Project Neon 2.0 =)

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Project Neon 2.0 =)

Post by neongirl87 » Thu Jun 26, 2014 10:49 pm

Well................ I used to have a 99 Neon, Just recently I got a 03 SXT 96k miles sohc and it's going to be my project =) i've been finding great stuff on here!

for now its project neon 2.0 but may change because the car is getting a complete body work and paint job =)

but here is a list of what has been done so far (the car was running ok but because of an accident i had in it , i decided to change as much as possible before it starts breaking down and while i had the $$)

any suggestions that yall may have to improve the car is welcome =)

I'm not much of a HP girl as long as the car rides smooth and controls like a pro car =)

The List So Far As Of 1/7/15

Bosch Spark Plugs and Wires
Gates Belt Tensioner
New Thermostat
Gates Belt
Gates Tensioner Pulley
K&N Oil Filter
K&N Air Filter
Monroe Strut/Coil Spring And Mount Assembly On All 4 Wheels
Mopar Water Pump
Power Stop Rotor & Brake Kit On All 4
New Pirelli Tires
New Control Arms With Alignment
Pioneer Stereo MVH X370BT
Duralast Battery

To Do List:
New Paint Job
LED Swap On The Interior Clusters
Tint Windows

Any Suggestions?


Like I Said Suggestions And Tips Welcome =)

Post Pics Soon
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Post by r/tguy02 » Fri Jun 27, 2014 7:27 am

i'll make a few suggestions

if you want something that is actually going to perform nicely and not just give you a decent ride look into koni STR struts, much better quality than cheapo monroes.

as for oil, go with Mobil 1 high mileage 5w30
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Post by neongirl87 » Fri Jun 27, 2014 9:08 am

r/tguy02 wrote:i'll make a few suggestions

if you want something that is actually going to perform nicely and not just give you a decent ride look into koni STR struts, much better quality than cheapo monroes.

as for oil, go with Mobil 1 high mileage 5w30
The thing is I just bought this stuff based of the budget I had at the moment, since I just bought it don't want to replace them just yet, would it be a waste to get front and rear sway bars with the current setup?

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Post by blueneo03 » Fri Jun 27, 2014 11:08 am

thats understandable but if you want to lower the monroe wont ride as well but if you are staying stock they should be fine. sway bars would be a nice upgrade, the front shoudnt affect much unless you get an srt sway bar and but the stock one should be fine. Adding a rear if you dont have one makes it feel so much better. i have one waiting to go on untill i save up for some new struts. but a rear bar is a very cost effective suspension upgrade for 03-05 neons that dont have them already
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Post by r/tguy02 » Fri Jun 27, 2014 11:29 am

yeah you'll need a rear sway as yours doesnt have one. go to a junk yard and rip one off of any 00 or any 2gn r/t
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Post by blueneo03 » Fri Jun 27, 2014 11:38 am

you do want to make sure that your struts have the tabs(which they should) to mount the sway bar to.

and..... :ttiwwp:
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Post by Jean-Seb » Fri Jun 27, 2014 1:24 pm

Muhahaha ! MOAR PICTURES please ! :)

Good plan so far though, that'll be one solid Neon. :)

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Post by neongirl87 » Fri Jun 27, 2014 1:38 pm

I've been busy, but I'll get pics up by tonight, if not the weekend

I wrecked it but I'll post pics anyway

Thanks for all the suggestions and help! =)

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Post by occasional demons » Sat Jun 28, 2014 9:45 am

So far so good.

