Thane's Progress Log - The Black Car

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Thane's Progress Log - The Black Car

Post by iThane » Mon Oct 18, 2010 11:13 pm

iThane's 2004 Dodge Neon SXT - MTX SOHC

The Blue Car's Progress Log

Day One:
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To Current Date:
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Log Index:

Post #4: Side Moldings Removed
Post #8: Switched Out Side Markers
Post #11: Front And Rear Lips Ordered
Post #43: Engine Bay's First Bath/ Fuel Rail Cover
Post #51: Side Skirts Arrive
Post #66: First Ever Engine Light
Post #78: Trunk Lid Carpet Installed
Post #94: New Face/ Front And Rear Lips Installed
Post #95: Tinted Tails/Fogs
Post #108: Tucked Engine Wires/Vibrant Stut Bar and SRT Rear Section Added
Post #119: SRT Front Seats Installed
Post #123: Spoiler-less Feeler
Post #133: Pillar Gauges Installed
Post #139: Upgraded Passenger Visor Mirror


Other "unmentioned" updates:
Window Tint (5% back, next lightest in front)
Dual stereo
Headlight Eyelids (vinyls)
Maxxim Maze Rims Wrapped In Dunlop Direzza DZ101's.

Working on:
Mopar Lip Kit (painting the skirts)

Planned Mods:
Lowering Springs
SRT Hood
Retro/Black Housing Headlights
LED Cluster Lighting
Dye Headliner and Pillars Black
Custom Glovebox Carpet and Light/Lock
Depo LED Tail Lights
2.4 SWAP!
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Post by sidepipe87 » Mon Oct 18, 2010 11:41 pm

You can lower it just fine... most of us are running those size tires. They look like 215/45/17 yes? And damn your car looks so much like superdan's did. He had the same wheels and tail lights.
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Post by superdan » Tue Oct 19, 2010 1:06 am

^^^ was just thinking the same thing.

we both put the same tires on the same wheels (well similar wheels lol)

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(ricer tip that came with the car lol)

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Post by iThane » Sat Oct 23, 2010 6:57 pm

still debating lowering my car..

today i finally washed my car, and i figured since it was such a good day i would take the time to pull off my side moldings. i would definitely recommend this to anyone who owns a neon.. best FREE mod ever!

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forgot to take a before picture, but you can still kinda imagine the moldings on the car with the glue still on it.

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ignore the huge dent in the rear door ):



anyways, much much cleaner, i really like the difference.

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shows that it just pulls off on a warm day, and how dirty my car was..

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new front bumper side marker lights coming soon!
in about a month im gonna take my first visit to the junkyard.
wish me luck!
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Post by synviper » Sat Oct 23, 2010 9:03 pm

Wow car looks great man. You should hit up your local dealership and get some px8 (i think thats black) spray paint and color match the front trim on your grill.

A mild drop would be great for this car.
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Post by iThane » Sun Oct 24, 2010 11:12 am

thanks! im tryin' to get my hands on a lip kit.
i really want to drop my car a little but don't the springs cost a little
something like $300?
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Post by Trappy » Sun Oct 24, 2010 1:28 pm

Coming along nicely, man! I should start a log, too, but hardly anything gets done to my car, except the mileage boost mod :rofl:
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Post by iThane » Mon Oct 25, 2010 4:40 pm

front bumper side marker lights installed today!

Did this during an open period today in school, just barely got
them in the mail and wanted to put them on.

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made a how-to for these markers!

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plenty more to come!

EDIT: pictures fixed
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Post by sxxxt » Mon Oct 25, 2010 6:16 pm

i would get some either blacked out headlights or maybe invest in some retros or just aftermarket headlights.. nd b honest those sidemarkers just stand out too much.. with ur blackwheels... imo i say either tint them red or black. nd of course lower that biatch.. 200 bucks and ur car can b slammed well not litterly slammed but a lot lower...

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Post by iThane » Mon Oct 25, 2010 6:22 pm

i've been looking for some headlights, i might just get some stock
one but with a black housing. the side markers might look better tinted,
if i tint my tails and fogs i'll tint the side markers too while im at it.
its gonna take me at least a month and a half to save up for the lowering
kit if i start now. thanks for the comments :]
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Post by iThane » Sat Nov 13, 2010 12:07 am

Just got back from a day in Vegas doing some shopping for my car.
I didn't grab much but i've got a few things coming up!

