General Challenger DiscussionThis section contains general discussion about the Dodge Challenger. If it does not fit into a more specific area, it probably belongs in here. (Dodge Challenger General Discussion)
yeah... those stripes do draw attendtion!! I had a SST, black w/ silver stripes. The 1st year I had it I got pulled 5 or 6 times... and only 2 of those were for speeding! Cops said they just wanted to look at the truck... and I was like 22 years old, lookin like a 12 year old... so that's when I started growing the full beard.
...BUT you WILL miss the power, handling, and BREAKING of the SRT. No if and or butts! They are 2 totaly differnet cars, so your best bet would be to find a white SRT!
Hello, I will be out of the office driving my 392 SRT8. If you need immediate assistance during this time, please contact "Eat my DUST" or "No Ticket Please". I am confident that either will be able to assist you.
You know I totally forgot about the suspension upgrades and brakes. I really do love my SRT. It's not all about the movie! But it is def what sent me down the road. I've just always thought the 70 challenger and the newest one is damn sexy. I fell in love with it when I saw the concept car but never in a million years thought the concept I saw would hit the road. Not without adding 2 doors or something else to neuter it!
I live in Texas (someone asked). The first ticket "probation" expired on 11/21 and the new ticket was on 11/22. Good timing I guess.
I do wish I could have two, trying to convince the other half she needs one. A nice used loaded SXT or sum thin.
Anyway, good discussion. Interesting to read. Even keeping the TO paint, I am really curious as to how de-badging and de-striping would look. In person, to me. I know I can mock it up and all.
First of all = you're not crazy = I love my Stone White R/T!!! 2009 model and still getting complimented daily.
As for speeding tickets:
The six speed manual can keep you from getting tickets. If you keep it in 3rd gear on 35-45 MPH roads it will keep you legit and just leave it in 4th on the highway.
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2009 Stone White R/T 27J
6-Speed, Sun Roof, Heated Leather
20x8's, HID Lights, Challenger Door Sills, Mopar CAI,
1970 Challenger & R/T Emblem on the rear spoiler,
Gas Charged Hood Supports, Mopar Nose Badge
276-watt 6 Speaker Sound
Exhaust: Flowmaster 40's
Mopar Strut Tower Brace
Fuzzy White Dice
"Keep your eyes on the road, your hands upon the wheel!"
Sorry, but to me trading a car, especially for one that's a lot slower, has worse brakes, because it's not a certain color, etc, IS insane, you should have thought about that when you bought it.. When the local dealer tried to sell me a brown Durango years ago, I just said no, I wouldn't buy a brown (or white, sorry) vehicle, no matter how good a deal it was. Hemi Orange wasn't my first, or second choice of colors, I wanted Detonator Yellow, or TorRed, but HO was close enough. If the car had been white, silver, or brown, I would have passed.
To be honest, if you really want that Vanishing Point car, don't trade down, trade laterally, and just flip your Toxic SRT8 for a white SRT8. You will be disappointed going from the 392 to a 5.7. The perceived and actual power differential between the two engines is massive, and to a lesser extent you will lose all of the SRT's niceties and bells & whistles. With there being very little aesthetic difference between the SRT and the R/T exteriors (wheels, front spoiler and badging being the sole differences) you will have that Vanishing Point look without giving up the SRT's upgraded amenities. The R/T and SRT are both great cars, but there is a reason why their price tags are different!
2012 Challenger SRT8 392 - "Roxy"
WP3 20" SRT Design Wheels
245/45ZR20, 255/45ZR20 Goodyear F1 Tires
Engine Block Heater
730N with Navigation
Mopar Premium Floor Mats
Mopar Premium Trunk Mat
Fastman 85mm Throttle Body
Billet Tech Custom Satin Catch Can
Speedlogix Skip-Shift Eliminator
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