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I think I need a weekend fun car

By Completist

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#201 3 months ago
Quoted from Strummy:

Side exit in my opinion. Rear looks like a wheel barrow

Thanks for the input. I was leaning towards a side exit (but behind the rear tires, not in front). I was thinking of having two pipes; one on either side) vs the single side exit with dual tips. The single side exit is an easier install but its not that difficult to add a new hanger on the left side i don’t think.

Something like this, but with black chrome tips. This is very similar to my truck though that camera angle makes it look like a long box. I have the crew/short box. Just a wasn’t sure about dirt/gravel damaging them being right behind the wheels.
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#202 3 months ago
Quoted from Nhpolarbear:

This is my slow lane classic. 56 hp. It’s a fun throw back. 1949. Most have never seen and can’t identify it.
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It kinda looks like a Jeepster.

#203 3 months ago
Quoted from Completist:

Thanks for the input. I was leaning towards a side exit (but behind the rear tires, not in front). I was thinking of having two pipes; one on either side) vs the single side exit with dual tips. The single side exit is an easier install but its not that difficult to add a new hanger on the left side i don’t think.
Something like this, but with black chrome tips. This is very similar to my truck though that camera angle makes it look like a long box. I have the crew/short box. Just a wasn’t sure about dirt/gravel damaging them being right behind the wheels.
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Exactly. That's what my old truck had. Except mine had stainless tips which could be easily cleaned with 0000 steel wool.

I actually have a 17 midnight edition like the one pictured. I did the cold air intake but not the exhaust. I am on the fence with the exhaust since the Hellcat is so obnoxious. I'm not sure if I want 2 obnoxios vehicles. The coldair intake does give it a throaty sound

#204 3 months ago
Quoted from Strummy:

Exactly. That's what my old truck had. Except mine had stainless tips which could be easily cleaned with 0000 steel wool.
I actually have a 17 midnight edition like the one pictured. I did the cold air intake but not the exhaust. I am on the fence with the exhaust since the Hellcat is so obnoxious. I'm not sure if I want 2 obnoxios vehicles. The coldair intake does give it a throaty sound

Borla had three levels of sound. Touring (similar to stock so imo not worth the upgrade), S-type and the ATAK which is the loudest. I think i’ll have to go middle ground since the wife drives it also. But to your point i wanna see how the cold air intake affects it first.

That pic also has aftermarket LED taillights. I want to do that but not sure its worth the 400 or whatever on top of everything else im doing. Next thing i’ll convince myself i need a leveling kit haha. I could easily spend 2-3k on truck parts which could also go to car budget lol.

#205 3 months ago

20210523_162929 (resized).jpg4th generation Camaros are plentiful, inexpensive and fun. This is my 95 Z28 with the LT1 engine. Has a Flowmaster exhaust that sounds great especially with the top down. I can pass people when I want, go fast when I want, and stop as I need too. I wanted a Vette, but this was too good of a deal to pass up.20201009_211017 (resized).jpg

#207 3 months ago
Quoted from Completist:But to your point i wanna see how the cold air intake affects it first.

With the cold air intake alone I only get the throaty sound when I get on it. I went with an afe.

#208 3 months ago

A couple that I didn’t see mentioned, that are generally overlooked, in your price range and fun all around.

Mitsubishi 3000GT VR4 (spyder or coupe)
Decent handling and pretty quick.

Mazda RX8 (2009-up only, lower rear gear ratio, for better acceleration) very good handling car, but very low torque and you need to understand a rotary motor so you don’t foul it up.

Infinity G35 coupe gen3 (2002-2007) not fast (could be modified) but nice ride, 4 seats and handled ok.

Already mentioned, but always cool is a gen 2 or gen 3 Camaro or firebird.

To many awesome muscle cars to mention from 1964-1971 too, but generally not great handling and not super comfy. (I’ve owned and restored several).

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(These are not my cars, just pictures from the web, although between my brother and I we have owned all of these)

#209 3 months ago

25k will also get you into a 03 or 04 Cobra. Those cars can be made even faster than they are stock for a small amount.

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#210 3 months ago

I have my modded 2010 Lexus IS350 for trade for/towards a pin/pins/cash.

Last year I traded our 2007 Mustang GT convertible for a Monster Bash LE + cash. Just seeing if I can drum up any trades while I also currently have it listed for sale online.

