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wrecked srt. pics of engine. opinions?

Post by skaterking411 » Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:49 pm

found one close by. went and looked at it today. no body parts from the front are good. passenger skirts are no good. and front seats have tears. what do you think would be a good offer to make?
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Post by Neon4Life » Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:57 pm

it comes to my understanding that a wrecked srt can be had for about 3k or 4k nowadays.
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Post by skaterking411 » Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:00 pm

oo ok well he was asking 3500 and i got there and was pointing out everything wrong with it and he said how about 2500 and i said id get back to him but i think i could even get it cheaper.
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Post by Neon4Life » Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:02 pm

what are you looking to get out of it.. engine.. hows the engine..?


i mean u can swap engines and wa-la you have yourself a turboed stock srt. it costs nowadays like that much money to turbo a neon. so i say vuy it if he said $2500
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Post by skaterking411 » Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:04 pm

yea i want to do a swap. he said it runs. obviously id make sure it runs and all before id buy it. but i dont want to let this slip by.. its rare to find a wrecked one 10 mins from my house lol
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Post by occasional demons » Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:07 pm

Check real close for cracks in the bellhousing, and bellhousing to block mating area. Otherwise, you are just buying internals if the block is damaged.
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Post by Neon4Life » Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:09 pm

Yep. Try to offer 2k. But if he bites then you gotta make sure you got the money. Haha.

Good luck to ya.

Let us know what u decide & if u get it.
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Post by lilnicko11 » Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:09 pm

Offer 2K, take a friend who is more mechanically knowledgeable. have him start it up and access. good luck.
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Post by skaterking411 » Wed Nov 17, 2010 12:46 pm

alright well hopefully my dad can go with me this weekend. hes been rebuilding cars for years
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Post by skaterking411 » Thu Nov 18, 2010 4:14 pm

Took some pictures of the engine bay today of that wrecked set. Opinions? It has one 100k on it. So I don't know now..
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Also would the viper style seats be worth anything with tears?
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Post by sxxxt » Thu Nov 18, 2010 6:26 pm

holy s word id give that dude 2k cash right now for that deal.... use what u want sell the rest... 2k is CHEAP for everything for a swap... JEALOUS!!!!

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Post by skaterking411 » Thu Nov 18, 2010 6:44 pm

well the fact that it has 100k is kinda making me iffy. is 100k for a srt?
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Post by occasional demons » Thu Nov 18, 2010 9:20 pm

100K is going to depend on how much it was run hard, and how well the coolant and oil have been maintained.

If it was pampered, it wouldn't be too bad.

Those seats won't bring too much, especially with that rip in a highly visible area.


I would offer 1500, and go from there. If you can score it at a low enough price, then it would be a good candidate to spend the $ you would have spent an an average salvage to freshen everything up. Then you know what you are going through the trouble to swap in isn't going to give you nit pick PITA costs/hassles of a 100,000+ mile turbo engine/MTX. Not saying they are unreliable at that mileage, but you don't know the history.

Edit: Hell it doesn't even have a dipstick in that pic. Unless it was just out when you snapped the pic. Seems a bit odd it isn't there to check the oil condition.
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Post by skaterking411 » Thu Nov 18, 2010 9:34 pm

occasional demons wrote:100K is going to depend on how much it was run hard, and how well the coolant and oil have been maintained.

If it was pampered, it wouldn't be too bad.

Those seats won't bring too much, especially with that rip in a highly visible area.


I would offer 1500, and go from there. If you can score it at a low enough price, then it would be a good candidate to spend the $ you would have spent an an average salvage to freshen everything up. Then you know what you are going through the trouble to swap in isn't going to give you nit pick PITA costs/hassles of a 100,000+ mile turbo engine/MTX. Not saying they are unreliable at that mileage, but you don't know the history.

Edit: Hell it doesn't even have a dipstick in that pic. Unless it was just out when you snapped the pic. Seems a bit odd it isn't there to check the oil condition.

yea i also forgot to mention the dipstick is gone.. :tardbang:
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Post by Dabuh » Thu Nov 18, 2010 9:50 pm

just an off topic question that i am gonna be called a noob for but...

