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Do you have a project going or will you be starting a project here very soon and just want to keep a log of everything you and when? Share with everyone every step of the way what sort of progress you are making on your project.
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Post by wheels04sxt » Wed Feb 23, 2011 11:36 am

yeah idk though. i love the red out look but am not the biggest fan of tinted lights lol
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Post by LowNSlow » Wed Feb 23, 2011 11:43 am

I liked the car until all the trendy stickers got put on it.

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Post by wheels04sxt » Wed Feb 23, 2011 11:51 am

lol i know most people wont and dont like em. i do though and im sure the plans i have for late spring/early summer will make up for them
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Post by wheels04sxt » Tue Mar 08, 2011 1:03 am

well the turbo has been sold to stdlystdmufn... ive spent the past 6 days trying to get my car to start after removing the turbo and FINALLY got her to run again today! long story short.. ignition switch was fubar'd... FML! lol :roll:

so in the mean time im running an OBX long tube, and el cheapo ebay cat back lol also picked up a pass. air bag delete and threw it in!

i just bought an SRT motor with complete manifolds turbo and computer with the key and skim for a grand... Swap will take place soon so stay tuned!!!!!! :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

anyways heres a few pics

OBX LTH

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installed

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air bag delete and random shitty night pics of interior

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and my baby sister says "Cant you see im driving?!?!?!" lol

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im so stoked for the SRT swap! should have all my parts here in a couple weeks!!!!
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Post by sxxxt » Mon Mar 14, 2011 4:22 pm

Awesome progress log... The pics I want are of the knuckle. Where everything bolts together. Also did you have anything inside of the holes like a bushing or ne thing for the dcr LCA's?

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Post by wheels04sxt » Sat Mar 26, 2011 6:19 am

sxxxt: thanks man and sorry i havent gotten around to the pics yet.

as some of you may know, my grandfather passed away two weeks ago. he was a huge part of my life and helped make me part of who i am today and will be missed.

that being said, ive found a new best friend.....



































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lol

i havent been on here as offten and havent been able to post up my recent progress, so lets begin...


look what got dropped off at my place about a week ago :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

53k on it...
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:cussing: someone broke the timing cover and a cam gear!!!! :cussing: bought 2 new ones for $5 lol

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instantly started the teardown and found this....

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soaked the cams in WD40 for a bout a day and it came right off

put the motor on the stand and puled the balance shafts and chian. im waiting on my windage tray but for now i just plugged the oil hole

chain was :cussing: to cut with a lil file BTW!

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freshly cleaned pistons, new head and VC gaskets and set teh head on fop\r the night

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ANOTHER few hundred bucks at modern gets you this:

ARP headstuds
Gates Racing Timing belt kit
Mpx 3in o2
Mopar head gasket set

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also picked up a 3in downpipe AND PVO spoiler for $100!!! :twisted:

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but wait, daaaares moar!

bye bye lil SOHC:

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ARP headstuds installed and head all cleaned up:

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new timing components installed:

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this is pretty much where im at now. except ive reinstalled the cams and cam gears and VC. still need to yank out the OBX header thats just chillin there and bolt the trans up to the motor. then drop it in and throw on the maniolds and run my wiring and piping.



Just ordered:

Mpx BFMIC
DSP w/ update kit
CTI hot and cold side pipes
CTI charge pipe (turbo to hot side elbow)
and a few other misc things.

also, picked me up a daily beater and possible tow rig lol

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89 single cab long bed :thumbup: always loved chevy trucks
-nick

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Post by wheels04sxt » Sat Mar 26, 2011 6:37 am

and lastly, ill leave you guys with a lil teaser...


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Post by sxxxt » Sat Mar 26, 2011 6:55 am

Hey man it's cool, not a problem... And u should probably change it progress log name lol...
And as for the dcr lca I just need to know if it's a direct replacement or if I need to add bushings or grease or washers. Like what I need to bolt these on... Knuckle Nd the other end...these r the only thing stopping me now and I can't seem to find ne answers or pictures. Oh and how much did u snag the 2.4 for?

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Post by Danteneon » Sat Mar 26, 2011 7:55 am

:shock: Going for Oni camber are we? :lol:

Nice haul on all the parts man! It's good to see you moving on and making progress :thumbup:
If I could just figure out how to meld the Outback and the Neon into one car...

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Post by wheels04sxt » Sat Mar 26, 2011 8:13 am

lol thanks dante :thumbup: and no i wont be running that much camber. i dint have the lugs on so the wheels was jbust hanging there. i thought it lookde cool though lol

the wheels are 17x9s though so some negative camber will be part of the setup.

sxxt: lol thanks i just changed it. and i paid $1200 it shipped from like wisconsin or some place lol

as for the dcr arms, are you sure yours are dcrs? they look different then mine and the other dcr arms ive seen. if they are there are 2 metal "spacers" about an inch or so thick that go on the back side of the rear arms. one on each end of both arms so a total of 4.

heres a pic of them. in the second pic disregard the stock camber chinger. it doesnt belong there. it should look like the first one.

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hope that helps man. not the best pics but its all i got for now lol
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Post by speed127 » Sat Mar 26, 2011 9:51 am

looks sweet!!!!! would love to do the swap someday too
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Post by LilSparkPlug » Sat Mar 26, 2011 12:12 pm

Awesome progress, that motor has a very interesting coilpack though.

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Post by Danteneon » Sat Mar 26, 2011 12:16 pm

LilSparkPlug wrote:that motor has a very interesting coilpack though.
Damn, I didn't see that before. Holy cheese ball aftermarket coil pack Batman :shock: Might want to put a real one on there sir.
If I could just figure out how to meld the Outback and the Neon into one car...

