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post #16 of 48
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Originally Posted by xpress View Post
I'll bite...

I've got an aftermarket exhaust on my V8 5 series... It actually sounds eerily close to my friends Aston Martin V8 Vantage (stock), and therefore wouldn't classify it was "tasteless".

that's pretty cool, and the BMW V8's do sound nice opened up. There are good aftermarket exhausts and bad aftermarket exhausts. I've always liked the sound of Supersprints, never really cared for the loud unbaffled 'American' style systems like Billy Boat Tri-flo or Borla.
post #17 of 48
40,000 miles
post #18 of 48
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Originally Posted by mehhhh View Post
Curious to see what, if anything, members of a site like this are doing to modify their vehicles. Audio, exterior, interior, performance, etc, what kind of aftermarket stuff are you putting in your car?



BMW Aerodynamic Kit side skirts to widen the stance, 19" alloy wheels copped from the Europe-only E46 M3 CSL that are larger, wider and yet still slightly lighter than stock, and a 3.91 final drive ratio (instead of the stock 3.62).

My Solstice GXP has the GM Performance Package upgrade, basically a factory chipset that takes it from 260hp/260lb-ft to 290hp/340lb-ft, and upgraded anti-rollbars front and rear, but it came with all that.
post #19 of 48
I've done a few things to my Audi RS4... Stasis SL coilovers Milltek Non-resonated Cat back (valved) exhaust TT-RS steering wheel 10mm spacers front and rear A complete audio system overhaul (Focal front components, DLS sub and amplifier, EQ, etc.) Lots of other small mods (performance and cosmetic)
post #20 of 48
I always replace the audio system. Have an alpine unit in now that I am very happy with.
post #21 of 48
Doesn't make sense to mod a leased vehicle. The only thing I've added to our MBs is to match the front door windows to the rear tint.
post #22 of 48
Lingenfelter Intake and Exhaust. Have a pretty good stereo from last car, but not sure I feel like spending what it is going to cost to install (its fairly involved). Next: rebuild trans w/ upgraded synchros etc., anti wheel hop kit (already cant get power to ground, so first thing is first), short shifter (stock is dreadful). Maybe long tube headers.
post #23 of 48
I used to be a ricer. I hope that on the next car I own, the only modification I do is change to a better set of tires.
post #24 of 48
05 outback. 35% tints. Thule ski rack. Sony Xplod deck (mostly bought for ipod/aux adapter).
post #25 of 48
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Absolutely hate to bling-bling my car with over-sized chrome wheels, body lowering, boom box, tinted windows, after market shark fin, fake HID, spoilers, and so on...
+1. I have an '01 Volvo S60 T5. My goal with the car is OEM+. Mostly I've just done mechanical upgrades with some suspension upgrades. Just a few things I've done in the past couple years. - IPD poly motor & transmission mounts. - 17" R-series Pegasus wheels - Bilstein HD shocks/struts - IPD HD spring seats. - IPD anti-sway bars. - Euro Sport Tuning Sport Exhaust.
post #26 of 48
BMW M -technic II kit BBS LM's UUC Light Exhaust Koni suspension UUC lowering springs Valentine 1 Oem Euro Lens Euro tray Oem alarm Oem homelink rearview mirror Gound Control Rear Shock Mounts Black kidney grills Oem ZHP 5sp Shift Knob
post #27 of 48
On my Defender 110: 3" lift, Toyo m/t tires, pioneer navigation/dvd player and speakers all the way around, TJM winch bumper/brushguard, warn winch, changed out the rock sliders, double batteries, arb air compressor, 4 hella 4000 HIDs, led interior lights, discovery steering wheel (controls work), painted it flat black, lots of add-ons/work done to the diesel, etc etc