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Sold

#211 3 months ago

Anyone have a ten year old (give or take a few years) Porsche Cayman that they would want to trade for some pins? If so view my collection let me know what you want maybe we could work something out? I have zero interest in an automatic, so please do not contact me if that’s what you have for trade.

#212 3 months ago
Quoted from NPO:

We both know that Hoovies Garage was an EXTREME example of a bad DeLorean. Let's not paint the car in a bad image based on that one, singular example. I will agree that they are finicky at first, but they are not horrible cars by any stretch, especially considering they were the charter car of the DeLorean Motor Company.
Any car from the 80s is going to be troublesome as some are nearly 40 years old now. ANY 40 year old car is going to be hit and miss.
You dont buy a DeLorean for speed, that is for sure. You buy it cause it is a DeLorean and you are ready to steal ANY car show or cruise in you go to. If you want an attention getter or a conversation starter, the DeLorean decimates ALL competition. It is easily the most popular car that no one knows nothing about.
And if you want to fix the power problem, do an engine swap like I did.

Engine swap would be the only way to go. The PRV engine in DeLoreans are Horrible. I've worked on a lot of them. What did you swap in?

#213 3 months ago

I always wanted one of these.

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#214 3 months ago
Quoted from gliebig:

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The clown shoe, fun car.

#215 3 months ago
Quoted from Completist:

So to scratch the itch while i figure this car thing out i think i am going to mod out my Z71 a touch. New cold air intake arrived, now just trying to decide which style exhaust i wanna install. Black chrome tips for sure, i like the Borla ones with the ATAK or S-Type. I just can’t make up my mind which exit style i like the most. I think too much haha.

Twin turbos and a remap would be awesome. Tons of sleepers use the LS motor from old trucks. Probably cost less than a new stern and can add a massive amount of HP.

#216 3 months ago

Here's mine -- love it, and probably the most economical of all "super cars". You could easily use for a daily driver, but I enjoy having as my fun side car.

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#217 3 months ago
Quoted from trilogybeer:

Anyone have a ten year old (give or take a few years) Porsche Cayman that they would want to trade for some pins? If so view my collection let me know what you want maybe we could work something out? I have zero interest in an automatic, so please do not contact me if that’s what you have for trade.

Surely you know this already, but try to get 2009 or newer to avoid IMS issues if possible.

I'm in the same boat trying to help my dad find a 911, likely a 996, 997 or 991.1. I think he'd be open to either a manual or PDK (but not a Tiptronic) if anyone has a lead.

#218 3 months ago
Quoted from jayhawkai:

Surely you know this already, but try to get 2009 or newer to avoid IMS issues if possible.
I'm in the same boat trying to help my dad find a 911, likely a 996, 997 or 991.1. I think he'd be open to either a manual or PDK (but not a Tiptronic) if anyone has a lead.

Yeah I’m ideally looking for something ten years old. I would not be opposed to owning something older if the price was right, but would rather spend a bit more and just enjoy it. I can fix but I’ve got too many projects already ( pinball) .I have decided I don’t need a project car. Although if someone had 1976 911 in need of a restore I’d consider it. My year of birth car would be cool.

#219 3 months ago

Sorry no pic because I can't do that driving, but I saw a pristine Mitsubishi 3000 in red driving home last Friday. Japanese sports cars from the 90's were so cool.

#220 3 months ago

I haven't read all the posts but I can imagine that my pick will be a bit "out there". For a while I've been wanting a Ford Model A. Not modified but original. Been watching videos on them and their simplicity and styling has me interested. Don't have room to store one so it'll just have to stay at the watching videos stage.

#221 3 months ago
Quoted from RyanStl:

Sorry no pic because I can't do that driving, but I saw a pristine Mitsubishi 3000 in red driving home last Friday. Japanese sports cars from the 90's were so cool.

My '91
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#222 3 months ago
Quoted from gliebig:

My '91
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That and Toyota Supra turbos of that era are stealth super cars. Dad was a Toyota mechanic. A nitrous turbo Supra with some other mods to drivetrain, suspension and brakes did 180+ on the highways of central KS.

#223 88 days ago

So I’ve determined that to get into what i really want the budget is shite. I’ll need to improve that 25k of mine for sure. It was prob a decent budget a year ago but today things are just silly. I thought pinball was bad. I may choose to lighten up in the game room to accomplish this lol.

I’m not going to turn this into a used car price bitch thread though. That’s not going to change the market.

