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View Poll Results: Which would you sell?
StopTech Trophy BBK with Endless brake pads 9 14.75%
TE37SLs with RS3s and an extra set of tires 15 24.59%
Akra Evo 5 8.20%
Akra slip on 14 22.95%
Nothing 18 29.51%
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      04-21-2012, 12:23 PM   #1
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Which would you sell?

Which would you sell?
and why?

- StopTech Trophy BBK with Endless brake pads
- TE37SLs with RS3s and an extra set of RS3s
- Akra Evo
- Akra slip on
- Nothing

What is my why? I don't really know.........

I personally voted for the Slip on.
Why?
Wheels/tires are #1 in tracking. 2nd is brakes.
Slip on makes no real power, just for sound/looks
Slip on will yield me more $ than the xpipe

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      04-21-2012, 01:22 PM   #2
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      04-21-2012, 01:35 PM   #3
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I assume you already own the parts? If so, I'd keep them all.
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      04-21-2012, 01:36 PM   #4
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what's confusing lol

People always ask "What should I buy? Exhaust? Rims? Brakes?"

So now I ask... "Which should i sell?" Exhaust? Rims? Brakes?"

I haven't came to the office on a Saturday in a very very long time...

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I assume you already own the parts? If so, I'd keep them all.
Yes, and some others. But they're 100% a necessity (front/rear cameras, laser jammers, SmartTop. Tune etc)
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      04-21-2012, 01:37 PM   #5
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Drunk at 10:30am?
No, bored at the office

and it's 11:30 here lol

Plus, I am semi-serious... I want to buy a track miata

If I sell one of the above parts, it'll basically be an even trade...
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Slip-on. I am not a big fan and sound-only exhaust stuff.
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My guess is you'd need to sell the ST BBK and/or the Akra Evo to be able to buy a track-prep'd Miata.

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My guess is you'd need to sell the ST BBK and/or the Akra Evo to be able to buy a track-prep'd Miata.

Stop drinking before noon
yeah with the evo, I'd be short, but close

With the ST kit, pretty much even.

Or just sell everything and lease a 370Z with the $ hahaha (joke)

I love DCT, I really really do.
But I miss having a manual car around to use sometimes
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yeah with the evo, I'd be short, but close

With the ST kit, pretty much even.

Or just sell everything and lease a 370Z with the $ hahaha (joke)

I love DCT, I really really do.
But I miss having a manual car around to use sometimes
If you buy the Miata that would solve the MT problem!

I know you verts so would you replace the e93 with a 370z vert? Personally, I couldn't make that switch...
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Top Ramen for 3 weeks will balance any budget.
Haha! Yeah I have decided to cut down on eating out.... I tend to spend more than the lease payment on a Z just by eating out so often....... Cutting down will mean I lose weight (faster around the track!! lol) be healthier etc all that stuff
Damn if I can lose like 50lbs, that will be like the same as someone putting on a Ti exhaust haha

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If you buy the Miata that would solve the MT problem!

I know you verts so would you replace the e93 with a 370z vert? Personally, I couldn't make that switch...
I love verts but I'd never buy a 370Z vert... they're fugly

Now, if they offered it to me at $300/month no drive off, I'd take one immediately lol. Give it to my gf or something


It really makes one think... the mods we put on these cars can get us some nice stock cars (or enough to cover the lease payments for 3 years).

Heck, I could use the $ as a down payment on an investment condo haha

Don't worry guys, I'm leaving the office soon so you won't hear from me so much
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what's confusing lol

People always ask "What should I buy? Exhaust? Rims? Brakes?"

So now I ask... "Which should i sell?" Exhaust? Rims? Brakes?"

I haven't came to the office on a Saturday in a very very long time...



Yes, and some others. But they're 100% a necessity (front/rear cameras, laser jammers, SmartTop. Tune etc)

Might I suggest that you sell your entire car to me for $20 and a bag of used hockey pucks?
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dude, u havent sold the akra?!?!?!
sell it!! i want it!!! slip on or evo
well... i did just get a gintani sport valved exhaust that i may wanna sell... hmm...
anyone interested in my exhuast?
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Spec Miata? If so, be prepared for stiff competition.
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Spec Miata? If so, be prepared for stiff competition.
Doesn't mean I'd be competing with other spec miatas

I do track days for fun, hanging with friends, etc.

