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Mopar Scat Pack kits preserve Chrysler Group warranty

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Dodge Challenger and Charger owners can get a bit more punch from the 5.7-liter HEMI Dodge with the Mopar Scat Pack performance stage kits first shown at the 2013 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas last November.

Now the folks in Auburn Hills are making the deal even sweeter: adding a Scat Pack won’t void the Chrysler vehicle warranty.

In an industry first for such high-level OEM performance modifications, the original factory warranty will be maintained on 2014 Dodge Challengers and Chargers modified with any of the three Scat Pack kits if they are installed by an authorized dealer.

“The Scat Pack factory stage kits can help boost 5.7-liter HEMI performance up to an additional 58 horsepower and 47 lb.-ft. of torque, allowing Dodge enthusiasts to extract the maximum performance from their vehicles without the fear and guesswork typically associated with modifying late-model vehicles,” said Tim Kuniskis, Dodge brand President and CEO. “And now with a warranty guarantee, they can do so with the peace of mind that their manufacturer’s warranty remains intact.”

“The new Scat Pack kits reinforce our commitment to the performance arena,” said Mopar CEO Pietro Gorlier. “By maintaining the vehicle warranty, we are demonstrating to customers our confidence in the kits, which were built to exactly complement the Dodge Challenger and Dodge Charger by working hand-in-hand with the engineers who use factory specs to create these vehicles — exclusive knowledge available only to Mopar.”

Mopar has announced pricing, performance and parts details for the three Scat Pack performance upgrade kits available this spring for the 2014 Dodge Challenger and 2014 Dodge Charger:

    • SCAT PACK 1 – 5.7-liter ($2,195) offers gains of up to 18 horsepower and 18 lb.-ft. of torque, and includes: cold air intake, cat-back exhaust, Stage 1 performance PCM, low restriction oil filter and two Scat Pack 1 stage kit hard badges.
    • SCAT PACK 2 – 5.7-liter ($$1,895) yields increases of up to 30 horsepower. Scat Pack 2 works in conjunction with Scat Pack 1 and features Mopar performance camshaft kit including camshaft, tiebars, heavy-duty pushrods and gaskets; Stage 2 performance PCM and two Scat Pack 2 stage kit hard badges.
    • SCAT PACK 3 – 5.7-liter (MSRP: $4,995) adds 58 horsepower and 47 lb.-ft. of torque. Scat Pack 3 Works in conjunction with Scat Pack 1 & 2 and adds CNC ported cylinder heads, high-flow headers, high-flow catalysts, Stage 3 performance PCM and two Scat Pack 3 stage kit hard badges.

Charger squads: still 5-speeds?

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Allpar’s sources tell us that, despite the clear acceleration and fuel-economy benefits of the eight-speed automatic, the police are demanding that Dodge stick with the old Mercedes five-speed on Charger squad cars. In 2014, both police and civilian Chargers had the five-speed, though civilians got the eight-speed with the V6 — and in 2015, the eight-speed will be the only transmission in any civilian Dodge Charger, including the SRT....

Ford’s towing claims: brag or bluff?

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In today’s print edition of Automotive News, Larry Vellequette wrote about one more facet of the ongoing battle for bragging rights among pickup manufacturers. This time, Ram is engaged in a tussle with Ford over top towing rights. Ford claims the championship over the Ram 3500, saying its 4X4 crew cab heavy-duty pickup can tow 31,200 pounds, 1,200 more than the Ram 3500 regular cab 4X2, which Chrysler maintains has “best-in-class” towing....

Proxy service advises merger approval

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San Francisco-based Glass, Lewis & Co. has recommended that its clients approve the Fiat Chrysler merger this Friday. Glass Lewis is one of the two leading proxy service companies in the world, the other being ISS which last week advised its clients to vote down the merger. According to a Reuters report, the company said the benefits of the merger outweigh concerns about voting rights....

Does Enders-Stevens strategy open the door for Johnson?

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NHRA Pro Stock points leader Erica Enders-Stevens didn’t race at Sonoma and she won’t be competing at the Northwest Nationals in Seattle. Elite Motorsports owner Richard Freeman two-event “holiday” at the Mile-High Nationals in Denver. Despite her very impressive racing resume, Enders-Stevens lacks a real sponsor and it’s likely this was a major consideration, especially since she had built up a 241-point lead over Allen Johnson, who is second in the point standings, at the end of the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals in Norwalk, Ohio....

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