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2011 Challenger Suspension Changes?

Hi all,

I've read how Dodge is touting the new suspension upgrades for the 2011 Challenger saying it handles like it's a 500 lbs. lighter car. Does anyone have any knowledge of how Dodge accomplished this. Also can these changes be adapted to the 2008-10 Challenger chassis? I've been taking my Challenger to the track a lot lately, and it'd be nice to have the newer suspension style to better handle the turns.
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I think it was mentioned that the cars now have bigger monotube shocks, better rate bushings, negative camber, and some better tires. And Ralph Gilles at the LA show I think said that the back part of the chassis is a bit stiffer, but he mentioned it talking about the charger so not sure if all changes went to the challenger.
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I think it was mentioned that the cars now have bigger monotube shocks, better rate bushings, negative camber, and some better tires. And Ralph Gilles at the LA show I think said that the back part of the chassis is a bit stiffer, but he mentioned it talking about the charger so not sure if all changes went to the challenger.
Yeah...If I recall the Charger has still been getting upgraded to the Challenger's suspension, I can't imagine the Challenger handling any better than it already does...it's already ridiculously impressive (in SRT-8 form) when compared to the 200-300lb lighter Camaro.
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Wow. I'd never refer to the handling on our cars as impressive. I guess it's all relative.

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So is the wheel hop fixed too on a 6speed? Are the tires the fix or the bushings 2011?

I wonder.....
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Wow. I'd never refer to the handling on our cars as impressive. I guess it's all relative.

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Actually, considering our cars' bulk and weight, I think the handling is quite impressive.
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Put on some proper suspension bits and you might change your mind. Cars are heavy but the stock suspension is a lot like driving a couch. Sure it's comfy but I wouldn't call it good handling. I'm not all out hard core either. That's why I've got dampening adj's on my coilovers.

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You can also purchase the most of the "new" suspension package from Dodge for less then $500 to "upgrade" 09-10 R/T. Info is posted somewhere on this forum
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Originally Posted by Rpaulg87 View Post
Yeah...If I recall the Charger has still been getting upgraded to the Challenger's suspension, I can't imagine the Challenger handling any better than it already does...it's already ridiculously impressive (in SRT-8 form) when compared to the 200-300lb lighter Camaro.
Actually, the V6 is supposed to do around .90 and same with the RT which is a slight improvement over the current model. the SRT should now hit around .93. This is from what I have been reading. The magazines have done their first drives, but none have done their road tests which they would do either this week or next.
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