Manny's 96 turbo coupe: 8/20/18 update

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Manny's 96 turbo coupe: 8/20/18 update

Post by Neon4Life » Wed Jul 24, 2013 1:56 pm

updated mod list 5/18/2018

96 acr coupe with currently 120k miles. Bought it with 96k on it.

what it looks like this early in the 2014 summer season


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Mods:

Suspension:
D2 Racing Coilovers
prothane LCA bushings
prothane sway bar end links
moog rear sway bar end links
new inner and outer tie rods

engine:

DOHC engine.
Stock plug wires
egr,PS and AC delete.
powder coated red valve cover
Battery relocated to trunk
Atx throttle body
Solid mount inserts


wheels:

14inch American racing ar55 wheels
wrapped in Falken 912 tires. 185/60 front 195/60 rears
Slotted/drilled rotors

Exterior:

2gn mopar front lip
2gn side skirts
depo front head lights
depo clear turn signals
W.W rear lip.

Added turbo setup and running 1/24/2015
details as follows:

SRT4 turbo
Stock srt4 wastegate
stage 1 srt injectors
Walbro 255 Fuel Pump
custom hot/cold side pipe
Turbo XS RFL BOV
AEM FIC model 1913
3" o2 housing, 3" downpipe to full 3" srt4 ebay DNAmotoring exhaust with ebay high flow cat and mid tunnel resonator
AEM Wideband
Prosport 30/30 boost gauge
Ebay stage 4 clutch
Wiseco pistons Eagle rods etc.
Stock dohc head.


from first post when thread started.
a pic i took at work a few days ago. ( 2013 look )
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sitting at my current house. yes i know i need a shorty antenna
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just another shot at work. yes shes low. haha.
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good clean head. :rofl:
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engine bay shot as of today 7/24/2013
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the pistons were so dirty, i dont have an after shot but i cleaned off so much shit off them that they sparkled and looked like new when i got done cleaning them.
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Post by Caraudioholic24 » Wed Jul 24, 2013 5:38 pm

Awesomeness. ..ive missed out on 3 first gen coupes. . Every time I'm ready to get one they are sold. ... keep us posted. .
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Post by ThatKevin » Wed Jul 24, 2013 6:09 pm

Beauty!!


I do love those gen GTO's though
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Post by Caraudioholic24 » Wed Jul 24, 2013 6:22 pm

35% tint would be very complimenting. .. (since you are unsure) is not too light and not too dark
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Post by Danteneon » Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:58 pm

Oooo, I like! And now your purchase makes sense to me :lol:

Looking forward to your progress sir :thumbup:
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Post by occasional demons » Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:30 pm

So that's where that car went. Glad it went to you, instead of the other person that "was" going to buy it! :rofl:

I too have a former "Ian" 1gn Coupe. Unfortunately, mine was not a direct buy, and seen nothing but abuse & neglect from the time it left his possession.

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Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Thu Jul 25, 2013 12:50 am

Clean and simple ride! Having no PS and AC with a battery relocated to the trunk really makes those engine bays look nice. Dont forget the 3.0 intake under the list of mods!

I just had my tint done on my 1gn coupe. I did 20% in the back and legal 35% up front. Looks nice and keeps the car cooler since the car didn't come with AC from the factory.
Congrats on the marriage too man!

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Post by occasional demons » Thu Jul 25, 2013 9:44 am

:withstupid:


Does she know she actually married a neon? :rofl:
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Post by Neon4Life » Thu Jul 25, 2013 9:59 am

ThatKevin wrote:Beauty!!


I do love those gen GTO's though
thanks. i just actually waxed it yesterday for like the first time since owning it and OMG she shines like a brand new paint job :)
Caraudioholic24 wrote:35% tint would be very complimenting. .. (since you are unsure) is not too light and not too dark
Yeah im off work this weekend, im going to see if the tint guy can get my car in on saturday if not then next weekend. i think the darkest anyone around here goes is 30% which i want.
Danteneon wrote:Oooo, I like! And now your purchase makes sense to me :lol:

Looking forward to your progress sir :thumbup:
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occasional demons wrote:So that's where that car went. Glad it went to you, instead of the other person that "was" going to buy it! :rofl:

I too have a former "Ian" 1gn Coupe. Unfortunately, mine was not a direct buy, and seen nothing but abuse & neglect from the time it left his possession.

