2003 SRT

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Re: 2003 SRT DD

Post by JeremyJ » Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:34 am

As of January 2020, there will be no emissions testing in Washington, so the catless option won't be an issue. I was thinking the same thing; whichever is cheaper. With the Thermal downpipe being $220, I'm betting the cheaper option is having the current setup modified. After Christmas, I'll call around and get some quotes. I was also eyeing a 3" O2 housing, but the install on that makes me think it's not worth the trouble for the extra ten horses it's supposedly good for.
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Re: 2003 SRT DD

Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Thu Dec 19, 2019 3:08 pm

I had a shop put a 3'' o2 housing when I was stock turbo on my silver SRT-4. It was a huge PITA for him. The lower heatshield was the hardest part he said and what I have read. He modified it to re-use it. A lot of guys just cut it off and don't even run it. I didn't run it when I went Stage 3 with no problems. But I think the extra heat gummed up the oil cooler lines faster over time and might affect the shifter cables. Is it worth doing? I honestly don't think so. You will gain a bit of power up top but that is about it. If I was in your shoes I wouldn't worry about it unless you have an exhaust leak there or something now.

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Re: 2003 SRT DD

Post by occasional demons » Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:20 pm

MyNeonSaysHi wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 3:08 pm
You will gain a bit of power up top but that is about it.

Probably where those "ten horsepower" are gained, at or near the rev limit. If it was 10 ft lbs of torque from say 1800 to 4500 rpm, it would actually be noticeable, and maybe even improve efficiency.


Protecting the shift cables was one of my primary objectives when I fabbed the heat shield for the header on my '99. The other was the field wiring and connector for the "Turbo" alternator, as it is right there, unlike the non turbo alternator.

One of the shift cables was already a little blistered from the PO hacking the exhaust, so I figured it had seen enough abuse.
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Re: 2003 SRT

Post by AdioSS » Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:46 pm

I read your previous build thread last night & this one tonight. In a way this thread makes me glad that I’m not starting with a turbo car.
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Re: 2003 SRT

Post by JeremyJ » Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:38 pm

There is certainly more to go wrong with a turbo car. There are many days I miss the simplicity of my old R/T. Then I drive the car, hit the gas, and forget all about the NA Neon. Boost is really addictive.
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Re: 2003 SRT

Post by occasional demons » Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:51 pm

The SRT in bone stock form, is very reliable. They still had a warranty period to survive through, just like the rest of the cars.

Like anything else, when you begin to push it, there are going to be issues that need to be addressed, or you will get bit.

You just have to be a little more smarter when dealing with forced induction, because it can be much less forgiving than N/A if you mess up. And sometimes shit just happens, even if you did it right, but that goes for anything. But with boost, it can happen in spectacular fashion.
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Re: 2003 SRT

Post by AdioSS » Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:13 am

I do enjoy going fast. That’s why I bought a blower to put in my truck. Kinda funny how my daily driver is a 6.2L V8 powered crew cab long bed 4WD that I want to lower, but my “racecar” is a 2.0L compact car that I want to lift.
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Re: 2003 SRT

Post by occasional demons » Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:29 am

You ain't right.



















You'll fit in just fine. :lol:
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Re: 2003 SRT

Post by AdioSS » Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:36 am

:)
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