Hello! Just bought an 02 SXT!

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NitroNeon
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Hello! Just bought an 02 SXT!

Post by NitroNeon » Sun Nov 14, 2010 3:16 pm

Hey everyone, long time reader first time poster... :lol:

Just bought an '02 Dodge Neon SXT, automatic (might change that next year) with 120k miles.

Used to drive a '95 Crown Vic, loved that car, surprisingly fast for how big it is. Best mileage was 18-19 in the city and well into the 20's on the highway. Just drove 100 miles on $10 worth of gas (2.95/gal) and that was pretty awesome.

Cleaning it up right now, has a lot of scratches on it, some I can buff out, some a bit deeper. It is PR4 red, one of my favorites.

Will post some pics soon. Looking forward to posting around here.
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Post by wheels04sxt » Sun Nov 14, 2010 3:48 pm

lemme be the first to welcome you :thumbup:

better get some pics up. everyones gonna ask for em
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Post by gtxtreme19 » Sun Nov 14, 2010 3:49 pm

Welcome, looking forward to pics
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Post by Midnight_Rider » Sun Nov 14, 2010 6:03 pm

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Hello!

Post by g_force58 » Sun Nov 14, 2010 6:30 pm

Welcome to 2GN! As they say, Let's see the pics!
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Post by neownd sxt » Sun Nov 14, 2010 7:09 pm

welcome to 2GN from another noob lol. pics asap
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Post by NeonFlash » Sun Nov 14, 2010 8:35 pm

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Post by NitroNeon » Mon Nov 15, 2010 10:16 am

Here is a pic from this morning when I was warming it up.



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Post by theColonel » Mon Nov 15, 2010 11:03 am

^ good looking car ... welcome to the forum :)
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Post by NitroNeon » Mon Nov 15, 2010 11:09 am

I have a pretty big to-do list:

Timing belt, tensioner, water pump, flush cooling system, serp belt, change oil & filter, trans service (filter, fluid, and flush cooler), inspect intake filter.

Horn did not work so I replaced it with an electric train horn last night, sounds pretty sweet.

Actual mods, well I want to do a muffler swap, custom CAI, seats, wheels, and looking into doing a shift kit. I heard there is a switch you can wire up to make the shifts a lot firmer?

Loving the sound system over the CV, 6 CD's is pretty awesome... haha
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Post by neownd sxt » Mon Nov 15, 2010 12:01 pm

car looks good and I'm likin the headlights.
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Post by Tam » Mon Nov 15, 2010 2:42 pm

Car looks good! Want to trade headlights? lol

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Post by NitroNeon » Mon Nov 15, 2010 3:05 pm

What is special about the lights? :shock:

AFAIK they are just aftermarket lamps.
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Post by k-b-s-neon02 » Mon Nov 15, 2010 3:17 pm

Welcome bro.....
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Post by theColonel » Mon Nov 15, 2010 3:17 pm

NitroNeon wrote:What is special about the lights? :shock:
"raccoon lights" give the car a more aggressive look
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Post by NitroNeon » Mon Nov 15, 2010 3:20 pm

Haha thats funny because everyone thinks it looks like a gerbil!

Thanks for all of the welcomes everyone, greatly appreciated.
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Post by r/tguy02 » Mon Nov 15, 2010 3:34 pm

looks good, welcome!
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Post by C1DoG » Mon Nov 15, 2010 4:41 pm

Car looks good.... Welcome to 2GN. :thumbup:
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Post by neownd sxt » Wed Nov 17, 2010 7:03 pm

theColonel wrote:
NitroNeon wrote:What is special about the lights? :shock:
"raccoon lights" give the car a more aggressive look
agreed.
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Post by Midnight_Rider » Thu Nov 18, 2010 3:53 am

Yum, '02 front clip- my favorite. What happened to your fog lights?
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Post by dblsg » Thu Nov 18, 2010 3:57 am

car looks good, welcome to the site :hello2:
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Post by NitroNeon » Thu Nov 18, 2010 8:12 am

Working on some custom rally style fogs...
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Post by Dabuh » Thu Nov 18, 2010 9:41 pm

Cra looks good, a lot better than mine atm :banghead:

I always thought that if one was to cut out the mounts for the fogs and put some goos mesh behind it then it would look pretty good, esp if there was mesh also behind the center lower grille...
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Post by NitroNeon » Fri Nov 19, 2010 10:24 am

I am actually going to run either a high watt halogen or a HID fog light setup mounted in the factory location, aimed out to the sides, then run two in the middle lower grill to cover the mid beam.
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Post by kael » Fri Nov 19, 2010 3:09 pm

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Post by lilnicko11 » Sat Nov 20, 2010 10:18 am

car looks good but u def need a mild drop to get rid of that wheel gap. go with a happy medium spring like eibach pro kit or the mild teins.
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Post by NitroNeon » Sun Nov 21, 2010 1:11 pm

Yep, I completely agree on the drop springs. I will be prowling through the FS threads to find some..

Just did rear drums and shoes, pretty much forced to because the passenger side shoes fell apart and sounded like demons growling at me hahaha...
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Post by NitroNeon » Sun Dec 12, 2010 10:52 pm

Looks like my luck came through this year.. Just got done with timing belt, tensioner, water pump, and serp belts. The tensioner was broken, but thankfully mine was mechanical and did not fail because it was already set.... Belt looked pretty bad, heavy shadowing on the back side with cords exposed on the inside. 121K on the clock for those...
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Post by Passt » Fri Dec 17, 2010 9:56 pm

Nice find, and good job fixing those issues before they turned into catastrophic ones.
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