Leaning towards American muscle. C6 Vette, prefer the wide body. Though i still like the popup headlights of the C5 and that wouldn’t be a budget killer

Or stretch it out and get the Gen 2 Viper which i have always liked, though it has a much greater chance of killing me haha. I do prefer the GTS over the roadsters but the wife did want a convertible. Removable hardtop is close enough right?

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#224 88 days ago
Quoted from Completist:

So I’ve determined that to get into what i really want the budget is shite. I’ll need to improve that 25k of mine for sure. It was prob a decent budget a year ago but today things are just silly. I thought pinball was bad. I may choose to lighten up in the game room to accomplish this lol.
I’m not going to turn this into a used car price bitch thread though. That’s not going to change the market.
Leaning towards American muscle. C6 Vette, prefer the wide body. Though i still like the popup headlights of the C5 and that wouldn’t be a budget killer
Or stretch it out and get the Gen 2 Viper which i have always liked, though it has a much greater chance of killing me haha. I do prefer the GTS over the roadsters but the wife did want a convertible. Removable hardtop is close enough right?
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You can find a c5 zo6 for around 25k no problem. Aim for 2003 or 2004. They are fast and handle well.

Viper you better know how to drive. With no nanny systems they tend to get people in over their head quick.

#225 88 days ago
Quoted from Completist:

So I’ve determined that to get into what i really want the budget is shite. I’ll need to improve that 25k of mine for sure. It was prob a decent budget a year ago but today things are just silly. I thought pinball was bad. I may choose to lighten up in the game room to accomplish this lol.
I’m not going to turn this into a used car price bitch thread though. That’s not going to change the market.
Leaning towards American muscle. C6 Vette, prefer the wide body. Though i still like the popup headlights of the C5 and that wouldn’t be a budget killer
Or stretch it out and get the Gen 2 Viper which i have always liked, though it has a much greater chance of killing me haha. I do prefer the GTS over the roadsters but the wife did want a convertible. Removable hardtop is close enough right?
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To get the current market prices, go the the Barrett-Jackson dot com site, register and look at the hammer prices from the Las Vegas event just held. I attended it in the new West Hall of the LVCC. Several Corvettes there, including C5's and C6's. I only recall one Viper on the floor. It was newer based on the exhaust pipe covering. An amazing event.

#226 88 days ago

Don’t get a C6 Z if your budget conches

I just spent a good amount for a low miles example and first day on the road course the motor let go. Looks like I’ll be putting 20k into it to get it back to where i want it.

Those LS7s are flawed if you drive them hard.

#227 86 days ago
Quoted from gliebig:

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Clown shoe! I've only seen a few up close in person. Cool cars.

#228 81 days ago

Did you make a decision yet?

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#229 81 days ago

You guys don't know what fun is until you match doors with all American Junkyard...From behind you may notice its even missing a taillight, (*Jennifer laughs*)...It does usually have dual pipes, just blew one of them off last weekend.

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#230 81 days ago

a friend of mine has a Viper he paid $30K for... it gets the attention like it's a $200K car!! If you want something cheap that really gets the looks/attention, this one is hard to beat for the money. Although prices are probably up on them right now so $30K may be difficult... but still they are a relative bargain I bet!

#231 81 days ago
Quoted from Khabbi:

a friend of mine has a Viper he paid $30K for... it gets the attention like it's a $200K car!! If you want something cheap that really gets the looks/attention, this one is hard to beat for the money. Although prices are probably up on them right now so $30K may be difficult... but still they are a relative bargain I bet!

10 years ago gen 2 and gen 3 vipers were 25-35grand

And those prices were still close 5 years ago. Unfortunately they have increased 70-100% since 2015

I’ve had a handful in the past super fun cars i don’t know if their worth the current valuation though. Although their limited corvette makes more vets in a year then vipers entire production since 92.

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#232 54 days ago

Well since this thread got me thinking that I also kind of wanted a “weekend fun car”. Turns out that my wife also kind of wanted a weekend fun car, so I thought I’d share here that I sold a few games and got one. I am going to have to sell a few more games but I picked up a 2007 Porsche Cayman S. A little older than I wanted but the price was at the bottom of what I was looking to spend, so that was a plus. Any issues do not worry me, I worked on cars full time for nearly 18 years. First time my wife drove it she was shifting at around 3000 rpm. After driving it for a while and she seemed comfortable with the car we pulled up to a stop sign and I said “this time give it some gas and don’t shift until it hits 6000 rpms” She did and when she just got into third I tell her “ok you’re already 10 over the speed limit (55)” She slowed down and said “wow that’s awesome!”. I’m pretty sure she is going to drive it more than me.

