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by fusion210
Tue Jun 18, 2013 5:16 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Additional soundproofing
Replies: 4
Views: 702

I'm a big fan of this guy's approach. http://www.sounddeadenershowdown.com/ People who install their own bellypans/wheel well liners and other aerodynamic treatment also testify that it has reduced road noise in addition to getting better gas mileage. While a lot of things do add weight, there are o...
by fusion210
Thu Oct 11, 2012 1:28 am
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Top ways to get more mileage out of my 2002 neon
Replies: 18
Views: 4076

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v612/fusion210/oh%20hi%20new%20neon/peonhandles.jpg Looks a lot nicer. When you aren't weaving in and out of traffic and stay in the slow lane, not having the passenger side mirror isn't a big deal. ARE THOSE the Chrysler Imperial rims ?? :thumbup: - Nick Yeah budd...
by fusion210
Wed Oct 10, 2012 3:53 am
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Top ways to get more mileage out of my 2002 neon
Replies: 18
Views: 4076

Check out http://ecomodder.com/forum/ There is a wealth of information there in the form of articles and tests done by the members . Someone there had a second gen with aerodynamic mods that could make you think. http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk268/elcamino-dude/Image0358_zpsf6a73e0e.jpg http:/...
by fusion210
Mon Sep 03, 2012 12:11 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Things to do to a used trans?
Replies: 12
Views: 1121

Thanks for all the info chip. Is there a set price for a 4.12 fd swap? I was curious on your price for labor and possibly the gearset if you had any to sell.
by fusion210
Mon Sep 03, 2012 12:06 am
Forum: Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: Lowered my car now rims are touching my trailing arms. HELP!
Replies: 7
Views: 918

I read that the srt spindles move them inward. Worth looking into if the options above aren't any good for you.
by fusion210
Sat Feb 11, 2012 6:47 pm
Forum: Picture Post
Topic: Bye-Bye Blind Spots!
Replies: 45
Views: 2631

Looks cool. What turned me off of mirrors like that was the lack of autodimming or flipping them up at night. I don't remember finding any, I'd fear everyone else's headlights. I tried an autodimming mirror from a 2500 Ram that's slightly wider, only to find that it was annoying having to look at th...
by fusion210
Mon Oct 31, 2011 3:41 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: pt cruiser center console
Replies: 11
Views: 2004

This is the one the OP wants. Not the first ebay auction listed. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Chrysler-PT-Cruiser-CENTER-CONSOLE-lid-trim-door-/350482826638?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&fits=Model%3APT+Cruiser&vxp=mtr&hash=item519a67858e#ht_500wt_1413 Indeed, I was just using the one I posted t...
by fusion210
Mon Oct 31, 2011 12:18 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: pt cruiser center console
Replies: 11
Views: 2004

IIRC the PT center console is taller in the back, but could be used if that portion was trimmed down to match the floor pan. Then again, the portion that has the screws to mount it may be different as well, you might end up with a huge gap. You can see what I'm talking about in this auction. http://...
by fusion210
Mon Oct 10, 2011 8:36 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Has anyone ever ran a 5 spd PT Cruiser shifter
Replies: 20
Views: 1684

No spacer needed. Those pictures are from my car. It is installed and chopped. Made a big difference. It will not fit a 1gn, as I have tried. I will post a picture of a stock one installed so you can see. I was posting to see if anyone here had done it yet. It does when you use the spacer and a fir...
by fusion210
Sat Oct 08, 2011 10:17 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Has anyone ever ran a 5 spd PT Cruiser shifter
Replies: 20
Views: 1684

I am fairly certain you have to use the spacer that's between the base and the shifter to use the pt cruiser shifter. http://www.robertsmedia.net/underconsole.jpg It will probably require longer bolts/studs. I've seen it posted as a budget short throw shifter over on neons.org, there is probably mor...
by fusion210
Tue Aug 30, 2011 5:08 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Anyone heard of Rockauto.com?
Replies: 23
Views: 1653

Only a few hundred. Almost two of it was for two different radiators. I give them the thumbs up.
by fusion210
Sat Dec 04, 2010 9:43 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Better MPG: more throttle or more RPMs?
Replies: 33
Views: 3083

Changing my dirty air filter helped a bit too :D I changed it at it's normal interval, but it was much dirtier this time around. The only difference was no air silencer. Who knew it was actually good for something? Changing your air filter from a dirty one to a clean one does not have an effect on ...
by fusion210
Fri Dec 03, 2010 3:38 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Better MPG: more throttle or more RPMs?
Replies: 33
Views: 3083

35 in fifth is great for gas mileage. Best mileage is achieved typically at the lower revs in whatever the top gear is. When it was warm, I was able to get a hair over 60mpg by doing so (in my slightly modified first gen, observed in real time with my scangaugeII, on level ground). As speed increas...
by fusion210
Fri Dec 03, 2010 3:32 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Can someone tell me what header this is
Replies: 15
Views: 1398

anyone else want to confirm? I really want to know what header this is lol I can, I've owned two. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v612/fusion210/P8220001.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v612/fusion210/headar.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v612/fusion210/bdfixed.jpg Looks to be in gre...
by fusion210
Thu Dec 02, 2010 12:31 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Better MPG: more throttle or more RPMs?
Replies: 33
Views: 3083

35 in fifth is great for gas mileage. Best mileage is achieved typically at the lower revs in whatever the top gear is. When it was warm, I was able to get a hair over 60mpg by doing so (in my slightly modified first gen, observed in real time with my scangaugeII, on level ground). As speed increase...
by fusion210
Fri Nov 19, 2010 6:30 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Mods during timing belt change
Replies: 36
Views: 3153

