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JRYAN34
12-01-2007, 01:24 PM
I just got done with a covance study. If you are not familiar with that you are basically lab rat for fda approved prescription to see how you react. I ended up getting the dud pill 2 times and received a total of $4,700 in compensation. Looking to do some upgrades to my Black 2003 GA GT SC/T. I would like to stay close to the $4,700 price range for parts/labor. Here are the following things I was looking into........sc/t kit or body kit, new paint job, lambo doors, projector head lights, led tail lights, led spoiler, shaved door handles, rims/tires, loweing kit, intake. I am obveously not going to be able to get all of this for $4,700, but this is what I am currently looking into. Since, I do want to stay the #4,700 price range I would most like get the following in order:
1)Body Kit
2)Lambo Doors/ Shaved Doors
3) Paint Job
4)Head/Tails
5) LED Spoiler
6) Rims/Tires
7) Lowering Kit
8) Intake

WHAT WOULD YOU DO?

boost21
12-01-2007, 01:26 PM
5) LED Spoiler


WTF is a led spoiler?

Bryan
12-01-2007, 01:33 PM
^Probably some generic one on eBay.
With that amount a money I would lower it, get new wheels, get exhaust, maybe a CAI and call it a day.
I wouldn't spend all that money on the GA if I were you.

PhantomLover007
12-01-2007, 01:35 PM
Wow. Where do I sign up???

Couldn't be any worse than being a guinea pig for the military w/ all the differrent shots and meds they give us.

Anthrax... muahah hah hah hah...

boost21
12-01-2007, 01:35 PM
^Probably some generic one on eBay.
With that amount a money I would lower it, get new wheels, get exhaust, maybe a CAI and call it a day.
I wouldn't spend all that money on the GA if I were you.
Same probibly rims drop n exhaust
anything with bodywork and paint will add up quickly

notsoaveragej0e
12-01-2007, 01:38 PM
I'm with Bryan- Do some basic engine mods to get it sounding right, maybe an SC/T kit and rims, but nothing more...a good paint job would cost all of that 4700 if you want it done right, but you can get nice rims, SC/T kit and MAYBE shaved door handles for that price.

My best advice would be to put it all in a mutual fund or invest it otherwise instead, but thats just me :attention

Bryan
12-01-2007, 01:41 PM
Dude who makes wise financial choices anymore? Tha' shiz laame.

But really that's your best bet. Not sure how old you are but if you're in college or whatever, IMO it'd be dumb to blow all that on the car.

Panacea
12-01-2007, 01:44 PM
I'd say don't waste your money on the GA. You're going to put $4700 into your grand am, and the value of the car is going to be the same, if not less. Be smart and save your money.

silvergtjrad
12-01-2007, 02:01 PM
I'd say don't waste your money on the GA. You're going to put $4700 into your grand am, and the value of the car is going to be the same, if not less. Be smart and save your money.

I agree, but I wouldnt be able to contain myself entirely. Buy one thing you want, and wouldnt be able to afford otherwise, then put the rest away.

SSRacer
12-01-2007, 02:04 PM
Please don't put Lambo doors on it.

SikMindz
12-01-2007, 02:04 PM
Put it toward buying mine off me.

JRYAN34
12-01-2007, 02:16 PM
ya idk about lambo since it doesnt do anything really other than look cool for the 3 sec you open the doors, but i am still deciding on what to go with

JRYAN34
12-01-2007, 02:17 PM
it i got one thing I would go with the rims/tires

Bryan
12-01-2007, 02:28 PM
How old are you anyways?

AaronGTR
12-01-2007, 02:37 PM
Skip the body kit, paint job, lambo doors, and shaved door handles.


Get an exhaust and CAI, rims and tires, lower it, and headlights/tail lights if you really feel like it. Take anything you have left over and save it. That's my $.02

MrNooblet
12-01-2007, 02:41 PM
free cash = pay school loans FTW

nascarnate326
12-01-2007, 02:48 PM
I would take that money and buy a 4th Gen Camaro or TA. You could get a nice LT1 car for that kind of money. You would also get a little more respect....

