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First 2012 SRT Charger with B&G tune
So Steve says I'm the first 2012 SRT Charger with the B&G mail order tune... Cool! Like many have reported on their 392 Challengers... install is a piece of cake. Little different location for the Charger. The ECU is beneath a molding cover... Pop off some plastic rivets and there it is. Swaps in 5 minutes.
The beast started right up using my remote start. Initially drove around the neighborhood and quickly noticed i had no tq mgmt... Throttle response was beautiful after driving it some! I have a ported throttle body so initially it didn't feel as snappy as one would expect. I had the same delay experience with the stock ECU. Took some miles to learn it. After adding some miles to it whoa! Thing runs like a raped ape!!! Such a different animal.
I'm not one of those guys that is easily convinced with gains using bolt-ons and such... Over the years I've tried different bolt-ons and the gains were always marginal, even when it was tuned for it. But I'll tell you what. Even though the B&G tune will not beat a cam/head tuned combo experience in power, this thing is the real deal for someone that just wants to experience a little bit more power and more elegant power distrubition throughtout the power band. I read Braztangs experience with the B&G tune and was a bit concerned I too would feel the dreaded dead spot when shifting from 2nd to 3rd like i did in my previous HEMI cars. Well, all i can say is my concern of that has all but disappeared. If Braztang is reading this, I'm wondering if you are getting on it or driving it like a grandma would cuz I'm not feeling what you've experienced.
Anyways, just wanted to let you all know that the first mail order 2012 Charger SRT8 is alive and well and rander is satisified. Can't wait for the cooler months ahead!
PB 1/8 run: 7.92 @ 86.92 * 1.76 60' on street tires
Last edited by rander; 07-02-2012 at 05:46 PM.