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by trojmn
Sun Sep 16, 2012 2:22 pm
Forum: Progress/Project Log
Topic: my 03 SX 2.0's journey (smurfette)
Replies: 55
Views: 8563

nice. I even like the color!
by trojmn
Sat Sep 15, 2012 12:19 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: sway bar choices?
Replies: 46
Views: 3054

a measurement that is "in the green" range of alignment specifications doesn't always mean properly aligned. this.... screw the OK "green" range. but as was stated, i do think everyone wants to turn their neon into a handling monster :rockon: my latest summer autox season specs are below. note i ha...
by trojmn
Fri Sep 14, 2012 6:55 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: maddog sts and a few other q's
Replies: 25
Views: 2418

Re: maddog sts and a few other q's

trojmn wrote:
NGCnoproblem wrote: Also would 80% be to much?
yes. i bruised my palm shifting an 80% reduction srt. and its 1" lower so IMO it feels awkward.
I should have also said i really liked the less reduction ones. and maddog is a neon community guy.
by trojmn
Fri Sep 14, 2012 8:57 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Header question
Replies: 12
Views: 1091

what is the ID of the primaries on your Kirk header? the OEM magnum ex mani is 1 5/8ths and is WAY larger than the ports. 1.5" ID would probably fit just right. might lose a couple HP on the extream top end but you should gain a ton through the midrange.
by trojmn
Fri Sep 14, 2012 1:48 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: maddog sts and a few other q's
Replies: 25
Views: 2418

Re: maddog sts and a few other q's

NGCnoproblem wrote: Also would 80% be to much?
yes. i bruised my palm shifting an 80% reduction srt. and its 1" lower so IMO it feels awkward.
by trojmn
Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:48 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Ethanol free gas - what's the deal?
Replies: 19
Views: 2297

Non\Low ethanol gasoline should yield better mileage than E10. This is particularly true in cars that are not E-85 compatible. How much? For me a couple MPG. The following results are from Oct-Nov of 2007. E10 = 28.74MPG avg over 1457miles (52.52gal) E5/E0(?*) =30.83** over 1914.8miles (62.11gal) F...
by trojmn
Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:03 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: sway bar choices?
Replies: 46
Views: 3054

you want SDK (competition): this: 4656946AA your KYB struts, *should* have the RSB tabs but you might want to check. Most aftermarket struts have them. MOST 2gn neon OEM's struts do not. <<< concideration for your dad's.... you can always use the one you ordered and feel the awesomeness of a RSB. th...
by trojmn
Mon Sep 10, 2012 5:11 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: sway bar choices?
Replies: 46
Views: 3054

fargo59 wrote:well, i ordered the bar from chrysler. it was just $10 more. then i dont have to worry about corrosion or cracks.
19mm ACR right?
by trojmn
Mon Sep 10, 2012 12:08 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: sway bar choices?
Replies: 46
Views: 3054

Simple answer...the SRT bar set will be an improvement for your Neon. :) thats exactly not what i was saying... I'd recommned leaving the front stock bar at that springrate. And for the record that post is increadibly informative for a good handling car on a budget. let me recap: a)leave the stock ...
by trojmn
Mon Sep 10, 2012 12:51 am
Forum: Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: sway bar choices?
Replies: 46
Views: 3054

We're talking autoX and track days, both apply to general street car handling. Essentially a decent ALIGNMENT and BMF RSB. That thread is spot on to what you want to do. I was even commenting on the suckitude of eibach pro springrate. soft springs and huge sway bars is actually rather sucky for hand...
by trojmn
Sun Sep 09, 2012 4:04 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: sway bar choices?
Replies: 46
Views: 3054

sway bar and general good handling recommendations are discussed here:

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by trojmn
Wed Sep 05, 2012 10:57 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: Brakes locking up after hard rain
Replies: 3
Views: 552

would taking the drums apart and getting it sandblasted help any?? as always start diagnosing brake problems by actually verifying that things are as they should be... e.g. remove inspect, clean, etc.. take the drums off and knock all the loose crud out of it. you might even have a shoe laminated a...
by trojmn
Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:10 am
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: crash ratings
Replies: 19
Views: 3005

Re: crash ratings

Just came across crash test ratings for the gen2 neon, almost everything was marginal or poor. Whats the opinions here? bah its all relative. Once test is 4 of 5 stars. others "Good" for head and chest. then a new test/standard comes out and its now *suddenly* a death trap? Keep looking until you f...
by trojmn
Sat Aug 25, 2012 3:53 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: throttle body
Replies: 8
Views: 1163

