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    1. Member sicklyscott's Avatar
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      01-01-2013 01:48 PM #1
      Most people are busy planning what vacations they'll take this year, others are getting their finances in order, but me, I'm planning out my automotive conquests for 2013. I'm sure I'm not the only one on this forum with these thoughts. So what are your car related goas for the year?

      Here are mine:
      - Get the MG to Carlisle for the import show
      - do 1 HPDE event
      - get new suspension and wheels for the S4
      - Sell the ///M
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      01-01-2013 01:53 PM #2
      Not get any tickets.


      That's about it.
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      01-01-2013 01:57 PM #3
      Get my windows tinted
      Buy helmet
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      HPDE
      Install my suspension

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      01-01-2013 02:03 PM #4
      Get rich and die driving a Porsche.

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      01-01-2013 02:09 PM #5
      Get a couple hpde events under the belt. If I end up sticking with the BRZ, get a supercharger and upgraded brakes. If not, pick up my first Porsche, preferably a CPO Cayman S or maybe 911 depending on if the prices keep falling.

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      01-01-2013 02:11 PM #6
      I was going to overhaul the front suspension/tires and trans in the Camaro this year. Due to an incident with icicles, I may have to hold off on the T56 for another season.

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      01-01-2013 02:43 PM #7
      Offset the horrible MPGs of the Jeep by getting a zx10r.

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      01-01-2013 02:46 PM #8
      Go an entire calendar year without either acquiring or selling a vehicle. I cannot remember the last year that happened.

    9. 01-01-2013 02:50 PM #9
      Restrain myself from buying a car until The new GTi comes out.
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      01-01-2013 02:50 PM #10
      My goal is to complete my supercharger project and try to do more than a couple autocross events.

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      01-01-2013 02:55 PM #11
      Drive this thing to SEMA and Wuste.

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      01-01-2013 03:05 PM #12
      Replace my driver side fender, driver's door, and front bumper. Attempt paint correction with a buffer. Fix the sticky trim in my Jetta, install my radio, and troubleshoot the finicky door lock modules.

      I'm currently aiming to get an internship next summer somewhere on the west coast. My goal is to drive out there and see the country; I've never been west of Chicago.
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      01-01-2013 03:06 PM #13
      Personally, I'd like to do a little more of my own maintenance work on my own car (Civic), make the most of my Summit Point Kart membership, and get some hail damage taken care of.

      I got "Buy the wife a new car" out of the way so my goals this year are a lot less lofty. I want to do HPDE as well but it's not prudent at this time...hence the Karting membership.

      Professionally, it's going to be hard to top a year where I got to drive an R8 cab, 911 S, M6, AMG CLS, Panamera GTS, FR-S, Golf R, and a GTR. So I hope that I'll get to attend more press events or that our YT channel gets bought by Discovery or something.

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      01-01-2013 03:08 PM #14
      Hopefully finish following things

      -16v carbs into mk1 Cabby
      -turbo the ABA caddy, maybe paint.
      -EU bumpers on Golf
      If my calculations are correct it should all cost me 2-3k. Sell/trade stuff to keep out of pocket cost down.

      Plan on not selling/buying any cars this yet, and finish project at hand.

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      01-01-2013 03:24 PM #15
      Run over my fiancee with my jetta ''accidently''

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      01-01-2013 03:24 PM #16
      Get 3.73 gears installed
      Get my car tuned
      Get an upper control bracket installed
      Get my MGW shifter assembly installed
      Maybe get a lightweight one piece driveshaft

      Get a skid plate for the R32
      Get it resprayed from winter damage
      Get clear bra installed
      Get new set of winter tires
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      01-01-2013 03:25 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by Ross1013 View Post
      Professionally, it's going to be hard to top a year where I got to drive an R8 cab, 911 S, M6, AMG CLS, Panamera GTS, FR-S, Golf R, and a GTR. So I hope that I'll get to attend more press events or that our YT channel gets bought by Discovery or something.

      What's your channel?

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      01-01-2013 03:29 PM #18
      1. Get EVERYTHING on the Saab working. Only a few things left.
      2. Finish up the Honda, get my motorcycle license.
      3. Ride the Honda as much as possible.
      4. Learn to weld properly.
      5. Porsche things. Many Porsche things.
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      01-01-2013 03:36 PM #19
      Comfortable, frugal wagon w/automatic and a tow-hitch.

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      01-01-2013 03:40 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by Dawg Dee-Lux View Post
      Comfortable, frugal wagon w/automatic and a tow-hitch.
      Saab 9-5? Keep your foot out of it and they can return 30+ MPG, and they have a massive tow rating.

      You're in Norway though, so you have plenty of other options from GM Europe that'll fit that billing as well than or better than the Saab.
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      01-01-2013 03:42 PM #21
      Passat -> Golf R but I also want to keep the Frontier w/o having to downgrade.

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      01-01-2013 03:58 PM #22
      Finish dressing out the 1775 engine and get the big 6-volt flywheel for it. Finish and install into the Beetle. (I want to preserve the original engine, it's getting soft and I want it to live) also add my EMPI camber compensator to go with the KYB gas shocks and radial tires. It would be just about perfect with that and some cosmetic restoration I want to finish.

      Then there's the other project that I'll make a thread about when I actually get something interesting to write about. It should be a big (ish) year if I can get the time to do what I want.
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      01-01-2013 04:02 PM #23
      Sell my Jeep and BMW and get a Porsche Cayenne. Test drive a lot of cars

    24. 01-01-2013 04:10 PM #24
      Boost gauge
      HID conversion
      New tires
      New suspension?

    25. 01-01-2013 04:13 PM #25
      get pimp running.

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