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Post by ragek23 » Thu Oct 15, 2009 11:55 am

Well I've had another setback, my crappy Ebay style intake has done it again and the filter has fallen off due to some tire rubbing issues. I have a 600mile road trip this weekend so i had to jump on it and i got my new K&N filter today. But, I am soo tired of this intake being a nuisance and thanks to Mat00ES I have a new iceman intake on the way :). Now i just have to buy, yet another filter because the iceman needs a 3" diameter filter :facepalm3:

So maybe neonslg09 will get his pic updates after all ;).

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Post by neonslg09 » Thu Oct 15, 2009 12:03 pm

SWEET!

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Post by ragek23 » Mon Oct 19, 2009 6:12 pm

The new BC coils settled, now the jack wont fit under the car.

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Post by Haganracing » Mon Oct 19, 2009 6:15 pm

Looks great!!!

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Post by asanti » Mon Oct 19, 2009 6:28 pm

Car's looking really nice with that stance! :thumbup:
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Post by ragek23 » Mon Oct 19, 2009 9:07 pm

yeah it does but its gonna have to come up an inch for the winter, I don't want to bottom out.
I really wish i was working now I want to get some srt side skirts really badly.
overall body goals for this summer:

-side skirts
-paint job
-possibly an si lip

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Post by ragek23 » Thu Oct 22, 2009 3:21 pm

yay the iceman intake is here thanks to Mat00ES. The intake is huge tho, i had to get a 3.5" filter, had to use a 2.5" to 3" coupler to get the beast onto the TB . My only problem is i don't have a 3" hose clamp so the install will be delayed a little bit :P.

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Post by ragek23 » Thu Oct 22, 2009 5:26 pm

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I can't believe an intake is that hard to put in, There is just no room for anything to move, Then again its probably a good thing. It fits 10000x in the fender well better than the last one. There is plenty of clearance between the inner fender liner and the intake so i won't have rubbing issues like i did before.

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Post by neonslg09 » Fri Oct 23, 2009 10:06 am

Wow that Iceman is huge compared to your shitty ebay one.

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Post by ragek23 » Sat Oct 24, 2009 12:33 am

Yeah its almost too big, I need to work on the silicone couplers some more there is a huge leak in the one just after the TB, my car can't rev right. I wish i could work on it but its 40degrees and pouring out, good thing I have good roommates to cart me around for now :).

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Post by ragek23 » Sat Oct 24, 2009 1:51 pm

the sun came out so i got to fix my intake. The silicone coupler on the bellows tube wasn't tight and i found out why, the hose clamp was stripped. Luckly I had an extra so I was able to clamp that sucker down and no more leak!.

The iceman intake doesn't to the whooshing noise that the ebay one did. So ppl won't think I am turbo ed anymore. Didn't notice any difference in throttle response at all. Tho, the piping does fit much butter in the fender well and my tire clears on right hand turns now!

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Post by slaw » Sat Oct 24, 2009 2:45 pm

ragek23 wrote: The iceman intake doesn't to the whooshing noise that the ebay one did. So ppl won't think I am turbo ed anymore.
my aem kinda does that, i like it lol
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Post by ragek23 » Sat Oct 24, 2009 5:47 pm

yeah i secretly miss the sound too :P

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Post by heydockyle » Sat Oct 24, 2009 5:51 pm

Lol, it pisses me off when people ask me if I'm turboed. I'm like :( No...

I still like the sound though.
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Post by ragek23 » Mon Oct 26, 2009 4:08 pm

I've been driving the car around alot more now that the sun has finally showed itself and the ICEMAN defiantly didn't' increase throttle response but holy hell did it help my low end. If you gradually put the throttle on when u start up the car has more balls than ever but, as soon as you dip into 4k the car's power band starts to level off. I really need that butterfly motor so i can change that!

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Post by Passt » Mon Oct 26, 2009 4:39 pm

It's coming along nicely bud. Nice work.
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Post by LilSparkPlug » Mon Oct 26, 2009 7:56 pm

Car looks sexy with that stance. :)

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Post by ragek23 » Tue Oct 27, 2009 1:31 am

Passt wrote:It's coming along nicely bud. Nice work.
LilSparkPlug wrote:Car looks sexy with that stance. Smile
Thanks guys! Took a ot of time and money but I am keeping it together and trying to make it look better at the same time.

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Post by 2005.Neon.SXT » Tue Oct 27, 2009 1:39 am

I always thought that "whooshing" sound from the CAI was just from me and my install. Glad to know it's not user error lol.

Car looks really good man. Lovin the new intake.
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Post by ragek23 » Fri Oct 30, 2009 12:15 am

Yeah not install error lol, Thanks!!!







OK I AM PISSED!!! I mentioned before that modern performance receives all BC coils with rear camber plates now in each box but, they still charged extra for you to purchase them. Well they just CUT THEIR DAMN PRICES GRRRR, I could have saved $180!!!!!

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Post by LilSparkPlug » Fri Oct 30, 2009 10:20 am

Write to them and complain, how long ago did you buy them?

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Post by Pocahontas » Fri Oct 30, 2009 12:09 pm

LilSparkPlug wrote:Write to them and complain, how long ago did you buy them?
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Post by slaw » Sat Oct 31, 2009 10:22 am

ouch that sucks man
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Post by ragek23 » Wed Nov 11, 2009 3:11 am

I bought them the last week in august so they changed the price not to long ago.




BTW check out my For sale thread and see if i have anything that interests you I have to somehow fund my LCA bushing installation.

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Post by slaw » Wed Nov 11, 2009 5:32 am

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Post by ragek23 » Wed Nov 11, 2009 12:07 pm

Link is fixed thanks Shawn :thumbup:

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Post by ragek23 » Mon Jan 25, 2010 1:47 pm

Well I guess its time to start planning for spring and start my project list.

First off the rear suspension needs to be fixed so I can get my proper alignment back. Then I need new summer rubber and finally i can focus on tuning.

Suspension
#1 Mopar Control Arms
#2 Mopar Trailing arms

Brakes
#1 EBC front and rear brake pads
#2 New Rotors

Engine
#1 butterfly motor
#2 NEO APEXI
#3 Innovative Wideband

Tires and Wheels
#1 17"x8 or 17"x7.5 wheels currently looking at drag DR31s

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Post by ragek23 » Sun Feb 07, 2010 10:57 pm

one down, butterfly motor is on its way :).

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Post by ragek23 » Wed Mar 03, 2010 6:57 pm

Well had a road trip from Rochester NY to Sugarloaf,ME last week and the front speaker blew and annoyed me enough that I went online and bought some new components :).

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they seemed to work fine with the stock headunit so far but I will be adding an Alpine KTP-445 which will boost the output of my headunit from 18watts RMS to 45watts rms per channel.

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Post by ragek23 » Fri Mar 05, 2010 5:24 pm

here are some pics of them installed:

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