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PostSubject: My 98 R/T DD   Sun Nov 01, 2009 1:11 pm

Well I bought this car to combat the gas prices. At the time I was driving a Nissan Titan getting 14 mpg and that sucked. I found the car in Orlando, a 98 R/T, 95k miles, untouched. It needed tires, a FMM, and a radio. Paid the dude the 1200 he was asking and drove it home in the rain to SC (was living in Charleston at the time). Since then things have broken or worn out and I have replaced them with what I could afford at the time.

Replaced;
Pioneer Speakers and Headunit
Struts and springs with x-highs and kyb's
all suspension bushings with Prothanes
Solid rear bobble strut
Iceman intake (it was cheap)
Tires, don't remember what they are
Prothanes in all other motor mounts
Exhaust manifold cracked so replaced it with OBX longtube
Put a PT Clutch in it, rear main seal, axle seals.
One of the side moldings started peeling off, so i ripped them all off, in the wal-mart parking lot. that got some looks

Parts I haven't figured out what to do with yet;
DOHC head complete
Box intake manifold

I like this car as a DD. I really enjoy driving it. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with the insides of the engine. I like the idea of a 2.4 with SRT internals and boosting it, but I also like the idea of NA power. It's still a toss up right now.




Outdated pics but you get the idea. Well thanks for looking.

Joe
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PostSubject: Re: My 98 R/T DD   Sun Nov 01, 2009 3:35 pm

Very clean, and a great deal!
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PostSubject: Re: My 98 R/T DD   Mon Nov 02, 2009 12:43 am

nice ride.

-Sammie
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PostSubject: Re: My 98 R/T DD   Fri Nov 06, 2009 6:22 am

I'd say boost it, unless you plan on some major weight reduction. There's only so much you can do with N/A in regards to making it as fast as you'd like to go. With Forced Induction, the gains vs. cost are usually much greater than an N/A setup, and obviously a lot more potential.
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PostSubject: Re: My 98 R/T DD   Sat Nov 07, 2009 4:54 am

Boosting is starting to look better the more research I do. I want under the hood to remain relatively stock in appearance. I want to be able to drive this car everyday if I desire in full street trim with all accessories on the motor. I have been eyeballing the Hahn kit and thinking this is the route that I'm gonna go. We shall see. BoostJunky, I'm only looking for mid to high 13's.
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PostSubject: Re: My 98 R/T DD   Sat Nov 07, 2009 11:30 am

Just my two cents...


Boost has more of an advantage for DD with modest hp. With n/a engine they tend to run lil warm and have a greater chance of overheating. Also with the high compression your fuel mpg effiencency will suffer. Seeing that you are 28 and seem to have some sense (Not a 16yo with a lead foot) I would think recommend a low compression, low to medium boost build. Hell just droping a SRT engine/turbo yields 12s in you platform.


With a low compression engine, you will have great fuel mpgs and it will be very reliable (as low has you keep that lead foot in check lol). With my Heavy-Ass Srt making 442 whp, I still averaged 32-34 mpg!!! Hell drop my engine in your car and it should make any hybrid envy us lol.

My car is a hybrid it burns fuel and rubber lol

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PostSubject: Re: My 98 R/T DD   Sun Nov 08, 2009 2:44 pm

^^^^ Lol
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PostSubject: Re: My 98 R/T DD   Wed Nov 11, 2009 12:38 pm

Well I just picked up an SRT turbofold, wastegate, BOV, and housing off the org so it's looks like boost it is. I think I'm going to rebuild a 2.4 with Modern's 2.4 Rebuild kit, chosing Crower turbo cams and SRT stuff inside it. I'm going to be using MegaSquirt with boost control and a wideband to help me tune it until I can get it to a dyno to tune the cams. Off to do some more research....

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PostSubject: Re: My 98 R/T DD   Wed Nov 11, 2009 10:10 pm

why not just get some srt rods and pistons. Its alot cheaper than forged pistons and i would say just as good.

BTW Im right outside the ville. When you get back from the sand box hit me up
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PostSubject: Re: My 98 R/T DD   Wed Nov 11, 2009 11:11 pm

Boost = Sexy!!

And if your keeping it a light boost "21lbs and less" street car then I agree with Parajoe stock srt rods and pistons are a dime a dozen and can make a nice street rod.

But 30+lbs the dont play nice for long!! lol I know.

I can talk to Darrell and can get a set for near nothing. PM me if you want me to.
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