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Photos of a Mishimoto Radiator installed into a 95-99 Neon

Rich Clauser received a Mishimoto Aluminum radiator and promptly installed it into his 98 Neon with SRT4 motor swap. He sent us these photos that we decided to share with you all.

First, his stock radiator:
95-99 Neon Stock Radiator

Photos of his Mishimoto radiator installed:
Mishimoto Radiator installed into a 95-99 Neon
Mishimoto Radiator installed into a 95-99 Neon

Link to the Mishimoto Radiator on our website:

Diablosport Predator 03-05 SRT4 PACKAGE DEAL with PC USB Update kit now available!

Diablosport Predator 03-05 SRT4 WITH PC USB Update kit !

We’ve taken the Diablosport Predator, and the Diablosport Predator PC USB Update kit and packaged them both together to save you money and TIME !

Why are we offering them both together, when most other companies offer them individually ?

Well, all of the Predators we have sold recently have come from the factory needing a software flash update. So, for customers that have ordered a Diablosport Predator all by itself, they would receive them from us, try to flash their factory pcm, and then get the message that their Predator needs to be updated. They could not complete the pcm flash then, and would have to order the Predator USB Update kit to flash their Predator, wait a few days to get the pc update kit, and then flash their predator with the new software and then flash their factory SRT4 pcm.

So to save our customers time, and to make sure that when you get the Diablosport Predator for your 03-05 SRT4 you can flash your SRT4 pcm immediately, we are now packaging the update kit along with the predator.

And, for a limited time, we are offering both as a package price to save you money!

Heres the link to the package:

Modern Performance Shop Tour Part 2 – Time to show off our framed Neon/Caliber/SRT4 brochures

Part 2 of Modern Performance Shop Tour

As we’re sure you already know by now, Modern Performance is run, and staffed by car enthusiasts, and we love American four cylinder cars. Over the years we have collected various articles, had them framed, and posted them in our offices. Lets take a look !

Dodge Neon SRT4 - Early Prototype SUPERCHARGED !
The framed piece above is a Chrysler brochure put out around 2001-2002 to tease the public about the upcoming Dodge SRT-4. Chrysler produced a few of these cars as mules for testing, that were 2000 era Dodge Neons with a 2.0 Supercharged motor. Eventually Chrysler scrapped the 2.0 supercharged motor and put in a 2.4 TURBO motor that was being used in the GT Cruiser. Notice the hood, lower bumper, and wheels, and how the production SRT4 looks very similar to it.

Prototype Dodge SRT4 - Early version
This framed article was from an unknown magazine in which the 2003 Dodge SRT-4 was test driven. This car was a pre production 2.4 Turbo car that was passed around to magazines for review. Notice how the bumper doesnt have the holes under the hood to further cool down the radiator like production units, as well as the Enkei wheels that didnt make it into production.

Caliber SRT-4 Magazine review
This article reviewed the 2008 Dodge Caliber SRT-4, and overall the magazine review was positive, calling it a BAD-ASS BREAD BOX.

1995 Dodge Neon Sport Coupe Dohc Car and Driver article
Here we have a January 1995 Car and Driver article on the 1995 Dodge Neon Sport Coupe. The article is titled: The Neon loses two of its doors and says bye to hi. The article compared the Neon Sport Coupe Dohc to the Saturn SC2, Ford Escort GT, and the Hyundai Scoupe Turbo. Overall, the Neon had the best acceleration out of all of the competitors, as well as best gas mileage. It had the worst braking compared to the other cars though. The Dohc Sport Coupe is listed as having 0-60 acceleration of 7.6 seconds, and quarter mile time of 16.0 at 89 mph.

2001 Chrysler Neon R/T Export Brochure
Pictured above is a Chrysler brochure for the 2001 Neon R/T that was destined for export to Europe. The Neon was sold in Europe with limited success, mainly due to engine size taxes (motors over 1.6 liters in most of europe are taxed more than motors under 1.6). 2000-2005 Neon enthusiasts will notice the different Chrysler grill in the front bumper, as well as the euro rear fog lights integrated into the rear bumper. Also quite obvious is the steering wheel being on the right side of the car.

1995 Dodge Neon Magazine article
Here we have a Magazine article that looks like a periodic table from High School. It lists the elements Oxygen, Fluorine, Chlorine, Hydrogen, Neon and Argon, along with their atomic weight. Under the Neon element, it shows a Dodge Neon, and shows it costing $10,300. Pretty cheap !

2001 Dodge Neon RT Chrysler Brochure
Pictured above is a 2001 Dodge Neon R/T brochure from Chrysler. This car came from the factory with a 2.0 High Output Magnum SOHC motor. It came with 16 inch wheels, and leather interior was an option as well!

Jayde Nicole Signed Sema 2007 Poster
Last but not least, we have a signed poster from Jayde Nicole, a model that was being used in the Vibrant Performance booth at Sema 2007. Jayde went on in 2008 to become a model for Playboy, and she became quite famous after her breakout modeling position with Vibrant. How lucky were we to be able to get a poster of her, signed no less before she became famous! She was just as beautiful in person as in this poster as well !

We put our SRT4 donor car on the dyno to see how well the engine is running..

Today we took our SRT-4 donor car and put it on a dyno see how much power it would put down at the wheels.

Now, keep in mind, that here in Houston, Texas it was about 105 degrees, and about 80% humidity, so it hot, and sticky. Humans dont like high temperatures or humidity, and turbo motors dont like high temperatures or humidity.

Neon SRT-4 on the Dyno

Because the SRT-4 had a set of factory wires that had to be at least 5 years old, we decided to try out a new set of wires and toss in some new spark plugs.

Heres the new NGK Iridium plugs versus the older NGK R plugs. We strongly prefer the Iridium plugs over any other sort of plug, and Iridiums run very well in Neon SRT4’s. We gapped the Iridium plugs to 38 thousandths before installing them.
NGK Iridium Plugs versus NGK R plugs for 2004 Neon SRT4

Here are the new Granatelli Spark Plug Wires versus the older factory wires.
Granatelli wires versus Factory OEM wires for the 2004 Neon SRT4

Here is a photo with the Granatelli wires installed on our SRT4
Granatelli Spark Plug Wires for the Dodge SRT-4

After installing the new Granatelli wires and Ngk Iridium plugs, we decided to flash the stock pcm with a Diablosport Predator for kicks on the dyno.

Heres the results: Stock 207 hp, new plugs and wires 216 hp, and after flashing our pcm with the Diablosport Predator the horsepower was 228 at the wheels. With the heat, and mixed 89/93 octane gas we had some detonation above 5000 rpms.


Red-New Granatelli wires and NGK Iridium plugs

Green- New Granatelli wires, NGK Iridium plugs, and Diablosport Predator flash

Dodge Neon SRT4 Dyno - Stock, NGK Iridium Plugs, Granatelli Wires, Diablosport Predator

Heres the Torque Dynosheet. Here you can see we picked up quite a bit of torque across the board. Torque falls off pretty fast on the top end, due to detonation causing the factory pcm to pull back timing, as well as the stock intake, downpipe, and 2.25 inch exhaust choking off the top end power.

Pretty impressive dyno results for a bone stock SRT-4 with a Diablosport Predator flash isnt it ? If we had intake, exhaust, wastegate actuator we would have been somewhere in the 250-260 horsepower range if not more!


Red-New Granatelli wires and NGK Iridium plugs

Green- New Granatelli wires, NGK Iridium plugs, and Diablosport Predator flash
Dodge Neon SRT4 Dyno - Stock, NGK Iridium Plugs, Granatelli Wires, Diablosport Predator