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    Re: The Neon thread!

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    The only questions is which one?
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    Re: The Neon thread!

    I would, but they still want too much for the SRT4s vs. a PT GT. I'm really thinking about getting a second gen R/T. This will be for a daily driver so I don't need anything fancy.

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    Re: The Neon thread!

    Here is a question for everyone. Are there some stock height springs which are a higher rate than the stock springs for the second gen cars? I ordered up some Koni street struts and would like something slightly stiffer, but everything I see is at least a 1.5" drop.

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    Re: The Neon thread!

    Quote Originally Posted by cordes View Post
    Here is a question for everyone. Are there some stock height springs which are a higher rate than the stock springs for the second gen cars? I ordered up some Koni street struts and would like something slightly stiffer, but everything I see is at least a 1.5" drop.
    You might try stock SRT-4 springs. They should only lower the car slightly.
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    Re: The Neon thread!

    Quote Originally Posted by contraption22 View Post
    You might try stock SRT-4 springs. They should only lower the car slightly.
    Yup, that was a popular upgrade. The spring perches on SRT-4 struts are 3/4" higher than a stock 2nd gen strut, so without measuring the springs, I'd assume it would only lower your car 3/4".
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    Re: The Neon thread!

    Thanks for the suggestion guys. I'm now off to research SRT4 spring rates.

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    Re: The Neon thread!

    Looks like the SRT4 springs will drop the car about 1/2" and are 20lbs stronger. I think we might have a winner. Thanks for the suggestions.

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    Re: The Neon thread!

    Now to find a set. Does anyone know of a place which sells the stock springs?

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    Re: The Neon thread!

    Check facebook groups for partouts.

    Dont push the red button.You hear me?

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    Re: The Neon thread!

    Quote Originally Posted by Vigo View Post
    Check facebook groups for partouts.
    Or have your wife do it I'll forward her some ads if I find any.
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    Re: The Neon thread!

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    Check facebook groups for partouts.
    I don't know if I'd dare sign on to Facebook today. It's typically a wasteland where everybody knows everything about everything, so I can't imagine how bad it is today.
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    Re: The Neon thread!

    I put out a wanted thread for them. I'll let you know what I find.
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    Re: The Neon thread!

    Quote Originally Posted by contraption22 View Post
    I put out a wanted thread for them. I'll let you know what I find.
    Thanks a ton. Let me know as I would like to get this done soon. If I have to pull them again I would be willing to do that though.

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    Re: The Neon thread!

    I have a set of 2g R/T springs Id sell. They dont lower the car at all but are stiffer then stock. I do not know how much. SRT perches are only higher in the rear, front is the same from what I understand.

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    Re: The Neon thread!

    Quote Originally Posted by ShadowFromHell View Post
    I have a set of 2g R/T springs Id sell. They dont lower the car at all but are stiffer then stock. I do not know how much. SRT perches are only higher in the rear, front is the same from what I understand.
    Thanks for the offer. I installed the struts last week and I actually like how it sits right now. Once I do the fronts I'll reevaluate how it sits and rides and let you know if I want something stiffer.

    I need to do the brakes on my 1st gen Neon and I'm thinking that a swap to 11" brakes would be a great thing to do. I need to find a 91+ setup, but that shouldn't be too difficult. Does anyone know if the 24mm MC will bolt right on and function properly?

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    Re: The Neon thread!

    I just ordered up some Koni struts for my 95. Does anyone make a little stiffer spring which won't lower the car at all? That's the last thing this car needs.

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    Re: The Neon thread!

    I thought the SRT-4 perches were higher all around to accommodate the larger wheels?

    Plus (and I could be wrong) that stock 2nd gen springs in a 1st gen would leave it sitting slightly *higher* due to the difference in weight. Anyone confirm?

    If the two things I've said above are true, then a stock set of SRT-4 springs would be what you're looking for.
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    Re: The Neon thread!

    Quote Originally Posted by jonnymopar View Post
    I thought the SRT-4 perches were higher all around to accommodate the larger wheels?

    Plus (and I could be wrong) that stock 2nd gen springs in a 1st gen would leave it sitting slightly *higher* due to the difference in weight. Anyone confirm?

    If the two things I've said above are true, then a stock set of SRT-4 springs would be what you're looking for.
    That does sound promising.

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    Re: The Neon thread!

    My 2002 R/T has 226k miles. I would love to find a base 2002 to swap everything over and not have a sunroof. That roof is heavy

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    Re: The Neon thread!

    Quote Originally Posted by MaineMopar View Post
    My 2002 R/T has 226k miles. I would love to find a base 2002 to swap everything over and not have a sunroof. That roof is heavy

    Sent from my SM-G930R4 using Tapatalk
    Did all of the R/Ts come with the sunroof?

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