I don't even get timing all the time (unless it's free, then sure why not)


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dude, u havent sold the akra?!?!?!
sell it!! i want it!!! slip on or evo
well... i did just get a gintani sport valved exhaust that i may wanna sell... hmm...
anyone interested in my exhuast?
Wow I didn't know they made a valve exhaust
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Wow I didn't know they made a valve exhaust
yea, i got one similiar to this one:
http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=673077

its sounds great and i love it. but the valve on/off doesn't have as big of an effect as i expected and there still is some drone at 2k and 3k rpm which can be annoying at times... otherwise, i love the exhaust.
ive never had akra before, so i'd be interested in picking up a used and trying it out to compare with the gintani sport, if u are selling...
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Haha! Yeah I have decided to cut down on eating out.... I tend to spend more than the lease payment on a Z just by eating out so often....... Cutting down will mean I lose weight (faster around the track!! lol) be healthier etc all that stuff
Damn if I can lose like 50lbs, that will be like the same as someone putting on a Ti exhaust haha
You are a young guy, think about you goals, happiness and don't be afraid to get creative.

For example, if your happiness comes at the track, you should reverse your garage fund priority order. For example, buy a crummy beater for driving to work, around town and leave the rest of your funds to put into a track prepped 911/GT-R/M3 etc.

I fear for the day you have the realization that tracking a 370z will never compare to the enjoyment of an M3 and how you wasted money and effort to make the 370z fill a void it never could.

Have you thought about an older cayman S? or 911?
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You are a young guy, think about you goals, happiness and don't be afraid to get creative.

For example, if your happiness comes at the track, you should reverse your garage fund priority order. For example, buy a crummy beater for driving to work, around town and leave the rest of your funds to put into a track prepped 911/GT-R/M3 etc.

I fear for the day you have the realization that tracking a 370z will never compare to the enjoyment of an M3 and how you wasted money and effort to make the 370z fill a void it never could.

Have you thought about an older cayman S? or 911?
Yes, turning 24 in less than 2 weeks...approaching a 1/4 century... I may feel like I'm "getting old," but I know I'm still quite young.

I have looked into a Cayman S and a 911, specifically a used 996 GT3.

The only real reason I started to considered the Z was my friend let me take his around the track. Now, it wasn't a M3 (it was a bone stock 370Z, sport with syncrorev), but it was quite fun.
I took a Miata out as well, and man that thing is like a go-kart! same with the S2k.
Since I go so often...I've gotten to make friends who drive cars that aren't just M3s/BMWs, and I gotta say... there's quite a lot of choices out there! My "issue" is I don't "buy" cars... the longest I've owned any car is 2 years..so my fear is that if I were to buy a GT3/Cayman/something up there in value, it will depreciate so much I have to keep it for quite some time. I tend to sacrifice elsewhere in life to feed my (rather expensive) hobby, and it's hard to know when to "slow down" (let alone stop).

But you are correct... it may very be the case that if I get a Z, I will end up "needing" to spend so much money on it that it defeats the purpose of "saving money"
Mods aren't cheap (maybe cheaper than it would be on a M3, but still not cheap). It's a curse

A member on here advised me to look into an already track-spec Cayman R. He bought one for his wife and mentions that it's as fast as his GT3RS around smaller tracks.
It got me into looking.... 40kish isn't bad for an already track ready car.... and a Porsche at that (considering that, no matter how much I have loved my BMWs [z4 335i M3], I have always missed my old Porsches...)

Sorry to blabber on


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yea, i got one similiar to this one:
http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=673077

its sounds great and i love it. but the valve on/off doesn't have as big of an effect as i expected and there still is some drone at 2k and 3k rpm which can be annoying at times... otherwise, i love the exhaust.
ive never had akra before, so i'd be interested in picking up a used and trying it out to compare with the gintani sport, if u are selling...
I would to hear it

For me, Gintani exhausts have always sounded great, but too loud for me. I cannot deal with drone. I even feel the Akra has drone (especially when cold).
The Akra is the best exhaust I've personally heard and owned.
I went from an AA HFC xpipe with stock rear to the full Akra. Heard several others and I couldn't personally imagine paying for any other system
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i vote for the stoptechs. why because you should sell them to me.
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i vote for the stoptechs. why because you should sell them to me.
haha

Sorry dude They're already "claimed"

Right after I listed the feeler a while back my friend texted me within 30 mins or so lol

My akra and SLs also technically have "dibs" haha
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haha

Sorry dude They're already "claimed"

Right after I listed the feeler a while back my friend texted me within 30 mins or so lol

My akra and SLs also technically have "dibs" haha
I think I was reading another thread about you advising someone about selling over the internet. I remember you saying there are no "dibs" its who PAYS you first that gets the product. Correct me if I'm wrong
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