D-Railed-updates 7/30

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Post by D-Railed_Neon » Wed Nov 02, 2011 2:59 pm

Hello and welcome to my project log. Before reading please note that this thread covers two cars.....Pages 1-4 Are of my old 2002 ES which was sold in January 2013 The new car is a 2003 SXT purchased in January 2013, the current progress log starts on Page 5 --->New Car. Thanks for Looking and feel free to comment. Feedback is always appreciated!



The 2002 ES
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I bought my 02 for almost a grand with the obscene body damage and a full taupe interior. :banghead: Car had a brand new head on it :rockon: and with my old 99sport reaching a little farther than the "golden years", I decided to get rid of it and bring this little lemon home. Here is how it all started....

1st upgrades.

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Maddog STS 52% reduction with Modern performance 50z weighted shift knob. Also props to the user for the borrowed pic but did get some boogers and JMB Cradle bushings to go with it. Also my painted motor mounts. Was gonna use the energy suspensions inserts but decided to to just fill them instead. Sean is their new owner.

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Post by JeffM » Wed Nov 02, 2011 3:23 pm

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Post by occasional demons » Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:35 pm

Forum rules specify that you must send your short throw shifter to the Mods, specifically me, so we can properly break it in for you. (It takes a few years.)

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:lol: It should provide years of enjoyment. :thumbup:
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Post by D-Railed_Neon » Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:01 pm

Perfect! Now if you can please send me the .org provided SRT4 Loner car for the duration of testing, I'll go grab the shipping info tomorrow.

Thanks man, can't wait to do business :twisted:
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Post by SC62391 » Thu Nov 03, 2011 12:45 am

Very nice :D
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Post by DetergentCandy » Thu Nov 03, 2011 1:15 am

:D I like.
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Post by D-Railed_Neon » Thu Nov 03, 2011 2:23 am

I read a LOT of reviews including some here on 2gn before buying it. Was gonna pick up the Mopure STS but ultimately, had to side with MP. A new assembly with a proven mod seemed like the logical choice. After installing it last night I totally approve and see what everyone is raving about. This with boogers=2" throws and solid engagement! and.......the MP Shift knob is super shiny :rockon:

In touch with ASP to get myself some JM Cradle Bushings then............ profit :twisted:
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Post by D-Railed_Neon » Thu Nov 03, 2011 2:13 pm

AND....I have to give a huge shout out to CGNEON for helping me to acquire all of this today :rockon:

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And to Joel for helping me get this :rockon:
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Next in line is a Crane 12, New Valve Springs to go with it, a Long Tube Header to a magnaflow cat back. ....I need some help acquiring those as well if anybody has some spares......just sayin :tardbang:
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Post by vincer20 » Thu Nov 03, 2011 8:41 pm

that intake manni is sweet.

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Post by NEON PARABOLA » Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:39 pm

now I understand why you didnt want me to powdercoat your intake mannifold for you. that thing is gorgeous
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Post by D-Railed_Neon » Fri Nov 04, 2011 12:03 am

Don't worry sean still that valve cover wating big guy. Just gotta find it first :)
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Post by D-Railed_Neon » Sun Nov 27, 2011 5:35 pm

A little update for you all. With the help of Sean NP and a roommate I now am the proud owner of an entire 02 slate interior with Ram's Head fabric. THE TAUPE HAS GOT TO GO! Will also be receiving a set of chrome SRT door handles and once again thanks to sean, SRT slate buckets!!! :rockon: . Pics installed will follow.


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Post by NEON PARABOLA » Sun Nov 27, 2011 8:13 pm

death to the taupe empire!
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Post by Midnight_Rider » Mon Nov 28, 2011 12:15 am

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Post by D-Railed_Neon » Thu Dec 01, 2011 4:52 pm

Got some new parts today :)

RB4 + In-line FM modulator=win
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LEDs for the cluster
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and NON BUSTICATED Fogs
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Now I just have to find the time and place to install everything :tardbang:
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Post by a23dranger » Thu Dec 01, 2011 5:13 pm

you should really try to pick up a magnum head and a comp400 or crane 14.
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Post by D-Railed_Neon » Thu Dec 01, 2011 6:37 pm

Im actually considering a crane 12 and mag head combo
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Post by Public Disturbance » Thu Dec 01, 2011 7:03 pm

I have everything but my dash(have the top pad) and front door panels for my slate grey swap its nice hated the black neon with the taupe interior was lame and now it just looks kinda weird half and half but oh well lol nice work bud

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Post by D-Railed_Neon » Thu Dec 01, 2011 8:15 pm

lol give me an hour ill post how my slate SRT buckets look in my still taupe interior. Makes me giggle every time
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Post by D-Railed_Neon » Thu Dec 01, 2011 11:21 pm

Well the car is a mess but here are some updated pics.

SRT 4 Seats installed, RB4 installed, Maddog 52% STS installed, and Cluster LEDs installed.(they are MUCH brighter in person)

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For comparison
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Might talk to the mods and get this thread transfered over to project logs...getting pretty full and we are just getting started :evil2:
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Post by sidepipe87 » Thu Dec 01, 2011 11:44 pm

Do you get any dead spots or hot spots with those LEDS? I have some of those in my cluster and some of the 4 way LEDS and its very uneven and the flicker and stuff. I need to upgrade but not sure what to go with.
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Post by NEON PARABOLA » Fri Dec 02, 2011 12:03 am

looks sexy bro, sorry I couldn't make it tonight. those srt seats look so familiar....LOL!
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Post by D-Railed_Neon » Fri Dec 02, 2011 12:07 am

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I did notice red line doesn't show too well but, if you can't feel it or see the needles over 6500K mark and know what you could be doing to your engine, you might as well take your car to wherever you got it and give it back. :evil4:
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Post by RobsProjectSOHC » Fri Dec 02, 2011 12:29 am

this should be a progess log :P
I like the build, nice parts acquired so far.
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Post by D-Railed_Neon » Fri Dec 02, 2011 12:31 am

thanks bro. Ill contact the mod bc I got more work to do tomorrow Ill post pics of.
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Post by Public Disturbance » Fri Dec 02, 2011 1:34 am

How many of the leds did it take to do the cluster and did the leds change the color of the odomiter or is that some thig else you did

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Post by D-Railed_Neon » Fri Dec 02, 2011 1:49 am

It takes 6 I bought em from this guy http://www.ebay.com/itm/200302030551?ss ... 724wt_1194 I think it was like 15 shipped got em in 3 days. The odometer is blue cellophane I got at a local hobby store
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Post by LilSparkPlug » Fri Dec 02, 2011 9:47 am

You should re-upholster those SRT seats in some tan leather and mix in the CF fabric to match the tan interior. That....would be awesome.

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Post by D-Railed_Neon » Fri Dec 02, 2011 3:59 pm

Lol that would be awesome LSP I hadn't thought of that :-k However since we went through the trouble of pulling an entire slate interior it would probably be the right thing to do to use it :) We will see though, I got some plans for Carbon that I will be getting to in the next couple of months. You all will just have to wait to see. :thumbup:
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Post by a23dranger » Fri Dec 02, 2011 5:23 pm

D-Railed_Neon wrote:Im actually considering a crane 12 and mag head combo
id say don't waste your time on the crane 12 as its really only marginally better then a stock 01 r/t cam. the comp 400 is made to work with a 2gn w/a magnum motor.

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