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Discussion in '8th Gen' started by FriskyDingo, May 18, 2014.

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    FriskyDingo Well-Known Member

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    Just bought it off my little sister for $150 it needs some work but its worth fixing and will be replacing my 2000 focus, i have a thing for cheap cars.Its too shitty outside to get a decent pic at the moment but once it gets nice i'll take one, not that this thing is gonna win any beauty pageants.

    It's somewhat of a mini project to keep me busy when im not working and i want to get rid of the focus before the engine drops a valve seat and leaves me stranded.The sohc's are known for this!
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    Welcome to the forum! Pics when you can obviously lol.
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    $150 ?! pics niiiiaaaoooooo
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    Still raining here pics if it ever clears up, it needs a few things i would have bought it sooner but my sister made it sound like the car was fucked and i didnt bother taking a closer look.You know kids when they want a different car lol
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    That's less than a tan of gas for my truck lol
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    Might be able to snap a pic later on today, its 4:40am now im only awake because i work nights.Anyways some more info on the car its a CE with an auto,pwr locks,a/c,tach cluster,viper remote start,248,xxx kms.It needs a rear strut (replacing both),upper engine mount,doughnut gasket,balancer seal (also known as crank seal?) the whole side of the engine is covered in oil and a hole in the rocker panel fixed.It was owned by an elderly couple that took good care of it before my sister bought it.

    I can do all this for around $400CAD, This is factoring in possible brake work from it sitting all winter but we'll see if it really needs them.
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    Well its just overcast today so i snapped a few pics:
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    Nice! Looks like you live in a nice scenic area too, probably with some nice twisty roads
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    Very twisty! google cape breton island its beautiful!
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    Oh wow! Sounds like you need a set of coilovers lol
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    I cant see me putting a ton of money into mods, maybe a strut bar.
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    Well then don't waste your money on useless mods like strut bars lol

    Get some s-tech springs instead, those are cheap enough and will help the car look and handle a lot better!
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    I have no interest in lowering the car, with the way the roads are around here it would be a bad idea.And an adjustable strut bar will stiffen up the car a bit and limit chassis flex, im not saying its a replacement for a proper performance suspension but it does have minor benefit.

    I plan on adding a drop in filter and some rims, i like tasteful mods and not flashy stuff or parts where the performance gain doesnt justify the cost.As for performance i was thinking a zex wet nitrous kit and porting the stock shorty header.I wish i had kept the zex kit i bought a few years ago, got it for a good price.

    Im not into aftermarket intakes since the piping is usually overkill for a small engine or loud exhausts especially where i have an auto and it will drone like a bitch.I may not be well received here lol i also hate negative camber, stretched/poked wheels, or any of that useless 'look at me' stuff.

    Right now i will be just concentrating on repairing the problems the car has and making sure its reliable before i go modding it.
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    Well the stock air filter does fine, just make sure it's clean. Anything else other than a whole intake system would be a waste "where the performance doesn't justify the cost". Same with a strut bar, those are 100% useless. And if your roads are good enough for nitrous, they are good enough for stiffer suspension lol. If you want to "stiffen up the car a bit and limit chassis flex", then springs, coils, and sway bars are the only ways to increase suspension performance and justify the cost. Sounds like you've got your head around what you want to do, so have at it!!
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    $150 for a 2000 corolla, nice and probably bargain of the century, welcome onboard mate !


    overall condition of the car is pretty good mate, interior looks good too
    some alloys will make it looks like a good beautiful daily car, perfect for all year driving lol
    I suggest Corolla S/ Celica 3 spoke steering wheel as well, it will make the car look more sporty and young.\
    cant wait to see the finished product !

    p.s: your attitude toward mods are very similar to me lol
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    Thanks I've owned many cars and wasted lots of money only to be disappointed in the end.I like your car its very subtle which is the look I will be going for.
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    thats true man, i understand that too. thanks for your compliment too, i always appreciate people who like my car ! especially it isnt really that shine like a diamond like a lot of great cars around!

    If u need replacement shock, i suggest KYB though, works great and not too expensive, little bit stiffer than OEM. ( I am using that on my car)

    yeah, if u need help about these car, i am gladly to help .
    You have grey interior to begin as well, which is great ( at least better than beige lol)

    p.s: these car pretty much have no problem lol seriously

    p.p.s: U live nova Scotia? nice place, i thought is PEI at first lol
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    Thanks again Yinster, I would go with KYBs all around if i had the money but im getting 2 fully loaded rear struts for $155 CAD+tax incl free shipping.You are correct that i live in nova scotia its a beautiful place :)
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    great man, cant wait to see when u start fixing her up
    price isnt bad for strunts too

    i know man, i had only been to BC and toronto ( both place have my childhood mate living there) before, if i have chance, gotta visit there lol
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    Found a new dayco belt and rear brake shoes in the trunk along with 4 hubcaps :D
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    nice man, saved u a few bucks lol
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    Wait you never opened your trunk before?? lol
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    I knew the shoes were there but not the rest I haven't really touched the car since I don't have any parts to put on it and I work night shift usually 5pm-3am I wakeup around 1pm I don't have much time to waste and im on call so i dont have a schedule. I'm going to college for welding in Sept though so this shitty job will be worth it.
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    good luck man... whats your about man?
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    Not sure what you mean are you asking what my job is?
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    yeah lol, my keyboard and browser being stupid, i am sorry lol.

    Are you driving the rolla for daily anyway, or still the focus?
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    Don't look at my car then
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    I work on a cleaning crew at a fish processing plant.I'm still driving the focus hopefully until december when the safety inspection is up then im parting it out.
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    I will look at it as a reminder of what not to do:troll:
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    I see what you did there
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