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Cheapost mods, both worth doing and 'absolutely not'

Postby Ronan.Butler11 » Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:17 am

Sup boooiis, got wifi overseas so yo boy is back

Seeng as i wont see my baby for another few weeks i need some car info for into my viens

Cheapest mod you have done, both worth and not worth

Mine : Worth - LED interior lighs
Not Worth - Crappy LED reverse lights, all i could see was purple, swapped them out for proper $10 reflector led reverse lights
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De-Res Then a 2.5" Dual Exit X-Force Axle back Exhaust
18" King Rims
Ralliart Snorkel
LED No. Plate lights and interior
*insert further useless modifications to make it seem like i'm good at this*

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Re: Cheapost mods, both worth doing and 'absolutely not'

Postby bumblebee » Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:01 am

Worth it - super bright led interior lights
Worth it - led reverse lights
Worth it - extractors in exhaust heat wrap
Worth it - wrapping radiator hoses in exhaust wrap
Worth it - wrapping snorkel and air box and intake in gokd heat reflection tape
Worth it - led light bar
Worth it - tow bar
Worth it - kenwood 9017dabs and alpine pdx-f6 and fusion 12 inch sub and jaycar responce 6.5 inch kevlar 2 way speakers
Worth it - custom made seat cover's
Worth it - orm lancer floor mats
Worth it - lancer door sill covers
Worth it - ASX colour instrument cluster
Worth it - UHF radio
Worth it - 3 x 12v power sockets in boot
Worth it - 2 x led strips 1 meter long in boot so you can see something at night
Worth it - k&n air cleaner
Worth it - ECU tune by Merlin
Worth it - dimple and slotted rotors on front
Worth it - reverse camera
Worth it - sound deadening as spray on under vehicle as well as interior deading with stage one sound deadening
Worth it - Aranda tow baw ecu wiring harness
Worth it - 9W led parking lights. Means i can turn my car round in street late at night with low beam off and not annoy neighbours

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Re: Cheapost mods, both worth doing and 'absolutely not'

Postby aspir3 » Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:49 am

I wouldn't consider replacing interior lights to led a mod.

The best cheapest mod is using Velcro tabs to mount the front number plate centrally on the front bar. It also protects the paint as the metal plate doesn't touch the paint and also makes the car easier to clean and gives the front end a clean look as no screws.
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Re: Cheapost mods, both worth doing and 'absolutely not'

Postby Lancer1993 » Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:33 pm

I got some stainless allen key screws for my number plates, look way better than the stock screws.
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Re: Cheapost mods, both worth doing and 'absolutely not'

Postby Mooman » Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:27 pm

None of my mods are really 'worth it' (in a dollars vs end result), but enjoyable to figure out and do.

I'd say dependent on model year/trim best non cosmetic/convenience mods you can do for any lower spec car built MY12 or later are:

Rear sway bar install, reduces oversteer and improves handling feel to make car equal to older models.
4B12 exhaust manifold for 4B11 engines especially those with CVT.

Those 2 mods will have best impact and change the way the car feels in turns and under acceleration, best of all if you can find a wrecked VRX it's easy to source them and a few other useful upgrades.

But for any car without a doubt the best and probably first mod you can/should do is get a new set of performance tyres, this will add improved road holding, braking, acceleration, wet weather ability and just overall confidence in your car plus is a great place to understand where your car is lacking and what future mods could be.

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Re: Cheapost mods, both worth doing and 'absolutely not'

Postby bumblebee » Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:57 pm

Absolutely
So worth it doing the rear swaybar install
That and dropping in the front strut brace made quite a significant change to the car

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Re: Cheapost mods, both worth doing and 'absolutely not'

Postby Lancer1993 » Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:59 pm

I've upgraded my fuel system :)
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Re: Cheapost mods, both worth doing and 'absolutely not'

Postby ReeceCozaa » Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:04 pm

I may add a 200 CEL will dramatically change flow on the exhaust, changing from stock to high flow then to stock was a dramatic difference, huge strictions on the stock car, also I like your sticker lancer1993 bahaha
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Re: Cheapost mods, both worth doing and 'absolutely not'

Postby Lancer1993 » Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:04 am

Keep the greenies happy with recycling!
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Re: Cheapost mods, both worth doing and 'absolutely not'

Postby Ronan.Butler11 » Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:20 pm

Been looking at headers and 200 cell cat when i have a few more funds available, was looking at the led bar behind the front bar for stealth as said in another topic,

Also all i can think about with the dinosaurs is that add with alf from home and away "DONT CUT THE DINOSAUR DADDY"
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Modifications:
De-Res Then a 2.5" Dual Exit X-Force Axle back Exhaust
18" King Rims
Ralliart Snorkel
LED No. Plate lights and interior
*insert further useless modifications to make it seem like i'm good at this*

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Re: Cheapost mods, both worth doing and 'absolutely not'

Postby Lancer1993 » Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:25 pm

This decal is a little more helpful...
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Re: Cheapost mods, both worth doing and 'absolutely not'

Postby Lancer1993 » Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:29 pm

Forgot to ask, is this the air filter recommended for those with a Ralliart snorkel?
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/PERFORMANCE ... 1438.l2649

I've got a service tomorrow and the air filter is likely to be changed unless I tell them I'm getting a filter myself.

Also is $69.50 a good price?
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Re: Cheapost mods, both worth doing and 'absolutely not'

Postby bumblebee » Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:28 am

$70 isnt too bad. You can get k&n for about that usually at supercheapauto. I got my k&n on special earlier this year from SCA for about $50

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Re: Cheapost mods, both worth doing and 'absolutely not'

Postby ReeceCozaa » Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:26 am

Apparently TOG or cosworth panel filters are better then k&N well atleast for a Merlin tune, I swapped mine for a cosworth not long ago
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Re: Cheapost mods, both worth doing and 'absolutely not'

Postby Lancer1993 » Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:50 pm

Thanks, just ordered the TOG, should be here early next week!

Just got back from my service, bit less than expected with out them doing the air filter.
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