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Regular Neon and SRT struts. Ask me again, I dare you.


 
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Post: #1   PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 8:50 am    Post subject: Regular Neon and SRT struts. Ask me again, I dare you. Reply with quote

Jason posted this info back in 2008 and yet we still get hit with this question all the time. The post will show what is different, but I will tell you now that, yes, the assemblies are COMPLETELY INTERCHANGEABLE! No if's, and's, or but's about it.

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Well, here's a little comparison in hopes that it'll answer and show a lot of why it's hard and almost not possible to run SRT wheels w/ SRT sized tires with regular Neon struts. I have an SRT wheel with the original 205/50/17 g-Force T/A tire which is also nearly bald down to the wear indicators. Keep that in mind since with a new tire the tread will be thicker which makes the tire just a little bit taller.

SRT Wheel / Bald SRT sized tire on Neon suspension setup - Notice the very small gap between the tire and lower spring perch. Now, get a new tire which has thicker tread and you're coming very close to, if not rubbing the spring perch.




Neon sized tire on Neon suspension - I'm using my snow tires since they were sitting right next to me, but either way it's sized correctly for the Neon so the speedo is correct. Notice the huge gap compared to the SRT sized tire:



I'm pretty sure that strut/knuckle setup that I'm using I took off the car as once piece and they were setup at 0deg camber. If you tried to run any negative camber that would put you even closer to the lower spring perch.

So you see, with SRT sized tires, you're coming damn near close to rubbing or you are rubbing if the tires have more tread.

Now, here is a comparison of front struts...

Left = Neon Front Strut
Right = SRT Front Strut




Neon Measured from lower spring perch to welded bracket where it attaches to knuckle - 4-13/16"


SRT Strut from lower spring perch to welded bracket where it attaches to knuckle - 5-1/4"


A difference of of almost 1/2" where the lower spring perch on the SRT strut is about 1/2" higher on the strut compared to the regular Neon strut.

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Post: #2   PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

love2 Thank you, John.
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Post: #3   PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No prob. I should have done this years ago. I can't think about how many times I used the search button to find Jason's post Laughing
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Post: #4   PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 6:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent. Now if only you could get them to click on this sticky you will be 100% successful
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Post: #5   PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 6:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah yes. That is the hardest part indeed Sad

I added this info to the FAQ as well, but nobody reads those either.
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Post: #6   PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 6:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We need a program that all noobies, must read all stickies, etc and pass a quiz before they can post. Also if you haven't logged on in 6 months. ROFL
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Post: #7   PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 7:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

occasional demons wrote:
We need a program that all noobies, must read all stickies, etc and pass a quiz before they can post. Also if you haven't logged on in 6 months. ROFL


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We need a program that all noobies, must read all stickies, etc and pass a quiz before they can post. Also if you haven't logged on in 6 months. ROFL

yes, I agree...


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Post: #9   PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

so glad there wasn't a quiz when I joined ROFL

It would be very useful but a lot of people would probably not join because of it..

What they should have to do is read a thread about searching and reading stickies before posting general questions
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Post: #10   PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LilSparkPlug wrote:
Excellent. Now if only you could get them to click on this sticky you will be 100% successful


This post makes me laugh hystarically.
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Post: #11   PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Yes, they are completely interchangeable. Ask me again. I dare you...I double dare you motherfucker! Ask me one more god-damn time!



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Post: #12   PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ROFL

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It would be very useful but a lot of people would probably not join because of it..


Yeah, I thought of that too. The crickets would be chirping around here.
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Post: #14   PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well i have SRT wheels on my neon SXT model.. i used my grinder to take away some space off the thing that looks like a plate were my tires used to hit there.
im using 205/50-R17 on my SRT rims. I also used spacers. thumbup

now the only problem i have is that when i do a full turn, my driver side wheel hits the cold air intake filter. the right side of the filter is all smooth now hehehe. still works though and i think it wont fall either because i tightened up that clamp good thumbup
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Post: #15   PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I plan on switching over to srt struts from my stock sxt, but will my eibach pro lowering springs still work?
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Non-SRT lowering springs would probably just make you stock SRT ride height. What you lost in height from the shorter non-SRT lowering spring you will lose (some/all) when you go with the SRT's higher spring perch. SRT4 struts were designed with shorter springs and higher perches.
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Post: #17   PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To answer your question, yes they will still work perfectly fine. However, you will not get as much of a drop from the springs as you do currently.
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Post: #18   PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So if i put srt lowering springs on my 02 struts than i would see a bigger drop?
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Post: #21   PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 5:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

CAN I USE MY NEW SRT RIMS WITH GOOD TIRES ON MY 2003 SXT? ITS LOWERED WILL THAT CAUSE ANY ISSUES? ROFL Twisted Evil
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Thank you for your bump sir Laughing
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LMAO YOUR WELCOME SIR
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Post: #24   PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

give it a try Very Happy

A buddy has a lowered 2001 and used it with SRT-Rims and 205/40 17.
So seems to depend on how much your SXT is lowered and the size of the tires.
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with a big enough hammer, you can make anything fit!

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so pretty much what is actually being said here is all neons 00'+ looking to lower need "not actually need but would be most beneficial", srt4 coilovers. it is the best start to a great suspension setup all aroung because of the bottom perch the spring sits upon being 1\2 '' higher giving proper tire clearence.
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