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I've been looking around for a Nissan 240 to make into a monster.

One of my friends John has a neighbor with this mint 1998 240SX that's this dark cherry red. It's beautiful and he never drives the stupid thing. It's unbelievable how little he cares about such a beautiful car :'( I'm getting more and more into the idea of getting a Pontiac Solstice GPX hardtop before a GTO. Those little cars are so cute lachen.gif

-Zepp
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I wouldn't mind having a Solstice, but around here they seem to be going for around the same amount as a GTO and I think the GTO would be more fun.
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I wouldn't mind having a Solstice, but around here they seem to be going for around the same amount as a GTO and I think the GTO would be more fun.

Well the GTO would be without a doubt faster in a straight line, but the Solstice with it's stubby little wheel base and lower center of gravity would corner harder and flatter.. Of course I'd beef up the suspension and put different tires (NOT just rims) on them to make cornering and drivability better than it already is. I'm still looking to get whichever one I can at a better price to start making modifications. Have any of you guys ever seen a 4.3L GM V6 swap into one of those? I think that'd be a better power plant to put a turbo on than a 2L EcoTech engine tongue.gif more base power and more exhaust to put through that turbine biggrin.gif

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I haven't seen a 4.3 swap in one of those, but if you can do a V8 swap for me in my Blazer I'll let you have mine haha. I think the new direct injected one might be better though
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I haven't seen a 4.3 swap in one of those, but if you can do a V8 swap for me in my Blazer I'll let you have mine haha. I think the new direct injected one might be better though

I think there's a few offerings from Chevy and Blueprint Engines concerning V6 engines... I think the 4.3L, 3.8L, 3.4L, and 3.1L engines that you can get from SummitRacing. I'd probably chose the 3.8L to keep weight down and make sure it's nice a balance like it should be, just about 50/50. Some people stuff LS3's into early model Solstices, but 400HP in a car that weighs almost nothing? NOPE

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I think there's a few offerings from Chevy and Blueprint Engines concerning V6 engines... I think the 4.3L, 3.8L, 3.4L, and 3.1L engines that you can get from SummitRacing. I'd probably chose the 3.8L to keep weight down and make sure it's nice a balance like it should be, just about 50/50. Some people stuff LS3's into early model Solstices, but 400HP in a car that weighs almost nothing? NOPE

-Zepp

Yeah I don't think I'd want a V8 in one of those either. The 4.3 would probably be pretty good in that car. It's too bad the newest generation wasn't out when we replaced the motor in my car; the new ones have about 100 more horsepower than the one I have.

It doesn't look like a Solstice is very drivable with a V8
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Yeah I don't think I'd want a V8 in one of those either. The 4.3 would probably be pretty good in that car. It's too bad the newest generation wasn't out when we replaced the motor in my car; the new ones have about 100 more horsepower than the one I have.

It doesn't look like a Solstice is very drivable with a V8

An LS7? Dude that's a 500+HP engine with monster torque tongue.gif I'd be thinking something like a 350HP short block 350, or even a 383 as long as it'd fit far enough behind the front axel to not destroy the weight distribution. A 289 might also be a good option? Not looking for a 500 horsepower tire destroyer, just something to drive like a dick biggrin.gif
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Haha yeah I know, the LS7 would definitely be more appropriate for a GTO. How are emissions laws where you are? California (or at least the Bay Area) takes all the fun out of everything. I don't think you could get away with a swap like that here unless you can bribe someone when you're getting the SMOG check done. There's so many newer cars I'd like to have but I wouldn't be able to do much to them. I gotta find something pre-1976 so I can do whatever I want to it
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Haha yeah I know, the LS7 would definitely be more appropriate for a GTO. How are emissions laws where you are? California (or at least the Bay Area) takes all the fun out of everything. I don't think you could get away with a swap like that here unless you can bribe someone when you're getting the SMOG check done. There's so many newer cars I'd like to have but I wouldn't be able to do much to them. I gotta find something pre-1976 so I can do whatever I want to it

