Go Back  AcuraZine - Acura Enthusiast Community > Automotive Discussion > Car Talk
Reload this Page >

SuperTrooper169's 2009 Dodge Charger R/T R&T Thread

Notices

SuperTrooper169's 2009 Dodge Charger R/T R&T Thread

 
Old 01-30-2014, 11:00 AM
  #321  
The Third Ball
 
Sarlacc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Los Angeles, Ca
Age: 40
Posts: 46,987
Received 3,796 Likes on 2,020 Posts
Originally Posted by SuperTrooper169 View Post
Really? That's insane. What were you experiencing where it had to be replaced?

Thanks!
First one...was my EVIC display started looking funky like the screen was going bad...and then a few times the car randomly shut off, once while driving...and then locks you out of turning it back on for a couple minutes. Thankfully the dealer found a short in the dash and replaced it.

2nd time was a wiring harness to one my o2 sensors that was causing bad info and a dummy light after I swapped my headers/midpipe.
Sarlacc is offline  
Old 02-07-2014, 07:41 AM
  #322  
Baller of Uni
 
CLassy02's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Nashville, TN
Age: 29
Posts: 2,311
Received 510 Likes on 395 Posts
Good looking ride. Love the color. Not sure how I haven't seen you in the Goodlettsville/Hendersonville area with a color like that. I'll have to keep a sharp eye out.
CLassy02 is offline  
The following users liked this post:
SuperTrooper169 (02-07-2014)
Old 02-07-2014, 11:40 AM
  #323  
In the Mid-South meow
Thread Starter
iTrader: (2)
 
SuperTrooper169's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Music City
Age: 42
Posts: 10,029
Received 1,417 Likes on 816 Posts
Originally Posted by CLassy02 View Post
Good looking ride. Love the color. Not sure how I haven't seen you in the Goodlettsville/Hendersonville area with a color like that. I'll have to keep a sharp eye out.
Thanks man. I haven't been driving it a lot lately and when I do I've been staying closer to home in Goodsville. I run to the Walmart, Target and Pour Vous in Hendersonville every once in a while though. Once spring gets here I'll be taking it down to the Saturday evening car show in the Dunkin Donuts parking lot on Long Hollow. I think there's a car show Friday nights on Indian Lake that I might start going to as well.
SuperTrooper169 is offline  
The following users liked this post:
CLassy02 (02-07-2014)
Old 02-07-2014, 01:08 PM
  #324  
Baller of Uni
 
CLassy02's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Nashville, TN
Age: 29
Posts: 2,311
Received 510 Likes on 395 Posts
Originally Posted by SuperTrooper169 View Post

Thanks man. I haven't been driving it a lot lately and when I do I've been staying closer to home in Goodsville. I run to the Walmart, Target and Pour Vous in Hendersonville every once in a while though. Once spring gets here I'll be taking it down to the Saturday evening car show in the Dunkin Donuts parking lot on Long Hollow. I think there's a car show Friday nights on Indian Lake that I might start going to as well.
Pour Vous is just amazing. Great hard alcohol section. I'd be down to go to some car shows, no idea what goes on here. I miss going and seeing other cool cars. Keep an eye out for my FX and, well, the CL stands out. Can't imagine there's a lot of modified ones running around.
CLassy02 is offline  
Old 02-11-2014, 09:35 AM
  #325  
In the Mid-South meow
Thread Starter
iTrader: (2)
 
SuperTrooper169's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Music City
Age: 42
Posts: 10,029
Received 1,417 Likes on 816 Posts
Originally Posted by CLassy02 View Post
Pour Vous is just amazing. Great hard alcohol section. I'd be down to go to some car shows, no idea what goes on here. I miss going and seeing other cool cars. Keep an eye out for my FX and, well, the CL stands out. Can't imagine there's a lot of modified ones running around.
Yep Pour Vous is the bomb. I go there for the craft beer, or Midtown in downtown Nashville, but that's a much longer drive.

I'll let you know when the shows start back up. It's always good to have fellow car enthusiasts to shoot the shizzit with. I accidently discovered the one on Long Hollow since I live down the street from it, and the Indian Lake one I found out about through my Mopar club. It'd be cool to check out the new wheels out on the FX someday.
SuperTrooper169 is offline  
Old 02-11-2014, 11:28 AM
  #326  
Baller of Uni
 
CLassy02's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Nashville, TN
Age: 29
Posts: 2,311
Received 510 Likes on 395 Posts
Originally Posted by SuperTrooper169 View Post

Yep Pour Vous is the bomb. I go there for the craft beer, or Midtown in downtown Nashville, but that's a much longer drive.

