Well, I just figured out where my paycheck is going to be going. Struts? Nope. Springs? Not even. Tires maybe? Not that. Then what you may ask? A speeding ticket that's what! How disappointing this is...and I have only myself to blame. Early this morning on the way to meet up with a friend. Traffic was cleared because most people had already made the commute to work. I decided to open her up a little. I get it up to about 100mph and then let up and begin to creep down to about 80. Then I look behind me and I see the damning lights of a motorcycle highway patrol tailgating me. He cites me a speeding ticket for 100mph and tells me that my car is a piece of junk and he's surprised it was running. I grin in berret and reassure him that "I just bought it a few days ago". I'm sure he figured otherwise and proceeded to have me pop open the hood and bitches at me for my intercooler, aluminum radiator, crankcase breather, intake, exhaust etc etc. I play dumb but it didn't work (wasn't expecting it too). So he proceeded to give me a fix it ticket for the intake and exhaust and tells me I have to go to the BAR and get it signed off. What the hell have I gotten myself into?
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Well lets see, my Z is now at the point where my engine and drivetrain surpasses the current setup of my Z. The struts are nearly blown, springs are worn, the aerodynamics make the front end unstable at anything over 90mph, I can fell the car flexing when I launch it, the brakes feel a bit on the mushy side and I can feel the front wheels "skip" when I take a corner at higher then average speed. Not to mention my fuel gauge doesn't work along with my turn signals and headlights. The latter are more refinements then improvements and will be addressed shortly. At any rate I am planning my next purchases; should it be Tokico Illuminas with Eibach progressive lowering springs? Maybe save a bit longer and make the leap to coil over and camber kit from techno toy tuning? Strut bars? Wheels and tires? An airdam perhaps? We'll see...