Nick Stentiford decided to wrap his red Neon SRT-4 in white vinyl.
Here are some photos showing the transformation!
Ok, so Cory from MP is building another 2.4 normally aspirated motor to swap into a first gen.
We are building new 2.4 10.5:1 compression pistons in a asymetrical design that will have minimal piston skirts to reduce drag and weight.
Also for fun, we plan on testing out different intake and exhaust manifolds. One of the manifolds we are going to test out, is the GEMA (Global engine manufacturing alliance between Chrysler, Mitsubishi, and Hyundai) intake manifold from a 2.4 from 2007-2013. This intake manifold is found on Patriots, Compasses, Avengers, Calibers and other Chryslers 2.0/2.4′s.
This intake manifold has plastic construction, nice smooth runners, large tb bore, and active intake manifold shutters to improve lower end power.
This manifold is HUGE, and it will be a challenge to make it fit in the first gen engine bay and clear the starter and fans.
But, it will be an interesting experiment. The first thing we’ll need to do, is make an adapter plate that bolts to the 2.4 NA 1995-2001 cylinder head. We’ll do this by taking an older intake manifold, chopping it off at the runners, and then custom cnc machining a plate to weld onto the oem intake manifold. Then the GEMA manifold will bolt to that.
Then, after that, the challenge will be to make the active shutters work, and test different rpm ranges to see when its best to have them open and closed. We imagine its best for closed shutters on lower end, and open at mid and top end.
Anyways, onto pictures.
This shows the backside and the shutters blocking the passage for lower end.
Here is a 95-01 NA 2.0/2.4 intake manifold Hondata heatshield gasket showing the similarity of the ports.
More details to come!
We get calls and emails often from customers that cant adjust their coilovers correctly or dont know how to do it.
Even though we have multiple videos, photos, and more in our blog showing how to adjust the BC’s, here is another photo.
In the photo you can see a spring perch and lock, as well as a lower lock ring.
You should NEVER have to adjust the spring perch for height adjustment.
To adjust height you should loosen the lower lock ring, then take the upper assembly and spin it clockwise or counterclockwise to make adjustments to the height. Please see our photo below.
Focus ST owners – once you start driving aggresively and or increase power you’ll notice the engine moves a lot, and you might even get wheel hopping. This is not good, and it doesnt feel right either!
Replace your soft oem mount with the Torque Solution rear mount and you’ll improve things nicely. Its simple to install and is affordable.
Click on the photo to get more information, pricing, etc.
Focus ST owners – if you want to improve your ST’s acceleration, a lightweight flywheel will help you on your mission.
You can shave 10 lbs off of your factory flywheel weight, which will dramatically improve acceleration and throttle response for more fun!
For lots more photos, information, please click on the photo to jump to our product detail page.
2013+ Ford Focus ST owners- If you are making a lot more power to the wheels and need a stronger clutch we have the option for you!
We’re stocking the Clutchmasters clutches from stage 1 all the way to stage 4 to handle up to nearly 500 lbs of torque.
For more information, click on the photo to jump to our product page.
Vincent over the weekend had his 1995 base model Neon repainted in oem flame red.
We’re slightly sad to see the gray bumpers and trim gone.
Onto pictures- you can see the door handles, mirrors and bumpers are all body color painted now.
Vincent is a cool guy with his quick disconnect steering wheel.
We have a local customer and friend named Rob that owns a Caliber SRT4. He’s done a lot of custom work to his Caliber SRT4 and it looks great.
Onto the pics:
We now stock the SCT Livewire Programmer for the Ford Focus ST! The ford focus st’s come very undertuned from factory, by installing a new PCM performance tune you can an extra 23hp and 45 lb-ft of torque! All that is needed is for you to plug up the tuner to your OBD-II port follow the step by step instructions to load the tune into your car.
Better yet, MP offers free overnight shipping within the continental USA!
Color 4″ Touch Screen Display
Livewire TS features a full color 4″ touch screen display with built-in ambient light sensor for automatic brightness adjustment day & night.
Tired of devices that stay on after the ignition is turned off? Livewire TS features both a Sleep & Auto Off mode. 2 minutes after the ignition is turned off, Livewire TS goes into sleep mode, drawing very little power. After 2 days of inactivity, it automatically turns itself off to save your vehicle’s battery.
Reads and clears diagnostic trouble codes quickly & easily, saving on expensive diagnostic fees.
Need to monitor your vehicle’s engine parameters? No need for a separate monitoring device. View & record your vehicle’s PCM data on the Livewire TS.
Customize the look of your Livewire TS with user selectable themes, colors and gauge layouts.
Easy to configure gauge warning & alerts for critical engine parameters.
The Rear View Camera Input Connector is built-in to the Livewire TS OBD-II Cable for easy connection of most aftermarket Rear View Cameras!
The Livewire TS arrives Pre-Loaded with Dyno Proven performance tune files & holds up to 10 custom tuning files for Maximum tune flexibility.
0-60MPH Performance Test with Estimated HP & TQ
Adjust for common performance bolt-ons such as Cold Air Kits, Exhaust Systems & Gears.
No mounting solution required. Livewire TS includes a suction cup style mount for easy mounting on your vehicle’s windshield.
We now stock the SCT Programmer for the Ford Focus ST! The ford focus st’s come very undertuned from factory, by installing a new PCM performance tune you can an extra 23hp and 45 lb-ft of torque! All that is needed is for you to plug up the tuner to your OBD-II port follow the step by step instructions to load the tune into your car.
Increases Horsepower & Torque!
Better yet, we offer free overnight shipping on this item anywhere in the continental USA.
For more information, pricing, or to order click on the photo of the SCT tuner to jump to our website.
NEW! Are you looking to free up horsepower and increase turbo spool up time for your 2013+ Ford Focus ST?
MBRP has designed a High Performance intercooler piping kit to replace the weak OEM worm gear clamps, oem rubber couplers and plastic charge piping that are prone to expansion under boost.
With the MBRP hot and cold one piece pipes, your boosted air will flow much smoother through the mandrel bent bead rolled ridged aluminum piping.
These pipes are secured with 5-Ply reinforced silicone couplers and clamped with Heavy Duty spring loaded T-bolt clamps to give you the confidence they will not blow off under high boost.
Includes hot and cold side 1 piece pipes
For more information, pricing, or to order, simply click on the photo to jump to our product page.
Congrats to Doug Wind for winning the fastest FWD award in the Modern Performance sponsored time attack Neon SRT4! This was the Tire Rack Ultimate Track Car Challenge on July 18, 2014.
Doug raced at Virginia International Raceway, and out of 50 cars racing he piloted the fastest FWD car, and also won an award for smallest bore (engine displacement).
Congrats Doug, great job!
Link to more information on Grassroots Motorsports page:
Thanks goes out to Tony Parrish that shared these photos with us.