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Stock Specs
  • Year: 2000
  • Steel Blue Pearlcoat paint
  • 2 Tone interior
  • Infinity I sound system
  • DRLs
  • 2.7L V6
  • 173,000 miles when I bought it

Mods so far
  • Added exhuast tip
  • Added Dodge licensee plate brackets
  • Added Dodge leather steering wheel cover
  • Engine Conversion at 196,200 miles from 2.7 to 3.5HO with 122k on it.
  • Custom painted 3.5 plenum.
  • Replaced gray vinyl arm rest with dark slate 300M leather arm rest
  • Replaced gray cloth seats and with dark slate 300M leather seats, gained 40/60 folding rear seat.
  • Replaced original 300M rear arm rest with one that has cupholders
  • Replaced three of the four door weatherstrips
  • Replaced the aux power jack
  • Replaced stock gauges with Concorde gauge cluster
  • Installed chrome door handles
  • Installed chrome switches
  • Installed Automatic light sensor and switch
  • Replaced vinyl shifter with leather shifter
  • Replaced leather shifter with chrome shifter
  • Upgraded to 18" Mille Miglia Uno 18"x7.5" wheels. Wrapped in Michelin Pilot Alpine rubber
  • Removed dealer sticker
  • Installed OTIC
  • Installed auto dimming mirror
  • Replaced seat memory switch so now the memory works

Future Mods
  • Fix the trunk light
  • Get the center speaker to work
  • Upgrade the sound system to Infinity II
  • Get the body panels to line up properly
  • Reapply the 3.5HO badge
  • Replace gray carpet that has a hole in it with black carpet from a 300M
  • Get black floor mats
  • Change the interior color scheme to a custom dark slate on taupe scheme
  • Replace the dash with one that inst cracked
  • Upgrade to ATC
  • Get a RB1
  • Get a CD Changer
  • Replace Evaporator Core
  • Get a new a/c compressor
  • Get a cold air intake
  • Install true duals
  • Upgrade the brakes (next time I do them)
  • Have the windows tinted
  • Have a one-off front bumper of my own design made
  • Have the car repainted Deep Water Blue Pearl
  • Get Caliber SRT4 wheels
  • Gets some new exterior badging
  • Realign rear door trim
  • Possibly replace driver's door (but I may just stick with this one and have the dents fixed when it gets repainted...dunno yet)
  • Autostick
  • Considering a OEM spoiler
  • Considering Spyder headlights

And I'm sure there's more!

My name is Andrew, I live in Lawrence, Massachusetts.
I bought my Intrepid, my first car, at an auto auction in New Hampshire. It was love at first sight and I plan to keep it forever.
I paid $2,100 for it. It took me and 3 other people across country in 2007. Gave me mostly trouble free miles besides a crankshaft sensor and the fuel pump gasket up until the timing chains needed to be done. Now it's gone from the base engine to best engine (besides the Special's). ;)

Some photos from the night I brought it home:







And how it looks today:




















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These first set of photos is how she looked when I bought her.

When I got it I did a fee simple "mods"...chrome exhaust tip, leather steering wheel cover and Dodge license plate brackets.









She's seen some battle scars...my girlfriend backed it into a pole b y accident...didn't damage anything but scratched up the bumper. Then some ***** woman in a Protege sideswiped it. About a month later (last year) both it and my girlfriend's car were parked in front of the house, and were sideswiped by a stolen piece of *** Integra.

So here's some photos of the damage, plus my repairs. I'm planning to have the car completely repainted when I have the funds...











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I love the wheels. What are you sporting there?
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she's a beaut!!! I love those wheels.
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Thanks! They're Mille Miglia Uno 18"x7.5" wheels. I got them for $200. They're not perfect but I love them. I need to get some more recent pics, since they have center caps on them now.
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Found them online, or got like a deal from someone?
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very nice car. i like those wheels, do they come in 20s?
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very nice car. i like those wheels, do they come in 20s?
20's would be nice. Real nice.
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20's would be nice. Real nice.
thats what i was thinking, and how good they would look on my car.. maybe in black????
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thats what i was thinking, and how good they would look on my car.. maybe in black????
I'm thinking they'd go nicely with my white. And fill those massive wheel wells nicely too.
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Andrew, those wheels are one of the few aftermarket sets I think look good on an LH car. They fit the profile of the Intrepid almost too well.

Have you given any thought to powder coating them? Getting ride of the curb rash, and fixing the small problems with the body of the car, I think would really make that car shine.

Also, do something with your door panels! The leather seats and cloth panels don't go well together. Believe me, I went that route on my old Pontiac and hated it... just never had the chance to change it before I got the Special.

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Past: 2000 Dodge Intrepid SE - Champagne | 2001 Dodge Intrepid ES - Sapphire Blue Pearl | 2003 Pontiac Grand Prix Ivory
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Andrew, those wheels are one of the few aftermarket sets I think look good on an LH car. They fit the profile of the Intrepid almost too well.

Have you given any thought to powder coating them? Getting ride of the curb rash, and fixing the small problems with the body of the car, I think would really make that car shine.

Also, do something with your door panels! The leather seats and cloth panels don't go well together. Believe me, I went that route on my old Pontiac and hated it... just never had the chance to change it before I got the Special.
I have given thought to refinishing the wheels. I love them but I'd like them to looks perfect. Then again I feel that way about the whole car. :P

I also think they're just right sized. They fill out the wheel wells nicely without compromising ride quality. I think 20's is as far as our cars should go before they look oversized, but that's just me.

The car itself I want to completely repaint, as mentioned above. Money is no object with my car...just getting the funds set aside for mods is. haha

As for the door panels...that's all to come. I have big plans for the rest of the interior that to date I think no one else has done. ;)

Back to the wheels, I bought them off a member from *** (I dunno if freezingbelow is a member here or not, but I digress) for $200. That's why they aren't perfect, but the price was right and both the wheels and the tires are so much better than the steelies that were on it.
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Car looks really good, a far cry from what it use to be. What's with the winter tires on the 18's? Also, the car came with the infinity system from the factory? Odd for an SE.
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Car looks really good, a far cry from what it use to be. What's with the winter tires on the 18's? Also, the car came with the infinity system from the factory? Odd for an SE.
Winter eh? I dunno, but I like them, the price was right, and that's good for me. :P

Yes it came with the Infinity sound system, and interestingly, DRLs. It does not have ABS though. My car is an oddly equipped car. The dealer told me when I bought this car was an ES but someone looked it up by the VIN on the other site and it showed SE. Or something, I can't remember.
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Only reason I say winter tires is that they are Alpines lol
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