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///ALPINE
Well, firstly guys, this car isnt bought yet, but we are currently looking for a decent condition Almera GTi, i would like your thoughts and feedback on things you think we should add to the car.....

Budget:
Almera GTi - 500-800
Parts - 3,000



So....Whatcha sayin?
Daniel.
Looks like an awesome idea, Almera's are good cars as far as I know. Good luck with it!
TribalThunder
Car is in good shape to me, and isn't that expensive .. I like the exhaust toung.gif
big trick daddy andy
wire tuck the engie, and bronze small te37, lips and low
pinkie
nissan pulsar? prolly my least fav car lol they seem to go pretty good but

i wouldnt use a fwd car as a track car but thats just me lol
Mkid
QUOTE (AndrewGMC @ May 3 2011, 10:58 AM) *
wire tuck the engie


DO NOT DO A WIRE TUCK! Unless there is some way to do it without snipping the wires, just leave it as is, thats terribly dangerous unless you are really comfortable and know what you are doing.

Anyways, easy mods to start with: a performance panel filter, performance springs, wheels.
stancemaster
QUOTE (Mkid @ May 3 2011, 01:07 PM) *
DO NOT DO A WIRE TUCK! Unless there is some way to do it without snipping the wires, just leave it as is, thats terribly dangerous unless you are really comfortable and know what you are doing.


this guy

wire tucks are easy as f**k, just time consuming.
Mkid
its not a matter of how easy it is or not, if cutting wires is involved, its risky business.
J.red
I guess it depends on how comfortable you are with electrical. To me, cutting wires and rewiring are no problem.
Mkid
I suppose if you have experience with it, its not so bad. But most people don't and just start cutting s**t to look clean.
Ben.H
Do it

So, what am I saying? Well without trying to be patronizing gut the lot, then I'd say go for stickier tyres. I think you'll be hard pressed to find one that looks as good as the one in the original post for that kind of money, so f**k the bodywork, it'll no doubt pick some battle scars up anyway. Just make sure the mechanicals are sweet. But anyway, stripping the car should be mainly free so let's theoretically say it costs 0

3000 left

Some decent 'fast road' tyres, let's say, Toyo T1Rs would be around 350 a set

2650 left

Then I'd say get some good lowering springs, a strut brace and anti roll bars, these would probably be around 600 all in

2050 left

I'd probably upgrade the brakes at this point, unfortunately I don't think the Almera GTi has a great deal of aftermarket support, but I found a set of 4 grooved brake discs on eBay for about 150. So...

1900 left

This is the fun bit, power, with this much money you could probably do a home-made forced induction conversion or just buy an SR20DET and fit that.

Of course it all depends on how much access you have to tools and facilities, and how much experience you've got. Once again sorry to sound patronizing if I do but this is probably one of the ideas I like most on PCA, you got Facebook?

Ps: I just saw the car in the OP on Pistonheads for 600, I stand corrected
Curtis
J-euro that bitch
Mkid
QUOTE (Ben.H @ May 3 2011, 05:19 PM) *
I'd probably upgrade the brakes at this point, unfortunately I don't think the Almera GTi has a great deal of aftermarket support, but I found a set of 4 grooved brake discs on eBay for about 150. So...


Surprisingly, a lot of cars share brake designs and sizes. Did you know corvette calipers are a direct swap on to my car? I don't think brakes would be an issue to find.
Ben.H
QUOTE (Mkid @ May 3 2011, 10:30 PM) *
Surprisingly, a lot of cars share brake designs and sizes. Did you know corvette calipers are a direct swap on to my car? I don't think brakes would be an issue to find.


That's true, as a matter of fact I'm fairly certain the brakes from the Pulsar GTi-R would be a direct fit and other Nissan models of that time. Problem is, they are at the end of the day road brakes and after a few laps on track they'll fade like Blazing Squad's career. So you'd ideally be after performance discs and pads.
Mkid
QUOTE (Ben.H @ May 3 2011, 07:03 PM) *
That's true, as a matter of fact I'm fairly certain the brakes from the Pulsar GTi-R would be a direct fit and other Nissan models of that time. Problem is, they are at the end of the day road brakes and after a few laps on track they'll fade like Blazing Squad's career. So you'd ideally be after performance discs and pads.