I'll let you know when the shows start back up. It's always good to have fellow car enthusiasts to shoot the shizzit with. I accidently discovered the one on Long Hollow since I live down the street from it, and the Indian Lake one I found out about through my Mopar club. It'd be cool to check out the new wheels out on the FX someday.
Where is the one on Indian Lake? I live off Sanders Ferry so it's not far from me at all. FX is filthy right now. Haven't cleaned it in forever and its black so it shows immediately. Also driving to and from downtown for work everyday doesn't help either.
CLassy02 is offline  
Old 02-11-2014, 12:37 PM
  #327  
In the Mid-South meow
Thread Starter
iTrader: (2)
 
SuperTrooper169's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Music City
Age: 42
Posts: 10,029
Received 1,417 Likes on 816 Posts
Originally Posted by CLassy02 View Post
Where is the one on Indian Lake? I live off Sanders Ferry so it's not far from me at all. FX is filthy right now. Haven't cleaned it in forever and its black so it shows immediately. Also driving to and from downtown for work everyday doesn't help either.
Here's the info I just found on the Indian Lake one:

Welcome - The Hendersonville Cruise In is every Friday night from 6 until 9 pm from April until the end of October....all car nuts are invited....its free, bring the family, games for the kids, shopping for Mom, big car stories for Dad! We are located at The Streets of Indian Lake behind the Regal Cinema Theater at the junction of Indian Lake Boulevard and Vietnam Veterans Parkway.....Combination 50/50 and Door Prize Drawing....Great Music!!!!!!!! From Nashville go north on I-65 to exit 95, go east on Vietnam Veterans Blvd. to exit 7... Did I mention it's..."FREE"...
And here's the Goodlettsville one:

SuperTrooper169 is offline  
The following users liked this post:
CLassy02 (02-11-2014)
Old 02-11-2014, 01:58 PM
  #328  
Baller of Uni
 
CLassy02's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Nashville, TN
Age: 29
Posts: 2,311
Received 510 Likes on 395 Posts
Awesome. Thanks.
CLassy02 is offline  
Old 02-28-2014, 09:48 AM
  #329  
In the Mid-South meow
Thread Starter
iTrader: (2)
 
SuperTrooper169's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Music City
Age: 42
Posts: 10,029
Received 1,417 Likes on 816 Posts
Pulled the trigger on these. Stock 6.4L SRT8 exhaust manifolds which are basically tube style shorty headers with a heat shield shell. Should flow much better than the stock 5.7L exhaust manifolds.



SuperTrooper169 is offline  
The following users liked this post:
ttribe (02-28-2014)
Old 02-28-2014, 10:31 AM
  #330  
The Third Ball
 
Sarlacc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Los Angeles, Ca
Age: 40
Posts: 46,987
Received 3,796 Likes on 2,020 Posts
Oh they definitely do

Just be prepared for your mpg to go down
Sarlacc is offline  
The following 2 users liked this post by Sarlacc:
SuperTrooper169 (02-28-2014), TylerT (02-28-2014)
Old 02-28-2014, 10:32 AM
  #331  
The Third Ball
 
Sarlacc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Los Angeles, Ca
Age: 40
Posts: 46,987
Received 3,796 Likes on 2,020 Posts
what kind of restrictions do you have as far as SMOG, exhaust legal etc does your state have...if any?

If you aren't restricted like I am...you have even more possibilities at your fingers.
Sarlacc is offline  
The following users liked this post:
SuperTrooper169 (02-28-2014)
Old 02-28-2014, 10:56 AM
  #332  
In the Mid-South meow
Thread Starter
iTrader: (2)
 
SuperTrooper169's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Music City
Age: 42
Posts: 10,029
Received 1,417 Likes on 816 Posts
Originally Posted by Sarlacc View Post
what kind of restrictions do you have as far as SMOG, exhaust legal etc does your state have...if any?

