The vehicle was then shown at the in January 2000, center stage on a turntable. The team put together a list of reasons why the car was not approved, and worked through the list item by item to find solutions to every issue presented. The exhaust system for the vehicle consists of 2. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. This was Dodge's first podium and first manufacturer's points in World Challenge Touring Car competition.
Archived from on December 8, 2008. A single Recaro racing seat, a harness, and a roll cage were installed for safety. On drag slicks, it ran an 11. . Unique side skirts, rear fascia, and a large rear wing spoiler were used to upgrade the exterior look of the vehicle.
Overall, the vehicle's entire powertrain engine and transmission , suspension, braking system, exhaust, wheels, and tires were upgraded from that of the base model Neon, along with the interior upgrades. This part fits specific Dodge models. In 2007, Curt Simmons won the U. A group of young Dodge and Chrysler talent was assembled to put together a vehicle to meet Gale's request, with all of the team members sharing first-hand knowledge and familiarity of the existing Dodge Neon. Maximum boost in stock form was around 14 psi 97 kPa. Mopar Parts Giant is your prime online source with the biggest and best selection of genuine Dodge parts and accessories at giant discounted prices. The group put more than 1000 miles on the test track with the vehicle in under two weeks.
The exhaust then splits into two separate sections of piping, exiting through two 3. They even parked the second car in Gale's parking spot in order to get it noticed. However, several independent tests have produced results indicating 230-238 whp and 250-262 lb-ft. Initially, Dodge expected to sell a conservative number of only 2,500 units per year. Gale was the design chief of the original concept vehicle, and recognized an opportunity to build a that would appeal to the younger auto generation who grew up on , who may prefer a new car with the same performance appeal right off the showroom floor. Our gears are cut from special heat treated chromoly billets, We guarantee your gears forever.
The vehicle featured lightweight, carbon fiber body pieces produced in-house , a rear window, and the front window glass removed for weight reduction. Archived from on July 7, 2008. Archived from on October 3, 2009. We have found these gears to be nearly indestructible in all applications, and if you do ever manage to break a set we'll happily replace it for free. The interior was stripped completely, with only the stock dash remaining.
Unlike others selling oil pump gears on the side, this is our one and only specialty and we take pride in the fact no one has ever broken a set of our gears. Regardless, in fall of 2000, the executive committee rejected the production car proposal. The cylinder head was also different for turbo engines, from naturally aspirated. This section needs additional citations for. It is sometimes referred to as. Where they met, there was a wastegate valve; keeping the wastegate valve away from the turbine housing improved flow where it mattered most.
The cooling ducts front nostrils were added to the pre-production car in late 2002 on the front fascia to help reduce temperatures in the engine bay of the vehicle. The same satin metal trim was also featured on the instrument panel center stack, climate control knobs and on the door handles. In 2008 Dodge introduced the as a replacement. Boundary oil pump gears are machined in matched sets, and shipped with blueprinting paperwork. The car featured the first stage 3R Mopar engine performance kit and stage 3R coilovers.
Tight packaging forced some creative thinking on the turbocharger. This was Dodge's first title in Speed World Challenge Touring Car. The exhaust manifold and turbine housing were cast in one piece by Mitsubishi from high-nickel Ni-Resist steel. Our Dodge parts and accessories are expedited directly from authorized Dodge dealers strategically located all across the U. Sport Compact Car magazine tested the car in the Feb.
Gale noted a list of performance features he saw on the sport compact cars at the show, and wanted to integrate those features into Chrysler's compact production car, the Dodge Neon. The vehicle was tuned by Dave Harris and Phil Hurst for Racedeck Racing. In 2004, base Neon side air-bag seats were added as an option. The car was then given a T-850 five-speed based on the unit from the European , equal-length , and a high capacity Sachs performance clutch. The exhaust system is unique in that there is no muffler, instead relying on the turbocharger and resonators to reduce the exhaust volume. The team continued to work on the car, to try to bring it to the level of production vehicle, creating a second car using more production-oriented parts in an effort to lower the costs necessary to justify production. Mopar Parts Giant has you covered no matter what type of Dodge vehicle you drive.
The one-piece design improved flow, reduced size and reduced thermal mass for quicker cat light-off. The executive committee once again considered the vehicle in the spring of 2001, and this time gave the go ahead for the project. Proportional compression and rebound damping adjustment is accomplished via multiple oil bleed orifices within the damper. . . .