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NGCturbo project log: finally a video

Posted: Fri May 25, 2012 11:00 pm
by NGCnoproblem
Alright guys think its time to start my own log. I don't have much but I have plans for the future. I got the car back when I was seventeen and it has been a very reliable and fun car the four years I've had it. I've always wanted to make it faster, but I read that NGC wasn't "possible" to mod. So I never really did much to it. I'm now 21 married and going to college to become an auto technician. I've been trying to learn as much about cars as I can and also about modifying performance. I've also learned about megasquirt and that great things are possible with these cars.

I hope to create a very fun unique vehicle thats different then the average ricers that fart around town. I've been learning a lot from this website and think its a really cool community that appreciate these cars. I'm sick of hearing "its just a neon". I plan to make people say, "holy F is that a neon!?"

Any help and advice will be greatly appreciated while I build this project.

Anyways.... Heres some pics!



First ill start with what I have done. Which isn't much lol.

Some time in 2009 I got a carbon fiber srt4 hood

Thats all I did for a really long time, but now I am starting to do more.

May 1st, 2012
I got a eBay spyder Cai in a purplish blue (thought it was going to be dark blue) :banghead:
It sounds so much better with all that stupid plumbing gone and noticed the car performs a little smoother. it definitely is a great cheap mod to do. Need a better filter tho.

May 4, 2012
I painted the stupid Chrome grill inserts. Have wanted to do it for a loooooong time but for some reason was afraid to try it. You can see that in earlier pics.

May 10, 2012
This awesome girl at school who's taking autobody buffed my carbon fiber hood and made it look brand new! It was having really bad in the center and I thought is have to pay big bux to fix it. But she saved it and did it for free!

May 20, 2012
Got my leds from superbrights for the hvac. Somehow I order 3mm instead of 4mmtwist locks :banghead: but I was able to make it work. Thank you superglue!
This pic doesn't show how bright they actually are. I got em in cool white.

May 22, 2012
Made a big list of things to do. Didn't originally plan to post it in here so its not very pretty lol. Might have forgot a few things too.

May 26,2012
Got my srt4 stg 1 577cc injectors from a fellow 2gner for $50! Cant install em for awhile tho.
Thanks xxwhiteneonxx
Alright that's everything for now. My next few planned things are gauge cluster leds (already ordered), getting the whole car buffed and waxed, stock radio blue light mod, interior leds and my favorite project to start, retrofit hids.

Thanks for lookin!

Posted: Sat May 26, 2012 12:09 am
by silverneontuner
Boost will change your life

Posted: Sat May 26, 2012 12:23 am
by NGCnoproblem
^r u running the s256net?

Posted: Sat May 26, 2012 7:36 am
by XxWhiteNeonxX
NGCnoproblem wrote:^r u running the s256net?
Boost gets you laid, leave it at that lol

Posted: Sat May 26, 2012 10:58 am
by silverneontuner
Yes s256net .70 a/r ,while a smaller turbo spools a bit faster this one makes more power gradually. It was a night and day difference between my comp 400 Ngc rt motor on mega squirt . I'm only on 7.25 psi and I get the shivers every time I hit full boost... Lots of potential for more power in the future.

Posted: Sat May 26, 2012 11:36 am
by NGCnoproblem
Very cool to hear. I am probably going to get the 55 a/r but do you think the 70 wild b better? When does boost kick in and where does it hit max

Posted: Sat May 26, 2012 3:57 pm
by silverneontuner
max boost about 35-4000, i believe the .55 will a bit faster.

Posted: Sat May 26, 2012 4:00 pm
by NGCnoproblem
Im just trying to figure out which one would b better. The .70 is easier to get a down pipe on to and its cheaper. It's still gonna b my dd too. What's you opinion on 55 or 70?

Posted: Sat May 26, 2012 8:25 pm
by synviper
I have the same turbo, and i have some restrictive mods for my turbo and mine doesnt hit full boost until 4200 so this turbo does lag... just be prepared.

Since you have a normal 2.0 you havent had the luxury of a stock turbo srt-4 with insta-boost turbo response, so any boost is probably like ZOMG YESSS!! :lol:

One thing i will agree on is that the s256 has alot of room to play with hp wise so as you build the motor along the way the turbo will still keep pumping air to 30psi of boost.

