ThatKevin's Boosted '02 R/T - aaanndd it's DEAD. :'(

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ThatKevin's Boosted '02 R/T - aaanndd it's DEAD. :'(

Post by ThatKevin » Mon Nov 07, 2011 1:01 pm

2002 Chrysler Neon R/T

I wish I had started a progress log back when I first got my car, but I didn't think enough would be done to the car for it to have one. I decided that I'm going to make one anyways and just start off with what I've currently done.

As of today (Nov 7, 2011) my mod list is:

Performance
- K&N CAI
- Mopar STS w/ boogers
- Ravin muffler
- LFS 60mm TB
- MPx prothane mount inserts

Suspension
- Canuck Motorsport springs (1.75" drop)
- Tokico Blue struts
- Megan Racing front strut bar
- shorty endlinks w/ poly bushings

Exterior
- 8000k HID's
- Depo Projectors
- 03+ rear bumper
- Mopar rear lip
- 03+ lightly tinted tails
- SRT4 rims
- tint (5% rear, 30% front)
- NeonCanada front windshield banner
- 3.5" exhaust tips

Interior
- MPx shift knob
- custom leather shift boot
- blue LED's in the footwells
- Red powdercoated valve cover
- plaid wrapped pillars, window switch covers, centre console, etc

I.C.E
- Sony single din multi media player
- Infinity Reference 3022cf 3.5's
- Alpine Type S 6.5's
- Alpine Type S 6x9's
- MTX Jackhammer JH202 Amp
- MTX Jackhammer JH45 10" Subwoofer
- Trunk completely covered in Fatmat (no rattle at all :D)

Some current pictures (since it's the best part of a progress log)

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and about a month ago my bumper got cracked :( :( :(

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feel free to hate... I drive a Neon, I'm used to it :rofl:
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Post by Johny » Mon Nov 07, 2011 3:13 pm

wait did you redo your pilars recently or is that old :O
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Post by DetergentCandy » Mon Nov 07, 2011 4:58 pm

Not a fan of the pillars...
The bandaid rocks though.
That's how I fixed my scratched fender! :D
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Post by ThatKevin » Mon Nov 07, 2011 5:51 pm

DetergentCandy wrote:Not a fan of the pillars...
The bandaid rocks though.
That's how I fixed my scratched fender! :D
A lot of people are going to HATE them, or dislike them. I'm prepared, one of the reasons I like them so much... and I thought if I do ever want to re-do them it will only take $15 and 2 hours.
Johny wrote:wait did you redo your pilars recently or is that old :O
Very recently... last night :rofl: and still working on it today
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Post by DodgeEvo » Mon Nov 07, 2011 6:02 pm

Looks good, keep the pics coming :D
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Post by ThatKevin » Mon Nov 07, 2011 6:07 pm

got another 2 hours today before it got dark out to work on the interior

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2 coats in
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10+ coats (stopped counting after 10)
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"Oh Shit" handles, trim, centre light
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sunroof out so I could get the sliding panel
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Post by SC62391 » Mon Nov 07, 2011 6:19 pm

Clean ass car man, keep it that way! :)
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Post by ThatKevin » Mon Nov 07, 2011 6:23 pm

SC62391 wrote:Clean ass car man, keep it that way! :)
Does that mean I should scrap the idea of getting some sweet ass Altezza's, a super wide body kit, and 20" chrome rims?

:laughing3:
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Post by SC62391 » Mon Nov 07, 2011 6:25 pm

ThatKevin wrote:
SC62391 wrote:Clean ass car man, keep it that way! :)
Does that mean I should scrap the idea of getting some sweet ass Altezza's, a super wide body kit, and 20" chrome rims?

:laughing3:
:shock: Is that in the to-do list? :lol:
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Post by ThatKevin » Mon Nov 07, 2011 6:29 pm

Is that in the to-do list?
well not anymore :roll:

but I might get an SRT-D front bumper w/ Mopar front lip, probably a different set of rims next spring/summer, also some coilovers.

Depending on how she runs, there could be a possible swap :D :D
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Post by SC62391 » Mon Nov 07, 2011 6:33 pm

ThatKevin wrote:
Is that in the to-do list?
well not anymore :roll:

but I might get an SRT-D front bumper w/ Mopar front lip, probably a different set of rims next spring/summer, also some coilovers.

Depending on how she runs, there could be a possible swap :D :D
I like that route MUCH better :D

Can't wait to see it come along!
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Post by unleashedcc » Mon Nov 07, 2011 8:10 pm

great car man :) that dodge grill will look bad ass :rockon:
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Post by ThatKevin » Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:55 pm

got a little lazy after my previous post but then around 10pm I got a burst of energy and decided to do some more.

sunroof slider panel thing.... and b pillars. Definitely not perfect, but I'm content with it :rockon:

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first thing tomorrow morning I should be putting the interior back together so my car can be functional again. Then I still need to cover up the c pillars and paint the sun visors black.
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Post by 2005.Neon.SXT » Tue Nov 08, 2011 8:18 am

Hmm... will look interesting with the plaid and blacked out pieces... I'll have to wait to see it all together, but I think it woulda been good to do one or the other. Unsure till I see it... definitely like the plaid though! :)
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Post by ThatKevin » Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:20 am

Okay, it was a productive 1.5 hour morning :lol:

- Headliner is in (looks great!)
- b pillars are in
- sunroof panel is in

All that's left now is to wrap the c pillars and spray the sun visors black. So that should alll be done sometime tonight.

