MPx Crash Bar / Chassis Reinforcement, 03-05 Neon SRT-4

Model Number: 220164-CRASHBAR
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 !

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 !

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.

Ask a Product Question

  • Anonymous
    Would this fit a 4 inch intercooler
    1 Answer
    • Modern Performance

      No. Definitely not, this is designed to only fit 3.5 inch thick cores or smaller.
  • Brady
    Will this fit the AGP Race intercooler?
    1 Answer
    • Customer Service Rep

      The AGP race intercooler uses a 4.5 inch thick core so this will definitely not work. The maximum thickness of the core must be 3.5 inch thick or smaller.
  • Jose
    Would the Godspeed intercooler fit? I believe it's a little smaller than the mpx?
    1 Answer
    • Customer Service Rep

      We cannot verify fitment of every brand of intercooler. Please just compare the core sizes we have published on this page and compare it to whatever you have. If it has the same size or smaller, it will most likely work.