2007-2010 Dodge Caliber / SRT-4 Weathertech Sun Visors now in stock

One way you can help keep your 2007-2010 Caliber or Caliber SRT-4 cooler during the hot summer months is with Weathertech Sun Visors.

These attach within minutes with no tools and allow you to leave your windows cracked slightly open when parked. This keeps your car much cooler than if the windows were sealed shut. These also allow you to have the windows open during driving for fresh air.

For more info click on any of the images.

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Fits 07, 08. 09. 10 Dodge Caliber, Dodge Caliber SRT-4 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

Hood lift kit for the 2013+ Fiat 500/Turbo/Abarth. Get rid of the cheesy oem prop rod!

If you own a 2013,2014,2015 Fiat 500 Turbo / Abarth / Pop / Lounge, etc your probably not too happy with the oem prop rod design. Its awkward and not easy to use. Plus it just feels cheap.

We’ve come up with a way to fix that, with a awesome twin hydraulic strut system that bolts onto the hood and core support with NO drilling involved.  It installs in about 20 minutes and looks great.

Now with one hand you simply lift the hood and it smoothly and automatically opens, slows down near 100% opening and stops.

For more information, pricing, or to order, click on any of the photos below.

Pics:

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2008/2009/2010 Chevrolet Cobalt SS Turbo – Need a new intercooler?

If you have a 2008/2009/2010 Chevrolet Cobalt SS Turbo and need a new intercooler due to hitting a curb/deer/other animal, or being in an accident, you are in luck.

The OEM GM intercooler (part number 25969961) is expensive, and frequently on backorder. Also, if you buy another OEM intercooler your still stuck with a thin core, and plastic end tanks!

So, you are in luck! We have the MPx intercooler for the 08, 09, 10  Chevy Cobalt SS that has strong cast end tanks, and a profile that makes it so it wont scrape against curbs and get damaged.

Here is a pic:

Cobalt SS Turbo MPx Intercooler

For more information, pricing or to order, click on the photo to jump to MP’s page.

I have a crack in my Mopar stage 3 turbo manifold for my 2003-2005 Neon SRT4..

We get contacted pretty often by people that have cracks in their Mopar stage 3 turbo/manifold on their 2003/2004/2005 Dodge SRT4.

These customers will ask us if we have new manifolds for sale. These turbo’s and manifolds were discontinued years ago, and are no longer available at all, let alone new manifolds.

So, the best thing to do is find a good welder that works with cast iron. Then, the welder will grind the crack, and use a special welding rod to weld the crack shut. Thats the best, and only option to repair a crack in your stage 3 turbo manifold.

 

Part 2 – Pics from MP meet 7/25/2015.

More pics from the MP meet on 7/25/2015.

We had a great time. MP had drinks/pizza, and even a snow cone truck that was handing out snow cones to everyone.

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The legendary, retired Chrysler engineer and Neon racer Mr Ed Peters enjoyed a snow cone while talking about needle bearings and torque specs of bolts to secure the outer transmission case to the inner.

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Look how big this snow cone is compared to the stapler next to it.

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Clarence Perkins’s car was looking good.

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Lorenzo Union drove this car out to the MP meet with no air conditioning, and it was over 100 degrees that day!

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Side mounted turbo looks like fun.

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This SRT4 looked serious.

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This was one of about 5-6 Darts at the MP meet.

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2.4 Swapped with SRT4 internals and SRT4 factory turbo in a first gen would be a LOT of fun.

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Willie Alvarado’s wheel fitment looks good.

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Pics from the MP meet on 7/25/2015!

Good mix of first gen Neons that showed up!
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This is Eric Davis’s old car. The new owner has put a bigger turbo on it, removed AC, and removed power steering.

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This Cobalt SS Turbo owner claimed he had 600 hp. Sadly we dont have engine bay pics to show how big the turbo was.

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We had a good mix of Darts show up. About 5 total, 1.4′s, a 2.0 and two 2.4′s.

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Steven Anderson showed up with his Hellcat.

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More pics of Eric Davis’s old car.

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We’ll be posting more pics in part 2 of MP meet 7/25/2015 blog post.

More details on upcoming 7/25/15 MP meet!

OK guys! Our next MP meet will be on Saturday, 7/25/15.

Location: Modern Performance’s headquarters in Houston Texas!

Time – from 11-4pm

We’ll have music, food, snacks, and this is open to any and all Neons, Neon SRT4′s, Darts, Caliber SRT4′s, Fiat 500′s, Chevrolet Cobalts, and Focus ST’s. Come out, show off your car, hang out and have fun.

Google maps info:
Click here for Google maps and driving directions

Please review the parking map:
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Please park as close as possible and ignore the parking lines. We’ll have so many cars that we need to park closer together!

Satellite view:

Advantages of using coatings on engine bearings/pistons

Inside an engine, you have aluminum pistons coated in a sheen of oil spinning at high rpms in a iron block.
The iron crankshaft, spins at high rpms inside of bearings.

Now, oil lubricates, and reduces friction and wear on the piston skirts and cylinder walls.

