Well...after owning/driving my AllTrac for 3 months I've decided to finally start doing small things to the car to make it a bit faster. I want to keep it fairly reliable as well as drivable in everyday traffic so I won't be going nuts as far as power mods are concerned.
I recently purchased a Street Brawler T3/T4(46trim) turbo kit, ACT 6-puck clutch, and a Blitz DSBC Spec R boost controller. I don't plan on installing the clutch until after I blow through my current stock clutch(which was just replaced by the previous owner in August of 2006). I will take a few pics of the goodies once they arrive.
As far as handling is concerned I also purchased the TEIN SS coilovers and within the next day or so I'll have made up my mind on which wheels/tires to purchase as my summer setup. It's currently between the Team Dynamics Pro Race 1.2 Custom 17x9" wheels in Anthracite, or a much cheaper setup(I'm thinking the Sport Edition KM11's...I know they're cheap but they look half-decent on the car and won't kill the wallet).
After I get the turbo installed I'll be having a custom 2.5" or 3" mandrel-bent exhaust fabricated for me(no cats). Considering the downpipe from the KO Street Brawler kit is 3" I'll probably go with a 3" system. I don't plan on running crazy boost levels and I'm thinking I'll probably cap it around 13psi(0.9bar) unless I hear from enough people that I can reliably run more boost on a stock engine.
Future plans for the car will be, as I've mentioned in other posts, window tint, replace all the speakers in the car with newer/better ones(I plan on keeping the stock stereo as I would like most of the car to remain stock looking), new alarm system(current one is ancient and crap), and finally redo the leather seats. I was toying with the idea of swapping out the current top mount a/a intercooler for the ST185RC top mount a/w setup but decided it's too much work for me at this point considering I won't be boosting at crazy psi levels.
Hopefully this will add a bit more get-up-and-go to the car so my wife won't leave me behind in the Hyundai. Believe it or not that Hyundai has some decent balls for a family hauler. I think I recall a Car and Driver article saying some guy got caught in the states doing 147mph in one. I bet you I can go a bit faster because the baby-seat I have in the back is rumored to add 50hp.
HAHA. Anyways any thoughts or comments on my plans for the car are welcome. Hopefully I should get the whole thing finished by July/August of this year. After she's all done I'll just enjoy driving the car and keep money saved up for if things bugger up.
Last edited by TheNubkins
on Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:07 am, edited 4 times in total.