- fuel rail cover from fusion210
- first wax my car has seen since, who knows?
- purchased a front/back bumper lip kit from the dealer

the lip kit is being sent from detroit and wont be here for another week ):
but when i go to pick it up, im gonna stop by the junkyard to try to
find me some skirts to go with my new lips! i'm also going to add a
home depot lip to the front bumper.

i figured i'll also clean my engine bay while installing the fuel rail cover finally.

pictures will be posted asap.
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Post by superdan » Sat Nov 13, 2010 12:14 am

had those same sidemarkers. Hated them so much lol I think if you lightly tint them they would look a lot better. Get some black housing headlights and tint the tail lights and it will look fresh

and please dont put a HD lip on your mopar lip lol it will look like butt...just sayin
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Post by iThane » Sat Nov 13, 2010 12:31 am

superdan wrote:had those same sidemarkers. Hated them so much lol I think if you lightly tint them they would look a lot better. Get some black housing headlights and tint the tail lights and it will look fresh

and please dont put a HD lip on your mopar lip lol it will look like butt...just sayin
i forgot to check for some tint spray while i was in autozone, but
i'm making a list to prepare me for next time. i definately want to tint
the side markers because the first thing i notice about my car is the damn
side markers.. i might also make an attempt to paint my own headlights
and add some LED strips like LSP while im working on them. and the
reason i was considering the HD lip was because it seemed like a protector
for the lip, and an extra inch lower? but i'll put the lip on first and see how
much i like it.
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Post by superdan » Sat Nov 13, 2010 12:35 am

well the HD lip looks pretty lame on the 03+ bumpers. They are just too round. As for being a protector, idk how much or if any, that you scrape your front bumper but its probably going to get trashed. Really no way around scraping the bottom of the lip. No one can see the bottom anyways
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Post by iThane » Sat Nov 13, 2010 12:39 am

i don't recall ever scraping the ground, and if a bump or dip looks big i take it
at an angle. thats what your suppose to do, right?
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Post by superdan » Sat Nov 13, 2010 12:42 am

yeah thats how i have to take them with the mopar lip...but im on megan coilovers with a ~1 finger gap all the way around. The bottom of my lip is scratched all to hell and my actual bumper is "ripped" from scrapping.
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Post by iThane » Sat Nov 13, 2010 12:45 am

can you just send me a duplicate clone of your car since you've
practically already finished everything i plan on doing? :roll:
i'm keeping my rims though. lol
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Post by superdan » Sat Nov 13, 2010 12:47 am

lolz...you wouldnt want my car and all its issues trust me.

paint your grille trim black also. Might as well since i did to mine lol
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Post by iThane » Sat Nov 13, 2010 12:50 am

hahaha i was actually suppose to get the paint for that today,
but i can't buy spray paint since im only 17. what's 3 months
gonna do to me? everything tag-able is already covered here..

EDIT:

opinion on engine color accents?

f*cked up photo edit but kind of an idea of what i plan to do.
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too much?

i also plan on tucking the wires, and definitely cleaning the bay..
eventually grab an ebay CAI too.
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Post by superdan » Sat Nov 13, 2010 1:00 am

fail lol well in three months i expect the grille trim to be painted black


edit: dont do your bay like that lol...paint all of the yellow caps black. Leave the rad hose black. Get a rt valve cover and paint it red. Or paint your plastic one red. Then paint the letters on your injector cover red. DONE
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Post by iThane » Sat Nov 13, 2010 1:13 am

attempt number 2:

yes?

im glad there has been countless hours spent creating a program like
photoshop with a million editing techniques to enhance photos, so that
i can scribble outside the lines :D

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Post by sidepipe87 » Sat Nov 13, 2010 1:16 am

iThane wrote:can you just send me a duplicate clone of RYAN since HE'S
practically already finished everything i plan on doing? :roll:
i'm keeping my rims though. lol
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Post by superdan » Sat Nov 13, 2010 1:17 am

PM me that picture without your paint scribble on it and i will see what i can come up with lol
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Post by Haganracing » Sat Nov 13, 2010 1:28 am

Clean your engine bay :lol:
occasional demons wrote:So maybe a FuzzyDanteHagan sammich might just beat a FuzzyHagan. :-k
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Post by iThane » Sat Nov 13, 2010 1:32 am

Haganracing wrote:Clean your engine bay :lol:
the sight of my engine bay makes me feel like an abusive owner..
i was trying to get my hands on some degreasing cleaning solution,
but im growing impatient.. sounds like a job for my sister's toothbrush..
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Post by sidepipe87 » Sat Nov 13, 2010 1:33 am

PURPLE POWER!

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Post by Haganracing » Sat Nov 13, 2010 1:34 am

sidepipe87 wrote:PURPLE POWER!
I heard that stuff does great.

I use strait up simple green.
occasional demons wrote:So maybe a FuzzyDanteHagan sammich might just beat a FuzzyHagan. :-k
Danteneon wrote:My advice is to fight those urges and enjoy the fact that you have both X and Y chromosomes. And an SRT. And your hand. You don't need a girl.

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Post by XxWhiteNeonxX » Sat Nov 13, 2010 10:39 am

purple power is the shit man!
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Post by iThane » Tue Nov 30, 2010 11:58 pm

Lip Kit is finally here!! i only bought the front and back at the time,
so hopefully i can find the skirts in black at the junk yard.. if not i guess
its gonna be another wait for the dealer to get me the side skirts.
i would just wear the front and back, but wouldnt i look silly without
the skirts?

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Post by zhneon » Wed Dec 01, 2010 2:02 am

The dealer definitely can't get you mopar skirts. They have been discontinued and sold out for years. The lips might look a little off without skirts but its really your choice. The skirts can be hard to find.
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