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before you read, understand that this is not a sympathy thread. i am meerly stating my feelings. (ha ha and its not an emo thread either...)




back when i first joined this site i was extremely active. i learned about some cool things i could do for cheap, and did them. i wasn't planning on modding performance wise, but ended up doing so. one thing led to another and pretty soon i had one of the nicer cars on the site. my car was making progress at an insane rate.

i went from stock to the following in a little over a year.

Performance/Handling:
-weapon-r short ram intake
-zzp midlength header combo w/cat
-vibrant 2 3/8" catback
-eibach sportlines
-cooper zeon zpt 215/45/18

Exterior appearance:
-18" enkei gf1 wheels
-5/35 window tints
-gt front bumper
-black painted headlights
-blacked out front arrowhead
-full debadge
-tinted black corner lights, 3rd brake light, and reverse lights
-custom painted pinstripe
-black painted upper grill/no lower grill
-wingless
-black painted trunk lock
-cut antenna
-g5club decals

Sound:
-sony cdx-510 head unit
-streetwires/monster cable wiring
-new style kicker ks series speakers all around
-sony amplifier (550rms x1 at 4ohms, 900rms x1 at 2 ohms)
-sony 15" sub-woofer in custom 2.2 cu ft box
-full trunk fatmat

Interior appearance:
-red underdash neon with music interface
-rear headrest delete




thats not including what i forgot or all of the things i did that were replaced; flowmaster muffler, intake resonator delete, etc.


and next week i am doing the following:

-painting my calipers/drums black
-installing prothane tranny bushings
-installing 2.4 intake manifold
-making a new sub box



i used to feel like a big dog on the site, and now i feel overshadowed. the web site boomed overnight and so many new cool cars started showing up. im not trashing this, i love cars and enjoy new ones popping up.

i spent a lot of time and money in my car and it used to bring a lot more positive feedback. i used to be one of the first few to do certain mods, and sometimes even the very first. now i feel no matter what i do, my car is just another fish in the sea here. im not saying i mod my car to compete here, its just that none of my friends are into cars and dont appreciate what ive done. i consider this site to be my support for what i love to do.

i am very passionate about my car and this site, and am starting to be run down by it. my mods are seeming to be taking their toll on my car, and it is hitting me emotionally. i know im over-paranoid about noises and vibration and such, but its taking a toll on me. i just feel like because of my passion, i am destroying what i am passionate about (if that makes sense). maybe when summer starts and i can actually spend time working on my car, i will feel better.


im not looking to re-establish whatever i feel i may have had before, im just speaking my feelings. i havent been very active the past few months and figured id explain why. im sure im going to get a lot of cheer up responses like "wtf i like your car a lot" and such, but thats not why im writing this.

-mike



here are the most recent pics (still kind of old) because i gess this is just a good time to whore some pics:




 

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i use to be big into the ford escort but felt like i was always behind because the car has been around so long but here i felt like ive been around g5 scene near the begining. yeah this site as exploded in recent times. hopefully for the better
 

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I feel for ya man...

right now... I've got a cv boot with no grease in it and its popping that I need to replace.
my second gear synchros are shot
my avic-d3 head unit is out for warranty work so i've got a gaping hole in my dash & no music
i have an exhaust leak i need to fix again.
passenger airbag warning since my passenger SS seat I've got has no weight sensor and I've been too lazy to swap into it
i have an HID out so need new hid bulbs
edit** i need to get camber bolts + alignment too so I don't eat thru another set of pirelli's so quickly too :(

I think I'm missing a few things on there lol... but thats just the beginning of my list... as soon as my deck gets fixed, i'll be much happier, then my new transmission after i nagg the dealer... then i'll be even better cuz then I can replace my cv on my own terms (cost from junk yard is like $100) and theres many things i need to upgrade still too & I'll need to replace my rear drum & shoes soon...
 

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Karnivor,,, U always had a nice ride,,, don't sweat it. U bought it and built it for YOU,, not the neighborhood. Like Sheryl Crow said... "It's not having what you want... it's wanting what you got" that matters.
But PLEASE...... remove your bottom pic with all those Porta-Potties... Cuz I can see you catchin' a LOT of SH*T over that!! (no pun intended!!! LOL)

GTO 1
 

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As far as yes you do have a nice ride. I have been like you 4 a long time. I just finally became really active. Im with you ever noise kills me and dont get started about if some1 elses is driving my car. Every1 is with you. My car is sittin in my garage on jacks cuz of being a noob and trying to try and DIY kinda thing with brakes and rotors. So cheer up every1 has bad luck and worries about the love for their car.
 

