How to go about swapping your bumper to an SRT bumper...

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Post by lolelectricbluesxt » Tue Jan 30, 2007 9:35 pm

I have one I really will not end up using, but can't find a box big enough for it, so I havnt bothered to make a sale post. I have no idea where to get a box that big. I left the box it came in at the greyhound station :wink:
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Post by bad93ex » Thu Feb 01, 2007 3:21 pm

lolelectricbluesxt wrote:I have one I really will not end up using, but can't find a box big enough for it, so I havnt bothered to make a sale post. I have no idea where to get a box that big. I left the box it came in at the greyhound station :wink:
Go to a body repair shop and I bet you they will have a box big enough for it and it just might be free.

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Post by Mr Josh Zombie » Thu Feb 01, 2007 3:54 pm

remeber, you can also tie the ends intogether, and REALLY get the over-all dimensions down. It doesn't hurt the bumper, just the paint. It's how I've shipped both of my fronts.
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Post by zeRk_RT » Tue Sep 18, 2007 3:53 pm

so u need an srt4 hood to put the srt4 front bumper on a 2001 neon rt? what would it look like if i dont have the hood
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Post by Diablo0 » Tue Sep 18, 2007 3:54 pm

There would be a larger gap between the hood and bumper.

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Post by zeRk_RT » Tue Sep 18, 2007 3:57 pm

really i tought the neon hood was larger than the srt4 one
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Post by Diablo0 » Tue Sep 18, 2007 4:00 pm

No, the SRT extends a little farther down than the regular Neon hood. Width wise they're the same.
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Post by SXT87 » Wed Apr 22, 2009 2:50 pm

I'm actually doing a complete SRT-4 bumpers and rockers swap right now onto my 02 sxt. I have the front bumper on and I have about a 1/2" gap along the top of my bumper where the hood meets. My hood is a carbon fiber hood. I haven't tried it yet, but I was gonna see what happens if i'd unbolt the hood and move it down to adjust it. I'll let you know when I do this if it works or not. I'm still waiting for my headlights to come in.. right now my neon has plastic bags for eyes. :rockon:

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Post by Passt » Wed Apr 22, 2009 5:10 pm

SXT87 wrote:I'm actually doing a complete SRT-4 bumpers and rockers swap right now onto my 02 sxt. I have the front bumper on and I have about a 1/2" gap along the top of my bumper where the hood meets. My hood is a carbon fiber hood. I haven't tried it yet, but I was gonna see what happens if i'd unbolt the hood and move it down to adjust it. I'll let you know when I do this if it works or not. I'm still waiting for my headlights to come in.. right now my neon has plastic bags for eyes. :rockon:
I believe a 1/2 inch gap is normal.
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Post by SXT87 » Wed Apr 22, 2009 9:36 pm

Passt wrote:
SXT87 wrote:I'm actually doing a complete SRT-4 bumpers and rockers swap right now onto my 02 sxt. I have the front bumper on and I have about a 1/2" gap along the top of my bumper where the hood meets. My hood is a carbon fiber hood. I haven't tried it yet, but I was gonna see what happens if i'd unbolt the hood and move it down to adjust it. I'll let you know when I do this if it works or not. I'm still waiting for my headlights to come in.. right now my neon has plastic bags for eyes. :rockon:
I believe a 1/2 inch gap is normal.
I dunno.. i've seen SRTs where the hood lined up exactly with the bumper.. Maybe i wasn't being clear? I'll take some pics.. lol.

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Post by FAC3L3SS » Wed Apr 22, 2009 11:06 pm

try moving your hood latch itself down a bit. its sort of a pain, but with some patience and strength, it can rid of that gap
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Post by 00Neon RCR » Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:40 am

just a tip, i heard you can adjust the latch, maybe dropping it a little bit would close the gap between the top of the bumper and the hood :S.

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Post by Jenni » Thu Feb 18, 2010 4:48 am

yes and then the hood and fender sit not on the same level anymore. :tardbang:

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Post by Neon4Life » Thu Feb 18, 2010 7:19 am

Dee Dee Dee.

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Post by 00Neon RCR » Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:54 am

Worked for me.. but I just seen that the post before mine said the same thing lol, I didn't read all pages just the first one. My bad!


If you have problems with them not sitting on the same level. You know those two rubber tower thingys... screw them out a bit to bring the hood level back up on the sides!Image yourself :D

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Post by heydockyle » Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:23 pm

00Neon RCR wrote:Worked for me.. but I just seen that the post before mine said the same thing lol, I didn't read all pages just the first one. My bad!


If you have problems with them not sitting on the same level. You know those two rubber tower thingys... screw them out a bit to bring the hood level back up on the sides!Image yourself :D
Those little rubber things are used to "adjust" the hood. Not bend the sides up to match the fenders.
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Post by 00Neon RCR » Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:29 pm

heydockyle wrote:
00Neon RCR wrote:Worked for me.. but I just seen that the post before mine said the same thing lol, I didn't read all pages just the first one. My bad!