Carnal, er carnage pics are always good too. :lol:

(Kinda interesting how sex and a train wreck are so simialar :-k )

After things collide, you start bleeding cash.... :rofl:
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Post by Jean-Seb » Sat Jun 28, 2014 11:37 am

Wrecked ? What ? Well, that's not good. :(

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Post by neongirl87 » Sun Jun 29, 2014 8:34 pm

well here she is at the moment, like i said she's a project lol after the wreck i've been trying to get it going but need time and cash lol =)

here are the rims i want =)

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Post by blueneo03 » Mon Jun 30, 2014 1:07 pm

looks good i cant tell about the accident!

and i like the rim choice!
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Post by neongirl87 » Mon Jun 30, 2014 8:00 pm

well i took the best pics of the car lol, the damage is on the drivers side

hopefully i can get more mod updates coming and pics =)

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Post by neongirl87 » Wed Jul 09, 2014 8:17 pm

at the grocery store lol which one is mine ;)

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Post by blueneo03 » Thu Jul 17, 2014 8:54 am

i was thinking you got that fixed nicely and then i noticed it was your car in the back not the front. lol
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Post by neongirl87 » Thu Jul 17, 2014 5:51 pm

blueneo03 wrote:i was thinking you got that fixed nicely and then i noticed it was your car in the back not the front. lol
lol i wish, i still need to save up to get her painted and looking nice =\

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Post by neongirl87 » Wed Jul 23, 2014 7:45 pm

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Post by r/tguy02 » Thu Jul 24, 2014 7:51 am

damage doesnt look too bad, mostly fender damage. see if you can find one in the same color at the JY
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Post by neongirl87 » Fri Jul 25, 2014 12:09 pm

r/tguy02 wrote:damage doesnt look too bad, mostly fender damage. see if you can find one in the same color at the JY
well, it's a night pic so it helps it look a little better lol

but I already got a new hood (current one is messed up and wavy) a new fender and back bumper (current one is cracked)

this car is pretty much done except the biggest things lol 1. New Paint Job 2. New Wheels

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Post by FAC3L3SS » Mon Aug 04, 2014 7:14 am

No. You'll need a 2-DIN HVAC bezel which you'll either have to make or buy one that someone else already made.
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Post by sidepipe87 » Mon Aug 04, 2014 8:20 am

FAC3L3SS wrote: buy one that someone else already made.
Agreed. Just buy one from the mexican guy on facebook that fiberglasses and bondos crap together to make them. It will likely break before you even receive it but it will be good enough for whatever you're trying to do here.

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Post by neongirl87 » Mon Aug 04, 2014 11:22 pm

ahhhh =/ it would of looked sweet

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Post by FAC3L3SS » Tue Aug 05, 2014 7:08 am

neongirl87 wrote:ahhhh =/ it would of looked sweet
*would have


Looks don't mean jack for a stereo if it's cheap and doesn't function very well.

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Post by neongirl87 » Wed Aug 06, 2014 1:36 pm

FAC3L3SS wrote:
neongirl87 wrote:ahhhh =/ it would of looked sweet
*would have


Looks don't mean jack for a stereo if it's cheap and doesn't function very well.
so what would you recommend?

I want a stereo between 100-200$ including installation

I usually just play music through my ipod with an aux but would like to be able to play music off a large usb and navigate through the stereo

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Post by FAC3L3SS » Wed Aug 06, 2014 8:25 pm

That's something you'll have to google.

As far as installation, crutchfield typically gives the wire kit for free, so it should only cost you an addition $10 or so to install.

I use an Alpine ida-x001. No CD slot, strictly USB input, and specifically for iPod. It's old and discontinued, as well as the ida-x100 which is a a year or two newer than mine. They can be had well within that price range.

Oh, and they're single DIN, slides straight in.
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Post by neongirl87 » Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:48 pm

purchased this for my neon =)

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Post by thomas_w » Thu Jan 08, 2015 8:28 am

I put a digital media receiver in my neon a few months ago. I really like it and I certainly do not miss messing with CDs anymore. You get lots of room behind the radio. I had to extend the antenna cable though, which was not too bad as the connector was broken for a while anyway and had to be fixed finally.

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Post by neongirl87 » Thu Jan 08, 2015 9:12 am

Yeah, cant wait to get it installed =)

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Post by Jean-Seb » Sat Jan 10, 2015 2:46 am

Do it ! :D

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