Post Your Latest NON-DIECAST Purchase

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Post by JamesonsViggen » Sat Nov 19, 2016 11:56 am

dtg11 wrote:
JamesonsViggen wrote:I bought this stupid Saab. Stupid car, smart me.

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It would be about a $2500 car.

But it's got about $15k in upgrades.

I bought it to take the engine out and swap into my car. I already sold all the other upgrades I didn't need. I will have never even brought the car home or register and insure it. It's being parted on the spot where the engine is being installed. At the moment my out of pocket for the car+the labor to swap engines is $500-800(it might hit $0 soon). The engine alone has $3k in machine work and labor(high end balancing and blueprinting, porting etc). This saved me $5k in having this done to my 172k mile engine.

My tuner gives me a handheld tuner similar to Cobb and will have an E85 tune and 93 pump gas tune I can switch between. Although the engine is built to handle 500hp, that to me is silly for FWD. I am going to make about 360 to the wheels on E85 for summer, 315whp on pump 93 for winter.
I'll take those BBS wheels off your hands :lol:

Kidding aside, 360 AWHP is lot! Torque steer for days :manual:
I had the whole car rebuilt and an LSD put in yesterday. At my current power level of 285whp I floored it in 3rd at 50mph last night, no hands on the wheel. ARROW straight, 0- tq steer. My Viggen jumped two lanes doing the same thing lol.

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Post by dtg11 » Sat Nov 19, 2016 8:07 pm

Impressive! My car wouldn't do the same, but that's because 264k miles does crazy things to your suspension!

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Post by dtg11 » Tue Nov 22, 2016 5:05 pm

Bought myself a dashcam. Just in time for the holiday madness...
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Post by HY90 » Sun Nov 27, 2016 12:48 pm

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Post by dtg11 » Sun Nov 27, 2016 10:46 pm

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Nice! I do like those new Accords, especially in that blue. Not a big fan of those wheels, but still very nice!

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Post by JamesonsViggen » Sat Dec 10, 2016 8:22 pm

User interface is something that makes the new cars seem so different. So adding new features like Android Auto/Apple Car play really drags an older car like my DD into the present.

Put in a Pioneer 4200NEX along with a backup camera. Liking it so far. Got a couple small bugs to work out like steering wheel controls, bit of buzz/white noise and subwoofer/Alpine Amp issue.

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I chopped up this wallpaper to be my startup screen.
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Post by [KRAFTIG] » Sun Dec 11, 2016 9:57 am

Nice update. Do like the SUS too

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Post by JamesonsViggen » Tue Dec 13, 2016 10:04 am

Santa is bringing my custom set of 996 911 Brembos for my BMW next week.

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Post by [KRAFTIG] » Wed Dec 28, 2016 3:30 pm

Samsung SSD goodness. I had to buy something with my Best Buy gift card ;)

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Post by JamesonsViggen » Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:47 pm

I got this sweet wideband gauge. It also shows boost, AFR, customizable features and has data logging.

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Post by [KRAFTIG] » Thu Feb 09, 2017 6:20 am

You can't be too safe!

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Post by JamesonsViggen » Sat Feb 25, 2017 2:06 am

Been meaning to turn my two car garage into three for awhile now. The DD is now too nice to have outside. It's also become too nice to see salt so now I am buying another car just for winter lol.

This comes in a few weeks. Gives me time to have the garage door modified, have the floors epoxied, paint the walls, organize and install an air compressor.

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Post by [KRAFTIG] » Sat Feb 25, 2017 9:01 am

Wicked! My buddy just installed one too.

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Re: Post Your Latest NON-DIECAST Purchase

Post by JamesonsViggen » Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:19 pm

I didn't want my wagon to see any more salt. It has so much invested with a new/built engine, Brembos, LSD etc, it could last me a decade if I keep it from becoming swiss cheese. I bought a 4 post lift so it becomes an garaged car.

According to Grundy, they would let me insure it for $12000 AND lower the price to insure it if I bought a cheap car with liability only. In other words, free to insure an additional car.

Now my wife has asked for snow tires, my Dad has asked for them too(oh I moved my Dad in with us last year when I sold his house and moved my mom to assisted living).

So I wanted a cheap Saab that my extra 17's with Blizzaks would bolt on to and an automatic(I know I know) so my wife or anyone could drive it.

I came across this car. It's an '09, 1-owner, with comically high miles, he must have been a salesman or something. It is SUPER clean, no beat up wheels or front bumper, both keys and manuals.

This exterior color is super rare, they made 10 wagons in this year in this color. You can get silly and break it down to interior color and options and make this 1 of 1 if it makes you feel even cooler :P

It's pretty loaded and has the touring package too. The owner of the dealership I contacted, his last name was NEUMANN spelled the same as me which is rare. I took it as a way to laugh and start negotiating. We agreed on super low money compared to what this thing books for.

I am beyond stoked. The leather is a bit tired. I have on hand Leatherique dye to restore it and a new lower seat cushion in the rear. I swore I wont tune it or put an intake on it...it's an automatic-who cares anyway.

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