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    so this is my saturn build. its a 1999 saturn sl2. bought it with a blown motor and a bummed up front bumper.so first things first i swapped out the blown motor for another dohc 1.9L manual. i am however a full time student with a limited budget so almost all the parts on the car are from my favorite place in the world PICK N PULL .


    MODS (to date)
    aftermarket for saturns suck so i'll try to mention what cars the parts came off of

    -japan 2000 coils (originally part of a coil/sleeve kit for a 90's accord. just on the springs no sleeve)
    -sideskirts (originally the lower side molding on a jeep grand cherokee) (also unsure if they will stay on the car)
    -front lip (off of a volvo 740? i think... sectioned in the middle to fit)
    -mudflaps (off of a nissan pathfinder)
    -magna flow muffler (off of a neon.... yes i got it from pick n pull.... only 6 bucks why not?)
    -wink rear veiw mirror
    -no name shifter
    -audio (12" phoenix gold sub, ma audio amp, kenwood deck)
    -center console(from a saturn sl, not aftermarket but an option not many came with)
    -blue led under dash lights (because racecar lol)
    -white led dome light
    -tinted rear signal and reverse lights
    -bent license plate (its jdm yo! lol)







    Also, i just got some KW v1 coilovers from a pick n pull yard so pretty soon these will be going in (they are off of a 97 neon) probably with my current springs swapped in


    as for future plans, moar low and i need rims. also just in general im gonna have fun with it and not take it tooo seriously, its just a saturn afterall.

    also i understand 99.9999% of people out there **** these cars lol, i used to **** them to but it has a funny way on growing on you if you let it.

    comments welcome, good or bad lol
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    If I ever find Kw's in a junkyard I'll shit.

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    haha, sick KWs. I can't **** on the saturn, they drive out nice when there's nothing wrong with them.

    Just get sick wheels, that is all
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    Fine Kw in junk yard, Clean them up, Sell them buy something that fits mine xD !


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    I can't wait to see what you do with this bastard child.

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    by tommorow evening I should have the coilovers in
    so far have the coilovers dissasembled and pretty much read to go in.

    got bored so i did a quick photo chop of my plans

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    Soo... your plans is just more low? I would recommend finding a wheel with the same bolt pattern that may be wider or lower offset from a different model. Should be able to find something decent 4x1__ that will be better than what's on there now.

    I sorta dislike this... but I am intrigued to see where it goes. You should keep a running total of shit you've bought from Pick N Pull and the cost that you have into this car.

    And yes, lip is off of a 740.

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    currently I am looking for wheels, make trips to pick n pull almost weekly, hunt on Craigslist and Kijiji. so far nothing interesting/ reasonably priced has shown up yet. bolt pattern is 4x100, looking for something 16" that's about 8-8.5"s wide anywhere from 25-40ish offset. so far I've considered possibly some oem rear wheel drive rims.... but that being said anything could show up at pick n pull. would like to steer clear of using adapters but some sets of wheels i could probably have re-drilled for a decent price.

    other then rims I'd like to get maybe a valence or something for the back bumper, possibly some different or no side skirts, spoiler-less trunk. that and I'm on the hunt for some different seats... basically it depends on what i find

    prices of items i have bought from pick n pull so far:
    kw coilovers: 80$ (for all 4)
    japan 2000 springs: 60$
    Volvo lip: 8$
    jeep sideskirts: 12$
    pathfinder mudflaps: 6$
    Magnaflow: 6$

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    I love the concept here so far and am jealous at all the things you find at the junkyard.

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    Your Pick N Pull sounds so much better than the one I got here. Fuckers here $120 for 4 Eibach springs, no struts.

    Love the work put into this so far.

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    unfortunately only ended up getting the front coils in today, ended up having to fabricate some parts and mod stuff here and there. even had to get some spacers so the tires would clear the coils. sometime ill have to get some decent shots but until then heres the picks i got:

    KW's apart and ready to be put in


    japan 2000's vs the kw springs


    guess i never got a pic of the japan 2000's mounted on the kw's oh well... when i do the back ill make sure to get pics.

    and the final product.


    will get better pics when i can, and also the back still needs to come down(havent installed the kws in the back yet )

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    OH DAMN!

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    I think the side skirts would look way better with a coat of black on them.

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    I just don't know....

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    ^for real. im really not sure. lol

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    I think the side skirts would look way better with a coat of black on them.
    agreed. in some lighting they almost look black which isnt bad, but some flat black vinyl would probably make it match a lil better. haha its one of a billion things i need to work on but havent got around to lol.

    I just don't know....
    ^for real. im really not sure. lol
    lol i get this a lot. haha can't figure out if its mostly cause its a saturn or that its just bad haha.

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    so, last night i found out the hard way that i need to raise my top strut mount up. what happened is the shock absorber bottomed out before the spring was fully compressed which broke it but lucky for me i was able to limp it home and i had a spare set of stock struts in the shed... so a lil swapping here and there, a bit of alteration to the strut mounts again, a bit of a raise, and the KW's swapped in fixed it though. now i should be able to drive without the shock absorber bottoming out but some day soon i'll have to make a raised top hat or something.

    here's the struts put in (marks are from the test drive, the wheels would rub the inner fenders ):


    still need to put the back ones in: (by the way dude in the background is my bro, he has a sl1 same colour with grey bumpers, and its still stock but i believe that may change soon)


    tucking a little tire... springs haven't settled yet though i'll see how they ride and probs adjust them lower soon.


    front lip clearance to the ground about 2-1.5 inches


    oh and my black homecoming edition badges


    rears and moar low soon

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    If you painted the skirts flat black to match the front lip thingy, I think it would all look a lot better.

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    i think just putting some nice wheels, some stretch and some poke would look better. ill be checking on this thread to see how it goes.
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    This is a different kind of build but i can say i am digging it. Id say paint the side skirts like everyone else said and get somewheels on that thing. Wheels will make such a different. Ill be watching.
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    Looks great, and you have done some work! keep going man your doing awesome!

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    another pick n pull find, not that exciting but meh. hood bra $3 lol


    unsure if it will stay on tho, kinda on the fence about it...

    also thanks for the comments, compliments and feedback you guys!

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    they drive out nice when there's nothing wrong with them.


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    Quote Originally Posted by alicefrerichs View Post
    they drive out nice when there's nothing wrong with them.
    wtf? ever single one of this guy's posts is a copy of the first part of another persons post?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randomofodication View Post
    wtf? ever single one of this guy's posts is a copy of the first part of another persons post?
    I noticed that as well probably just confused and doesn't speak English well

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