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BenAthar
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Post by BenAthar » Sun Jan 16, 2011 8:48 pm

Hello, finally found a decent Neon forum site. Thanks. Can always find plenty of Honda sites! LOL! (trust me I had a 3geez)

I purchased my Neon from Drivetime in AZ. Which got it from Enterprise Rental. From what I can gather on the VIN it's a base model. Unfortunately it has an auto trans. It runs good, but could use a rebuild.
Since it was a family car, the interior needs a JCWhitney makeover for the floorboards! Not to mention the back windows leak when it rains, even though the rubber is good and the windows are rolled up, might be a manf. defect of some kind.
I do plan on doing most of the mods to the engine first since it's due for the 90k tuneup(well past due) and some tires. Will post some pics once I can get it washed and prepped for some decent photos.
Looking forward to learning and doing some mods in the future. :rockon:
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Post by NeonFlash » Sun Jan 16, 2011 9:32 pm

well let me be the first to welcome you to the forum :hello2:
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Post by C1DoG » Sun Jan 16, 2011 9:40 pm

Welcome to 2GN! :thumbup:
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Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Sun Jan 16, 2011 11:39 pm

Welcome to the site. They are fun cars!

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Post by Midnight_Rider » Mon Jan 17, 2011 12:41 am

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Post by neownd sxt » Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:53 am

welcome to the site. post pics now and then after IMO.
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Post by Danteneon » Mon Jan 17, 2011 2:05 pm

Welcome to the site. I'm confused by the car you listed though. If it's an automatic then it isn't an ACR.

As far as the water coming into the car (I assume it gets the rear footwells wet) it isn't the rear window leaking. Replace the tail lamp gaskets. Problem solved :thumbup:
If I could just figure out how to meld the Outback and the Neon into one car...

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Post by lilnicko11 » Mon Jan 17, 2011 2:07 pm

welcome
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Post by k-b-s-neon02 » Mon Jan 17, 2011 3:00 pm

Welcome.....
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Post by BenAthar » Wed Jan 19, 2011 9:08 am

well when listing your car there is no option for base only ES,SE, ACR etc. so I went with the closest model.
I do plan on do some conversions to the ES model. The vin is confusing to what is supposed to be there, will need a build sheet to get the real scoop.
I am not a fan of automatic cars. Yet it seems the only option in any vehicle now a days! :cry:

As far as the water coming into the car (I assume it gets the rear footwells wet) it isn't the rear window leaking. Replace the tail lamp gaskets. Problem solved :thumbup:[/quote]

It is the rear footwells. Never thought about the tail lamp gaskets. Could be a reason why the trunk gasket is wet and water runs into the car that way. Didn't think it was the door. It only occured when the car was on a tilt to one side or the other. Like near a curb. Sitting flat it doesn't do it. So This gives me a new direction in which to go for this issue.

I know that it's not an ACR its the only closest option that I had near my car. Might be closer to the ES. Still working on obtaining a build sheet just to be sure. It is a base model, but the car is from Enterprise rental before the dealership got it. Rental companies tend to get the basic stock models to rent whenever possible.
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Post by Danteneon » Thu Jan 20, 2011 8:37 am

I would go with the SE. That would be the closest choice.
If I could just figure out how to meld the Outback and the Neon into one car...

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Post by BenAthar » Thu Jan 27, 2011 8:57 am

Will do that. I will get some pictures of it once I can get it cleaned up a bit.
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Post by DetergentCandy » Thu Jan 27, 2011 8:36 pm

Bought it in AZ, and brought it back to GA? Or still located in AZ?
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Post by BenAthar » Fri Jan 28, 2011 10:12 am

Bought it in AZ while I lived in Tucson, car came from Phoenix. Then moved out to GA. Been here ever since. I love the car even though it does seem plain for my model, but love tuning cars no matter what it is! (even did mods on the old dodge van we had while in AZ!)
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Post by dblsg » Fri Jan 28, 2011 11:22 am

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Post by Tam » Sat Jan 29, 2011 12:40 pm

Welcome! :thumbup:

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Post by BenAthar » Sun Jan 30, 2011 2:35 pm

Ok finally got some pics of the car in my garage. most of them are the before pics to see what my car used to look like.
had to reorganize my pic on photobucket since I haven't used it in a few years.
Next up is the mods I need to work on. Not sure if I want to tackle the drum to disk swap or start with the yellowed headlight plastic and go from there.....
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1st mod, but needed regardless

Post by BenAthar » Thu Feb 24, 2011 9:50 pm

I finally got some new TIRES for my car. I have been using used tires for way to long. Haven't had any real issue, but now that I finally got enough money to get some basic tread, it will work till I can upgrade to 15's! :lol:
I am currently working on the damn O2 sensor in the CAT. Sucks that the part is overprice IMO. I wish I didn't have to use them and just bypass them, but that's for a later time, if I decide to do the ECU upgrade.
Working on the headlights and taillights next. They both need to be updated and will then see about the bumpers and side skirts next!
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Post by occasional demons » Thu Feb 24, 2011 11:08 pm

Welcome to the forum!

You might want to start a project log, instead of posting here, as it is mainly just an intro thread.

May as well make your posts count. :D

(In case you want to post parts for sale someday)
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Post by H3LL_RaYzA » Fri Feb 25, 2011 1:10 am

Welcome. :thumbup: hope we can be helpful as possible
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Thanks, will do

Post by BenAthar » Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:45 am

occasional demons wrote:Welcome to the forum!

You might want to start a project log, instead of posting here, as it is mainly just an intro thread.

May as well make your posts count. :D

(In case you want to post parts for sale someday)
Will do now that I got the ball rolling on upgrades... :lol:
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Post by Forest Green 2k » Mon Feb 28, 2011 1:36 pm

Good rubber makes such a huge difference in handling :)
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Post by eurotuner » Sun Mar 06, 2011 2:49 am

welcome to the forum another SE owner :)

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Post by Haganracing » Sun Mar 06, 2011 2:58 am

Welcome!
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