ! :twisted:
 

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Put A SHO engine in my car. Then hook on some Nitrous with a better exhaust. Any extra either minor things or if i have enough add a turbo to the SHO engine. BAM.
Or.
Turbo my 1.8 engine. new exhaust, Nitrous, forged pistons the whole nine yards. :D
 

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I'd just be continuing to build my 1.8. I figure it'll cost me roughly 5 grand, so I'm pretty much all spent. :wink:

If I had 5 grand I'd put it away in a bank account and accrue some interest....then take that 5,200 and put it towards a used 02 WRX. :D
 

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NO,NO,NO...You can't save it or use it for a down payment on another car.
Your hooking up your ESCORT!
I would do this:
MX3 front clip- $800.00
Extra parts & sensors & brackets$500.00
Brake & Suspension upgrade $1200.00
Underground bodykit installed and painted-$2000.00
Sports seats$500.00


Then wait till my next ESCORT wish is granted
TWIN TURBOCHARGED KLZE ENGINE :twisted:
 

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$5000.00 USD!!!!

Ok, so a million canadian.

- First I'd get it running perfectly, i mean perfectly.
- RUST!!!!!!!!!! It'll be gone.
- Replace all bushings, mounts, etc. with fancy rubber.
- Suspension! oh yah, and wheels and tires. Make it low, and tight.
- Brakes!

and with the remainding $995,000. That W18 quad turbo engine from the Bugatti thing thats coming out. Oh yah, that'd be sweet. :lol:
 

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I would like more or less what is in the pic below, having first had all the rust fixed, wheel arches, stone chips and under the rubbers seals/window trims etc., and a new bonnet (hood). Anything left can be spent on tweaking the engine, upgrading brakes/suspension etc. I would then sell it and buy an RS2000!! :D

 

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If I had $5000 canadian and I was still in the mood to spend money on my escort, which I'm not, then I would use that $5000, get another $5000 and get it custom turboed by people who know exactly what they are doing. I'm willing to spend up to $20,000 or more to do a good job on the turboing of the engine, especially after I saw the fellow with 650 hp escort in the UK. The car hobby is not cheap. I know some guys who have spent $15,000 on a paint job without any body kits. To do a job right it costs lots of money. Its hard to do a good job on an engine or anything major on a car for $5000.

Which is why I give up on my escort. It was a bad financial investment. I still have fun with my car though, but not doing it up; it a bad way to spend your money. That was something I should have realized before I started. And if I realized it, I would have never spent a penny on my car. The intelligent people out there are figuring out ways to make $750 per hour. And other ways to make money not ways to spend money.

Save your money, make your car run safely and reliably and that's all you need. Use the rest of your money to get rich. Ford and car parts (reactive, underground effects, B&M) guys are sure as hell getting rich of you guys.

Anyway, that's my 2 cents. :wink:
 

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Now wasn't that a great way to kill an idea thread.OK,your giving up.Whats next,your buying a honda civic?Some people are interested on being different,not only fast.This is a car where you have to use imagination to conquer what you want to achive.Personally I think your car looks incredible,and its one of a kind.That alone would be good for me.But I guess some people are never satisfied. :?
P.S. You only used "2cents" You still have 4,999.98 to spend. :wink:
 

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If I had $5000 canadian and I was still in the mood to spend money on my escort, which I'm not, then I would use that $5000, get another $5000 and get it custom turboed by people who know exactly what they are doing. I'm willing to spend up to $20,000 or more to do a good job on the turboing of the engine, especially after I saw the fellow with 650 hp escort in the UK. The car hobby is not cheap. I know some guys who have spent $15,000 on a paint job without any body kits. To do a job right it costs lots of money. Its hard to do a good job on an engine or anything major on a car for $5000.

Which is why I give up on my escort. It was a bad financial investment. I still have fun with my car though, but not doing it up; it a bad way to spend your money. That was something I should have realized before I started. And if I realized it, I would have never spent a penny on my car. The intelligent people out there are figuring out ways to make $750 per hour. And other ways to make money not ways to spend money.

Save your money, make your car run safely and reliably and that's all you need. Use the rest of your money to get rich. Ford and car parts (reactive, underground effects, B&M) guys are sure as hell getting rich of you guys.

Anyway, that's my 2 cents. :wink:
You don't deserve your car anymore. you did up your car because you wanted something unique. now it's a bad financial investment? :roll:
 

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well.... I'm considering starting an official project. I've priced it out to be about 7 grand. But to do it really well 10 grand should do it.

I"ll save the details until I've decided for sure. let just put it this way... sub 10 second escort!
 

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Hey Foxy! I Like your plans.Is that a Mattig spoiler kit on that Scort? I saw a couple of Escorts in Germany with that kit made by Mattig.I actually E-mailed them various times asking if theyProduce them for the American Escort.No answer yet.(They are probably still laughing at me) :(
 

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i duno exactly what pricing would be involved, but i estimate i'd be able to do the following:

-fix rust/paint chips, not an entire re-paint, i like my 'caymen green' :)
-get a rally-type wing OR cosworth RS wing (more expensive/custom work)
-EGT side skirts, keep it simple, and cheap
-some subtley designed front bumper, custom work if need be, but hopefully not. i know someone who could metal work a frame attachment, so that would be cheaper :)
-get better brakes
-get better shocks (already have tokicos and eibachs)

i think i still have a good deal leftover (if not cossie wing), so:

-ditch my entire current sound system, get a really good quality system custom fiberglass installed, something like a deep hard 12" ;), two 10's, pair of 7x9's, pair of 6½'s and a pair of tweeters, with required amp wattage to back them up, and a cd/mp3 deck, doesn't have to be fancy though.

that would about do it.

edit: ooh, some nicer rims, maybe 16's would be good too
 

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$1300 Big Brake kit
$ 700 Cosworth DOHC head
$ 500 Forged pistons
$ 450 HD Axles
$ 900 New ball bearing turbo
$1100 Misc turbo and fuel injection bits
$ _50 Beer

:D That's right.. Ford Power.. in a Mazda chassis.. as the 2nd Gen LX Gods have commanded.
 

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WANAGOFAST said:
Hey Foxy! I Like your plans.Is that a Mattig spoiler kit on that Scort? I saw a couple of Escorts in Germany with that kit made by Mattig.I actually E-mailed them various times asking if theyProduce them for the American Escort.No answer yet.(They are probably still laughing at me) :(
Have a browse around this site - they've loads of terrific styling ideas - the UK modders use them most of all. Apparently the quality is very good indeed. The side-skirts for example, come in a black finish and are ready-to-go, need no priming and can actually be used as they are, should anyone wish to do so.

ESPdesign.co.uk
 

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Thank you FOXY! I will check the site tonight. 8)

Common now guys thats all you can come up with? Don't be afraid of telling what youd like to do to your car.Common ,Common!!!!
 
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