2002 ACR (1 of 31) Sold!

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2002 ACR (1 of 31) Sold!

Post by Danteneon » Mon Jun 17, 2013 6:26 pm

2002 Dodge Neon ACR
1 of 31 white A/C equipped cars made.
121,xxx miles
$6,500


The time has come ladies and gentlemen. The Neon is sitting far more than driving these past few years, so it it time to pass the torch. This is a long post and I will update it over the next few days with additional info. For pictures, please see my build thread Here

Sold!


Below is the rest of the post for archive sake...


This Neon has had nearly every part on it replaced or upgraded while I have owned it. All work has been done by myself and my friends. You will not find a turn-key track-ready daily driver this well maintained for this little money. I'm not looking to make a ton of money on it, just to pay off the loan and have a couple of bucks to put into the house.

Below is a breif run-down of the current state of the Neon.

The good:

This car is cleaner than many show cars. Has been garage kept for the last 5 years. The undercarriage gets wiped down every time I am under it. It has not been driven in rain or snow in the last 3 years, and before that only rarely.

Car has had less than 5K miles put on it since 2008. Since that time it has had many new parts put on it. My project log has everything listed, but for the sake of time...

Timing belt
Water pump
Drive belt
Upper gasket set
Clutch
Brake pads and rotors
Front and rear wheel hub and bearings
Rack and pinion
Outer tie rod (just one)
Almost every suspension part
Battery


The Bad:

Every car has some flaws, and this one is no exception.

Original paint...there is some crazing in the clearcoat that can only be addressed with replacing the clearcoat.

There are some rock chips here and there, but not as many as you would think. The hood was replaced with one from a 2005 SRT back in 2008

Minor dents on the drivers side front and rear doors. None on the passenger side for some reason.

Cracked paint around the rear wheel house arches. This one I'm responsible for. I didn't roll the 1/4 panels correctly and I broke the paint. To be fixed right, the 1/4 panels will need to be painted or blended. It can be fixed with less work, but I wouldn't do it that way.

Rust bubble is just starting to form on the drivers side dog leg. Good excuse to repair the 1/4 panel paint cracking at the same time.

The dash pad is flaking on the passenger side. I don't know why it is, but the top layer of color is coming off near the A-pillar.

The top of the drivers side door panel has a whitish discoloration to it. It has been like that since I bought it. No idea what caused it, and I haven't come across a good enough replacement to put one there.

The windshield has a few rock chips in it. All but one have been there since I bought the car back in 2004 and none have been a problem for yearly VA safety inspections. Still, I had it on the list to replace it.

If you want A/C, you will have to re-install the components. I kept all the items needed to put A/C back into this car some day. All parts will need to be flushed first of course. When it was removed, the A/C blew ice cold.

Car has no exterior antenna, but I have that part as well.

Depending on your local state's laws, you may need to put OE tail lamps (the ones on the car are clear with red LEDs) and change the color of the bulbs from white to amber in the front. I have been running these for years, but I also have it inspected at my dealership, so yeah.

If you want airbags, you will have to install them. The system is intact, so if airbags are desired they can just be mounted and plugged in. I no longer have them.

The Walker Super Turbo muffler is rusting, but it is easily replaced.


Mods

Interior:

SRT seats front and rear

SRT pedal set (full pedals, not just covers)

MP short throw SRT shifter, cut down 1", MPx polished billet shift knob, Booger bushings, JM cradle bushings, new SRT shift boot

LHD Euro cluster 140mph All gauges and lights work properly. Mileage is correct on odometer. Blue LEDs, trac control light switched to green.

Mexican market horn pad (non air bag). One of the very few in the USA or Canada *Pending Sale* New passenger side dash cubby. Air bag connections properly resistered so they go though the self-check and the light goes out as it should.

Mopar RB1 nav radio with working disc. AG level part.

Integrated aux audio port with two hard wired USB charging ports added to the center console cubby. Works on the radio's CD changer mode so navigation can be used while listening to music.