If you aren't restricted like I am...you have even more possibilities at your fingers.
We have emissions testing but it's not the sniffer test, it's where they just plug into the OBII port. I don't think they did any kind of visual inspection last time I went through with the MS6. Because of that I'm thinking possibly JBA or Kooks hi-flow catted mids, but if I can find a killer deal on stock SRT8 mids I might just go with those. I definitely don't want to go catless though just because of the smell.
SuperTrooper169 is offline  
Old 02-28-2014, 10:58 AM
  #333  
The Third Ball
 
Sarlacc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Los Angeles, Ca
Age: 40
Posts: 46,987
Received 3,796 Likes on 2,020 Posts
definitely catted...either of those brands have a very good rep.

but can you do a cam? i can't and it bums me out.
Sarlacc is offline  
Old 02-28-2014, 12:32 PM
  #334  
In the Mid-South meow
Thread Starter
iTrader: (2)
 
SuperTrooper169's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Music City
Age: 42
Posts: 10,029
Received 1,417 Likes on 816 Posts
Yep I can do a cam. It's a long term goal, nothing anytime soon.
SuperTrooper169 is offline  
Old 02-28-2014, 12:34 PM
  #335  
The Third Ball
 
Sarlacc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Los Angeles, Ca
Age: 40
Posts: 46,987
Received 3,796 Likes on 2,020 Posts
lucky
Sarlacc is offline  
Old 02-28-2014, 01:17 PM
  #336  
Oderint dum metuant.
 
chill_dog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Lake Wylie
Age: 41
Posts: 12,497
Likes: 0
Received 533 Likes on 445 Posts
^How would they know if you did a cam? Most of the people who do inspections aren't the brightest around. And even if they did know, why would they really care?
chill_dog is offline  
Old 02-28-2014, 02:04 PM
  #337  
Mi Boosta
iTrader: (1)
 
TylerT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: San Diego
Age: 30
Posts: 5,825
Received 1,643 Likes on 1,009 Posts
Depending on how aggressive the cams are, you can definitely tell with a big V8 - especially if there's a catback exhaust attached. It may raise questions with a more thorough inspection?

From what I've seen in smog stations in CA, inspectors don't really pass and turn their head the other way in CA unless you have a "special guy" - their licenses are on the line and take it pretty seriously.

I was surprised to see how thorough the technicians were on my last visit in the S2000.
TylerT is offline  
Old 02-28-2014, 02:08 PM
  #338  
The Third Ball
 
Sarlacc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Los Angeles, Ca
Age: 40
Posts: 46,987
Received 3,796 Likes on 2,020 Posts
Originally Posted by chill_dog View Post
^How would they know if you did a cam? Most of the people who do inspections aren't the brightest around. And even if they did know, why would they really care?
CA smog is an emissions test...I would fail in a heartbeat with a cam.

This is what I have been told by EVERYONE on the tuner side of things that I have talked to around here.
Sarlacc is offline  
Old 03-07-2014, 05:57 PM
  #339  
Baller of Uni
 
CLassy02's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Nashville, TN
Age: 29
Posts: 2,311
Received 510 Likes on 395 Posts
Those are nice! Can't wait to hear it! I'm ready for some warm weather here.
CLassy02 is offline  
Old 03-10-2014, 01:13 PM
  #340  
In the Mid-South meow
Thread Starter
iTrader: (2)
 
SuperTrooper169's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Music City
Age: 42
Posts: 10,029
Received 1,417 Likes on 816 Posts
Ha ha thanks man, but I ended up having total buyers remorse and sold the manifolds. I decided it'd be better for me to go the aftermarket route with headers/mids instead of retrofitting the SRT8 stuff on the R/T.

So I have these on the way which I'll install myself immediately and then down the road I'll get the JBA shorty headers and have them installed at a shop.

SuperTrooper169 is offline  
Old 03-10-2014, 03:06 PM
  #341  
UA6
Registered Member
 
UA6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 4,746
Received 569 Likes on 415 Posts
Nice man. You'll have to post some sound clips afterwards.
UA6 is offline  
Old 03-10-2014, 04:13 PM
  #342  
In the Mid-South meow
Thread Starter
iTrader: (2)
 
SuperTrooper169's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Music City
Age: 42
Posts: 10,029
Received 1,417 Likes on 816 Posts
Originally Posted by UA6 View Post
Nice man. You'll have to post some sound clips afterwards.
Yeah man definitely. Not sure how much they'll change the sound without headers but hopefully it'll be a little deeper/more aggressive. We'll see.
SuperTrooper169 is offline  
Old 03-11-2014, 05:36 PM
  #343  
Baller of Uni
 
