Pics of the new DD - 98 R/T - 56k Yes!

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Pics of the new DD - 98 R/T - 56k Yes!

Post by quickcoupe » Fri Mar 09, 2007 6:57 pm

THE SPECS:
- 1998 Dodge Neon R/T coupe ~ Bright White w/ factory dark blue stripes (I don't believe in "de-skunking" an R/T, so the sripes ARE staying)
- 2.0 DOHC (from a 99 R/T) w/ 103k
- 3.94 trans w/ .81 5th gear
-141k on the body
-Factory power option delete car equipped w/ cruise and all other standard R/T options (rear sway, 4-wheel disc, blue squiggle bucket seats, leather wrapped wheel, etc)

THE MODS:
-WAI (cheap, came w/ the car - upgrading to CAI soon)
-55mm TB
-MSD coil pack & wires
-B&M short-throw shifter w/ aftermarket knob & boot
-Blue Boogar Bushings
-Front strut tower brace
-Mopar high rate springs
-Thermal Racing & Development muffler
-Depo Projectors & clear turns
-Depo fogs

*Long tube header, SRT wheels, & Mopar PCM are on their way - will be installing soon :)

THE STORY:
I picked this R/T up locally very cheap to fix up and replace my Plymouth Style as my new daily driver. I have ALWAYS wanted an R/T...especially a coupe w/ this color option (my favorite). We towed it home and replaced the engine (was locked up and had overheated - not sure of whole story) with a lower mileage (103k) DOHC out of a stock black 99 R/T sedan we stumbled across for parts. After several hours, a few late nights in the shop (and a nice bath) he's ready to proudly roam the streets!
:D

THE PICS: (click to enlarge - wanted them to be 56k friendly)

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THE FUTURE:
I plan to keep this R/T mostly stock (after all, it is the DD) but also enjoy to have some mods - nothing to serious - to up the already fun & style these R/T's have! 8)

Let me know what you guys think!
ALWAYS PARTING OUT 1ST GENS ~ LOTS OF PARTS FOR SALE, JUST ASK!
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Red 96 MTX coupe ~ many extras ~ currently undergoing full SRT swap :D
White 98 R/T coupe - new daily driver!
Forest Green 98 Plymouth ATX Style sedan - SOLD

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Post by LH95sohc » Sat Mar 10, 2007 1:38 am

Lookin good! I miss my 98 r/t may she R.I.P..... Where did you pick it up from.
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Post by quickcoupe » Sat Mar 10, 2007 3:48 pm

LH95sohc wrote:Lookin good! I miss my 98 r/t may she R.I.P..... Where did you pick it up from.
I got it from a guy up near Cleveland. He had owned it for a while with the intention of fixing it after the motor locked up but never got around to it, so it actually sat for almost 2 years before he ended up wanting to sell it.
ALWAYS PARTING OUT 1ST GENS ~ LOTS OF PARTS FOR SALE, JUST ASK!
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Red 96 MTX coupe ~ many extras ~ currently undergoing full SRT swap :D
White 98 R/T coupe - new daily driver!
Forest Green 98 Plymouth ATX Style sedan - SOLD

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Post by Skill » Sat Mar 10, 2007 7:55 pm

nice pick man .. white r/t coupes > all neons

but clean that engine bay up now ;)
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Post by LH95sohc » Sun Mar 11, 2007 3:29 am

quickcoupe wrote:
LH95sohc wrote:Lookin good! I miss my 98 r/t may she R.I.P..... Where did you pick it up from.
I got it from a guy up near Cleveland. He had owned it for a while with the intention of fixing it after the motor locked up but never got around to it, so it actually sat for almost 2 years before he ended up wanting to sell it.
That s sweet esp for a daily driver, in one of the pics I see that z24 is still there, has chris even worked on it yet? lol
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Post by Midnight_Rider » Sun Mar 11, 2007 10:52 pm

I really like the seat material. ChryCo had some good ideas with the 1GN interiors.
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Post by quickcoupe » Tue Mar 13, 2007 7:53 am

LH95sohc wrote:That s sweet esp for a daily driver, in one of the pics I see that z24 is still there, has chris even worked on it yet? lol
LOL we have been so busy you have no idea...

That Cavy is one of about 4 cars wating for some work...but it's next in line after the Land Rover. Probably in a month or so. All it needs is a tranny, so it won't be too bad 8)

It's a 99 Z24 5 speed coupe...decent condition and pretty low miles w/ a almost newly rebuilt engine. Sunroof, 5 star rims, etc. KBB is about $4K...we're asking a quick $3500 after it's fixed. Any takers??? :lol:
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Red 96 MTX coupe ~ many extras ~ currently undergoing full SRT swap :D
White 98 R/T coupe - new daily driver!
Forest Green 98 Plymouth ATX Style sedan - SOLD

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Post by LH95sohc » Tue Mar 13, 2007 7:20 pm

yea that thing was up there when my car was gettin worked on, looks like you guys just need to by a big garage with a lift, lol
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Post by Diablo0 » Thu Mar 15, 2007 12:11 am

Thats a great lookin R/T Brittney! Lookin good! Sad to see Phil's old car go though :(
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Post by quickcoupe » Thu Mar 15, 2007 7:17 am

Diablo0 wrote:Thats a great lookin R/T Brittney! Lookin good! Sad to see Phil's old car go though :(
Thanks :)

Phil's car is still close by and I see the girl who bought it every now and then. She seems to be taking care of it, which is good. I wouldn't let it go to anyone who doesn't like neons or would treat it like a piece of junk because that is honestly the nicest stock 1st gen I've ever owned. I loved the Style package 8)

If I could afford to keep 3 cars, I would. But it had to go if I wanted this R/T (which I really did). I do miss it tho.
ALWAYS PARTING OUT 1ST GENS ~ LOTS OF PARTS FOR SALE, JUST ASK!
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Red 96 MTX coupe ~ many extras ~ currently undergoing full SRT swap :D
White 98 R/T coupe - new daily driver!
Forest Green 98 Plymouth ATX Style sedan - SOLD

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Post by Diablo0 » Thu Mar 15, 2007 10:21 pm

:( Thats at least good that she's taking care of it. Next time you get a chance to talk to her maybe mention this site or 1GN :)
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Post by quickcoupe » Fri Mar 16, 2007 5:59 pm

Diablo0 wrote::( Thats at least good that she's taking care of it. Next time you get a chance to talk to her maybe mention this site or 1GN :)
Her boyfriend is "Stock" on neons.org...he has a turbo'd 2.0 DOHC platinum sedan...he posts every now and then. I don't think he's on here or 1gn. He doesn't get on that often and I know she isn't really into that stuff (or so I think) but who knows! :)
ALWAYS PARTING OUT 1ST GENS ~ LOTS OF PARTS FOR SALE, JUST ASK!
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Red 96 MTX coupe ~ many extras ~ currently undergoing full SRT swap :D
White 98 R/T coupe - new daily driver!
Forest Green 98 Plymouth ATX Style sedan - SOLD

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