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by OB
Mon Aug 29, 2011 5:50 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: BRAKE comes on?
Replies: 8
Views: 782

The light will come on if the fluid level is low; in addition to when the parking brake is applied. ;) :withstupid: This, among other things, can be avoided with a simple fluid check from time to time. As a general rule, any system that runs too low on fluid (engine, trans, brakes, coolant) will al...
by OB
Mon Aug 29, 2011 5:49 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Pt/shadow axles....??
Replies: 27
Views: 1398

^Ah ha ok cool. Are those the only non-neon axles that can be used or are there multiple PT/Shadow passenger ones that will work (if you know)? I hear you on bikes being fast off the line. Still impressive nonetheless. I saw a video of an 850HP S2K beating up on a 1000cc on the freeway and was blown...
by OB
Mon Aug 29, 2011 5:46 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: Which Springs?
Replies: 24
Views: 1961

It looks like anything but coilovers would be a waste of your money with all the fees etc when you look at what you're getting for the price. Considering that coilovers are the absolute best option for suspension anyway, I would save up and do it right. If you want to maintain a softer ride, have BC...
by OB
Mon Aug 29, 2011 5:39 pm
Forum: Picture Post
Topic: 7 day make over
Replies: 41
Views: 4680

Not the best looking car, but I can appreciate the work, especially if done by a lady! Cool gas filler relocation too.
by OB
Mon Aug 29, 2011 5:36 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Look what i found...
Replies: 23
Views: 1351

It's not possible that he FIXED the damage? Come on people... Maybe he took the pics prior to the repairs and didn't take new ones before posting it up, who knows. And you really think he would advertise it as being in decent shape when he knows good and well that anyone who wants to buy it is going...
by OB
Mon Aug 29, 2011 4:00 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: Which Springs?
Replies: 24
Views: 1961

Any "OEM replacement" strut is not designed to be used with lowering springs. They are valved for the frequency of the stock spring rates, and will not perform properly with shorter, higher rated springs. This doesn't 100% mean that they won't last or that they will ride bad, it just means they won'...
by OB
Mon Aug 29, 2011 3:56 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: Rattle from the back
Replies: 30
Views: 1862

Not necessarily, the front spring/struts are shorter than the rears, and are also higher in rate. When I had my TEIN/Tokico HP setup on the car, I could remove the rear springs without a compressor, since they were so short and relatively soft. The front were tight within the strut and required a co...
by OB
Mon Aug 29, 2011 3:54 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Stock or Body Kit
Replies: 32
Views: 2288

Ok so here's the deal. It's 2011, not 2001. Body kits don't win car shows like they did 10 years ago. That style is all but dead. The "it's a show car" excuse no longer makes body kits legit, since the majority of modern show cars (that actually place in shows) are being built with quality parts and...
by OB
Mon Aug 29, 2011 3:41 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: I want to contribute to the neon community
Replies: 54
Views: 4389

Lower temps are a plus, but the potential for weather exposure is something to consider, especially with an aftermarket install that doesn't completely isolate the battery. I get the best of both worlds with it in the trunk, with the addition of extremely easy access. And now that I moved it out of ...
by OB
Mon Aug 29, 2011 3:37 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Pt/shadow axles....??
Replies: 27
Views: 1398

Oops you ninja'd me. Which pass axle do you use Erick, or did I miss something?

You beat a 1000cc bike? Aren't those usually good for low 10's or even faster? Holy :shock:
by OB
Mon Aug 29, 2011 3:10 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Pt/shadow axles....??
Replies: 27
Views: 1398

That would be great, report back to this thread if you get any solid info and I'll work on adding it to the FAQ section for reference.
by OB
Mon Aug 29, 2011 2:54 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Pt/shadow axles....??
Replies: 27
Views: 1398

^Interesting. I hate it when people on the other .org know things that we don't over here! Why do the smart people over there not come and share the info with the REAL 2gn people?! I don't have the attention span to frequent both forums, though I'm tempted to try it again. So from what I'm gathering...
by OB
Mon Aug 29, 2011 2:46 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: Which Springs?
Replies: 24
Views: 1961

Never heard of "Leacree" suspension but Monroe is legit. That sounds like a good plan though, not a bad price at all if the quality is good. Maybe someone else has experience with them.
by OB
Mon Aug 29, 2011 2:44 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: Rattle from the back
Replies: 30
Views: 1862

That could be because once the load is off of it, the spring is too short to fit snugly between the top hat and perch of the strut. This would make sense that it would make noise going over bumps that cause the suspension to unload. The only real fix is new springs.
by OB
Mon Aug 29, 2011 2:41 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: I want to contribute to the neon community
Replies: 54
Views: 4389

