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Old 01-22-2019, 11:14 AM
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I might be the minority, but when a EB Mustang pulls up.. I'm disgusted
Sounds like shit.. I like the EB platform, but it doesn't seem right to me.
It's not about power or economy, I'd prob feel the same if it was an EV (maybe).
Just doesn't seem right that a classic muscle car platform is eco.
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Heard,
But, hey, if it brings more $$ to the brand so they can keep making the big power cars, why not?
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Ecoboost Mustang is whatever. I would prefer it over the V6. Mustang II had a POS 4-cylinder, Fox had a 4-cyl

Ford V8s just sound too good though, I would definitely feel like I'm missing out by not getting a GT, at least.
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Originally Posted by Majofo View Post
I might be the minority, but when a EB Mustang pulls up.. I'm disgusted
Sounds like shit.. I like the EB platform, but it doesn't seem right to me.
It's not about power or economy, I'd prob feel the same if it was an EV (maybe).
Just doesn't seem right that a classic muscle car platform is eco.
I didn’t think about it that way when I bought it. What I found was a car with (at the time) all the features I would want in an Audi A5 for $17,000 less. You’re right, it didn’t sound like a GT. It didn’t really sound like anything. But with a mild tune I was getting 365hp and still averaging 28mpg on the highway. It was very fun to drive and was a great grand touring coupe.

It was a great car and I miss it. I believe now there is a two-stage exhaust available for the Ecoboost Mustang.

If you measure it as what is missing from the GT it will be a disappointment. If you measure it against other $33,000 coupes (at the time), it was a really good product.

I would take a 2019 Ecoboost again in a heartbeat. They have fixed a lot of what I wish my car had and I still have my Cobb tuner for it, hoping one day I will have one again.

This is a modern platform. It can be extremely hard core like a GT350R or what I had, which was like an A5.
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Yeah I'm not saying from a performance perspective, I love most 4 banger turbos
It's just what I hear and see is not what I expect, and it's a flurge
So... I guess what I'm trying to say is... stay in yo lane!!


I guess there must be appeal who like the muscle car look, but not the thirsty V8
I don't understand that personally, but I also don't understand those who buy the V6 version of these cars as well
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Looks are a huge part of car buying. Most people who buy sports cars probably know bare minimum on actual cars. It's mostly for the show/style/convertible top/etc. I saw a dude who was vlogging on YT on his vette, and he flat out said the #1 thing is it HAS to look great and then performance is a close 2nd.

I can see both sides honestly.
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Looks are a huge part of car buying. Most people who buy sports cars probably know bare minimum on actual cars. It's mostly for the show/style/convertible top/etc. I saw a dude who was vlogging on YT on his vette, and he flat out said the #1 thing is it HAS to look great and then performance is a close 2nd.

Interesting thought experiment: how many would buy a car that looks like a riced out civic but had something like a C7 ZR1 drivetrain underneath?.............
If my car looked like an Aztek I wouldn't have bought it. Or if it looked the way it does, but handled like an Aztek... nope.

Civette was kinda close to what you're suggesting, though not really riced out. The dashboard extended further back than the A pillar

My first Integra had Altezzas and a fart can on it (previous owner) but it was what I could afford. First thing I did was swap those damn things out with junkyard stock parts. I don't mind so much, plus I like sleepers.
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Please excuse the Matt Farah post.. ugh.. throw stones at him.
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heh, that RX7 still is not truly ugly ugly...lot of ppl seem to like the "rusted" look...still keeping normal body lines mostly and looks like a sleeper....even the civette is not truly ugly...I'm talking about a 12-yo boy who just watched F&F and now is modding his first car in Need for Speed and adds the bigggest win, wide body kit, neon-green and stickers everywhere....lol
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Yeah I'm not saying from a performance perspective, I love most 4 banger turbos
It's just what I hear and see is not what I expect, and it's a flurge
So... I guess what I'm trying to say is... stay in yo lane!!


I guess there must be appeal who like the muscle car look, but not the thirsty V8
I don't understand that personally, but I also don't understand those who buy the V6 version of these cars as well
I get your point too but I’m just glad they offered it.
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Jump to 2:40 for Redeye v Demon
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Made of the same vaunted Chinesium that Harbor Freight sources for its tools?

