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Dodge Challenger

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

  1. Seagondollar

    Seagondollar Active Member

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    Saw my first Challenger today. An orange one on Hwy 1 just past 540 in Raleigh, NC. Anyone who suggests the proportions of this car aren't right need to get their eyeballs recalibrated. It looks impressive.
     
  2. Dave Z

    Dave Z It's me, Dave
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    "There is a reason F1 cars don't ride on 22" wheels. smaller wheels weigh less, also produce less "flywheel" effect, which helps with fuel economy and braking."

    "I thought larger wheels allowed for tires with less sidewall for better handling?"

    There is, as with so many things, a balance to be struck. With less power you need less "tire patch" so you can get away with smaller wheels and still have the lower sidewall area. That's one reason why they oversized the tires in the PT Cruiser GT: the turbo caused easy wheelspin of the front tires. In the 1960s it was not unheard of to have larger rear tires for that acceleration-adhesion and smaller front tires.

    The best cornering doesn't necessarily come from the cars with the best acceleration... lots of tradeoffs.
     
  3. BillP2R

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    You only have to look back to the Crossfire for a vehicle with larger rear tires than front tires.

    ---------------------- Bill
     
  4. Locomotion

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    There was a Challenger on the lot of a Dodge dealer on Hwy. 301 just west of the Maryland/Virginia border in Virginia. I almost hit the brakes & turned around. But I had my race car in tow and had to get to a friend's house in MD.

    As for tires, the 1970 Challenger T/A had larger tires in the back. I forgot what combo of 60-series tires it had, but it was G & E, G & F or F & E.
     
  5. JohnRogers

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    So based on the needs above, what tire wheel combo would folks recomend among what Dodge is offering for the 2009 Challenger R/T?

    Check this out from Red Letter Dodge! I don't like it for me but it is of interest since we talked about earlier.
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    Now, don't go ignoring my question above!
     
  6. 68RT

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    Almost all of the "Large Diameter" tires are also very low profile which allows almost no give in the sidewalls creating two issues. 1) Very rough ride. 2) Lots of tire and wheel sales because there is no give in the tire when you hit a large chuckhole or curb. (Tire shops love them.) Another issue is that most of them actually have a smaller contact patch from the stiff sidewalls.
     
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  8. 04RAMSRT10

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    Hey change those stipes to white and add a broken stripe on the C pillar. That will be kick a.
     
  9. DGdaPilot

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    Looks sick! Can't wait.
     
  10. JohnRogers

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    i don't care for that stripe option at all. looks cheap and unimaginative.

    hope that's just some joe-shmo's rendering and not an actual Chrysler option!!
     
  13. soliday

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  14. georgejetson

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    It's an official Chrysler pic. It's not yet an official Chrysler-offered option.

    I wouldn't order it -- me, I want a matte black hood and a bumblebee stripe, though I'll probably settle for the "standard" stripes -- but I think it looks okay.
     
  15. CudaAAR

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    The 1970 Dodge Challenger T/A had Goodyear white-lettered Polyglas tires- E60X15 on the front and G60X15 on the rear. A regular R/T had F70X14 Polyglas ties all around.
     
  16. soliday

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    I don't know if this has been stated before, but according to my source, a picture of a hard top convertible has been circulated to some of the dealers as a possible concept car for next year's auto show.
     
  17. feld0028

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    Someone post that pic! A hardtop as in a folding hardtop like the cirrus, or a removable hardtop?
     
  18. soliday

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    [quote name='Top 'Nana' post='967326' date='Jun 11 2008, 01:14 PM']Someone post that pic! A hardtop as in a folding hardtop like the cirrus, or a removable hardtop?[/quote]

    I was told it was similar to the Sebring folding hardtop.
     
  19. JohnRogers

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    For a $3755 more you get IRS, five passenger capcity and better standard equipment.
     
  20. BillP2R

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    Say one on the road today.

    Struck me as all seams and gaps.

    ---------------------- Bill
     

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