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Post by Neon4Life » Thu Dec 24, 2009 4:59 pm

Manny's 2003 RT Neon

Bought in december of 2009 day before christmas.
( looked like this )
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& now has turned into this


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Mods List:

Engine:
srt-4 swap on stock turbo.
Injen intake
Solid mounts
Iridium plugs
Granatelli plug wires
No Power Steering.
Jegs overflow coolant bottle ( located near driver side wheel well )
Stage 1pcm & injectors
CXracing Intercooler
JMB cold side pipe with Turbo XS RFL BOV.
AGP wastegate

Exterior & Suspension:

Sunroof
17" 35mm offsett wheels
215/45 hankook ventus summer performance tires.
Lowered on Megan Racing Coilovers.
Chrome Depo headlights
Mopar Tail Lights
Mopar Lip Kit.
Prothane LCA bushings.
Tinted front side markers
Shorter end links on rear sway bar.
has front and rear sway bar as all RT neons do.
rolled & cut front pinch welds for allowed slammed look.

Brakes:
Slotted/Drilled front and rear brakes about a year old.
Duralast front and rear brakes.

Interior:
Yellow radio bezel.
stock 6disk CD changer/ cassette player.
3 gauge pillar pod with Volt/ fuel pressure & RPM gauges. GlowShift Brand. Glowshift boost gauge on stock boost gauge pod location.
seats are leather as well as rear seat & they have yellow with black in them to match car.
Door panels have yellow in them as well to match car & seats.
SRT4 gauge cluster
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Post by Haganracing » Thu Dec 24, 2009 5:00 pm

First :D

Love it man!!
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Post by neonslg09 » Thu Dec 24, 2009 5:02 pm

Shits hot man. I love it. Serious mods coming in. I'm excited. First time driving a 5spd? LOL

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Post by JeffM » Thu Dec 24, 2009 5:04 pm

Very nice! :-D
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Post by j-king » Thu Dec 24, 2009 5:11 pm

nice man good find and price
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Post by heydockyle » Thu Dec 24, 2009 5:21 pm

Looks good. Not sure if all the yellow is overkill inside though. Seats yea, but idk about door panels.

Very nice though.
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Post by SlvrACR » Thu Dec 24, 2009 5:28 pm

Love the seats
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Post by neonslg09 » Thu Dec 24, 2009 5:47 pm

I'll be the first so say, don't wreck it, or go thru big puddles.

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Post by Neon4Life » Thu Dec 24, 2009 6:00 pm

Haganracing wrote:First :D

Love it man!!
yeah you were first..lol
neonslg09 wrote:Shits hot man. I love it. Serious mods coming in. I'm excited. First time driving a 5spd? LOL
yeah im gonna tastefully mod it this time. and yes im gonna do all those mods before carlisle of 2010.. and yes first time driving a 5spd. i just took it around town and ehh. it didnt die on me and its easy. i still gotta work on letting off the clutch a little but im ok for never even sitting in a 5spd car and attempting it.
j-king wrote:nice man good find and price
yeah i know rite.. i drove 2 hours to go get it. but it was worth it. it sat at this dealership for only like a week. as this 23 yearold girl traded it in for a pontiac. its only had 2 owners in its life.
heydockyle wrote:Looks good. Not sure if all the yellow is overkill inside though. Seats yea, but idk about door panels.

Very nice though.
actually no.. the yellow isnt overkill. it looks really nice inside. i like it. i although gotta get some touch up paint and touch up the front bumper and rear as they have ur normal rock chips on them. and no i wont go over puddles once the intake is on it.



theres a shake when i stop but i narrowed it down to the brake rotors. so im changin those out along with with pads on saturday.

o yeah and i also forgot to add eyelids to my mod list.





thanks everyone for likeing it. i wasnt sure if yall would like it.
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Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Thu Dec 24, 2009 6:14 pm

From offtopic thread:
ill have an srt in june tho. just not rite now. cant afford insurance while im going to college.
Why mod this one then? Keep it stock and save monies. :)
Or just hold onto this one and forget the SRT. Looks very nice and remember, that R/T is more rarer(sp) than a SRT-4. Specially that year. Awesome price too. How many miles on it?

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Post by Neon4Life » Thu Dec 24, 2009 6:17 pm

MyNeonSaysHi wrote:From offtopic thread:
ill have an srt in june tho. just not rite now. cant afford insurance while im going to college.
Why mod this one then? Keep it stock and save monies. :)
Or just hold onto this one and forget the SRT. Looks very nice and remember, that R/T is more rarer(sp) than a SRT-4. Specially that year. Awesome price too. How many miles on it?
well rite now idk about the srt4.. i just said what was on my mind at the moment of typing that..

i think i will end up driving this rt neon for a very long time. yeah it is rare to find a rt being 03 and with that kinda interior. sadly it has 109k miles. its alot. but ill take care of it.
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Post by 1972demon » Thu Dec 24, 2009 7:17 pm

Looks great man , congrats can't wait to see what's in store for it.
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Post by r/tguy02 » Thu Dec 24, 2009 7:26 pm

nice man, glad you got something good. At least you've got money leftover to spend now. I like the interior, someone went through a lot of trouble to do that. Cant wait to see how it turns out!
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Post by Tam » Thu Dec 24, 2009 8:40 pm

The new Neon looks great!!! I love the color, and the interior is done well too! Great choice! :thumbup:

I can't wait to see it slammed on the Megan coilovers.

