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Yea i didnt want to put all the pics right in here so i uploaded them to my site, so no one with a slow connection will get all laggy.

1996 Nissan Sentra GXE

Once winter is over im getting Motegi MR-7s, someone told me that the salt used to melt the snow can harm the finish on your wheels, if this isnt tru well mabey ill get them sooner. But we usually get a lot of snow so ill wait if i get no conformation.

After that i plan on getting Ground Control Coilovers and a deck(possibly sooner if my friend sells his old one.

From there i dont know where to go because i definatly think i could use a paint job the lady who had it before me never really took care of it although it only has 20k miles on it and i put about 6k on it there is already signs of ruston the hood on the edge by the wipers. it also looks like she tried to hide some other sopts with some sort of touch up paint that doesnt match... from a distance u really cant tell. But i dont know if i should wait to get a body kit first or to get the paint job first then the body kit and get that painted later and match the color. An help with this decision would be quite usefull. And if it looks like i plan to do alot to this car well because im prolly going to have it for a long time i mean it has less miles on it than my moms new 2k1 camry although her car looks nicer :(

i also was wonderin where i could find one of those aluminum spoilers for my car i know most are universal i was just wonderin whats a decent width for them i dont want my spoiler to be wider than my car that looks stupid plus, ive been looking and all of them are like 12" does anyone know where to get the ones that are like 3-4" high instead.

Performance wise I thought about it but i dont know if i should even put money into it because of the fact that its a automatic, i figured just drive this till its dead then get a new sentra 5 speed or mabey a spec v 6 speed :eek:) yum... but if someone can convince me otherwise plz do...

well thanks ahead of time

and yes i know the washer leds r illegal dont worry i keep them off pretty much all the time i was just bored one day and my friend had bought a pair for his jeep but the didnt go on so i bought them off of him... but yea ive got a toggle switch drilled under the dash.

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Personally I would avoid both of your projects but that's my opinion....

Concerning a wing, there is a huge section to choose from. Most wings are basically universal so get whatever you think looks good. Look on eBay, Stillen, Option Auto, Speed and Style, etc. (buy a copy of Sport Compact Car and there are more than enough company advertisements). Keep in mind that since you have a FWD car and the fact that you are not a professional racer will mean that the wing will have absolutely ZERO performance value (in fact, it will probably just add weight and create drag). With that in mind, find something cheap, don't be one of the unfortunately souls who spends $400 on a nonfunctional wing.

I would avoid the body kit if you don't even plan on keeping the car that long. A full body kit is going to run about $1000+installation+painting. You can easily spend close to $1500+. I can think of lots of fun upgrades you can do for $1500 that would make a VERY noticable difference in performance. Do whatever suits your style best but remember that cars that are 'all show and no go' tend to get labeled as 'ricey.' :)
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Unless of course you enter it in shows cuz thats the point of the mod. I don't enter mine in a show cuz it isn't the point of my car.
Correct, but I made the assumption that since this is his only car this wouldn't be the case. Once again it shows not to make assumptions ;)
second zeno i plan on keeping the car for a while as i just bought it and its only got 20k on it... and i love my sentra but what could i really get for my automatic GA16DE... basics CAI Header Exhaust Plugs... adj timing... nitrus i cant really think of ne thing elsea turbo is kinda out of the quesion cause i think it would be a waste of money on a auto sentra...
Engine Mods: timing, intake, headers, exhaust, pullies, port and polish, No2, turbo, cams, ECU, headwork, pistons

Suspension: springs, shocks, strut bars, sway bars, coilovers

Misc.: brakes, clutch, flywheel, and an endless option of cosmetic mods.

You have a lot of options, don't let the fact that it is an automatic an the ga16 keep you down.
What mods should i get first performance wise... i dont know what order is best ... if there even is one i just want to do this right the first time ya know what i mean...
Adjust your timing first. Quick and easy (and if you can hunt down a timing light, it is free). The next step is usually the 'breathing' of the car. Most people go in the order of intake, header, finally exhaust.
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