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Post by GunmetalNeon » Fri Jan 02, 2009 12:40 pm

So I've had this car through everything and I finally decided to do a project log. I first bought my 2003 Dodge Neon SXT for $8,000. The original plan for this car was to be a good economy friendly car for driving back and forth to school.

At first I told myself I wasn't going to do anything to the car, but we all know how that goes. I got a full srt body kit, lowering spings, intake, full stock srt exhaust(too loud and gross sounding on a non-boosted car), and a 75-shot of nitrous.

First pictures of my car
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Then NITROUS!!!
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Drag racing at GLD.
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Not only did the car make a big cloud of smoke, blow up the intake manifold, throttle body, and still beat the bike....
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Motor was toast!!
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Post by TheRandom1 » Fri Jan 02, 2009 1:18 pm

Wow, so much detail in the first post! :lol:
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Post by moparman00 » Fri Jan 02, 2009 3:29 pm

next, I'm ready...haha
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Post by Danteneon » Fri Jan 02, 2009 4:28 pm

Sweet man, looks great! Keep up the good....ummm....wait....



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If I could just figure out how to meld the Outback and the Neon into one car...

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Post by 2005.Neon.SXT » Fri Jan 02, 2009 4:58 pm

lmfao @ your sig, Gunmetal.
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Post by sullivan » Fri Jan 02, 2009 5:30 pm

atleast he has a funny sig
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Post by GunmetalNeon » Fri Jan 02, 2009 5:46 pm

Sorry I've been looking for pictures and my laptop died and I guess as It died it submitted that post. I'll edit it lol.
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Post by Speeder » Fri Jan 02, 2009 5:46 pm

:ttiwwp:
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Post by GunmetalNeon » Fri Jan 02, 2009 7:15 pm

So I found a Magnum motor on ebay that was in chicago for $500 picked up. Me and my buddy BlackRT? started the swap on a friday night. We had the car at the track on sunday that same weekend running nitrous lol.
Couple test drives around the block.
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Then I decided that I was sick of people thinking my car was an srt-4 and thinking it was faster then it looked so i sold the body kit, hood, and suspension.
Here are some winter pictures of it.
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I wanted to go turbo, so I saw the post of the asp turbo kit.

Here's the car all ready to go to ericks
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After a couple of visits and a couple months of a suspended license.

First turbo setup with the stock motor.
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The kit ran great, but because I had reused the stock headbolts the head lifted and blew the headgasket. The oil and coolant mixed and the wristpin seized the rod to the piston. It also messed up the cylinder wall and melted the side of the piston.
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So I decided it was time. Me and erick put this motor together in my garage. I also ordered a new suspension, my slicks, rims, new valve springs, comp 400 cam, head studs, and cometic head gasket. Luckly I had my first motor laying around and I used that with the magnum head. Oh and I got the borg warner s256.
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New exhaust is a little big
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My new turbo is on top, the master power turbo is on the bottom.
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New turbo next to the stock srt turbo.
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New megasquirt location thanks to somebody on this board for the idea
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SUSPENSION!!!!
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After a couple months of daily driving the race car...
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Some lady turned into a flower shop without using her turn signal and the guy following her slammed on his breaks and I went under his rear bumper. Here are some pictures of it when I got it back...
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Post by Speeder » Fri Jan 02, 2009 7:30 pm

nice and clean looks good....
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Post by Adionik » Fri Jan 02, 2009 7:32 pm

What bike did you beat?

BTW turbo looks awesome
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Post by LilSparkPlug » Fri Jan 02, 2009 7:55 pm

The car looks good...but you would have saved a shit ton of money had you done it all right the first time. Wow....lots of things blowing up in this thread.

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Post by 2005.Neon.SXT » Fri Jan 02, 2009 8:16 pm

mmm I like the BFMIC :D looks damn good.

Very clean car, I love it :thumbup:
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Post by GunmetalNeon » Fri Jan 02, 2009 8:29 pm

CBR 600 was the bike I beat. It was his first time at the track so it wasn't really that fast that day.

Yeah, but I after I sold the body kit I wasn't planning on going turbo. I was planning on keeping the car stock, but it didn't go that way lol.

Yeah stuff blows up just because it's a neon and I'm just that badass lol.

