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Cars > Challenges > “Project: Aaroncoupe” Vs “The Skittle”


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Kearney, Nebraska
United States

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Pine Bluff, Arkansas
United States


1987 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS Aerocoupe

“Project: Aaroncoupe”

2004 Dodge Neon SRT-4

“The Skittle”

Photo of: 1987 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
Photo of: 2004 Dodge Neon SRT-4

No longer owned


Head to Head


About “Project: Aaroncoupe”

This car is pretty much stock besides the override of the smog system and the computer system

In my street racing days, I beat a lot of cars in this Monte. All of them were before the rebuild with a 150,000 mile motor, haha. to list a few

-1996 Mustang
-2003 Dodge Ram 5.7 Hemi
-lots of rice grinders

My only loss thus far was against a 1996 trans am. It was a buddy of mine, I knew I didn't have a chance but raced anyway to see what I had, and got embarrased haha. It has a lot of poop for a 305, can't imagine how an LS1 would do in her :D

About “The Skittle”



Specs for “Project: Aaroncoupe”

305 HO V8. Auto Trans. One wheel wonder at the moment

Specs for “The Skittle”

04-05 SRT4's:

Final assembly plant : Belvidere, Il
MSRP : 20,995 (04-05)
4-dr compact sedan
Curb weight : 2984lbs
Weight Dist : 62.5F/37.5R
Wheelbase : 105.00"
Length : 174.40"
Width : 67.40"
Height : 56.00"
Fuel capacity : 12.5gal
EPA Fuel economy : 22mpg city/30mpg highway
0-60MPH : 5.3 sec (Car & Driver)
1/4 mile : 13.8-14.2sec (various magazine tests)
1/4 mile trap : 98-103MPH
Top speed : 153MPH (drag limited)
skidpad : .86g

Engine code A855
Block construction : Cast iron, closed deck, split crankcase
87.5mm (3.44") bore x 101.0mm (3.94") stroke
2429cc displacement (148ci)
8.1:1 compression ratio
96mm bore spacing
238.14mm deck height
Pistons : Cast by Mahle, eutectic aluminum ("the suck" in boosted engines)
151mm Forged connecting rods with cracked caps, & threaded in 9mm rod bolts
Rod/Stroke ratio : 1.50:1
Crank : Cast high hardness steel
Main bearing diameter : 60mm
Rod bearing diameter : 50mm
Cast aluminum heads : 48deg pent roof w/ partial cloverleaf between intake valves, hydraulically adjusted rocker arm with roller cam followers.
Intake valve : 34.80mm; 24.46 degrees
Exhaust valve : 28.45mm; 23.5 degrees
Reverse scroll Mitsu TD04LR-16Gk w/6cm2 turbine inlet turbo.
Compressor bypass (BOV) built into compressor housing.
Exhaust Manifold and turbine housing ("hot side" of the turbo) are cast as one piece by Mitsu from High nickel Ni-resist steel
Cast aluminum tube and fin FMIC
Multi port fuel injected
04+ DCx rated (58psi) 577cc/min injectors (378cc/min under "normal" fuel pressure, 43psi; 03's were 10% smaller so do the math)
2003's rated at 215bhp/245wtq
2004-2005 rated at 230bhp/250wtq

NVG T850 HD 5-speed manual transmission
Constant mesh, fully synchronized (including reverse)
Quaife ATB differential
Equal length half shafts/axles/CV's
Sachs performance clutch & pressure plate (rated @ 260 ft-lbs of torque)
Gear Ratios:
1st : 3.65
2nd : 2.05
3rd : 1.37
4th : .97
5th : .76
Reverse : 3.47
Final Drive ratio : 3.53

170lb/in front springs; 125lb/in rear springs
Specially valved Tokico struts/dampers
24mm front sway bar; 17mm rear sway bar
4 wheel disc brakes with ABS
front : 11.0" vented rotors, 57mm single piston caliper
Rear : 10.6" non-vented rotors, 36mm single piston caliper
17x6 5x100 (+45mm offset) wheels
205/50/17 BFG KWD2 tires (Michilen Pilot Sport tires on '03's)


Factory Options for “Project: Aaroncoupe”

A/C, Power Steering, Tilt, Cruise, AM/FM Stereo, SS wheels

Factory Options for “The Skittle”

None... it's the base SRT4, no sunroof, kicker system etc.


Mods for “Project: Aaroncoupe”

Override of smog and computer system, RV cam
2 inch drop spindles

Mods for “The Skittle”

AGP 3" Cold air intake;
NGK 4306 (LZTR5A-13) plugs;
Crane 8.5mm Firewires;
Modern Performance (MPx) Ignition Coil Heat Shield;
Joe P MBC;
"ED TIP sensor mod";
MaxxFab 3" turboback Side Exit exhaust (no cat, 8" widebody resonator);
180 deg t'stat;
Forward Motion adj. WGA;
ACT Clutch ;
DSS Level 3 Axles;
Vented Catch Can;
Mopar Short throw shifter;
Booger shift linkage bushings;
AEM UEGO wideband;
Autometer 30psi boost guage;
MPx FMIC (24x12x3.5);
Exhaust depot Hardpipes;
AGP Block off plate (removes Mopar BLV/BOV)

Prothane "Race" Motor Mount Inserts;
DC Sports front & Rear Strut tower bars;
Progress 27mm front sway bar; 22mm Rear sway bar;
Goldline lowering springs;
Goldline EZ Camber kits;
Hawk HPS front & rear brake pads;
Prothane rear endlinks & bushings

17"x8" ASA AR1 (Black/polished) wheels;
235/45 Summimoto HTRZ II Tires;
24.5"x8"x15" MT ET Drags on 15x7 ASA AR1's;
35% E-blue window tint;
"rolled bumper mod"
"Shorty"/cut antenna;
Clear sidemarkers/corners

MPx SRT4 style polished aluminum shift knob;
Beltronics FX2 Performance meter;
Dual A-pillar guage pod;
Kicker Solo Baric SL5 10" sub
Memphis 1000w amp

To come:
Fuel, "built engine", big turbo... maybe


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