RRSC I just tinted the windows 20% all the way around

Just bought a 1966 ss Chevelle this past weekend I'm sure I'll have a long list for in a few months
post #28 of 48
Light tint
rims and tires
intake with a plenum spacer
post #29 of 48
I am a modder. I can't resist the urge to tinker. Here's what I've done to my cars: 2004 Dodge Viper Modifications by DC Performance (Los Angeles, California) and Exotic Engine Development (Temecula, California) Engine; Heads and Valvetrain: JM Cylinder Heads "Striker" head castings; Manley extreme duty inconel valves; beryllium valve seats; Manley dual springs and titanium retainers; Jesel J2K Mohawk roller rockers; Manley hardened chrome-moly pushrods; J.M. Custom ground camshaft; Exotic Engine Development breather system and catch can. Engine: Bottom End: Viper V-10 block, bored to 529 cubic inches displacement (4.125 bore x 3.96 stroke) Darton Custom ductile iron wet sleeves; Crower Custom ground steel billet nitrite coated, knife edged, dihedral profile crankshaft; Crower Custom steel billet connecting rods; ARP head bolts, main studs; Port Pros custom steel billet main caps; Cometic custom multi layer steel gaskets; Clevite TriArmor rod, bearings; JE custom pistons, rings, pins; ATI harmonic damper; Archer Racing Competition Coupe baffled, swing arm oil pan; Accusump 3 quart auxiliary oiling system; Motul 300V 15W50 synthetic racing oil; Evans NPGR Non-aqueous coolant; Ron Davis Racing Products aluminum, high-flow radiator; Swain bearing and piston coatings; Woodhouse Automotive urethane motor and transmission mounts; Fuel Delivery, ignition, air, and engine management: 42# Mototron injectors D.C Performance custom engine control unit tuning; MSD ignition wires; K&N Smooth tube intake and filters; Exhaust: Billy Boat 5 into 1 merge collector stepped headers with HPC HiPerCoat Extreme ceramic coating; Random Tech high-flow cats; Corsa Viper track exhaust; Dynatech Vortex cone mufflers; Safety: Autoform Rollbar; Team Tech six point seat belts; Isaac Device head restraint system; Firebottle 10 pound halon fire suppression system; Suspension, handling, brakes and driveline: Moton club sport coil-over dampers; Eibach springs (700lb front, 900lb rears); Mopar Viper Competition Coupe sway bars; Quaife torque-biasing limited slip differential; MGW First Strike shifter; Skip shift delete; 3R Racing custom brake ducting; StopTech braided stainless brake lines; Archer Racing Mintex Competition Coupe brake pads; SRF brake fluid DBA brake rotors Precision Shaft Technologies carbon fiber drive shaft; Mcleod Street Twin clutch; Stroud Safety kevlar ballistic bellhousing shield; Rockland Standard Gear Close ratio overdrive Viper road racing transmission; (ratios: 1st: 2.66; 2nd: 1.78; 3rd: 1.30; 4th: 1; 5th: .8; 6th: .62) Mark Williams half shafts; Wheels and tires: SmartTire pressure/temperature monitoring system; Track wheels/tires: SSR Comp H wheels with Kumho Ecsta V710 tires; Drag wheels/tires: SSR Comp H wheels with BFG G-force drag radials Street wheels/tires: SSR Comp H wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 tires Audio and Electronics: ALPINE CDA-9857 head unit with iPod connection; ZAPCO Competition Series C2K 4.0x 4 channel, 600 watt amplifier; MB Quart Q-Line Q 16 Signature 6.5 inch component speakers; Focal, Utopia Be 21 WX 8 inch subwoofer. Uniden BCT-15 police scanner Valentine 1 Radar/laser detector AMB TranX260 Direct Powered Transponder 1996 Land Rover Discovery I: BF Goodrich All Terrain AT-KO tires (245/75-16) Old Man Emu springs and shocks (2 inch lift.) True-Trac diffs (front and rear) Upgraded axles 3.9 gears Skid plates for front and rear differential housing, and front skid plate for steering gear Skid plate for gas tank Rear JATE ring recovery point Replaced swivel balls, front and rear Added wiring for connection between primary battery and National Luna Portable Power Pack. Rear Ladder Escape Gear cotton canvas seat covers Great Basin Rovers double cardon drive shaft Great Basin Rovers modified control arms (increases caster, for better tracking.) Powder coated Land Rover brush bar with front recovery points. Columbia Overland stainless steel rear door panel and custom drop down table. Kenwood stereo 1995 Toyota Land Cruiser Lightforce Headlamps ARB front bumper Custom rear bumper with swing-out tire carrier Rock Sliders Old Man Emu J Springs and dampers 42 gallon auxiliary fuel tank National Luna dual battery kit Escape Gear seat covers Kenwood stereo, pioneer speakers I also have a 2006 Subaru WRX STi, but it's all stock except for Ohlins suspension.
post #30 of 48
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Originally Posted by Kai View Post
I am a modder. I can't resist the urge to tinker.

Here's what I've done to my cars:

2004 Dodge Viper

Modifications by
DC Performance (Los Angeles, California) and
Exotic Engine Development (Temecula, California)

Engine; Heads and Valvetrain:

JM Cylinder Heads "Striker" head castings;
Manley extreme duty inconel valves; beryllium valve seats;
Manley dual springs and titanium retainers;
Jesel J2K Mohawk roller rockers;
Manley hardened chrome-moly pushrods;
J.M. Custom ground camshaft;
Exotic Engine Development breather system and catch can.

