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Im thinking about doing this conversion for a while and especially after seeing matto's car i think it would be awesome. Im thinking all I need is a 03+ front and rear bumpers...stock neon wheels and hood. I'll just take the wing off. Im assuming the tail lamps will be fine? One other thing....would stock neon wheels fit 205 tires? Anyway If anyone has any input or good places to get these parts let me know.
 

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drewsrt said:
Im thinking about doing this conversion for a while and especially after seeing matto's car i think it would be awesome. Im thinking all I need is a 03+ front and rear bumpers...stock neon wheels and hood. I'll just take the wing off. Im assuming the tail lamps will be fine? One other thing....would stock neon wheels fit 205 tires? Anyway If anyone has any input or good places to get these parts let me know.
i think de winging it is cool, but thats going a little too far......imo it would look ugly as.......well, a regular neon....the srt looks sweet as hell stock, why do something like this to it?
 

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lol...i could do it to the extreme with stickers and stuff. But i think ill just keep it lookin like a stock neon. I plan on keeping my srt stuff so when i wanna change back i can.
 

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well the main reason id do it is so it would look like a regular neon. I mean of course the srt looks better but what would be better than beating a 350z or an evo looking like an sxt....going to the local 1/8 mile and running mid 8's on street tires and having the crowd look like :wah?!: I just think it would be really fun and i also get tired of getting reved at from across the street and having people stare and ricers walk up and ask dumbass questions and say stupid stuff. I just want to have a little fun that's all;)
 

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well the main reason id do it is so it would look like a regular neon. I mean of course the srt looks better but what would be better than beating a 350z or an evo looking like an sxt....going to the local 1/8 mile and running mid 8's on street tires and having the crowd look like :wah?!: I just think it would be really fun and i also get tired of getting reved at from across the street and having people stare and ricers walk up and ask dumbass questions and say stupid stuff. I just want to have a little fun that's all;)
haha, yeh thatll be one advantage.....i can imagine the look on some ppls faces after you smoke em, but you do know about the new sxt design with the srt design package.......people that dont know wont be able to tell the diff, and once these cars hit the street, ppl are going to think the srt is some 16 second garbage, because the only ppl that are going to buy the sxt with the srt design package will be wanna be ricers, trying to race ppl, and make OUR cars look bad in the process.........
 

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You will need to do the front end and the hood together or you will get an overlap/gap depending on what you switch. Evidently the SXT front fascia fits without any issues...

Just find a local SXT to switch decklids with.

I have no idea about the wheels/tires.
 

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yea i may just get some steelies or something for rims. I also may just keep the stock decklid but de-wing it. If this goes through I will be posting pics. Any other info is welcome
 

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Why even buy an SRT-4, just buy an SXT and put in a SRT 2.4L engine. narf. Just find a wrecked SRT, there was one for sale on here earlier, buy an 02-03 SXT for like 10k, 2-3k for the SRT4 engine, and there ya go, alrdy have the body.
 

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Definitely keep your stuff. I just went back to stock srt parts and it cost me $1750.

You need 2003 or later fascia, but I think any 2nd gen hood will fit (I know an 02 hood will fit.) Don't do CF because you'll need to massage the bracing under the hood to keep it from hitting the water neck.

You'll need to re-route the fuel line or it'll rub the hood. I just replaced the line and rail with the perrin kit.

I'm sure that teh large fmic will fit as long as it doesn't sit out more than the bumper brace did.

The 15" snowflakes fit on my car, but rub the front calipers on others. I've run tires as large as 205/65-15 witrhout rubbing.

If you remove the side skirts, prepare for hours of fun removing all of the tape that held them on. Also, you'll be left with small holes under the door where they used to be. They aren't noticable unless you get on you knees though. If you don't remove them it looks kinda weird to me.


Whatever people say though, I don't think they are ugly - you can do a lot depending on what you are trying to achieve. These 2 pics are of the same car.... One stock, one not so much.....



 

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Thanks for the input. You guys keep saying neons are ugly and blah blah....well I WANT it to look like a neon just so i can embarass a few people. I may not do it now ONLY because it seems like it's gonna be a bitch to get all the parts and get them painted (if not black). Anyway If i do decide to go through with it ill post pics....ill probably end up trying to make the srt look better anyway. If i do come across some neon parts for a good price I will probably look into buying them.
 

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i drive sxt's pretty often as rental cars... they don't look half bad, i actually LIKED the solar yellow one i got last time (slower than shit tho) but am still undecided on the chrome trim on the fascia... i definitely prefer the sxt wing tho, that's for sure
 

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I have a solar yellow SXT.. I've been wanting to do this conversion for the same reason though.. would be SOOOO Much fun :p
 

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NogaBlitz said:
Well first of all you need to trash the motor....
:hi: I can see you didn't read the thread... at all :clap:
 
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