Broken-ass Goldlines

Want to show off you latest pictures that you took of your Neon or want to share a unique picture you found on the internet. Post them all here to share. Off-Topic Pictures (non-2GN related) should be placed in the Off-Topic Media board.
Post Reply
User avatar
jonnymopar
Junior Admin
Posts: 3033
Joined: Sat Nov 19, 2005 7:49 pm
Location: Southeastern MA

Broken-ass Goldlines

Post by jonnymopar » Thu Apr 02, 2009 6:24 pm

Last Saturday, I went to change into my summer shoes since the snow is gone, and my right rear lowering spring was broken into 3 pieces! Fun stuff!

Image
Image
Image
Image

Looks like the coils of the spring bouncing against each other wore away all paint and it just corroded from there. These springs have roughly 90,000 miles on them. I've got my stock springs in now. This car drives REALLY nice, but doesn't handle as well. I'm trying to figure out what I'm going to do next.
Image
Jon J.

2003 Neon SXT - new home, new owner. Thanks for everything, old friend.
1989 Daytona ES - 2.4L/A555 swapped

Official "I'm Going To Drive My Neon Until Jerry Buys It" Club Member #11

SOKADAO954
2009 Gold Contributor
Posts: 1768
Joined: Wed Oct 29, 2008 11:58 pm
Location: IM IN MIAMI BITCHHH......
Contact:

Post by SOKADAO954 » Thu Apr 02, 2009 6:27 pm

wow sorry to hear that so what u doing now?? new one or stock??
Image
|Danny|
06 VW Jetta 2.5 MTX - 4 Doors fit more whores.

"In search of the perfect beat. I found my soul"

hybrid-Srt2001
2GN Member
Posts: 2759
Joined: Mon May 28, 2007 6:06 am
Location: reno/cali
Contact:

Post by hybrid-Srt2001 » Thu Apr 02, 2009 6:45 pm

WTF?!
ImageImage
[/quote]Yup it definately needs to go lower. If its not scrapeing constantly why you are driving then its not low enough bro. :lol:[/quote]

Mat00ES
2GN Member
Posts: 2521
Joined: Mon Dec 31, 2007 8:11 pm
Location: Fall River, MA
Contact:

Post by Mat00ES » Thu Apr 02, 2009 6:49 pm

Wow and I just put a used set in my car.
Image
Dirty Daily Status
Official "I'm Going to Drive My Neon till it Dies" Club #000011

User avatar
jonnymopar
Junior Admin
Posts: 3033
Joined: Sat Nov 19, 2005 7:49 pm
Location: Southeastern MA

Post by jonnymopar » Thu Apr 02, 2009 6:58 pm

Mat00ES wrote:Wow and I just put a used set in my car.
I know, and I thought of you when I was taking them out. I'm guessing that yours were in much better shape than mine are. If it makes you feel any better, I have no idea when this broke, so the ride couldn't have changed much. Same amount of banging and clunking that I've always had in this car.

Stock springs for now. First priority is to get the 2.4L freshened up and into this car. If the 2.4L doesn't work, I've gotta at least do a timing belt and water pump on the 2.0L. After that, I'm not sure I feel like sinking any money into it right now.
Image
Jon J.

2003 Neon SXT - new home, new owner. Thanks for everything, old friend.
1989 Daytona ES - 2.4L/A555 swapped

Official "I'm Going To Drive My Neon Until Jerry Buys It" Club Member #11

Mat00ES
2GN Member
Posts: 2521
Joined: Mon Dec 31, 2007 8:11 pm
Location: Fall River, MA
Contact:

Post by Mat00ES » Thu Apr 02, 2009 7:33 pm

Mine actaully rides decent.
What 2.4L are you putting in?
Image
Dirty Daily Status
Official "I'm Going to Drive My Neon till it Dies" Club #000011

Passt
2GN Member
Posts: 2635
Joined: Fri Feb 29, 2008 12:23 pm

Post by Passt » Thu Apr 02, 2009 9:00 pm

Ouch dude lol.
Image

User avatar
jonnymopar
Junior Admin
Posts: 3033
Joined: Sat Nov 19, 2005 7:49 pm
Location: Southeastern MA

Post by jonnymopar » Thu Apr 02, 2009 9:13 pm

Mat00ES wrote:Mine actaully rides decent.
What 2.4L are you putting in?
My friend gave me a 2.4L out of an 06 Stratus. It has crank walk, but it's not bad. I haven't torn into it yet, but I'm pretty sure all it's going to need is a set of main bearings and a thorough checking of the crank journals to make sure it's ok. If not, I can always use an SRT-4 crank.
Image
Jon J.

2003 Neon SXT - new home, new owner. Thanks for everything, old friend.
1989 Daytona ES - 2.4L/A555 swapped

Official "I'm Going To Drive My Neon Until Jerry Buys It" Club Member #11

Blivitt02
2GN Member
Posts: 443
Joined: Fri Aug 06, 2004 11:09 pm
Location: Albany, NY

Post by Blivitt02 » Thu Apr 02, 2009 10:01 pm

That's exactly how mine looked when I pulled mine out... I noticed a change in ride quality though, It went from rough to my inner fender resting on my tire and the car coming to a sudden stop

Mat00ES
2GN Member
Posts: 2521
Joined: Mon Dec 31, 2007 8:11 pm
Location: Fall River, MA
Contact:

Post by Mat00ES » Thu Apr 02, 2009 10:40 pm

Thats what I wanted to do for a swap, let me know if you need a hand,
Image
Dirty Daily Status
Official "I'm Going to Drive My Neon till it Dies" Club #000011

User avatar
Neon4Life
2009 Silver Contributor
Posts: 4177
Joined: Tue Sep 16, 2008 1:56 pm
Location: Indiana

