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I owned a 99 Neon sport and tuned on it all the time before i got my SRT-4. I went to neonsonline.com, and neons.org and a bunch of other sites to learn about them. Some of the mods i did to that neon worked great and where super cheap but labor intensive. (I don't mind cause working on my car is what it is all about) One was to hand port the throtle body on DOHC motors, another was to port the intake runners to match the head. So much fun. I was looking under the hood and at the hood of my srt today and wondered why the scoop narrows and turns down at such a sharp angle. So i pulled it out and looked everything over. Water.... it must be to deflect some of the rain down and away from the turbo. (best guess i have no idea) So i opened it up. Cut and sanded till the air could go straight threw withought turning like a gymnist. I also remember that removing the weather stripping from the back side of the hood or fire wall help keep under hood temps lower. (i live in florida any help with temp is muchhhh better) has this stuff been tried on the srt? if so did it help any? keeping the engine and turbo cooler can only help correct? I am not advicating any of these things be done to any others cars. I am just wondering about the cars thermals. I am getting ready to do the fan mod and 180 thermostat. those are both great mods.
Thanks for the long read and any info opinions would be great.
 

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Don't remove the weatherstripping at the back of the hood, some people that tried it melted the plastic wiper cover/vent. Apparently it's OK for the super hot air from the turbo to go down the firewall and out under the car but NOT OK to force that hot air over plastic parts.
 
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