Our good friend Alex, who bought a bone stock 98 Plymouth Neon ACR a few weeks ago, has replaced his bubble alloy wheels with a set of Rota Slipstreams!
These wheels used to be on my 95 NYG ACR, which we are currently doing the SRT4 swap into. I hadnt planned on selling these wheels, but due to me installing the SRT4 brakes, we need more clearance for the SRT4 calipers, and will need larger wheels. Furthermore, the super lightweight 15 inch Rota wheels will spin like mad with the additional power and torquefrom the 2.4 turbo setup thats being planted into the 95 Neon NYG engine bay.
Before we move onto the photos, Id like to give you some more information on the Rota Slipstream wheel for the 95-05 Dodge/Plymouth Neon. I HIGHLY recommend them for the following reasons 1) You can get them in the PERFECT offset for the Dodge Neon. 2) They are super lightweight 3) They are super affordable, usually costing only $110-$130 per wheel in the 15 x 7 inch size.
Now, onto the photos.
Here is a photo of a stock wheel on a weight scale. Here you can see it weighs 32 lbs for the stock 14 inch wheel and tire.
Here is a photo showing the Rota 15 inch wheel and tire, weighing in at 31.4 lbs. Saving 1/2 a lb doesnt sound like much, but it makes a difference, and the lower profile tire makes for better cornering!
Now here is what Alex’s 98 Plymouth Neon ACR looks like with his bubble alloy wheels.
Front quarter view with the new Rota wheels, also showing off the Stealth black Depo headlights.
Front quarter view with the stock 14 inch bubble alloy wheels.
Ahh, what a beautiful wheel..
Wheels that are lighter, larger in diameter, and better looking!
To view the other blog posts on Alex, simply type in Alex in the search bar in the blog, or copy and paste the link below into your brower. In the posts that show up youll see how Alex bought his car, and his first round of modifications.