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#11 (permalink) Old 12-19-2012, 07:23 PM
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Tint and supercharger, the other stuff is boring.
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If your concern is keeping the car nice, definitely do the mudflaps. I went with the Mopar version. You will especially want these if you go to wider rear tires.
Good call. I had the Mopar mudflaps put on immediately, and the lower (rocker panel) area of the car looks great after 44,500 miles. No chips. $150 well spent.

EDIT: Either the skip shift eliminator or a Predator are necessary, if you value your sanity.

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i say tint and definitely lower it (not that lowering it helps maintain it, but it will definitely look better)


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I have a few questions of some of the modifications (new to all of this).
What is the purpose of a catch can and is it really worth it? The same with the 180* thermo? As well as the Hurst short throw shifter. As far as tuning what would be my best option I was looking at the diablo but I dont know anything about tuning should I go to a dyno for that and let them do that. Does the diablo let you change settings on the fly such as great mpg and then when someone wants to get beat put it on pure performance? Sorry about all the questions again Im new to this. Thanks
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Best mod is no mod!


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Hello again Challengertalk community. I've been making new threads at a decent clip lately since I'm preparing for my Challenger to arrive. So here goes one more (hopefully the last) before it actually gets here!

I'm wondering what are the FIRST MODS you guys would do to a brand new Challenger to protect and help maintain it's condition.

I've already looked into:

- Catch Can (probably going with BT)
- Wheel Locks (Gorilla "The System" already in the mail)
- Tint (I know where I'm going for it and the price... 3M for sure)
- Paint Protection (Want the 3M film, but local installer quoted $700 for the bumper, leading edge of hood, fenders, and mirrors... seems pricey)
- Wider rear tires (probably 275 NT05'sor similar once the stock ones wear out)
- Exhaust (Solo or Zoomers... undecided, but will be later down the road)

Now I've also started wondering about mudflaps to protect the paint behind the wheels... or maybe paint protection film there? Any ideas?

Anything else you guys have in mind as MUST HAVE first mods to help protect this car?

Thanks in advance!
The Mopar Flaps are really lacking, I put the Mopars on the front, they don't help much. I purchased a set for the rears from Pepboys that cover far better.
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Your getting a 6 speed?

1. Skip Shift eliminator - Less than $20, undetectable, 5 minute install when you get under the car. Trust me, it'll only have to happen to you once or twice and you'll be wanting it gone.

2. Tint

3. Exhaust - Careful. Some are just noise if it's mufflers only. Catback systems can make some HP and TQ gain, for a higher price system. I've heard of 1 that while it sounds good, your actually are losing down bottom HP and TQ. The MOPAR full catback exhausts are a CORSA Sport that is just rebadged. You can find all the information on the pro's and con's of each here if you seach the forums. Sound is different for each person.

4. Tuner - can get get rid of the Skip and other benefits to make the car run better and adjustable, but may cause warranty concerns if you do not switch the map back to stock when taking it to the dealership.

5. A K&N drop in filter - The CAI looks nice, but the minimal HP gain isn't worth the price tag. Looks and sounds impressive though.

6. California Duster

7. A good cleaner that will not harm the rims and tools to get to the inside of the rims for cleaning. You won't believe how much brake dust the Brembo's throw.


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1. Skip Shift eliminator - Less than $20, undetectable, 5 minute install when you get under the car. Trust me, it'll only have to happen to you once or twice and you'll be wanting it gone.

What is skip shift?
What does the skip shift eliminator do?
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What is skip shift?
What does the skip shift eliminator do?
It makes you shift from 1st to 4th in certain situations. Usually it would get me when I was turning left across traffic.

Search it up. Tons of info on it. 6 speed cars only.
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It makes you shift from 1st to 4th in certain situations. Usually it would get me when I was turning left across traffic.

Search it up. Tons of info on it. 6 speed cars only.

Thanks I'll look it up!!
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