sidepipe87: A few overdue updates

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Post by Neon4Life » Thu May 08, 2014 1:54 pm

TheRandom1 wrote:What happened?


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Post by akirony » Fri May 09, 2014 8:32 am

Neon4Life wrote:
TheRandom1 wrote:What happened?


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Also :withstupid:
Have car-have car problems. Have srt4-have speed problems
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Post by sidepipe87 » Fri May 09, 2014 5:40 pm

I slid on packing peanuts while going 174.5 MPH backwards which caused the car to spin out of control, flip end over end 70 times and then I hit a deer. The car would've been drivable but the wheel studs broke off and I nearly died. :sad: I got the car towed home, wiped the dirt off my hands and got a lift to work to carry on my business.
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Post by akirony » Fri May 09, 2014 6:48 pm

sidepipe87 wrote:I slid on packing peanuts while going 174.5 MPH backwards which caused the car to spin out of control, flip end over end 70 times and then I hit a deer. The car would've been drivable but the wheel studs broke off and I nearly died. :sad: I got the car towed home, wiped the dirt off my hands and got a lift to work to carry on my business.
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Post by TheRandom1 » Fri May 09, 2014 8:18 pm

Meh, any idiot can roll 70 times. Throw in a backflip or two and I'll be impressed.
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Post by sidepipe87 » Fri May 09, 2014 9:22 pm

:rofl: ok ok, you call my bluff and for good reason. This car ian't going anywhere Adam is just being a jagoff!
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Post by FAC3L3SS » Fri May 09, 2014 9:25 pm

Lmao Akirony!
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Post by sidepipe87 » Fri May 09, 2014 9:31 pm

In all candor... I haven't been updating this. It is getting to be a PITA to upload photos to photobucket becauae their mobile app sucks, and the Facebook app works pretty nicely so I've been posting there mostly. :sad: not a ton has chaned with this car, but if all goes well big changes are coming in the next month or so...

Oh, and I bought another SRT-4 last weekend...
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Post by Neon4Life » Sat May 10, 2014 12:05 am

use Flickr to upload your pictures. much easier and their mobile app works awesome as well. i use it all the time.
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Post by Midnight_Rider » Sat May 10, 2014 12:22 am

sidepipe87 wrote:Oh, and I bought another SRT-4 last weekend...
Well, for the benefit of old farts like me who don't do FB, I hope that you will do the old-fashioned thing of posting pics here so that I can enjoy seeing the new wheels. :D
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Post by sidepipe87 » Sat May 10, 2014 1:03 am

Midnight_Rider wrote:
sidepipe87 wrote:Oh, and I bought another SRT-4 last weekend...
Well, for the benefit of old farts like me who don't do FB, I hope that you will do the old-fashioned thing of posting pics here so that I can enjoy seeing the new wheels. :D
I can get a few up, but oh don't worry it's not much to look at. It was a front end collision I bought from a friend to part out. Originally wanted it because he bought it being told it was Mopar Stage 3. It's not... oh well, price was right.

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Post by Midnight_Rider » Sat May 10, 2014 7:28 am

Not a S3 after all? You're taking that better than I would. :banghead:
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Post by FAC3L3SS » Sun May 11, 2014 9:45 am

Midnight_Rider wrote:Not a S3 after all? You're taking that better than I would. :banghead:
If you knew the price, you'd be okay :lol:

He also had someone buy the drivetrain before he even picked it up. Takes a little time, but it's definitely a profitable vehicle :)

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Post by sidepipe87 » Fri Jan 23, 2015 3:39 pm

No new updates, but I recently saw my car at my sister's house where it has been sitting since I brought it home from Carlisle. I never posted pics in here but I got a few pieces powder coated Hemi Orange this past summer before Carlisle including my Mopar Stage 3 turbo.

I got the Stage 3 kit installed and buttoned up the night before I left for Carlisle. On the drive out I found out I had 0 boost and the car sounded like it was supercharged so I either have a massive boost leak or I put the turbo back together wrong after having the housing powder coated and blew it up. Either way, I need to get that resolved before Carlisle this year hopefully... Plenty of other projects have higher priority though.

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Post by Midnight_Rider » Fri Jan 23, 2015 6:44 pm

PC came out really nice. :thumbup:
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Post by Jean-Seb » Sat Jan 24, 2015 12:21 pm

This is a really good looking car Mr Pipe. Nice work !

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Post by sidepipe87 » Sat Jan 24, 2015 5:39 pm

Thanks guys! This neon is and always will be my baby :smile:
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Re: sidepipe87: A few overdue updates

Post by sidepipe87 » Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:05 am

Well, I decided to sell my silver neon... tired of seeing it sit. The new owner came and picked it up yesterday. I got $7500 for it. Hopefully it went to a good home :(
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Post by Midnight_Rider » Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:35 am

Wow, a big change from a little over three years ago. I hope that the new owner treats the car well- not like, "it's just a Neon".
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Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:26 am

Congrats again on the sale.

And it is, "just a Neon" always will be. :readrules:

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Post by theColonel » Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:29 am

MyNeonSaysHi wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:26 am

And it is, "just a Neon" always will be. :readrules:
:withstupid: … SRT-4 = "the best of the Neons"
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Post by occasional demons » Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:50 am

theColonel wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:29 am
MyNeonSaysHi wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:26 am

And it is, "just a Neon" always will be. :readrules:
:withstupid: … SRT-4 = "the best of the Neons"

I believe David meant it as "just a cheap econo box" not worth much more than a Yugo, more so than "the SRT being just a neon".

Best of?

Not.

Most powerful from the factory, yes. Power doesn't make it the best. SRT's didn't even have Speed Control in stock form. The R/T and ACR's could out handle it in stock form.

I bet if the ACR and R/T's had 170 to 180 hp/ftlb of torque out of the box with a 2.0, the SRT would have never happened.
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Post by theColonel » Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:13 pm

occasional demons wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:50 am
I believe David meant it as "just a cheap econo box" not worth much more than a Yugo, more so than "the SRT being just a neon".

Best of?

Not.

Most powerful from the factory, yes. Power doesn't make it the best. SRT's didn't even have Speed Control in stock form. The R/T and ACR's could out handle it in stock form.

I bet if the ACR and R/T's had 170 to 180 hp/ftlb of torque out of the box with a 2.0, the SRT would have never happened.
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Post by Neon4Life » Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:29 pm

Midnight_Rider wrote:Wow, a big change from a little over three years ago. I hope that the new owner treats the car well- not like, "it's just a Neon".
I think the new owner is treating it right. This is a picture from the new owner who had it posted up on a Facebook page. Seeing as it's in a garage, I believe it will stay in good shape. Image

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Post by JeremyJ » Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:40 pm

Looks like it's in good company. '67 GTX FTW
02 base -> 05 SRT ACR -> 96 sedan -> 99 R/T coupe -> 02 R/T -> 03 SRT

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Post by Midnight_Rider » Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:41 am

occasional demons wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:50 am
I believe David meant it as "just a cheap econo box" not worth much more than a Yugo...
This.

Thanks for posting the photo. Good company, indeed. I feel a little bit better now.
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Post by sidepipe87 » Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:22 am

Yeah, he promised me it will stay in that climate controlled garage and will basically be a nice weather weekend toy for him. For me it had become a "annual state inspection and Carlisle toy with a hefty side of car insurance". The other 360 days of the year it sat in my sister's garage. I will miss it dearly, I put a lot into that car over the past 10.5 years but I think it was time to move on.
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