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the trick is to do mods to your liking, and put them in well so they don't have issues. Sometimes you have to nearly re-engineer the aftermarket parts to get them to be hassle free.
agreed !
Moding is a personal likes thing.
(and never ususally goes as planed)
This is why I can't understand why
so many people come on here and
say I want to mod my car,
BUT WHAT SHOULD I DO ????????

DO WHAT YOU LIKE !
........nothing else.............
 

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Mike!
I will be your proverbial spoon of tar in a bowl of honey.
You're a big pussy.
Now you owe all of us 4 minutes of our lives for reading this f*cking emo thread. Man up and stop looking for sympathy in an online forum (coincidentally right around ROTM voting time)
Did you think we'd shed a tear for you and make you honorary nominee??? :D

On a lighter note...
Did you like Unleashed? I can do another discography CD for you.
P.S. Nice car,Mike..always been.
P.P.S. Pussy ;)
 

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lol I've always liked your ride except for the wheels. Not a big fan of that many spokes, but it's your car and it looks good.
On a side note, my sportlines were making a shit ton of noise till I retightened everything. Now I'm happy.
 

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to the people who said to do what i like and not what others like:

i spent a lot of time and money in my car and it used to bring a lot more positive feedback. i used to be one of the first few to do certain mods, and sometimes even the very first. now i feel no matter what i do, my car is just another fish in the sea here. im not saying i mod my car to compete here, its just that none of my friends are into cars and dont appreciate what ive done. i consider this site to be my support for what i love to do.

basically none of my friends know about cars at all. so when i do a mod, or tell them of plans, they could give a shit less. when i came here to show a new mod, people used to seem to be excited to see newer ideas being executed. now that everything as been done twenty times over, and its just another one of those cars.

you guys are my "car" friends. we used to impress each other with new stuff, but now it seems nothing is too impressing that anyone is doing since most of it has been done so many times. (no offense intended)

thats what im trying to sayish
 

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Stop living in a past.
70 years ago car was a holy shit. Now we see 16 yr old kids driving.
In 2 years iPhone will be looked upon as a tape deck is looked upon now.
Be proud that you've pioneered some ideas and helped some people to make choices.
Now stop whining! :D
 

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Why? So you can cry to me about it there as well?
 

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pm sent
 

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To slightly agree with you i know it sucks to have no local friends who appreciate the car stuff... especially when it becomes like all you want to talk about lol
 

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It DOES suck when your friends arent into cars. I start saying L61, LSJ, RB26DETT, and get blank stares. Especially when u put time into a car, or are paying a lot of money to drive a new car, and people say, "OH ITS JUST A SUNFIRE." GOFUCKYOURSELFITSAG5IHOPEYOUCRASHYOURNEONINTOAWALLWITHOUTASEATBELT
 

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dude! you just need to move down here - then we can hang out and talk about our cars and do stuff to our cars all the time :)

p.s. i know you don't want this, but i LOVE your car - you have been my biggest mod inspiration along the way - you're the reason i spent like $2,000 in the first 3 months of owning my car.

p.p.s. i hate you ;-)

Mike!
I will be your proverbial spoon of tar in a bowl of honey.
You're a big pussy.
Now you owe all of us 4 minutes of our lives for reading this f*cking emo thread. Man up and stop looking for sympathy in an online forum (coincidentally right around ROTM voting time)
Did you think we'd shed a tear for you and make you honorary nominee??? :D

On a lighter note...
Did you like Unleashed? I can do another discography CD for you.
P.S. Nice car,Mike..always been.
P.P.S. Pussy ;)
awesome! :lol:
 

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lol I've always liked your ride except for the wheels. Not a big fan of that many spokes, but it's your car and it looks good.
On a side note, my sportlines were making a shit ton of noise till I retightened everything. Now I'm happy.
I actually like his wheels.
Karnivor, how old are you? Because you need to realize that you shouldn't mod your car for the praise, but for the self-appreciation.
 

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lol it was either you or cruisn that inspired me to try wingless out. Sorry for stealing your idea :X
 

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Im gonna throw this out there its also tough being a new guy when all the older guys have done so much to their car and your playing catch up the whole time
 
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