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Does anyone here autocross their Challenger?

I’ve recently really gotten into autocrossing my 2012 R/T…it’s a bit of a handful managing such a big car through tight courses but I find it really fun. Does anyone else here enjoy autocrossing?

What kind of mods should I be looking at to improve my experience? I don’t run in any classes (just do fun-runs) so I don’t really care how they’d affect my classing. I was thinking f+r strut braces, f+r sway bars and end links, coilovers, maybe lighter wheels, frame braces, and some weight reduction?

I’m running 255/40/18 BFG g-Force Sport Comp 2’s, but I think I’m getting too much wear near my side wall even at 40 (cold) / 42 (hot) PSI. Should I go even higher on the PSI, or would that be overboard? Should I go lower PSI on the back and higher up front?

Lots of questions here...don’t even know if anyone here autocrosses, but if anyone could help i’d appreciate it!


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I'd buy these. $1500 with labor. Then maybe later if you decide to spend more I'd stiffen up the chassis with F&R braces, sway bars, and subframe connectors.
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this is kind of the conundrum im hitting...if i should spend one a bunch of cheaper things that might make my car handle better, or go all out on one thing like coilovers?

then again i can find ST coilovers on ebay for ~900 and have some left over for other things
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stage one springs, front and rear strut braces, and possibly x brace will go a long way to help you get around the track and stay within budget
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i've considered lowering springs instead of coilovers, but because I have to change my rear shocks anyway i'd basically be $200 away from the price of coilovers
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i've considered lowering springs instead of coilovers, but because I have to change my rear shocks anyway i'd basically be $200 away from the price of coilovers
strut braces and cross brace should be higher on the list, and most likely you don't have to change shocks, we rarely do
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then again i can find ST coilovers on ebay for ~900 and have some left over for other things

Go big. The coilovers will give you the biggest improvement with your budget.


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I’ve recently really gotten into autocrossing my 2012 R/T…it’s a bit of a handful managing such a big car through tight courses but I find it really fun. Does anyone else here enjoy autocrossing?

What kind of mods should I be looking at to improve my experience? I don’t run in any classes (just do fun-runs) so I don’t really care how they’d affect my classing. I was thinking f+r strut braces, f+r sway bars and end links, coilovers, maybe lighter wheels, frame braces, and some weight reduction?

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Lots of questions here...don’t even know if anyone here autocrosses, but if anyone could help i’d appreciate it!
I just put f&r strut braces, sway bars and sub frame connectors on mine and they made a HUGE difference. All for around $1200. Add in some more aggressive brake pads and your about at your budget. I was within 0.3 seconds of a Z06 that took the win CAM class yesterday so I'm very happy. Also I've found the Bridgestone RE71s right now are the tire to have. And go as wide a tire as you can.

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