JRYAN34
12-01-2007, 03:18 PM
camaro haha talk about a waste lol

ScathDeSolas
12-01-2007, 03:41 PM
Wow guys lol... Don't do a paintjob, its costly even when you do it yourself!
Lambo doors, just to strike attention, that's like a 1k or more on that...

Get rims tires lower it and intake. Get some nice headlights and tailights if you want from andysautosport.com lol That's my input.

ryanbgb22
12-01-2007, 03:42 PM
camaro haha talk about a waste lol

better idea than putting all your money into straight up r!cing your grand am econobox.


drop rims exhaust.....in that order.

ryanbgb22
12-01-2007, 03:53 PM
http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r281/ryanbgb22/lambodoorsgoods.jpg

Bryan
12-01-2007, 04:11 PM
lol Perfect picture for that.

iceman
12-01-2007, 06:09 PM
Moving to the right section.. next time you start yet another thread in the wrong section or on an old topic, you will lose the privilege to post here.

nascarnate326
12-01-2007, 06:55 PM
camaro haha talk about a waste lol

1. No matter what you do, your car will not get the respect a Camaro will.
2. Its very likely Grand Am's will NOT appreciate in value, unlike some Camaro's.
3. Ill smoke your car with my Cavalier, let alone the Camaro.

Doing rims, exhaust, CIA is one thing, but lambo doors? You will regret that in less then 5 years I bet. This site is turning into a crap hole. People have more money than brains.
end rant/

JRYAN34
12-01-2007, 06:58 PM
k buddy get a life mr camaro..........u might as well put the cavalier in the salvage yard cuz thats all its good for

drumking1721
12-01-2007, 06:59 PM
i would say,save it

nascarnate326
12-01-2007, 07:05 PM
k buddy get a life mr camaro..........u might as well put the cavalier in the salvage yard cuz thats all its good for

You wanted an opinion. I gave you just that. I'll let the other post whores deal with you.
If you regret it, I get to say I told you so first.

Ajaxus
12-01-2007, 08:38 PM
Wow. Where do I sign up???

Couldn't be any worse than being a guinea pig for the military w/ all the differrent shots and meds they give us.

Anthrax... muahah hah hah hah...

x2..i'll take pills for money :D

Irate
12-01-2007, 08:45 PM
Personally... I feel there are 4 distinct and special modifications you can make to your car to make it awesome and worth staring at with love and anticipation.

1) Boost: This will eat up most of your budget, but this one modification alone can turn a Kia into a pimp mobile that gets you excited. I cannot explain in words what some forced induction can do for your car... I remember picking up my GA after getting the RSM SC installed... the first time I spun the front tires at 25mph was an adrenaline rush.
2) Wheels: easily the most dramatic and simple modification that can drastically change the appearance and attitude of a car. Buy a used set of wheels/tires somewhere and save a bundle.
3) lowering springs: not only are they cheap, but they will make the car resemble a down-low sled and upgrade the lateral G's!
4) Headlights: this is probably the last on this list of 4 things... its a fun upgrade to do and just makes your car awesome to look at in the dark... makes for great high-quality pictures too...

edit: Oh, forgot to mention the lambo doors... they were "neat" on a honda civic back in 1994, but seriously dude... I think you'd be better off wasting you money on a plush veleur headliner and maybe a leopard-print exhaust tip.

PhantomLover007
12-01-2007, 08:55 PM
x2..i'll take pills for money :D

Did a search and found this site.

http://www.jalr.org/


I might have to check it out when I get home.


http://www.gilesbowkett.com/images/dire_straits_money_for_nothing.jpg


http://www.mtv.com/bands/h/huey_lewis_and_the_news/thumbnails/i_want_a_new_drug_281x211.jpg]

I want a new drug...

Irate
12-01-2007, 09:16 PM
^ god, just more crap uploaded to thise site...

PhantomLover007
12-02-2007, 04:28 PM
^ god, just more crap uploaded to thise site...

Wah? You want me to delete 'em???

WeibSunder
12-02-2007, 05:04 PM
#1: Camaro's and Mustangs are a rednecks "exotic" super car.

#2: Save your money, don't throw it away on your GA unless your going to do like Rob said and go SC or turbo.