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    No there really are not. I am not sure if a csrt has been in the 10s yet.

    I was going to sugest a Diablosport tuner since its typically the first and most gainful mod on a neon and they do not even make them for calibers.
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    Is it the same motor? Its turbo, so the typical big gain mods still apply. Intake for important noises, exhaust and tune for more Boooost

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    i remembering hearing about evo owners swapping the eclipse/talon computers just to run dsmlink. wonder if anyone has swapped the neon srt computer into the csrt

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    Different drivetrain all together. The only thing they have in common is the name.

    I should have linked this company earlier, this is the longest running neon parts vendor/retailer.

    http://www.modernperformance.com/category/srtcaliber

    Here is a link for the discontinued mopar stage one for the caliber. The photos do not load for some reason but some of the info on what the stage one improves.

    http://www.modernperformance.com/product/441/
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    Just found this thread, sounds like if you can find a used stage one ecu, a drop in filter and a a better downpipe you can dyno over 300whp.

    http://www.srtforums.com/forums/f106...rt-4-a-586302/
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    Yeah I was looking at a few parts at Modern Performance and their prices seem pretty reasonable. There IS a bit of stuff out there so I'll be taking my time and enjoying it as I go. I already ordered a blow off plate which is pretty easy to install by the look of it so its a start but I don't really want to go super crazy yet. 300hp wouldn't be a bad number in my mind, I know that I have read the stock airbox is about as good as a CAI so I may just buy a drop in K&N, Downpipe (Really dont understand why their price is so high on these) and exhaust at some point. I really didn't realize how much I missed doing car shit. I got some expensive hobbies!
    Brett
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    Cars are stupid expensive and compared to most guys on here what I do is beyond mild. Exhaust for the csrt and nsrt are way overpriced. The nsrt downpipe is completely straight with a 45 degree bend, needswings wants 400 for a 3 inch version with a cut out.
    The nsrt factory air box is very well designed also, most throw a drop in filter and spend the money on exhaust since its 2.25 from the factory.
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    It seems the exhaust choices in some cases make these things sound super ricey and obnoxiously loud too. I'd prefer a little more noise but not that dirtbike sound. As far as the downpipe goes I wonder if I could have one made for less because $200ish for a short section of pipe with a bung welded on is just nuts.
    Brett
    '08 Dodge Caliber SRT4--Diablosport tune, MPx muffler, K&N drop in, Custom downpipe, Custom torque bars, Bwoody check valve, TurboXS 50 mm RFL Type H BOV. Running 19 psi.
    '67 Checker Marathon A-12E--283 V8, Powerglide (Classy ass cruiser)

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    Well I havent done much to the car other than a few badge changes, Mopar blue plate blow off, K&N drop in (Since all the Caliber guys say the stock box is as good as any CAI). I just ordered a Diablosport Intech tuner for it which should push it over the 300hp mark with the addition of a colder set of sparkplugs and my HIDs showed up today. I'm making a little progress here and there.
    Brett
    '08 Dodge Caliber SRT4--Diablosport tune, MPx muffler, K&N drop in, Custom downpipe, Custom torque bars, Bwoody check valve, TurboXS 50 mm RFL Type H BOV. Running 19 psi.
    '67 Checker Marathon A-12E--283 V8, Powerglide (Classy ass cruiser)

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    always liked those cars, still do - wouldn't mind daily driving one. Just seems like a good practical car with the potential to have some fun. I like them a lot more than the neon. Though since I still see them usually around 12k+ I'd probably just fork over the extra for an Evo for the AWD though it'd probably be older as well.

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