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Post by Danteneon » Wed Jun 24, 2009 10:10 am

LilSparkPlug wrote:Wow, coming along nicely. I like the headlights but their output doesn't look the best in that picture, or is it just the camera?
Crappy camera and my hasty photo skilz :lol: The output is quite good. I'll get some better pics when I'm not trying to rush next time :roll:

Sabersoul: You have confirmed my suspicions. Thanks :thumbup:

And thanks for the wheel props. While I would love to be in the position to lay out $1100.00 per wheel (WTF??) I have found others that fit the bill nicely. Granted they are Chinese made copies, but most 2nd line wheels these days seem to be.
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Post by LilSparkPlug » Wed Jun 24, 2009 10:11 am

Yes moar pix please :D

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Post by Tam » Wed Jun 24, 2009 12:19 pm

The light output looks like it is showing red light. But I'm sure it isn't lol.

I really like how the projectors look on the caliber. Black housing on the black caliber makes it look nice.

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Post by Sabersoul » Wed Jun 24, 2009 9:29 pm

Danteneon wrote: Sabersoul: You have confirmed my suspicions. Thanks :thumbup:
Not a problem. :) Cornering in the SE was not as fun as it is in my Neon. Between the soft suspension, high ride height and 15" steelies with crappy Dunlop tires I couldn't corner like I can with the Neon and I've got the stock suspension with 15" 7-spokes.

Lowering springs, sway bars and at least 17's or 18's would help tremendously.

But the ride quality was great on the road, so long as you didn't need to turn a corner.

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Post by Danteneon » Sun Nov 08, 2009 5:31 pm

It's taken a year and a half, but the SRT hood is finally on!!! And, um, the ground effects are now on the drivers side too. I'm such a slacker :slap: So after a quick clean up...

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The hood still sit a little too high for my tastes. I am getting the correct hood latch Monday, so here's hoping that it will eliminated the bit of gap left.

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Post by LilSparkPlug » Mon Nov 09, 2009 8:57 am

Looks good Dante :D

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Post by Danteneon » Mon Nov 09, 2009 11:54 am

Thank you :D
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Post by occasional demons » Mon Nov 09, 2009 12:24 pm

Lookin' good! :thumbup:
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Post by Danteneon » Mon Nov 09, 2009 12:27 pm

Thank you sir. The wife is much happier now that the car is complete for the most part :lol:
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Post by thttxboy » Mon Nov 09, 2009 1:41 pm

eh its all right

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Post by Danteneon » Mon Nov 09, 2009 1:44 pm

:beatstick:

That is what I was working on while you were watching SRTs break axles :lol:
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Post by NeonOn19s » Mon Nov 09, 2009 3:56 pm

Looking good!!!

The Caliber is starting to grow on me...
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Post by Danteneon » Mon Nov 09, 2009 4:08 pm

Thanks! It's funny, the car really isn't to bad to look at with the right mods. Every time I see a stock Caliber I think "That's what this car used to look like. Ugg." :lol:
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Post by LionheartedSXT » Tue Nov 10, 2009 12:31 am

Hood looks damn good along with those projectors :)
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Post by hul kogan » Tue Nov 10, 2009 9:48 am

Oooooo, pretty!!

Looks really good. Nice work. I look forward to seeing it at Carlisle next year.
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Post by Danteneon » Tue Nov 10, 2009 11:09 am

Thanks guys :D The projectors do set it off nicely.

And yes, I am going to make sure the Caliber makes it to Carlisle :rockon:
If I could just figure out how to meld the Outback and the Neon into one car...

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Post by JeffM » Tue Nov 10, 2009 11:51 am

Very nice, John. I like it with the projectors. :thumbup:
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Post by sidepipe87 » Tue Nov 10, 2009 12:09 pm

sexxyyyy!!!! I'm glad you did end up going with the black projectors. That was all my idea! :rofl:
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Post by Danteneon » Tue Nov 10, 2009 1:11 pm

Thanks Jeff!

And yes Ryan, it was your idea *presents credit were credit is due*

And the best part about the projectors? $100.00 :thumbup:
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Post by suave23 » Tue Nov 10, 2009 3:58 pm

Looks really good, now it needs tint to complete the blacked out look!
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Post by Danteneon » Tue Nov 10, 2009 4:23 pm

You are quite right about the tint. These cars come with almost no tint from the factory :banghead:
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Post by hansken_yo » Tue Nov 10, 2009 4:38 pm

tint is overrated and usually attracts more trouble than its worth....

Looking better, but I know what you mean by looking at stocks ones... fUGHly..... :rofl:
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Post by Danteneon » Tue Nov 10, 2009 5:14 pm

I agree with you about dark tint, but when I say there is almost no tint on the windows, I mean it. The Neon has darker windows stock.

The tint will be within legal limits...no 5% here :lol:
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Post by racer12306 » Tue Nov 10, 2009 8:37 pm

So what is required to used an SRT front cover?

I saw a thread about it on CaliberForumZ but they made it seem like a royal PITA.
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Post by Danteneon » Wed Nov 11, 2009 11:35 am

Not all that much really. The panel that ties the upper part of the cover to the core support needs to be changed, which means you have to change the hood support rod as well. I also recomend the proper hood latch, but it can be modified to work. The stock Caliber fog lamps will work, but the SRT uses larger lamps (you can tell my fogs are a bit recessed). I was able to reuse just about everything else.

Of course there is the fact that you need a SRT hood as well :roll:
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Post by LionheartedSXT » Thu Nov 12, 2009 1:39 pm

Danteneon wrote:The tint will be within legal limits...no 5% here :lol:
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Post by lilnicko11 » Thu Nov 12, 2009 2:27 pm

i think the black is my favorite color for the CSRT4
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Post by Danteneon » Thu Nov 12, 2009 2:42 pm

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Danteneon wrote:The tint will be within legal limits...no 5% here :lol:
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:rofl: While 5% would be nice, I don't want to deal with the hassle of VA cops.

You bring up a interesting point Nick. This color black wasn't offered on the SRT. Her car is X8 black (same color the Neon used), but the SRT uses a black with metallic in it. So it makes this clone even more unique :thumbup:
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Post by jbarker4 » Thu Nov 12, 2009 2:59 pm

I hear VA Police are one of the worst in the States. This Caliber is very nice compared to, well, any and all that I see that are not CSRT-4's. Creative, and nice work! The headlights are very eye catching to me.

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Post by Danteneon » Thu Nov 12, 2009 3:14 pm

The VA state cops are very strict for the most part. In my area there are 2 different local police forces to contend with a very large colection of errmm...loud and obnoxious cars and questionable people that drive them. Local cops tend to crack down on anything that catches their eyes or ears.

Thanks for the complements. All of you are making my wife very proud of her car :D
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