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Old 03-16-2014, 08:19 PM
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I like the old sound to be honest, sounded deeper and had a nice crack. New mid range is higher.
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Can't really tell the difference at idle but I could hear a difference when you gave it some gas. Sounds good
Thanks for the feedback guys. The video isn't capturing the difference very good. But with that said, even in person it's not super noticeable.
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I hear a slight difference. Sounds good either way, though.

And I know all about the re-adjusting and re-aligning of exhaust parts . I messed with my exhaust six times to get it where it is, and I still need to do it one more time since it rubs on the cross member when going over large bumps. Considering how infrequently that occurs, I decided to wait until it was warm to deal with it.
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Old 03-17-2014, 08:29 AM
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I hear a slight difference, but it's probably more noticeable in person & driving.

Same thing happened when I installed the Y-Pipe on my SE-R, made the exhaust slightly more aggressive with a few ponies on a butt-dyno - was worth it in my eyes.

Car is looking good as always good sir!
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Old 03-18-2014, 07:48 AM
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Sounds good sir. We need to meet up so I can get some pics/video of this beast!
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If you keep messing with the exhaust sooner or later you'll have to start dealing with drone inside the cabin and all that BS.
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Old 03-30-2014, 04:54 PM
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Are you planning on going to the Goodlettesville cruise in this week?
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Old 03-31-2014, 11:23 AM
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Originally Posted by TylerT View Post
I hear a slight difference, but it's probably more noticeable in person & driving.

Same thing happened when I installed the Y-Pipe on my SE-R, made the exhaust slightly more aggressive with a few ponies on a butt-dyno - was worth it in my eyes.

Car is looking good as always good sir!
Thanks Tyler! Yep it's much more noticeable in person.
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If you keep messing with the exhaust sooner or later you'll have to start dealing with drone inside the cabin and all that BS.
The Flowmaster exhaust gave it some slight drone and the mid-pipes amplified it a bit but nothing crazy. Nothing like the Blastin Bobs pipes I had on it. That drone killed my ear drums. The drone I have now is pretty tame.
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Sounds good sir. We need to meet up so I can get some pics/video of this beast!
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Are you planning on going to the Goodlettesville cruise in this week?
Thanks! Unfortunately I'm going to be out of town this weekend so I'll miss the first Goodsville show and pretty much the entire month of April is either filled up with track visits or people coming to visit from out of town, so I'm not sure when I'm going to be able to attend. This time of year is always crazy for us for some reason, but when I do know I have an open Saturday to go I'll let you know for sure.
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First wax of '14 with Mothers Brazilian Carnauba.

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Mmmm that blue is looking good!
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What tires are you rocking?
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Looks great! I can't wait to get to detail the ST. Maybe in a few more weeks.
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Old 04-02-2014, 10:57 AM
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Originally Posted by CLassy02 View Post
Mmmm that blue is looking good!
Thank you sir! I was cruising through Hendersonville yesterday. Kept an eye out for your FX but didn't see ya. It was a perfect day for a drive up to Gallatin.
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245/45-20 BFGoodrich g-Force Sport COMP-2
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Looks great! I can't wait to get to detail the ST. Maybe in a few more weeks.
Thanks man! It wasn't as bad as I was expecting having to tape the black graphics off with blue tape. Only added a few extra minutes to the job but well worth it keeping the wax off them.
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Old 04-02-2014, 10:59 AM
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245/45-20 BFGoodrich g-Force Sport COMP-2
you like? Those are my number 1 pick when I finally have to replace mine. But Ive never driven on them before.
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So I've been thinking hard about getting a new hood. What do you guys think about this one? I think I'd probably end up painting the mesh insert black.

http://www.trucarbon.net/2005_2010_C...tc20020-a9.htm

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Would probably look good on your Blue. Better than on white.

I think it'd add a mean look. Costs a pretty penny though!
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mean hood!
i would paint it body color tho.
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you like? Those are my number 1 pick when I finally have to replace mine. But Ive never driven on them before.
I do. Low road noise, seem to hook pretty good and are wearing really nicely.
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Would probably look good on your Blue. Better than on white.

I think it'd add a mean look. Costs a pretty penny though!
Yeah they're not cheap but Trucarbon and Trufiber hoods are supposed to fit as good as OEM so there's very little adjustment.
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mean hood!
i would paint it body color tho.
That's another option. The Trufiber fiberglass version is around $650 shipped. Add in painting labor/prep and it'll end up being as much as the carbon fiber one, but it would appear more OEM. Hmmmmmm.
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Originally Posted by SuperTrooper169 View Post
So I've been thinking hard about getting a new hood. What do you guys think about this one? I think I'd probably end up painting the mesh insert black.

http://www.trucarbon.net/2005_2010_C...tc20020-a9.htm

I've always liked this hood.