I think they're a little less tight than they are in Cali, but those types of restrictions on performance vehicles of any vintage suck tongue.gif why kill our performance greenies?
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Sound Blaster Zxr (when it comes out) CPU Block: Swiftech Apogee HD (Black) X2 120mm Bitfenix Specter PWM Red L.E.D Fans (o... X2 200mm Bitfenix Specter Pro Red L.E.D Fans 
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Bitfenix Specter Pro Red L.E.D 230mm Fan X2 Thermal-Star gauge style thermometers w/ cus... 10ft DangerDen Dream Flex 1/2 X 3/4 in Red UV T... GPU Block: Swiftech Komodo R7970 Full Cover 
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Phobya 400mm Extreme (Dual 200mm) Radiator Alphacool UT60 120mm Radiator Alphacool XT45 120mm Radiator Swiftech MCP35X PWM Pump (Black) 
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FrozenQ 250mm Blood Red Liquid Fusion Reservoir Drainage Loop (AlphaCool matte black T-block, d... Too many Bitspower Black 1/2 X 3/4 Compression ... 
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Stronger, Stiffer, Cleaner.
EK Waterblocks R9-290X Reinforcement Bracket
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Intel 3930K (4.411GHz @ 1.35V) Asus Rampage IV Black Edition Sapphire Radeon R9-290X (1010/1260) Sapphire Radeon R9-290X (1010/1260) 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Corsair Dominator GT 16GB Kit @ 1604MHz (9-9-9-24) Asus Raidr 240GB PCI-E SSD Samsung EVO 250GB Samsung EVO 250GB 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
(X3) NoiseBlocker BlackSIlentPro PL-2 @ 5V Bitspower 45* Single Rotary Adapter (Matte Blac... (X3) Bitspower Chrome Stop Plug (W/ Black O-Ring) (X2) EK Monarch (Nickle Base, Clean Acetal Top) 
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Bitspower Mini Valve (Matte Black) (X4) NoiseBlocker eLoop B12-2 @ 7V (X3) NoiseBlocker/Phobya eLoop Black "Silent Ed... (X4) NoiseBLocker BlackSilentPro PK-2 @ 7V 
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(X1) NoiseBlock eLoop B12-PS Bitspower X-Station (White) (X3) ModMyToys Splitter PCB (Single 3-Pin --> 5... Bitspower Acrylic Pump Top 
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ModMyToys Splitter PCB (Single 3-Pin --> 3 3-Pins) (X2) EK-FC R9-290X Nickle/Acrylic (X2) EK-FC R9-290X Reinforcement Brackets (X2) EK-FC R9-290X Backplates 
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HardwareLabs BlackIce SR-1 360MM  HardwareLabs BlackIce SR-1 560MM  BItspower Black Mod Kit XSPC D5 Vario 
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Bitspower 150mm Reservoir (Acrylic base, clear ... (X14) Bitspower X47 Acrylic Fittings (Matte Bla... (X3) Bitspower Dual Rotary Snake Fittings (Matt... (X4) Bitspower 90* Angled Fittings (Matte Black) 
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(X2) Bitspower Enhanced Dual 45* Multi-Link Ada... (X3) Bitspower Enhanced Dual 90* Multi-Link Ada... Bitspower Pressure Equalizer Stop Plug (Matte B... Windows 8.1 + Full Office Suite 
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BenQ XL2420TE Logitech G710+ Silverstone Strider Evolution 1000W (Sleeved by... CaseLabs SMH10, XL Window, standard ventilated ... 
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Razer Ouroborus  Akasa Venom XXL Schiit Asgard 2 (soon to be happening) (X6) Silverstone 120mm Magnetic Fan Filters 
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(X4) Silverstone 140mm Magnetic Fan Filters Vintage Soviet Ushanka Over Monitor, For Good Luck 
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FX-8350 Asus Crosshair V Forumula-Z MSI R7970-2pmd3gd5/oc (water cooled) Corsair Dominator Platinum 
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WD Black  Windows 7 Home Premium  Samsung Syncmaster S20B350H Razer Anansi 
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EVGA Supernova NEX750G Cooler Master HAF-X (Modded) Logitech G700 Cheap one 
AudioOtherOtherOther
Sound Blaster Zxr (when it comes out) CPU Block: Swiftech Apogee HD (Black) X2 120mm Bitfenix Specter PWM Red L.E.D Fans (o... X2 200mm Bitfenix Specter Pro Red L.E.D Fans 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Bitfenix Specter Pro Red L.E.D 230mm Fan X2 Thermal-Star gauge style thermometers w/ cus... 10ft DangerDen Dream Flex 1/2 X 3/4 in Red UV T... GPU Block: Swiftech Komodo R7970 Full Cover 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Phobya 400mm Extreme (Dual 200mm) Radiator Alphacool UT60 120mm Radiator Alphacool XT45 120mm Radiator Swiftech MCP35X PWM Pump (Black) 
OtherOtherOther
FrozenQ 250mm Blood Red Liquid Fusion Reservoir Drainage Loop (AlphaCool matte black T-block, d... Too many Bitspower Black 1/2 X 3/4 Compression ... 
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And here i am, trying to purchase that old le sabre (1967 as i found via wikis) and restore it :/
 
