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    Default what mods for a daily driver?

    I'm not looking for pulley drops and stuff like that. Mainly just stuff to improve upon the shortcomings, and nothing that's not reversible. Besides getting a PLOG and making a fender well intake and Ubend delete, what else? If I get a PLOG I may get the underhood exhaust components ceramic coated to keep heat in and to keep the engine bay looking nice.
    87 buick gn-fmic, 3200 stall, meth injection, gt35r/76ptrim at 24psi, 204/214 cam, 60lb injectors (at 95%dc)
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    Why waste money on ceramic coating when u could use that money for so much better stuff. Yes ceramic coating will look good but there's so much more

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    Default Re: what mods for a daily driver?

    What year is your ride and how much are you planning to spend? By the time you buy a PLOG and remove the U-bend, you are very close in price to a set of SpeedDaddy headers, especially if you can find a used set.

    Check out this thread on modding:
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    Yeah I've read that. I've also read a lot of the headers end up with leaks. This car has 7000miles on it. Don't think it would be cool to have exhaust ticks on the car.

    I don't think ceramic coating is a waste. DId it on my GN and underhood temps are a lot cooler.
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    what year is your car
    dhp tune, sd lip, shiny stuffs, retros, gen 2 spoiler, gpo's, pregens
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    What are you driving?
    98 GTP modded 1.9's, sd headers, 3.4", zzp 1.0 230K miles scrapped.
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    Quote Originally Posted by usetaboost View Post
    Yeah I've read that. I've also read a lot of the headers end up with leaks. This car has 7000miles on it. Don't think it would be cool to have exhaust ticks on the car.

    I don't think ceramic coating is a waste. DId it on my GN and underhood temps are a lot cooler.
    Didn't say it was a waste...just saying from all the time I've been on this site there's better ways yo help car other than that lol. And 7,000 miles!!!!! SAY WHATTTTTT!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by marines542 View Post
    Didn't say it was a waste...just saying from all the time I've been on this site there's better ways yo help car other than that lol.
    And year model?? And 7,000 miles!!!!! SAY WHATTTTTT!!!!

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    Default Re: what mods for a daily driver?

    it's a 2000 gtp. If you guys have other suggestions I'm open. but like I said I need good reliable mods. I don't want to go into the engine and I don't want to affect mpg. Definitely don't want to do anything that isn't reversible. When I get the car paid off I'll be more open to dropping some coin on mods, but until then I just want to upgrade reliability and fix the shortcomings from the factory. I'm already going to order a walbro pump and hotwire kit. The original pump was crap when I went to pick up the car and it currently has a used pump from a rollover, so I'm going to replace it with a more reliable setup.
    87 buick gn-fmic, 3200 stall, meth injection, gt35r/76ptrim at 24psi, 204/214 cam, 60lb injectors (at 95%dc)
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    1.9 rockers would be at the top of my list.
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    7k miles or 70k miles
    dhp tune, sd lip, shiny stuffs, retros, gen 2 spoiler, gpo's, pregens
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    Default Re: what mods for a daily driver?

    7k, really
    87 buick gn-fmic, 3200 stall, meth injection, gt35r/76ptrim at 24psi, 204/214 cam, 60lb injectors (at 95%dc)
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    man i thought i had low miles at 34k
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    How did u manage to find a 2000 with only 7k?

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    Default Re: what mods for a daily driver?

    Quote Originally Posted by usetaboost View Post
    it's a 2000 gtp. If you guys have other suggestions I'm open. but like I said I need good reliable mods. I don't want to go into the engine and I don't want to affect mpg. Definitely don't want to do anything that isn't reversible. When I get the car paid off I'll be more open to dropping some coin on mods, but until then I just want to upgrade reliability and fix the shortcomings from the factory. I'm already going to order a walbro pump and hotwire kit. The original pump was crap when I went to pick up the car and it currently has a used pump from a rollover, so I'm going to replace it with a more reliable setup.
    Those things aren't reliable though. Vendors claim its install errors.

    AC Delco pumps are.

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    My buddy works at a small dealership in kansas. A guy brought it in to trade. He wanted 15k for it. I don't know what the dealership gave him on trade but I paid 10k. Anything that is still nice around here and has under 100k on it goes for 6-7. I sold our old grand am for 1500 bucks so I think it evened itself out.

    I really dont feel like dropping 250+ when all I need is a pump. What about those 70 dollar ones the wbody store sells? Are those any good?
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    Default Re: what mods for a daily driver?

    Just get a stock replacement pump. The $70 WBS pumps are decent.

    As for the rest of the car, just leave it alone. Once you start modifying it, you will have to keep fixing it when those parts fail.

    I would just go with regular maintence. Thermostat, plugs, and wires.

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    With only 7k miles I'd do maintenance stuff before any mods. Change oil and trans fluid. Look it over for leaking.
    98 GTP modded 1.9's, sd headers, 3.4", zzp 1.0 230K miles scrapped.
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    oil will be changed this weekend. Everything looks good on it. Recall gasket has been done also.
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    7k worries me more than 207k
    98 GTP modded 1.9's, sd headers, 3.4", zzp 1.0 230K miles scrapped.
    04 Comp G zzp stb's, UMI ta's, Speedbuilt sways, bully flo heads, XP, zzp headers, fsic, thrasher shift kit, 60#, 2.6" corsa 2.5", Inferno hood
    01 gt z7 turbo tep trans zzp motor

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