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Old 02-26-2016, 02:00 PM
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Just recently I have had circumstances in my life that have provided me disposable funds to put towards my car. I haven't had money to spend on anything other than maintenance in a while. I have some ideas on what to get but would like your opinions to get some ideas stirring.

If you guys had $500 to spend towards your car, what would you buy?

So far things I'm considering are:

- Brake Ducting kit (track and braking performance)
- Carbon Fiber Rad cover (engine bay bling mostly)
- Hood Shocks (maintenance/convenience)
- Track days (put towards cost for track days)
- Professional Detail (bring my black paint back to life, no more swirly's)
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Old 02-26-2016, 02:05 PM
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I don't track, but if I did, that's I would probably spend my money on

In my case, since I don't track, I would probably go SOS hood dampers
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Old 02-26-2016, 02:22 PM
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From those choices I'd pick pro detail or track days
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Old 02-26-2016, 02:25 PM
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^ that.

I was going to say some AP2 upgrades, but you already have one, LOL. I should've bought an AP2...
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I would get that black paint refreshed and looking new.
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Old 02-26-2016, 04:25 PM
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A pro detail from Wes R would be amazing. Black paint needs it more than others.
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Old 02-26-2016, 05:36 PM
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Why not buy a DA polisher and learn try to detail yourself at your spare time.
Spent the other half on track pads / track days maybe.
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Old 02-26-2016, 05:43 PM
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^ I hope he has lots of friends with lots of cars that he can learn on... Mastering a DA polisher isn't something that you learn on your first shot, especially on a black car. Not to mention a proper paint correction can take 8+ hours hence why most paint correction places charge what they charge, it's not your typical "detail" from a dealership.
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One of the following...

Track day
Track pads
Track lap timer
5 pt harness
Upgrade rad
Extended studs
Tune

Or
For the S..
Tires
Detail products (pads, Polish, clay)

I think that's it
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That is a pretty small budget when it comes to mods for this car. I'd say Keep saving towards the $450 US mark and get yourself a steering wheel upgrade, the OEM wheel is way too thin. You'll appreciate it every time you get into your vehicle, I love my new wheel, one of my favourite mods.
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