...where would one find a wrecked car to buy, I mean i've never asked the jy I go to if I could buy one of their cars but then again I never had the impression i could...
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Post by occasional demons » Thu Nov 18, 2010 9:54 pm

A lot of JY's will sell a complete car, or what's left of it. Or they may just let you remove the wiring/other odds and ends, and cut it off at the firewall.
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Post by Blivitt02 » Thu Nov 18, 2010 10:12 pm

Looks super well maintained... :roll:

I think you'd be better off finding a donor in better condition, one that looks like the owner actually gave a sh*t about. Think about it this way... lets say he does come down to 2k, then you start tearing into it and find out you need 1k in parts, or that the synchros in the trans are bad (typical), intercooler is damaged beyond repair, radiator is trashed etc... you would have been better off finding a better maintained car and pay more for it and not have anything else to do aside from swap it. Just be patient, these cars are getting more and more plentiful at low prices, I bought my donor car in '05 for 3750 and had to put about 1k in it to make it right. Now you can buy a complete car that needs some love but is drivable for 6K.

Just make sure you bring a competent friend with you and figure out what it will cost to make it right, then compare that to a larger initial investment on a better maintained car. My .02

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Post by skaterking411 » Thu Nov 18, 2010 11:19 pm

Blivitt02 wrote:Looks super well maintained... :roll:

I think you'd be better off finding a donor in better condition, one that looks like the owner actually gave a sh*t about. Think about it this way... lets say he does come down to 2k, then you start tearing into it and find out you need 1k in parts, or that the synchros in the trans are bad (typical), intercooler is damaged beyond repair, radiator is trashed etc... you would have been better off finding a better maintained car and pay more for it and not have anything else to do aside from swap it. Just be patient, these cars are getting more and more plentiful at low prices, I bought my donor car in '05 for 3750 and had to put about 1k in it to make it right. Now you can buy a complete car that needs some love but is drivable for 6K.

Just make sure you bring a competent friend with you and figure out what it will cost to make it right, then compare that to a larger initial investment on a better maintained car. My .02
thats what im thinking. i could just see it being a money pit. i need to find one thats been smashed in the ass. that would be ideal.
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Post by Haganracing » Fri Nov 19, 2010 1:31 am

Yeah I could see that being a money pit... with over 100k on it, im sure that thing has seen some abuse somewhere along the way.
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Post by occasional demons » Fri Nov 19, 2010 9:34 am

skaterking411 wrote:i need to find one thats been smashed in the ass. that would be ideal.
It almost never happens. The stupid pedal usually out powers the stop pedal.






Plus, they have that damn wing on the back that protects them from rear entry harm. :lol:
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Post by skaterking411 » Fri Nov 19, 2010 10:20 am

Hahah yea true. I did see one on ebay over the summer that would have been perfext
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Post by Midnight_Rider » Fri Nov 19, 2010 11:07 am

Wow, an SRT swap into a Solar Yellow '02... just what I wanted to do with the SXT that I had (before it got totalled :cussing: ). Good luck finding a donor!
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Post by skaterking411 » Fri Nov 19, 2010 11:21 am

yea thats my goal. i was gunna turbo the 2.0 but i want it to relieable.
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Post by heydockyle » Fri Nov 19, 2010 11:29 am

I'd say offer 1500. If the motor is a little beat you can put piston/rings it in for $500. Clean the motor up. Have a pretty newish motor. Cranks aren't known to pretty much ever have problems in the 2.4..

Oh and as far as the miles. There is a 50trim srt on srtforums with like 180k on it. Completely stock internals, and the car is daily driven/ at the track constantly.
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Post by skaterking411 » Fri Nov 19, 2010 11:35 am

see if i could get it for 1500 i dont think i could turn it down. lol maybe ill offer that. ill just tell him i dont want to go higher and risk having to put alot of money into it
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Post by occasional demons » Fri Nov 19, 2010 12:40 pm

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There ya go. :lol:
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Post by skaterking411 » Fri Nov 19, 2010 12:55 pm

Nice find. Seems cheap enough. What else could possibly go wrong with a 100k engine?
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Post by Danteneon » Fri Nov 19, 2010 1:02 pm

The one thing going for it is that the damage is on the passenger side. So much more to break on the drivers side.
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Post by heydockyle » Fri Nov 19, 2010 1:08 pm

Going to need timing belt/water pump etc.. if it hasn't had it.
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Post by skaterking411 » Fri Nov 19, 2010 1:57 pm

Ah the list continues. So safe to say if I get it for 1500 ill have 250 into it after its said and done?
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