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by TN.Frank
Thu Jul 03, 2008 11:19 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Supreme Court Says Yes to Guns
Replies: 22
Views: 1118

It's funny(not funny "haha" but funny "strange") how when a drunk driver gets into a car and kills someone it's the drivers fault but when a nut case gets a gun and kills someone it's the guns fault. I just don't understand some peoples logic. Either way PEOPLE are responsible for their actions a gu...
by TN.Frank
Thu Jul 03, 2008 11:14 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Question about UDP belts.
Replies: 4
Views: 451

Question about UDP belts.

UR UDP on Modern Performance web site lists the belts as a 5040305 and a 5040500. I can't find this number in the Goodyear Gatorback listings. Would the 4040305 and 4040500 be the same? Thanks.
by TN.Frank
Thu Jul 03, 2008 10:04 am
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Aftermarket Question
Replies: 49
Views: 2126

sxmania wrote:hell if there was a comp to beat the stupid NGC id buy 2 :banghead: been waiting 5 yrs for something like that haha
How is it that Toyota, Honda and even Scion have aftermarket computers or plug in reprogramers but Dodge has NOTHING for it's Neon?
by TN.Frank
Tue Jul 01, 2008 7:11 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: black or chrome?!
Replies: 8
Views: 560

I also vote for Black. Much easier to keep up, no polishing or water spots to worry about. I really don't like chrome on a car.
by TN.Frank
Tue Jul 01, 2008 9:37 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Supreme Court Says Yes to Guns
Replies: 22
Views: 1118

Wenuden wrote:how? Law abiding citizens still won't have handguns in public, and criminals will.
Hopefully they'll get the CCW pushed thru so they can be. :thumbup:
by TN.Frank
Tue Jul 01, 2008 9:07 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Supreme Court Says Yes to Guns
Replies: 22
Views: 1118

Great, now a law biding citizen can be on equal footing with all the criminals in D.C. 'Bout time.
by TN.Frank
Tue Jul 01, 2008 8:35 am
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Aftermarket Question
Replies: 49
Views: 2126

So what size is a stock V6 Mustang TB?
by TN.Frank
Tue Jul 01, 2008 8:32 am
Forum: Naturally Aspirated
Topic: 60mm TB mod, would this work?
Replies: 26
Views: 2610

I have posted this before but never got much response..... http://www.angelfire.com/my/fan/MAP_adjuster.html Good artical. Seems like it'd be easy enough to rig up. Just wonder how we'd use it with a 60mm TB to adjust the MAP sensor. At WOT any TB will be at 1 Bar(15psi= sea level air pressure) so ...
by TN.Frank
Mon Jun 30, 2008 9:00 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: turn signal bulb
Replies: 33
Views: 2779

I liked the blue on the silver star bulbs so I picked up a set at work today and put em' in. I think they go good with my E. Blue Neon. :rockon:
by TN.Frank
Sun Jun 29, 2008 4:26 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Aftermarket Question
Replies: 49
Views: 2126

I really don't care running the NGC system as long as we could get a plug in tuner like the HyperTech to tweek the specs on our stock systems. I"m sure with timing and new fuel curve upgrades we could pick up another 10hp or so just with the push of a few buttons. Also, if we could re-set the MAP/TP...
by TN.Frank
Sun Jun 29, 2008 7:46 am
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Aftermarket Question
Replies: 49
Views: 2126

Wenuden wrote:a computer and 55mm throttle body for '03+ cars. I think pretty much everything else is covered.
Yep, that's what I was going to say. We've got about everything else but a good quality 55mm metal TB and a computer upgrade would be a very welcome adition. :thumbup:
by TN.Frank
Thu Jun 26, 2008 10:18 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Car shopping, sub $20K, which would you go with?
Replies: 32
Views: 1521

If I was going to spend $20K or a bit less on a car my first choice would be an SRT-4 in nice shape. Also, I'd look around for a good Toyota Celica GT, they've got a great looking body style although I've heard they're about like our Neons in the preformance dept. but I'm sure you could upgrade em' ...
by TN.Frank
Wed Jun 25, 2008 8:58 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Thing between the TB and Intake Manifold
Replies: 42
Views: 2029

A local shop gave me a piece of 2.5" muffler tubing cut to 4.25" which worked perfectly for the way I have my TB mounted. I painted the outside of the tube with some ceramic engine paint so it'll not rust, hooked it all up and it runs fine. Mainly wanted it for more TB support since I've removed my ...
by TN.Frank
Tue Jun 24, 2008 10:26 am
Forum: Naturally Aspirated
Topic: 60mm TB mod, would this work?
Replies: 26
Views: 2610

I thought the problem with the larger 60mm TBs was to little pressure which caused the ECM to think there was a huge vacume leak and made it throw a CEL. Either way you have to keep the MAP sensor happy with what the ECM sees from the TPS or you're screwed either way.
by TN.Frank
Tue Jun 24, 2008 6:17 am
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: p0551
Replies: 7
Views: 775

The code is in the memory, disconnecting the battery won't clear it. You'll need an OBD II scanner to clear the code or just add up a certain number of drive cycles and it'll clear automatically if the problem has been fixed.
by TN.Frank
Fri Jun 20, 2008 9:52 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: New to 2gn's....what can i do.
Replies: 8
Views: 742