Trucarbon has my dream hood (the challenger cuda hood) but I don't think they make it...or they bought the company that did...its also a few hundred more than it used to be.
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I'd paint match it for sure but it looks good. I prefer this Viper style hood more. Not sure if they make it for your body style though.

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I'd paint match it for sure but it looks good. I prefer this Viper style hood more. Not sure if they make it for your body style though.

I don't think they do...and I fucking LOVE that hood.
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That hood just makes it look more like a beast than it already is.
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Installed these MOPAR Bright Pedal covers last night. Hopefully I don't mistake my parking brake for a clutch pedal on my next drive lol.

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I keep debating on picking up the same cover for my parking brake pedal to match my other pedals (came factory that way)...its a mercedes part that can iced up for like $30 bucks at any dealer
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I keep debating on picking up the same cover for my parking brake pedal to match my other pedals (came factory that way)...its a mercedes part that can iced up for like $30 bucks at any dealer
Yep but as I'm sure you're aware from reading about them it's not a perfect fit. You have to trim away some of the rubber and for extra security I used some 3M foam tape in between the pad and pedal to keep it in place.
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Looks good! Any chance they have a dead pedal cover?
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Looks good! Any chance they have a dead pedal cover?
Thank you sir! Not that I know of unfortunately.
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Thank you sir! I was cruising through Hendersonville yesterday. Kept an eye out for your FX but didn't see ya. It was a perfect day for a drive up to Gallatin.
Yeah I was in a meeting all day at the airport unfortunately. Are there some good cruising roads up there?
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Yeah I was in a meeting all day at the airport unfortunately. Are there some good cruising roads up there?
I didn't hit any really fun roads or anything, I just cruised up Main St/31.
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My buddy just got a trufiber hood for his 08 road and track Charger. He got the one that looks like the OEM SRT hood. We got some hail one night that caused some damage to his hood and he replaced it with the trufiber. Looks just like the OEM one and it is functional. It might take a bit to get used to the hood while driving, it sticks up quite a bit.
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that Viper hood makes me feel all tingly.
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My buddy just got a trufiber hood for his 08 road and track Charger. He got the one that looks like the OEM SRT hood. We got some hail one night that caused some damage to his hood and he replaced it with the trufiber. Looks just like the OEM one and it is functional. It might take a bit to get used to the hood while driving, it sticks up quite a bit.
Yeah I've heard such great things about Trufiber hoods. There's actually an SRT8 one on Craigslist that's already painted black for a sick price, but I just can't decide if I want to pull the trigger. It'd be my least expensive option.
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that Viper hood makes me feel all tingly.
I just cringe thinking about how much water would go through those openings though. Definitely a sick show hood but not so much for a daily driver.
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Here's the one listed on CL. Very, very tempting.

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I just cringe thinking about how much water would go through those openings though. Definitely a sick show hood but not so much for a daily driver.
oh yeah... didn't consider that. Also remember that you no longer live in AZ
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Yep but as I'm sure you're aware from reading about them it's not a perfect fit. You have to trim away some of the rubber and for extra security I used some 3M foam tape in between the pad and pedal to keep it in place.
The other reason I haven't
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I didn't hit any really fun roads or anything, I just cruised up Main St/31.
Well if the weather decides to not be awful soon we definitely need to cruise around. I really miss driving around just for the hell of it.
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Well if the weather decides to not be awful soon we definitely need to cruise around. I really miss driving around just for the hell of it.
Yeah absolutely man, that'd be cool. Once it starts getting nicer we'll have to do that. I've found some pretty cool winding roads here in Goodsville.
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Yeah absolutely man, that'd be cool. Once it starts getting nicer we'll have to do that. I've found some pretty cool winding roads here in Goodsville.
I'm down for that!
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Went to Beech Bend Dragway in Bowling Green, KY on Saturday. It was my first run down the 1/4 mile track with the Charger. I had three runs, the last being my best overall at a 13.912 @ 103.02mph. Compared to my 1/8 mile runs at our local track my 60ft times were about .1 to .2 slower so I know I wasn't launching the best so there's room for improvement. The altitude density worked out to be 1999ft. I was super happy with a 13 second run since my best run ever in any of my past cars was a 15.001 @ 99mph. Breaking into the 13s was a big relief I made a wise car choice this time lol.


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How much power have you gained from your bolt-ons & tune?

103mph is a strong trap speed, nice run .

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How much power have you gained from your bolt-ons & tune?

103mph is a strong trap speed, nice run .
Thanks Tyler. I never dyno'd the car before or after the mods, so it's hard to say. I'd imagine with everything maybe 30hp to the flywheel or so, but that's just a guess. I'd love to get it on the dyno at some point but I'll probably wait until I put headers on it and have a custom tune done with the dyno runs.
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