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by fargo59
Tue Feb 24, 2015 2:31 pm
Forum: Progress/Project Log
Topic: my 03 SX 2.0's journey (smurfette)
Replies: 55
Views: 8554

Lol its Atlantic blue but thanks. I'm thinking of wrapping the car though in a matte metallic blue wrap i found. Would look great i think. A bit speed racer but good.
by fargo59
Mon Feb 09, 2015 8:25 am
Forum: Progress/Project Log
Topic: my 03 SX 2.0's journey (smurfette)
Replies: 55
Views: 8554

Yes thats my old cradle. New one was quite rust free, with the only issue being mismatched sway bar bushing bolts. Easy fix
by fargo59
Sun Feb 08, 2015 11:30 pm
Forum: Progress/Project Log
Topic: my 03 SX 2.0's journey (smurfette)
Replies: 55
Views: 8554

engine bay is pretty stock right now. winter has it rather gross as well. maybe more in spring.
by fargo59
Sun Feb 08, 2015 8:29 pm
Forum: Progress/Project Log
Topic: my 03 SX 2.0's journey (smurfette)
Replies: 55
Views: 8554

lol, i work for the dealer. my current manifold has bolts in it from when studs broke off while replacing my cat last year. i'll likely just tack weld a few bolts in place. the snowflakes will probably end up being dedicated winter wheels anyway, so who knows what i'll do. i'd like to find some nice...
by fargo59
Sun Feb 08, 2015 4:46 pm
Forum: Progress/Project Log
Topic: my 03 SX 2.0's journey (smurfette)
Replies: 55
Views: 8554

wow, missed this for a while. havent done that much as ive been pretty busy with life. I have picked up an R/T header to put on the stock SOHC motor, which has an o2 port already, so it'll go on soon. great since im pretty sure my stock manifold has a crack right now. http://i300.photobucket.com/alb...
by fargo59
Thu Dec 18, 2014 8:07 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Chrysler scantools
Replies: 18
Views: 2377

DRB3's are still widely used tools in dealerships. aside from code reading, and diagnostics, they also have built in lab scope functions, and data logging. even some generic scan tool functions. the last vehicles to use the DRB for communications was the 2007 caravan/town&country but its still very ...
by fargo59
Sun Nov 23, 2014 10:17 am
Forum: Audio / Security / Electrical
Topic: Stock radio
Replies: 2
Views: 1067

that can depend on which model radio it came with.

here's a good chart on it care of WJ Jeeps.

http://wjjeeps.com/radios.htm
by fargo59
Sat Nov 22, 2014 7:28 pm
Forum: Naturally Aspirated
Topic: 2.0 DOHC build idea.
Replies: 33
Views: 7055

i'll do my best! im off to Philly for thanksgiving this week, but maybe next weekend i can get out and get it. if i can, i'll grab it no matter which way i go with my build.
by fargo59
Wed Nov 19, 2014 11:27 pm
Forum: Naturally Aspirated
Topic: 2.0 DOHC build idea.
Replies: 33
Views: 7055

honestly i sort of set it aside for a bit. i have the block, and head, etc. was sourcing other stuff. but between drag racing the charger this fall (so close to 10's!) and coming close to buying a dart instead, i really didnt get anywhere on this. kind of funny that tonight is the first night ive l...
by fargo59
Sun Nov 16, 2014 11:56 pm
Forum: Naturally Aspirated
Topic: 2.0 DOHC build idea.
Replies: 33
Views: 7055

honestly i sort of set it aside for a bit. i have the block, and head, etc. was sourcing other stuff. but between drag racing the charger this fall (so close to 10's!) and coming close to buying a dart instead, i really didnt get anywhere on this. kind of funny that tonight is the first night ive lo...
by fargo59
Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:19 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: Something very cool about brakes and weight savings
Replies: 28
Views: 3822

remember it's not just the brake pad that is influencing the improvement in braking. while the pt/srt pad looks smaller, i would estimate that the area of surface is rather similar (i havent pulled my sxt brake pads off in a bit though) the rotor is 1 inch larger than the base neon rotor, that helps...
by fargo59
Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:29 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: Something very cool about brakes and weight savings
Replies: 28
Views: 3822

neat, kind of where im going already. swapping to PT parts to upgrade the front brakes of my car this spring.
by fargo59
Sun Mar 23, 2014 5:19 pm
Forum: Naturally Aspirated
Topic: 2.0 DOHC build idea.
Replies: 33
Views: 7055

oh i just might. but only if you dont have a use for them.

the head will be getting some port work (mostly exhaust side) while it sits, as well as a 3 angle valve job. i'll probably mill a tiny bit off the deck just to clean it up.
by fargo59
Sun Mar 23, 2014 9:46 am
Forum: Naturally Aspirated
Topic: 2.0 DOHC build idea.
Replies: 33
Views: 7055

thats really nice of you. im currently waiting on a shipping quote from someone on the other .org, so we'll see. they seem to be taking their time.
by fargo59
Sat Mar 22, 2014 6:20 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Anyone looking for the NEW Dodge logo?
Replies: 7
Views: 1285

the font looks a little off. maybe the image is stretched though.

maybe its just me...