Post by Neon4Life » Thu Apr 02, 2009 10:42 pm

wow that sucks man. but hey 90,000 thats not bad i suppose.idk what average mileage on springs are. but at least they lasted a good while.
Official "I'm Going to Drive My Neon till it Dies" Club #000048

User avatar
LaidNeon
2GN Member
Posts: 3080
Joined: Thu May 13, 2004 2:13 am
Location: Pasadena, Tx
Contact:

Post by LaidNeon » Thu Apr 02, 2009 11:33 pm

wow
- Dan

Tam
2GN Member
Posts: 3090
Joined: Wed Jul 09, 2008 2:41 am
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana

Post by Tam » Fri Apr 03, 2009 9:45 am

damn, i've never heard of or seen this before. lol

contagious18
2010 Silver Contributor
Posts: 2420
Joined: Wed Feb 21, 2007 3:18 pm
Location: Stockton, CA

Post by contagious18 » Sat Apr 04, 2009 1:59 pm

damn i never seen anything like that
Antagonist crew| Official "I'm Going to Drive My Neon till it Dies" Club #000031
Image
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2569968
http://contagious209.mybrute.com

LilSparkPlug
2GN Veteran
Posts: 12206
Joined: Thu Jan 10, 2008 4:49 pm
Location: RI

Post by LilSparkPlug » Sat Apr 04, 2009 8:41 pm

Whoa....that's the third set of goldlines I've seen do that. Creepy....

User avatar
03sxt
Former Jr. Admin
Posts: 11389
Joined: Wed May 11, 2005 10:53 am
Location: Conneaut, Ohio
Contact:

Post by 03sxt » Sun Apr 05, 2009 12:08 am

Damn pictures aren't working... I wanna' see!

neon2ner
2GN Member
Posts: 689
Joined: Fri Jan 12, 2007 10:24 am
Location: Halifax, NS

Post by neon2ner » Sun Apr 05, 2009 6:46 am

exactly the reason i got rid of my goldlines and never bought a set again. i'm with crystalmarie, i had heard of goldlines doing that, so i ditched mine.
Image
Scott Woodworth
2004 SRT-4
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

User avatar
jonnymopar
Junior Admin
Posts: 3033
Joined: Sat Nov 19, 2005 7:49 pm
Location: Southeastern MA

Post by jonnymopar » Sun Apr 05, 2009 10:54 am

I mean... if I knew I'd get another 90,000 miles out of a set of Goldlines, I'd buy another set. Then again, I'm amazed at how nice this car rides now.
Image
Jon J.

2003 Neon SXT - new home, new owner. Thanks for everything, old friend.
1989 Daytona ES - 2.4L/A555 swapped

Official "I'm Going To Drive My Neon Until Jerry Buys It" Club Member #11

Kevin_GP
2GN Member
Posts: 1263
Joined: Thu May 13, 2004 11:46 am
Location: Miami

Post by Kevin_GP » Sun Apr 05, 2009 2:11 pm

LOL

User avatar
03sxt
Former Jr. Admin
Posts: 11389
Joined: Wed May 11, 2005 10:53 am
Location: Conneaut, Ohio
Contact:

Post by 03sxt » Sun Apr 05, 2009 7:05 pm

Hmmm... Pictures still aren't working for me. :(

User avatar
jonnymopar
Junior Admin
Posts: 3033
Joined: Sat Nov 19, 2005 7:49 pm
Location: Southeastern MA

Post by jonnymopar » Sun Apr 05, 2009 7:41 pm

:-k That's pretty crazy considering they're on your server.
Image
Jon J.

2003 Neon SXT - new home, new owner. Thanks for everything, old friend.
1989 Daytona ES - 2.4L/A555 swapped

Official "I'm Going To Drive My Neon Until Jerry Buys It" Club Member #11

User avatar
03sxt
Former Jr. Admin
Posts: 11389
Joined: Wed May 11, 2005 10:53 am
Location: Conneaut, Ohio
Contact:

Post by 03sxt » Sun Apr 05, 2009 7:47 pm

jonnymopar wrote::-k That's pretty crazy considering they're on your server.
:rofl:

They're working now. Holy broke! You got mad skills - You could fix 'em right up. :P

User avatar
Neon4Life
2009 Silver Contributor
Posts: 4177
Joined: Tue Sep 16, 2008 1:56 pm
Location: Indiana

Post by Neon4Life » Sun Apr 05, 2009 8:50 pm

03sxt wrote:
jonnymopar wrote::-k That's pretty crazy considering they're on your server.
:rofl:

They're working now. Holy broke! You got mad skills - You could fix 'em right up. :P
yeah just bondo them up. lol.
Official "I'm Going to Drive My Neon till it Dies" Club #000048

User avatar
neonEX
2GN Member
Posts: 106
Joined: Sun Sep 03, 2006 11:27 am
Location: Qu?bec
Contact:

Post by neonEX » Wed Apr 08, 2009 9:50 am

neon2ner wrote:exactly the reason i got rid of my goldlines and never bought a set again. i'm with crystalmarie, i had heard of goldlines doing that, so i ditched mine.
And I bought them... lol

2½ years and 45 000 km later, they are still crapy lowering springs, but always in one piece.
Dodge Neon EX 1996 SOHC (R.I.P.) ---> 15.6@89mph

Dodge Neon R/T 1998 (SOLD!) ---> 15.4@87mph

Dodge SX 2.0 Sport SRT Design 2005 ---> 16.4@83mph

Dodge Neon EX 1998 (new car!) ---> 14.5@96mph

http://neonex.monchar.com

Image

Post Reply

Return to “Picture Post”