Here are some racing videos on a 1/4 mile marked off country road. They are dark, but the cars are coming towards you and the camera man is on the left side of the road so the cars pass on the right....

Me vs. a guy in an srt-4 heads up. He said it's stupid to turbocharge neon's, because they will never be as fast as srt's. It was for $60. (I'm on the right).
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Me vs. a 2.4 DOHC Cavalier on a 100-shot of nitrous. Race was for $60 and the camera is the same as the video above.
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Post by BlackRT? » Fri Jan 02, 2009 8:36 pm

i think it was faster stock then what it is now lol.... jp get some more pics
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Post by TheRandom1 » Fri Jan 02, 2009 8:44 pm

Kind of amazing how projects seem to spiral out of control so quickly isn't it? lol
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Post by GunmetalNeon » Fri Jan 02, 2009 8:55 pm

Yeah I can't wait to get a fuel return and get my manifold bolted on. I finally finished putting on the mopar lip kit. I'll get more pictures of how it sits now. There's a couple little things I've done different.

Yeah things spiral out of control fast. Oh well it gives me something to do, besides work and school lol.
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Post by TheRandom1 » Fri Jan 02, 2009 8:58 pm

Now all you need are some HIDs so you can see the road you're covering so fast! (hint hint look at my sig hint hint)


/shameless plug :lol:
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Post by GunmetalNeon » Fri Jan 02, 2009 9:02 pm

Lol i would, but i would need 9006 bulbs, because I'm rocking projectors now. :slap:
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Post by esteinmaier » Fri Jan 02, 2009 9:34 pm

Yea, I can't wait until next year. It's gonna be ridiculous.
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Post by TheRandom1 » Fri Jan 02, 2009 9:44 pm

Projectors use H1, stock uses 9007. I bought mine for my projectors, haha.
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Post by GunmetalNeon » Fri Jan 02, 2009 11:38 pm

Wow my buddies first gen had 9006's and 9007's. My bad, but I wouldn't want them for $110 because christmas made me really broke for the next couple weeks
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Post by TheRandom1 » Sat Jan 03, 2009 12:43 am

Alright, suit yourself. I'm open to offers and trades too if you did want them though.
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Post by GunmetalNeon » Sat Jan 03, 2009 1:03 am

What exactly do you need? I have enough parts to build another neon lol
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Post by TheRandom1 » Sat Jan 03, 2009 1:10 am

You have a PM. I don't want to clutter up your thread anymore than we already have.
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Post by yellowpatrol » Sat Jan 03, 2009 7:33 am

Wow man at first I was like :roll: and then you took off the SRT parts and I was like :) and then you put in the magnum motor and I was totally like :D :D :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

Looks like you're on the right track now buddy!
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Post by Danteneon » Sat Jan 03, 2009 8:14 am

Wow, what a roller coaster ride! I like what you have going on now :thumbup:

Big turbo Magnum... =P~
If I could just figure out how to meld the Outback and the Neon into one car...

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Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Sat Jan 03, 2009 10:29 am

He said it's stupid to turbocharge neon's, because they will never be as fast as srt's. It was for $60. (I'm on the right).
What a fag.

Looks like you lost though since you were in the right lane. Or my mind could be playing tricks on me due to the crappy video.

I would like to see 500whp on a 2.0 Mag motor..
I will be following this thread. :D

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Post by GunmetalNeon » Sat Jan 03, 2009 11:05 am

No I won. The cars go past on the right of the camera man. I also don't have blue headlights. If you watch it enough times you will eventually see it and it's actually not a bad video. I was in it until the 1/8 mile then go completely out of it. You can tell, because the open dump isn't screaming. I beat him by a couple buses, because he can't drive lmao. I was in the left lane so Im on the right coming at you.

I didn't mention this in the thread yet for some reason, but I brought the car to the track and babied it out of the hole and ran a 13.4 at 116 mph on 13-14 psi. It had street tires, open diff, a walbro 255 with a stock regulator, and no return line. This year I will be running 1000cc injectors, r/t ernie intake manifold, hopefully some type of limited slip, and maybe an ms2 chip
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Post by ZeroChad » Sat Jan 03, 2009 12:17 pm

Wow, your car has so much history. Good luck making it to the 500hp mark! Maybe someday I'll make it to the club with you too lol.
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