PurpleStuff's 2005 NEON SRT-4 *Newest Update Page 7*

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PurpleStuff's 2005 NEON SRT-4 *Newest Update Page 7*

Post by PurpleStuff » Thu Jul 01, 2010 6:06 pm

I've never had a build thread but I said hey why not and decided to make one. Pretty much this thread will be interior, exterior and suspension upgrades. Being a broke college student means no go fast goodies. Less talking more progress


-October 2009-


So I use to have a 92 Civic Hatchback with a B16 in it. I got tired of having constant problems and wanted something newer. I had said to myself that my next car would be tarbo'd. So I went out looking, wrx's were too much for the amount of miles on them so I said hey what about an SRT-4. So I began looking.

None in my area were to my liking until on Halloween I came across a 2005 Dodge Neon SRT-4 at a local Dealership(not car lot). It was perfect. 29k Original miles, 1 owner, kicker sound package, viper seats, sunroof and all stock minus wheels. So I went down and looked at it. After the first drive I fell in love with it. So I found out what payments would be and decided to go for it.

$11,900 out the door and I was excited.
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-December 2009-



Not being able to leave stuff stock I started ordering parts. The first things I bought were a shorty antenna,35% legal window tint and niteshaded tails. After that I couldn't stand the stock ride height and how it sat jacked up more in the rear than the front. So I went a bought a set of D2 RS coilovers.

I had a local shop install the coilovers since I have no tools or place to do it. It started out cheap but the shop raise the prices and took longer than expected. But in the end I was happy with the outcome.
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-January 2010-

Looking for a more agressive look I decided to purchase eyelids. I found a seller on SRTforums and ordered them. After a month of hassle with the seller I finally got them.
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-February 2010-

I ordered a 3inch cat back from ebay and had it installed. Sorry no pics.




-March 2010-

Well it was time for new wheels. I was looking on VRwheels.com and saw the perfect wheels. Work Meister S1 2p 17x7 +40. The price on the website was $1490 shipped. I talked then down to $1190 shipped. I also purchased some Yokohama Advan tires(205/50/17) that were on discount on discounttiredirect.

The wheels came in dirty but after an hour of cleaning they came out great. I installed them and went to take pics the next day.

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-Before-
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-After-
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That same month I made it on iputinwork.com
http://www.iputinwork.com/?p=10148
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-April 2010-


Shortly after having the wheels on I noticed they were hitting the caliper. I decided not to use spacers and just grind a little bit away.
I also purchased and installed a mopar blockoff plate, coldside hard pipe and a 1st gen DSM bov.(No pics sorry)
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-May 2010-

I decided I wanted some new badges and emblems for my neon. So I went on ebay and found a pretty sweet carbon fiber SRT-4 emblem. I purchased that. I also purchased a Billet Technology front emblem.
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-June 2010-

Not much happened in June. Just went to a couple car meets.
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Decided to go wingless for the day when I went to the beach. I liked it but the paint was too messed up on my trunklid to leave it off.
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- July 2010 -

I tinted my 3rd braked light and installed it along with sidemarkers. I also installed my trunklid carpet along with black housing headlights.

-Sidemarkers-
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-3rd Brake Light-
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-Trunklid Carpet-
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- August 2010 -

I picked up a Clarion flip out for pretty cheap so I decided to install it. I also got my wheels powdercoated black and picked up Muteki Neo Chrome open ended.

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- September 2010 -
I got my windshield tinted 50% and picked up Work stickers for my wheels.

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- January 2011 -
Nothing big just some minor things
I picked up some fabric dye to do my headliner. I also bought some yellow fog bulbs, 2.4L decal and some maintenance stuff.
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Post by eastwoodsn352 » Thu Jul 01, 2010 6:10 pm

FIRST! I like so far!
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Post by LilSparkPlug » Thu Jul 01, 2010 8:16 pm

I love your wheels, I've always liked those. Nice work so far what's next?! :)

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Post by DOSneons » Thu Jul 01, 2010 8:24 pm

love it man, find a wingless trunk the car looks great without it
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Post by neonslg09 » Thu Jul 01, 2010 8:33 pm

Your avatar picture is so fucking hot. Looking forward to what you have planned!

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Post by PurpleStuff » Thu Jul 01, 2010 9:12 pm

LilSparkPlug wrote:I love your wheels, I've always liked those. Nice work so far what's next?! :)
I'm waiting for my SXT bezel to come in and I took the advice in my welcome thread and ordered black housing headlights. They should be here Tuesday.

I looked at your lighting thread and I'm probably going to put led bulbs in my dome light, map lights and license plate light.