Superbright LED's dome lamp

Vamp of Vegas LED trunk light


Exterior:

SRT hood (factory stone white color)

All clear lamps. Side markers, tail lamps, 3rd brake light.

Bright white LEDs in every lamp. Exterior has over 300 LEDs.

Engine:

MP CAI

Smoothed and polished Magnum intake

MPx silver 60mm throttle body

MP powdercoated blue valve cover

MPx underdrive pulley. This does trip the CEL when pulling above 6500 rpm. Change back to stock and no more CEL.

BWoody upper mount

??? lower mount

??? catch can

SRT power steering lines

Entire engine and front body harness has been modified to provide a "partial tuck". Revised harness makes getting all components under the hood easier to get to or remove.

Battery relocated to the trunk. 0 gauge cables used.

MP/Borla SRT 2.5" center pipe, Walker 2.5" over axle pipe, Walker Super Turbo Camaro muffler with twin 2.5" outlets and 4.75" oval Vibrant oval SS exhaust tips.


Suspension and Chassis:

MP Stage 3 coil-overs

MP front and rear camber (and caster in front) plates

MP Swaybars

DCR adjustable rear lower control arms

Full Energy Suspension bushing set

New front and rear wheel bearings and hubs

SRT front brake upgrade

Stoptech front and rear pads

Stoptech cross-drilled rotors front and rear

Goodrich SS front brake hoses

Kosei K1 18x7.5 wheels with 225/40/18 Kumho SPT summer tires
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Post by dtjackten » Mon Jun 17, 2013 7:28 pm

oh wow... this makes me so sad... i wish it was something i could afford right now. i love this car!!!!

best of luck with the sale.
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Post by Danteneon » Mon Jun 17, 2013 7:48 pm

Thank you sir. Yeah, it makes me pretty sad too :(
If I could just figure out how to meld the Outback and the Neon into one car...

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Post by 2005.Neon.SXT » Mon Jun 17, 2013 8:27 pm

Get the fuck outta here. You can't be serious.
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Post by Haganracing » Mon Jun 17, 2013 8:45 pm

Really???

Why????????

Someone buy this car and treat it right! Or I will kill you.
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Re: 2002 ACR (1 of 31) $6500

Post by JeffB#2 » Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:35 pm

The "almost a twin" to my '01. Nice!
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Mexican market horn pad (non air bag).
Want to see another one new-in-the-box?
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Post by Midnight_Rider » Tue Jun 18, 2013 12:44 am

Another time that I wish I had unlimited funds and a movie star-type garage. :cry:
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Re: 2002 ACR (1 of 31) $6500

Post by Danteneon » Tue Jun 18, 2013 8:00 am

JeffB#2 wrote:The "almost a twin" to my '01. Nice!
Danteneon wrote:
Mexican market horn pad (non air bag).
Want to see another one new-in-the-box?

Well damn, now I have to change that :lol:
2005.Neon.SXT wrote:Get the fuck outta here. You can't be serious.
Yep, afraid so :( Like I said, I don't want to, but it just makes sense at this point.
If I could just figure out how to meld the Outback and the Neon into one car...

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Post by Fuzzyneon » Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:29 am

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Post by Danteneon » Tue Jun 18, 2013 12:27 pm

Sorry guys :(

An idea I'm kicking around is parting out the unique items off the car provided that I have good stock parts to replace them with. So, that being said, keep your eyes open for a part out/extra parts sale thread in a day or two.

Also, the more that the ACR is put back to stock, the less expensive it will be. If the car can be put mostly to stock, the price could drop as low as $4800
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Post by titansxt » Tue Jun 18, 2013 5:53 pm

My SRT has seen the Spring day light once so far this year and I still won't consider selling it.

Are you sure you really want to do this? :(
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Post by Midnight_Rider » Wed Jun 19, 2013 12:30 am

:withstupid:
My car has been out of the garage twice so far this year and (counting Carlisle) will probably be driven at least four more times before winter slumber, a total of six times for the year.
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Post by Danteneon » Wed Jun 19, 2013 8:26 am

titansxt wrote:My SRT has seen the Spring day light once so far this year and I still won't consider selling it.

