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Where to spend my money? I need opinions

Hey guys. Summer's starting to roll in and I'll be working a summer job very soon. I'm trying to plan out in my head where to spend the money I'll be making and I'm leaning towards the car but I'm not sure what exactly to do. I'm wanting to do something under 500 bucks if I can, but I want to do something that will make a big difference in my car. I have an already faulty automatic transmission so I don't really want to do anything engine related that would shorten the life of a crippled trans but would exhaust or stancing be an option? If you guys can give me some ideas to work with that would be awesome.

The only things in my head right now, like I said, are stancing and maybe putting in exhaust but even still, I'm not sure where to go. I've looked at several exhaust options and have even considered getting custom piping cut at a muffler shop but is that really a good decision? Also, would swapping out the stock exhaust have any effect on my transmission?

The other option, stancing, really confuses me. What all goes in to lowering a car and all of that? I know there are springs and coilovers and camber and whatnot but it doesn't all fit together in my head. Would changing the stance of my car be too much money? Even if I pressed the 800 range? And would that harm my trans at all?

Just my thoughts so far. Any help is appreciated. Here's a picture of my car. I spent nearly 4 hours cleaning her up today :)
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Hey guys. Summer's starting to roll in and I'll be working a summer job very soon. I'm trying to plan out in my head where to spend the money I'll be making and I'm leaning towards the car but I'm not sure what exactly to do.

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I have an already faulty automatic transmission
theres your answer. fix the damn thing.

or get a manual transmission. nothing else.

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Also, would swapping out the stock exhaust have any effect on my transmission?
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The other option, stancing, really confuses me.
would that harm my trans at all?
and how exactly you think that those would effect your transmission? its already broken - ok but..
you shouldnt really work with your car with that knowledge!

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Suspension will have no effect on your transmission. Coilovers is what you want to research, not just springs. Exhaust won't make the difference you sound like you're wanting, but I would recommend taking out the bad automatic and replacing it with a manual, since the autos are notoriously bad.
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Hey guys. Summer's starting to roll in and I'll be working a summer job very soon. I'm trying to plan out in my head where to spend the money I'll be making and I'm leaning towards the car but I'm not sure what exactly to do. I'm wanting to do something under 500 bucks if I can, but I want to do something that will make a big difference in my car. I have an already faulty automatic transmission so I don't really want to do anything engine related that would shorten the life of a crippled trans but would exhaust or stancing be an option? If you guys can give me some ideas to work with that would be awesome.

The only things in my head right now, like I said, are stancing and maybe putting in exhaust but even still, I'm not sure where to go. I've looked at several exhaust options and have even considered getting custom piping cut at a muffler shop but is that really a good decision? Also, would swapping out the stock exhaust have any effect on my transmission?

The other option, stancing, really confuses me. What all goes in to lowering a car and all of that? I know there are springs and coilovers and camber and whatnot but it doesn't all fit together in my head. Would changing the stance of my car be too much money? Even if I pressed the 800 range? And would that harm my trans at all?

Just my thoughts so far. Any help is appreciated. Here's a picture of my car. I spent nearly 4 hours cleaning her up today :)
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Save for the trans. Any upgrades you do will be pointless if the car wont move!
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Re: Where to spend my money? I need opinions

form n function coiloverss are like 600 n they are best bang for ur money.

save the 500 and get ur trans fixed
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form n function coiloverss are like 600 n they are best bang for ur money.
nope

theyre just cheapest!
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Re: Where to spend my money? I need opinions

Yeahhh if your trans is on its way out and your worried about doing anything else to not mess up the trans more, why not save that money towards a 5spd swap? U know its bad, dont put money elsewhere when you need to get something mechanically fixed.
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Re: Where to spend my money? I need opinions

Here's the deal on my transmission. It's already gone out once. It's been rebuilt since and is running fine now. It IS still faulty, since it's auto and somewhat crappy, but it runs smooth and has been since the rebuild. I think I'm going to start putting some money in to savings for the trans but I also want to give myself a little something to have fun with until I can rake up nearly $2000 bucks for a 5 speed swap.

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you could buy a motorcycle and have endless amounts of fun
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Re: Where to spend my money? I need opinions

Oddly enough, that's what one of my friends is doing. He's going to buy a bike and take the insurance off of his prelude and work on it while he saves gas on the bike.
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^^^^^ not a bad idea
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Re: Where to spend my money? I need opinions

The only thing about it is, I can't really dish out the money to buy a DD while I do a 5 speed swap. I'm starting to lean towards either the Form and Function coilovers or maybe some Tien coilovers. One question I have about them though is, One: Are they hard to install (especially for a beginner) and two: Should I be aiming at getting the Street Basis Coilovers or the Simple Damper? The Super Street sets are way pricey and I'm not going to be on the track or anything (at least not for a long while) so should I just settle for one of the other two?
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teins are overpriced and overrated

get BC Racing V1's theyre much better than any tein setup!
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