I'm working all next month and then this fall I'm going to start getting paid so I'll probably do sway bars, endlinks, stage 1 pcm, some sort of fabric on my headliner and pillars, rear strut bar and motor mounts.
DOSneons wrote:love it man, find a wingless trunk the car looks great without it
If I can find a black one cheap I will def buy it

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Post by measy27 » Fri Jul 02, 2010 2:16 am

Damn.. nice ride.. i love the wheels and the stance.. Great job.. Keep it up..
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Post by neonpla » Fri Jul 02, 2010 3:35 am

if you sell those wheels, pm me! looks lovely!!
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Post by hul kogan » Fri Jul 02, 2010 9:24 am

Very nice! Sexy wheels and the drop looks great. Keep up the good work.
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Post by dtjackten » Fri Jul 02, 2010 9:51 am

car looks amazing, on of the only srts that i like with the spoiler..... nice stance and wheels as well....
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Post by heydockyle » Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:29 am

Dam that back wheel is tucked.
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Post by PurpleStuff » Fri Jul 02, 2010 1:25 pm

Thanks for the comments.
neonpla wrote:if you sell those wheels, pm me! looks lovely!!
You will be the first to know.

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Post by Neon4Life » Fri Jul 02, 2010 1:48 pm

its looking sharp.
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Post by PurpleStuff » Fri Jul 02, 2010 3:27 pm

-July 2nd 2010-

Well I did a few things today. I tinted my 3rd braked light and installed it along with sidemarkers. I also installed my trunklid carpet. This weekend I'm probably painting my calipers and checking to see if I have a vaccum leak or if my gauge is going bad.


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Post by srtjesse » Sun Jul 04, 2010 5:56 pm

awesome car those work wheels look sick on it i was going to get these wheels for my car but decided to get some drag 21's i didnt have enough money for works lol
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Post by PurpleStuff » Mon Jul 05, 2010 2:01 am

srtjesse wrote:awesome car those work wheels look sick on it i was going to get these wheels for my car but decided to get some drag 21's i didnt have enough money for works lol

lol I was debating not to get them because I really didn't need to spend the money. But I thought if I'm going to buy wheels get the ones I want the first time.

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Post by srtjesse » Mon Jul 05, 2010 3:47 am

well sir you made the correct choice and i applaud you for it you have one of the cleanest looking srts ive seen
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Post by LilSparkPlug » Mon Jul 05, 2010 1:19 pm

Are your calipers staying red? Looks good :)

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Post by PurpleStuff » Mon Jul 05, 2010 4:46 pm

LilSparkPlug wrote:Are your calipers staying red? Looks good :)
I went with black.

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Post by LowNSlow » Mon Jul 05, 2010 6:15 pm

Car looks good...

Works look awesome on it.


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Post by 1972demon » Mon Jul 05, 2010 6:52 pm

love the wheels , i was looking at a set of 16x8 for my nyg.

stance is nice
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Post by PurpleStuff » Tue Jul 06, 2010 7:31 pm

LowNSlow wrote:Car looks good...

Works look awesome on it.


Stage 1 seems pointless... get a DSP instead.
All I need is the pcm and I've seen it go for $100-$200. Idk really about if I'm going to do that or not. Trying to do suspension stuff before anything else.


1972demon wrote:love the wheels , i was looking at a set of 16x8 for my nyg.

stance is nice
Thanks. I need to work on it a little more to get all the camber the same and height even. But I'm pretty busy this month.





-July 6th 2010-

Well I took the advice I got and ordered black housings. They came in today and I installed them after work. I like them a lot better than the OEM ones. I'm getting some 3m tape tomorrow so I can install my eyelids on them.(Pics kinda hard to see the black since the lens are so shiny)
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Post by slaw » Tue Jul 06, 2010 8:25 pm

nice! i was going to suggest some sort of upgrade for the headlights, maybe retros but the black housings look good!
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Post by PurpleStuff » Tue Jul 06, 2010 8:54 pm

slaw wrote:nice! i was going to suggest some sort of upgrade for the headlights, maybe retros but the black housings look good!
I was looking at retros but all the ones I saw were like $400+. I couldn't bring myself to spend that much on lights. I was pissed though, right after I ordered these somebody listed retros on SRTforums for $280.

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Post by lilnicko11 » Tue Jul 06, 2010 9:00 pm

yo i love the HONDUH on the back of the car in painters tape :)
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Post by Ntyvirus1 » Tue Jul 06, 2010 9:03 pm

since u already have the headlights, u could always start sourcing parts for a retofit, spread out the cost so it doesn't hit all at once.
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Post by PurpleStuff » Tue Jul 06, 2010 9:16 pm

lilnicko11 wrote:yo i love the HONDUH on the back of the car in painters tape :)
Went to the East Coast Honda Meet and thought it would help me blend in lol
Ntyvirus1 wrote:since u already have the headlights, u could always start sourcing parts for a retofit, spread out the cost so it doesn't hit all at once.
I might do that. My friend has the projectors and bulbs for $100 but there's other things I want at the moment. If I ever do retros I will probably buy the parts when I deploy next year

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Post by PurpleStuff » Wed Jul 07, 2010 7:42 pm

-July 7th 2010-

So I came home after working outside all day to find a package. It was my bezel I had ordered. So I waited for the heat to go down(102 here today) and went outside to install it. I also purchased 3m tape on my way home so I installed my eyelids.


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Post by Haganracing » Wed Jul 07, 2010 7:46 pm

Your car looks awesome man!!! Please tell me you are going to carlisle this weekend
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Post by PurpleStuff » Wed Jul 07, 2010 7:53 pm

Haganracing wrote:Your car looks awesome man!!! Please tell me you are going to carlisle this weekend
I would love to but I have to work =/

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