Are you sure you really want to do this? :(
Sure? No, not at all. I will more than likely regret sell her forever. But here is what I'm looking at...

Saving $235 a month, and $155 a year plus whatever money I decide to spend on mods for a car I drive maybe 10 miles a year (not counting Carlisle).

Freeing up my garage for my Outback which I drive everyday.

Reducing my car projects to one. I can really only afford one car to own and mod right now.


Without getting into specifics, I am working with quite a bit less household income than I was 6 months ago. I need to trim things back and my "toy" is the logical choice.
If I could just figure out how to meld the Outback and the Neon into one car...

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Post by thomas_w » Wed Jun 19, 2013 9:48 am

Midnight_Rider wrote: My car has been out of the garage twice so far this year and (counting Carlisle) will probably be driven at least four more times before winter slumber, a total of six times for the year.
Are you not worried about things breaking and rusting because you do not drive it often enough anymore?

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Post by JeffB#2 » Wed Jun 19, 2013 10:13 am

Bought my '01 ACR fall of '09. Put about 1300 miles on it since then, including the drive home to WI from Evansville IN. Just turned over 79k.
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Post by r/tguy02 » Wed Jun 19, 2013 10:14 am

thomas_w wrote:
Midnight_Rider wrote: My car has been out of the garage twice so far this year and (counting Carlisle) will probably be driven at least four more times before winter slumber, a total of six times for the year.
Are you not worried about things breaking and rusting because you do not drive it often enough anymore?
thats why he takes it to zeibart's

at any rate, lets keep this on topic folks :thumbup:
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Post by Midnight_Rider » Wed Jun 19, 2013 12:19 pm

r/tguy02 wrote:at any rate, lets keep this on topic folks :thumbup:
Oops, my bad. Sorry about that.
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Post by Danteneon » Wed Jun 19, 2013 12:40 pm

No worries folks :lol:
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Post by theColonel » Wed Jun 19, 2013 2:14 pm

:( After reading your post I want to express my sorrow that you feel like selling your toy.
I'm dealing with the same situation myself, and it's a painful decision.
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Post by Danteneon » Wed Jun 19, 2013 3:11 pm

Thank you sir. If I didn't have loan money tied into this car I wouldn't be selling it.
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Post by Fuzzyneon » Wed Jun 19, 2013 3:17 pm

Danteneon wrote:Thank you sir. If I didn't have loan money tied into this car I wouldn't be selling it.
just hook for a month pay off the loan keep toy........shit im about to start a charity fund
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Post by Danteneon » Wed Jun 19, 2013 3:33 pm

If I thought I could raise 5K using my wiles, I would :lol:
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Post by Fuzzyneon » Wed Jun 19, 2013 3:42 pm

Danteneon wrote:If I thought I could raise 5K using my wiles, I would :lol:
haha you could make 10 at carlisle fricking homo neon owners
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Post by Danteneon » Wed Jun 19, 2013 3:43 pm

:rofl:
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Post by rich tideswell » Thu Jun 20, 2013 7:56 am

there are ways to earn money to pay for the car without actually working, have you considered donating sperm? all you have to do is spill your seed in a cup and you get paid.......
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Post by Danteneon » Thu Jun 20, 2013 8:29 am

There is that too :-k But man, that's a lot of sperm :lol:
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Post by r/tguy02 » Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:01 am

OMG where has this thread gone...? :rofl:
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Post by titansxt » Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:54 am

Don't be greedy, get rid of one of your kidneys.

Sell the car to Jason?
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Post by occasional demons » Thu Jun 20, 2013 11:14 am

Danteneon wrote:There is that too :-k But man, that's a lot of sperm :lol:
Hmmm, maybe forgo the TMI photo shoot, and attend the wet T shirt contest, we can all, er pitch in...

titansxt wrote:Don't be greedy, get rid of one of your kidneys.
Don't be listening to those unicorns talking about Candy Mountain.

Run Away!

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