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RE: Dodge Challenger

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sawman

3,804 posts

154 months

Tuesday 2nd September 2008
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theres a couple of black ones trundling around my neighborhood, to my eyes looks great, even better than the orange ones!


Mick Amcar

6 posts

112 months

Monday 15th September 2008
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So you got your "cheap" (having spent the best part of £37K) Challenger. It look gorgeous! super stylish, super cool and then you stick on some crappy side reapeaters on it doh!!!

or you could get something done that doesn't challenge the look of your Challenger


FRONT DRIVING LIGHT





FOG LAMP





REAR INDICATOR





REVERSING LIGHT





SIDE REPEATER






Sometimes cheap is just cheap and nasty


Mick

51state

226 posts

120 months

Tuesday 16th September 2008
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looks nice Mick, think everyone is doing pretty much the same thing.Have yet to see anyone who has stuck on side repeaters.

08Chally4sale

12 posts

115 months

Tuesday 16th September 2008
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Looks really nice. I wanted to ask how much you were charging for your conversion. I have been else where and have recieved some prices, but I am always looking for a good deal.

evolutionvalet

907 posts

144 months

Tuesday 16th September 2008
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If you are looking to sell the Challenger quickly, I can guarantee you wont pay the sort of prices AMCAR or 51st State want...They do top notch stuff that wont go wrong in 12 months time taking the wiring loom with it.

Be careful as there are many out there who think they can do it by splicing and using scotch block connectors then charging stupidly low prices.....

You want quality....well my friend quality comes at a price....;)
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Mustangkiller

12 posts

115 months

Thursday 18th September 2008
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What sort of prices on the light conversions? They look good.

zektor

583 posts

171 months

Sunday 21st September 2008
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Twincam16 said:
That is stunning. I used to think the new Mustang was the most successful retro-muscle car but this makes it look a tiny bit ugly.

I've long held an idea for a way of getting round current CO2-spouting botherers regarding muscle cars.

Diesel.

Seriously, a diesel engine can be tuned to provide the torque a muscle car needs whilst using a lot less fuel and producing fewer emissions. Throw a couple of turbochargers into the mix and you've got the acceleration to match.

I'm just thinking of the Jaguar 2.7-litre twin-turbo diesel V6, emissions below 225g/km and yet somehow it manages to keep up with the petrol units bar the supercharged V8, and return 45mpg. Apply the same thinking to cars like this (and add some big-bore exhausts for a big bassy rumbling growl) and problem's solved.

And you could run it on chip fat, which strikes me as a very muscle-car-driver-Confederate-anti-hero thing to do, for some reason. Brew it in your own back yard in a tank alongside the Moonshine biggrin
I reckon the new Challenger looks no better than the current Mustang...to be honest, I think the Mustang looks more muscular, where the Challenger is very slab sided. Also despite the GT Mustang having a 125 bhp defecit, it's only around 0.2 seconds slower to 60 mph. It's only just behind the Challenger in the quarter as well. Tune that Mustang GT for relatively little money and you can match the performance easily. Why? ...because the Mustang is over 500kg lighter than the Challenger!!!

In my opinion, the Challenger doesn't look any more appealing than my current Mustang GT... pictured below...



Dazza

evolutionvalet

907 posts

144 months

Sunday 21st September 2008
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Daz,

I'd sort that front numberplate out mate... wink Before the old bill nick you....LOL

Or become a Rebel (rebel-v8.com) and dont run with one at all....

LuS1fer

33,373 posts

169 months

Monday 22nd September 2008
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zektor said:
Twincam16 said:
That is stunning. I used to think the new Mustang was the most successful retro-muscle car but this makes it look a tiny bit ugly.

I've long held an idea for a way of getting round current CO2-spouting botherers regarding muscle cars.

Diesel.

Seriously, a diesel engine can be tuned to provide the torque a muscle car needs whilst using a lot less fuel and producing fewer emissions. Throw a couple of turbochargers into the mix and you've got the acceleration to match.

I'm just thinking of the Jaguar 2.7-litre twin-turbo diesel V6, emissions below 225g/km and yet somehow it manages to keep up with the petrol units bar the supercharged V8, and return 45mpg. Apply the same thinking to cars like this (and add some big-bore exhausts for a big bassy rumbling growl) and problem's solved.