I'm not sure if they improved the casting flash on the block by the water pump, but on my 1998 neon it was not only obvious, but something easy to do. So I did it. I don't think I've ever seen pics of someone else's, but here are a before/after of mine. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v612/fusion2...
by fusion210
Mon Nov 01, 2010 2:45 pm
Forum: Sell/Buyer Feedback
Topic: iThane feedback +1
Replies: 7
Views: 1678

iThane feedback +1

Feedback For: iThane
You in the transaction(seller or buyer): seller
Feedback Rating: +1
Comments on the transaction: I sold him an injector cover. Very quick with payment (paypal) and communication. Thanks for a smooth transaction!
by fusion210
Tue Oct 26, 2010 8:55 am
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Better MPG: more throttle or more RPMs?
Replies: 33
Views: 3083

Low rpm/higher load. You'll be at a more efficient spot on the brake specific fuel consumption map. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brake_specific_fuel_consumption If you're at a lower speed, you'll also have the advantage of less drag on your side. Not only from the air, but from rolling resistance. F...
by fusion210
Wed Jun 23, 2010 1:08 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Bully Dog WatchDog Economy Engine & Vehicle Monitor
Replies: 26
Views: 3403

They're also good for practicing driving techniques and modifications to improve fuel economy.
by fusion210
Tue Jun 22, 2010 4:12 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Bully Dog WatchDog Economy Engine & Vehicle Monitor
Replies: 26
Views: 3403

You actually save gas with heavier acceleration. not if it gets you to the red light or stop sign faster. That's why you drive like a normal person when it comes to things like that. In no way did I suggest heavily accelerating to a stop sign where you'd have to slam on the brakes. :lol: not really...
by fusion210
Tue Jun 22, 2010 12:38 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Bully Dog WatchDog Economy Engine & Vehicle Monitor
Replies: 26
Views: 3403

There are a lot of options now for fuel economy gauges. I wouldn't get that one unless you really wanted the gtech features or just liked the looks. I'm still rocking my scangaugeII http://www.scangauge.com/ MPGuino which you can assemble yourself http://ecomodder.com/wiki/index.php/MPGuino http://e...
by fusion210
Thu Jun 03, 2010 9:15 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Gasoline comparison
Replies: 33
Views: 2794

One important factor would be the ethanol content of the gas you're using. E10 will get worse mileage than straight gasoline. Not really true. With a carburetor/distributor controlling the spark curve, more likely, but the PCM can make up for it. I have used up to 4 gallons of E85, and not seen muc...
by fusion210
Sat May 29, 2010 2:01 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Fuel Economy
Replies: 119
Views: 11053

racer12306 wrote: The air filter thing surprises me and it doesn't make sense. I'd like to see some numbers on that. He is essentially implying you never have to change your air filter.
Here's a published paper on it.

http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/pdfs/Air ... 6_2009.pdf
by fusion210
Thu May 20, 2010 3:27 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: bolt size for exhaust shield?
Replies: 3
Views: 574

I've seen two different bolts used in second gens at the junkyard. I've also had nothing but problems with the heat shield bolts there even on southern cars (from when I went scrounging around for an exhaust manifold) It does look like the head snapped off of the bolt in that spot. It might be far e...
by fusion210
Thu May 20, 2010 3:20 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Gasoline comparison
Replies: 33
Views: 2794

One important factor would be the ethanol content of the gas you're using. E10 will get worse mileage than straight gasoline.
by fusion210
Wed Apr 07, 2010 2:23 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Fuel Economy
Replies: 119
Views: 11053

This summer i'll prolly be able to drive 45MPG @75MPH thanks to my summer tires, chiptuning and underdrive pulley :) That would be nice, but I think it's a bit optimistic. When it was in the 50s, that's what I get with my modified first gen at 65mph. It has the lowest rolling resistance tires you c...
by fusion210
Mon Jul 06, 2009 2:32 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Moral Dilemma! Trinity, INVUJErry, Passt (Drama Guaranteed!)
Replies: 69
Views: 5659

Re: Moral Dilemma! Trinity, INVUJErry, Passt (Drama Guarante

Does anyone else not understand this logic? You guys think I should still help seeing that they have money to burn on aftermarket parts? Not at all. I agree with you 100%. How can people expect handouts when they're spending money that doesn't need to be spent? It needs struts? You go to pull a par...
by fusion210
Thu May 07, 2009 4:32 am
Forum: Naturally Aspirated
Topic: Spyder Header.
Replies: 32
Views: 5043

I really like this article about headers.
http://www.carcraft.com/techarticles/he ... index.html
It's a good read.
by fusion210
Fri Apr 17, 2009 6:14 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Rattling Exhaust?
Replies: 14
Views: 1814

That's what happened in one of my cars. It was the cat falling apart on the inside. Can you tell where the rattle is? At least if it's towards the front of the car vs the back?
by fusion210
Sat Apr 04, 2009 6:06 pm
Forum: Forced Induction
Topic: EBAY Turbo... Actually more then a hood orderment?
Replies: 12
Views: 1540

I found jusmx141's posts to be informative and echo the rest of the reviews for ebay turbos around the internet. http://www.dsmtuners.com/forums/dead-end-threads/318360-169-kinetic-16g-turbo-yet-another-ebay-chinese-turbo.html I've also read of people having problems with the waste gate actuators. I...

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