INVUJerry's 98 SOHC coupe

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INVUJerry's 98 SOHC coupe

Post by INVUJerry » Sun Dec 30, 2007 10:11 pm

I figure, I've been here for a while, I'll finally start a project log.

I just sold off my 95 NYG that I was going to scrap anyway, and I bought this sweet 98 Platinum coupe! Very little body damage, and dead stock except for the 3.0 intake tube and my 95-96 Sport rims. I swapped rims from steelies to the sport rims before I even took pics of it!

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I've got all sorts of parts getting lined up for it, and I've got a good game plan. So far I've got an AFX LTH (that needs to be refinished), and a ghetto blaster from Chipdogg.
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Eventually I'm gonna get a 3.94 transmission, PT clutch, Mopar computer, a better set of struts and springs, and a rear sway. I also want to hit at least 170 whp on a stock bottom end, but thats down the road a bit.
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Post by INVUJerry » Sun Jan 06, 2008 8:07 pm

Well today I helped a .org guy (Ghost Neon), and I got a 2gn console! Plans now are to go with 2gn interior. I also cut my shifter down about an inch or so. Boogers will help that thing out badly.
2005 Neon SXT Black - SOLD
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Post by Tyler » Sun Jan 06, 2008 8:24 pm

good luck man. I gonna tell you now though that you will be disapointed once you are done with yor build. I was extremely disapointed compared to how much money/time I put into it.
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Post by INVUJerry » Sun Jan 06, 2008 8:29 pm

You know, thats what I keep hearing. I think when I turn a 13 in my car, I'll be done. Plus, I'm strictly ballin on a budget. I won't put alot of money into this car. Mortgage and shit comes first.
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Post by Tyler » Sun Jan 06, 2008 8:38 pm

I thought the exact same thing and never got to 13, I hate to see people waste there money like I did.
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Post by INVUJerry » Sun Jan 06, 2008 8:53 pm

You never even got to the track with your build!

I have too many people here that are not going to let me not run this car. If anything, I'll do a nice DD build up with the header, and ghetto blaster, and eventually 2.4 swap it. I really do want a mag head and 007 cam though. I will not pay .org prices for the head, I'm gonna wait till one comes up at the yard around here.
2005 Neon SXT Black - SOLD
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Post by Tyler » Sun Jan 06, 2008 9:14 pm

I did in the 1/8 and it ran real bad. 100+degree temp, shitty track and no tune=bad runs!
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Post by INVUJerry » Sun Jan 06, 2008 9:16 pm

Ghey!! I'm gonna make sure to tune my shizzy.
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Post by Tyler » Sun Jan 06, 2008 9:20 pm

I did now, but then it wasnt and runnin real rich with a dohc afxr pcm. Guy that sold it to me lied and said it was sohc....
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Post by INVUJerry » Sun Jan 06, 2008 9:25 pm

I want a DOHC ecu if I can get my hands on one. I might just go with a regular DOHC ecu for now, until I find either a Mopar or AFX. Sucks I can't use my 95 Mopar on my 98.
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Post by Tyler » Mon Jan 07, 2008 10:39 am

not real sure if you want to do the dohc pcm thing. I had real problems when I had that doch afx/r on my car. It would not tune, using my SAFC-II and wideband! After I put my sohc one back in, I could tune it perfectly fine and the car ran 100% better.
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Post by chipdogg » Mon Jan 07, 2008 11:45 am

I think your problem Tyler was that you threw expensive parts at your car hoping it would go alot faster.
'97 black ACR coupe- #3 - Scrappy
'96 black coupe- #4
'97 magenta coupe- #10 - 13.379 @ 101.07 mph
'04 SXT mtx - #45 - GF's DD
'96 ACR
'95 Astro Van
'11 Chevy Express
'02 atx - #48
'98 Intense Blue R/T - #49
'04 SRT-4 - #50
'99 Intense Blue R/T - #51

52 and counting, when will it stop?

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Post by Tyler » Mon Jan 07, 2008 12:21 pm

chipdogg wrote:I think your problem Tyler was that you threw expensive parts at your car hoping it would go alot faster.

maybe, but those parts "should" have made it decently faster...A ported head, decked .030", a Crane #14, Kirk LTH, and AMM intake should have done it, or at least I woulda thought. Im no master mechanic but I think I did the head swap and everything right.
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Post by suave23 » Mon Jan 07, 2008 5:55 pm

The work was definitely done right, your car just didn't want to respond to the mods as well as I expected.

Take my old car for instance, that thing was a factory freak. Basic bolt-ons in a heavily optioned R/T with little to no weight reduction and I was pushing low 9's in the 1/8.
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Post by INVUJerry » Mon Jan 07, 2008 6:16 pm

Eh, my car's feeling pretty good. We'll see how Chip's intake, my long tube, and a computer wake it up.
2005 Neon SXT Black - SOLD
1998 Neon Coupe - SOLD
2004 Neon SRT-4 - 13.9@102
1995 Neon ACR NYG Sedan - 12.5:1 SOHC coming
1996 ACR Sedan - Koni yellows, stock as hell
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