And you could run it on chip fat, which strikes me as a very muscle-car-driver-Confederate-anti-hero thing to do, for some reason. Brew it in your own back yard in a tank alongside the Moonshine biggrin
I reckon the new Challenger looks no better than the current Mustang...to be honest, I think the Mustang looks more muscular, where the Challenger is very slab sided. Also despite the GT Mustang having a 125 bhp defecit, it's only around 0.2 seconds slower to 60 mph. It's only just behind the Challenger in the quarter as well. Tune that Mustang GT for relatively little money and you can match the performance easily. Why? ...because the Mustang is over 500kg lighter than the Challenger!!!

In my opinion, the Challenger doesn't look any more appealing than my current Mustang GT... pictured below...



Dazza
I agree. It also looks like the current Mustang is going to be the pretty sister of the ugly 2010 version. A supercharger is a cheap and obvious modification offering 420-500hp that will leave the Challenger struggling in it's wake and still for far less than what Challengers are selling for currently. I would imagine you can get some killer deals on run-out 2009 Mustangs in the US right now too which will offset the falling dollar rate.

The Challenger looks good initially but the more you analyse it, the more it looks a little contrived. Then again, these are emotional purchases not logical ones.

Mick Amcar

6 posts

112 months

Tuesday 23rd September 2008
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So.... peeps back to the subject of this thread (not the Mustang) here's a little something I have prepared for all of you potential Challenger owners to go with those lovely pictures. It's a nice little video for your education and enjoyment.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_auWcLnTUmE


Mick

51state

226 posts

120 months

Tuesday 23rd September 2008
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Mick

I think you might be in danger of over selling at this point ;-) Education????? Enjoyment????- its a decent light conversion but .......

Huggybearuk

40 posts

132 months

Monday 3rd November 2008
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Well i got the first one coming to qatar in black.... only SRT8 but i cant wait..........

Best bit is fuel is 32p a gallon so i will have no issues with a heavy foot

Wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooot!

Lord Snot

6,271 posts

138 months

Monday 3rd November 2008
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Huggybearuk said:
Best bit is fuel is 32p a gallon so i will have no issues with a heavy foot
I hate you.. so very very much.

graeme36s

5,835 posts

141 months

Sunday 9th November 2008
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I really quite fancy the idea of the SRT10. I love the old traditional coke bottle shape. Thankfully Dodge recreated it with those big rear hips. Ford's biggest mistake is that the Mustang no longer has them. I'd have bought a Mustang in a flash but from day one there was something that did not seem quite right about it. A mate who is a photographer and a Mustang fanatic pointed it out to me and it all made sense. 2009 is beckoning me with an all black SRT10 challenger.

Lord Snot

6,271 posts

138 months

Sunday 9th November 2008
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Just deleted my post on this thread where I said I would have an M3 over it.

After seeing it again on tonights Top Gear.. what the fk was I thinking?!

LuS1fer

33,373 posts

169 months

Wednesday 12th November 2008
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Some Americans really are retards, aren't they....

collateral

7,238 posts

142 months

Wednesday 12th November 2008
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LuS1fer said:
Some Americans really are retards, aren't they....
If you ask me, it's more retarded that the new Charger has an extra pair of doors

V1PER

6,586 posts

184 months

Friday 14th November 2008
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Personally prefer the Challenger over the Mustang...Mastang looks 80's with that grill....Although a very good car...

New Charger concept with two doors...

http://www.topspeed.com/cars/car-news/2010-dodge-c...

LuS1fer

33,373 posts

169 months

Friday 14th November 2008
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V1PER said:
Personally prefer the Challenger over the Mustang...Mastang looks 80's with that grill....Although a very good car...

New Charger concept with two doors...

http://www.topspeed.com/cars/car-news/2010-dodge-c...
These darned turncoats!. How can it be 80's when it's based on a 60's grille.... it's like saying the Ford GT looks 80s...

I don't mind the Challenger at all but it does look a bit like Fat Elvis, even more so when compared to the svelte original.

The Charger idea is far better because the Charger was always a big barn wall of a car so inflating it does it no harm at all.


If Chrysler had any sense, they'd be churning out as many of these retro replicas as they could possibly make to try and turn a profit before they sink without trace.

Whitefoot

1 posts

15 months

Sunday 3rd September
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Having loved and admired the dodge challenger for many years I finally aquired a 2009 hemi 6.1 ltr stick shift all in deep black including the alloys and i can only say that pictures do not do this car justice, get in one ,feel the brutal G-force and the roar of that V8 and truly come alive . Truly gob smacked, Peter