Ok, first off my name Eric. I go by the screen name "04 MO NEON
". I am 18, 19 in 5 months and I drive a 2004 dodge neon sxt, with the electric blue paint and a sport appearance package.
Also I'm from Columbia, Mo, home of the MU tigers and pretty much the coolest city in Missouri.
Now for some background information, I bought this car new off the lot when I just turned 16 and new nothing about cars. The only thing I got right was the paint which is freaking sweet. If I had been into cars like I am now I would have probably bought a srt-4 and thought I was hot ****, but looking back on it I'm kind of glad that things turned out the way they did. I got into the sport compact world for the most part b/c my best friends where in it. On has driven a civic pretty much and the other a Toyota supra 89 N/A fully rebuilt. So once I went out and saw what street racing was all about, from that point I was hooked. Plus seeing a twin turbo track ready 600 rwhp rx7 (round style) and a sleeper 450 all whp gallant vr4 race was pretty much the coolest street race I've ever seen and couldn't stop after witnessing that. Gallant won by the way, no traction for the rx7.
My attitude towards street racing is this, I have fun but I don’t but endanger people who don't want to be. Meaning yeah I'll speed but only for short distance and in areas where there is low risk of getting hurt. Pretty much I don't drive stupid. PERIOD
This is why I have yet to get in an accident or get a speeding ticket. Have gotten a trespassing ticket though, which was total BS.
Currently I am attending Kansas State University, and I am studying for a master’s degree in architecture. Only 9 more semester lol. I love architecture and I already know that 5 years are going to go by FAST. GO STATE!
Being a college student and the fact that what I plan on doing next for my car requires a lot of money, I will probably have to wait 2-3year before I really get into the good stuff but maybe some rims and tires, plus coil-over's will be what’s next for me.
Back to college though, I love being in college and that is what I am pretty much about, no girl yet, but I'm working on that. Kind of hard to find one to when you spend 40 hours a week in studio (main class for architecture where we learn about architecture and draw and build models) it makes things a little more say challenging. I actually think that the reason I'm in architecture is the same reason I like cars, b/c design what both are about. I like clean lines and that actually can be seen both in what I design architecturally and how I modify my car.
Some more information about me as a person would be that I LOVE to play golf, I was on the high school team for my last to year of high school and we missed state twice b/c of stupid mistakes but whatever it was still fun. I also played tennis my first year but the coach was a DI*K and I quit the team. I have a sister and 2 dogs, my parents but luckily no kids yet. Whew lol. Other than that most of the time I'm either hanging out with my friend’s street racing, playing pool, playing CS, in class or OF COURSE on DODGEFORUM.com! This by the way is really the best forum I have seen as far as its quality of information and people.
Ok on to my car finally. My car has one simple theme which I guarantee will eventually be fulfilled, go fast and look clean. I don't really care about winning street races but I would like to be able to beat 70% of the cars on the road and have fun by being able to top out my car with ease.
What's done to it: CAI, Engine Dress kit, Tint had 5% all the way around but parents weren't to ok so 35% it was (BS, ill get it changed back in a year or so), anyway I also have a Tusudo header, brushed aluminum front strut bar, engine dress kit, Magnaflow cat back exhaust, Depo black led taillight, Srt-4 spoiler, and clear corner lenses.
What I eventually want done to it: Mopar ground effects lip kit, remove side molding, hotckis front and rear sway bars, coil-over’s, nex-o px5's 17in rims, Goodyear eagle f1 tires, painted brake calipers, retro headlights, under glow (debating) blue, shorty antenna, 60 mm MPX Throttle body, slotted rotor all 4 with the rt/srt back rotor swap, ceramic brake pad......
....Now the engine is the biggest thing that I will do, My thought is an r/t motor and trans, completely rebuilt top and bottom ends, 20g or bigger turbo kit running 20-25 psi, stage 2 clutch, and Mega squirt running the entire show, of course there is a lot of specifics gauges, vacuum manifold etc..... But pretty much MY GOAL IS 300 FWHP AND 0 RWHP. Which I think is pretty achievable.
Well I guess All that is left is some pics and my final thoughts. My goal is to have 3 neon’s, 1st one being my current car with what I've said, another one for everyday driving with a swapped srt-4 motor and most ever carbon fiber component carbonbydesign sells, and the electric blue color. Also it will look like a srt-4, and finally a srt-4 that I will have bored to 2.6 and twin turbo, and I will try my heart out to reach the 1000 hp mark, of course this will only be for track and VERY limited street use. Hopefully by 35 I’ll have that accomplished lol.
Here are some pictures of my car as it looks now, for more pics look at my car on car domain, I will hopefully have ALL the pics and updates by the end of the month so don't get down on my right now b/c their are very few and less up to date pics than I currently am showing you.
Last but not least, I love being a member of this forum and hope to see more people join this site. +1 for the neon.