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BTW, Next Showdown is October 20 in Orlando. So some of you OGs should think about coming to at least 1 before we can't anymore.
3200 miles.... one way.

Little far for me... but thinking about it.
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Started it up today after a fresh build (moved to different pistons). It's a good feeling when you do it all yourself and everything goes together perfect



I wish I had those kinda skills. I don't trust myself to do anything but plugs and oil changes. I can't even get the eyelids on straight lol, so I leave the precision stuff to the pros.
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I'm thinking the only way it would be cheaper than an LSX swap is if you did the fabbing yourself. They got kits to swap LSX's into just about anything. And junkyard options are plentiful, if you don't mind which version you get.
2200 for mounts and a driveshaft, add a t56, find a good ls, an ls standalone, then source a correct BMW diff to hold the power. Probably need tunnel work, obviously a full custom exhaust as the car was never designed for a v engine and what that entails.

Now an e36, ls or built s52.
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3200 miles.... one way.

Little far for me... but thinking about it.
If Tim could come 2-3 times from Alaska to the lower 48 for some of the old annual meets, you guys have No excuse.
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Started it up today after a fresh build (moved to different pistons). It's a good feeling when you do it all yourself and everything goes together perfect



I wish I had those kinda skills. I don't trust myself to do anything but plugs and oil changes. I can't even get the eyelids on straight lol, so I leave the precision stuff to the pros.
It's not that complicated to be honest. I just follow the directions in the factory service manual. Biggest hurdle is buying all the tools
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3200 miles.... one way.

Little far for me... but thinking about it.
If Tim could come 2-3 times from Alaska to the lower 48 for some of the old annual meets, you guys have No excuse.<img src="https://www.srtforums.com/forums/images/SRTforums_2014/smilies/tango_face_smile.png" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" /><img src="https://www.srtforums.com/forums/images/SRTforums_2014/smilies/tango_face_wink.png" border="0" alt="" title="Wink" class="inlineimg" /><img src="https://www.srtforums.com/forums/images/SRTforums_2014/smilies/tango_face_crying.png" border="0" alt="" title="Crying" class="inlineimg" /><img src="https://www.srtforums.com/forums/images/SRTforums_2014/smilies/tango_face_grin.png" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" />
I did 400 in the last 2 days trying to get my 02 and cat to complete for smog... it's still flashing 10 times turned over not running. It can make it!
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I hit 170,000 miles today...APRIL FOOLS it's 170,042, oh yea and my passenger side raceland ultimo coilover with 500 or so miles on the new suspension bottomed out over a 5mph speed bump while I was taking my daughter to the park #srt4lyfe . Shoulda saved the money for the bc's or some kw's heck even emusas were the same price and made in the same place as meghans and bcs lol, now every little bump or incline gives a nice clunk. Let's see how easy this "limited lifetime warranty" business will be. In the meantime I don't want to risk any transmission or drive shaft damage driving it like that, oh and I might have pneumonia yaay me. Ok enough bad news, my new turbo is getting here today and I have an fm wastegate ready and waiting for that, then it's rescale and boost by gear time, heh you're excited? Feel these nipples XD
turns out it wasn't the racelands making the clunk noise I thought was bottoming out. Both my front lca bushings are torn and thats whats clunking. So now I gotta choose stock, solid mpx or solid dcr lca's. Mpx wants 400 and dcr wants 550 and a pair of stock is 250? What do you guys think?
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turns out it wasn't the racelands making the clunk noise I thought was bottoming out. Both my front lca bushings are torn and thats whats clunking. So now I gotta choose stock, solid mpx or solid dcr lca's. Mpx wants 400 and dcr wants 550 and a pair of stock is 250? What do you guys think?
Isn't the LCA less expensive on RockAuto and they come with the Moog bushings?
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turns out it wasn't the racelands making the clunk noise I thought was bottoming out. Both my front lca bushings are torn and thats whats clunking. So now I gotta choose stock, solid mpx or solid dcr lca's. Mpx wants 400 and dcr wants 550 and a pair of stock is 250? What do you guys think?
I went with the Modern Performance front LCA's with the Prothane bushings and sold my RealTune solids without ever installing them.
I went with MOPAR rear LCA's (all 4) because my MannyZ rear LCA heim joints were frozen (I should have used antisieze - steel and aluminium corrode together).
Totally happy with the result; she's back on rails again and no shimmy at 80mph.
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turns out it wasn't the racelands making the clunk noise I thought was bottoming out. Both my front lca bushings are torn and thats whats clunking. So now I gotta choose stock, solid mpx or solid dcr lca's. Mpx wants 400 and dcr wants 550 and a pair of stock is 250? What do you guys think?
Isn't the LCA less expensive on RockAuto and they come with the Moog bushings?
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turns out it wasn't the racelands making the clunk noise I thought was bottoming out. Both my front lca bushings are torn and thats whats clunking. So now I gotta choose stock, solid mpx or solid dcr lca's. Mpx wants 400 and dcr wants 550 and a pair of stock is 250? What do you guys think?
I went with the Modern Performance front LCA's with the Prothane bushings and sold my RealTune solids without ever installing them.
I went with MOPAR rear LCA's (all 4) because my MannyZ rear LCA heim joints were frozen (I should have used antisieze - steel and aluminium corrode together).
Totally happy with the result; she's back on rails again and no shimmy at 80mph.
@Hybrid Yes, but I was reading the actual mopar lca are a little bit thicker metal than the moog. Also read that its the same lca for neon-acr's, so I'm gonna lean on the safe side and grab a moderb pair because they start with the mopar on their solid lca they offer.
@Simon thanks, I'll save that extra money and put it towards the fm intercooler and hard pipes. This will be the 3rd time I replace the control arms since I bought the car 7 years ago if the moderns last 4 or 5 years it'll be nice.
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Pcm finally finished 02 and cat cycle. Gonna get my tags now.
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The Modern Performance front LCA's with Prothane alsoo come with new ball joints.
It's a complete replace so you can upgrade you old LCA's for next time or just toss them like I did.

