MPx Front Crash Bar, 03-05 Neon SRT-4
Have you removed your factory crash bar to install a larger intercooler?
If so, then your car isnt protected for low speed impacts, because in a low speed impact your bumper will crumple into the intercooler, which will push into the radiator, into the fans, and into the motor.
Also, when you remove the factory crash bar, your removing some of the rigidity your car had due to the extra reinforcement of the crash bar. This means that during cornering, and hard acceleration your chassis could be flexing/twisting.
Now, nothing is as good for protection as the factory crash bar, but when you want to install a larger intercooler you really have no choice but to remove the factory crash bar. So, what we did is we created a crash bar/chassis reinforcement bar with the little room we had.
We started off with 2 inch rectangular 16 gauge steel, along with .20 inch thick bar plate for the ends and created a chassis reinforcement bar/crash bar for use with the MPx intercooler. (as of this writing, we have been able to confirm that it also fits the Spearco intercooler). Also, this is only 12 lbs so its strong, but yet fairly light !
The bar is fully welded, and is then powdercoated in matte finish black for longevity and great looks. This is not a spraypainted finish that will chip of wear off !
WONT AFFECT PERFORMANCE
We designed this crash bar so that it wont affect the performance of your intercooler. Air still freely passes through the front bumper into your intercooler!
Because this crash bar/reinforcement bar utilizes factory mounting holes, theres no drilling, no cutting, chopping, etc. We provide new bolts for mounting and if you can install an intercooler, you can install this !
STEALTH – CANT BE SEEN WITH BUMPER ON!
We designed this so that once your bumpers installed, it cannot be seen.
NOTE: there is no aftermarket crash bar as good as the factory crash bar for frontal impacts. Removing your factory crash bar is at your own risk.