Spring is closing in...

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Spring is closing in...

Post by Diablo0 » Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:35 pm

What's everyone looking forward to for Spring?

I'm looking forward to getting the car cleaned up. I've also got some tires for the black car and will be getting my original set of SSRs repaired to get the black car back to drivable. Can't wait!
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Post by INVUJerry » Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:34 pm

Going to tinker with the SRT wagon a little and get it ready for the summer. Fix a few small things in the 5 speed swapped 3.0 grand caravan and drive that this summer. Get the SRT4 coolant feed line fixed and fix a few small things on it.
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Post by JeremyJ » Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:46 am

I'm going to get me a set of wheels and tires for mine. No more painted stockers and constant wheel spin. That will feel nice.
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Post by Neon4Life » Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:00 pm

I have tons of little things to do on my boosted coupe. Like,

Headgasket
Install new Arp head bolts
New clutch install
Run new positive battery cable from trunk to engine bay
Redo some gauges wiring.
Redo 1 of my turbo coolant lines.
Rework my hotside pipe
Repaint my valve cover.

Hoping to get started on this by the end of the month. And I'll be all good for Carlisle trip in July.


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Post by jonnymopar » Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:52 pm

Daytona:

- Get two broken transmissions welded up
- Figure out where I'm going to add another engine mount so I don't break transmissions anymore
- New clutch
- maaaaybe install a high-flow cat to quiet her down just a bit
- update with newest version of BoostButton calibration template

Neon:

- Front control arms & ball joints
- more permanent fix for exhaust leak near the rear
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Post by Midnight_Rider » Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:43 pm

Another trip to the body shop scheduled for April. That pretty much takes care of everything. Finally.
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Re: Spring is closing in...

Post by Neon4Life » Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:43 pm

Midnight_Rider wrote:Another trip to the body shop scheduled for April. That pretty much takes care of everything. Finally.
Are you making the trip to Carlisle this year..?

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Post by Midnight_Rider » Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:15 am

I'm not sure if I can. I would like to but heath and/or finances will dictate.
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Post by 03_SXT » Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:37 pm

Gramp's will make it this year! He knows it too
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Post by Diablo0 » Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:28 am

I hope it does!
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Post by jonnymopar » Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:12 pm

Gotta add a front wheel bearing to the list. That would be a good thing to do the same time as the front control arms. Need to button up the Daytona first so the Neon can see some down time.
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Post by Diablo0 » Sat Mar 03, 2018 1:27 pm

Guess now I need to find where I may have an oil leak and determine why the oil light occasionally comes on.

Turn off the car and back on it goes away. Makes me think it’s a bad electrical connection.
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Re: Spring is closing in...

Post by rondert » Sun May 27, 2018 10:33 pm

I will get new Kumho tires for my Neon before the Spring ends. I will also replace the brake pads.

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Post by jonnymopar » Tue May 29, 2018 1:15 pm

rondert wrote:
Sun May 27, 2018 10:33 pm
I will get new Kumho tires for my Neon before the Spring ends. I will also replace the brake pads.
What did you decide on? I'm on my second set of Ecsta 4X on my Neon and I love 'em!
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Re: Spring is closing in...

Post by blueneo03 » Wed May 30, 2018 9:52 am

looking forward to taking the boat out! since i sold the neon its the easiest thing to work on. but it goes to bed for the winter so not as much to do.
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Re: Spring is closing in...

Post by rondert » Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:54 pm

jonnymopar wrote:
Tue May 29, 2018 1:15 pm
rondert wrote:
Sun May 27, 2018 10:33 pm
I will get new Kumho tires for my Neon before the Spring ends. I will also replace the brake pads.
What did you decide on? I'm on my second set of Ecsta 4X on my Neon and I love 'em!
I'm thinking of getting the KU31 or Ecsta 4X. I currently run Hankook tires. They are ok but nothing impressive.

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Re: Spring is closing in...

Post by JeremyJ » Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:23 am

JeremyJ wrote:
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:46 am
I'm going to get me a set of wheels and tires for mine. No more painted stockers and constant wheel spin. That will feel nice.
Totally did this. I guess that means my year is successful and I can just relax now. Wait, I have three kids. Never mind.
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