CLassy02's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Nashville, TN
Age: 29
Posts: 2,311
Received 510 Likes on 395 Posts
Those will definitely sound good!
CLassy02 is offline  
The following users liked this post:
SuperTrooper169 (03-12-2014)
Old 03-12-2014, 10:26 AM
  #344  
Oderint dum metuant.
 
chill_dog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Lake Wylie
Age: 41
Posts: 12,497
Likes: 0
Received 533 Likes on 445 Posts
I like where this is going
chill_dog is offline  
The following users liked this post:
SuperTrooper169 (03-12-2014)
Old 03-12-2014, 12:45 PM
  #345  
In the Mid-South meow
Thread Starter
iTrader: (2)
 
SuperTrooper169's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Music City
Age: 42
Posts: 10,029
Received 1,417 Likes on 816 Posts
Originally Posted by CLassy02 View Post
Those will definitely sound good!
Hope so. I've heard so many conflicting stories on these mids that I'll have to find out for myself.
Originally Posted by chill_dog View Post
I like where this is going
Yeah me too, it's going to persuade you into buying them for your R/T.
SuperTrooper169 is offline  
Old 03-12-2014, 02:15 PM
  #346  
Oderint dum metuant.
 
chill_dog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Lake Wylie
Age: 41
Posts: 12,497
Likes: 0
Received 533 Likes on 445 Posts
Originally Posted by SuperTrooper169 View Post
Yeah me too, it's going to persuade you into buying them for your R/T.
Nope...was planning on buying LTs from the beginning
chill_dog is offline  
Old 03-12-2014, 03:06 PM
  #347  
In the Mid-South meow
Thread Starter
iTrader: (2)
 
SuperTrooper169's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Music City
Age: 42
Posts: 10,029
Received 1,417 Likes on 816 Posts
Originally Posted by chill_dog View Post
Nope...was planning on buying LTs from the beginning
O'reeeeeeeely. I guess you're more of a man than I am.
SuperTrooper169 is offline  
Old 03-12-2014, 04:32 PM
  #348  
Oderint dum metuant.
 
chill_dog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Lake Wylie
Age: 41
Posts: 12,497
Likes: 0
Received 533 Likes on 445 Posts
Originally Posted by SuperTrooper169 View Post
O'reeeeeeeely. I guess you're more of a man than I am.
How so? We don't have inspections down here, so I figure why not . Got a couple of years before I do it though, so who knows.
chill_dog is offline  
Old 03-12-2014, 04:41 PM
  #349  
In the Mid-South meow
Thread Starter
iTrader: (2)
 
SuperTrooper169's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Music City
Age: 42
Posts: 10,029
Received 1,417 Likes on 816 Posts
Originally Posted by chill_dog View Post
How so? We don't have inspections down here, so I figure why not . Got a couple of years before I do it though, so who knows.
I was just joking dude! We don't have inspections either, I just like the idea of the shorties/mids being direct bolt on so I can piece it together. Plus I hear the long tubes flow so well you lose some low end torque. Who am I kidding, I'll probably end up selling the shorties someday and get long tubes too.
SuperTrooper169 is offline  
Old 03-12-2014, 04:47 PM
  #350  
Oderint dum metuant.
 
chill_dog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Lake Wylie
Age: 41
Posts: 12,497
Likes: 0
Received 533 Likes on 445 Posts
Originally Posted by SuperTrooper169 View Post
I was just joking dude! We don't have inspections either, I just like the idea of the shorties/mids being direct bolt on so I can piece it together. Plus I hear the long tubes flow so well you lose some low end torque. Who am I kidding, I'll probably end up selling the shorties someday and get long tubes too.
I was wondering...long day . I've heard the same thing about LTs, but if you do a few more things it works out...just planning for the (potential) future . I know I'd have to get some work done on my exhaust to fit on the LTs, though. Good excuse to swap the H-pipe in my exhaust for an X-pipe.
chill_dog is offline  
Old 03-15-2014, 10:58 PM
  #351  
In the Mid-South meow
Thread Starter
iTrader: (2)
 
SuperTrooper169's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Music City
Age: 42
Posts: 10,029
Received 1,417 Likes on 816 Posts
Installation complete, and as usual it was a complete b*tch. I'm going to shoot the "after" comparison video tomorrow, but to my ears the exhaust note is ever so slightly louder.



