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by trojmn
Sat Feb 28, 2015 1:02 am
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Gas Mileage
Replies: 75
Views: 9040

I read through this thread and I think maybe my miles per tank calculator needs to be re-calibrated? Ive tried entering all the irrelevant information that i have and I keep getting back vague numbers that make it impossible to compare the avg rate of fuel consumption of my current tank of gas with ...
by trojmn
Sat Nov 29, 2014 12:47 am
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Relays
Replies: 9
Views: 1109

leaking battery recently? I assume you are testing these relays. It can actually be hard to do bad relays can be unpredictable with temp changes and slight voltage changes. Could also be the contacts in the PDC. disassemble is possible and a pita but worth it. I had a coupe that were in poor shape f...
by trojmn
Thu Oct 30, 2014 11:17 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: mix and match magnum question
Replies: 9
Views: 1262

Just curious, do you know what the difference is between 03 and 04 that let's him do the 04, but not an 03? 03 are NGC-1... 04 and 05 neon and nearly everything else including the wifes minivan used NGC-3 hardware. The latter are better supported by DS/SCT and and the flashing is less flaky. HP onl...
by trojmn
Sun Oct 05, 2014 10:44 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Radiator
Replies: 6
Views: 737

I realize the auto ones have the built in cooler, but they should work with a manual, right? yes it will work a/t or not. i got lost on all the aftermarket descriptions and feedback saying someones brand didn't fit their years fan shroud or whatever, or end tanks leak after a month.... So i got one...
by trojmn
Thu Jun 19, 2014 9:05 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: 05 Orange blast ACR srt question
Replies: 8
Views: 896

Sorry I got a little "preachy" there. :lol: So yeah put eyes/hands on it and verify whats you have to work with. good luck!
by trojmn
Wed Jun 18, 2014 11:35 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: 05 Orange blast ACR srt question
Replies: 8
Views: 896

since you cannot verify the trans is good, there should at least be evidence on the rear cover (rtv etc) that is been apart for "rebuild". you should see a NEW TOB and NEW thick clutch, but its still a risk that it doesn't grind. you should be able to see the LSD if an axle shaft is out, in other wo...
by trojmn
Wed Jun 18, 2014 7:21 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: 05 Orange blast ACR srt question
Replies: 8
Views: 896

when i buy unknown cars i assume it needs alot. Engine, trans probably doesnt shift well, turbo is leaking, oil sensor has probably started a fire, etc... suspension needs gone through. does it have the BBS wheels? so in short it depends on body/interior condition miles, assume everything else that ...
by trojmn
Sun Jun 15, 2014 10:23 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New member from Eastern Canada
Replies: 21
Views: 2835

2005 MTX manual windows/locks plus "Less Is More" motto (A/C delete, P/S delete, Cruise delete, battery relocation, etc.) keep the PS, smaller battery in stock location and IMHO you have the foundation at a minimum locally competitive STF class AutoX racer. You don't have a scale available do you? i...
by trojmn
Wed May 14, 2014 8:22 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: Moog Control Arm Bushing K200797 'Problemsolver'?
Replies: 5
Views: 1285

nice E-body (?) in the background.... thats unfortunate design issue. Call Moog for support? the mech E's would probably say thats the only way to design/mass produce the center post with the ball joint. Both pieces are mild steel? Might be able to weld the second one before installation as long as ...
by trojmn
Mon May 12, 2014 1:25 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Things that won't make a/c compressor engage
Replies: 1
Views: 362

its either the relay, low pressure switch (you apparently have enough freon if the air is cold), high pressure switch, or the switch in the cabin. a) swap the relay with a known working one such as the horn relay. b) find the low pressure switch on the canister on the passenger side of the firewall....
by trojmn
Thu Mar 20, 2014 7:16 pm
Forum: Wheels / Tires
Topic: Rota / Can't Find Size
Replies: 8
Views: 1479

i dont have any issues with clearance 15x7 et 35 and I have never ran 15x7.5 et20 on the back , (they are still new in the box) but on the calculator they do have 9mm more inner clearance, so still no issues there. FTR i didnt have any issues with the 17x8 et35 on the back either and those have even...
by trojmn
Wed Mar 19, 2014 1:06 am
Forum: Wheels / Tires
Topic: Rota / Can't Find Size
Replies: 8
Views: 1479