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#233 54 days ago
Quoted from trilogybeer:

Well since this thread got me thinking that I also kind of wanted a “weekend fun car”. Turns out that my wife also kind of wanted a weekend fun car, so I thought I’d share here that I sold a few games and got one. I am going to have to sell a few more games but I picked up a 2007 Porsche Cayman S. A little older than I wanted but the price was at the bottom of what I was looking to spend, so that was a plus. Any issues do not worry me, I worked on cars full time for nearly 18 years. First time my wife drove it she was shifting at around 3000 rpm. After driving it for a while and she seemed comfortable with the car we pulled up to a stop sign and I said “this time give it some gas and don’t shift until it hits 6000 rpms” She did and when she just got into third I tell her “ok you’re already 10 over the speed limit (55)” She slowed down and said “wow that’s awesome!”. I’m pretty sure she is going to drive it more than me.
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Cayman is a great car, bit tough to work on with access so limited, but a lot of fun to drive. Here’s mine, owned since 2009. Bought with 100k miles, now has 108k miles. Don’t drive it much these days given time constraints, but when I do it ALWAYS puts a smile on my face. It’s just a raw sports car., no power steering or abs, excellent handling. It was the car to have in 1986, super car of that era. They were really affordable when I bought it, but like pinball, prices have surged. It hasn’t needed much other than basic maintenance. I did the brakes, replaced the shocks and struts, replaced an oil line and some other odds an ends. Every now and then I think of selling, but then my wife and kids walk me back. It’s on historic plates so it’s really cheap to insure, like $200 a year, and I have space for it, so I keep it.

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#234 5 days ago

I have a '19 miata. Very fun and very affordable. If I didn't have that I'd seriously look into the new Nissan Z. That car is looking absolutely beautiful. I used to have the 370 and loved it.

#235 4 days ago

I bought this Honda ACTY ATTACK last month for shits & giggles....I have to tell you--this is one helluva fun vehicle! Every_Friggen_Time I stop at a gas station, Lowes, etc someone always comes over to ask about it!. Bonus: It's a awesome pin hauler !!

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#236 4 days ago
Quoted from CubeSnake:

I bought this Honda ACTY ATTACK last month for shits & giggles....
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Have a 4x4 Suzuki carry with dump bed for about 10 yrs now. Little truck is awesome. Can run it through the woods like a quad get to places old toyota 4x4 cant access. Have had wood stacked up over the cab and made it out no problem.

#237 4 days ago
Quoted from Mtkst19:

Have a 4x4 Suzuki carry with dump bed for about 10 yrs now. Little truck is awesome. Can run it through the woods like a quad get to places old toyota 4x4 cant access. Have had wood stacked up over the cab and made it out no problem.

I was actually going to go with the Suzuki at first until the Honda came along and it was in my same town PLUS it was already registered which made a big difference. How is getting parts for your Suzuki?

#238 4 days ago

We got my wife an 88 Nissan Pulsar. It’s currently getting a body job and paint. Hoping to have it done for the end of the month so we can drive it once of twice before the snow starts

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#239 3 days ago
Quoted from CubeSnake:

I was actually going to go with the Suzuki at first until the Honda came along and it was in my same town PLUS it was already registered which made a big difference. How is getting parts for your Suzuki?

So far no real issue. I work on import cars for a living. So pretty much adapt and overcome. When I did need to order parts found ebay canada the go to.

Friend has a Mitsubishi version. Fuel pump is a points style pump like on old british cars. His pump died and I rigged aftermarket pump in. Replacement was way to high priced to justify.

Ours are not street legalized although imagine we could now due to age. We more or less use them as quads in the woods.

#240 2 days ago

I just bought a 2001 4x4 F150 5.4L Sport Package with just 89000 miles on it. I wanted a 4x4 forever, and i was lucky to find one for less than the cost of a NIB pinball game. that gave me some perspective; honestly I've enjoyed it more in the past few weeks than several of my pinball games.

It's a keeper; to hell with the gas mileage LOL. Life's too short to worry about spending 30 bucks on gas in a weekend, especially when you're spending $2-10k per year on pinball games

#241 1 day ago

I went to the OC NJ muscle car show over the weekend and decided I might need a muscle car in my life. Anybody with something like a 68-70 Chevelle SS396 for sale/trade? Looking for a solid running car. Need not be show car condition. Definitely needs to be a manual transmission!

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