Someday, I'll get around to updating my PL on it...
yeah are you talking about the guy who claimed he had bought it but never actually did and was all talking about it like it was his lol. shoo u need to take care of your 1gn then.

MyNeonSaysHi wrote:Clean and simple ride! Having no PS and AC with a battery relocated to the trunk really makes those engine bays look nice. Dont forget the 3.0 intake under the list of mods!

I just had my tint done on my 1gn coupe. I did 20% in the back and legal 35% up front. Looks nice and keeps the car cooler since the car didn't come with AC from the factory.
Congrats on the marriage too man!
i dont see why many more people dont delete the stuff and relocate the battery, it makes working in the engine bay so much easier. i can change out my timing belt and put it back together in like 20min cause theres not much to take off. oh yeah i listed the 3.0 intake and other stuff i forgot i listed.
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Does she know she actually married a neon? :rofl:
oh she knows, hahahaha, at first when i went to look at it she fought with me to not get it and blah blah blah but i was like at least ill save alot of money by having it cause at the time i was spending too much money on my GTO to just own it. this neon i dont have a payment on since i got the title, it gets good gas mileage and i only have to fill it up like every 3 weeks unlike my gto which was every friday. So on the way home from getting it that night she was like "u know i kinda like it and at least you can fix it up how u want it".. i just laughed. but im always cleaning it and what not. she knows i like neons but doesnt understand why i do just like many people.
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Post by Midnight_Rider » Thu Jul 25, 2013 12:56 pm

All these 1GN's showing up... makes me miss my old one. Very nice find but people who don't appreciate Neons would really be scratching their heads at your going from a Goat to a Skittle. :lol: Please clean up those headlights so that your car can see!
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Post by r/tguy02 » Thu Jul 25, 2013 1:21 pm

welcome back mannyfreshness! try not to burn this one to the ground :rofl:

oh and congrats on the wife and house :thumbup:
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Post by Neon4Life » Thu Jul 25, 2013 2:18 pm

r/tguy02 wrote:welcome back mannyfreshness! try not to burn this one to the ground :rofl:

oh and congrats on the wife and house :thumbup:
Thanks. And no I won't be burning it to the ground. No engine swap on this one means no mistakes like last time.


Midnight_Rider wrote:All these 1GN's showing up... makes me miss my old one. Very nice find but people who don't appreciate Neons would really be scratching their heads at your going from a Goat to a Skittle. :lol: Please clean up those headlights so that your car can see!
Yeah I got to get new headlights. I may be ordering some soon from Modern.
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Post by alsey_seven » Thu Jul 25, 2013 2:42 pm

make sure u tighten the oil lines :-)
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Post by ianguilly » Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:15 pm

That was a fun car for the week I had it, kinda miss it. I thought that thing burned oil but was never sure.
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Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Thu Jul 25, 2013 11:27 pm

I take it he is still waiting on the title since you had it for only a week? :?

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Post by ianguilly » Fri Jul 26, 2013 12:19 am

MyNeonSaysHi wrote:I take it he is still waiting on the title since you had it for only a week? :?
I drove it for a week, my dad owned it for a couple months then traded me for my green coupe.
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Post by Neon4Life » Fri Jul 26, 2013 1:15 am

alsey_seven wrote:make sure u tighten the oil lines :-)
Hahaha shut up, there ain't no oil lines too tighten. Yet.

ianguilly wrote:That was a fun car for the week I had it, kinda miss it. I thought that thing burned oil but was never sure.
Yeah it wasn't as bad at first but then it got stupid worse like 2 months ago it got to the point where I had to put in half a quart every week which is alot to me so I finally decided a month ago to fix the problem and now it doesn't burn 1 drop. I still love driving it every time I get in it. It is a fun little car.


