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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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    Congrats! Many happy miles!

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    SR20DET Swap....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Magnum9987 View Post
    I want to do the basic things,
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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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    My point exactly....lol
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by thebrochureman View Post
    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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    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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    Here Magnum, this is long but might give you some ideas.

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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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    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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    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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    If it's bad enough you can get "bombs" to eliminated odors. A lot of rental car companies use them.
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