Granted, it's not a HP monster but they do run nicely if you fix em' up a bit and they get really great gas mileage. I really love my little Neon. It's not a Super Street Racer but it is a good little car that'll run well and is easy to keep going. If you do want a Neon for a HP Moster get an SRT-4 ...
by TN.Frank
Fri Jun 20, 2008 4:25 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: New to 2gn's....what can i do.
Replies: 8
Views: 742

Also, it's not so much about "extra" HP as it is freeing up what you have. A UDP and lighten flywheel will help free up quite a bit and you'll also be able to use a non-modular clutch set so you can just replace the disc if it becomes worn instead of having to get the entire set. Header, cam, CAI wi...
by TN.Frank
Wed Jun 18, 2008 11:08 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Engine Sound...
Replies: 23
Views: 1608

Got the same sound, seems like it's from the drivers side of the engine, not sure what it is. Thought at first it was injectors, they're suppose to be a bit loud on Neons but then I'm not sure that's it or not. Thought it might be tappets but I change oil every 3K and use Castrol 5w30 so I don't thi...
by TN.Frank
Tue Jun 17, 2008 6:40 pm
Forum: Naturally Aspirated
Topic: hmmm...
Replies: 12
Views: 1209

I just don't like plastic. That's all. I think billet aluminum looks much nicer and would probably last better then plastic too since it's not effected by heat as much.
by TN.Frank
Tue Jun 17, 2008 3:46 pm
Forum: Naturally Aspirated
Topic: 60mm TB mod, would this work?
Replies: 26
Views: 2610

I guess in a manner of speaking it'd be like a restrictor plate on a V8 to limit the air flow. Seems like it'd be an easy way to make a TB that our NGC cars can use without throwing a code.
by TN.Frank
Tue Jun 17, 2008 1:57 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Wheres everyone work
Replies: 61
Views: 3851

I finally got a job working at AutoZone a couple months ago. Doesn't pay much but I do get 20% off on parts and tools so that helps a bit.
by TN.Frank
Tue Jun 17, 2008 1:17 pm
Forum: Naturally Aspirated
Topic: hmmm...
Replies: 12
Views: 1209

Swordfish2Cowboy wrote:Aren't you the guy who's making his own 55 out of a 60?
Not yet. I've got other things I want to do first. Then if I feel the need for one I'll hit up a buddy at a local machine shop to make up the part I'll need to mod a 60mm down to a 55mm so it'll keep my NGC happy.
by TN.Frank
Tue Jun 17, 2008 8:08 am
Forum: Naturally Aspirated
Topic: hmmm...
Replies: 12
Views: 1209

NOTE: WILL NOT FIT 2005 Neons! Making throttle bodies for Neons and MPx now brings to the table their experience to make the 2000-2005 Neon throttle body ! I saw that too. I think it has something more to do with the stock air box then anything else. If you're running an after market CAI or if you'...
by TN.Frank
Sun Jun 15, 2008 9:12 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Little of this, little of that.
Replies: 1
Views: 314

Little of this, little of that.

Been working on the Neon lately. Added a solid, 2.5" pipe in place of my bellows tube which I think had a small cut in it so it idles a bit better. Put a decent steering wheel cover on my steering wheel and got a shorty antena. I'd like to get a carpet dash cover and tint my windows next then I'm wo...
by TN.Frank
Sun Jun 15, 2008 9:08 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Which timing belt should I get?
Replies: 12
Views: 585

There's suppose to be a timing belt made with kevlar that's pretty much indistructable. I'd look for one of those.
by TN.Frank
Sun Jun 15, 2008 7:28 pm
Forum: Naturally Aspirated
Topic: 60mm TB mod, would this work?
Replies: 26
Views: 2610

I've already removed my bellows tube and used a 2.5" piece of muffler pipe(new, of course) along with a bracket to secure the TB. I've have to make up somekind of new bracket since the one I have won't work with the 60mm TB. Yes, I'd have it machined out of aluminum and then epoxy it into place. I'm...
by TN.Frank
Sun Jun 15, 2008 8:52 am
Forum: Naturally Aspirated
Topic: 60mm TB mod, would this work?
Replies: 26
Views: 2610

60mm TB mod, would this work?

Would it work on our NGC cars if we were to machine a 55mm insert to install on the manifold side of the 60mm TBs to cut the volume down from the original 60mm to 55mm? If you left the filter side at 60mm then put the insert in that tappered from 60 down to 55mm that would act as a venturi making th...
by TN.Frank
Sat Jun 14, 2008 5:06 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: need personal opinions...
Replies: 14
Views: 946

Motor mount /Transaxle insterts are a must. It does no good to have power and not hook it to the ground because of too much wheel hop. UDP, Header, CAI or air box delete with a K&N drop in, cam(Crane #12 or Comp 200) will all help. You'll never get high HP numbers but the few mods you can do will he...
by TN.Frank
Sat Jun 14, 2008 8:49 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: I'm in love
Replies: 33
Views: 1850

i bought the cobalt for the style more than the speed. it handles well and is relatively fast, but it's never made my jaw drop. *shrugs* Yep, with gas prices the way they are having a nice looking, reliable car that gets good gas mileage is almost as "impressive" as having a fast/quick car. I'm goi...
by TN.Frank
Fri Jun 13, 2008 1:43 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: P0441 Help Needed..
Replies: 5
Views: 645

Generally, on a "new" car it's rare to have any kind of leak in the emission system(charcoal canister, hoses, ect.) so it's more then likely a gas cap that wasn't seated properly. I threw a P0440 and the following week a P0457 both times after my wife filled my car up with gas. Took it to work and u...

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