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number four - 1998 R/T coupe

Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 9:49 pm
by Vinny





Just a few quick pics, could definitely use a wash.

The more I drive it, the more I like it. :)

Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 9:53 pm
by spoo76
Looks clean as hell man, took you long enough!
as far as liking it more the more you drive it, always happens when you come back to neons ;)
BTW sell me your door panels lol

Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 10:14 pm
by Vinny
Back? Sheeeit I been driving a '95 SOHC MTX sedan every day for the last four years. I have not been without a 1st gen since early 2001.

BTW, that leather steering wheel is MINT under that cover. :)

Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 11:49 pm
by TiOL
nice find man ! looks really clean :D

Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:59 am
by TNK
stupid work computer is cock-blockin the pics! :evil:

Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 2:07 pm
by suave23
Very nice Vin, sounds like you're really happy with it and that's all that matters.

Now, when will the Konis, Depos, and Slipstreams find their way on?

Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 5:48 pm
by Vinny
Slipstreams are long sold off, but the Konis/Eibachs and rear swaybar (MP 22mm) will prob go on Monday. Depos I'm not worried about, the OEM ones on the car are only two years old and still look pretty decent. Maddog shifter and boogers may go in tonite. Eventually the stripes will be removed and wheels painted some sort of bronze or something, maybe in the spring.

Gotta figure out what I'm gonna do for a radio. I'm thinking a new Pioneer, and I have a plan devised to where it will look like a stock am/fm when the car is parked. I might even put a small sub in it, I haven't had any bass in years.

I'm gonna order some lock actuators, it has a Viper alarm but no power locks.

Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 10:19 pm
by mahifish
i't already looks like you have some aftermarket speakers in there. Throw a really nice 10" sub in there and youll be happy! Nice car btw

Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:36 pm
by Vinny
I have a bunch of car audio gear, not sure what of it I will end up using, if any. I'm gonna make a post in the audio section maybe, see if anyone on here has more current car audio knowledge than myself.

It's already apart. :) Got the stock shifter out, Maddog and boogers are going in tomorrow.

Posted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 9:18 am
by XanoKais
call me crazy, but I swear by Pioneer. pioneer head unit paired with pioneer speakers == good sounding no matter what. It sounds great and is well under the price of other speaker brands.

I ran across a bit of a diamond in the rough. VR3 Elite 5.25" speakers. Woven carbon fiber. WalMart special for 24 dollars. They work almost as well as your average 75-100 dollar pair of speakers. Try em out, worse comes to worst, your only out 24 dollars, so its not like your losing a HUGE amount of money if you dont like em.

Posted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 12:17 pm
by Vinny
Yeah I like Pioneer head units best too, they seem to last longer than anything else.

Door speakers are Kenwood, not sure about the 6x9s or dash tweeters. Head unit is a POS Blaupunkt.

Sounds like a good deal on those speakers, but I have a feeling these Kenwoods will stay. I have MB Quart seperates too, but when I had them in my ACR they ran off the (Pioneer) head unit and it just didn't seem like it had enough guts to push them at all. $50 for the whole set with original box if anyone wants them.

Posted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 10:27 pm
by mahifish
I swear by pioneer too. I had a Pioneer headunit, 6x9's,6.5" circles, and tweeters. Sounded amazing. I then put a set of 10" audiobahns in there and it sealed the deal. I dont think I could of asked for any better sound.

Posted: Sun Sep 06, 2009 12:58 pm
by robert 'bob' paulson
congrats on a very nice find Vinny.

edit: interested in a LTH?

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 4:27 am
by TNK
Nice score Vinny. I like it!

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 5:58 pm
by Vinny
This thing is so damn comfy compared to all the other Neons I've owned. The RT/Sport seats (my ACR had highline seats when i bought it) are so much nicer on your back on long trips, and the car has brand new strut/spring assemblies with not enough dampening that smooths it out a lot. I kinda almost don't want to put my Konis on it.

I put almost 1000 miles on the car in the first 5 days I had it.