SuperTrooper169 is offline  
The following 2 users liked this post by SuperTrooper169:
RPhilMan1 (03-24-2014), ttribe (03-15-2014)
Old 03-15-2014, 11:12 PM
  #352  
Your Friendly Canadian
 
Aman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Age: 26
Posts: 16,758
Received 1,038 Likes on 798 Posts
I love the shot showing your engine bay and the car seats. Badass.
Aman is offline  
The following users liked this post:
SuperTrooper169 (03-16-2014)
Old 03-16-2014, 11:50 AM
  #353  
Oderint dum metuant.
 
chill_dog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Lake Wylie
Age: 41
Posts: 12,497
Likes: 0
Received 533 Likes on 445 Posts
What was so bad about the install? Seized nuts/bolts, accessibility, other?
chill_dog is offline  
Old 03-16-2014, 02:31 PM
  #354  
In the Mid-South meow
Thread Starter
iTrader: (2)
 
SuperTrooper169's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Music City
Age: 42
Posts: 10,029
Received 1,417 Likes on 816 Posts
Originally Posted by chill_dog View Post
What was so bad about the install? Seized nuts/bolts, accessibility, other?
Actually the only issue I had with getting the old stuff off was the drivers side o2 sensor threads got stripped which meant I had to buy a new one for $60 from PepBoys. Otherwise it was pretty easy. The hard part was getting everything lined up. I thought I was good but after my test drive it sounded like my car was going to rattle apart lol. I put it back up on stands, loosened everything, realigned and retightened. Thankfully that was all it was. But between changing the oil, rotating the tires and this it took up most of my Saturday.
SuperTrooper169 is offline  
Old 03-16-2014, 02:33 PM
  #355  
In the Mid-South meow
Thread Starter
iTrader: (2)
 
SuperTrooper169's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Music City
Age: 42
Posts: 10,029
Received 1,417 Likes on 816 Posts
Ok here's a comparison video. It's not a huge difference really, more so in person. You might be able to tell in the revs it seems a little meaner/more aggressive. Let me know if you guys here it, too.

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/cAIGPgOA3ig" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
SuperTrooper169 is offline  
Old 03-16-2014, 02:38 PM
  #356  
The Third Ball
 
Sarlacc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Los Angeles, Ca
Age: 40
Posts: 46,987
Received 3,796 Likes on 2,020 Posts
VERY minimal...but I think I hear a difference. Hard to tell based on a lot of parameters.
Sarlacc is offline  
Old 03-16-2014, 03:32 PM
  #357  
Administrator
Regional Coordinator
(Mid-West)
iTrader: (2)
 
Steven Bell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Kansas City, MO (Overland Park, KS)
Posts: 36,378
Received 6,161 Likes on 5,059 Posts
It looks crazy on blocks.
Steven Bell is offline  
The following users liked this post:
SuperTrooper169 (03-16-2014)
Old 03-16-2014, 03:37 PM
  #358  
In the Mid-South meow
Thread Starter
iTrader: (2)
 
SuperTrooper169's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Music City
Age: 42
Posts: 10,029
Received 1,417 Likes on 816 Posts
Originally Posted by Sarlacc View Post
VERY minimal...but I think I hear a difference. Hard to tell based on a lot of parameters.
Yeah I agree dude it's really hard to tell on the video. The main reason I did it was because I couldn't find one on YouTube comparing before and after but maybe that's why there wasn't one since it's not as noticeable on video. In person I can definitely hear a difference in loudness and tone so I'm happy.

Oh and hey, welcome back from your little vacation lol!
SuperTrooper169 is offline  
The following users liked this post:
Sarlacc (03-16-2014)
Old 03-16-2014, 05:33 PM
  #359  
Chapter Leader (Southern Region)
 
Majofo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Waffles, BU
Posts: 85,082
Received 10,501 Likes on 7,665 Posts
I like the old sound to be honest, sounded deeper and had a nice crack. New mid range is higher.
Majofo is offline  
The following users liked this post:
SuperTrooper169 (03-16-2014)
Old 03-16-2014, 05:46 PM
  #360  
UA6
Registered Member
 
UA6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 4,746
Received 569 Likes on 415 Posts
Can't really tell the difference at idle but I could hear a difference when you gave it some gas. Sounds good
UA6 is offline  
The following users liked this post:
SuperTrooper169 (03-16-2014)

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: SuperTrooper169's 2009 Dodge Charger R/T R&T Thread


Contact Us - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.