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Old 01-30-2012, 03:07 PM
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Gotten A Car

And its a lovely Nissan Sentra! 6 years old, low milage, and 1.8L of glory! The only issue was an odor that followed the past owner wherever he went (may he rest in peace). A good bit of Febreeze cured that.

Now, its time to start souping this baby up! I want to do the basic things, I'm thinking of putting in a chip, a high flow intake snorkel, and a Flowmaster Hushpower muffler. I want to start with the chip. Does anyone know a good company that makes chips for my car?
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Old 01-30-2012, 06:08 PM
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Old 01-30-2012, 08:28 PM
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SR20DET Swap....
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Old 01-30-2012, 09:00 PM
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SR20DET Swap....

but yes, i don't think there is much you can do with the 1.8?
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Old 01-30-2012, 09:24 PM
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My point exactly....lol
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Old 01-31-2012, 10:08 AM
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Nice. I wouldn't bother to mod it, save the money so in the future you can buy a sporter car.
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Old 01-31-2012, 11:59 AM
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Nice. I wouldn't bother to mod it, save the money so in the future you can buy a sporter car.
I'm with him.

However, a good set of tires is never a bad thing. I don't mean heavy, low profile rims, just a good set of rubber on the stock rims and a good alignment can really make the car drive better. Forget about the intakes and exhaust. In most cases they make noise, not power.
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Old 01-31-2012, 02:08 PM
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Buying a sportier car isn't an option for a looooong time. Unless I can get a clunker project car. But I don't see that happening either.
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Old 01-31-2012, 03:30 PM
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Here Magnum, this is long but might give you some ideas.


(Only half joking..)
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Old 01-31-2012, 03:43 PM
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Leave it stock and hypermile the living $%@#$ out of it. 40+mpg is possible. Put your fuel savings into a fast car fund.
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Did the previous owner die and rot a little bit in it to leave the smell?
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Old 02-01-2012, 02:27 PM
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No, but he wasn't in the habit of showering very often. Half a bottle of Febreeze and several air fresheners helped relieve the smell but its one of those smells that soaks into fabric and lingers, much to my dismay.
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Make sure you check under the seats and whatnot for.. leftovers. Maybe even remove them for a thorough cleaning, should help a lot with the smell. Don't want anyone else's human slime in your ride.
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Old 02-02-2012, 03:39 AM
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Yeah, do a real sweep of the car, try and do a complete inside cleaning, and leave a container with some 'sodium bicarbonate' inside, it'll help with the smell.
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Old 02-02-2012, 07:52 AM
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If it's bad enough you can get "bombs" to eliminated odors. A lot of rental car companies use them.
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