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#1 (permalink) Old 04-12-2011, 10:34 AM
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Question Mods to Win Car Shows?

I know that many of us have entered their Challengers in car shows.

For those of you who have won trophies, what were the mods that made you car stand out from the rest of the pack?

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Very good question. I am now subscribed as I would like to know also.

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I don't know about new cars, I've never put my challenger in a show, but I've won some awards with my classics. Being original is a plus when dealing with classics, clean, etc...

People seem to love the billet under hood dress mods (not for me) but just anything flashy that may or may not get the judges attention. Presentation?
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first you need that stuffed kid that leans up against your car. then lots of mirrors to go under it. a coupy of signs and plaques, and a ton of CHROME!





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The stainless steel Moroso overflow and power steering tanks. Real eye catchers.

Kenne Bell polished superchargers do well too.

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Imo it's all about the little details. Little things to draw people in closer to have a better look at the car. Headrests or armrests are a biggie. If you have a 5.7, a custom painted engine cover is great. Few pieces of Billet underhood bling will also help.

However the best mod I think anyone can possibly do is to go over their engine bay and have it 100% perfect. The cars I see that always stick out in my mind are the ones that you can tell the owner is proud of and maintains very meticulously. We started to see a lot of newer cars 2005 and up stangs vettes even vipers where underneath the hood was just gross. Mods are great but simply maintaining your vehicle to really keep it "show quality" is even better. Good luck!

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Great pics, but get rid ofthe prop rod and get the hood struts.




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Gas charged hood struts, 30% window tint
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Get it clean.....everywhere. Have a "Theme"......don't mix different style parts.

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As others have said; "Keep it clean"!!! I had seen challengers parked next to mine that just get walked by because they are dirty. If you see a car with his hood closed it is probably because the owner does not clean it.

It takes me longer to wipe down my car than it does to wash it

My challenger is all about presentation and coming up with something new. Every year I add something new and have a couple of pieces of new billet tech stuff waiting to go on.

You can find my car on both Billet Tech and Ridergraphix sites showing their stuff on my car
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I have entered my SE into three car shows... small ones mind you... not entering to win anything... more for the joy of showing it off to others that have not seen one up close and helping out charities (one in particular is for MS which my Mom has). Anyway.... I have added to my car:

Am. Racing Torq Thrust 20" wheels
Strobe rocker panel
Spoiler
Hood stripe
Chrome gas cap
SE badging on the front and back since Chrysler doesn't badge the SE's.

Caliper covers to match the color of my car are coming next week.

Clean, clean, clean! That always helps!


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