Comments - 4 Top Challenger Tune Jobs

Published: Nov 04, 2012
Description: The Dodge Challenger is both good looking and pretty powerful in stock form. That being said, there's nothing wrong with beefing up the Challenger's engine and slapping a fresh coat of paint...
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Patrick Schalk Nov 04, 2012
Jeff Dunhams purple Chally should've been in here. That thing is nasty.
Description: German-based tuner CCG Automotive spared no expense on its Challenger SRT8 tune job. The American muscle car's power output was boosted to 600hp and 470 lb-ft of torque thanks to a slew of engine...
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Shane Carroll Nov 05, 2012
An engine is nothing more than an air pump. The bigger the cylinder, the more air is able to be drawn in and compressed. There's a reason why top fuels run 800+cu in V8s instead of 302s
Shane Carroll Nov 05, 2012
Also if you'll notice, cars with a higher hp to liter are almost always more expensive. Displacement is the easiest, cheapest and most reliable way to build power. Thats why you see 1000hp NA Big Blocks and 2000hp with twin turbos
Aaron Crisp Nov 04, 2012
Me too Tim!
Lou Guerrero Nov 04, 2012
Haha never fails. Bench racing sucks. See these drivetrains at a track and judge from there. That's why World Challenge GTS class races great. NA, FI and V8s all mixing it up.
Tim Preisinger Nov 04, 2012
Aaron, I love that saying!
Justin Routh Nov 04, 2012
Oh and LS engines usually weigh much less than their competitors.for example The GTR's engine is waaay heavier than the ones in the Z06 and ZR1. Just cuz theyve got alot of displacement doesnt mean theyre heavy. OHV is boss
Aaron Crisp Nov 04, 2012
What was it that Carroll Shelby said? Something like "Horsepower sells cars but torque wins races."
Tim Preisinger Nov 04, 2012
I hate this argument... HP to liters doesn't mean anything..
Patrick Schalk Nov 04, 2012
Paul I realize that. I'm saying some engines have more cams and valves depending on design. For example Fords 4.6 and LS motors. Different designs.
Justin Routh Nov 04, 2012
@ellis youre also gonna have to throw on a twin turbo to reach the numbers of a NA V8. When you add the weight of two turbos, intercooler, piping its gonna add well over 100 lbs and you'll still never have that powerband the v8 will have ;)
Paul Pattillo Nov 04, 2012
Pushrod engines still have cams and valves. Haha
Patrick Schalk Nov 04, 2012
Higher displacement means more torque. These Hemis are pushrod motors. Extremely simple and reliable. Yeah you can get more hp per liter if you start adding cams, valves, etc. But that's more parts to fail and replace.
Kyle Rawn Nov 04, 2012
Yeah it's easier to get a higher hp:liter ratio with smaller displacement engines. Plus many of the higher displacement aren't as tuned to get an awesome ratio out of the factory.
Patrick Schalk Nov 04, 2012
What bummer are you talking about? I'm so sick of this same damn conversation. I can't count how many times I've gotten myself into this
Kyle Rawn Nov 04, 2012
@ Ellis, ummm not really. Even the 6.2L W12 only makes 500hp. The 4.0L in the M3 only makes 414. So your argument is sorta invalid.
Patrick Schalk Nov 04, 2012
Ellis we like torque. And they may be able to get that out of a small engine but it usually involves some kind of FI.
Aaron Crisp Nov 04, 2012
And to get the same performance as this, how much does that 4 liter cost?
Aaron Crisp Nov 04, 2012
@Ellis There is no proper replacement for displacement.
Mladen Sakotic Nov 27, 2012
IMO this style of doors only look good on Lamborghini. There is a reason everyone call them Lamborghini doors
Dimitry Mikhailovich Malikov Nov 07, 2012
I mean the doors! The wheels are cool.
Dimitry Mikhailovich Malikov Nov 07, 2012
Everything is decent except the paintjob and the wheels.
Daniel Levy Nov 05, 2012
Ugly paintjob
Tyler Tarbox Nov 05, 2012
Doors ruin it.
