04 SXT goin through changes - check out the trunk

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04 SXT goin through changes - check out the trunk

Post by speed127 » Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:02 pm

SO I guess it's time to start a project log on hear. Have a few of them over on neons.org but since this is my first 2nd gen I guess this is where it should go. First off the car.....Alot done to it... would suggest just at least skimming my log to see whats been done.


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car has second skin throughout the entire thing... no more than 30lbs. Also all speakers are MA Audio Hardcore type including the 4 channel and mono amp. The interesting thing I decided to do was add a CPC. (car personal computer) Am in the proses of installing it and am also carbon fiber warping the dash, shifter and armrest. The pics below are of the 7in touchscreen in the dash. It's being wetsanded so its not real pretty at the moment. Basically decided that since it's an auto and gona be slow anyway, might as well make it as cool as possible.

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Post by a23dranger » Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:35 pm

looking forward to see what you build man.. if its anything like ur old 1gn itll be sick. :rockon:

Guessing the title issues are straighten out now? Ever sell that green 2gn?
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Re: 04 neon tryin to be a little different

Post by sidepipe87 » Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:50 pm

speed127 wrote: black chrome powder coated silverstar rims
nice! those silverstars look fresh!
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Re: 04 neon tryin to be a little different

Post by a23dranger » Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:53 pm

sidepipe87 wrote:
speed127 wrote: black chrome powder coated silverstar rims
nice! those silverstars look fresh!
Dont be hatin on the silver stones lol. lil typo.. his bad your mistake ryan..
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Post by sidepipe87 » Thu Aug 26, 2010 11:03 pm

a23dranger wrote: his bad your mistake ryan..
WUT?

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Post by speed127 » Thu Aug 26, 2010 11:45 pm

gettin flamed already LOL i actually thought they were called silver stars. ANYWAY ya the title issues took me over 2 months to take care of and LOTS of trips from Philly to MD. It was worth it though and YES this one will be SWEET!!!! Still have to come up to that JY by you.

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Post by smiley » Fri Aug 27, 2010 1:05 am

lol

wheels do look good
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Re: 04 neon tryin to be a little different

Post by a23dranger » Fri Aug 27, 2010 1:26 am

sidepipe87 wrote:
a23dranger wrote: his bad your mistake ryan..
WUT?

yeah i speak it and only that.... just being funny.. my buddy always says that when he messes up. hes like, my bad your mistake,. like the saying oh my bad, my mistake. guess its one of those inside things.
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Post by bstc00 » Fri Aug 27, 2010 7:07 am

love the way the rims cam out.

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Post by sidepipe87 » Fri Aug 27, 2010 10:45 am

a23dranger wrote:guess its one of those inside things.
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Post by speed127 » Sun Aug 29, 2010 11:19 am

the center arm rest is done and the others are almost done..... here is a tease I post more pics when everything is done and installed'

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Post by speed127 » Sun Aug 29, 2010 10:18 pm

Well I got everything put in, still waiting on the radio/dvd player so I can mold that into the bottom pocket. ENJOY!!!

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Post by synviper » Sun Aug 29, 2010 11:12 pm

Dang i thought you had the darker interior, thoughs pieces really standout, but they look awesome man nice work. :thumbup:
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Post by a23dranger » Sun Aug 29, 2010 11:42 pm

looking good man
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Post by Ntyvirus1 » Mon Aug 30, 2010 12:33 am

quality looks damn good, cant wait to see the final result.
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Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Mon Aug 30, 2010 2:03 am

Make me one of those armrests..pahhhleeeaaseee. :)
Looks baller man. :thumbup:
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Post by speed127 » Sun Dec 05, 2010 5:55 pm

haven't updated in a while but I LOVE LED's and will be pretty much be doing all my lights in LED's. Hear is a starter pic of my fog lights. these are not some cheap pepboys lights eather, but each side has 5, 1watt leds. the same that Audi, BWM ect have. Will post pics of them lit probably tomorrow if I get a chance.

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Post by j-king » Sun Dec 05, 2010 8:03 pm

looks good man
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Post by abarguy » Sun Dec 05, 2010 8:34 pm

They look really nice. I can't wait to see the output of these lights.
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Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Sun Dec 05, 2010 9:34 pm

Wow, very good job. Waiting on dusk picts of them lit up.

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Post by racer12306 » Sun Dec 05, 2010 9:36 pm

That's a lot of tire on not a lot of wheel. I'd prefer to have a 7.5" wide wheel under that tire.
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Post by speed127 » Mon Dec 06, 2010 4:04 pm

well when you drive in center city Philly you want as much tire as possible.... besides I also have 17s w/ 205-40-17 tires on them so ya, they look better
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Post by speed127 » Mon Dec 06, 2010 4:22 pm

well its COLD out and I've been working outside all day so I just hooked 1 light up to see how bright they were. Will install them for real this weekend and take some good pics of everything lit up and all but for now hear are some teaser pics. Also these were taken around 3:30 in the afternoon and since they are soooo bright the camera dimmed it all down when it took...? cause it was quite a bit brighter out.

P.S. if anyone has a spare grill piece they want to sell me for cheap let me know.... I hit a pump in the city and out it poped.... :(

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Post by TheRandom1 » Mon Dec 06, 2010 4:28 pm

He means how wide they are. You mean how much sidewall you have.
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Post by speed127 » Mon Dec 06, 2010 4:40 pm

ooo... got it.... I kinda like a fatter tire.... here they are when I got them back form the powder coaters.

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Post by TheRandom1 » Mon Dec 06, 2010 4:42 pm

But with too wide of a tire you have a much better chance of the tire separating from the wheel is where Frank is going. I would have to agree, I think 225s are too wide for Silverstones. You should put them on a wider wheel.
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Post by abarguy » Mon Dec 06, 2010 9:31 pm

The lights look great! Wow!
I need to order some of these for my convertible.

And, about the tires, so, stock is 205's or 205 millimeter wide tread. Do you guys really think that 20 millimeters more, or think about it this way, an extra 10 millimeters bumped out front and back, makes that much difference?
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Post by speed127 » Sun Dec 12, 2010 9:05 pm

I have been working on getting these daytime running lights installed and think they turned out great. Only problem is now my headlights look SOOO bad and yellow that I had to order some 6k HID's

Brackets I had to make

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They are set in pretty far BUT the light is straight foward

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Post by TheRandom1 » Sun Dec 12, 2010 9:06 pm

Looks good, but I would probably have made the brackets differently so the lights sat flush with the front of the grilles.
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Post by speed127 » Sun Dec 12, 2010 9:12 pm

I was going to but then the lights would have been pointing out the sides of the car and not faced forward.... also think it gave it a meaner look with them set in like they are, trust me I went back and forth which way I thought would be better.
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