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by nodestiny
Thu Sep 29, 2011 11:55 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Block Heater install?
Replies: 3
Views: 864

Block Heater install?

Hey gang. Haven't posted here in a LOOOOONG time, but figured no better place to go for my latest venture. My car never came with a block heater, but I want to put one in. Preferably, one that goes into the block itself. I haven't seen enough good reviews on the external units that tie into hoses. I...
by nodestiny
Tue May 30, 2006 5:24 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: Rear suspension squeekin like a wood floarboard...
Replies: 4
Views: 907

Rear suspension squeekin like a wood floarboard...

Just something that started happening a few months back. Any time my supsension compressors and decompresses I hear a faint (very faint) squeeking sound like a floor board when stepped on. Koni struts, hotchkis springs and sways, and prothane bushings. Any ideas? Havnt had much time to rip into it s...
by nodestiny
Wed Apr 19, 2006 9:49 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Need an opinion before Thursday
Replies: 19
Views: 2262

Wouldnt powdercoat give a rougher texture? Wouldnt Anodizing be a better way to go? Just curious...
by nodestiny
Fri Apr 07, 2006 1:23 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: crane #14 installed, questions and answers from my build up
Replies: 48
Views: 5913

haaha! You go dawm. Looks like you need an SAFC II on there pretty bad ;) When you gonna let us know how the power feels?
by nodestiny
Fri Apr 07, 2006 1:16 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Mag Intake Mani Q
Replies: 3
Views: 759

^^^ pretty much. If anything, its possibly you will loose a bit of power due to the smoothness of the plastic intake VS the roughness of the cast aluminum. Might look into P+P it before installing if your picky. Though the differance would probably be unnoticed to the butt-dyno....
by nodestiny
Thu Apr 06, 2006 9:46 am
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: oil in intake manifold?
Replies: 24
Views: 4535

I have changed my intake 4 times now on my 04 neon. Every time, there is a pool of oil. If you use synthetic, it cleans VERY easily. Dyno oil... have fun ;)
by nodestiny
Wed Apr 05, 2006 9:35 am
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: HELP! MPx UDP thread size for removal???
Replies: 3
Views: 969

OK i have a 42 peice puller kit and none of the bolts fit! So i went to homedepot and bought a few differant metric bolts. Bolt size is an M7... But i am removing it on my wife's car because she blew out a spark plug (which in turn stripped the hole out!)... So gotta remove the valve cover, intake m...
by nodestiny
Tue Apr 04, 2006 5:07 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: HELP! MPx UDP thread size for removal???
Replies: 3
Views: 969

HELP! MPx UDP thread size for removal???

I bought a kit to remove it, but none of the bolts filt! Anybody know what size bolt i would need to thread into it to remove it? Kind of an emergancy... Modern (suprisingly) gave me "Well, I dont know what size it is" and asking if anybody there does, "Nope". Didnt they DESIGN the damn thing? Thanx...
by nodestiny
Fri Mar 31, 2006 9:25 am
Forum: HT Engine
Topic: How-To: Remove your harmonic balancer
Replies: 19
Views: 6237

I used anti-seize on both my installed on 1st and 2nd gen... it not only keeps any heat/friction from binding the aluminum to steel, but it also acts as a lubricant! My 2nd gen went on easily with no added heat. Just tapped it with a rubber mallet in the middle a few times and the bolt caught the re...
by nodestiny
Thu Mar 30, 2006 5:19 pm
Forum: HT Engine
Topic: How-To: Remove your harmonic balancer
Replies: 19
Views: 6237

Nah, the belts are probably the 2nd hardest part. Im guessing you got the tire off, car jacked, and the sheild off? Yours 1/3 the way there! :D Anyways, the ALT belt is 3 bolts to loosen. First bolt is right next to the stock pulley. It pivots on this bolt... just loosen it a bit. Second bolt is the...
by nodestiny
Wed Mar 29, 2006 4:14 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: Lookey what I found today....
Replies: 4
Views: 814

Hello more weight...






:D

Hehehe but hello awesome breaking power! Despite what a lot of people will say, rear disc breaks really do help.
by nodestiny
Wed Mar 29, 2006 4:13 pm
Forum: HT Engine
Topic: How-To: Magnum intake install version 2
Replies: 130
Views: 71587

DJ CptnCrnch wrote:anyone know where i can get the ZEX TPS/WOT switch???? Looking to do my install this weekend or next
Or make your own for >$5 :D Either way...
by nodestiny
Tue Mar 28, 2006 2:49 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: underdrive pulleys?
Replies: 21
Views: 2521

Stock pulley = 5.25lbs
MPx = 1.5lbs

;)

I would take the Unorthodox any day, but as long as money comes into play, you will gain much more per dollar from the MPx.
by nodestiny
Wed Mar 22, 2006 10:45 am
Forum: Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: Too excited to shut up.
Replies: 47
Views: 7217

Race = more oversteer. With my setup on street setting, i oversteer plenty. Have not even tried the race setting (Its a bitch to change over, so until i hit my first Auto-X even this year, i wont bother)
by nodestiny
Fri Mar 17, 2006 5:03 pm
Forum: Naturally Aspirated
Topic: Heat shield on intake tube?
Replies: 7
Views: 1881

