R/Tjoe progress log

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Post by R/Tjoe » Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:09 pm

I finally got a decent camera so i figure its time to start up a progress thread. Progress may be slow at times but i will try my best to keep a consistent flow of pictures. I stared out with a bone stock 2004 neon R/T. Some mods that i have done up to this point include:

Aftermarket SRT catback:

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Drilled and Slotted rotors:

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A little hard to see here

Smoked tails:

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Tails removed

4 coats of VHT:

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Third break light:

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Both finished:

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and the finished product:

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And soon to come will be pictures of the interior. I did the headliner and some other interior pieces. I am pretty much done, just need to get some pictures!

Anyways, i hope everyone enjoys. Any feedback is appreciated!
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Post by Danteneon » Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:13 pm

A nice start for sure. Keep it up :thumbup:
If I could just figure out how to meld the Outback and the Neon into one car...

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Post by slaw » Thu Jun 23, 2011 1:32 pm

looks pretty good, keep up the good work
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Post by UriahRR » Thu Jun 23, 2011 5:49 pm

Nice! You notice any added brake pad fade or at least any added braking ability with those rotors? And is that exhaust quiet as hell on your car or is it just my car that it is super quiet on and only really flows out of the passenger side?

Very nice start. :thumbup:
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Post by iThane » Thu Jun 23, 2011 5:52 pm

if you ever plan on replacing your rims, i call dibs...

nice progress so far, i love how the tails turned out!
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Post by R/Tjoe » Thu Jun 23, 2011 6:21 pm

UriahRR wrote:Nice! You notice any added brake pad fade or at least any added braking ability with those rotors? And is that exhaust quiet as hell on your car or is it just my car that it is super quiet on and only really flows out of the passenger side?

Very nice start. :thumbup:
i have not really noticed much difference in braking, they do brake well though. my old breaks were starting to shake so i decided to grab these cause they wernt much more then regular pads and rotors. As for the exhaust i got it off ebay and love it. it is not too loud but i definitely would not say its quiet and i believe it flows through on both sides.
iThane wrote:if you ever plan on replacing your rims, i call dibs...
yes i do plan on eventually getting new wheels. I do not have the funds at the moment to get what i want, but will definitely be posting them up on here when i do.

Thanks everyone for the posotive feedback!
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Post by R/Tjoe » Thu Jul 07, 2011 3:13 pm

I finally got a few pictures of the interior. i am pretty happy with the way it turned out. im still looking for some pieces. im not real sure if these parts even exist but im looking for some black "o shit bars", black visors and a black sunroof molding. if any one has any info on where i can get these pieces or anyone that has some laying around that they would like to get rid of, i would love to take them off ur hands. here is how it looks right now. let me know what yall think:

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Post by haseebgill12 » Thu Jul 07, 2011 4:10 pm

are they r1 rotors by any chance? and is that just the srt rear section or the full exhaust, if so how did you get it to fit?
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Post by R/Tjoe » Thu Jul 07, 2011 6:24 pm

haseebgill12 wrote:are they r1 rotors by any chance? and is that just the srt rear section or the full exhaust, if so how did you get it to fit?
ya the rotors are from r1 and the exhaust is the full catback for an srt off ebay. the catback bolted right up using the stock hangers.
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Post by haseebgill12 » Thu Jul 07, 2011 6:38 pm

yeah i have the rotors to, they looked familiar :) ahh i didnt know they bolted right up. I take it you have no muffler, i thought they sounded really high pitched on non turbo neons?
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Post by R/Tjoe » Thu Jul 07, 2011 7:08 pm

The one i got doesn't sound bad at all. there is no muffler but there is a big ass resonator lookin thing in the front section of the pipe that gives it a deeper growl then the stock srt exhaust. that is, from the videos that i have seen.
i personally think it sounds great at idle and wot. it also crackles when engine braking, i love it!
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Post by haseebgill12 » Thu Jul 07, 2011 7:46 pm

yeah that would be the resonator. You should def get a sound clip up if you can, most people put stock srt rear sections on their neons so it would be interesting to see how an aftermarket catback would sound :)
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Post by R/Tjoe » Tue Jul 12, 2011 11:24 am

just a little update:

im taking the door molding off and having the mopar front lip shipped out today. Hopefully it will be here within the next couple of days and i can get it on the car by next week.