MyNeonSaysHi wrote:I take it he is still waiting on the title since you had it for only a week? :?
no I got the title when i bought it from him.
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Post by FAC3L3SS » Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:04 am

How did you "fix" the problem?


Also, I see no mention of "respray" or "drywall screws," so I think this log should be ok :thumbup:
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Post by Neon4Life » Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:02 am

FAC3L3SS wrote:How did you "fix" the problem?


Also, I see no mention of "respray" or "drywall screws," so I think this log should be ok :thumbup:
how did i fix what..?



and :lol: omg dont remind me of the shit i did on that one neon. hideous now that i think back on it. im keeping this one mostly stock exterior..hell no even putting a different set of wheels on it besides maybe stock 15" snow flake ones.
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Post by sidepipe87 » Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:41 am

Neon4Life wrote:
FAC3L3SS wrote:How did you "fix" the problem?


Also, I see no mention of "respray" or "drywall screws," so I think this log should be ok :thumbup:
how did i fix what..?
The burning oil... new piston rings and stem seals?

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Post by Neon4Life » Fri Jul 26, 2013 2:00 pm

I put new valve stem seals, yes . I Replaced them because it would smoke when i was at idle for about 5 min usually like in drive trough place . isn't that the same as burning..?. New cam seals to fix the leak I had there as well and new gasket on head, intake and exhaust which I believe there was maybe a minor leak on exhaust side. Engine feels more solid now.

I also discovered upon taking the head off that the piston walls looked honed so that led me to believe that someone had previously replaced the piston rings.
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Post by r/tguy02 » Sat Jul 27, 2013 10:12 am

If you mean the presence of cross hatching, it could just be the factory cross hatching if the engine was well taken care of
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Post by Neon4Life » Sat Jul 27, 2013 10:36 am

Oh yeah that's more likely what it is. Idk I never took the engine apart to that point before. But the engine does only have 113k miles. It dis seem to been taken care off really well by previous owners.
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Post by BlackRT? » Sun Jul 28, 2013 2:53 am

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Post by Neon4Life » Sun Jul 28, 2013 3:57 pm

I love them. Every thing I head about them on the Web was that they were too stuff but I have them at full soft and feel great. No problem at all.
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Post by Neon4Life » Thu Sep 05, 2013 12:48 pm

small update: finally changed my lca bushings and added new ball joints. one side lca came off fine and went in fine but the drivers side horizontal bolt was siezed in there and i had to torch it for a while and hammer it till it came out. pain in the ass. took me all day to do that side. but in the process of using the torch i burnt a little hole in the inner cv boot and i tried to fix it with some glue stuff but didnt work.. anyways just now put on a new axle on that side.

no more 72mph steering wheel shake, car feels more firm and thats it for now. next on the list is new rotors and brakes on front and back.
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Post by Midnight_Rider » Thu Sep 05, 2013 10:54 pm

You need to make the 9/21 Dayton, OH meet.
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Post by dtjackten » Sat Oct 19, 2013 6:36 am

not sure how i missed this... glad you got smart and got another neon. rofl. good luck with the new car manny.
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Post by Neon4Life » Sat Oct 19, 2013 9:27 am

Thanks. Slow log for right now but I got stuff I'll be doing to it this winter so expect a much better log mid December. :-)
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Post by Neon4Life » Thu Jan 23, 2014 9:05 am

Hey there 2gn gang who still visit the site.. haha. Decided to get a head start on little projects i got for the neon this year so heres a sneek peek at whats to come and not pictured but have on the way a set of depo chrome head lights for it too.

Well first off i had to get me a low profile jack because my car sits way too low for a normal jack. best investment yet and worth the $90 i paid for it at harbor freight.
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mopar 2gn side skirts
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painted to match, no clear coat on it in this pic
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hey it matches perfect and still no clear coat on it
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3 coats of clear here.
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and a winter shot.. i hate snow.
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thats all for now.
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