Ah, but you see, if thats the case, then you just opened up your aftermarket support to any other model that has the same brakes wink.gif
Ben.H
...shush.
Curtis
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Do it.
FnF_Racer
QUOTE (pinkie @ May 3 2011, 04:02 PM) *
i wouldnt use a fwd car as a track car but thats just me lol




has 470 BHP, and at this moment is FWD. and that is 1 of the top cars in the Dutch Time Attack serie. wink.gif

Alpine, nice bugger, good luck with styling and tuning.
Big Daddy Clem
This car is ugly as f**k
uiui
Say that to his owner if you dare.
J.red
not use a fwd car as a track car?




They both dominate time attack events all over the place. They're both monsters.

FWD is great. They're usually lighter because they don't need a driveshaft or separate rear diff. The engine is over the drive wheels. They don't drift out of turns when you hit the accelerator......




Looks like a sweet car to start with alpine. and a fun idea.
DMC-12


FWD, Won 2 years in a row 07,08 toung.gif


Good luck with the project, looks bloody good fun toung.gif Though Personally i'd go with the primera and do a btcc replica :3
pinkie
QUOTE (J.red @ May 4 2011, 11:37 PM) *
They don't drift out of turns when you hit the accelerator......


the sole reason why "I" wouldnt not use fwd as a track car.
TribalThunder
But your a typical Australian xd.gif
J.red
when it comes to actually racing. You don't really want to lose traction and drift when you're trying to accelerate.
big trick daddy andy
QUOTE (TribalThunder @ May 4 2011, 09:08 AM) *
But your a typical Australian xd.gif

LMAO
M.I.V. Design.
QUOTE (uiui @ May 4 2011, 02:02 PM) *
Say that to his owner if you dare.


your face is ugly as f**k
uiui
QUOTE (M.I.V. Design. @ May 4 2011, 06:51 PM) *
your face is ugly as f**k

And you are fat man who thinks is the boss.
M.I.V. Design.
QUOTE (uiui @ May 4 2011, 07:09 PM) *
And you are fat man who thinks is the boss.


big trick daddy andy
QUOTE (uiui @ May 4 2011, 12:09 PM) *
And you are fat man who thinks is the boss.

Ben.H
Well done PCA for derailing another thread with your s**t
stancemaster
shut the f**k up and quit your whining you whiny little bitch
Mkid
SRSLY? C'mon dudes, next person to post a meme or an insult is getting a warn.
Curtis


Oh the irony
Mkid
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I seriously considered warning you for a second but I like you too much. don't try me.
stancemaster
you only said the next person, I was the next person, so therefore you would have been breaking your own word had you in fact warned him.

AMERICA.
Josh
i like this idea, get the car toung.gif
Helmasaur King
Very cool,
QUOTE (uiui @ May 4 2011, 10:09 AM) *
And you are fat man who thinks is the boss.

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Mkid
QUOTE (stancemaster @ May 4 2011, 11:08 PM) *
you only said the next person, I was the next person, so therefore you would have been breaking your own word had you in fact warned him.

AMERICA.


Just so you know... you just pulled a Bryce.
big trick daddy andy
bryce is know officially a meme
Cooper
Are the GTi-Rs any cheap there at all?

http://balangproject.wordpress.com/2010/05...r-gti-r-egnn14/
stancemaster
QUOTE (Mkid @ May 4 2011, 10:47 PM) *
Just so you know... you just pulled a Bryce.


but I did it better.
Unox.
QUOTE (AndrewGMC @ May 4 2011, 09:48 PM) *
bryce is know officially a meme

i was there, official oldfag
Noodles
id do 4-2-1 headers for good low down torque and high end power, and 2.25 inch exaust with a couple of mufflers , intake pipe/pod filter, some lower/stiffer springs and some racing seats, ann some nice lightweight rims and some dunlop dirrezza tyres. oh and a bigger throttle body



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