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Old 05-16-2010, 01:15 PM   #1
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Question Hey I have a 04 neon and I want to increase its performance

Im 17 years old and will be 18 in a few days I just got this black 2004 dodge neon automatic (sxt ? I think i dont know).


But can you guys tell me where to start (Oh yea I work at a factory so I make about $460 a week.)
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Old 05-17-2010, 07:08 AM   #2
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Re: Hey I have a 04 neon and I want to increase its performance

1.Full exhaust system
2.Turbo
3.chip
4.intake
list keeps going.....start there
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Old 05-17-2010, 08:53 AM   #3
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1.Full exhaust system
2.Turbo
3.chip
4.intake
list keeps going.....start there
There is no "chip" for the neon and if you are suggesting turbo, why would he need an intake?

curtis_boy, unfortunately you have what is called the NGC PCM (Next Generation Computer) on your neon. It pretty much keeps the engine from benefiting (to their full capacity) from small mods such as an intake, exhaust and so on. This doesn't mean you can't mod, but just keep it in mind.

The below link is the best place to buy performance, show and other parts for your neon...
http://www.modernperformance.com/000...3baf223ed75c38
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Old 05-18-2010, 12:31 PM   #4
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Re: Hey I have a 04 neon and I want to increase its performance

ok guys so how about the first performance mod i should buy and I DONT KNOW HOW TO INSTALL THESE THINGS EITHER
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Re: Hey I have a 04 neon and I want to increase its performance

AEM intake, should come with instructions...
http://www.modernperformance.com/int...3baf223ed75c38
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Re: Hey I have a 04 neon and I want to increase its performance

AEM intake, should come with instructions...
http://www.modernperformance.com/int...3baf223ed75c38
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Re: Hey I have a 04 neon and I want to increase its performance

ARE YOU SURE I CAN INSTALL THAT MYSELF I REALLY DONT KNOW NOTHING ABOUT ENGINE WORK.

CHECK THIS GUY'S WORK ON HIS NEON OUT http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2110538/4
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Re: Hey I have a 04 neon and I want to increase its performance

It's a simple install.
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Re: Hey I have a 04 neon and I want to increase its performance

ok I will buy the blue intake next week i see in the installation instructions i have to take a wheel off to install it? seems dificult
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Re: Hey I have a 04 neon and I want to increase its performance

Where did you see that at?
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Re: Hey I have a 04 neon and I want to increase its performance

this is the web page right here http://www.aemintakes.com/search/pro...x?Prod=21-425B then click on installation instructions.

Also why does it say
2003-2005 DODGE Neon SRT-4 L4 2.4L turbo
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Re: Hey I have a 04 neon and I want to increase its performance

That is for the turbo neon called the SRT-4. That is not what you would buy. You need to purchase one for the Non-turbo neon.
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Re: Hey I have a 04 neon and I want to increase its performance

okay now i understand
I also seen somewherethat you need a AEM Cold air intake with bypass valve n r/t sport exhaust is that what that is dude ( sorry about all my questions for my first mod)

also is a K&N Cold air intake better?

edit: http://www.modernperformance.com/000...c-148_199.html should i purchase any of this too cause i got about $500 saved up already

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okay now i understand
I also seen somewherethat you need a AEM Cold air intake with bypass valve n r/t sport exhaust is that what that is dude ( sorry about all my questions for my first mod)
The bypass valve is in case the intake sucks up water, it won't let it into the engine basically. Not a huge concern.

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also is a K&N Cold air intake better?
No, the AEM is the best one for the 2nd gen neon.

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edit: http://www.modernperformance.com/000...c-148_199.html should i purchase any of this too cause i got about $500 saved up already
The pacesetter header is a great addition for the SOHC engine (what you have), but it isn't a simple install. It can be done by yourself, but you may need to set a weekend aside to do it.

Don't worry about the rest of the exhaust as it is fine. If you want to go for looks, try and find a used 2nd gen R/T or ACR muffler. It has the dual tips and looks nice. Simple bolt on for 2nd gen neons.
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Old 05-21-2010, 02:42 AM   #15
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Re: Hey I have a 04 neon and I want to increase its performance

http://www.autoanything.com/exhausts...A3570A0A0.aspx

Is this a perfomance exhaust header (whats the diference in muffllers, exhaust perfoamnce systems and headers?

http://www.sparktecmotorsports.com/ur-020110302-2.html
what about this too also is it legal

http://www.sparktecmotorsports.com/d...t-headers.html

what about these

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