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Post by sxxxt » Sat Mar 26, 2011 12:17 pm

Ok thanks a lot that helped out 100%.
I'm not tryin to thread steal. But... R the spacers on there just because the bolt is so long? Nd I ordered then from the dcr website so they may have just went to a different set up...
Thanks again bro...

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Post by Neon4Life » Sat Mar 26, 2011 1:35 pm

LilSparkPlug wrote:Awesome progress, that motor has a very interesting coilpack though.
Dam detail queen. lol. i didnt notice it the first time either.


wheels04sxt So you paid $1200 for the entire engine with key and everything.. or was you talking about something else.
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Post by DetergentCandy » Sat Mar 26, 2011 5:07 pm

Hey Nick, it's really nice of you to volunteer to help out with my swap this summer.

You're a great guy! :thumbup:
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Post by sidepipe87 » Sat Mar 26, 2011 5:26 pm

looks good! What did you clean the pistons and such with? I was debating having my stuff hot tanked.
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Post by wheels04sxt » Sat Mar 26, 2011 5:58 pm

sxxxt wrote:Ok thanks a lot that helped out 100%.
I'm not tryin to thread steal. But... R the spacers on there just because the bolt is so long? Nd I ordered then from the dcr website so they may have just went to a different set up...
Thanks again bro...
yeah no prob man. the spacers are there to take up some of the extra bolt length and also because the dcr arms are thinner than the OEM ones m guessing. did your not come with them? im sure you could just get shorter bolts

thanks guys :D

dante and crystal: i never noticed before either lol thanks for catching that. so would an OEM one or a MSD or Granatelli be a good replacement?



manny: yeah i got the motor for $1200, key, skim, and ecu for another $200 so a total of $1400. still not bad IMO. harnesses im getting form other members on here and im gonna be rocking alot of Mpx and CTI parts lol




brandon: hahahha your more than welcome to come help with mine too!!! :rofl: ie got a cherry picker and engine stand for real now though




ryan: i used a combination of FINE grade steel wool and scotcbrite pads and lots and lots of WD40 and a lil engine cleaner. also forgot to mention i ran a hone down into the cylinders but now all the way since i didnt take the pistons out.



oh and one more goody i got:

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thanks manuel! lol

stay tuned guys!
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Post by DetergentCandy » Sat Mar 26, 2011 8:53 pm

Shoot me a text if you could use an extra hand, then!
I'd be happy to help, if i've got some free time :)
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Post by wheels04sxt » Sat Mar 26, 2011 9:31 pm

sweet man will do! i could use some help considering ive done everything on my own so far lol

some of the AZFT guys i think are down to help too.
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Post by LowNSlow » Sat Mar 26, 2011 9:32 pm

Do NOT buy a MSD.... go with an OEM coil pack.
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Post by wheels04sxt » Sat Mar 26, 2011 9:39 pm

for sure. is that a dealer only part? what abouta granetelli?[/img]
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Post by DetergentCandy » Sat Mar 26, 2011 9:41 pm

LowNSlow wrote:Do NOT buy a MSD.... go with an OEM coil pack.
How come? I thought MSD was :quotes: all-that...
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Post by Tam » Sat Mar 26, 2011 11:45 pm

I also want to know why you recommend a OEM over MSD.

Progress looks great! Keep it up.

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Post by LilSparkPlug » Sun Mar 27, 2011 8:41 am

Danteneon wrote:
LilSparkPlug wrote:that motor has a very interesting coilpack though.
Damn, I didn't see that before. Holy cheese ball aftermarket coil pack Batman :shock: Might want to put a real one on there sir.
Tsk tsk Dante dear you're slacking :rofl:

MSD's cause misfires on SRTs and they flat out suck. MSD only ever made good parts for Fords, I've seen more Dodge models in the shop with terrible misfires due to MSD products. Go with an OEM one if you can afford it, they're somewhere around $100, if not pick up a Granatelli.

So yeah....MSD isn't "all that" unless you mean "all that fails miserably". If I wasn't lazy right now I'd grab a couple of threads to show you just how bad they are for the SRTs.

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Post by hybrid-Srt2001 » Sun Mar 27, 2011 3:26 pm

wow, dude, i'm jealous, car is going to look great!
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Post by Tam » Sun Mar 27, 2011 5:51 pm

So LSP, are you saying that it causes misfires in SRT's, but it doesn't do that in regular neons?

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Post by FAC3L3SS » Sun Mar 27, 2011 8:54 pm

Coil packs aren't really all that. When in doubt, go OEM regardless of make. Most of us on here aren't truly needing a fancy ass coilpack for whatever power we're making. Esp. on non-SRTs.
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Post by INVUJerry » Sun Mar 27, 2011 8:59 pm

Tam wrote:So LSP, are you saying that it causes misfires in SRT's, but it doesn't do that in regular neons?
I wouldn't recommend one on a regular neon. Some 1gn owners have been having issues with them over on neons.org. The only reason I have one is because it was on my car already.
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Post by wheels04sxt » Sun Mar 27, 2011 9:13 pm

hybrid-Srt2001 wrote:wow, dude, i'm jealous, car is going to look great!
lol thanks bro. i still need to either have it painted or try tackling the painting process again on my own. we'll see. im focusing more on getting the swap done and running for now. still need to send you a VC too lol

tam: thanks mang

and im going to go with an OEM coilpack granatelli wires and NGK plugs
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