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Dodge Challenger

Discussion in 'New Challenger, 300, Magnum, Charger' started by hemi_magnum, Nov 21, 2005.

  1. DGdaPilot

    DGdaPilot Active Member

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    Driven correctly, current Daytona's will do 12.9 to 13.4 quarter miles and 5.0 to 5.5 0-60. Challenger should be quite a bit quicker...especially with that 6 speed.
     
  2. 6 Pack

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    I certainly hope so , but usually a 6spd carries extra weight over a 5spd , perhaps the gearing will be appropriate for quick launches , remains to be seen ......
     
  3. DGdaPilot

    DGdaPilot Active Member

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    Forgive me, but I transposed the numbers in my head. I meant to say that stock Daytona's will do 13.9 to 14.4 in the 1/4.

    Sorry.
     
  4. woodstock

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    I find that the gearing is a little strange for the challenger. Usually, manufacturers put the lower geared rear ends into the automatics, because the autos are slower off the line. That way, they try to make up for the lost performance of using an automatic.

    In the Challenger, the manuals get the lower gears in the rear end.
     
  5. neonturbo

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    Look at the overall top gear ratio. The auto has less overdrive so it needs a lower numeric ratio to make up for it. In other words the RPM at highway speed with the auto and the stick will be close to the same.


    4 speed .69x3.62=2.51
    5 speed .83x3.06=2.54
    6 speed .50x3.73=1.86
    6 speed .50x3.91=1.99

    I bet with tire size taken into account it will all be very similar RPM. If they used a 3.06 final with .5 overdrive you would probably be lucky to have enough torque to keep speed up.
     
  6. nitroram33

    nitroram33 Well-Known Member

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    The 5-speed also has a much lower (higher numerically) first gear than both the 4-speed auto and the TR6060 so it doesn't need as much rear gear ratio to get moving...
     
  7. woodstock

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    OK. That might be alright.

    Still - I'm wondering if I can get the lower gears into a 5 speed automatic Challenger. Replace the 3.06 with 3.73.
     
  8. CudaAAR

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    I don't think you can swap gears because of the computer programming.
     
  9. CudaAAR

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    The follwing was posted by a Dodge vendor on redletterdodge.com:

    "Plum crazy and sublime green this year for those of you who want this option.
    I actually had seen the pics of the two cars in that color today and possibly a burnt yellow not like top bananna yellow,I couldnt make out that color for the life of me it was not anything I had seen before but it was yellow(burnt).

    I was also told a shaker hood id in the works!

    So not to worry its gonna happen I had seen the pics in the demo car I was in today and asked if they’d make it in those colors and the guy just smiled,of coarse we are!

    I know this they are taking orders on the Rt like in less than 30 days from what i was told mid april at the latest."

    If this information is true, it is FANTASTIC!
     
  10. DGdaPilot

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    Maybe it was Detonator Yellow....which was used on the 2007 Super Bee's.
     
  11. Dave Z

    Dave Z It's me, Dave
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    The Mopar accessories are not "not factory installed" because of "EPA junk." (Like the EPA cares if you buy a vehicle cover, bright pedal kit, or chrome door sills.) The Mopar accessories are DEALER items. If they made all those things options, it would drive the factory crazy. They're trying to simplify production... the profit's probably higher too becuase they can make more stuff with lower volumes and not worry about keeping any of it forever as warranty replacements.
     
  12. PAMoparMan

    PAMoparMan MoPaR oR No CaR

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    So the question is, is there a credit for the stock hood and factory wheels that get upgraded? If not, those should be fun trying to strap to the roof to bring home. :rolleyes: Keeping this stuff as dealer accessories makes sense for the factory though.
     
  13. 04RAMSRT10

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    I would like to clarify an earlier statement of EPA junk, I should have said that headers certainly would not be avilable if for no other reason than EPA standards for productions cars. I will also say that I did see a 2008 Ram with a Mopar chrome accent package. It appeared to be factory installed as it was on the factory window sticker. It included many parts to include chrome side molding, chrome nerf bars, and steel wheel well liners. It was a sharp package for around $1700.00.
     
