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Post by Sxteve » Sat Mar 23, 2013 8:37 pm

Here is a pic of my car, I believe this is shortly after i bought it.
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My first upgrade, if i even should call it that... was tint. it's only 30%.
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Can u see the rust? lol well after I completely did my spring cleaning on my car last year i found this... its such a kick in the nuts.
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The other side.
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So idid the best i could and broke ot the spray paint lol!
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Ohio winters are terrible on a car!
I'm gonna post this and check my post since this is the first time i've ever added photos. More to come soon!
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Post by Midnight_Rider » Sat Mar 23, 2013 8:41 pm

Car cancer is always so sad. Your work does make it look better though.
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Post by ejclide » Sat Mar 23, 2013 10:24 pm

it doesn't look too bad after your fix! Get some sideskirts and you'll never know
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Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Sat Mar 23, 2013 10:40 pm

ejclide wrote:it doesn't look too bad after your fix! Get some sideskirts and you'll never know
This.
Looks good, 30% tint is perfect IMO

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Post by Sxteve » Sun Mar 24, 2013 9:10 am

ejclide wrote:it doesn't look too bad after your fix! Get some sideskirts and you'll never know
I've been looking for side skirts. let me know if you know someone that wants to sell them, or where i can buy them.
Thanks alot for all your comments. I have some more pics to add. When I started working on the car my intention was to have a project log. I just now took the time to get photobucket going lol.
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Post by Sxteve » Sun Mar 24, 2013 1:53 pm

Last Year (or the year before) I bought Tokico blues and Eibach Sportlines from UriahRR. I am very pleased with the transaction, which reminds me... I should probably fill out feedback lol ..Oops! He had to deal with all my annoying questions and e-mails. I feel like i should tip him or something.

I am very fortunate that i have such a good person that lives close to me. This guy is a very giving person and an extraordinarily smart individual. Ohh yeah and I should mention he knows a thing or two about Neons. He came over on short noticed, and helped me install the lowering springs and struts, well actually I kinda helped him. :rofl:
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Just to show a difference here is a before lowing pic and an after.

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Can you see that rust came back again? and in a Bad way! - more to come on that peskey cancer. If I can beat this stuff, I should call this car survivor!
Ohh yeah, I added a new sticker i think my top speed is 123mph now
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Post by Sxteve » Mon Mar 25, 2013 6:05 pm

This year is going to be a big mod year. Starting off this year I used some old components from an old system and added some new stuff. Nothing fancy. Replaced the door speakers and tweeters with some Sony 6 1/2 and tweets and amped. The new pioneer 6X9's in the rear deck are un amped. There is alot more work to do, this was a quick job because i wanted to hear some tunes lol. My factory 6 disc changers crapped out.
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Ii'll get better pics later. It was dark. But this is the junk (and i do mean junk) in the trunk.
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I'd love to think of something better in the trunk. I'd like at least half of it useable, it is still my daily, well... thats untill Bill sells me Casper :twisted:
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Post by Sxteve » Mon Mar 25, 2013 6:23 pm

This week i should be getting a bunch more parts, I am not sure how much time i will have to install them though. I am planning to replace timing belt/water pump Blah Blah Blah(not looking forward to that!) And fix my rocker pannels.
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Post by Sxteve » Wed Mar 27, 2013 6:56 pm

Here is a sneak peak =)
I havent had time to install it yet, but when I do there will be Pics. I am waiting till I THINK winter is pretty much gone... that could be tommorrow. It is Ohio!
There is more in the mail.

Here is a teaser --
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Just got done talking to my exhaust guy, and I'm going with a couple glass packs, and exiting the exhaust in the middle of the back bumper right under the license plate. just playing around with the idea. Nothing concrete. open to sugestions

Another Teaser =P This just came in the mail today.


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And Now for my Divorce thread

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Post by occasional demons » Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:38 pm

Lolz, she's gonna drop an elbow to your nuts. :rofl:

Wheel looks good. Did you paint the inside blue?
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Post by Sxteve » Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:40 am

Nahh, I actually bought it like that. Its not the exact blue, but its close ehough.
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Post by Sxteve » Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:04 pm

Finally got the rims on! I was waiting on some 5mm spacers for the rear. It bothers me that the front wheels are wider than the rear. 5mm isnt alot, but the rear tires are about 1/8 of an inch from the fender. Its as close as I can get without rubbing. I'm so pumped about the rims. They turned out better than I thought. Tomorrow I am doing some exhaust work. Still waiting on parts for the rocker pannels. I'm about to flip... looks like a next weekend project. Maybe my timing belt and water pump can be replaced this weekend?
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Let me know your thoughts on the rims.
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Post by FormerlyREDRT_98 » Fri Mar 29, 2013 8:57 am

Those wheels look great on there!
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Post by slaw » Fri Mar 29, 2013 11:28 am

wow those wheels look fantastic

and if i might put in my two cents for the exhaust.
id go with a 31" glasspack and the srt rear section exhaust. super easy and cheap. ive had it on my car for 4 or so years now. not too loud, not too quiet
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Post by Sxteve » Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:02 pm

Thanks for the thumbs up on the rims! As far as exhaust goes... I already bought a 25 inch GP. Going to summit after work at a couple other things. I hope I can put em on and listen to it before I decide. I'm not running a mufflers. My exit is gonna be duel tips in the center. Ill give a comment and pics later hopefully. Thanks again.
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Post by Arro » Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:54 pm

I like the wheels, but I'm not a fan of how low the rear is.
Drive it like you stole it, and work on it like you married it.
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Post by Sxteve » Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:13 pm

Arro wrote:I like the wheels, but I'm not a fan of how low the rear is.
This is why I love cars. Everyone has a different opinion on everything. The way the rear sits is my favorite part. I value everyone's opinion. good or bad, ultamitly its me who drives it.

