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Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:48 pm

Yeah the 215/55/16 are the same height as a 235/45/17. I plan on getting them dismounted and selling them. The brand is Doral. Lol. Sounds like a cigarette brand.
Nice on the winter tires, really don't need those out here in Kansas. Just FWD and a good all seasonal. We do get some crazy snow storms but I never had problems in it. Plus its flat out here. I could only imagine how nice a AWD car would do with winter tires in snow.

Yeah I am keeping my eye on it. After I drove it to work I checked the spot where my car was parked and I didn't see anything. But it is super fresh oil with like 30 miles on it. And a new oil pan, so there is no residual old oil really. Or whatever was on the bearings or and internals that is it.

I noticed not having the balance chain shaft, the car at idle has a tiny bit more vibration in the seat and the steering wheel. Nothing crazy, its kind of cool. Just reving the car a bit it seems to rev more freely now.

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Re: MyNeonSaysHi Mod Log: Stone White

Post by occasional demons » Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:04 pm

MyNeonSaysHi wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:48 pm
I could only imagine how nice a AWD car would do with winter tires in snow.

It is pretty phenomenal.

I always made it through snow that was deep enough to come up the hood on the neon, but I had comparable snow tires on that too. But driving a 2gn neon in the salt brine they use anymore is a death sentence.

While the neon could go through that, it was probably pretty hard on the front fascia pushing that amount of snow, and it did struggle a bit. The Subaru AWD does it with ease, and is more stable than my XJ was. You constantly had to keep correcting in the Jeep. I always turn off the traction control in the Impreza, mostly because it kills the throttle anytime there is any slippage. I have found that pretty unsettling. You otherwise really have to make an effort to get it out of control. It is almost a killjoy for having a little fun, drifting in a(n empty) parking lot.

I had normal tires on it the first winter, and it did okay, you could actually get it a bit sideways, but braking wasn't any better than the tires on a FWD/2WD vehicle. The winter tires make a bigger difference there, than pulling away from a stop.

That's my biggest reason for the winter rated tires. Stopping is nicer than being able to move. The way I see it, if you can't get out of your driveway, it's best you stay home. :lol:

The only thing that makes me nervous now is black ice. There isn't too much that dominates that.
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Re: MyNeonSaysHi Mod Log: Stone White

Post by theColonel » Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:18 pm

occasional demons wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:04 pm
MyNeonSaysHi wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:48 pm
I could only imagine how nice a AWD car would do with winter tires in snow.

It is pretty phenomenal.

I always made it through snow that was deep enough to come up the hood on the neon, but I had comparable snow tires on that too. But driving a 2gn neon in the salt brine they use anymore is a death sentence.

While the neon could go through that, it was probably pretty hard on the front fascia pushing that amount of snow, and it did struggle a bit. The Subaru AWD does it with ease, and is more stable than my XJ was. You constantly had to keep correcting in the Jeep. I always turn off the traction control in the Impreza, mostly because it kills the throttle anytime there is any slippage. I have found that pretty unsettling. You otherwise really have to make an effort to get it out of control. It is almost a killjoy for having a little fun, drifting in a(n empty) parking lot.

I had normal tires on it the first winter, and it did okay, you could actually get it a bit sideways, but braking wasn't any better than the tires on a FWD/2WD vehicle. The winter tires make a bigger difference there, than pulling away from a stop.

That's my biggest reason for the winter rated tires. Stopping is nicer than being able to move. The way I see it, if you can't get out of your driveway, it's best you stay home. :lol:

The only thing that makes me nervous now is black ice. There isn't too much that dominates that.
I'm thankful that I don't have to deal with snow here in Central Texas … back home in Kentucky (1960's) got too much
use out of my AAA membership, even with snow tires and lead weights in my trunk :(
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Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:52 pm

Yeah the TL Type S does great in the snow being around 3700lbs without me in it. Turning traction control off made driving in ice and bad weather sooooo much better! Its actually worse with traction control on! Any sort of slippage and there goes your brakes! I don't want to apply my brakes when I get wheel spin! I am just used to front wheel drive Neons in snow not having any sort of aid except for ABS . Yeah I had a dedicated set of winter tires on my silver srt-4 since it was my only car and it was so much better. I went through some huge snow in that thing and never got stuck and my car was lowered quite a bit too. White car won't see that nasty stuff ever.

Texas would be nice, but I wouldn't like the summers out there. :P

Took the car to work on Wednesday and took a shot of it when I was getting off with my phone. Love the design of the german made BBS ACR wheels.
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Didn't drive it yesterday so it has been sitting for amost 2 days now and there was just a little half dollar size oil under it. I gotta get that leak fixed. My exhaust is rubbing on the rear subframe area now since the new manifold sits lower like I said it puts everything lower a tad bit. So need to adjust the rubber jouncer thing. Also need to get the waste gate dump tube on there. The side on the o2 housing is so close can't get a bolt on there. Have a buddy with a AGP dumptube and he is going to give it to me for free. It was cut short which is not big deal I can get some exhaust tubing and put that on the end of it. So hopefully that works and I an get hardware in on the o2 side. Its only 2 bolts. Just have to drive about an hour to get it.

