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Old 04-20-2015, 06:47 PM
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Its the N/A SL version. The body is rough (eggshell cracks along bumpers) and im sure the mask that i hate is holding my bumper together. Also the taillight mold has a hole in it. The previous owner's daughter messed it up. Im pretty much up for anything but for now the esaiest thing is fixing the P0355 (crankshaft position sensor) the hole and fresh paint. I've been looking for viable swaps but the 3si forum only has tunes for the twin turbo vr4 version, and thoose are found on ebay for 3k and look pretty sketch.
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Old 04-21-2015, 08:03 AM
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Default Re: 1996 3000gt build suggestions?

Do minimal essential repairs as you learn about the car.
SAVE for an actual VR4.
You will have a basic knowledge of how most the car is put together by the time you have the money saved.
Doing a swap on rough condition car is a pointless waste of money.
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Old 04-21-2015, 08:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Niburu View Post
Do minimal essential repairs as you learn about the car.
SAVE for an actual VR4.
You will have a basic knowledge of how most the car is put together by the time you have the money saved.
Doing a swap on rough condition car is a pointless waste of money.
This. Either find a VR4 you can work with, or a minty N/A car. Though even with a minty N/A, I don't think it would be worth it as unless you want to go to the trouble of swapping the AWD system, you'd still have a FWD car. I think saving your $$ for a VR4, or even something else entirely, is the best way to go. That one sounds like it's just gonna be a money pit.
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Old 04-21-2015, 02:37 PM
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Default Re: 1996 3000gt build suggestions?

the car isn't old enough for a full-on restore to be worth the time/money/effort.
as somebody who has dumped a lot of money into questionable examples of cars that have a more desirable version (2 beat to hell 944s), my suggestion is to fix the stuff that makes it unreliable and enjoy it for what it is while saving for a better example of the version you really want.
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Old 04-21-2015, 03:51 PM
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Default Re: 1996 3000gt build suggestions?

Originally Posted by Roxtar View Post
the car isn't old enough for a full-on restore to be worth the time/money/effort.
as somebody who has dumped a lot of money into questionable examples of cars that have a more desirable version (2 beat to hell 944s), my suggestion is to fix the stuff that makes it unreliable and enjoy it for what it is while saving for a better example of the version you really want.
This. I have an NA 300zx. It is nice and low mileage but I could have had a nice TT twice over for the money I have in it. Not a good investment any way you slice it.
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Old 04-21-2015, 04:55 PM
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Default Re: 1996 3000gt build suggestions?

Swapping a higher model car's engine into a base model car never pays off, period. As stated, either save up for a true VR4 or switch platforms. Mitsu's are a sketchy base to build around to start with, and unless you have a true VR4 model or a true 4G base, you're already running blind.
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Old 04-21-2015, 05:11 PM
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Default Re: 1996 3000gt build suggestions?

Get the RWD subframe from a VR4, and LS swap that bitch. Just don't worry about the money, or the resale value. Or the fabrication involved.
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Default Re: 1996 3000gt build suggestions?

i see, i realize that this car is a dead end for a swap. Damn, should've gotten a civic!
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Default Re: 1996 3000gt build suggestions?

Originally Posted by Fabrik8 View Post
Get the RWD subframe from a VR4, and LS swap that bitch. Just don't worry about the money, or the resale value. Or the fabrication involved.
This is the best advice so far
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Old 04-22-2015, 05:51 AM
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Default Re: 1996 3000gt build suggestions?

Originally Posted by RollingGuy View Post
Damn, should've gotten a civic!
Nah, should have researched more into what you were buying.

Just sell it or start offering it up as a trade, someone just like yourself is bound to bite lol.

Then next time you`ll look into your building options for a vehicle before you jump on it. And steer clear of the Honda life....you don`t want to be part of that.

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