But, there is room for improvement.

Pistons and bearings can now be coated in a thin film that is very slick, that reduces friction, and reduces drag on the motor.
This same film increases the life of the motor, and in case of oil circulation problems, it can prevent catastrophic damage.

This is not a gimmick, its a proven technology, and more and more engines are now factory assembled with pistons skirt coatings. This is because oem manufacturers have realized the benefits of reduced friction/longer piston life.

Advantages of engine part coatings:

Advantages:
Provides intermittent dry lubrication, Not affected by dust or dirt, Low coefficient of friction, Increases load carrying capacity, Thin coating to accommodate assembly constraints, Chemical resistance, Corrosion protection, Reduced friction and drag resulting in decreased parasitic load
-Corrosion Protection
-Increased Lubricity
-Low Coefficient of Friction
-Oil and Fuel Resistant

Now, we offer coatings on many of the bearings and pistons we offer.

Photo of coated bearings and pistons that MP offers:
Coated engine bearings / Pistons

If you are interested in getting some coated bearings for your Dodge/Plymouth Neon/ Dodge SRT-4, contact us!

Tired of poor throttle response in your Dart/Fiat/Cobalt/Caliber?

Most manufacturers are getting rid of the old throttle cable systems and are using drive by wire gas pedal systems.
This works pretty well, but it can cause what some people describe as “lag” or poor throttle response.

There is a quick/easy way to fix that though, and its with the Sprint Booster. It installs in minutes on top of your factory gas pedal under the dash.

Here is a quick demo video:

Photo of the Sprint Booster:
Sprint Booster

To see the Sprint Boosters we offer and more information, click on the photo above.

Need a replacement O2 sensor for your AEM wideband gauge? Be careful, there are two sensors used.

AEM replacement wideband oxygen sensors

So, for many years, the industry standard wideband gauge, the AEM 30-4100 gauge used whats known as a Bosch LSU 4.2 connector o2 sensor.

After having problems with getting sensors, AEM moved to a LSU 4.9 connector o2 sensor. AEM then discontinued the 30-4100 gauge, and they reintroduced the exact same gauge but with new sensor as the 30-4110.

What this means, is that you need to be careful when ordering a replacement sensor, as there are two different sensors, and they are not interchangeable.
To determine which one you need, look at the connector on the end of the oxygen sensor. The connectors are quite different.
(LSU 4.2 used from roughly 2003-2014) (LSU 4.9 used from 2015 on). But, dont go by our years of service, please double check your connector.

Now, Modern Performance carries both replacement sensors. So, click on the connector diagram above to jump to our page, and choose the sensor you need.

Next MP meet – 7/25/2015 in Houston, TX!

Our next MP meet is coming up fast!

7/25/2015.
11am-4pm

Put it on your calendar and be sure to make it.
We’ll have lots of parking and all are invited to our Houston warehouse for a car show, music, food and good times.

All Neons/SRT4′s/Calibers/Darts/Fiats/Cobalts are invited!

Will my warranty be voided if i install a … .. ?

We have customers asking if certain parts will void their warranty on their new car all the time.

Its a valid concern, but yet, its one that most new car owners worry too much about.

First off, lets explain how many manufacturers have faith in aftermarket parts:

-Acura used to sell the NSX, and offered a dealer installed Comptech supercharger kit. You could have your local dealer install a SUPERCHARGER, and keep your factory warranty.
-Ford Racing sells packages that increase power, and improve handling, that when installed will allow you to keep your factory warranty.
-Mopar performance sells Scat packs which include pcms, cylinder heads, camshafts and more, that allow you to keep the factory warranty.

So, what that shows you, is that dealerships and manufacturers dont mistrust all aftermarket parts, or instantly void a warranty when non factory parts are installed.

Its more of a combination of the reliability of the part, and how it will affect the car after being installed.

For example:
An Injen air intake, which is a major brand name, backed by a large company that tests their products, should give you no problems when installed on your car with a factory warranty.
A Flowmaster exhaust, which is a major, global brand name that almost anyone in the car industry will recognize, makes quality products, and wont give you problems, or warranty issues.
Eibach lowering springs, are a very good quality part, with a global name, and items are rigorously tested before being sold. These will not give you issues.

Items that the dealership will most likely frown on:
Parts that will give you any sort of driveability issue/unknown problems can create problems with the dealership.

- Any part that is not professionally made
- Any part that has inconsistent performance or reliability
- Any part that can affect another part of the car

Great examples are things like:
Nitrous kits – these radically change the way the motor performs, and alters air/fuel mixtures. You can damage the motor easily with a nitrous kit.

So, for those of you considering things like:
Air intakes
Intercooler piping kits
Exhausts
Lowering Springs
Other dress up accesories
Strut bars/Swaybars
and similar items

Dont fear, you’ll be fine.
Also, lastly, if you are really concerned about a dealership giving you a hard time about an item that you have installed before going in for routine service, keep in mind you can always switch the item back to stock. This is only if you are very concerned and or think the dealership will give you a hard time. In almost all cases, as long as you follow our safe list of items, you’ll be fine