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Location: Tacoma, WA
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Re: what do i need to tubro my neon
Welcome to TurboDodge.com, you've come to the right place. :)
I have a Neon motor in my van, I turbo'd it.. I've also turbo'd a couple other Neon motors. They're good to about 250hp/250ft lbs on the stock internals. Beyond that, swap in some Eagle rods and some JE Pistons that are all over that place on eBay, and you can make significantly more.
You'll have to keep the boost low on the stock pistons unless you can run E85 or some other race fuel.
You'll need a better clutch, swapping in a Walbro 255 fuel pump is a good idea, and depending on what fuel you run, you'll definitely need larger injectors.. I wouldn't bother with anything smaller than 55lb, even on gas, simple because the Neon fuel pressure isn't boost referenced, so the injectors start getting small fast as the boost goes up. The first turbo Neon I did used some 42lb FFV injectors, and they hit 100% duty cycle at 10psi..
Of course you'll need something to get the computer to handle the spark advance and fuel curves properly. Some people use the AEM FIC, most people just install a MegaSquirt, even the cheapest MegaSquirt 1 unit will do what you need with that motor, but I'd go with a MegaSquirt 2 just for ease of use.
Our vendor on this site, DIYAutotune.com sells both injectors as well as MegaSquirt units.