-REVIVAL- 2005 SRT-4, I'm back :)

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-REVIVAL- 2005 SRT-4, I'm back :)

Post by heyybaker » Wed Feb 15, 2012 5:58 pm

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Welcome to PROJECT POLISH, my project log for my 2005 DODGE NEON SRT-4. This car was purchased on (date to be announced) with 77,447 MILES. In this log I will include beginning specs, current specs, and where I hope to be by the end of my project. I hope you enjoy my project, and all feedback is welcome! Thanks for looking :).
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Post by DodgeEvo » Wed Feb 15, 2012 6:10 pm

Welcome and one of the most artist project logs I've seen here. :lol: But looking good though, and can't wait to see more. :thumbup:
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Post by theColonel » Wed Feb 15, 2012 6:17 pm

Most male Neon owners on this forum give their cars female names.
Most female Neon owners on this forum give their cars male names.

I suggest "Brad" for the car's name :rofl:
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Post by INVUJerry » Wed Feb 15, 2012 6:51 pm

I see you're in Hagerstown. I'm in Pasadena and another user Haganracing lives in Frederick.

Only thing I dont like are the plans for the black hood and projector/halo lights. I say just get a set of black housing headlights are rock them.
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Post by heyybaker » Wed Feb 15, 2012 7:34 pm

DodgeEvo: Thanks! I wish we had HTML abilities, it would look MUCH better :).

theColonel: I was honestly thinking of a female name for it, but also knew that most chicks give their cars male names. Call me a nerd, but I was going to try a good god-themed name.. not as in today's gods, but like a powerful Greek or Roman god.. you know, the ones that kicked butt :D. Not dissing today's religion and gods, I'm catholic :p.

INVUJerry: I'll take a look at them. If they look better, I'd certainly want to do with that. I have the whole car pictured in my head, I wish I could just draw it or something :lol:
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Post by INVUJerry » Wed Feb 15, 2012 7:48 pm

There's a photoshop request section you could post in and ask someone to make something up for you to give you ideas.

Hers what my Srt looks like with the 01 rt bumper, Chrysler grill, carbon hood, and black housing headlights.

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Be sure to make it to Chryslers at Carlisle in July!
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Post by heyybaker » Wed Feb 15, 2012 7:52 pm

INVUJerry wrote:There's a photoshop request section you could post in and ask someone to make something up for you to give you ideas.

Hers what my Srt looks like with the 01 rt bumper, Chrysler grill, carbon hood, and black housing headlights.

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WOW, awesome car :D! It has the bumper I need too haha. I really like how the black housing lights look.. I think you're right, that's what I should do.
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Post by INVUJerry » Wed Feb 15, 2012 7:57 pm

Btw, save yourself a huge headache and get your timing belt/water pump and belt tensioner changed soon if it hasn't already been done.

And thanks, I love the car to death. The sale finalizes soon though :(.
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Post by heyybaker » Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:01 pm

That was the first thing on my list, after some minor things.. like there's a tail light out. I know the engine is an interference engine, so if there's any moderate wearing I'm definitely changing them. As for selling it, I hope you part with it well :(. I don't like Sunfires and I even feel like I'm betraying mine.. but I am sort of dumping it on my dad, rather than selling it. Are you going to buy another/newer Neon?

Here's some names I'm considering:..

POSEIDON: God of the sea and earthquakes. Could calm waves or create terrible storms, and used his powers as fear or punishment 8-[

KRONOS/CRONUS: A titan, father of Zeus.


HYPERION: Titan, father of the lights of the heavens (Eos, Helios, and Selene)
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Post by INVUJerry » Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:08 pm

I'm selling it and getting a 95 neon coupe in a partial trade that's going to be my daily for a while. I've had 2 2gns and 4 1gns so far lol. This will be the first time I've never had a 2gn since 2005 lol.

The sohc motor is definately an interference motor. I've learned the hard way twice lol.
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Post by heyybaker » Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:11 pm

Awesome :thumbup:! It's neat that you have (or you've had) so many. This will be my first Neon, but definitely not my last ;)
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Post by r/tguy02 » Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:29 pm

Poseidon, just my .02
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Post by heyybaker » Thu Feb 16, 2012 12:05 am

r/tguy02 wrote:Poseidon, just my .02
I like that too.. which is why I listed it first :lol: buuut , Kronos still sounds really cool...
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Post by He Hate Me » Thu Feb 16, 2012 12:24 am

That looks like a SRT rear section on there, or is it just me?

