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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old Nov 11th, 01, 06:00 AM Thread Starter
 
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by the end of the day I plan on spending 700 dollars on my car. I can buy a vortec head kit from scoggin dickey (my friend with gasket match the heads and manifold for free which will mean I'm turning 400 horses), or I can buy my other 2 TTII's and have matching rims and also new bumpers. what do ya'll think?
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post #2 of 35 (permalink) Old Nov 11th, 01, 06:11 AM
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If it's running good now, I'd go for the looks..A few more horses won't really make any difference when you're cruising.
Matching wheels are a good thing.

Can't run good if you don't look good!

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post #3 of 35 (permalink) Old Nov 11th, 01, 06:17 AM
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That's how we keep Ditching Joe, he's too slow. Go for the go fast.
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post #4 of 35 (permalink) Old Nov 11th, 01, 09:30 AM
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post #5 of 35 (permalink) Old Nov 11th, 01, 11:33 AM
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Tough question! Go fast no look good, my car looks good at ten feet away and especially around 50 mph.
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post #6 of 35 (permalink) Old Nov 11th, 01, 01:16 PM
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Yes Curtis, go for the Heads. BUT thinking about it, your recently painted car would look realy nice with those TTIIs. BUT what is looks without speed. BUT how fast will it look standing still without those wheels. BUT, BUT, BUT...
Forget it, it's your decision.

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post #7 of 35 (permalink) Old Nov 11th, 01, 01:21 PM
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f-the wheels....go fast

f-the wheels....go fast

f-the wheels....go fast

f-the wheels....go fast

f-the wheels....go fast

f-the wheels....go fast
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post #8 of 35 (permalink) Old Nov 11th, 01, 01:35 PM
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Look good now 24 - 7. Go fast later. You'll have fun more often getting complements for the looks than the occasional romp thru the gears wasting a Rustang.

Don't get me wrong, I'm all for going fast.

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post #9 of 35 (permalink) Old Nov 11th, 01, 01:44 PM
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GOOOOO FAAAAASTTTT First!!!!!!

Looks are optional!

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post #10 of 35 (permalink) Old Nov 11th, 01, 02:18 PM
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go fast remember the car in two lane black top
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post #11 of 35 (permalink) Old Nov 11th, 01, 02:23 PM
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Since I have seen your car and it has fresh paint I suggest the wheels first. If it were still in primer it might be a different story. And don't forget the seat belts!!

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post #12 of 35 (permalink) Old Nov 11th, 01, 03:10 PM
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i had the choice between a buddy doin a mint paint job or a 200hp shot of NOS....guess which one i choose....hint, im still drivin around in black primer

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post #13 of 35 (permalink) Old Nov 11th, 01, 04:33 PM
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The one thing about the wheel is when you get them ( and maybe new tires ) you know that you are done with those expenses ... In the go fast arena, you are hoping that the "new" parts will give you the results you are looking for ... if not, you'll probably spend more money and time tweaking and tuning and still maybe needing to buy something else ... If you are dead locked on $700 , go for the looks ... or else, make sure you have some flexability in your budget ... just my $.02 worth
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post #14 of 35 (permalink) Old Nov 11th, 01, 09:25 PM Thread Starter
 
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hmm, well since it is pretty important, I'll give the background. the car is pretty much put together exterior wise, three week paint, molding and everything else there, except for the back rims and front bumper. the engine already has a cam, and header, and ignition, and if I buy the heads, I'm also getting intake and a double pumper holley, and that setup is pretty much guaranteed as a 400 horse torquey build. so if I pick looks, then I'll be done with looks, and if I pick engine, than I'll be done with engine. for the time being that is. so with that in mind, what waits till after christmas (money after this goes to presents) and what gets done now?
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post #15 of 35 (permalink) Old Nov 12th, 01, 05:32 AM
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are the heads a one time deal or can you get them at that price any day??


when I ran dirt my motto was:

I might not be fast but I look good!

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