Engine: Bottom End:

Viper V-10 block, bored to 529 cubic inches displacement (4.125 bore x 3.96 stroke)
Darton Custom ductile iron wet sleeves;
Crower Custom ground steel billet nitrite coated, knife edged, dihedral profile crankshaft;
Crower Custom steel billet connecting rods;
ARP head bolts, main studs;
Port Pros custom steel billet main caps;
Cometic custom multi layer steel gaskets;
Clevite TriArmor rod, bearings;
JE custom pistons, rings, pins;
ATI harmonic damper;
Archer Racing Competition Coupe baffled, swing arm oil pan;
Accusump 3 quart auxiliary oiling system;
Motul 300V 15W50 synthetic racing oil;

Evans NPGR Non-aqueous coolant;

Ron Davis Racing Products aluminum, high-flow radiator;
Swain bearing and piston coatings;
Woodhouse Automotive urethane motor and transmission mounts;

Fuel Delivery, ignition, air, and engine management:

42# Mototron injectors
D.C Performance custom engine control unit tuning;
MSD ignition wires;
K&N Smooth tube intake and filters;

Exhaust:

Billy Boat 5 into 1 merge collector stepped headers with HPC HiPerCoat Extreme ceramic coating;
Random Tech high-flow cats;
Corsa Viper track exhaust;
Dynatech Vortex cone mufflers;

Safety:

Autoform Rollbar;
Team Tech six point seat belts;
Isaac Device head restraint system;
Firebottle 10 pound halon fire suppression system;

Suspension, handling, brakes and driveline:

Moton club sport coil-over dampers;
Eibach springs (700lb front, 900lb rears);
Mopar Viper Competition Coupe sway bars;
Quaife torque-biasing limited slip differential;
MGW First Strike shifter;
Skip shift delete;
3R Racing custom brake ducting;
StopTech braided stainless brake lines;
Archer Racing Mintex Competition Coupe brake pads;
SRF brake fluid
DBA brake rotors
Precision Shaft Technologies carbon fiber drive shaft;
Mcleod Street Twin clutch;
Stroud Safety kevlar ballistic bellhousing shield;
Rockland Standard Gear Close ratio overdrive Viper road racing transmission; (ratios: 1st: 2.66; 2nd: 1.78; 3rd: 1.30; 4th: 1; 5th: .8; 6th: .62)
Mark Williams half shafts;

Wheels and tires:

SmartTire pressure/temperature monitoring system;
Track wheels/tires: SSR Comp H wheels with Kumho Ecsta V710 tires;
Drag wheels/tires: SSR Comp H wheels with BFG G-force drag radials
Street wheels/tires: SSR Comp H wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 tires

Audio and Electronics:
ALPINE CDA-9857 head unit with iPod connection;
ZAPCO Competition Series C2K 4.0x 4 channel, 600 watt amplifier;
MB Quart Q-Line Q 16 Signature 6.5 inch component speakers;
Focal, Utopia Be 21 WX 8 inch subwoofer.
Uniden BCT-15 police scanner
Valentine 1 Radar/laser detector
AMB TranX260 Direct Powered Transponder



1996 Land Rover Discovery I:


BF Goodrich All Terrain AT-KO tires (245/75-16)
Old Man Emu springs and shocks (2 inch lift.)
True-Trac diffs (front and rear)
Upgraded axles
3.9 gears
Skid plates for front and rear differential housing, and front skid plate for steering gear
Skid plate for gas tank
Rear JATE ring recovery point
Replaced swivel balls, front and rear
Added wiring for connection between primary battery and National Luna Portable Power Pack.
Rear Ladder
Escape Gear cotton canvas seat covers
Great Basin Rovers double cardon drive shaft
Great Basin Rovers modified control arms (increases caster, for better tracking.)
Powder coated Land Rover brush bar with front recovery points.
Columbia Overland stainless steel rear door panel and custom drop down table.
Kenwood stereo


1995 Toyota Land Cruiser

Lightforce Headlamps
ARB front bumper
Custom rear bumper with swing-out tire carrier
Rock Sliders
Old Man Emu J Springs and dampers
42 gallon auxiliary fuel tank
National Luna dual battery kit
Escape Gear seat covers
Kenwood stereo, pioneer speakers


I also have a 2006 Subaru WRX STi, but it's all stock except for Ohlins suspension.

Sunds like a pretty quick Viper. I love Vettes, Vipers, etc... but I currently drive a 68 mustang on the weekend (hence the name).

I have built (w/ much help from my father) 2 motors for it. Currently it has a 302 .030 w/ AFR Aluminum heads, custom camshaft, coated headers, Keith Black Pistins, build C4 tranny, 9'' w/ 4.11 and detroit locker, etc... It is a fun little car to say the least. Something about the vintage sound of a big cam dumped before the axle and the feeling of every bump on the road through the terribly outdated suspension gives me a thrill!
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