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    Default No matter what I do, it's still a Cavalier.

    Bought it as a daily, initially thought... it needs to be lowered and thats all.

    8 months after owning it, it was (i think) the lowest static cavalier, engine swapped and boosted, and i swapped the entire interior from tan to charcoal.

    its nothing special, and it shall continue to be nothing special, but is it every a blast to drag/drive.





    Home built skid plate (built after I took out my first oil pan 2 days before H20i)



    Ride height:



    Picked these babies up tonight:





    Never been much for vette wheels, but these came up as a rediculous deal to pass up, so I figure its a good start to getting it wide.

    More to come.

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    one of the better cavs out there

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    I'm impressed. I really like where this is going.

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    I like your car, it looks like its in good condition still! What color will the Vette wheels be? I could imagine some nice pearl petrol blue!

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    Thanks guys, wheels will be polished. Never been much for odd coloured wheels.

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    polished saw blades. yummy

    but. i dont know why these wheels looks smaller or with less blades than the normal late-C4 vettes.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DannyE32 View Post
    polished saw blades. yummy

    but. i dont know why these wheels looks smaller or with less blades than the normal late-C4 vettes.
    Its because they arent sawblades.

    They're "salad tossers"

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    looks nice, tho you are measuring the wheels incorrectly. (if you did not know that)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zic View Post
    looks nice, tho you are measuring the wheels incorrectly. (if you did not know that)
    x2 Needs to be measured from the inside of the lip to the inside of the other side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HooWybrow View Post
    Its because they arent sawblades.

    They're "salad tossers"


    This car is a lot of fun. The blast down to H2O and back was one that I won't forget. We had some gnarly smashes on the way down. Keep it up man.
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    This is low. Cant wait to see the wheels on there! Nice decision on polishing them.

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    keep it up! hurry and get them wheels on haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zic View Post
    looks nice, tho you are measuring the wheels incorrectly. (if you did not know that)
    yep im aware, was just a tape measure pic lol

    Quote Originally Posted by Evil Panda View Post
    x2 Needs to be measured from the inside of the lip to the inside of the other side.
    no kiddin...

    Quote Originally Posted by Kielan View Post


    This car is a lot of fun. The blast down to H2O and back was one that I won't forget. We had some gnarly smashes on the way down. Keep it up man.
    haha thank you sir, was quite a trip.

    Quote Originally Posted by whosurgaddy View Post
    keep it up! hurry and get them wheels on haha
    thanks dude, got some tires i had laying around mounted up tonight, and mocked the rears up. will post pics when i get home.

    thanks for all the kind words.

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    nice cavalier bro. i own a 98 z24 so i love these cars haha. one guy was gunna put vette wheels on a cavalier but it fell through. i would love to see how this ends up.

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    the only nice cavaleer I've seen in my life. There's that red one with the lip that's ok, but yours is amazing. I remember all the gay kids in highschool that used to have these cars. I can't believe you made one look good. And it's engine swapped and turbo'd, that's insane. Which engine is in it? Details on the turbo setup as well? Also can't wait to see it on the new wheels. I know that one cobally had his car on some Vette wheels and it came out looking sharp, so I know yours will as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aderro89 View Post
    nice cavalier bro. i own a 98 z24 so i love these cars haha. one guy was gunna put vette wheels on a cavalier but it fell through. i would love to see how this ends up.
    haha thanks dude - i saw that one car... looks like he jacked it up and set a wheel kinda in there without a tire and thats as far as he got?

    Quote Originally Posted by HWY HNTR View Post
    the only nice cavaleer I've seen in my life. There's that red one with the lip that's ok, but yours is amazing. I remember all the gay kids in highschool that used to have these cars. I can't believe you made one look good. And it's engine swapped and turbo'd, that's insane. Which engine is in it? Details on the turbo setup as well? Also can't wait to see it on the new wheels. I know that one cobally had his car on some Vette wheels and it came out looking sharp, so I know yours will as well.
    lol thanks dude

    It's got an 04 ecotec engine in it, with turbotechracing polyurethane mounts.

    Turbo is from a 03+ saab 9-3, as well as the manifold. running a 99 dollar front mount, a turboxs RFL and about 14-14.5lbs of boost. The charge pipes, downpipe and exhaust were all made by me and some buddies. ill post up some pics of the turbo junk in a bit

    Ive had some stock sized take offs (205/55/16) tires laying around for a while just for whatever, and decided Id throw a pair on the vette wheels tonight. Not as much stretch as I'd hoped, but they came out half ass decent.

    Mike (Euronut) convinced me we had better mock-up the rears a bit tonight. So I took some pics, kinda motivated me to get going on it.









    Much to my disbelief, I think these are actually going to work half-ass decent on this thing. I really need to get the side skirts Ive been hunting for, which will get rid of that gay swoop...

    More to come

    EDIT: realized tonight I lost a sidemarker picking up my wheels last night, the roads were aweful, and I guess I paid the price.

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    I love all the low in that shop.


    If it's worth doing, it's worth doing right.

    Your blast pipes look stupid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cobrawannabe View Post
    I love all the low in that shop.
    Mikes 1jz e30 is on the left of the hoist, not in any of the pics... and its well into the lows aswell. We have a saying, if it comes in the shop it has to drag out of the shop, and most of them do - or are in the process of.


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    Well, think Ive decided exactly what is going to happen over the winter for this car.

    IRS swap (5x100 to 5x115)
    front spindle swap to bigger brakes and 5x115
    custom rear control arms (more camber awesomer )
    2.4L ecotec intake manifold (good for 13whp)
    front camber plates
    03+ LS side skirts

    and most importantly make those damn wheels fit.

    and to think, this car isnt even my project

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    i bet 6 months and this gets blown up like the last 2 s10s and you build something else..... ps how can you **** on the vette wheels when i wanted to put them on the subie then you mount them on a cavy??

    ps i need a tranny flush and downpipe redone on the s10, k thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evil Panda View Post
    x2 Needs to be measured from the inside of the lip to the inside of the other side.
    Its a tape measure. He can still measure it like that. Just dont start at Zero

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    ya he only jacked it up and through them on. he never was able to get it done. school got in the way if im not mistaken. but those look good on there. cant wait to see it done!

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    what vettes come with these little wheels?

    looks like fake sawblades lol


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    Quote Originally Posted by Innis View Post
    i bet 6 months and this gets blown up like the last 2 s10s and you build something else..... ps how can you **** on the vette wheels when i wanted to put them on the subie then you mount them on a cavy??

    ps i need a tranny flush and downpipe redone on the s10, k thanks!
    They dont suit that car at all.

    And fat fuckin chance Im doin either of those.

    Quote Originally Posted by DannyE32 View Post
    what vettes come with these little wheels?

    looks like fake sawblades lol
    They're the exact same size as "real" sawblades.

    ...dont worry... I didn't call Rota.

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    Picked up my IRS stuff yesterday and new front spindle setup. Once the snow starts to fly, things should really get rolling.


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