Oh yeah, nice lookin R/T, so crazy how most R/Ts remain clean to this day.
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Post by Midnight_Rider » Thu Feb 16, 2012 2:32 am

Great possible car names- tough to choose! :thumbup:
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Post by r/tguy02 » Thu Feb 16, 2012 8:57 am

He Hate Me wrote:That looks like a SRT rear section on there, or is it just me?.
good eye, it is, just look at how it doesnt fit the exhaust cutouts. something else to add to the list, proper r/t exhaust :thumbup:
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Post by heyybaker » Thu Feb 16, 2012 12:58 pm

Is it the exhaust that is not an R/T exhaust or is it the rear bumper? I'll add it to the list :). I wonder if the person before me replaced it on purpose, for looks, or an accident.. hopefully the first option :)
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Post by He Hate Me » Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:01 pm

It's the exhaust, possibly just from your rear axle back, or it might be the whole thing. Some people like a loud exhaust (loud is an understand with a SRT rear section though) The tips are a tad bit more spread on a SRT rear section, as well as bigger tips. It's pretty noticeable difference with a SRT exhaust, they are LOUD!

If you like it keep it, if it's too loud swap it with a R/T exhaust, which are pretty hard to find these days, Magnaflow makes a good dual exit alternative though.
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Post by theColonel » Thu Feb 16, 2012 2:21 pm

He Hate Me wrote:It's the exhaust, possibly just from your rear axle back, or it might be the whole thing. Some people like a loud exhaust (loud is an understatement with a SRT rear section though) The tips are a tad bit more spread on a SRT rear section, as well as bigger tips. It's pretty noticeable difference with a SRT exhaust, they are LOUD!

If you like it keep it, if it's too loud swap it with a R/T exhaust, which are pretty hard to find these days, Magnaflow makes a good dual exit alternative though.
I added a Moroso SpiralFlow muffler to my SRT-4 to quiet it down ... they're relatively inexpensive, but you have to add it into the midpipe (requires cutting & welding).
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Post by NEON PARABOLA » Thu Feb 16, 2012 3:14 pm

heyybaker wrote:
r/tguy02 wrote:Poseidon, just my .02
I like that too.. which is why I listed it first :lol: buuut , Kronos still sounds really cool...
If you've ever had to clock in at a job that used kronos...you would learn to hate that name quickly :P
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Post by Danteneon » Thu Feb 16, 2012 3:40 pm

NEON PARABOLA wrote:If you've ever had to clock in at a job that used kronos...you would learn to hate that name quickly :P
Isn't that the system they use in some chain restaurants?
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Post by NEON PARABOLA » Thu Feb 16, 2012 4:28 pm

as well as home depot
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Post by heyybaker » Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:03 pm

The car is pretty quiet for the exhaust it has.. my dad noticed it was a large exhaust for the car, but I can't say that it's loud at all. So, maybe they already used something to quiet it? Or.. something is wrong with it.. heh.

I just checked our time clock, no Kronos on there, maybe that's why I still like it :p
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Post by DodgeEvo » Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:59 pm

I would choose HYPERION. Goes better with the car being red, its just my two cents.
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Post by heyybaker » Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:34 pm

See, I like all three of them.. because I chose them :lol:. I'll have to drive it a few times and get a feel for it, probably. Hopefully it'll just come to mind and I'll just know.. like an epic movie. But I have issues making decisions so probably not :D
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Post by mjrpaine » Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:54 pm

Not an epic movie ... you will have an epiphany ... lol
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Post by occasional demons » Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:52 pm

If it is quiet, then possibly the PO had SRT tips welded onto an aftermarket dual outlet muffler, or the factory R/T muffler, and they didn't do a good job of getting them in the right place, or the muffler is too wide to get them centered in the cut outs.

Without a good (well lit ) underside pic, it is anyone's guess.

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Post by heyybaker » Thu Feb 16, 2012 8:14 pm

mjrpaine wrote:Not an epic movie ... you will have an epiphany ... lol
That too :lol:
occasional demons wrote:If it is quiet, then possibly the PO had SRT tips welded onto an aftermarket dual outlet muffler, or the factory R/T muffler, and they didn't do a good job of getting them in the right place, or the muffler is too wide to get them centered in the cut outs.

Without a good (well lit ) underside pic, it is anyone's guess.

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This is an SRT rear section:
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Thanks for the reference! I'll look ASAP. I didn't crawl under but my dad did, and although he's a mechanic I know more about a Neons than he does (and I'm not even close to an expert, so this is new and fun for us both :lol:), so all he had to say about it is that it looked like someone put an exhaust on, and that it was long and went "really far back".

It's undergoing axle/power steering rack repairs at the moment, but it should be good to go tomorrow.
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Post by D-Railed_Neon » Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:09 pm

I am excited and jealous of you. Welcome to the forums and show that R/T some love. Can't wait to see what ya do wit it. :thumbup:
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Post by heyybaker » Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:28 pm

D-Railed_Neon wrote:I am excited and jealous of you. Welcome to the forums and show that R/T some love. Can't wait to see what ya do wit it. :thumbup:
No jealousy needed here, all Neon owners have it good ;). But thanks, and I definitely will! I'm looking at new things all the time.
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