Author Norman R. Colson Nov 04, 2012
Lime green is a horrible color for a muscle car like this, dark green or candy paint green if you want to show off but c'mon!
Colby Church Nov 04, 2012
The green and black look good together, in fact, one of my cars, a 1999 Eclipse has a black and Lime green paint scheme, and it's pretty sick. The white throws it off too much, it needs to go. Maybe some flat black there or something.
Lou Guerrero Nov 04, 2012
Better be fast because it looks like an entire daycare puked on a Chally with shitty doors.
Clay Williams Nov 04, 2012
Leave the body alone.
Clay Williams Nov 04, 2012
I love the challenger but this is bad. The people who make these mods need to realize that car company's spend millions of $s developing the look of these cars and that all they do is cheapen the look. I think mods should stick to engines but...
Haydar Hassoun Nov 04, 2012
change the color
Kevin Jugelz Pooe Nov 04, 2012
Normal doors please
Author Norman R. Colson Nov 04, 2012
It looks so weird with foreign plates! Lol
Bill Estep Jr Nov 04, 2012
At least at this angle
Bill Estep Jr Nov 04, 2012
Like the green n white but I think they used it all wrong
Carlton Salmon Nov 04, 2012
Change the doors.
Description: The Challenger Rallye Redline Edition is an in-house Dodge tune job that made its debut at the 2012 Festival of LXs. (The event is said to be the largest U.S. gathering of Dodge Magnums, Challengers, ...
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Dimitry Mikhailovich Malikov Nov 07, 2012
Now that looks good!
Author Norman R. Colson Nov 05, 2012
Yeah awfully loaded challenger is at least 26-30k plus. It's a rough economy and gas is no joke plus insurance. Lol, don't get me started. Besides if you can't get a v8, the v6 model just as nice.
Greg Lewis Nov 05, 2012
The 305hp v6 is for us who can't afford a 50k, 400 monthly insurance. I'm glad dodge did something for the "little" guy. I have a 2011 rallye and use it about 2kmiles monthly, I would be driving a civic if it wasn't for a decent mpg and cheap one.
Clay Williams Nov 04, 2012
See this is good because they didn't really change the body.
Connor Scanlon Nov 04, 2012
This ones classy. It doesn't have all those hideous graphics, instead little details that go a far way.
Author Norman R. Colson Nov 04, 2012
FOR AMERICA!!!
Aaron Crisp Nov 04, 2012
Needs the 392 or even better a 426 but looks great regardless.
Tony Flaherty Nov 04, 2012
Best one here
Harpreet Ahluwalia Nov 05, 2012
It's a v6 lol
Author Norman R. Colson Nov 04, 2012
Coming straight at you!!! All 8 cylinders!
Description: The 2011 Mopar Challenger Drag Pak set two records at the 2011 NHRA Division 1 National Open. Driver Dave Thomas claimed both the ET and mph records for the AA/SA Class, with his record-making pas...
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Joseph Flieder Nov 11, 2012
Motion approved
Greg Lewis Nov 05, 2012
Second that comment
Cory Allen Nov 04, 2012
Orgasmobile.
Aaron Crisp Nov 04, 2012
@Edgar That is correct!
Edgar Jauregui Nov 04, 2012
didn't this also have the past viper's v10 in it also? beautiful cars I loved the article
Zach Mortenson Nov 04, 2012
Love it!
Description: LA-based Advanced Automotive Concepts (AAC) and Oracle Lighting built this bright blue Challenger. Oracle provided its Super-Bright SMD LED Halos, highly visible during the daylight and especially vis...
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Zach Mortenson Nov 04, 2012
Like it but needs more side wall maybe 20's instead of 22's
Tyler Ray DeFord Nov 04, 2012
If your name is Ellis you should not be allowed to critique muscle cars. That's a job for Bud and Mike and Rick.
Shawn Sullivan Nov 04, 2012
Ellis, how is this gaudy and over the top?! Yes that sticker is lame but likely a financial backer requirement I assume. Stop being such a dick critic.