The big nut in the middle is attached with green locktite, which allows the whole rod to turn, giving me ~1/2" travel. up or down. the only wild card is how strong rivnuts are. if they fail, I can just install a blind nut in it's place.NICE!!! Assuming that big nut allows for a lot of travel to adjust?
Neons are a bitch to get the air out of. level surfaces are required. but have you checked the relay?I replaced the thermostat last week but the car started overheating again today.
Oh, I see now. New fans ordered and arriving tomorrow.
they come out of a standard neon, i dont think you need new B pillar stuff..Also, I'm back to considering figuring out if I can do a sunroof delete for my car. I wonder where I would pick up the appropriate headliner, filler panel and how it would be attached and sealed to the roof. It's about the only regret that I have, and not getting a non sunroof version, simply because I fit better in the car especially with the helmet on. Looking at it, do I need to replace the b-pillar covers if I were to change the headliner?
wow, those dont look right hahahahah..Got a call, tires came in today. Took the car in at 3pm to get the tires put on, got it back at 4:30.
So, I must admit, because i had a bad experience with this shop about 5 or 6 years ago, I marked my valve stems, thinking they'd short me by keeping the same ones on.
Nope, they replaced them all around. And the guy that worked with me was actually a pretty decent guy. He was like "I didn't think any decent Neons were left, much less SRT4s, that is a really well taken care of car", then proceeded to make sure I knew the wheels have a few light scratches here and there, I suppose because he was scared I'd claim they did it LOL.
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A different guy drove the car out, likely the installer, so I went out to look at my valve stems (heh heh, because, of course I did), and he got out "Is that a stock clutch?" Nope, stage 3 aftermarket "Oh crap I was going to say, it grabs way different." Then the manager came out and semi-scolded the guy and told him to get back in and get to work, oh well.
It was 768.46 total 152.99 per tire (X4 for 611.96) 22 dollars per for install (88 total), stupid state tire tax at a dollar a tire (4), used tire disposal (3X4 for 12 bucks) along with tax to get the total. The drive home was quiet, but it will take a few more miles to get a feel for the tires. They seem to have a little more roll to them but I know a new tire needs to be broken in a little bit before you can really see how they perform.
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I can't get used to how this looks quite yet... so odd to see somewhat "normal" looking tires on her. These tires seem just a little wider, with a bit more of a bulge out from the wheel bead itself, which isn't a bad thing, a little more protection against curb rash.
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And... this is it, the last KDW-2 I'll own. It's been a long fun ride, just over 80k miles on 3 sets of them. I had them install this on one of my 2 spare rims I bought for 50 bucks way back in 2007. The shop didn't even charge me for mounting/balancing this tire. I am giving some serious thought to cleaning up the rubber really good and then using a lugnut with the chrome cover removed, and a long lag bolt through the middle of the lugnut, and screwing the tire against the wall LOL. hey, maybe even pop the middle cap and turn it into a clock? haha
I'm going to take the car out tonite, because, of course I would. I want to head over to the interstate and up to one of the cloverleaf exits and just start doing a few figure 8's to get a feel for the tires. More to come.
I don't know if you could see the video, but the driver's side fan is physically broken. Just flopping around loose in the shroud. LolNeons are a bitch to get the air out of. level surfaces are required. but have you checked the relay?
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PFFFFFFT... so far they seem pretty good.wow, those dont look right hahahahah..
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Is it true the Falken rt660 are a little wider than usual? Say the 235/40 in the 660 are wider than a different tire that’s 235/40 as well?I can report that the falcon rt660 tires in 225/45 r17 size running on a 7.5" wheel are fucking amazing. Some of it might go down to the fact that the wheels are a set of SSR comp c and that the shop that installed them listened and set them up with the yellow dots at the valve stems. Three of the tires have quarter of an ounce total weight and one has no weight at all to be balanced. The shop also did a fantastic job on the alignment, which some will find surprising considering it's Firestone and I have the lifetime alignment program for this car. I can tell you right now that at speeds in excess of 110 miles an hour the car is Rock solid, insanely stable, and sticky like you wouldn't believe. Now I just need to do a little touch-up maintenance, as it's breaking up a bit under boost. Also I switched off of the boost box control for the time being to make drivability a bit more enjoyable. I am however missing the 26 PSI setting over the 19th the stock computer seems to be staying at.