Exterior Discussion / ModificationsWant to change the look and appearance of your Dodge Challenger? This section is for the discussion of any exterior visual modifications. Examples include wheels, custom paint, grills, etc.
Hey Guys so my car has never been in a wreck to my knowledge but the driver side door sticks out a few MM further than flush and my trunk is a few MM higher on the passenger side also I think there is a slight gap between my hood and front thing where it closes. Am I just being nit pick? Can It be fixed? I'll post pics if it will help. I'm mainly worried about my door not being flush.
How old is this car? My wife's Magnum has an issue of the striker plates moving over time from shutting the doors. I have re-adjusted them 2 times since new and the car has 40K miles on it now.
As for the hood, my Challenger sat too low on both sides when I picked it up. There were areas on the stops that paint was missing from like it was adjusted different when painted. I moved the bolts back to those spots covered and it looks a lot better to me.
The trunk, maybe on of the bump stops in the trunk jamb has been moved or something.
If it bothers you, figure it out and move it. It is really pretty easy.
Both of those could be DIY fixes. For the door, you can slightly bend the latch bar on the inside of the car (not the door part). If you don't like bending, you can probably undo the bolts holding that mechanism in place and slide the mechanism in a little bit. Just make sure you tighten them down snug when you reinstall the bolts.
For the trunk, my '11 has adjustment screws (plastic with a largish hex head) to fix that. Here's a pic with a red circle showing the hex head on the driver's side. Same on the passenger's side:
2011 Toxic Orange R/T Classic Auto
Performance Mods: Diablo inTune I1000-DCX
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