  14. oh2o

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    Chrysler Canada Introduces 2009 Dodge Challenger Lineup and Announces Pricing for the Limited-Volume 2008 Challenger SRT8®
    • The ultimate muscle coupe is back, packed with modern technology and sophistication
    • Unprecedented demand building for first year version of new muscle car
    • Challenger SRT8® model to be the best value in SRT8 lineup
    • Available Canadian-only limited-edition 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 500 model to identify exclusive limited-volume first year vehicles and pay tribute to Dodge’s strong racing heritage
    • Full 2009 Challenger lineup offers dynamic coupes at a wide variety of content levels and engine/transmission choices
    • Complete 2009 Dodge Challenger lineup to arrive this fall
    Dodge announced pricing today for the modern interpretation of the ultimate muscle coupe. The limited-volume 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8® will have a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $44,995 (which excludes $1300 destination), and offer modern features such as 20” SRT Design wheels, high-performance suspension, dual-exhaust, and high-intensity discharge headlamps. Powered by the SRT 6.1 litre, 425-hp HEMI® engine, the new Challenger will be one of the top “Bang for the Buck” products on the market, and Chrysler Canada’s best value in its SRT8 lineup. Later this year, four 2009 Dodge Challenger models will be offered in Canada: Dodge Challenger SE, Dodge Challenger SXT, Dodge Challenger R/T and Dodge Challenger SRT8. Pricing for the complete all-new Dodge Challenger lineup will be announced at a later date.

    2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 500

    For the 2008 Model Year only, Canadian automotive enthusiasts will have the chance to own the Limited-Edition Dodge Challenger SRT8 500.
    • First year collectors edition Dodge Challenger SRT8 500 is reminiscent of the 1969 Dodge Charger 500 and is a testament to Dodge’s strong racing heritage
    • The Challenger SRT8 500 shares many of the attributes associated with Dodge racing heritage such as its HEMI performance, Sure grip differential, performance brakes and unique performance exhaust, suspension and steering
    • 0-60 mph in less than five seconds
    2008 Challenger SRT8 500 models will be available in Black, Silver and HEMI Orange. All will feature a special 500 badge in front grille, 500 badge in the instrument panel, and all customers will receive a unique Certificate of Authenticity. The Challenger SRT8 500 will be powered by a 6.1-liter HEMI V-8 engine mated to a five speed automatic transmission with AutoStick that boasts 425 horsepower and 420 lb.-ft. of torque.

    The 2008 Challenger SRT8 500 will also include a wide range of high tech equipment such as dual “carbon-fiber” hood stripes, harkening back to the original Dodge Challenger, AM/FM 6 disc DVD MP3 radio, 13 speakers Kicker SRT High Performance Audio, UConnect® Hands Free Communication, Security Alarm and Rearview auto dim mirror with microphone.

    Interior 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 500 highlights include race-inspired leather seats with added bolstering and an exclusive orange accent stripe, exclusive stitched accents on the seats and steering wheel, four-bomb gauges with tachometer and speedometer in the center, and an SRT-exclusive Reconfigurable Display (RCD) with Performances Pages that provide drivers instant feedback on 0–100 km/h time, 100–0 km/h braking, g-forces and ¼-mile time.

    “The demand and enthusiasm generated by the Dodge Challenger is unprecedented,” said Reid Bigland, President and CEO – Chrysler Canada Inc. “The passion is especially fervent with enthusiasts and our dealers who understand the collectible nature of a first year sports car and have made it clear: They want their limited-edition 2008 Challenger SRT8 500 and they want it now. We will work with our dealers to get them out in the coming months and then to roll out the full lineup of 2009 models including V-6, HEMI and HEMI SRT8 versions.”

    2009 Dodge Challenger Lineup - Essential Hardware

    Four 2009 Dodge Challenger models will be offered in Canada: Dodge Challenger SE, Dodge Challenger SXT, Dodge Challenger R/T and Dodge Challenger SRT8.
    The Dodge Challenger SE powered by the 3.5-litre High-Output V-6 with a four-speed automatic transmission produces 250 horsepower (186 kW) and 250 lb.-ft of torque (339 N•m)

    The Dodge Challenger SXT will include standard 18” aluminum wheels, Anti-lock 4-wheel disc brakes, all-speed traction control, leather wrapped steering wheel, power 8-way driver seat, security alarm and fog lamps.
    The Dodge Challenger R/T features the new-generation 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine with five-speed automatic transmission that produces 370 horsepower (276 kW) and 398 lb.-ft. of torque (540 N•m).

    For 2009, the HEMI engine is upgraded to get an estimated five percent improvement in fuel economy as well as an increase of 30 horsepower (8 per cent) and 8 lb.-ft. improved torque over a greater range of engine speeds. The Dodge Challenger R/T also offers a precision shift six-speed manual transmission combined with the new-generation HEMI-powered engine that will produce 375 horsepower (280 kW) and 404 lb.-ft. of torque (548 N•m) when running on premium fuel.