16" is really sparse for finding wide high performance tires. You're really limited by the spring perch of the strut which puts you at about 24.5" max diameter tire, so 225/45/16 yields exactly 2 options from tirerack, and realistically i would not DD the r1r because of cost/wear. http://www.tirerac...
by trojmn
Mon Mar 10, 2014 12:13 pm
Forum: Wheels / Tires
Topic: 17x8 +35 Wheels
Replies: 7
Views: 1914

brother's RPF1's for sale here

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by trojmn
Wed Mar 05, 2014 9:53 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: Suspension decision help
Replies: 8
Views: 703

OR lifetime warranty Koni's

Yellow inserts
koni-na.com
KONI Sale Price: $276.75 per pair

or the Orange (should be full strut housings)
KONI Sale Price: $166.50 per pair.
by trojmn
Wed Mar 05, 2014 9:44 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: Rims Chosen / Suspension Choice Work ?
Replies: 10
Views: 706

ragek23 wrote:as you mentioned the rear will be an issue.
huh? the oem package on ACR SRT4 is 225/45 on 16x7 and iirc also et40. I don't have any issues with that on my SRT nor the 225/45/15's on either SRT or SXT.
by trojmn
Mon Sep 23, 2013 3:54 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: a/c line
Replies: 2
Views: 385

Re: a/c line

The line mechanically should be no big deal to change, just be sure to install new O rings when it's changed out. This is not really a job for the average home mechanic. Once the system has been open to the air, a vacuum needs to be pulled on the system before new R-134a is put in. The air in the s...
by trojmn
Sun Aug 04, 2013 6:29 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: Anyone use brake ducts similar to these?
Replies: 23
Views: 2303

Edit #2: Will the SRT-4 stock 17" wheels fit under the spring perches of the SRT-4 ACR'S struts? ('cus the perches are lower). I ask because I may go look at an srt-4. They claim it's an ACR but the wheels in the pictures are stock 17" ones, not the BBS wheels. yes but not the 25" tall tire that ca...
by trojmn
Sun Aug 04, 2013 8:07 am
Forum: Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: Anyone use brake ducts similar to these?
Replies: 23
Views: 2303

pretty sure ALL SRT's FSB are 24mm. the acr RSB is 19mm vs 17 for the regular SRT. Really the only difference between the ACR is small diameter tires, regular neon strut dimensions, 19mm RSB, seats with harness cutouts, and the door badge that says ACR. of that list the seats are the only thing i wo...
by trojmn
Sat Aug 03, 2013 7:25 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: Anyone use brake ducts similar to these?
Replies: 23
Views: 2303

Unless you stick some vertical pieces on the outside edge of the funnels. The need to stick out about 4" to be effective at 100+. interesting.... I would think there would be a huge high pressure bubble there. Or is it a stagnant zone at that speed? Congrats on the new job (or new place to live, or...
by trojmn
Fri Aug 02, 2013 1:08 am
Forum: Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: Anyone use brake ducts similar to these?
Replies: 23
Views: 2303

I am gonna' try to adapt this to our control arms: http://www.contour.org/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=brakes&Number=881202&page=27&view=collapsed&sb=5&o= I like that idea.^^^ Hey your SXT has the fog light bumper, right? remove lights add ducting ala ACR skirt? i prefer to call it a kilt. :D...
by trojmn
Wed Jul 31, 2013 9:28 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Doing a ONE HUNDRED PERCENT tranny fluid flush & fill
Replies: 10
Views: 854

