I need some advice or opinions regarding the money I'm putting into my
To make a long story short, someone else's insurance company is going to buy
out my Prizm after a rear end collision. After experiencing the excruciating
torture that is the economy car, I've decided to use the money to put my '94
Formula back on the road!
So far, I've installed a set of Borla catbacks, a Moroso cold air intake, and a
new rubber elbow without the silencer tube. It's an auto with 2.73s in the
To start, I need to do a little exterior work. The windshield is cracked, can't
be repaired, and needs to be replaced. Local auto glass place quoted me about
$300 with all new weather-stripping. Then I need a new drivers side fender and
front bumper cover. The only places I've seen selling them so far are Year One
and FBody Motor Sports. Any ideas or advice in regards to the best place to
pick these up?
Next, it's time for new tires. So what're the "must have" street tires these
days? Still the Firehawks?
I've decided suspension gets the attention next. The shocks are shot, and I've
been meaning to replace them for a while. I think I'm settled on a full set of
Bilsteins, with either Eibach or Hotchkis springs. Also, I was thinking new
swaybars, a strut tower brace, and subframe connectors. I'm pretty open to
opinions on which manufacturers make the better product. Only real concern is
that the subframe connectors don't become an issue with ground clearance,
seeing as the new springs should drop the car an inch or so. I also remember
reading somewhere that dropping the car demands a new panhand rod. Is this
After the above, I'm pretty much up in the air as to what to tackle next. I was
thinking maybe a larger throttle body and headers. The drop pretty much rules
out long tubes, so I'm stuck looking at shorties or mid-length headers I
assume. Which companies should I be looking at? And how come I never see anyone
mentioning the Edelbrock headers? Company advice for the throttle body would be
appreciated as well.
My CD changer died this winter, so I'm looking into getting a new sound system
for the car, but I already know exactly what I want, so I won't bother you all
anymore than I already have!
Thanks in advance!
1994 Formula Firebird w/ matching white rims
1978 Firebird Espirit (project in construction)
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