It's been close but not quite a year now since I have owned her, but I thought I would start up a build thread anyway.
I'm 21 now, and have always been a car/motorcycle enthusiast. In 2003 when I was first getting my lisence, 2fast2furious just came out, and the first year for the SRT-4 (duh), all these things lines up and I just remembered these cars from the first time I heard of them.
Fast forward a few years, I had stayed a car enthusiast and became a mechanic. I got a job at a Dodge dealership and became an apprentice. I was working at first as a Quick Lube tech at night while I went through Comminity college. One day I remember seeing this black SRT-4 come in, it was in for an electrical problem and got the battery replaced. Chrome 18's as well, and a tarnished engine bay.
Another fast forward about 1 1/2 years. I was still working as an apprentice and this same exact car came in. It was at the dealership for about 4-6 months, and they were having a hard time selling it. (buyers with no money, or couldn't get insurance) I just blew up my first gen Neon that I owned for a year. All the stars lined up, and I was about to bring it home!
First day: I called up my friends and drove the piss out of it. 600 kilometers in 1 day and 1 night. This is the next day taking my girlfriend out to Coras
The chrome was pitted bad, and the tires weren't really sticky, so they were the first thing on my list to get rid of.
And a pic of her meeting my other girl.
Little later on I tossed it on the dyno.
I made 231WHP and 241WTRQ with borla and K&N intake, just how I bought it... I also did this at a Honda Car show, lol.
I wasn't laughing for long though, because a 450 HP integra was up right after me.
Got rid of the rims! Found a local with these on a Jetta. Gave him 300 bucks and my 18's.
17' Fast Stagg
Drove it for a bit, and it snowed.
And I bought this.