INVUJerry wrote:
sidepipe87 wrote:
chipdogg wrote:5-speed swap
I came to the same solution for my OB.
If you want to go less slow, yeah, I'd do this. If you enjoy a 17 second car, I'd keep it auto.
FTFY
by trojmn
Wed Jul 31, 2013 2:28 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Doing a ONE HUNDRED PERCENT tranny fluid flush & fill
Replies: 10
Views: 854

During the flush proceedure, drop the pan and filter and magnet and clean and replace it all. There's no other way. that was what i was meaning by and run it till it pumps "clean". Though after a filter change you may not be able to see the difference. drop pan, change filter, fill it up, then flus...
by trojmn
Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:35 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Doing a ONE HUNDRED PERCENT tranny fluid flush & fill
Replies: 10
Views: 854

Re: Doing a ONE HUNDRED PERCENT tranny fluid flush & fil

1. Run the engine at idle with the ATX in Neutral with the cooler lines unhooked, so fluid comes out as I pour fresh fluid in. thats essentially how i flush the power steering. keep pouring until it comes out clean. What do you mean you haven't flushed your p/S yet? That should get the old fluid ou...
by trojmn
Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:13 pm
Forum: Picture Post
Topic: SRT-4: A little dress-up and a new digital tool/toy
Replies: 12
Views: 2268

I This kind of feature actually can help make you a better *driver*. I'm interested in that. Ha, I didn't read your post all the way. Yes data logging is handy. Now go learn to drive. e.g. i now know when I F'd up a brake zone or turn-in when i do it and don't *usually* ;-) have to review a tape to...
by trojmn
Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:45 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: Anyone use brake ducts similar to these?
Replies: 23
Views: 2303

I've had this problem since day one. Owned the car since brand new. I'm on my 3rd or 4th set (at least) of brand new Mopar calipers. Cooked rotors with all calipers. 170,000 miles. Wheels spin with very little resistance when the car is off ground and in neutral. This is the exactly thing that keep...
by trojmn
Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:48 pm
Forum: Picture Post
Topic: SRT-4: A little dress-up and a new digital tool/toy
Replies: 12
Views: 2268

I can see why an all in one would be helpful. I use my trinity for diagnostics on other makes/models all the time. Ive been eyeing the torque app overlay for quite a while. IIRC you can also input an external GPS antenna (maybe thats a competing app). the advantage is to overlay TPS, accelerometer, ...
by trojmn
Tue Jun 04, 2013 9:52 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Buying an SRT, Tips?
Replies: 15
Views: 1874

I'm willing to keep saving until I find a nice one. I'm hoping to find a stock one, as I want to keep it stock. good it will last longer and you'll have less issues with stock parts. but good luck finding a stock one. Insurance isnt a big issue because thats the only bill my parents make me pay so ...
by trojmn
Mon Jun 03, 2013 1:42 am
Forum: Video Post
Topic: fuel pressure test
Replies: 7
Views: 1321

since you have your gauge out testing things...

does it hold pressure ~10min after you shut it off? if not also check FPR o-rings.
by trojmn
Sat Jun 01, 2013 11:04 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Buying an SRT, Tips?
Replies: 15
Views: 1874

If it is modded: look over the car with a fine-tooth comb. If it appears stock: look over the car with a fine-tooth comb. :lol: and if you cant VERIFY that everything is OK. assume its not and price accordingly. And you best be adept at fixing everything ;-) My brother and I recently bought a proje...
by trojmn
Fri May 17, 2013 9:38 am
Forum: Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: 2001 ACR Camber Alignment Bolts to get -2.4deg???
Replies: 5
Views: 961

H stock with Rcomps or RTF? you read next years street class proposal right? I also think a base neon would be competative in STF... just havent had the chance to change my transmission back to a 3.55. I wouldnt bother with branded bolts. your fine as especially if you stay within the -2.4 limit. Po...

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