Ah, my kinda person! I am always searching for ways to keep heat transfer from happening. Some say its a waste of time... little do they know :D Check your local home depot for "PlastiDip"... comes in a spray can. will shoot a thin layer of rubber on any surface. I have my whole aluminum intake mani...
by nodestiny
Thu Mar 16, 2006 1:48 pm
Forum: Parts/Product Reviews
Topic: HOTCHKIS SWAY BARS
Replies: 48
Views: 16196

nodestiny = I had the stock ACR / RT bars 22mm and 19mm respectively. I had planned on leaving the Hotchkis off till I had time to install my BRAND new ACR struts and my Eibach Sportlines. I've swapped suspensions like four times now. One of my old ACR struts blew just after I installed the Sportli...
by nodestiny
Wed Mar 15, 2006 9:36 am
Forum: Parts/Product Reviews
Topic: HOTCHKIS SWAY BARS
Replies: 48
Views: 16196

I am currently running Eibach Pro Kits, KYB GR-2's, the Hotchkis Units, Energy Suspension, DC and Vibrant Strut Braces The hotchkis was a great differance in handling. The next best thing for me was the Koni inserts. Look into it. The KYB GR-2's have NOTHING on the Koni's. The handling differance i...
by nodestiny
Tue Mar 14, 2006 9:33 am
Forum: Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: Too excited to shut up.
Replies: 47
Views: 7217

^^^ Hotchkis hands down. The differance is AMAZING and makes the car more fun all the time. the AFX computer just makes it fun when acceloration is at play :D You can change lanes like a farrari with the hotchkis... sorta! ;)
by nodestiny
Mon Mar 13, 2006 2:57 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: Too excited to shut up.
Replies: 47
Views: 7217

i was told adding the rear strut bar adds udnersteer.. not that i even know what it means, but its getting annoying with my rear sliding around =p Understeer is when you "plow". Basicly, as you turn into a corner hard, it starts to go straight instead of into the turn. So your front end isnt grippi...
by nodestiny
Mon Mar 13, 2006 2:51 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Sticky Throttle Pedal
Replies: 13
Views: 1578

Sand the edges of the TB plate. Thats what lorenzo tells people to do, and it works.
by nodestiny
Fri Mar 10, 2006 5:26 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: Too excited to shut up.
Replies: 47
Views: 7217

Dawm, it depends. You say drifting which usualy means oversteer. If your rear bar is stiff as crazy, youll oversteer. Right now, if i change lanes too fast, my back end comes out on me (scared the shit out of me, but its cool!) Adding a larger front bar will give you better handling, but might make ...
by nodestiny
Fri Mar 10, 2006 9:57 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: my wife is going to kill me.....
Replies: 14
Views: 1506

Oh wow. Money? Something i havnt seen in a while. Probably wont see for a while either... (process of buying a house. What a PITA!)
by nodestiny
Fri Mar 10, 2006 9:55 am
Forum: Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: Too excited to shut up.
Replies: 47
Views: 7217

When i bought mine, they were out of stock and hotchkis was doing inventory. Was a 2 week wait till shipping :(
by nodestiny
Wed Mar 08, 2006 12:54 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: SRT Struts and wider tires
Replies: 3
Views: 988

Definatly. Those guys are running quite a bit larger on the SRT-4 struts. The koni+srt struts are a great combo. If you want great handling, throw in the Hotchkis springs. If you want great ride quality, throw in the Eibach pro kit.
by nodestiny
Wed Mar 08, 2006 9:18 am
Forum: Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: SRT Struts and wider tires
Replies: 3
Views: 988

Beleive it or not, the SRT-4 ACR runs the same strut hight we do. If you mozy on over to the srtforums and go to the auto-X section, somebody will show you how they had to grind away a bit to fit some tires in there. With the SRT-4 struts (regular SRT-4) you will have more clearance. I bought 4 used...
by nodestiny
Tue Mar 07, 2006 9:48 am
Forum: Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: Too excited to shut up.
Replies: 47
Views: 7217

Dude no matter how hyped you get about these, no matter what anybody tells you, you will be amazed and have a big grin on your face when you go around that first familiar corner. Go around that corner the fastest that you normaly would in MPH in which you would normaly max out your stock sway bar se...
by nodestiny
Tue Mar 07, 2006 9:45 am
Forum: Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: possibly installing my struts this weekend..
Replies: 57
Views: 6991

Got an air compressor and any air tools? Butteryfly works awesome... anyways. Just use the air tools. Its hammering action has done numerous neon installs with NO problems. WAY easier than using the 13/16 (or is it 15/16?) spark plug socket wrench and 10mm socket setup.
by nodestiny
Fri Mar 03, 2006 2:41 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: HELP ME!!!! I NEED CAR HELP!
Replies: 34
Views: 3513

Holy crap... Not even selling anything officialy and you have everything sold :D Gees...

Let us know how it goes though. Definatly dont want to loose a good member like yourself!
by nodestiny
Fri Mar 03, 2006 2:38 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: HP gains?
Replies: 4
Views: 745

Mag heads are definatly not easy to come by these days... From all my mods, i drove a friend's SXT with the only mods of resonator box removal and glasspack style muffler... My Mag intake manifold, header, and UDP definatly make a big differance. Just to be warned though, the mag intake isnt exactly...
by nodestiny
Fri Mar 03, 2006 9:29 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: brains
Replies: 24
Views: 1737

Glad the only thing i have to operate on is computers :D Love my job...

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