The car is a pig, making a ton of power. I saw that a differential brace is a likely solution, and now that I'm reading that I'm kind of surprised it wasn't included in the first place.
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Don't be a ninny by spreading rumors fool, watch the vid, it's not a shit diff.
It just can't maintain it's integrity when you transbrake right into powahhh and the wheels are sleeping
If the rubber don't slip, the diff buckles. The brace seems to keep things in order, but fuck that..
Dodge should issue a brace and a clearer warning about the transbrake launch control.
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Video didn't touch on it, but a lot of hellcat and I'd imagine Demon owners replace the driveshaft.
They get a lot more power to the wheels (reduces loss) with a new driveshaft alone.
I'm wondering if those guys get a brace installed as a part of it.
If not, I'd imagine it shocks the diff even more.
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Driveshaft has always been a weak link. As people modded early Challengers they'd blow up the diff because they didnt upgrade. Hadn't heard of any diff issues til you just posted. One of the big things they mentioned was how they beefed it up. Wonder if people are launching without proper warming of tires?
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Don't be a ninny by spreading rumors fool, watch the vid, it's not a shit diff.
It just can't maintain it's integrity when you transbrake right into powahhh and the wheels are sleeping
If the rubber don't slip, the diff buckles. The brace seems to keep things in order, but fuck that..
Dodge should issue a brace and a clearer warning about the transbrake launch control.
7 min video while I'm at work? TL;DW.

Well, that's stupid. Sounds like Nissan voiding warranties in the beginning for using launch control on the GT-R.

I am not well versed in the whole warranty and repair issue surrounding it, but if you make a car that comes with a trans brake and drag radials from the factory, that is beyond idiotic to not cover it under warranty. It doesn't matter what the weak link is ultimately, especially if these cars are stock. With a car that's purpose built for the drag strip, why wouldn't you want it to hook from a dig?

Reminds me of GM putting a 7.5" ring gear in the 4th gen F-Body. In that circumstance I can at least understand, that car was aimed to be a tin can, bang for your buck performance type of car... but we're talking about $80,000+ Challenger. Either they cut costs where they shouldn't have or some engineering team fucked up.
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https://carbuzz.com/news/dodge-revea...nger-srt-ghoul

The Demon ain't got nothin' on Mopar's next muscle car.

The Hellcat Redeye has done a pretty good job of bridging the gap, but what muscle-car enthusiasts have really been looking forward to is a more powerful replacement for the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. And that's just what FCA has in store for us. In spades.

At the start of the new month today, Fiat Chrysler released this teaser image and a few details for the most powerful – and expensive – version of the Challenger yet. It's called the Ghoul, and it's slated to pack an even bigger punch than the Demon that was dispatched back to the fiery bowels of hell from whence it came.
Exactly how much muscle it'll boast, SRT hasn't said just yet. But the Ghoul promises even more than the Demon, whose 6.2-liter supercharged V8 produced 808 horsepower on standard pump gasoline, or 840 on 100-octane racing fuel.

As tuners like Hennessey have proven, there's even more capability to be unlocked in the supercharged Hemi, and Mopar even offers a 7.0-liter version as a crate engine producing 1,000 horsepower. The Ghoul could carry either, but the prospect (however unlikely) that really tantalizes us is that SRT could revive the Viper's 8.4-liter V10, and maybe slap a supercharger on that to further increase output.
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4/1 shenanigans? Or a real deal?
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Sarlacc The latest refresh of the Durango R/T is hot tits
I see '18s with low miles in the 30s too..

I've seen SRTs in the high 40s.. is it worth ~15k more?


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Sarlacc The latest refresh of the Durango R/T is hot tits
I see '18s with low miles in the 30s too..

I've seen SRTs in the high 40s.. is it worth ~15k more?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drHrW2crUPI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyaZwAfcxK4
Depends...I mean I'd love to have an SRT...the fucking sound of the engine alone. And its much faster. Havent driven one yet. I feel like my RT is average...people get in and say damn this is fast...but I have a lead foot. I feel like a subaru ascent or mazda cx9 would be just as fast or faster after driving them. They just dont have the raw american muscle feel.