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Post by Neon4Life » Thu Dec 24, 2009 9:09 pm

Tam wrote:
I can't wait to see it slammed on the Megan coilovers.
you and me both buddy. but im not gonna slam it till like april or may. rite now ill ride around on stock suspension.
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Post by bone-yard-racing » Thu Dec 24, 2009 9:20 pm

Yeah those seats arent stock but they do look nice. You bought one of the best small sport sedans in the world congrats :D
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Post by INVUJerry » Thu Dec 24, 2009 9:22 pm

Do you have records of the water pump and timing belt having been changed? If not, change it now.
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Post by Neon4Life » Thu Dec 24, 2009 9:28 pm

bone-yard-racing wrote:Yeah those seats arent stock but they do look nice. You bought one of the best small sport sedans in the world congrats :D
Thanks. :thumbup:
invujerry wrote:Do you have records of the water pump and timing belt having been changed? If not, change it now.
and no i dont have records for it. but ill add that to my " things to change " list. ill try to get it done here in a few weeks. no worries.
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Post by sxxxt » Thu Dec 24, 2009 9:29 pm

cant wait to see this progress log take off.

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Post by Neon4Life » Thu Dec 24, 2009 9:33 pm

oo it will. im off from class for the next 2 weeks. so im sure ill try to get some things done rite away.

like i said. lip kit being ordered saturday from dealer.headlights ordered saturday also..then need some tinting spray.. and someone to tint my windows..
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Post by heydockyle » Thu Dec 24, 2009 9:38 pm

Bettery make the t-belt and water pump and tensioner a priority. Or you'll be redoing the head like I just got done doing on my 1st gen. Not fun.

And hows this one run compared to yours lol.
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Post by Neon4Life » Thu Dec 24, 2009 10:06 pm

Comparing this one to my old other neo..well I love the rt. Need say more.. it seems to have more power..durr being rt and being 5spd. But it runs awesomely. It however couls use an intake and exhaust to wake it up a bit.
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Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Thu Dec 24, 2009 10:29 pm

Neon4Life wrote:
bone-yard-racing wrote:Yeah those seats arent stock but they do look nice. You bought one of the best small sport sedans in the world congrats :D
Thanks. :thumbup:
invujerry wrote:Do you have records of the water pump and timing belt having been changed? If not, change it now.
and no i dont have records for it. but ill add that to my " things to change " list. ill try to get it done here in a few weeks. no worries.
I was thinking the same thing.
Yeah, definately get that done. Its wayyyy easier to do with a SOHC motor. But if you have a shop do it with all Mopar parts, be ready to fork around $600.

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Post by Neon4Life » Thu Dec 24, 2009 11:57 pm

Nawww forget a shop. Ill try to do it myself this coming week. I have plenty time to do it. Just gotta find a good day and do it.
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Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Fri Dec 25, 2009 12:05 am

Do CAI's honestly do anything on a NGC car?

Didn't you hydrolock your motor from a CAI before your wrecked your car?

I would stay away from them.

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Post by nicklaneSXT » Fri Dec 25, 2009 12:06 am

looks good. seems like a good deal
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Post by smallblockfreak » Fri Dec 25, 2009 12:11 am

MyNeonSaysHi wrote:Do CAI's honestly do anything on a NGC car?

Didn't you hydrolock your motor from a CAI before your wrecked your car?

I would stay away from them.
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Re: Meet the new Neon. Roar.

Post by Midnight_Rider » Fri Dec 25, 2009 12:11 am

Neon4Life wrote:oh and just assuring everyone and "gramps " ( cause he thought it didnt have cd player ) as well.. if you look closely at the far bottom you can see the 6 disk cd changer. so it does have both the cd player plus casset player.
Wow, am I that much of a pain? :rofl: I didn't think about the possiblilty of a changer when I saw the pre-purchase pics. Now add a stock Kicker subwoofer to your list of mods. :thumbup: Car looks great and I'm glad that you decided to stay away from the Dark Side.
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Re: Meet the new Neon. Roar.

Post by Neon4Life » Fri Dec 25, 2009 12:25 am

MyNeonSaysHi wrote:Do CAI's honestly do anything on a NGC car?

Didn't you hydrolock your motor from a CAI before your wrecked your car?

I would stay away from them.
ehh when i first added it to my auto neon i actually felt the little gains. but the reason i hydo locked it was because there was no splash guard and nothing was stopping the water from getting to the filter. the intake does help out a bit tho. but im not gonna get into arguments on whether it does work or not. im just getting one to get rid of that big stock box that i dont like sitting there.





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Neon4Life wrote:oh and just assuring everyone and "gramps " ( cause he thought it didnt have cd player ) as well.. if you look closely at the far bottom you can see the 6 disk cd changer. so it does have both the cd player plus casset player.
Wow, am I that much of a pain? :rofl: I didn't think about the possiblilty of a changer when I saw the pre-purchase pics. Now add a stock Kicker subwoofer to your list of mods. :thumbup: Car looks great and I'm glad that you decided to stay away from the Dark Side.
no i was just letting you know. lol. i didnt see it either until i looked far down there in person. like i hate it being so far down. but ehh it works great. and ok ill get a sub woofer. i left out alot of things that im gonna do to it.
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Post by Midnight_Rider » Fri Dec 25, 2009 12:26 am

Kicker stocker or :ban: .




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