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AN: 2015 Challenger spy shots

Discussion in 'Mopar / FCA News' started by Allpar News System, Feb 14, 2014.

  1. Jeepnut

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    IIRC he bought one of the prototypes from Chrysler
     
  2. Mike V.

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    That's fine. I'd still like to see pics cuz it sounds cool.

    Things are different in Mexico, up here prototypes can't be sold for street use (remember the Viper issue a month ago).

    Mike
     
  3. Charger Red

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    You'd really love a stage 1 version then. I finally installed mine last month for fun (had the Mopar kit new in box on a shelf for almost 7 years). Driving this thing so configured makes you wish they never discontinued it. It surprises the heck out of people who suspect more "cruiser like" behavior.

    I thought you were part of this topic a few posts ago. I thought Mr. Source also had pics. I also remember pics of other models that were killed off.
     
  4. Mike V.

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    The only pic I saw was part of the car with the door open and GT Cruiser wheels. Was hoping for more details.

    Mike
     
  5. Jeepnut

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    Agreed I'd love to see pics as well just out of sheer curiousity
     
  6. JRS200x

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  8. Mr.Source

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    One more time, many times at all plants some prototypes are build, some see the light, some not.
    And just for your knowledge, at Chrysler, this happens very often, at some time, we build a prowler with a jeep body, we build many different vehicles.
    Speaking about SRT 4 , I e
    Will tell you that Mexico has the know how of Turbos, we build FOR SALE many, many stratus, sebring, and cirrus with the Turbos in, so don't ask such questions if you don't have a idea of what youvare talking about, or to whom you are asking such kind of questions.

    You put a smile on my face,

    Thanks.
     
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  9. BigDaddySRT

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    That didn't answer the question. When did SRT produce an SRT-4 PT Cruiser?
     
  10. Mr.Source

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    You can look at it Mike, it IS a true SRT 4 the only one that survived, about the wheels I liked them, in fact I was able to put the kind of wheels I liked from the stock we had, but those were the ones I liked.
     
  11. tomaz

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    Honestly in 2002, A SRT vehicle didnt have to have "SRT" in its name to be considered a SRT.... Prowler is a prime example
     
  12. Mr.Source

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    Can't give you the exact day but I'll try to do my best.

    I remember were back in early 2004 when in a cold morning we were told to build an SRT 4 PT, so since TOLUCA were just the ones who were able to resolve the problem of installing a powertrain for production in the PT Cruiser, now we had the enormus pleasure to be assigned to that special project.

    We remember well that our boss who was at a top level at MB told us to play with that idea, so we PRODUCED a SRT4 PT CONVERIBLE, just search for it, you will find that there were a couple of SRT 4 PT Cruisers, of course, those NEVER went to USA.

    if that's fine for you ok, if not I'm sorry for you...
     
  13. Mike V.

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    I'm not arguing with you, but Toluca started building 2.4 Turbo GT Cruisers in 2003 that had the same engine and HP ratings as the SRT-4.

    Questions for you:

    Is it an automatic?
    Did it have unique suspension?
    What wheels were originally on it?

    Thanks, looks like a nice car. I always like the GT Cruiser here in the US.

    Mike
     
  14. JRS200x

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    Did you look at the pictures? The automatic question is answered in those pictures...
     
  15. Mike V.

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    I did, just confirming. Thanks

    Mike
     
  16. BigDaddySRT

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    Ok... I get it now. Toluca produced a PT Cruiser with the 2.4L DOHC Turbo Motor from the NEON SRT-4. Which we all know.

    You tell everyone it's actually an PT Cruiser SRT-4... which it isn't.
     
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  17. Dave Z

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    I think Mr. Source is saying they made prototypes of an SRT4 PT but it was maybe not approved for sale.

    Gotta say the traction at the front tires was iffy even on the GT. Replacing the Goodyear RS-A tires, which were superb on our 300M and Neon but disastrous on the PT-GT, helped dramatically. Those tires tended to last over 60,000 miles on Neons, 40,000 on 300Ms... 10,000 on the PT and they were bald and dangerous and they weren't great when new, either, terrible in rain or snow. Put on much cheaper BFGs or some such and the car was transformed.
     
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    I have never had luck with Goodyear RS-A's, my 2002 Neon had them and were terrible, my 200 S had them and didn't last 25k. I had the original Michelin Pilot Sports on my first SRT-4, they lasted 20k but I replaced them with some Kumho's and were still fine when I sold the car. I've had the best luck with Michelin, BFG and Kuhmo. I've never had a good set of Goodyears.
     
  19. hmk123

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    So where are new spy photos showing more of the new Challenger? Only 16 days to go...
     
  20. Mike V.

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    Spy photos from professional photons cost money.

    More than likely we are in the embargo period.

    Mike
     

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