Put my battery in a fender! May be able to adapt a 2003+ Stratus/Sebring battery tray for that? Did those come in the fender I assume? News to me. I would recommend putting the battery in the rear of the car for anyone wanting to relocate it. Unless the weight balance doesn't matter to you, in whic...
by OB
Mon Aug 29, 2011 2:31 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Media
Topic: Disappointment, neon 2.0 style...
Replies: 10
Views: 750

I've found better butt-dyno gains from weight reduction and drivetrain mods. Bolt ons don't make peak power as much as they help the powerband, so you don't feel it as much nor see it on paper. Most CAI's are only good for 1-2hp total, but could see as much as 7-8hp in the midrange, which is where t...
by OB
Sun Aug 28, 2011 11:39 pm
Forum: Picture Post
Topic: Quick pic
Replies: 12
Views: 913

FAC3L3SS wrote:PAINT!

Hood
Grille

REMOVE!

Eyelids
Fixed it.



Car looks great though, very clean engine bay from the looks of it.
by OB
Sun Aug 28, 2011 11:32 pm
Forum: Photoshop Requests
Topic: MOTOvation please
Replies: 11
Views: 802

:shock: Damn dude, not to make your head any bigger than it probably is, but you are GOOD! :lol:
by OB
Sun Aug 28, 2011 8:05 pm
Forum: Naturally Aspirated
Topic: Building 2000 SOHC 5speed
Replies: 52
Views: 5294

All quality mods, nice list. If you're wanting an all around build, I would go with solid motor mounts rather than inserts, as they pretty much prevent movement altogether.
by OB
Sun Aug 28, 2011 7:49 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Media
Topic: Disappointment, neon 2.0 style...
Replies: 10
Views: 750

Sounds about right for a decent running engine with bolt ons. I imagine mine probably does about the same, maybe a hair better with the 3.94 and billet flywheel.
by OB
Sun Aug 28, 2011 2:32 pm
Forum: Picture Post
Topic: Sat. project start to finish......
Replies: 11
Views: 842

LowNSlow wrote:
JeffM wrote:The cluster looks really good. The odometer looks a little blurry though?

Not sure about the trunk button. Looks pretty jurry-rigged at the moment.
Agreed :thumbup:
:withstupid: 's


Cluster looks AWESOME!
by OB
Sun Aug 28, 2011 2:29 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Reusing valve springs?
Replies: 5
Views: 714

Yeah what Bill said. Generally, items that develop wear patterns are the ones that can't be mixed up.
by OB
Sun Aug 28, 2011 2:10 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: J's Style L.E.D Photoshop. Should I?
Replies: 12
Views: 1342

LowNSlow wrote:2nd pic ftw
:withstupid:
by OB
Thu Aug 25, 2011 8:45 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: neon noob
Replies: 13
Views: 751

All 2gn seats are interchangeable, but some use specific brackets (SRT) that you will need too. But yes, any will bolt in.
by OB
Thu Aug 25, 2011 8:34 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: FML I think I left something at carlisle!
Replies: 19
Views: 1291

:laughing3:
by OB
Thu Aug 25, 2011 8:29 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: I want to contribute to the neon community
Replies: 54
Views: 4389

ITB's? :twisted:

I too want to go to an aluminum coolant reservoir, preferably with a bung for the hose, a sight strip along the side, and a screw on top. Capacity can be similar to stock if not a bit less.
by OB
Thu Aug 25, 2011 8:25 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: stupid question for SRT owners, or people who have the seats
Replies: 17
Views: 985

LowNSlow wrote:They recline...
:withstupid:
by OB
Thu Aug 25, 2011 8:21 pm
Forum: Picture Post
Topic: Show off your suspension setup
Replies: 88
Views: 9122

BC Racing BR-Type Coilovers -Hyperco 600 lb/in front springs (10.5kg/mm) -BC 455 lb/in rear springs (8kg/mm) -Revalved for above springs Did BC Racing provide a dyno graph? I don't think I've ever seen one for any Neon shock from anyone. No, why do you ask? I've never heard of a manufacturer provid...
by OB
Wed Aug 24, 2011 10:07 pm
Forum: Picture Post
Topic: 2 hours of work......=
Replies: 6
Views: 614

Doesn't look lowered by much, rear gap is huge. What setup?
by OB
Wed Aug 24, 2011 10:06 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Grill: Yay or Nay
Replies: 23
Views: 1189

That's ok johnny, I have the people that don't like the kit and I have the ones that do. We all have different tastes, if we all had the same thing, life would sucks. I would love to go back to stock, I just put to much time into the body kit. If someone wants to give me a front bumper, rear bumper...

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