Progress! We recently bought Alex Lopez’s 1998 Neon with 2.4 Swap. It came with a built motor but no power steering and we wanted power steering. So, we gave it some thought and decided to go ahead and figure out a way to install the automatic belt tensioner system and second gen power steering pump and reservoir. We really like how the second gen power steering system has the reservoir built in, which allows for more room behind the motor, and no power steering lines running back and forth around the cam gears to the reservoir.
Our goal is to later offer the necessary brackets for you to be able to install the second gen pump and reservoir in your first gen.
So, here is our first startup video. You’ll hear a high pitch vacuum leak, this is from the throttle body, please disregard that noise and just check out the sweetness of the power steering on our high compression 2.4 swap.
Next up we are going to be putting in a lightweight and smaller battery to make room for the air intake system.
If you own a 2013-2016 Dodge Dart and all of a sudden cant get your car into reverse, chances are good the reverse lockout cable has broken. Once the cable breaks, you wont be able to lift the lockout on the shifter, and you’ll either need to replace the lockout cable.
We have these in stock ready for immediate shipment, and we have quick delivery options in case you want it ASAP. Click on any of the photos to jump to our product page.
A popular upgrade for 1.4 owners is to use the coil packs from the Alfa Romeo 4c, and we are now keeping them in stock! These are genuine Mopar coil packs not gray market, imported from some third world country. Want more information? Click on the image to jump to our product page.
Its difficult to find good condition floor mats for 95-99 Neons in 2017.
Let alone, 1995-1996 Neon floor mats as they are more rare.
Anyways, Vince needed floor mats for his 95 Neon with light colored interior, and he found a set in Canada! So, shipping cost like twice what the floor mats cost, but he got a cherry set of floor mats for the 95!
Hurricane Harvey hit the southern coast of Texas on 8/26/2017-8/29/2017.
We had record amounts of water inundate lots of the coastline, and Houston, TX where we are located had record amounts of flooding.
Over 30,000 homes flooded.
Almost every major highway around Houston flooded. Many surface roads flooded, and people were trapped in their neighborhoods. Thousands of people had to be rescued by boats as the rising waters in their houses made it unsafe.
This last photo is of a senior citizens care center that flooded, and because they could not be evacuated fast enough they sat in waist high flood water waiting for rescue.
Luckily, MP was not affected other than some slight water that got into our warehouse. Two of our employees houses flooded, and instead of our usual 15-20 minute drive to work, because we had to take back roads, our drive times to MP would take 35-45 minutes.
A lot of other Houstonians were not as fortunate as us, last we heard about 15 people died, and even a few days later many Houstonians are without food, and their homes, cars, businesses’s are destroyed.
Brian S. from Illinois has a 2008 Dodge Caliber SRT-4 that he shaved the door handles, did a custom paint job with, lowered, and put on some new wheels. Check out the awesome progress of his CSRT-4 below!
This is a common question for us at ModernPerformance.com.
Customers with 2003/2004/2005 Dodge SRT-4’s will add an air intake, downpipe, exhaust, turn up the boost with a boost controller, or other minor mod and think they have to tune for each mod.
Whenever customers think they need a tune for each mod, it means one of two things for us: 1) These are new owners that have never modified a car before and are just being precautious 2) These customers previously owned a Subaru, Toyota, Chevrolet, Ford, etc car that uses a mass air flow sensor.
All cars use either a Mass air flow sensor or a speed density map pressure sensor type sensor to determine how much air is flowing into the motor. In the photo below you can see a mass air flow sensor on a 2008-10 Chevrolet Cobalt SS Turbo.
For cars with mass air flow sensors, they cannot accurately adjust for changes made, and so generally they will require a new computer tune for each mod done (intake, exhaust, downpipe, intercooler, etc).
For cars with map sensors like just about every Chrysler made, they will automatically adjust for each mod you do and for the most part dont need a tune unless you do a major mod like change injectors or change the turbo.
Goal- improve traction from a launch, and make it so you do not have to remove the gas pedal from the floor between shifts.
Solution- Install the N2MB Wot box. It allows you to select your RPM launch point to improve traction from a stop, and allows you to not have to release the gas between shifts. This item costs under $200 and is fairly straightforward to install on any manual transmission car.
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So a good friend of ours is doing some work on a Mexican spec, export Neon that is in the United States.
The owner is visiting for a few weeks and his fuel pump died after nearly 300 Kilometers, or nearly 200,000 miles of driving in Mexico.
So the fuel pump canister was removed and check this out.
This is a US spec fuel pump canister assembly. Look at the fuel filter sock on the end. Notice its a thin wafer, with plastic mesh.
This is the Mexican spec fuel pump canister assembly. Notice how the canister is the same, but the fuel filter end is more like a large can. This is to better filter out impurities in the fuel.
This is not the only difference between Mexican spec and US spec built Neons. We know the Mexican built Neons do not have airbags as Mexican Federal law does not require airbags in passenger vehicles, nor does Mexican Federal law require catalytic convertors, as well.