Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Clearwater/Tampa FL
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Not so new member.
Well, I'm not new, but I've been silent on this site for about a decade. I lurk from time to time, but usually don't post or reply.
I still own my original 06.5 Salsa Red xB. Parts come, parts go. She's lead a hard life. And she was in pretty rough shape until recently.
Use to be a show car, but those days were behind her, most of the clear coat was gone, bumpers were cracked barely hanging on, front and rear. And the fenders were minorly mangled from air suspension.
Many years ago I turbo'ed my box. Lasted 5,000 miles and blew up. I dropped in a N/A xA engine with only 15,000 miles on it. Too scared to try boosting it again. Been running strong ever sense. But the itch to boost has been coming back as of late. Might buy another block and put forged pistons and rods in it and give it a go again. Until recently money has been hard to come by. So my box fell into a state of disrepair. Runs fine. But she really looked poor. But over the last year I've been fixing her up and I'll be ready to post pics of her new look as soon as I can afford new tires for a set of wheels I've been waiting to mount for probably 10 months now. Here's a few pictures of her from years ago.
Proud member of the blown motor club.
Build before you boost.