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My Project **56k Warning**

Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2007 4:59 pm
by DMez
Current Status: Saving Money Fuel Rail arrived, next purchase likely a valve cover

Any comments on something you think i should change or do first are welcome.

1996
Highline Sedan
SOHC
Bone Stock
White Chipping w/ a bit of rust (Unknown if it has gone all the way through)
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General Maintenance has been done including:

Belts (Not the timing belt)
Plug Wires
Plugs
Air Filter
Brake Cleaning


My Plans:
I plan on keeping this my DD, but upgrading it to give it a bit more power but overall a show-car appearance.

Planed Upgrades:
Keeping SOHC!! (Havn't decided if i want to swap from ATX to MTX yet though)

Engine-
Of course, a good cleaning +sea foam
Cold Air Intake (3.0 or preferably Iceman for looks and performance)
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UDP (MPx but pic of Unorthodox racing)
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AMM Intake Manifold
Polished Valve Cover
MSD Ignition Coil
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MSD Ignition System
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NGK Plugs
Decent Wires
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Remove A/C
New Hoses
New Wiring Harness
New PCM (Will have to if i do the MTX swap :P)
Dress-Up kit
MPx Midlength Header
High-Flow Cat
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2.5" Piping
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Dynomax Cat-Back exhaust
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(What else should i add to this list?)
NO TURBO

Exterior:
Diamond Clear Turns
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DEPO Projectors (Chrome)
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APC EL GLO Aero Mirrors (CF)
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APC Euro Tails (CF)
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JSP Carbon Fiber Decklid
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IP2 Carbon Fiber Hood
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Wings West Body-kit
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APC Z3 Fenders
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Fogs
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Window Tints (Black)
Body Painted a High-Gloss dark-orange leaving the CF Trunk and hood


Rims & Tires:

Rim-
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KONIG
Sideways
17X7 5-100 40GBM
Finish: Gloss Black Machined
Black with high gloss shine and machined lip.

Tire-
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Kumho Ecsta AST
High performance grip, handling and all-season traction.
205/40R-17XL 84H BSW


Interior:
Black Headliner
Black Carpeting
Painted Dash/doors to accompany exterior paint
Momo Steering Wheel
New Cluster w/Tach
New Deck
Complete System Overhaul (Dash speakers/doors/rear/ dual 12" subs/ amp(s))
Reupholstered Seats
LED Lit Dash & Cluster


I might be adding more to this list soon as i get my ideas sorted out. As i said before, any and all comments are welcome.[/img],,

Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 11:01 pm
by DMez
Bump for update (pics)

Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 11:05 pm
by APN
Boo to the decklid.

Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 11:07 pm
by DMez
If you had teh picture of what im goin for in your head you wouldnt say boo :P

Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 11:27 pm
by monkeyman9630
the Kumho Ecsta AST are awesome! i love them! very grippy and kept me on the roads during this winter. +1 for kumho!

Posted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 12:31 am
by GingerKidzFTW
I like what your doing. Good mixture of speed and style. I would steer clear of the indy though.

Posted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 7:45 am
by DMez
what would you go for other than the indy?

Posted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 7:51 am
by BlackRT?
Get a amm intake manifold youll be real unhappy with the indy... and dont get a pacesetter do a afx,mpx,TTI longtube header

Posted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 9:31 am
by krat0s
3.0 CAI
Ebay UDP
Port your own Manifold, Gasket match the head on both I and E sides
Get at LEAST a pacesetter or a Magnum Header, the Magnum header is the best bang for the buck. (port match this too)
Dynomax is good, MSD is good

50 dollar paint job
Cheap wheels with them ecstas
Take car of your show needs
Detail it
Take pics

For you to spend the money any other way is just dumb...we're neon owners and we know the cheap routes. What you want is certainly not the cheap route and it's not necessarily the best bang for your buck.

Posted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 9:46 am
by DMez
The wheels are cheap compared to others...$97 or so each.
I do want it to be a show car as well as a daily driver, so a 3.0 doesn't really fill my needs as far as appearence though i will be using one untill i can afford to get a better looking intake.

I'm not a fan of e-bay and never will be so thats most likely not an option for me.

Posted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 10:27 am
by Stags
Don't bother with the high flow cat, since you live in WI just eliminate it or keep the stock one. And go with an AMM Intake Manifold. The Indy is really only good for turbo cars.

Posted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 10:31 am
by krat0s
DMez wrote:The wheels are cheap compared to others...$97 or so each.
I do want it to be a show car as well as a daily driver, so a 3.0 doesn't really fill my needs as far as appearence though i will be using one untill i can afford to get a better looking intake.

I'm not a fan of e-bay and never will be so thats most likely not an option for me.
SO spend the money on a kirk, or make your own, and get a MPX udp. But as for the other mods, don't waste your money.

Posted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 6:52 pm
by DMez
Stags wrote:Don't bother with the high flow cat, since you live in WI just eliminate it or keep the stock one. And go with an AMM Intake Manifold. The Indy is really only good for turbo cars.
Was goin with teh cat to be safe, cause i dont think i'll be livin in wisconsin in about 3 years....army...

where can i find the amm? i cant even find it on google.

Posted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 7:02 pm
by fusion210
Pleasepleaseplease swap it to the 3.94 final drive mtx trans. Holy world of difference.

AMM manifolds here! http://theneonworld.jconserv.net/viewtopic.php?t=61

All that money on a hood/truck but such a cheap skimpy header. :(

Skip the coil/ignition. Not needed, the only good thing with the ignition would be a two step or timing retard.

Pretty soon AMM might be making longtubes as well!

Every n/a neon needs more pcm action too. Af/x race ftw, mopar is also worth the money. No throttlebody?

Posted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 7:04 pm
by DMez
like i said i'm open to suggestions, but i'm not sure about a longtube header cause of the legality. I move around alot and i want something that is legal in all 50 states.