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by fargo59
Sat Mar 22, 2014 3:06 pm
Forum: Progress/Project Log
Topic: my 03 SX 2.0's journey (smurfette)
Replies: 55
Views: 8554

well, i have the block, crank, and cylinder head already for the new engine. https://scontent-b-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/t1.0-9/1484108_10152069351591297_2108585297_n.jpg the head will get the usual attention, cleaning, slight decking, 3 angle valve job and cleaning the exhaust ports a tad. on ...
by fargo59
Thu Mar 20, 2014 10:16 pm
Forum: Naturally Aspirated
Topic: 2.0 DOHC build idea.
Replies: 33
Views: 7055

actually i kind of want to keep the black plastic. my plan is to look quite stock (just cleaned up)
by fargo59
Thu Mar 20, 2014 5:47 pm
Forum: Naturally Aspirated
Topic: 2.0 DOHC build idea.
Replies: 33
Views: 7055

Good point. I'll have to price out the fuel line, and compare some photos while i'm at it
by fargo59
Thu Mar 20, 2014 12:34 pm
Forum: Naturally Aspirated
Topic: 2.0 DOHC build idea.
Replies: 33
Views: 7055

Good info! I'll be sure to either make my own fuel line or re-route it to work properly.
by fargo59
Mon Mar 17, 2014 8:22 am
Forum: Naturally Aspirated
Topic: 2.0 DOHC build idea.
Replies: 33
Views: 7055

Yeah, I'm fine with buying eagle or Manley rods. Its back to pistons if i cant get those set up for semi floating from the start
by fargo59
Sun Mar 16, 2014 10:23 pm
Forum: Naturally Aspirated
Topic: 2.0 DOHC build idea.
Replies: 33
Views: 7055

thats how i work, :)
"nice car, have you done anything to it?" is something i get a lot when people look at my charger. lol.
by fargo59
Sun Mar 16, 2014 9:19 pm
Forum: Naturally Aspirated
Topic: 2.0 DOHC build idea.
Replies: 33
Views: 7055

so here's my dillema. the Sealed Power pistons will get me to my ideal compression, but are press fit wrist pins. not too much of a big deal. basically stock replacements. for rods, i could go OEM replacements, but thats not handy with boost. Eagle makes a nice rod, but they're floating pin style. i...
by fargo59
Sun Mar 16, 2014 7:45 pm
Forum: Naturally Aspirated
Topic: 2.0 DOHC build idea.
Replies: 33
Views: 7055

thats what im noticing. sealed power sells pistons which seem to fit the compression, but are hypereutectic. granted, if the rings are set right that wont be a problem.
by fargo59
Sun Mar 16, 2014 5:30 pm
Forum: Naturally Aspirated
Topic: 2.0 DOHC build idea.
Replies: 33
Views: 7055

right, boost will be down the road. i just want to set up the short block once though. balancing rotating assemblies (if using aftermarket parts) is something i only plan to do once. i need a drivable car while i accumulate boost related parts. lol the 2.0 cams will be just fine for me, once i find ...
by fargo59
Sun Mar 16, 2014 1:21 pm
Forum: Naturally Aspirated
Topic: 2.0 DOHC build idea.
Replies: 33
Views: 7055

i had heard that swapping the starter motor was required though. perhaps im wrong. the block i purchased was an R/T block that someone bought for their own car, but took all of the magnum related parts to drop in their SBEC block. i dont have rods at this time. i'll keep an eye on the forums, since ...
by fargo59
Sat Mar 15, 2014 4:54 pm
Forum: Naturally Aspirated
Topic: 2.0 DOHC build idea.
Replies: 33
Views: 7055

hmm, second thought, 1gn DOHC rod and piston assemblies arent available any more. i guess i could opt for sealed power pistons.
by fargo59
Sat Mar 15, 2014 4:11 pm
Forum: Naturally Aspirated
Topic: 2.0 DOHC build idea.
Replies: 33
Views: 7055

2.0 DOHC build idea.

so i seem to have come to a point where my neon's short block is making enough piston noise to warrant my concern. so me being me, i think of ways i can make something better. lol... here's the plan so far. ive found, and am in the process of buying an NGC 2.0 R/T block, bedplate and crankshaft. the...
by fargo59
Mon Mar 03, 2014 8:21 am
Forum: Progress/Project Log
Topic: my 03 SX 2.0's journey (smurfette)
Replies: 55
Views: 8554

Well, im more of the sort that expects the worst when it comes to my mom's cars... so i have the used head, and gasket kit coming anyway. I'll fix it next week when i get back from Detroit, and then toronto
by fargo59
Sun Mar 02, 2014 9:14 pm
Forum: Progress/Project Log
Topic: my 03 SX 2.0's journey (smurfette)
Replies: 55
Views: 8554

well, this weekend was spent on the charger, getting it ready for OBD test this year, as well as race season. a new timing set (it eats one each year because of the HUGE cam) and a new 17% overdrive ATI Super Damper. this week the beefed up transmission goes in too. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bhj7w...
by fargo59
Wed Feb 12, 2014 9:16 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: eibach springs (or other) and kyb struts
Replies: 3
Views: 998

realizing this is a rather old thread, but i have been using eibach pro springs, and KYB rear struts for the past 18ish months and have found the rear end to have settled far more than the front has, also i do suspect that when i replace the "less than desirable" eibach springs with something else, ...

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