As for video, im trying to get a good sound clip of the exhaust, i just have to figure the video out on my camera and hopefully ill have something up soon.
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Post by r/tguy02 » Tue Jul 12, 2011 11:46 am

welcome, car looks really good!
your question pertaining to black o shit handles etc... they dont make them, we have to dye the originals black, same goes for the visors and such.
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Post by R/Tjoe » Tue Jul 12, 2011 4:08 pm

r/tguy02 wrote:welcome, car looks really good!
your question pertaining to black o shit handles etc... they dont make them, we have to dye the originals black, same goes for the visors and such.
thanks man! ya i have never seen them in black so i was starting to wonder. i painted the o shit handles and they are more of a rubber material so the paint has stayed a little tacky. is there a certain paint or dye that is best to use on those pieces?
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Post by R/Tjoe » Wed Jul 13, 2011 5:30 pm

as requested... exhaust clip:


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Post by R/Tjoe » Fri Jul 15, 2011 11:14 am

door molding removed. im very pleased with how they came out!


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Post by haseebgill12 » Fri Jul 15, 2011 12:01 pm

nice work, very clean! :)
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Post by R/Tjoe » Mon Jul 18, 2011 5:58 pm

front lip put on today:

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bumper off:

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and after:

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o and i also smoked the corners too...

next thing on the list is to clean up the engine bay a bit. probably gonna get an ebay intake and throw some paint on the valve cover and IM. here is a picture of how it looks now:


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needs some work!
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Post by R/Tjoe » Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:04 pm

Is been a while since i have updated so here goes...

Some things that i have done:

I Painted the trunk lid. didnt really turn out as good as i was hoping but still looks pretty good in my opinion. Kinda had some trouble doing the clear and didnt turn out as glossy as i would have liked.

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Also did the black housing headlights with the 10000k HID bulbs and color matched eyelids. I havnt ever really been a huge fan of the lids but they were $10 so i figured, why not!?!?

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I actually like them though. so they will stay for now!

Also did the tinted side markers:

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and the motor mount inserts:

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And last but not least, the maddog STS with booger bushings!!!

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Big thanks to maddog for the great service and product! I recommend this STS to anyone. I love the way the car drives! I also did the fogs with 10000k HIDs and will try to get some night photos of them up soon.

That is all for now. let me know what yall think!
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Post by NEON PARABOLA » Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:08 pm

I want to do your car...LOL Seriously, love the plaid and all the exterior upgrades thus far, stick with it!
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Post by Tam » Thu Apr 12, 2012 5:27 pm

Car is looking great so far! Now you need to lower it. :)

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Post by R/Tjoe » Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:01 pm

ya i know! thats the next big purchase ill be making. im looking at doing the bc coils, just need to save up!
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Post by ThatKevin » Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:01 pm

LOVE it! :thumbup:
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Post by sxxxt » Sat Apr 14, 2012 12:24 am

Love the sts.. Car is lookin sweet... I have a mopar rear bumper Forsale if ur interested...

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Post by R/Tjoe » Mon Apr 16, 2012 12:49 pm

sxxxt wrote:Love the sts.. Car is lookin sweet... I have a mopar rear bumper Forsale if ur interested...
thanks guys!

By mopar rear bumper do you mean srt bumper or a regular bumper with mopar lip???
I am actually looking to put an srt rear bumper on it. The exhaust i have fits the srt cutouts so that the route id like to go.
the way it is now is pretty ugly but it doesnt bother me too much. Im just waiting for a deal to pop up. im not looking to spend an arm and a leg to get one but i do check CL, ebay, and here every once in a while to see if one turns up for a reasonable price.
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Post by speed127 » Fri May 25, 2012 8:02 am

ya the one thing i'm not digging is the rear bumper/exhaust tips... other than the :thumbup: And as far as the black stripe on the back, why not try vinyl.... it'll be alot more gossy
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Post by neonr/t » Fri Jun 27, 2014 12:47 am

which engine mounts are those? are they any good?

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Post by FAC3L3SS » Fri Jun 27, 2014 7:47 am

neonr/t wrote:which engine mounts are those? are they any good?
they look like stock mounts with prothane inserts.

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Post by R/Tjoe » Fri Jun 27, 2014 10:52 am

Wow I have not been on here in a while!!

I wish my car still looked this nice!! lol I have neglected it a bit since the photos were taken. The interior needs redone due to sun fade, the clutch is in the early stages of going out, the front lip has been cracked due to the shitty winter we had, and it could probably use a good detailing.

On the up side, I have a brand new stock clutch waiting to go in and the material to get the interior freshened up. I just have to get my lazy ass off the couch and do the work!

But to answer your question, yes they are just the prothane inserts.
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