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 How much have you spent on your MX-3? 
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Hopefully under 5 total. It's been while since I totaled it up


July 28 2009, 2:31 PM
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After installing the wytbushings prototypes last weekend I realize that I need a whole bunch of brake work. It's looking pretty sketchy under there. This is the problem with having a new parts addiction. Anytime I see a part that is only in average condition, I have to replace it with a new one. So now I'm pricing out enw brake components cuz I saw some rust.

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July 28 2009, 3:29 PM
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ummmm to much..... I have been building it for 2 yrs now... and only 5 months ago put a complete hault to it so the g/f and I could get our house.... So considering I have nothing to show for myself for the past 2 yrs other then rent payment, food, bills, and a Purple MX3..... I would say somewhere around $15,000.... :love:

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Hmmm... reading this I haven't done nearly as much to my car as any one of you guys! but still:

Car itself - $900
Body Kit - approx. $900
rear strut work that REALLY needed to be done - $800
reupholstered back seat and headliner - $50
tail lights, fog lights - $120
new paint - $1100
new seats - $270
floor mats - $40

... I think thats about it so far... but I gotta get 4 brand new wheels so I'll be adding that soon!


July 29 2009, 6:00 PM
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was bored searching around and saw this and made me wonder so started totalling it all up.

CAR-$1500
audio-$1000
motor purchase-$400
mx6 trans-free with motor
msp lsd-free from previous car.
92 seats-$250-300(can't remember lol)
timing belt,water pump and pulleys and tensioners.-$500
upgraded alternator/with new belt-$230
twm short shifter and boot and third link bushings-$250
headers and exhaust-$650
paint and body mods-$300
cross drilled and ceramics-$250
electrical upgrades-$200
suspension upgrades(including cost of future ksports)$1500-1700
wheels and tires-$800
misc(clutch, occasional outsource of labor)350 SO FAR

i told myself I WOULDNT EXCEED 10 G'S and i'm sticking to that so i'm cutting it pretty close.
i've only got roughly 2 g's to get megasquirt, and get the car repainted.
i'm sure there will be a few lil things but thats where i'm at right now lol


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I went WAY past 10 stacks a LONG time ago. The wife always gets on my case about it too. ``We could of had a new hybrid or something by now´´ :throwup: ...........yuk! She was almost a victim of domestic abuse just then :lol: :lol: :lol:

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less than a new car which wouldn't entertain me half as much!

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There used to be a Garage section on the boards here for a bit. Including the parts that weren't installed yet, it was somewhere around $25'000...don't think if it included the price of the car. I think I have a screen shot I kept of it somewhere burried in the High Knee...

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Wow. Thanks, Matt for reviving this. I totally forgot about it!
$25,000!

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Well...
Here's my '92(Tracy)

$1,200 Initial Cost
$400 for struts(w/ install) in all 4 corners
$1,400 for rebuilt trans, clutch job, trans mount and 2 motor mounts(This is why I decided to learn about cars myself)
$1000 for aesthetics, give or take $100
$2,200 for performance goodies, some of which have yet to see daylight

Blood, sweat, and tears... Priceless?

I'm missing some things, I have no doubt of that, I believe I'm about $7,000 in before taking into account that I sold numerous items after deciding not to use them... That car probably has $4,000 into it as she sits. That'll go to about $6,000 when I find the right G4 finally. :x

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My 323..

Cost of the car $2100
KLG4 swap $600 for the motor
Misc stuff for the swap $300
complete exhaust system $400
Ksports $1700
JP motorsports tubular rear control arms $400
Ryans Spherical front control arm bearings $450
Kumo V710 race tires $40
Custom built transmission with escort gears and KAAZ LSD $1400 (parts only, I built it my self)
KLG4 wiring harness and ECU $150
RX7 ball joints $80
Upper hatch wing $80


Its goes like hell, looks like s---.. :)


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Sigh... I don't really even want to know. The international project alone was pretty expensive. :crying:

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Mooneggs wrote:
Sigh... I don't really even want to know. The international project alone was pretty expensive. :crying:


I am with you Mark, if I were to list the AWD car out my wife would not be happy at all... I will say this about it. multiple drive train conversions, 4 engines and it is on its second 7,000 dollar motor...

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Daaang. It sounds like how much I've spent on 10 of the cars I've owned.
But that only proves I'm a cheapskate, and a smooth talker.

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It's been making me rethink a lot of things, that's for sure... I used to save money like crazy, now I only pay bills and buy car parts. I'll be happy to have my engine swap and brake upgrade done, honestly. After that, I plan to touch up the paintjob, and find some Tiburon seats.

That may well finish up my '92 Project, at least for a while.

Happy note though, I finally brought my MG from storage to my house... It hasn't moved in years, I was shocked 2 of the tires held air. :lol:

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'92 GS 5 spd - Straightneck KL, 67mm TB, MegaSquirt, Coilpacks, 5 lugs, Speed6 brakes, FD wheels, wiretuck, progressive coilovers, shorty headers w/ custom collector, AEM WB, 2.5" straight, Borla XS
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