The MOPAR rear LCA's are also a direct swap and even use the OEM bolts.
Unfortunately, I didn't keep the original OEM bolts when I installed the MannyZ's.
And unfortunately also gave the complete OEM rear LCA's away, including bolts, to someone who needed them.
Oh well, you live and learn!

The ride is now firm but totally controlled and the turn-in is great!
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Passed smog on the e85 tune wihout changing anything on the car. The guy was almost gonna give me crap for the thermal exhaust because the high flow cat didnt have a number for carb, but he just gave a look of meh whatever and never said anything about it again. The only thing I can think of being a problem next 2 years from now is new laws or when I have a 3bar map/tip, but everything else is low pro unless you really know what you're looking at.

Well I'm sold on the mpx solids then. They sound good enough for me. The sound is nasty on these broken lcas right now. Keeps getting louder and harsher sounding, so I'm glad I don't have to drive much in the srt now that all the drive cycles are complete.

I need to search some suspension threads for how ya'll guys with really low neons get that low without messing with the inner fender. I heard that's a real structural part of the neon and you lose rigidity when you start bending and cutting there. I was gonna get my fenders rolled and the guy was schooling me on why it's not a good idea on the neon.
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Passed smog on the e85 tune wihout changing anything on the car. The guy was almost gonna give me crap for the thermal exhaust because the high flow cat didnt have a number for carb, but he just gave a look of meh whatever and never said anything about it again. The only thing I can think of being a problem next 2 years from now is new laws or when I have a 3bar map/tip, but everything else is low pro unless you really know what you're looking at.

Well I'm sold on the mpx solids then. They sound good enough for me. The sound is nasty on these broken lcas right now. Keeps getting louder and harsher sounding, so I'm glad I don't have to drive much in the srt now that all the drive cycles are complete.

I need to search some suspension threads for how ya'll guys with really low neons get that low without messing with the inner fender. I heard that's a real structural part of the neon and you lose rigidity when you start bending and cutting there. I was gonna get my fenders rolled and the guy was schooling me on why it's not a good idea on the neon.
Congratulations on passing the test like that!
I am shocked but happy for you.
But they don't put a sniffer on the tailpipe in California anymore.
They just do an underhood visual and then scan the OBD-II port (and Chryslers are weird anyway ...).

It's much harder to hot rod a car in California these days.
Seems ironic since a good bit of the roding craze started here California all those years ago.

Rigidity in the front seemed to suffer greatly when my front crash beam was removed to allow a big FMIC install.
But the rigidity was restored when the front crash beam was reinstalled and the stock FMIC was reinstalled.
The Stage 3 FMIC sprayers solved most of the stock FMIC heat soak problem.

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If Tim could come 2-3 times from Alaska to the lower 48 for some of the old annual meets, you guys have No excuse.
I remember; I used to meet up with him and escort him part of the way.

If I couldn't do it when I was young and in a reliable-as-hell-new-SRT4, I likely won't do it in a 15-year old car as an old fart. But I can still dream.
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