Good luck on the build dude, dont let anyone discourage you. Boost is awesome at the end of the day. :thumbup:

Posted: Sat May 26, 2012 10:13 pm
by NGCnoproblem
That's y I like the turbo. Has a lot of potential! So the .55 would have less lag right? But less top end?

And thanks a lot. No one will bring me down. This will change ppls view on neons :thefinger:

Posted: Sun May 27, 2012 3:00 am
by silverneontuner
Yup. I am 150% satisfied with my build. Ill be taking it to the track soon so I'll let you know what 1/4 mile time i acheive.

Posted: Sun May 27, 2012 3:43 am
by NGCnoproblem
Awesome thanks man

Posted: Mon May 28, 2012 9:03 pm
by NGCnoproblem
I was going to attempt to take of the door strips along my car but that ain't gonna happen. Paints completely a different shade and what's worse is it got little bubbles under the paint :( guess ill have to keep the gay things on. Idk if I should debadge it either now

Posted: Wed May 30, 2012 12:58 am
by NGCnoproblem
Got the gauges installed today! Lovin the blue. Now I just need to finish my radio and odometer.

Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 1:18 am
by NGCnoproblem
Today I got the neon all cleaned up. boy is she shiny. Had an awesome friend in autobody at my school buff my car and helped clean up the glue from debadging. thanks Tess!


No more badges :) and yessss... there is a bad paint defect in my bumper.... will be fixed this summer tho.

So much better!

Shing... sparkle sparkle

Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 1:49 am
by nerox
what products did you use to get that shine?

Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 2:00 am
by NGCnoproblem
i think she used a 3m brand stage 1 compound and a buffer. might have been stage 3... idk she did it while i was in my auto tech class. its not done yet tho so it may even be more shiny lol. this chick knows what she is doin. I could ask her monday for ya.

Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 2:13 am
by buddhachild
Looking good! :thumbup: Gotta show some love for the black Neons. :rockon:

Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 2:14 am
by dvon17
what'd you use? I want a shiny car too :banghead:

Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 2:19 am
by NGCnoproblem
^I used a friend who knows how to buff cars really really well. she did it for free too! o also i waxed it with turtle ICE spray wax. stuff is amazing!

Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 11:20 am
by MyNeonSaysHi
I am curious as well since I have a black car that needs to be polished.

Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 12:54 pm
by NGCnoproblem
Ok ill see if I can find out on monday

Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 2:23 pm
by D-Railed_Neon
Man that buff Job does look sweet! Love the PX8s but they can be hard to keep shiny :( its coming along nicely so keep up the good work :thumbup:

Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 3:15 pm
by NGCnoproblem
Thanks man I appreciate it

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 1:51 pm
by NGCnoproblem
So last night I got another part for my turbo set up that I'm pretty excited about. It's a tial 38mm wastegate. The best part... I got it for $100! Had to drive an hour north to get it last night. Here she is.
Really want to make it blue instead of silver. If anyone has advice on how to do it let me know.

Also a few does ago I got this beauty in the mail.
Got this from SUPERTRICK 05. I believe how good of shape its in.

Got a mag intake comin in the mail :)

Things comin soon: lowering springs, lip kit, s256net and ms2.

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 3:59 pm
by dtjackten
sounds like a good setup you have started... you should check on what spring is in the wastegate... just a fyi. :thumbup:

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 4:21 pm
by NGCnoproblem
Small blue so .6 bar I think

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 4:34 pm
by D-Railed_Neon
Neonparabola (Sean) is a professional powder oater by trade and specializes in small parts such as that one. Obviously you will have to check with him but he might be able to powder it for ya :thumbup:

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 4:37 pm
by NGCnoproblem
Hmmm that might be a good idea. I think I know someone that does it here tho.

Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 6:24 pm
by NGCnoproblem
It's been awhile since I've updated but I've got some exciting things to share. Well... Exciting to me lol.

But first a few little things I've done over the past few weeks. I got a shorty antenna, completely cleaned the inside of car including dash and upholstery, and completed the led radio mod.


And now the exciting part :)

Got these in the mail today from some awesome 2gners! Thanks silverneontuner and wheels04sxt!

Also got somethin else comin in the mail that I'm pretty excited about!

Total savings from buying used parts instead of new, $650 or so! That's almost a turbo :)