    The 2009 Dodge Challenger SRT8 features an SRT-exclusive 6.1-liter HEMI V-8 engine with five-speed automatic transmission with Auto Stick that generates a blistering 425 horsepower (317 kW) and 420 lb.-ft. of torque (310 N•m). The vehicle can go from zero to 60 mph in less than five seconds. The Dodge Challenger SRT8 also offers a precision shift six-speed manual transmission.

    Patterned off the Dodge Charger architecture, the front suspension and five-link independent rear suspension system on all Dodge Challenger models provide excellent ride and handling characteristics.

    Essential Styling

    The Dodge Challenger design team strived to stay true to the concept revealed at the 2006 North American International Auto Show, while drawing upon elements from the original Challenger.

    On the exterior, the long, raised hood with scoops and recessed grille with round dual-headlamps are reminiscent of the original Dodge Challenger. The bold A-line, or character line, that runs from stem to stern gives the all-new 2009 Dodge Challenger an instantly recognizable muscle car profile. Retro dual rectangular exhaust outlets complete the look from the rear.

    On the interior, the trapezoidal theme of the door-panel cove and gauge cluster, dark headliner and slanted shifter console are inspired by the original Dodge Challenger. The modern interpretation of the Dodge Challenger offers exceptional rear seating for a two-door coupe, achieving best-in-class rear head (37.4 inches) and leg (32.6 inches) room compared to the competition. Coupled with best- in-class cargo space (16.2 cu. ft.) — equal to the Dodge Charger — the all-new 2009 Dodge Challenger offers added comfort and functionality.

    Essential Technology, Safety and Security Features

    The all-new Dodge Challenger offers customers a full range of innovative technologies, including:
    • MyGIG™ provides a cutting-edge multimedia audio and entertainment system, with built-in navigation and 30G of media storage
    • UConnect provides convenient, hands-free communication with Bluetooth® cellular phones
    • SIRIUS Digital Satellite Radio offers a variety of subscription-based radio programs and music for enhanced listening enjoyment
    • Keyless Go allows the driver to start the vehicle with the push of button
    • Remote Start starts a secured vehicle with the key fob for added convenience
    Dodge Challenger offers more than 25 safety and security features, including:
    • Anti-lock brakes (ABS) modulate the brakes for the driver to provide steering control while braking
    • Electronic Stability Program (ESP) applies selective braking or throttle reduction to control over steer and under steer
    • Brake Assist ensures maximum braking action during panic stops
    • Traction Control reduces the throttle and/or applies selective braking to optimize traction during acceleration
    • Hill Start Assist for Manual Transmission applications to assist the driver in launching the vehicle on an incline
    Dodge Challenger Production

    The all-new Dodge Challenger will be built at the Brampton Assembly Plant in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. It will be built on the same assembly line as the Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger.
     
  15. TurboAWD

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    Whats the deal with the race cars? Thought they were going to be "available in weeks"..?
     
  16. faterotong

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    Yes! It's gonna cost less than the SRT-8 Charger! lol I can't wait to buy one....lol
     
  17. dartndodge

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    Maybe a Ltd edition SRT-8 could be an opportunity for Dodge to get rid of that Stupid!! Ram emblem from its passenger cars.
    The Ram thing is fine for a truck (sort of), but not appropriate for cars.
    Like, Im gonna Ram everyone off the road...what out Ewe. :p

    Time to bring back a modernized (or just traditional) authentic Dodge symbol...

    The Fratzog.

    For anyone who doent know (you all should!), its the Triangulated symbol on Dodges of the 60s and 70s.

    I wooould much preffer that on the hood of my new Chally than a SHEEP!! (or is it a GOAT...NO,NO,NO,NO, :eek: !!!)
     
  18. oh2o

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    What?? You mean you don't have yours yet??
     
  19. superduckie5000

    superduckie5000 THE MAD DUCK
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    How Many More Days Till Volume Production ? !

    TMD :lol:
     
  20. fordbronco

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    Production of the Challenger at Brampton is scheduled to start the last week in March. Challengers will be shipped to the US beginning the last week in April and will arrive at American dealers for May. Canadian Challengers will be produced after that and are set for a "summer release." Brampton will shutdown in July for tooling and training. 2009 model production will begin the first week of August for September delivery. If there is any consolation, it is that there will only be a few months wait between the 08s and 09s (sticks, shakers, and such). Remember, if your name isn't on the dealer's original bill of sale, you are not the original owner. If you are not the original owner, you are buying a used car. So, if you are willing to pay MSRP+ for a 2008 Challenger it is advisable to buy it from a dealer rather than an individual.
     

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