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well, i finally got a new(used) car. it is a 1996 nissan sentra gle. i previously had a 1996 nissan sentra gxe. the reason that i got this car was because it was manual, had five spoke fifteens, and a sunroof. my old sentra had an auto, muffler, and all red tails. this car has no mods but the rims, so it is like a new start. the car is black, so i plan to paint the rims black as well, and drop it with tein basic dampers. any suggestions on what i should do next?
 

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b14sleeper said:
well, i finally got a new(used) car. it is a 1996 nissan sentra gle. i previously had a 1996 nissan sentra gxe. the reason that i got this car was because it was manual, had five spoke fifteens, and a sunroof. my old sentra had an auto, muffler, and all red tails. this car has no mods but the rims, so it is like a new start. the car is black, so i plan to paint the rims black as well, and drop it with tein basic dampers. any suggestions on what i should do next?
well not 100% sure if this is the spot it should be. but it all depends on what you want to use this car for. the drag track autocross or show. just dont go tacky with the big aluminum spoilers and neons. i had the same car you got gle but mine was an automatic. gave to my brother so i can buy a 200sx 5speed onyl for the tranny cept mine needed lots of work
 

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"short throws are unecisary IMHO. i feel thet you can achieve the same shifting speed with a normal gear box. spend your money on things that will make your car faster/better. "

i would reccomend replacing the exaust first...the stock exaust is very limiting, but don you dare go getting a folgers muffler!!! 2" pipe is the max size for your engine, dont go above that. (for reasons i dont know, but its true).

and i would also get some stiffer suspension second. sentras have what i call an "american ride" which means they're comfy, but super soft. most suspension kits will also lower the car about an inch i think, not bad.

the stock brakes are wonderful, nice and big...so no change need there.
 

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Get altezas, 6 in. exhaust tip, cut the springs, huge wing, hood scoop, bunch of stickers....ect
That would be tight son!!!
 

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Tavel said:
short throws are for pussies. spend your money on things that will actually help your car. there's no need for short throw if you have skill enough to drive a manual.

i would reccomend replacing the exaust first...the stock exaust is very limiting, but don you dare go getting a folgers muffler!!! 2" pipe is the max size for your engine, dont go above that. (for reasons i dont know, but its true).

and i would also get some stiffer suspension second. sentras have what i call an "american ride" which means they're comfy, but super soft. most suspension kits will also lower the car about an inch i think, not bad.

the stock brakes are wonderful, nice and big...so no change need there.
Umm not sure what to say here but short throw shifter are pretty damn useful, it has nothing to do with the skill to drive a manual either, it is a worthwhile mod. granted I wouldn;t necessarily recommend it be the first mod you make.

Anyway good luck with your car man.
 

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sounds like your bone stock just like me... Well i plan on getting a 2in exhaust first, then i'm going for Halo headlights(not the best for lighting according to all the people here, but i need new headlights cause i've broke the bottom mounts on one of mine so its kinda dangling there :p), then onto intake, and headers.
 

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If ya want to know how to get the best PERFORMANCE from our ga16's, check out nissanperformancemag.com and go to the turbo1.6 write ups.....from beginning to end. You can also check out Wes' site....www.notnser.com ....he has a TON of the most useful information about our cars.

Between Wes' and Mike Young's pages, you should have enough information and knowledge to get a decent "sleeper" ;)
 

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Tavel said:
the stock brakes are wonderful, nice and big...so no change need there.
Huh? The stock 1.6 brakes suck! Get some NX2000 brakes!
 

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Huh? The stock 1.6 brakes suck! Get some NX2000 brakes!
agreed. boom boom badoom.
 

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get the cold air, header, catback and the car will come alive
 

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i didnt like the sentra or the alti that i had ordered parts for already, so i cancelled everything, sold the car for the same price, because it had a CARFAX buy back guarentee on it, and i am now a proud owner of a 1998 nissan 200sx SE-R with no mods, but hotshot headers, and what looks to be like a greddy sp2 exhaust system? but i went on the greddy site, and they dont make the sp2 for the 200! anyways, i am very pleased with the performance compared to the sentras i owned, and that gay alti. as of now, i have a carbon fiber hood and trunk, tein basic dampers, the nx200 brake kit for the front, and some powerslot rear rotors for the rear, and some of that brake paint(red), i also ordered some summit racing sport seats in their simulated leather(black) for 209 a piece w/ sparco harnesses, and will go to the junkyards tomorrow to see if i can find an evo or sti to get the steering wheel off of. i will then order a HS headers, intake, and prolly a new exhaust. then see if i can get some retrofitted HID's or something.
 

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naww man, i been saving for a while, so i have the money, also im only 17, so i only have to pay for my car and stuff...
 

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pics!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i want to do the same thing but my dad insists "why do you want to sell it!? theres nothing wrong with it!"
 

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i wish i could post pics, but my camera broke, and i dont have the money to buy a new one, since i spent it all on my car!!
 
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