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What would I do to my car if I won Lotto

Discussion in 'General car Chat' started by TCJBOLDIE, 9 January 2018.

  1. TCJBOLDIE

    TCJBOLDIE Torque King

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    From:
    Brisbane
    Car:
    JB Starion
    Besides an engine freshen up I would absolutely love to have it stripped back for a full restoration <B

    Might have to start a "go fund me " page ;)
     
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  2. obi_waynne

    obi_waynne Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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    From:
    Deal, Kent UK
    Car:
    A3 2.0 TDI
    I'd drop in a much larger powered engine, or perhaps go with a bigger turbo, race injectors and aim for everyday usable power of 300bhp.

    Interior would also get a total retrim and the ICE would also be upgraded.

    If i had won the lottery I'd probably just get a better car, you can only go so far with a family diesel. The Tesla model S is quite tempting as is the i8.
     
  3. Lunchmoney

    Lunchmoney Torque Master

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    From:
    Poole, UK
    Car:
    '98 JDM Impreza STI
    What would I do with my current car? Lots.
    I'd start with some dress up:
    Respray the whole car midnight black (about £3-4k), bar the bonnet, boot lid and rear wing; as they would be replaced with carbon fibre items (£995.00, £1045.00, and £745.00 respectively).

    At the same time get the doors shaved. I really like the smooth look of no locks or handles :) (About £100 and can be fitted at same time the car is in pieces being sprayed.)

    Wheels repainted to match (about £450 at last quote).

    Windows tinted to match (bar front windows, of course, to stay at least visibly legal ;) ) (about £110).

    Headlights upgraded with Philips LED kit (not street legal, but the car isn't anyway) (£175.00). (This one is on my real to do list.)

    Suspension replaced with a Pedders kit (also on my list for work this year). It will lower the car a bit, but mainly work better than the aging OE I currently have (£681.67 inc postage). (Plus about £100-150 to my mechanic for fitting and then alignment etc).

    Brakes upgraded to something a bit bigger. Probably go for these (£988.49 (inc postage) plus probably another £50 to my mechanic to fit them), as they would more than cope with my aspirations. (This one is also on my todo list, but the actual product may change after talking to my mechanic.)


    That comes in at about £9400.00. As you can see I've actually put some thought into the parts so far (all those links are on my bookmarks so when money becomes available they will get done :))

    Afterwards I may go to town on the engine, turbo, exhaust, and a 6 speed conversion. Probably add another £15k. Then upgrade those brakes again :lol: But money no object, right?


    Oh and then the interior will need to be refreshed to match the exterior.... Could probably drop another £5k there....
     
    Last edited: 13 January 2018
  4. Lunchmoney

    Lunchmoney Torque Master

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    From:
    Poole, UK
    Car:
    '98 JDM Impreza STI
    And then I'd buy a Model S :lol:
     
  5. TCJBOLDIE

    TCJBOLDIE Torque King

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    From:
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    Car:
    JB Starion
    The man with a plan. I like it |B
     
  6. andy206

    andy206 Road Burner

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    From:
    stoke on trent
    Car:
    Fiesta RS Turbo
    a full bare shell restoration would be my 1st port of call.

    then i would have to get a cosworth yb engine dropped in running a t38 and about 400-440bhp and of course converted to rwd ;)
     
  7. thexav

    thexav Pro Tuner Staff Member

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    2002 Clio 172
    Awesome plan. I hope you can make that happen without a lottery win. How much do you think that sort of work would set you back?
     
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  8. andy206

    andy206 Road Burner

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    stoke on trent
    Car:
    Fiesta RS Turbo
    i wouldnt even like to begin to think how much haha, i reckon there wouldnt be much change from 15-20k
     
  9. obi_waynne

    obi_waynne Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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    40,740
    From:
    Deal, Kent UK
    Car:
    A3 2.0 TDI
    You'd like to give it a go and see how far you can make the money go then @andy206
     
  10. bogorge

    bogorge Wrench Pro

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    uk
    Car:
    focus rs
    I would add a turbocharger or supercharger and upgrade some interior/exterior pieces.
     
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