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    BadAss 2.4L Neon or BadAss 2.4L Z ???

    You may have seen my BadAss Neon thread... I have not started the conversion yet, but I am not exactly sold on the idea of building a Neon... maybe cuz I avoid tight packages like L-bodies? Maybe because you could not buy a Neon in 1987? Not sure...

    So here is the poll...

    I'll let you Turbo-Mopar.com enthusists tell me where they think the JE pistoned, Aluminum rodded 2.4L should go...



    In the Neon? Light weight... easy swap...



    Or in the Z? 10pt cage... FAST system already in it...


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    Re: BadAss 2.4L Neon or BadAss 2.4L Z ???

    The Neon isn't an easy swap either.

    Whats the intended use of the Neon?
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    Re: BadAss 2.4L Neon or BadAss 2.4L Z ???

    Definitely the Daytona. The FAST system and the cage are the clincher.
    And I don't think the Neon swap will be any easier.
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    Re: BadAss 2.4L Neon or BadAss 2.4L Z ???

    Ummm duh. ZZZZZZZZeeeeeeeeeeee!

    Neons are for girls!
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    Re: BadAss 2.4L Neon or BadAss 2.4L Z ???

    Voted for the Z!
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    Re: BadAss 2.4L Neon or BadAss 2.4L Z ???

    I know you're an 8v guy for that particular car, but I've got to go with the Z!

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    Wink Re: BadAss 2.4L Neon or BadAss 2.4L Z ???

    Neon. You couldn't buy that motor in 1987 either.
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    Re: BadAss 2.4L Neon or BadAss 2.4L Z ???

    Quote Originally Posted by Pat View Post
    I know you're an 8v guy for that particular car, but I've got to go with the Z!
    Yes, I love the old school 8V, and that is my test car...

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    Re: BadAss 2.4L Neon or BadAss 2.4L Z ???

    its a toss up, if you want to go fast I would go w/ the neon. But then your going to need a cage and MS or similar prop more of a track car.

    I think its pretty close to even on the swap part nepending on what trans you would use in the Z.

    If you want more of a one of a kind car go w/ the Z. If its not going to be an all out drag car that you are going for a specific class then it just depends on what looks better(the Z) and how they ride/feel.

    Whats your Z weigh??

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    Re: BadAss 2.4L Neon or BadAss 2.4L Z ???

    Neon. The z is already setup for an 8v, both mechanically, electrically and tune wise. A cage for the neon is less than $400 for a 8 point bolt in, and MSnS is a cheap ems to replace the neon computer, or if it's an early enough neon it will have the same 60way connector used on a SBEC and you could just repin and run a sbec instead.

    This leaves you with two fast cars for a reasonably investment, and I think you'll find the neon to be a lot more fun to drive than the z.

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    Thumbs up Re: BadAss 2.4L Neon or BadAss 2.4L Z ???

    The Z not a l-body but a Neon ??????

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    Re: BadAss 2.4L Neon or BadAss 2.4L Z ???

    I say the Z. why spend more money making another car ready for speed when you've already got a car that looks sweeet. I love shelby Z's and I always thought neons looked gay from day 1. The SRT4 and the R/T's of 98-99 are the only ones I ever liked. Just my opinion, but its seems like the tonas don't get enough credit and dropping a 2.4 in it will definitely make it one helluva an L body killer.
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    Re: BadAss 2.4L Neon or BadAss 2.4L Z ???

    Put the 2.4 in the Z and the shadow can be the 8v test car. Hell the shadow is already an 8v test car, its testing how long lw rods will last.

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    Re: BadAss 2.4L Neon or BadAss 2.4L Z ???

    Give me the motor in the Z so you have a place for the new one.

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    Re: BadAss 2.4L Neon or BadAss 2.4L Z ???

    i say neon. set it up not only for drag but also for handling as well. a neon with konis, MP X-high springs and large antisways is an amazing handling car.

    people give the neon all kinds of crap but its a much better chassis than any of our td's. much stiffer stock and still crazy light. i cant wait to get my wife something newer and confiscate her neon.

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    Re: BadAss 2.4L Neon or BadAss 2.4L Z ???

    How about if I alter my vote...

    Since you have a thing for the Shadows... Why not put it in one of them? Keep the Daytona 8v.
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    Re: BadAss 2.4L Neon or BadAss 2.4L Z ???

    Even though I got a Neon I voted for the Z.

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    Re: BadAss 2.4L Neon or BadAss 2.4L Z ???

    Why do you even have to ask?
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    Re: BadAss 2.4L Neon or BadAss 2.4L Z ???

    in my car! haha, i think the neon. the zed is allready set up. why wreck a good thing?

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    Re: BadAss 2.4L Neon or BadAss 2.4L Z ???

    Neon = PL body, part P body, part L-body. If a Charger and a Shadow were welded together it would look more like a Daytona than a Neon if you rubbed your eyes really hard and squinted. Thus P+L = G. So based on this logic, I say go with the Daytona, do the math it works out every time.
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