Pleasure to meet you all, and hopefully we'll have a long lasting relationship while I build up my current Nissan.
Last year I purchased a rebuilt 2002 Nissan Sentra SE-R SPEC-V. for $5,000. I paid cash, and it only had 44k miles on her (call her Kelly). She now has 60,000 miles, but I would like to build her up now. This is my daily driver, so I would like to keep things semi-street (i'm not taking out the seats, putting in cage, etc..) and maintain this as a reliable daily driver.
I used to own a 91' Mustang Foxbody GT and I spent 3 years building the engine up. Had it running 10.5's at the track (400 RWHP). Must admit... Nissan's are REALLY different than US cars, so I am in dire need of the communities assistance.
At the moment, the entire Sentra is stock. The only thing I've done was pull the plugs and replace them with NGK and replace the air filter.
I would like to build her up during the winter (Turbo, gears, clutch, suspension, cam, pistons, etc..) and need assistance during the process.
So some friendly questions for the community
* What websites do you recommend purchasing parts from?
* What is the best plan-of-action to begin my project? Start on suspension first? clutch? turbo right away? replace fuel injectors? swap out engine (LOL j/k).
* any other tips and recommendations you have for me?
I'll check back later tonight and ask some more questions, hopefully some of you have responded by then.
// Edit //
While doing some googling, I came across a nice road test performed on my model car. 2002 Nissan Sentra SE-R Road Test Review - Sport Compact Car Magazine
for anyone who was interested, was wondering if that was very accurate.
I've raced a 2005 Honda Civic vtec (special edition something?) and I won. He put on a CAI and a full exhaust w/ headers and I still beat him by about 1 car. I've raced a few automatic mustangs and win. I've raced a 2001 Ford SHO and lost (but I think it was due to 3rd gear grinding on me