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  1. Dusten

    Dusten Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Ya this is why i told the wife the cars are done for a long time. Id rather take vacations and mod my house.
     
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  2. Jameeson

    Jameeson in the garage, stealing your e85 Premium Member Established Member

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    $37-$40K.....my stomach hurts now.

    If I sell all the older parts I am holding, might could recoup $8K-ish
     
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  3. Bearbo

    Bearbo Well-Known Member Premium Member Established Member

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    Showed the wife your thread. Can't get the profanity filter to let me post what she said. I know I have spent less than she has on her three little dogs and Pier One.
     
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  4. tones_RS3

    tones_RS3 I like members members. Established Member

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    Adding it up,....about $1,700 on my current daily driver truck.
    Some new mods might be on the way real soon too.
     
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  5. Adower

    Adower Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Full Griggs gr40 with roll cage and through the frame bracing- 20,000
    V1 strim intercooled - 4000
    HRE wheels- 2700
    Big brake kit - 1500
    Other misc stuff - 6000-8000

    I’m scared to see the cost when I build my motor, t56 magnum swap, upgrade to jtrim billet blower.
     
  6. Kiohtee

    Kiohtee On3 Is ChEaP jUnK Established Member

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    I'm $11-12K all in with my 2017 GT.

    $8,000 in turbo kit, injectors, BAP, exhaust, tune and installation
    $3,000 in wheels, tires and suspension
    $500 in miscellaneous paint work (like the rear bumper lower valance) and interior pieces
     
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  7. 98 Cobra Vert

    98 Cobra Vert Premium Member Premium Member Established Member

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    I'm at $15k on my 98 vert rebuild. Will need another $10k to finish , but she will be very sweet driver.

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  8. PaxtonShelby

    PaxtonShelby tezzisacuck Established Member

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    This

    WTF dude - you just refused to add it up!
     
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  9. earico

    earico It's 4:20 somewhere... Established Member

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    I stopped at 3 items. LMAO
     
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  10. 02GTKB

    02GTKB Nolimits Established Member

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    My ‘14 GT500 Vert has easily $18-$20k if I really did pen to paper. Knowing I will never ever see that money back, there are no regrets as I made into what I enjoy everytime I enter that garage or fire it up!


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  11. nxhappy

    nxhappy Well-Known Member Established Member

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    usually it's $3000 all the up to 15k lol.
     
  12. MG0h3

    MG0h3 Well-Known Member Premium Member Established Member

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    Meh. If you’ve ever seen the totals for people that drink Starbucks and eat out everyday, modding a car is cheap.

    Mod away fellas!


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  13. tvspower

    tvspower Active Member Established Member

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    Please don't ask, I really want to sleep tonite....
    New $64k
    Evolution tuning to VMP Gen1 kit $5k
    BPS .. cams...fuel rails...ported Gen 1 and elbow..clutch...rear end...exhaust,wheels, tires, etc
    over 4-5 yrs with BPS.....$25k
    Ran until 100kms n I screwed up.............
    Today, bill from engine builder $14k
    Shop that did all removal N engine reinstall plus parts
    as yes, another clutch , rear rebuild, all hoses were replaced, intercoolers cleaned up plus blower needed new front bearings n cleaning, coil packs, anything n everything we could replace we did. $12k

    Owned Shelby September 07 to present day
    Car $64k
    Mods over 12 yrs $42k
    Engine rebuild after 12 yrs $14k
    12yr total Approximately $ 56k. closer to $60k

    PPL! Other than Sex
    THIS RIDE IS MY BIGGEST THRILL
    $60k worth of Carrol Shelby SMILES......
     
  14. jeffh81

    jeffh81 Troll Hunter Established Member

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    I quit keeping track when the mods equaled the purchase price of a new truck. I had fun and enjoyed what I did and to me that made it worth the cost
     
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  15. CobraKid04

    CobraKid04 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    About 15k on my c6 GS.
    Bolt ons
    Cam
    Clutch
    Nitrous
    Wheels and tires
    Misc appearance items
    Wear parts

    Have had my 13gt500 for a month now and am at about 2200.
    Rear rims with M/T
    Lowering kit w/ alignment
    Tint
     
  16. Sinister04L

    Sinister04L RIP Kane Established Member

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    I've spent quite a bit of money on vehicle mods over the years. Too much to count up. The most being on the Lightning. No regrets though it was fun.
     
  17. JetmechF16

    JetmechF16 Under Pressure Established Member

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    My current '03 Cobra is easily the most modified car I've owned. I don't track costs and I keep receipts hidden in a binder to never see the light of day again until I sell the car. From memory:

    5.3 boss block stroker - $12k
    F-1A-94 and HOB bracket - $5.5k
    RPM-built T56 - $2k
    BBRC fuel system - $4k
    Blower misc - $2k
    Hood - $1k
    Suspension/tires - $2k
    Tuning - $1k

    That's the big rocks off the top of my head, total = $29.5k
     
  18. Dip Dungles

    Dip Dungles Pew Pew Premium Member Established Member

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    I used to keep a excel spreadsheet of all the mods I’ve done to my cars, that ended once I bought my Cobra....

    I don’t even want to tally it all up at this point and I’m not even done yet.
     
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  19. Green99

    Green99 Active Member Established Member

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    2013 Boss.

    CPR kit
    Install
    Fuel system
    Opg
    Suspension
    Boost controller
    Clutch
    Shifter
    Driveshaft
    Tuning
    Maybe 18-20k?
    Worth every penny for 900whp+ and the smile that never leaves my face when that snail spools up.
     
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  20. derklug

    derklug Seriously? No, never. Established Member

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    I spent around $5k on my 79. Took out the 4 and put in a 351, front suspension and brakes for the added weight, rear end, suspension and brakes, wheels and tires. That was around 1988, so you have to figure in inflation. Engine and trans were transplants from my 73 that the frame rotted out on. I did go through both before putting them in the 79.
     

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