I still love my Durango...but I will say. I just flipped over 60k on the odo. I have had to have 2 major AC components replaced earlier this year. The front and rear EVAPs...which is a $2700 job...that thankfully Chrysler stepped in when I made my case and charged me a co-pay of $600...and then right after the AC condenser went...which is $1000...and Chrsyler said only 1 goodwill fix. Thankfully the dealer talked to the district manager etc and only charged me a $50 co-pay since its the same system and I just had it in there for that.

Last week I had to have a plastic hose replaced for an emissions leak...I had to fork out $200 for that because I didnt have the time or desire to find the leak myself, even though we can all replace a hose easily enough.

AND I have to get my front struts replaced. I knew they started seeping at 50k...but now they are leaking, and I can notice it and it drives me nuts. Steering wheel vibrations, bouncy as hell over shitty roads, etc. Thats going to be a $1100 job.

Hindsight...I would have probably gotten an ext warranty...but hey, you gamble. Still a great SUV.
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Also...how do you tag people?
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@ and their name,, it should auto-populate
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you can still use utag brackets
But it won't auto-populate
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I was thinking an R/T and cut the mufflers out
And if I wanted more ponies.. throw a procharger on it..
Or take it to a speedshop later with some overnight gofast components from Japan Detroit Mejico
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I like the Yukon Denali / Escalade with the 6.2L as well
But the 3rd row deck is high, pretty much squatty pottying it in the back
Not bad for kids I guess
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Thanks for the info btw.. A/C components failing is new info to me.
Why are front struts so much.. can't you just get some Monroe/KYB/Bilstein struts and be done with it?
Should only be like $300
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I like the Yukon Denali / Escalade with the 6.2L as well
But the 3rd row deck is high, pretty much squatty pottying it in the back
Not bad for kids I guess
My dad just traded in his Duramax Silverado for a Yukon XL Denali. Wanted more room for the grandkids.
He says it's staying stock for now, doesn't want the cabin noise from an aftermarket exhaust....for now.
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My dad just traded in his Duramax Silverado for a Yukon XL Denali. Wanted more room for the grandkids.
He says it's staying stock for now, doesn't want the cabin noise from an aftermarket exhaust....for now.
The Durangos stock sound good.. can't say the same for Chevy / GM competitors.
They really muffle exhaust noise, which is a shame. That low idle lob and high idle scream are gifts from the lord almighty.
Could do cutouts.. always a good option.
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I was thinking an R/T and cut the mufflers out
And if I wanted more ponies.. throw a procharger on it..
Or take it to a speedshop later with some overnight gofast components from Japan Detroit Mejico
I figure why deal with the headaches when you can just buy it fast from the get go. RT with a pro charger probably gets shittier mpg, too.

RT with the Corsa exhaust is sexy...but I cant justify the cost.
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Corsa is nice.. but for ~$150..


My fave cutout vid

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I went Corsa for my little import car. Worth every penny.

I justified it by thinking, every time I start the car and hear that glorious exhaust, it cost me only a dollar... which paid for itself pretty quickly
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I went Corsa for my little import car. Worth every penny.

I justified it by thinking, every time I start the car and hear that glorious exhaust, it cost me only a dollar... which paid for itself pretty quickly
Shit Costco.. just go millennial and start a gofundme next time

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Majofo Have to admit I do not like the sound of that Durango with no mufflers. It sounds cheap. If you want to go less expensive than Corsa (I didn't like the sound of the Corsa on the Challenger) then I'd do what I did with the Challenger. Performance mufflers and cut out the silencers and run straight pipe all the way back.
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Keeping on with the derail, I do think the Durango is one of the best looking 'mid-size' SUVs
Neighbor is a GM at one of the Houston DCJR stores & had a battleship gray Durango for a demo, looks great. Guessing he miled it out & is now in a Plum Charger.....V6 Still a pretty car, though.
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I would not classify the Durango as mid-sized but maybe I’m wrong. Its a full size 3 row SUV. I would say the Grand Cherokee (same but shorter wheelbase) is a mid-size.
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