Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
New Found Appreciation for the Mighty V6
Hey Guys... I went to take my Grand Caravan in for some work and I checked out the Charger R/T. I love practically everything about it until I started comparing it to the G8 (Prob be my next car though with teh AWD). What an Epic Fail by GM not keeping this thing going. Every exterior dimension on the Charger is bigger. But when you go inside you lose head room in the back a couple inches in hip and shoulder room and not to mention the trunk. The Charger trunk is a joke in comparison to our G8's. Now to the good stuff.
I went to a Charger Forum and checked out the drag racing section. Granted the 2011's are different but the 2010 250 HP V6's are pulling 15.9X's at the track if they are lucky and mid 15's with boltons. The R/T's are mid 14's stock and you got to do some serious work to hit 13's. I think the most staggering stat is the 60' times I saw posted from some of the R/T's. Maybe its the pizza cutters they come with stock but allot didnt do better than 2.5XX and then go run 14.6's etc. Maybe allot of the drivers cannot drive or its just the way they are. There were a number of them that ran like that. I got a 2.24 out of the gate with 100 less HP and torque (Maybe the Chargers weigh allot more..didnt look that up). I feel pretty darn good about our off the line performance now and the fact I pulled a 15.4 and it would be corrected to 15.1 with the DA I ran at. Like the title says I have a new appreciation for what us lucky people have!!!!
2008 Panther Black V6
Homemade Intake Tube with K&N drop in
Dynomax Super Turbo Mufflers
LPM with air scoop into the lower panel of the snorkel
Quarter Mile 15.38 @ 92.49 MPH - 2.29 60' (5-12-2012)
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Quarter Mile 15.43 @ 91.01 MPH - 2.24 60' (6-14-2011)