Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: roanoke, virginia
I think it would be cool if a magazine built a powerful street strip machine using any/all available ebay stuff! turbos, blowoffs, headers, wastegates, intercoolers, aftercoolers, you name it. list all of the install headaches, initial problems, quality issues, etc... tune, dyno, and run the car. Utilize the car in a daily driver scenario for a year or so documenting any/all issues encountered, and give a comprehensive analysis at the end for everyone to make their decisions on. the Chinese seem to be making leaps and bounds being able to use advanced cad/cam engineering to closely duplicate high end components (albeit out of inferior materials but still). It would be interesting to see just how inexpensively you could build a car. I know the merits of buying the absolute best parts, number one for longevity, but half the time longevity don't mean squat as my combo changes so often, and I usually sell my "brand new condition" high dollar parts for pennies on the dollar. If I knew I could get the Ebay stuff to work long enough till my combo changes again, I would simply throw my "brand new condition" cheapo parts back on ebay and do something else. Something to ponder anyway..... Going for another beer now guys I'm done babbling.... LOL...