NAVIGATION: FOR EASY ACCESS TO MAJOR POSTS/UPDATES:
- May 13th, 2008: Purchased the car from Colonial Auto Sales for $8,700 dollars. (Link to Picture Post.)
May 15th, 2008: First night shots.
May 24th, 2008: More photos, Carbon Fiber added, first MPG readings.
May 28th, 2008: Car is weighed in by Pares Motorsports.
June 13th, 2008: Stuff back from paint: Session One.
June 20th-22nd, 2008: Road Trip to Kentucky, car performs flawlessly. (Link to Off-Topic Media)
July 11th, 2008: New front end mounted.
July 18th, 2008: Coilovers, rear sway bar installed.
July 18th, 2008: Rear lip installed same night.
July 21st, 2008: Strut Braces, and front Sway Bar installed, completing suspension for 2008.
July 25th, 2008: Side Moldings Removed, eek! --- Part two.
August 1st, 2008: Shot with the Silverstones.
August 16th, 2008: Intake ordered, decisions on colors for paint.
September 12th, 2008: Tension struts, folding mirrors, smoke film, lug nuts ordered.
September 21st, 2008: Parts off to paint, eyelids off.
September 23rd, 2008: Silverstone Time Attacking paint project started.
September 24th, 2008: Tails smoked.
September 28th: Two Silverstone's Time Attacked.
September 30th, 2008: Parts back from paint, smoked fogs, 3rd wheel Time Attacked.
October 3rd, 2008: All together preview.
October 7th, 2008: Big fall photoshoot. (Link to Picture Post)
October 26th, 2008: Dyno numbers are IN!
October 28th, 2008: Dyno photos!
November 2nd, 2008: Entered a show, and some thoughts.
November 28th, 2008: Got backed into :'[
December 1st, 2008: Started the turbo fund, and some thoughts.
December 8th, 2008: Clutch slips like crazy, new Stage 3 clutch and flywheel to be installed.
December 9th, 2008: Car goes into Passaic County Transmissions.
December 19th, 2008: Car comes back from Transmission shop, with new goodies installed.
January 4th, 2009: Winter mode!
January 10th, 2009: Some thoughts, deadlines. Update on Stage 3 clutch and lightweight flywheel.
January 12th, 2009: The turbo build begins: Intercooler.
February 3rd, 2009: LOL Tore up front lip.
February 14th, 2009: New alarm: Video content.
February 18th, 2009: Put 2,000$ down towards turbo build.
February 19th, 2009: Some shots.
February 20th, 2009: Upgrade to a TiAL wastegate and S256 turbo.
February 28th, 2009: Pictures of injectors and manifold.
March 2nd, 2009: Purchased JDM White Work Emotions.
March 12th, 2009: Test fitting the Works, pictures!
March 15th, 2009: Turbo sneak peek.
March 17th, 2009: Turbo paid off.
March 19th, 2009: Turbo, mani, downpipe preview.
March 21st, 2009: New tires await the Works.
April 12th, 2009: Gauges, lugs, plugs+wires, heat shield + much more ordered.
April 14th, 2009: TURBO KIT PICTURES!
April 17th, 2009: More parts in, more pictures!
April 28th, 2009: The garage now has a LIFT!
April 29th, 2009: Turbo install schedule.
May 7th, 2009: Radiator Cover, brackets, oil cap, heat shield back from paint! Purple & Gold FTW.
May 10th, 2009: Turbo install: Update 1
May 12th, 2009: Turbo install: Update 2
May 23rd, 2009: Turbo install: Update 3
June 6th, 2009: JDM EGO License Plate Frame ordered.
June 10th, 2009: Turbo install: Update 4
June 12th, 2009: Turbo install: Update 5
June 14th, 2009: Turbo install: Update 6
June 20th, 2009: Tuning: Update 1
June 21st, 2009: Bay pictures... (Completed wiring.)
June 24th, 2009: Tuning: Update 2. Flying Erick to NJ..
June 27th, 2009: Work Wheels preview.
July 2nd, 2009: Parts coming in, install update.
July 3rd, 2009: Tuning: Update 3. Erick's flight schedule.
July 7th, 2009: Tuning: Update 4. Erick is here, car runs! VIDEO CONTENT!
July 8th, 2009: Tuning and highway pulls, video content!
July 9th, 2009: Pictures from the tuning session and completed photoshoot.
July 10th, 2009: Deals at Carlisle, car update.
July 11th, 2009: First race results...
July 13th, 2009: Brokedown coming back from Carlisle, details inside.
July 20th, 2009: Photoshoot!
July 23rd, 2009: Parts and updates for the week.
OR START HERE, THE VERY BEGINNING!:
So here she is, one month later, the new Neon!
-Rear View W/ Map Lights
-6 Disc Changer
-Cruise Control (Definetly gonna remove that)
-IDK where the magnum badge went.
-Still has 7/70,000 Powertrain warranty from dodge
-Has 100 day bumper to bumper warranty from the dealer I got it from.
Paint/Exterior I give a 8/10
Interior a 10/10
Motor a 10/10
This car is great. So things I have to order/plans are:
- 2K2 Conversion!
- Get my 2k2 front and civic lip painted.
- Order 00-02 Black Housing Projector Headlights.
- Order 2k2 Foglights.
- Order Mopar Lip Kit for rear.
- Order Carbon Fiber Eyelids and B Pillars.
- Smoke Tails.
- Megan Coilovers.
- Carbon Fiber AVS Spoiler.
- Possibly a nice set of wheels.
- Possibly a maddog STS.
- Possibly ScanGaugeII .
Things I have now that I have to put on:
- Hotchkis Sway Bars
- Strut Braces
- Carbon Fiber C Pillars & Sidemarker deletes.
- Carbon Fiber Center Console
- Alpine Headunit w/ iPod adapter
- Injector Cover
- 2k1 R/T Wheels
Everything that goes on this car will be only top quality. No more short cuts, cheaper parts, rattle canning engine parts, no vinyl crap. Only the best for this baby.
Tomorrow I will be debadging it and possibly removing the sidemoldings, and give it a nice coat of wax. Pictures tomorrow!