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View Poll Results: To mod or not to mod?
Keep it stock! 16 33.33%
Bust out the check book and get some real power! 32 66.67%
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Hi Guys (Hope this is ok to cross post..)

I have been enjoying my 1979 euro 930 since I bought it, I have also been reading/searching the archives on here and pelican and I am a deep down boostaholic. I have the desire to build up more hp by adding a bigger i/c, k-27 turbo, headers, borla exhaust, and whatever fuel mods it would require. I would also like to modify the a/c to work better from one of the griffiths kits. Then for the exterior I really love the RH supercup/speedline wheels but I don't think I could justify 4k for wheels....Does anyone make replicas in that style? I also think the C2 bumpers look great on 930's..... So right now I have this shopping list:

GSF/OBX Headers
Borla XR-1 Muffler
Better I/C w/ BOV (965 maybe?)
K-27 Turbo
Speedline or Supercup wheels
Adj. WUR if turbo and i/c are purchased
Rennaire or Griffiths A/C
tint windows
C2 FRP Bumpers

These mods seems pretty common and all look clean. It would make the car sound alot better for sure! Then I have the other half of me that just wants to keep it simple and leave everything stock for simplicity and reliability... and oh yea it is alot cheaper that way! BTW are there any major reliability differences between my suggested mods and stock? Would these mods make a big difference in the cars characterics? I am not planning on making any changes for awhile but I may start collecting parts when I run into extra cash....

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As nice as that car is I really wouldn't change the bumpers. I just can't say that would look good. I wouldn't think twice about the engine mods and the wheels. Maybe even do the centers in a slate gray or gunmetal gray, but leave the bumpers. That car is drop dead gorgeous.
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Ok, I would update the headlights and the headlight squirters.
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Ok, I would update the headlights and the headlight squirters.
You mean eliminate the squirters and add hids?
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Nope, use the ones out of the 86 and newer cars. They sit flush. And yes HIDs.
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Stephen, can you recommend a HID to use?
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I'd leave the car stock as most people are looking for stock, unmolested turbos.
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Paul,
Any coversion that is made in Germany! There is a lot of Korean junk doesn't even work out of the box. You will spend twice as much but have half the hassle.
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Paul,
Any coversion that is made in Germany! There is a lot of Korean junk doesn't even work out of the box. You will spend twice as much but have half the hassle.
Amen on the German tip!!! I have a Hella kit in my car and my friends who have bought brand x from where ever have paid the price.....

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About your Borla XR-1 muffler choice, it's a tad too mellow sounding for my tatse. It does flow pretty good, but when I run with a straight pipe (commonly called a "zork"), I can tell that the performance suffers ever so slightly with the Borla...might be true with most mufflers. It's nice and light and made for a very clean install at the hands of a custom muffler shop. My neighbors appreciate the sound and it makes sense for my daily drive, but I want just a tad more rawness.

If I were you, I'd check out the solutions from RarlyL8. I'm currently waiting on his GT3 style and passenger side exit mufflers to be released. Then I'll ditch my Borla XR-1.

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Also, if you can wait, I'll have a very nice B&B intercooler that will be for sale, very soon.
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I agree with Porschephd, I think I'd leave the body alone for the most part. Maybe stop at different wheels.
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mdurbahn...

I've been away from the computer for the weekend, saw the post about you picking up the car and getting it home!

Now I see you've got that mad itch already!!! Welcome again to the land of naughty influence!

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lol thanks...it didn't take too long did it?

QUOTE=onboost;3471243]mdurbahn...

I've been away from the computer for the weekend, saw the post about you picking up the car and getting it home!

Now I see you've got that mad itch already!!! Welcome again to the land of naughty influence!

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Also, if you can wait, I'll have a very nice B&B intercooler that will be for sale, very soon.

cool send me a pm when you are ready to get rid of it.
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Engine mods only please! That car is way too nice.
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I wouldn't change a thing on your car.
No body mods and no engine mods (except the chain tensioner and maybe an upgraded turbo).

Think about this: You have a 1979 930. Had it been upgraded in the 80's to an 80's look you'd have gold BBS rims, and cheesy colored trim all over the interior. It would look dated and horrible today. I think that a stock car is timeless and will always be a valuable representation of the year it was created. I think that any mod you do dates your car to the trend of that year/decade and make it less valuable both in $$ and aesthetically in the future.

If you can swing it, I'd buy a second 930 that is in bad shape and restore it using all the mod's you want. At least you'll be bringing a 930 to life rather than, well, destroying one from it's original design.
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By the way, I own a Red '77 930 and a Green TJ Jeep. I notice in your photo that you have a Green '79 930 and a Red TJ Jeep. -very nice combo!
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As nice as that car is I really wouldn't change the bumpers. I just can't say that would look good. I wouldn't think twice about the engine mods and the wheels. Maybe even do the centers in a slate gray or gunmetal gray, but leave the bumpers. That car is drop dead gorgeous.
+1. Leave the bumpers. In fact, I would change the rockers back to sock non-930S versions as well. The stockers lighten the look of the car. The boxed rockers look like, well, boxes!
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Keep I'd recommend starting elsewhere on mods. Start with tires and wheels. Then maybe TBars, shocks, sway bars. 79 930 brakes should be fine if they are working properly. Just update fluid and pads. Work on items that control and stop the car before adding acceleration. A they are cheaper. B they are more important.

WHEN (not if) you do cross over to the dark side and start adding acceleration. The most important step is to find a good shop that knows modified 930's well. Those are not the same shops that can work on your stock 930. Start slow. Do one mod at a time and notice what each one does to the car. You will get much more enjoyment that way. Sure it is tempting to do several at once but that does not really save much money and deprives you of a few more Christmas Mornings per year.
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