On the flip side, i hit up an old junk yard i havent visited in a LONG time and i found this gem.

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2 bucks!

If you know anyone that wants this for their 1gn. I can tell you where the junkyard is in Ohio. lol doubt anyone will travel this far for this thing. In case you cant tell, its a carbon fiber hood.

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I got another part in the mail today. But i still havent even installed my CAI yet HAHA!

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I also got another part in the mail, but it wasnt what i ordered so i think i am gonna try to trade it for some SRT4 side skirts or wImagehatever. Or just sell it on 2gn
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Post by Sxteve » Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:28 pm

slaw wrote:
and if i might put in my two cents for the exhaust.
id go with a 31" glasspack and the srt rear section exhaust. super easy and cheap. ive had it on my car for 4 or so years now. not too loud, not too quiet
I took your advice Slaw. Thank you. I decided on a glass pack. But instead of going with a duel exhaust SRT4 set up, I went this route instead.

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I wish it wasnt sticking out so far but thats my fault. It does Drone a little bit. I do LOVE it though. Might be a hair loud at 4- 5k RPM's If i could find a 10 inch glass pack or something similar I totally add it to the current system. But i highly doubt there is such a thing. Guess i shoulda went with the 31 inch GP lol.
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Post by occasional demons » Sat Mar 30, 2013 12:00 am

One of these will take it down a few notches, but it is pricey.

What you heard today was pretty much silent with one in the midpipe.
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Post by ejclide » Sat Mar 30, 2013 1:07 am

I spy black housing Depo Tails. What do you want?
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Post by Sxteve » Sat Mar 30, 2013 7:06 am

There are several things. Looking for SRT side skirts and or mopar lip. Not sure what it is called but i'm looking for the molded fiberglass fin that mounts on the trunk or a trunk lid with that installed. http://memimage.cardomain.com/ride_imag ... _large.jpg
kinda looks like this w/o carbon fiber.
A getto blaster and a 60mm throttle body also.

One of these will take it down a few notches, but it is pricey.

What you heard today was pretty much silent with one in the midpipe

Thanks again Bill. I'll have to do some measuring to see if it fits.
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Post by FormerlyREDRT_98 » Sat Mar 30, 2013 8:06 am

That's the PVO spoiler
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Post by Sxteve » Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:31 pm

Been kinda busy lately. Painted my brake drum hubs, I got my K&N CAI installed and didnt take a pic yet. Thats another sticker... Top speed is now 128!
Thankfully the weather is starting to break and I think I have a trade worked out for the side skirts. But in the meantime, I bought a trunk lid. (my dumbass forgot to take a picture of it before i started working on it) I'm working on shaving it and patching it. Tomorrow i hope to finish the patch job and hopefully I can at least primer it so I can see how many flaws I have. Here are a couple pictures so far.
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Halfway through sanding I took this pic. After I realized my palm sander took a crap! Yeah I actually hand sanded it!!!!
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Bad pic... sorry. I'll take another tommorrow. First time I've worked with dura-glass ... and yeah .. Note to self; Use gloves Idiot.

Here are a couple things i picked up at the yard when i got my trunk lid.
Someone already painted these blue for me =) lol
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I also got these floor mats, very lame I know, But i got em FREE! not sure what i'm gonna do with them except clean them up.
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My timing belt has gotten put off another couple weeks. On the flip side I should be fixing my rocker pannels this Saturday i bought some sheet metal and some dura-glass obviously =). A bunch of stuff should be shipped in next week... I hope! looking forward to the pillar pods and guages. My next purchace more than likely will be a new paint gun. Looking at an Astro 1.5 or 1.7. Unless there is someone that has better info on guns. Going gravity fed this time.
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Post by gtxtreme19 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:18 pm

Scoop that hood and bring it to my meet for me! Ill cover all your expenses and throw in some extra. For serious
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Post by Sxteve » Thu Apr 04, 2013 3:37 am

I can, i'll take some better pics and make sure its not just a steel hood with a carbon fiber sticker on it. I didn't look at it REAL close.
That is .... if I can fit it in my car =P
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Post by gtxtreme19 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:27 am

It should, I know a 2gn hood will fit in the trunk. I like the way your car is coming along, dig the rims. I need to fix a small patch of rust on my rocker, and I dread the day I have to do it. On a o/t note swtor is way more fun than wow now
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Post by Sxteve » Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:28 am

I play that game too
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Post by gtxtreme19 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:42 am

I decided with MoP that it wasn't something I wanted to play anymore, hell Disney did the same thing with jack black
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Post by Sxteve » Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:05 am

yeah. This was one of the better xpac. .. but yeah LOL to much Kung Fu panda shit. I am on a wow break. I really never play in the spring and summer.
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Post by Sxteve » Fri Apr 05, 2013 5:55 am

The more I hear my exhaust the more I like it. Some may think its loud. But it has good tone IMO.. not ricey at all. Spent all day sanding my trunk and I use some old primer and it ran all over the place! Now I have to sand some more. That should be a lesson to me =P o'll post pics tonight. I should have it on this weekend. Oh, to make matters worse... my rocker panels are delayed another week.
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