Manny's 96 turbo coupe: update 6/24/18

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Re: Manny's 96 turbo coupe: update 6/11/18

Post by thomas_w » Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:46 pm

Glad to see you figured it out and got the neon back to life.
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Re: Manny's 96 turbo coupe: update 6/11/18

Post by Neon4Life » Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:46 pm

Thanks Tom.


I drove the car on its first voyage to work today. She did great. No issues. I love this new clutch plus this 3.55 trans feels great compared to my old 3.94 setup. I didn't even have to go into 5th gear on my way to work.

Now time to do the 500miles break in for the new clutch. So I'm going to be daily driving it as much as I can. I can't wait to see how boost feels with this trans.

Heres some better pictures of my front bumper intercooler setup.

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Re: Manny's 96 turbo coupe: update 6/11/18

Post by JeremyJ » Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:50 am

I think it would look a lot better without the black on the lip. I'd leave the black on the bumper itself, but keep the lip red. The new intercooler looks nice.
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Re: Manny's 96 turbo coupe: update 6/11/18

Post by Neon4Life » Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:00 pm

JeremyJ wrote:I think it would look a lot better without the black on the lip. I'd leave the black on the bumper itself, but keep the lip red. The new intercooler looks nice.
Finally someone said something about that. I've been debating removing the black. It's just old plastidip. I'm sure I could remove it easy. Next time I have actual time in my hands I may just remove it.


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Re: Manny's 96 turbo coupe: update 6/11/18

Post by JeremyJ » Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:02 pm

I fucking hate it when people do that to SRT bumpers. It honestly doesn't look as bad on your car, but I still don't like it. The red lip would look great if it was peeled off.
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Re: Manny's 96 turbo coupe: update 6/11/18

Post by theColonel » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:26 pm

JeremyJ wrote:
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I think it would look a lot better without the black on the lip. I'd leave the black on the bumper itself, but keep the lip red. The new intercooler looks nice.
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Re: Manny's 96 turbo coupe: update 6/11/18

Post by Neon4Life » Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:26 am

Image🤣 Alright. The black on the bumper was something I did like 2 years ago just to see how It would look. Something I always wanted to try just like the front bumper cutout with new intercooler.

But yes it's going to come off possibly as soon as tomorrow. May have some time on my hands before work tomorrow.

Heres an updated engine shot.

There's still little things I'm going to change/clean up. 1 being my overflow bottle which can't be seen in this picture but it's over to the left there. I ordered a brand new stock replacement reservoir and I'll use some heat shielding ( gold tape perhaps) tape to protect it from the turbo heat. Image

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Re: Manny's 96 turbo coupe: update 6/11/18

Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:55 pm

I agree on taking the black off too on the front fascia

Yeah the worse part is breaking in a new clutch. 500 STOP AND GO MILES. Remember that. I would log the miles when I would go into town. Interstate/highway miles didn't count. Seems to take forever haha

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Re: Manny's 96 turbo coupe: update 6/11/18

Post by Neon4Life » Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:51 pm

MyNeonSaysHi wrote:I agree on taking the black off too on the front fascia

Yeah the worse part is breaking in a new clutch. 500 STOP AND GO MILES. Remember that. I would log the miles when I would go into town. Interstate/highway miles didn't count. Seems to take forever haha
That's a good idea about tracking the miles. I'm currently only at 35 miles in one week. There's about a month before I take the 1100ish round trip to Carlisle PA for the show which I doubt I'll even hit 250miles of stop and go by then. Wherever I'm at mileage wise I'll write down before the trip to Carlisle PA.

So far with the new intercooler & hotside pipe being under the engine I'm noticing way cooler engine bay temps even on hot 95* outside days.


I bought a replacement coolant bottle from Amazon and it looks good and fits good. Bought some gold reflective heat tape as well. I've never used the stuff so I hope it works.

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Re: Manny's 96 turbo coupe: update 6/24/18

Post by Neon4Life » Sun Jun 24, 2018 2:27 pm

And I'm back with 1 brand new part. So I've been searching for some stock headlights on ebay recently. Thought I would just buy me a set of bone stock ones because I hate my current Depo projectors. Well to my surprise I came upon a listing for Depo diamonds which have been discontinued for some time now. I thought to my self could this really be true. Maybe it's worded wrong and I'll recieve a stock set. Well I went trough and purchased them. Then they were marked shipped. 3 days later I recieved them and I couldn't be happier. It indeed is the Depo diamonds which should be way better then the Depo projectors.

Heres a picture of the new Depo diamonds and a comparison to the ones I have currently installed.

Hopefully going to install them soon and take some new pictures. I'll be extra careful with this new set. My current depo projectors I stripped the aim adjusters out and the mount bracket broke along time ago. They are junk basically. ImageImage

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