If used I would demand that the seller verify tps voltage at WOT ... A bunch of the Srt tbs are known to be off. I wouldn't doubt na tbs have the same issue.
by trojmn
Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:08 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Iceman intake R/T or reg? (pics)
Replies: 7
Views: 1034

thanks! O one last question. Does the R/T iceman have a bend in the bellows similar to the AEM? I am assuming you have seen one? IIRC yes... it has an angled tube. Theres a thread here somewhere about a modern performance sale that i believe has the pics.. if you use that iceman, make a grommet out...
by trojmn
Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:47 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Iceman intake R/T or reg? (pics)
Replies: 7
Views: 1034

silversport wrote:so you are saying it is a 2gn iceman but not an R/T one? using the stock bellows would solve this issue?
yes to both.
by trojmn
Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:04 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Iceman intake R/T or reg? (pics)
Replies: 7
Views: 1034

it IS a 2gn iceman. the bend is so that the filter winds up parallel to the ground facing toward the front bumper cover. it may or may not fit the angle of the r/t intake. It looks like its a non-mag angle iceman. see the wear marks? it was rubbing on the inner fender liner making a horrible racket ...
by trojmn
Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:13 pm
Forum: Naturally Aspirated
Topic: Whos got an NGC r/t with bolt ons, howd it run?
Replies: 23
Views: 4525

plug the 60mm in and check your TPS voltage. power on, engine off. what is it TB closed? full open?
by trojmn
Wed Aug 15, 2012 2:29 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: How much negative camber is too much?
Replies: 16
Views: 2704

A real good way to tell is to buy/borrow a pyrometer. Your tire construction, car, course, and driving style dictate the ideal setting... That said I just do some heavy figure 8's/AUTOX and if your having the trouble staying off the sidewalls after pressure adj, you need more. uncomfortable with acc...
by trojmn
Mon Aug 13, 2012 12:23 am
Forum: Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: Hotchkis or Mopar Performance anti-sway bars....
Replies: 36
Views: 4888

FIRST make surer the the chassis mounts are as far rearward as they go. Then measure with the car on the ground, from the strut tab to where the bar would be parallel. Just make either link the same length. After all you can assume your chassis to be strait and parrallel to the ground. If the links ...
by trojmn
Mon Aug 13, 2012 12:08 am
Forum: Naturally Aspirated
Topic: 2001 R/T ... More Power ??
Replies: 64
Views: 11221

probably best not to spend (waste?) so much under-driving the power steering pump... if you want to "feel the improvement" slip the belt off for a while. What else is spinning at WOT? A/C certainly isn't engaged. The alternator will always draw as much force (watts) as needed and the stator isn't ex...
by trojmn
Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:56 am
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: 2gn SE MTX or ACR curb wieght
Replies: 9
Views: 1302

BUMP

I'd like to write my letter to the SEB with confirmed weights to get us moved to STF where i think we belong. So post up anyone has weighed their stockish R/T, ACR/Base.

I know i read someone bought an ACR recently..... :D
by trojmn
Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:08 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: It's amazing what a few fans can do
Replies: 14
Views: 1373

damn thats gotta be loud.
by trojmn
Thu Aug 09, 2012 11:28 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: 2gn SE MTX or ACR curb wieght
Replies: 9
Views: 1302

here is what im getting at.....The latest GRM is out and im all worked up over this analysis of the top tier cars for STF. note this complete bench racing and is comparing OEM weights, not ST mods... http://i395.photobucket.com/albums/pp40/sirele_373/STFcomparo.jpg So i do some bench racing for the ...
by trojmn
Thu Aug 09, 2012 10:41 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: 2gn SE MTX or ACR curb wieght
Replies: 9
Views: 1302

thanks for the links OC.... though i seriously doubt the r/t wieghs the same as the base. I would guess the base is about right at 2585 can anyone confirm?
jonnymopar wrote:I've got 2626lbs written on my car.
huh?
by trojmn
Thu Aug 09, 2012 9:51 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: 2gn SE MTX or ACR curb wieght
Replies: 9
Views: 1302

2gn SE MTX or ACR curb wieght

Has anyone wieghed a stockish base neon with mtx or an ACR? I can seem to find a definitive answer. extra credit for STC legal weight reductions, but otherwise im looking for stock curb weight. The best i can come up with is 2600ish, but i was looking for something a little more exact from a owner. ...
by trojmn
Mon Aug 06, 2012 6:51 pm
Forum: Cars For SALE
Topic: The Official eBay, Craigslist, etc Links Thread for Cars
Replies: 544
Views: 116027

http://www.copart.com/c2/homeSearch.html?_eventId=getLot&execution=e1s3&lotId=19545242&returnPage=SEARCH_RESULTS Heybaker's R/T Damn ... that SUX ... and current bid is only $275 ... perhaps the smell of death and this quaint description might have something to do with it? Primary Damage: BIOHAZARD...
by trojmn
Fri Aug 03, 2012 12:01 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: Hotchkis or Mopar Performance anti-sway bars....
Replies: 36
Views: 4888

Thoughts on caster? Also, what do you guys do in the winter time (those that live in snowy states)? Leave the rear bar on, or take it off? Go with a bigger front bar? Just curious. Without a doubt you cannot get into the "too much castor" territory on a neon. More castor helps camber gain as the su...
by trojmn
Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:19 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: So I purchased an FSM
Replies: 29
Views: 1844

why buy an FSM? its availible online free. Having one in your hands is always better than having to refer to a computer? :withstupid: This. I hate having to lug my desktop to where my car is to read what I need to know :lol: I guess im the only one that prints? besides searching PDF is fast. :roll:
by trojmn
Wed Aug 01, 2012 5:30 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: So I purchased an FSM
Replies: 29
Views: 1844

why buy an FSM? its availible online free.

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