uhhhh, Crazy...I would say with 17s it will look a bit odd not lowered at all. After you cut (ouch) your springs your car looked much better.<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by crazyNXracer:
if you are going to slam your car to the ground and you want rims go with the 16's but if you are going to drop a litlle like a couple inches or none at all then go with 17's they look nice and you dont have to do anything to your tire well, just put em on! mine look pretty good right?!
Well start with swapping out your headlights to Sylvania Cool Blues. That should help you at night.<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by 1dabred:
I have recently bought a '92 NX 2000 and am looking to increase performance. However I am not quite sure where to start. I was thinking of new rims and rubber... I don't have loads of cash and am looking to do small adjustments and / or bolt on parts.</font>
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Pretty White:
Well start with swapping out your headlights to Sylvania Cool Blues. That should help you at night.
Then get a timimg light if you don't have one and advance the timing 2 degrees.
Then buy a MAF adapter for like $25.00 tops and stick a K&N on it.
Those are the cheapest ways I know to make cheap hp.
Also a tune up never hurts.
Change the oil.
And buy parts you know you plan to keep for awhile. Remember pay cheap pay twice.
The best exhaust is a Dynomax Ultraflow 2-2 1/4". Go to a muffler shop and have them make it up. No ricey tips please. A can of VHT should make it last.
A JWT ECU is the next step. It is expensive but a definate bolt on that is easy.
Good brakes, flush and use Motul ot Valvoling Synthetic Brake fluid. Stainless steel lines and new rotors (X-Driled are not necessary) are good too.
Axxis are $35 locally for the fronts.
When you go suspension just avoid Tociko altogether and get KYB AGX's. Spring choises are not as important as the struts at this point. Get the struts first and get that out of the way. Rather good struts and stock springs than lowering springs and dead struts.
Thats all I could think of now other than wax and touch up paint.
As for rims, just get some nice 16"'s with 205 45 16's. Thats way you don't have to buy 15's then wonder what the car would look like if you bought 16"'s.
Remember think it out before you end up buying stuff twice and spending more money than neccessary. I know. Been there done that!
KYB AGX's for the SE-R/NX can be had from anywhere between $375 and $420, depending on where you look. www.p-s-t.com has them for $389 shipped. Also, the Tokico shocks for our cars are just OEM replacements, same goes for the KYB GR-2's, although I've heard that Tokico has now made their HP line with stiffer valving.<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by [email protected]:
..and how much is a set of KYB AGX's vs. the cost of the TOKICO's? About double the price if I'm not mistaken. What's the difference between the KYB AGX and KYB GR2 other then adjustibility of stiffness?
I'm looking into getting a set of new shocks very soon, but don't want to break the bank.
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by RollcageSR20:
KYB AGX's for the SE-R/NX can be had from anywhere between $375 and $420, depending on where you look. www.p-s-t.com has them for $389 shipped. Also, the Tokico shocks for our cars are just OEM replacements, same goes for the KYB GR-2's, although I've heard that Tokico has now made their HP line with stiffer valving.
If you're planning on utilizing the stock springs, Tokico HP's and KYB GR-2's will be a suitable replacement, however, I would avoid these shocks like the plague if you plan on using aftermarket lowering springs. Those shocks aren't valved to handle the stiffer lowering springs, and the loss of suspension travel those lowering springs give.
1998 200SX SE-R (with KYB AGX shocks and GC coilovers.)
1993 NX2000 (KYB GR-2 shocks on stock springs.)</font>
No, I am not saying that, though I remember hearing something like that on the SE-R mailing list a few years ago. I'm saying that the Tokico HP's are no better than an OEM shock. Just like the OEM shock, they are not made to dampen lowering springs or stiffer springs. However, as stated in my previous post, I've been told that Tokico has stiffened up the valving on their HP line.