Manny's 96 turbo 1gn: update 6/12/19

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Re: Manny's 96 turbo 1gn: update 4/27/19

Post by Neon4Life » Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:53 pm

Ehh, I'm not picky. Ill tie a rope and hang it on the wall from the hood latch. Haha. Kidding guys.
No harm done. Only sat there for like 3 seconds. If I had paid brand new prices for this hood then you best bet I would be treating it like a baby.


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Re: Manny's 96 turbo 1gn: update 4/27/19

Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:37 pm

Plan on painting it on the car? Looks good.

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Re: Manny's 96 turbo 1gn: update 4/27/19

Post by Neon4Life » Thu May 02, 2019 9:21 am

I doubt it. I just put it on again for pictures. I still need to order some new hood aerocatch latches.
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Re: Manny's 96 turbo 1gn: update 4/27/19

Post by JeremyJ » Thu May 02, 2019 11:08 am

Installing hood pins sucks. I remember sweating bullets as I cut into my carbon hood on one of my old Neons. It's worth the work for the extra security, though. And AeroCatch makes some damn fine hood pins.
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Re: Manny's 96 turbo 1gn: update 4/27/19

Post by occasional demons » Thu May 02, 2019 12:26 pm

Epoxy loops to the sides, and use the XJ Cherokee dual latch set up. :lol:
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Re: Manny's 96 turbo 1gn: update 4/27/19

Post by JeremyJ » Thu May 02, 2019 3:50 pm

The setup that's prone to rusting stuck like mine did.
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Re: Manny's 96 turbo 1gn: update 4/27/19

Post by occasional demons » Fri May 03, 2019 7:46 am

I never had an issue with the XJ hood latches, but then I kept them well oiled with motor oil. I learned my lesson on another car, that the hood catch rusted, and would not let you finish opening the hood after it popped. That was a SOB to get it to move, and then keep from re seizing, even after I got it to move.

But I wasn't really being serious about the suggestion. It would keep it neater in appearance though. I imagine adapting it would be a major PITA project all unto itself.
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Re: Manny's 96 turbo 1gn: update 4/27/19

Post by theColonel » Fri May 03, 2019 10:59 am

JeremyJ wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 11:08 am
Installing hood pins sucks. I remember sweating bullets as I cut into my carbon hood on one of my old Neons. It's worth the work for the extra security, though.
And AeroCatch makes some damn fine hood pins.
Regular hood pins are not all that hard to install.

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Re: Manny's 96 turbo 1gn: update 4/27/19

Post by occasional demons » Fri May 03, 2019 3:03 pm

But that is hard to look at. Billet grills do not belong on neons, IMHO.
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Re: Manny's 96 turbo 1gn: update 4/27/19

Post by theColonel » Fri May 03, 2019 3:42 pm

occasional demons wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 3:03 pm
But that is hard to look at. Billet grills do not belong on neons, IMHO.
The billet grill looks far better than this bumper.

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Re: Manny's 96 turbo 1gn: update 4/27/19

Post by Neon4Life » Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:27 am

Man, here we are June 12 and I still haven't painted the hood. On the other hand. Had to replace my alternator which sucked because they are expensive. And just tonight car was acting terrible so I checked the codes and of course it's throwing a code for the camshaft sensor. Image

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Re: Manny's 96 turbo 1gn: update 6/12/19

Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:42 am

$133 is chump change man :P :P Isn't a new Alternator from Dodge like over $400 or something?

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Re: Manny's 96 turbo 1gn: update 6/12/19

Post by Neon4Life » Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:49 am

So here's a December update: at the end of September we finally got a new to us 2014 v6 Dodge durango Sxt with tow package. This thing is and has been awesome to us. Bought it from a 1 owner adult owned person in Michigan. No its not rusty haha. 8 spd trans means we get great gas mileage on it.


And about the old neon. Well I barely drove it this year. Like 300miles maybe less. The new wheels I had bought well still are flawless. Some days I want to part it out. Some days I want to repaint it. Not sure what will happen with it after winter. But I put up a double wide gate leading into my yard so that I could park the neon out of the road and next to the garage. Away from the Salt at least. I'm happy that it's not sitting on the road anymore. It only took me a few years to put up a double gate lol.

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Re: Manny's 96 turbo 1gn: update 6/12/19

Post by JeremyJ » Thu Dec 19, 2019 10:43 am

Paint it. You know you want to.
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Re: Manny's 96 turbo 1gn: update 6/12/19

Post by occasional demons » Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:38 pm

JeremyJ wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 10:43 am
Paint it. You know you want to.

Tam's blue Rustoleum paint roller paint job FTW! :lol:

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Re: Manny's 96 turbo 1gn: update 6/12/19

Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Thu Dec 19, 2019 3:13 pm

Congrats on the kid hauler!
"Some days I want to part it out"
Nooooooooo.

I personally use IMGUR with my PC when on 2gn. I can't do car forums on my phone when it comes to posting things.

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Re: Manny's 96 turbo 1gn: update 6/12/19

Post by Neon4Life » Sat Dec 21, 2019 8:50 am

JeremyJ wrote:Paint it. You know you want to.
Right. It wouldn't be anything fancy tho. Would be a at home paint job. I've sprayed small stuff before. Nothing on a big scale. But I don't even consider a 1gn neon that big. Lol.
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JeremyJ wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 10:43 am
Paint it. You know you want to.

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MyNeonSaysHi wrote:Congrats on the kid hauler!
"Some days I want to part it out"
Nooooooooo.

I personally use IMGUR with my PC when on 2gn. I can't do car forums on my phone when it comes to posting things.
Thanks. We surely needed it. I was starting to hate our 2010 corolla because of how small it felt with my family of 4 in it. We still have it but use the new durango all the time now when we go out together.

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Re: Manny's 96 turbo 1gn: update 6/12/19

Post by blueneo03 » Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:37 am

PAINT IT!!! whats the worst thing that could happen.

PS nice Durango, my wife has a 14 R/T. now is that the full factory tow package? the tow 6200lbs package?
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Re: Manny's 96 turbo 1gn: update 6/12/19

Post by Neon4Life » Wed Dec 25, 2019 7:15 am

blueneo03 wrote:PAINT IT!!! whats the worst thing that could happen.

PS nice Durango, my wife has a 14 R/T. now is that the full factory tow package? the tow 6200lbs package?
"what's the worst that could happen" famous last words.

Awesome. Yes sir, it's an Sxt which normaly is basic but has the factory tow package and HD brakes, cooling etc. The guy I bought it off of was the original owner and he ordered it like that when he bought it from dodge. Vin check also confirmed it had been like that originally. Has the racetrack taillight too which I need to replace on the future because of the dreaded water in it issue.

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Re: Manny's 96 turbo 1gn: update 6/12/19

Post by blueneo03 » Wed Dec 25, 2019 4:23 pm

Ya really, lol great find, you really have to verify on the vin with each one except r/ts with the towing package on the v6 actually changing crucial things like that. We got lucky with the r/t, it came with all the tow package stuff already. Are you getting led burnout on them or just water?
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