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Core i5-5257U Logic Board Iris Graphics 6100 8GB  
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128GB My Passport 1TB easyStore 4TB OSX Sierra 
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Retina Display 13" Backlit Keyboard Magsafe 2 60W MacBook Pro Retina 13" 
MouseAudioAudioAudio
Force Touch Trackpad Anker SoundBuds Slim JBL Flip 3 Status Audio CB-1 
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Magsafe 2 60W Thunderbolt Ethernet Adapter Apple Mini Displayport to VGA Adapter Griffin Mini Displayport to HDMI/DVI Adapter 
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TechnoShield Blue Marble Skin HP OfficeJet Pro 6978 TP-Link Archer C50 
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Pentium G4560 B250i Gaming Pro AC GTX770 2GB  Vengeance LPX 2x8GB 2666MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB BarraCuda 2TB 3.5" Samsung External Cryorig H7 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
NZXT Grid Windows 10 Education Insignia 39"  Asus PA248Q 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Happy Hacking Keyboard Professional 2 EVGA 450BT Phanteks Enthoo Evolve ITX Logitech MX Master 
Mouse PadAudioAudioAudio
KupX Extended Edition V-Moda Crossfade LP Phantom Chrome Tonor Pro Condenser USB Mackie CR3  
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Logitech K400r Corsair Harpoon RGB Excellus RGB Kit 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5-5257U Logic Board Iris Graphics 6100 8GB  
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOS
128GB My Passport 1TB easyStore 4TB OSX Sierra 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Retina Display 13" Backlit Keyboard Magsafe 2 60W MacBook Pro Retina 13" 
MouseAudioAudioAudio
Force Touch Trackpad Anker SoundBuds Slim JBL Flip 3 Status Audio CB-1 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Magsafe 2 60W Thunderbolt Ethernet Adapter Apple Mini Displayport to VGA Adapter Griffin Mini Displayport to HDMI/DVI Adapter 
OtherOtherOther
TechnoShield Blue Marble Skin HP OfficeJet Pro 6978 TP-Link Archer C50 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Pentium G4560 B250i Gaming Pro AC GTX770 2GB  Vengeance LPX 2x8GB 2666MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB BarraCuda 2TB 3.5" Samsung External Cryorig H7 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
NZXT Grid Windows 10 Education Insignia 39"  Asus PA248Q 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Happy Hacking Keyboard Professional 2 EVGA 450BT Phanteks Enthoo Evolve ITX Logitech MX Master 
Mouse PadAudioAudioAudio
KupX Extended Edition V-Moda Crossfade LP Phantom Chrome Tonor Pro Condenser USB Mackie CR3  
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Logitech K400r Corsair Harpoon RGB Excellus RGB Kit 
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