If you have problems with them not sitting on the same level. You know those two rubber tower thingys... screw them out a bit to bring the hood level back up on the sides!Image yourself :D
Those little rubber things are used to "adjust" the hood. Not bend the sides up to match the fenders.
well i believe since dropping the latch to fill in the gap between the hood and bumper. he was concerned that the hood would not be level with the fenders. so since the latch is solid and secure and lowered it would pull the hood down. then if you counter-act the downforce by raising those rubber things they would have enough force to push the hood up a bit to level it off. Also giving it a nice tight fit. Just a thought, i never tampered with them at all and mine sets nice. Minus the carbon fiber warping in the winter. Did not know that happened but happened on my buddy's srt as well...

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Post by Dylan-00Blue » Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:32 pm

well if the latch is lowered and those are raised its gonna put some serious force on it everytime you close the hood which could end up bending it

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Post by 00Neon RCR » Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:38 pm

Dylan-00Blue wrote:well if the latch is lowered and those are raised its gonna put some serious force on it everytime you close the hood which could end up bending it

how far down do you think you have to lower your latch? its a 1" gap i believe the issue is. You don't want it touching your bumper or you will have rubbing. So dropping the latch a little bit to make the cap say 1/2" or 1/4" and possibly moving the rubber things should not put too much force on it. Those rubber things can only go soo high. Same as on the trunk, I remember when I had my stereo I had to twist the rubber things out soo far that i had to pretty much force my trunk closed and I never bent it :S

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Post by UriahRR » Thu Feb 18, 2010 4:54 pm

Would hood pins remove the gap?
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Post by 00Neon RCR » Thu Feb 18, 2010 4:59 pm

UriahRR wrote:Would hood pins remove the gap?

try it and let us know :D

BUT, I doubt it unless you drill the holes for the pins when the hoods at its lowest point. Don't they come pre-drilled anyways?

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Post by srtminime » Thu Apr 08, 2010 10:56 am

Since I don't think anyone has shown what it actually takes for an '03+ conversion here is what I did (and no the headlights do not need to be switched)...

http://forums.neons.org/viewtopic.php?f ... SRT+Bumper

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Post by UriahRR » Fri Apr 09, 2010 8:01 pm

... ok.


Also, I found out hood pins don't really cut the gap either.
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Post by theColonel » Sat Apr 16, 2011 9:47 am

Can anybody tell me the part number for the "SRT-Design" front bumper ?

I'd like to change my 05 SXT bumper
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Post by Danteneon » Sat Apr 16, 2011 9:52 am

Nobody reads the FAQs :(
quicksilvr wrote:SRT-D Parts
5159092AA - Front fascia
5303594AB - Front air dam
5273673AA - Muffler w/dual chrome tips
5114171AB - Rear fascia w/ dual cut-outs
5303984AA - Rear energy absorber for fascia above
5134116AB - SRT-D hood (same hood as SRT-4)
5152032AA - SRT-D hood insert
82207478 - Rear spoiler
WW98TZZAC - Moulding, side sill rear "right"
WW99TZZAC - Moulding, side sill rear "left"
WW96TZZAC - Moulding, side sill front "right"
WW97TZZAC - Moulding, side sill front "left"
WX36TZZAD - Appliqué, front door "right"
WX37TZZAD - Appliqué, front door "left"
WX38TZZAC - Appliqué, rear door "right"
WX39TZZAC - Appliqué, rear door "left"
If I could just figure out how to meld the Outback and the Neon into one car...

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Post by theColonel » Sat Apr 16, 2011 10:01 am

Danteneon wrote:Nobody reads the FAQs :(
quicksilvr wrote:SRT-D Parts
5159092AA - Front fascia
5303594AB - Front air dam
5273673AA - Muffler w/dual chrome tips
5114171AB - Rear fascia w/ dual cut-outs
5303984AA - Rear energy absorber for fascia above
5134116AB - SRT-D hood (same hood as SRT-4)
5152032AA - SRT-D hood insert
82207478 - Rear spoiler
WW98TZZAC - Moulding, side sill rear "right"
WW99TZZAC - Moulding, side sill rear "left"
WW96TZZAC - Moulding, side sill front "right"
WW97TZZAC - Moulding, side sill front "left"
WX36TZZAD - Appliqué, front door "right"
WX37TZZAD - Appliqué, front door "left"
WX38TZZAC - Appliqué, rear door "right"
WX39TZZAC - Appliqué, rear door "left"
:D thanks Dante
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Post by Danteneon » Sat Apr 16, 2011 10:04 am

It happens :lol:
If I could just figure out how to meld the Outback and the Neon into one car...

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