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Forum: General Challenger Discussion   05-22-2015, 01:00 PM
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Posted By randycat99
...and only "similar", if the activity involves...

...and only "similar", if the activity involves revving to that peak hp point. If you're not doing that (as in typical driving), then different animals, any way you slice it. Same thing between a 300...
Forum: General Challenger Discussion   05-22-2015, 10:43 AM
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Posted By randycat99
That also goes along with one of my earlier...

That also goes along with one of my earlier comments...a 240 hp S2000 engine vs some old 240 hp v8...2 entirely different animals as far as power delivery, even though they both mathematically hit...
Forum: General Challenger Discussion   05-21-2015, 10:55 PM
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Posted By randycat99
I think this reveals another facet to the...

I think this reveals another facet to the "mindset". Is the point of a 370 hp RT to be fast and fun, or is it just for the purpose of being faster than a soccer mom car? If soccer mom cars are...
Forum: General Challenger Discussion   05-21-2015, 03:14 PM
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Posted By randycat99
I think there is merit to this, but I don't think...

I think there is merit to this, but I don't think it occurs w/o bound. The hp competition ensured we got a 370 hp 5.7 instead of a 300 hp 5.7 or even a 240 hp 5.9 (in the vein of the 90's Magnum). ...
Forum: General Challenger Discussion   05-21-2015, 02:51 PM
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Posted By randycat99
Hence, the inevitable realization is that you...

Hence, the inevitable realization is that you should be arguing about making the 6.4 available in more inexpensive models. Alternately, people are actually bellyaching that they cannot get the 6.4 at...
Forum: General Challenger Discussion   05-21-2015, 01:19 PM
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Posted By randycat99
The hp we perceive occurs over a range of rpm (as...

The hp we perceive occurs over a range of rpm (as in a torque curve), not just a singular scalar number. That's why 300 hp in a v6 feels different than 300 hp in a v8.

I use the term "adequately"...
Forum: General Challenger Discussion   05-21-2015, 12:42 PM
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Posted By randycat99
300 hp out of a v6 isn't even like 300 hp out of...

300 hp out of a v6 isn't even like 300 hp out of a v8, so that argument doesn't even work. That's why looking at a single number as the great and all indicator of merit gets to be ridiculous after...
Forum: General Challenger Discussion   05-21-2015, 11:34 AM
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Posted By randycat99
All it takes is a big calamity involving many...

All it takes is a big calamity involving many "innocent casualties", and people will be wondering why car companies are allowing these 400/500/600 hp cars be built and running around on public...
Forum: General Challenger Discussion   05-21-2015, 10:58 AM
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Posted By randycat99
I don't think underpowered has been an issue ever...

I don't think underpowered has been an issue ever since the modern v8 broke past the 300 hp point.
Forum: General Challenger Discussion   05-21-2015, 10:30 AM
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Posted By randycat99
dodgeboy77, thanks for capturing those specs on...

dodgeboy77, thanks for capturing those specs on the '09 RT dipstick!
Forum: General Challenger Discussion   05-21-2015, 10:22 AM
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Posted By randycat99
I doubt it will be longer (if the part was...

I doubt it will be longer (if the part was intended for the v6). That's been the problem so far for me, is the dipstick is too short to even contact the oil level, altogether.

It appears that the...
Forum: General Challenger Discussion   05-21-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,622
Posted By randycat99
Yeah, I was afraid of that. I guess I bought...

Yeah, I was afraid of that. I guess I bought another dud! Technically, they all "fit". It's just getting the right length in the metal indicator portion that seems to be a real bear. Go figure, why...
Forum: General Challenger Discussion   05-21-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 248
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Posted By randycat99
I'm talking about any of the 3 brands continuing...

I'm talking about any of the 3 brands continuing to play into a pointless hp war could bring a hp ban into reality. It also seems unlikely that a 425 hp 5.7 would suddenly squash complaints that it...
Forum: General Challenger Discussion   05-20-2015, 10:27 PM
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Views: 9,617
Posted By randycat99
I get what you are saying, but I don't think any...

I get what you are saying, but I don't think any car at 370+ hp can be described as "underpowered". That's a whole lot of power to put into action on a road, no matter what era we live in...can't put...
Forum: Track Talk   05-20-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 16
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Posted By randycat99
Gearing may have a lot to do with why the ZL-1...

Gearing may have a lot to do with why the ZL-1 doesn't feel faster than an SRT8. It uses the taller variant of the 6-spd Tremec, right?...plus a taller axle ratio than the SRT8?

It's not that the...
Forum: Challenger Issues & Problems   05-20-2015, 04:33 PM
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Posted By randycat99
Ah ok, my bad! I guess we are still waiting...

Ah ok, my bad!

I guess we are still waiting for the other shoe to drop for our cars, regardless of what is linked above...
Forum: General Challenger Discussion   05-20-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,622
Posted By randycat99
Here's a part I found at the Walmart online site:...

Here's a part I found at the Walmart online site:

Dorman 917-323 Engine Oil Dipstick
Price: $11.85

I placed an order...should be interesting if it works out to be the right length. If anybody...
Forum: Challenger Issues & Problems   05-20-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 177
Posted By randycat99
This ought to be "interesting"... I had...

This ought to be "interesting"...

I had interpreted that the Takata airbag recall extends across pretty much all "everyman" brands under the sun. I haven't heard anything further (or if it was...
Forum: General Challenger Discussion   05-20-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 9,617
Posted By randycat99
I wouldn't call it "image conscious", as you put...

I wouldn't call it "image conscious", as you put it. Not only is it good to own "any" v8, but it's even better that it is a distinguished "Hemi v8" of v8's. It's that little bit of paying homage to...
Forum: General Challenger Discussion   05-20-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 248
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Posted By randycat99
Well they could just "say" it is 400 hp, now, w/o...

Well they could just "say" it is 400 hp, now, w/o changing a thing. (yes, I'm being facetious ;) ) We would still be where we are now, with people complaining about how the lbs/hp index isn't...
Forum: General Challenger Discussion   05-20-2015, 10:16 AM
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Posted By randycat99
I find that a compelling idea, as well, but the...

I find that a compelling idea, as well, but the catch-22 is that it may just lead to the same 5.7 vs 6.1 situation, where the difference in power was uncomfortably slim. In another topic long ago, I...
Forum: General Challenger Discussion   05-20-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 9,617
Posted By randycat99
Maybe you are just proving the point that the...

Maybe you are just proving the point that the value of a car doesn't really simplify down (and never did) to a relative hp and torque number, nor does it correlate to any lbs/hp index? :p Maybe those...
Forum: General Challenger Discussion   05-19-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 679
Posted By randycat99
That's why the 2nd gen was bordering on blasphemy...

That's why the 2nd gen was bordering on blasphemy (in its contrast with what made a Hemi historical in the prior generation). :p

As I understand it, that 2.6 L i4 did indeed have 2 canted valves...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   05-18-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,583
Posted By randycat99
I think I called them once just for kicks...

I think I called them once just for kicks (clearly, they have the right look in their wheel designs). I asked about a custom made 18" wheel, and they quickly came back that they are only setup to...
Forum: General Challenger Discussion   05-18-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 9,617
Posted By randycat99
If there is confusion, buy the most expensive one...

If there is confusion, buy the most expensive one you can afford. What you can afford usually sorts out your viable options pretty quick. :p
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