Regular Neon and SRT struts. Ask me again, I dare you.

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Regular Neon and SRT struts. Ask me again, I dare you.

Post by Danteneon » Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:50 am

Jason posted this info back in 2008 and yet we still get hit with this question all the time. The post will show what is different, but I will tell you now that, yes, the assemblies are COMPLETELY INTERCHANGEABLE! No if's, and's, or but's about it.
Diablo0 wrote:Well, here's a little comparison in hopes that it'll answer and show a lot of why it's hard and almost not possible to run SRT wheels w/ SRT sized tires with regular Neon struts. I have an SRT wheel with the original 205/50/17 g-Force T/A tire which is also nearly bald down to the wear indicators. Keep that in mind since with a new tire the tread will be thicker which makes the tire just a little bit taller.

SRT Wheel / Bald SRT sized tire on Neon suspension setup - Notice the very small gap between the tire and lower spring perch. Now, get a new tire which has thicker tread and you're coming very close to, if not rubbing the spring perch.

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Neon sized tire on Neon suspension - I'm using my snow tires since they were sitting right next to me, but either way it's sized correctly for the Neon so the speedo is correct. Notice the huge gap compared to the SRT sized tire:

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I'm pretty sure that strut/knuckle setup that I'm using I took off the car as once piece and they were setup at 0deg camber. If you tried to run any negative camber that would put you even closer to the lower spring perch.

So you see, with SRT sized tires, you're coming damn near close to rubbing or you are rubbing if the tires have more tread.

Now, here is a comparison of front struts...

Left = Neon Front Strut
Right = SRT Front Strut

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Neon Measured from lower spring perch to welded bracket where it attaches to knuckle - 4-13/16"
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SRT Strut from lower spring perch to welded bracket where it attaches to knuckle - 5-1/4"
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A difference of of almost 1/2" where the lower spring perch on the SRT strut is about 1/2" higher on the strut compared to the regular Neon strut.
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Post by JeffM » Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:53 am

:love2: Thank you, John.
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Post by Danteneon » Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:58 am

No prob. I should have done this years ago. I can't think about how many times I used the search button to find Jason's post :lol:
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Post by LilSparkPlug » Sun Jan 15, 2012 9:29 am

Excellent. Now if only you could get them to click on this sticky you will be 100% successful

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Post by Danteneon » Mon Jan 16, 2012 9:02 am

Ah yes. That is the hardest part indeed :(

I added this info to the FAQ as well, but nobody reads those either.
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Post by occasional demons » Mon Jan 16, 2012 9:26 am

We need a program that all noobies, must read all stickies, etc and pass a quiz before they can post. Also if you haven't logged on in 6 months. :rofl:
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Post by C1DoG » Mon Jan 16, 2012 10:48 am

occasional demons wrote:We need a program that all noobies, must read all stickies, etc and pass a quiz before they can post. Also if you haven't logged on in 6 months. :rofl:
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Post by UriahRR » Mon Jan 16, 2012 10:54 am

occasional demons wrote:We need a program that all noobies, must read all stickies, etc and pass a quiz before they can post. Also if you haven't logged on in 6 months. :rofl:
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Post by ThatKevin » Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:28 am

so glad there wasn't a quiz when I joined :rofl:

It would be very useful but a lot of people would probably not join because of it..

What they should have to do is read a thread about searching and reading stickies before posting general questions
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Post by racer12306 » Mon Jan 16, 2012 12:52 pm

LilSparkPlug wrote:Excellent. Now if only you could get them to click on this sticky you will be 100% successful
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Post by INVUJerry » Mon Jan 16, 2012 1:38 pm

Danteneon wrote:Yes, they are completely interchangeable. Ask me again. I dare you...I double dare you motherfucker! Ask me one more god-damn time!
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Post by Danteneon » Mon Jan 16, 2012 2:03 pm

:rofl:

Thanks Jerry :lol:
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Post by occasional demons » Mon Jan 16, 2012 2:41 pm

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ThatKevin wrote:It would be very useful but a lot of people would probably not join because of it..
Yeah, I thought of that too. The crickets would be chirping around here.
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Post by brybry » Tue Mar 13, 2012 3:01 am

well i have SRT wheels on my neon SXT model.. i used my grinder to take away some space off the thing that looks like a plate were my tires used to hit there.
im using 205/50-R17 on my SRT rims. I also used spacers. :thumbup:

now the only problem i have is that when i do a full turn, my driver side wheel hits the cold air intake filter. the right side of the filter is all smooth now hehehe. still works though and i think it wont fall either because i tightened up that clamp good :thumbup:
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Post by ckrock946 » Sat Nov 17, 2012 4:28 pm

I plan on switching over to srt struts from my stock sxt, but will my eibach pro lowering springs still work?
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Post by Arro » Sat Nov 17, 2012 4:45 pm

Non-SRT lowering springs would probably just make you stock SRT ride height. What you lost in height from the shorter non-SRT lowering spring you will lose (some/all) when you go with the SRT's higher spring perch. SRT4 struts were designed with shorter springs and higher perches.
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Post by Canada » Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:18 pm

To answer your question, yes they will still work perfectly fine. However, you will not get as much of a drop from the springs as you do currently.

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Post by 98turboblkneon » Sun Feb 24, 2013 2:20 am

So if i put srt lowering springs on my 02 struts than i would see a bigger drop?
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Post by caustic neon » Wed Dec 18, 2013 8:31 am

CAN I USE MY NEW SRT RIMS WITH GOOD TIRES ON MY 2003 SXT? ITS LOWERED WILL THAT CAUSE ANY ISSUES? :rofl: :twisted:
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Post by Danteneon » Wed Dec 18, 2013 12:03 pm

Thank you for your bump sir :lol:
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Post by caustic neon » Wed Dec 18, 2013 1:00 pm

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Post by Gnuserup » Wed Dec 18, 2013 2:04 pm

give it a try :D

A buddy has a lowered 2001 and used it with SRT-Rims and 205/40 17.
So seems to depend on how much your SXT is lowered and the size of the tires.
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Post by dblsg » Wed Dec 18, 2013 2:27 pm

with a big enough hammer, you can make anything fit!

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the wheels/tires on my sig pic were 225/45/18's with stock neon struts and eibach sportline springs
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