I'll post pictures of the final product :thumbup:
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Post by ThatKevin » Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:09 pm

IT'S DONE! finally

I actually really like the finished product, the pictures really don't do it justice. I'm not saying that if you don't like it here you'd love it in person because you probably wouldn't... all I'm saying is that it definitely does look better in person.

and time for some pictures :tardbang: (I didn't do a perfect job, there a few little things that should be fixed/repainted, but I'm lazy and don't feel like taking it apart)

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^ the stupid sticker shit for the warning wouldnt come off... so I just sprayed over it. I might do something to it cover it up, haven't decided yet. Also the sunroof swtich cover is still beige, I kinda like it beige.

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AND I went and picked up another license plate cover to replace the broken one, which got even worse when I washed the car the other day.

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that is all.
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Post by FAC3L3SS » Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:17 pm

Take it from someone with darker plaid, that armrest WILL work loose and get ridiculously dirty.

Also, I suggest putting your window switches back to stock, or wrapping it much much smoother. Looks tacky and rushed.

Lastly, and I'm guilty of this in a few spots myself, you stretched the hell out of your plaid. For the pieces, it can naturally be laid down, and it only needs to be stretched around corners / edges. Otherwise, I dig the black headliner and wrapped sunroof cover!
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Post by ThatKevin » Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:27 pm

FAC3L3SS wrote:Take it from someone with darker plaid, that armrest WILL work loose and get ridiculously dirty.
I did the armrest so that I could easily remove it with no marks or anything. I don't like the armrest in plaid too much anyways.

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FAC3L3SS wrote:Also, I suggest putting your window switches back to stock, or wrapping it much much smoother. Looks tacky and rushed.
that was the smoothest I could get it... plus underneath is silver spray paint. That's why I decided to fabric wrap it, hated the painted pillars, etc.
FAC3L3SS wrote:Lastly, and I'm guilty of this in a few spots myself, you stretched the hell out of your plaid. For the pieces, it can naturally be laid down, and it only needs to be stretched around corners / edges. Otherwise, I dig the black headliner and wrapped sunroof cover!
I kept trying and trying to keep it natural but I kept getting creases and shit.
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Post by R/Tjoe » Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:24 am

Very nice! i like the way it turned out. i did mine a few months ago and still have some peices that need finished! What paint did you use on the trim pieces? how hard was it to get the sunroof trim in without scratching/chipping paint??
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Post by ThatKevin » Wed Nov 09, 2011 11:22 am

R/Tjoe wrote:Very nice! i like the way it turned out. i did mine a few months ago and still have some peices that need finished! What paint did you use on the trim pieces? how hard was it to get the sunroof trim in without scratching/chipping paint??
I ended up using the same fabric paint on the trim pieces, and it turned out pretty good. the Sunroof trim was super easy, it went back in without giving me any issues and it didnt chip or anything.
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Post by ThatKevin » Sun Nov 20, 2011 12:09 pm

So I've decided I'm going to be putting anymore money into the RT for awhile. I'm waiting on whether or not I decide to get an SRT, rebuild/replace the engine, or maybe even get an entirely different car.

Last night I took out the LFS throttle body (it was ruining my gas mileage, about 30-40 km a tank). Also I finally got my motor mount inserts and shorty endlinks, but I don't think I'll be putting them in my car. MAYBE if I'm bored one day

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OH! and I finally put my grille back on :rofl:

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Post by LilSparkPlug » Sun Nov 20, 2011 12:33 pm

I love the exterior and the engine bay. The interior is not my cup of tea but if you like it :thumbsup:. I would fix the bumper you have instead of going SRT-D. Your bumper is so much sexier than a D bumper!

For the visors, I taped over the sticker, then painted....then untaped. Or...you could buy caliber ones they're similar in size :)

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Post by ThatKevin » Mon Nov 28, 2011 8:54 pm

So I ended up selling my LFS throttle body :/ but the money goes into my "boost savings account" :rofl:

Also, my buddy took some pics of my car. He says they turned out shit since he didn't have his DSLR, but I was happy with them :D

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and here's me enjoying my car a little too much... :tardbang:

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Post by DodgeEvo » Tue Nov 29, 2011 5:31 pm

Looking good :thumbup:
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Post by sidepipe87 » Tue Nov 29, 2011 6:21 pm

they turned out like shit because he thought he was taking myspace photos apparently.... angled pics? really? it's 2011.


But other than that, its looking good. I'm not a fan of the streaky headliner (you can see the coverage isn't even) or the stretched out plaid, but props to you. Keep on building it.
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Post by ThatKevin » Wed Nov 30, 2011 4:15 pm

Today I put the car in winter mode :(

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and these steelies JUST clear my calipers

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fat sidewalls, ugly steelies, rubber mats, and no passenger seat. The reason for the seat out is I'm a ski instructor and I go out with my buddies quite often, so intead of taking out my sub and awkwardly using my trunk/backseat I thought might as well just remove the pass seat. gear goes in and out easily until I can afford a roof rack.
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Post by Johny » Wed Nov 30, 2011 4:33 pm

im digging the steelies y0
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Post by ThatKevin » Tue Dec 27, 2011 5:50 pm

first is my neon Neon! :rofl:

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and here's the new ROOF RACK!!

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Post by Johny » Tue Dec 27, 2011 5:59 pm

let's do a snow shoot hooomie :D
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Post by ThatKevin » Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:32 am

caught up on some regular maintenance:

- cleaned fuel system
- new plugs
- new wires
- new coil pack
- fresh oil change

drives much much better now :)

Also found out that my rad fan motor is done, so I'm in need of a new one. I'm afraid to even ask the stealership how much so I'll probably just pick up one from a scrap neon or something. No rush, don't really need it until the weather gets warmer :rofl:

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As I'm looking at my post in class, my instructor comes up to me and says "I want that car. I'm never going to get, but I want it" as she points at my car in my sig.... :shock:
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