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Post by JeremyJ » Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:42 pm

It reminds me of my old ACR, before I took the BBS off of it. It's a nice look. You now have more wheels for this car than I own shoes.
02 base -> 05 SRT ACR -> 96 sedan -> 99 R/T coupe -> 02 R/T -> 03 SRT

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Post by 04rebel » Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:19 am

@ MNSH... AWESOME ride there! Glad to hear it won't see SNOW!
My rides do, but other than our plain jane Neon,they also do FINE in the crap we get here. Even our now retired 98 Avenger (coupe) did fine with no ABS and all season tires! I drive an 04 T&C, and that thing is like a tank in even the worst of stuff. But because of it's many winter duties, I have 4 full snows for winter use...to be able to grip and pull my son and Neon out of ditches he seems to like to subject the Neon to!
BTW the little car mechanically is holding up quite well (other than loss of A/C)!
This week we're getting our first real snows, so time for the Neon and Van to get their "winter Shoes " put on!(our G6 came with snows on it)

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Re: MyNeonSaysHi Mod Log: Stone White

Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Mon Nov 11, 2019 4:16 pm

JeremyJ wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:42 pm
It reminds me of my old ACR, before I took the BBS off of it. It's a nice look. You now have more wheels for this car than I own shoes.
I have 2 sets of wheels for the SRT-4. I sold the 5zigens about 4 or 5 months ago (FINALLY). You need some more shoes! I have a ton of shoes haha.
04rebel, nor rain. Unless I get caught in a storm or something which is what happened after I bought the car in Ohio and ran into a HUGE thunderstorm in western Missouri. Might sound stupid since its just a Neon, but I want to preserve and take care of this one and do what I can to keep it real nice.

Good to hear your sons Neon is holding up well. AC is not needed IMO. Unless you live in a really hot southern state. I was fine in my 99 Neon that didn't come with factory AC. I just drove with the windows down on hot days.

Yeah the cold air just hit Kansas this morning. Last I checked it was 4 degrees with the windchill! Got like a dusting of snow too, Sun is out now so it is all melting. It was 68 on Saturday! :shock: :shock: :shock: Typical midwest weather. Yeah up north you have to deal with a lot of that nasty white cold stuff. :(

Well another bummer. Got that used AGP dump tube from my old friend in Independence, MO and it doesn't fit. When it should. AGP manifold, AGP o2, AGP turbo. I contacted AGP and they said, "It will fit, its a tight fit" :^o
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Hits up against the vacuum lines and cannot bolt it down due to it rubbing and pushing up against the new 02 housing. :( So going to have to have the shop that made me a custom one make me another custom one for this setup LOL.

Thought you guys would like this. I was out in Lawrence, KS on Saturday with my fiancee and I had to snap a picture of this older lady driving a 1st gen Viper. Sounded like it had exhaust work too! So rad

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Re: MyNeonSaysHi Mod Log: Stone White

Post by JeremyJ » Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:13 pm

MyNeonSaysHi wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 4:16 pm
JeremyJ wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:42 pm
It reminds me of my old ACR, before I took the BBS off of it. It's a nice look. You now have more wheels for this car than I own shoes.
I have 2 sets of wheels for the SRT-4. I sold the 5zigens about 4 or 5 months ago (FINALLY). You need some more shoes! I have a ton of shoes haha.
Didn't you have a set of gold RPF1s as well?
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Re: MyNeonSaysHi Mod Log: Stone White

Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:43 pm

JeremyJ wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:13 pm
MyNeonSaysHi wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 4:16 pm
JeremyJ wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:42 pm
It reminds me of my old ACR, before I took the BBS off of it. It's a nice look. You now have more wheels for this car than I own shoes.
I have 2 sets of wheels for the SRT-4. I sold the 5zigens about 4 or 5 months ago (FINALLY). You need some more shoes! I have a ton of shoes haha.
Didn't you have a set of gold RPF1s as well?
Yes I did. I sold those too a long time ago. They had old rubber on them too. The powder was already starting to flake off in some places. I think they were not prepped correctly when powdercoated. I could see it happening so I decided to get rid of them before they got worse and I couldn't sell them. The offset was bad on those which required spacers. I didn't want to run spacers. So I ran across a set of silver RPF1's that had slight curb rash in the correct offset and had those fixed, powder coated with Mopar PW1 and then clear coated. I love the white wheels but I would love for them to be a gloss gunmetal gray if I were to choose a color again and go with a smaller tire size... Not a fan of rubbing. :roll:

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