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Post by vielecustoms » Sun Feb 18, 2007 8:19 pm

I am looking at a car that may be a acr

what makes a acr diffrent from a normal neon? (sorry if this has been asked)
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Post by Vinny » Sun Feb 18, 2007 9:06 pm

There is no one single way to positively identify an ACR.

- All coupes are DOHC
- All sedans are SOHC
- All have manual transmissions (with .81 5th gear and 3.94 final drive)
- All have 4-wheel disk brakes without ABS
- 95-96 had Arvin struts, 97-99 had Konis adjustable for rebound
- All have a rear sway bar, and a larger 22mm front swaybar
- ACRs without A/C still have
- They should have empty foglight holes, though dealers sometimes added the foglights
- They should not have side moldings, though dealers also sometimes added those


More info: http://faq.neons.org/faq/FAQ_OEM.html#ACR
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Post by philter » Sun Feb 18, 2007 9:43 pm

less sound deadening... especially easy to tell in the difference in weight when closing the doors between acr and non-acr.
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Post by plymouth_neon_1998 » Sun Feb 18, 2007 11:05 pm

The one true method to determine whether a car is an ACR, aside from the few dead giveaways such as a SOHC with an original 3.94 tranny, is to have a dealership run the VIN and print out the options list for the car. ACR was the option code for the competition package, and would appear on there.

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Post by BCoN » Sun Feb 18, 2007 11:17 pm

plymouth_neon_1998 wrote:The one true method to determine whether a car is an ACR, aside from the few dead giveaways such as a SOHC with an original 3.94 tranny, is to have a dealership run the VIN and print out the options list for the car. ACR was the option code for the competition package, and would appear on there.
The dealerships call this a VIP Summary Report. Comes with all dealership maintainance information, build date, delivery date, options list and more. Here is a snapshot of the options list on mine that was printed back in October. Notice the ACR option package on the top right of the Optional Equipment section.

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Post by vielecustoms » Mon Feb 19, 2007 8:13 am

I just had the vin numbers ran on my neons. a big suprise my parts car was originally NYG! some one had a accident had it resprayed the dark green. (I thought that paint looked too damn good for a 95) too bad that car has some bad rot underneath. well I guess it is still good for parts it sucks that it is the 4 dr with the sohc i would've never guessed it was nyg, but peel back the carpet and shure thing barf green!
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Post by CgPeon » Mon Feb 19, 2007 1:39 pm

22Y in the VIN number means its an ACR I been told.
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Post by Vinny » Tue Feb 20, 2007 12:27 am

^^^ That is not 100% reliable from what I have read, and even then only applies to coupes.
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Post by dawm » Thu Feb 22, 2007 11:31 pm

96acr wrote:22Y in the VIN number means its an ACR I been told.
the Y means DOHC

also ACR wasnt a model. it was only an option code. it has been adapted to a model by enthusiasts/owners and then by DCX.

If you went to a dealer back in the day and asked to order a NEON ACR they would have told you no model exists. It was an option code just like cruise and the power bulge hood.

mid 95+ ACRs also have upgraded hubs/bearings.
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Post by NeonDude2.0 » Sun Feb 25, 2007 9:55 pm

just run the vin on neons.org
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Post by plymouth_neon_1998 » Mon Feb 26, 2007 1:47 am

Running the VIN isn't always a sure thing. There's no 100% reliable way to tell ALL ACR's from just the VIN.

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Post by 98DOHCSport » Sat Mar 10, 2007 3:06 pm

call the dealer, ask them to ck the option package on the car. It will come back ACR or not. Simple as that. the 22y vin only holds true to COUPE DOHC cars. A lether wheel on a BASE model car is a good indication also. If it has a DOHC motor and a Manual trans, and s22y in the vin it almost has to be in fact I have never seen one that hansn't been.

Also, drive it. @ 65mph in 5th gear in an ACR and R/T motors your RPM speed will be 2900 to 3k,

In a NonACR or R/T car it will be 2600 due to the .72 5th gear
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