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Stock 2000 Dodge Neon 4 door, i think in 2000 they only had the highlander trim so no r/t. 5spd.
I have a 93 mx6 ls 5spd, slipping clutch with exhaust and a k&n drop, he is a very new driver, doesnt even have his license till this weekend, he hates me so therefore he and his friends think his car is faster, im pretty sure i can take him even with a slipping clutch, what do you guys think?
 

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oh ****! he has new tires! while my tires only have 70-80% tread left, im sure that will make up the 30 hp and even more tq.
 

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If you lose to him, than do us all a favor and leave your MX-6 on the nearest rail road track's.

You should put more than $100 on this.

And how bad is your clutch slipping? If it's bad enough that it slips under full throttle (without launching) than you shouldn't race him, or drive your car at all until you get a new clutch.

And the tires shouldn't be that big of a deal agains's a 2000 SOHC Neon, the older DOHC 5 speed Neon's would give you a run for your $100 though.

Good luck, tell us how it went.

Juggalo
 

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it only slips sometimes under full thottle, usually it doesnt under full but sometimes will with not full, go figure, and i guess its a highline not a highlander like i said in the 1st post, and yes i was being sarcastic about the tires
 

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cheerios165 said:
it only slips sometimes under full thottle, usually it doesnt under full but sometimes will with not full, go figure, and i guess its a highline not a highlander like i said in the 1st post, and yes i was being sarcastic about the tires
Make sure the car is dead cold before the race. Drive like granny, and drop the clutch quickly for all your shifts on the way there.

As long as the clutch is cold, you should get at least one good run in.

-Garrett
 

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Is it SOHC?
 

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from autotrader.com

Engine, 2.0L 4 Cylinder 132 hp Gas
* Cylinder Number: 4
* Valves per Cylinder: 4
* Cylinder Configuration: In-line
* Compression Ratio: 9.8
* Camshaft: SOHC
* Engine Size: 2
* Engine Type: Gas
* Coolant Capacity: 6.9
* Oil Capacity: 4
* Head Material: Aluminum Alloy
* Block Material: Cast Iron
* Stroke: 3.27
* Bore: 3.44
* Horsepower: 132 @ 5600rpm
* Torque: 130 @ 4600rpm
* Fuel Capacity: 12.5
* Fuel Type: Unleaded Regular
* Fuel Delivery Type: Sequential Port Fuel Injection
* Fuel Delivery: Sequential Port Fuel Injection

so yes he is sohc and he weighs about 2564

me Engine, 2.5L 6 Cylinder 164 hp Gas
* Cylinder Number: 6
* Valves per Cylinder: 0
* Cylinder Configuration: Vee
* Compression Ratio: 0
* Camshaft: DOHC
* Engine Size: 2.5
* Engine Type: Gas
* Coolant Capacity: 0
* Oil Capacity: 0
* Stroke: 2.92
* Bore: 3.33
* Horsepower: 164 @ 5600rpm
* Torque: 160 @ 4800rpm
* Fuel Capacity: 15.5
* Fuel Type: Unleaded Regular
* Fuel Delivery Type: Multi-Port Fuel Injection
* Fuel Delivery: Multi-Port Fuel Injection

and it weighs about 2699,
 

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you got him no question. the 132hp and 129tq isnt horrible for a 1st gen neon. those 2nd gens are heavier. Even if he's manual, he's making a lot less power than you with no mods. Dont be overly hard on your clutch, you should have him driving lightly. If he's auto...no chance in hell for him. Neons didnt get a 4spd until 2002. The 2nd gens didnt get a DOHC (150hp) option until 2001. Unless you really mess something up, its your win 100%. If he's auto you can take it really easy...yeah autos are slow but an atx in a neon is horrible. you can pull away at half throttle while he's flooring it off the line. He's dumb for putting 100 bucks on a race being a new driver, even more dumb for thinking his auto neon is fast. He might pull a 17
 

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This is not good for the car at all.......running hard on a cold engine can lead to big problems
In my typical manner, I failed to adequately explain what I meant.

Make sure the car is dead cold. Turn it on, and drive like granny to your race. Shift lightly but quickly drop the clutch. Now you have a warm motor, and a still fairly unheatsoaked clutch. Race, and you should get at least one sweet slipless run in. Make sure you go easy on the 1-2 shift, its the most likely one to slip.

-Garrett
 

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I ran a Neon that year and he kept up with me, he was about 1cars behind me.................untill my turbo fully spooled:p
I was beating him with turbo lag. He had and intake and muffler, it was automatic too.
 

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I know a guy with a 2003 automatic Neon that ran the 1/4 mile somewhere in the 18's constantly (with power braking) and he also had a intake.

And Skiingman is right, if your clutch slips as bad as you say, than do what he said and you will should get one good run out of your car.

The hard part is getting that guy to pay you $100, like you said he hates you, so...

Juggalo
 

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The hard part is getting that guy to pay you $100, like you said he hates you, so...
Well hes not getting no where fast, remember hes got a Neon.;)

Im sure that hes going to see him around
 

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Yeah, tell us what he looks like and we'll hunt him down. I will need gas money though...


How much for the knob, Ray?
 
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