Well $3,000 is a great budget! I'm working with what ever is left over from my pay cheques. What have you done so far?
I'm in a refurbishment stage I guess. Replacing a bunch of worn parts. I had my hood release lever break so I had to use vise grips to get the hood open. Now I have to strip down the front end to replace the hood release cable and the latches. It's good cause I noticed a few things were broken like the electric fan had a corner broke off where it bolts in, and a fender liner needs to be replaced. My car has 262,000 km on it. I started parking it for the winters cause the roads and rocks destroyed the paint on the front end.
What do your shocks look like? Mine are beat to shit and the paint is rusting off. I wanna paint em so they don't look so bad but Im not sure if Koni will void my warranty because of it.