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Forum: General Challenger Discussion 04-23-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,450
Posted By randycat99
Yes, I have no doubt engineers have access to...

Yes, I have no doubt engineers have access to this data to quantify efficiency. What I asked is if you have access to this data. I suspect you are "guessing", if you don't have this data, don't...
Forum: General Challenger Discussion 04-23-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,450
Posted By randycat99
I know they're awd, but it almost looks like the...

I know they're awd, but it almost looks like the front wheels are just "along for the ride" when that thing takes off, pointed toward the sky. ;)
Forum: General Challenger Discussion 04-22-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,450
Posted By randycat99
Well, I'll throw this out there...so you got beat...

Well, I'll throw this out there...so you got beat by a Lexus, but it's not like Toyota builds slouches for v6 engines. It's quite possible they might be one of the best at building v6 engines on the...
Forum: General Challenger Discussion 04-20-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,112
Posted By randycat99
"Shift speed" is not all that relevant in the...

"Shift speed" is not all that relevant in the modern automatic, because they all have interleaved shifts, anyway. One clutch-pack hands off right to another clutch-pack with computer-accurate timing...
Forum: General Challenger Discussion 04-20-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,112
Posted By randycat99
Did you even check what the ratio (gear * axle)...

Did you even check what the ratio (gear * axle) would be, before even saying that??? This isn't some opinion I was spouting. It is demonstrable fact.

1st gear ==> 4.7
axle ==> 3.08
effective...
Forum: General Challenger Discussion 04-19-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,112
Posted By randycat99
It's not "hate on the 8-spd", at all. It's just...

It's not "hate on the 8-spd", at all. It's just recognizing the notion that # of speeds overkill doesn't automatically guarantee benefits like people are assuming, here. This isn't something where...
Forum: General Challenger Discussion 04-19-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,112
Posted By randycat99
Well, don't forget...the autos offer no...

Well, don't forget...the autos offer no wheel-hop, differentials that survive under hard use, no syncros to burnout under hard use, no balky shifts when cold, no 25k clutch replacement, no flywheel...
Forum: General Challenger Discussion 04-19-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,112
Posted By randycat99
Here's the problem...when you throw a 2.65 axle...

Here's the problem...when you throw a 2.65 axle on it, that changes the whole game. If that puts redline in 2nd well past 60 mph and redline in 3rd going past 100 mph, then you haven't gained much...
Forum: General Challenger Discussion 04-19-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,112
Posted By randycat99
...and that will be a shame, because they'll just...

...and that will be a shame, because they'll just be running to v6 engines in heavy cars that don't necessarily get big mpg's, either. Whether it is 400+ hp or not, is entirely besides the point...
Forum: General Challenger Discussion 04-14-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,406
Posted By randycat99
Could flip this question around, too...what if...

Could flip this question around, too...what if you did no mods whatsoever, but then did a custom tune? Would it yield precisely no benefits, or would the tune alone expose more horses?

I would...
Forum: Dodge Challenger R/T Specific 04-14-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,320
Posted By randycat99
I agree with the sentiments so far...if you are...

I agree with the sentiments so far...if you are going auto against his manual, you stand a very good chance of winning. Maybe run your rear tires a bit on the low side (30 psi) and make sure you...
Forum: 6.4L / 392ci (2011 - ?) 04-14-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,554
Posted By randycat99
That is a good point, O_Racing! Now an...

That is a good point, O_Racing!

Now an interesting angle to this is...do you end up on racing tires because you *intended* or needed to be on race tires, or did all that come about because you...
Forum: General Challenger Discussion 04-11-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 628
Posted By randycat99
It's just a car, but it will be a lifetime...

It's just a car, but it will be a lifetime experience for the kids to fondle your car with soapy water. ;) They will forever remember the day they got to wash a Challenger, and it will always be in...
Forum: Challenger Issues & Problems 04-09-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 5,617
Views: 515,347
Posted By randycat99
...and there's the rub (no pun intended). We do...

...and there's the rub (no pun intended). We do have a sample pic of a part in the 30k mi realm, and it doesn't seem to look that good. The real twist is that it came from a 6-sp manual car. ...
Forum: Challenger Issues & Problems 04-09-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 5,617
Views: 515,347
Posted By randycat99
Yes, I think we could all be relieved if that was...

Yes, I think we could all be relieved if that was the appearance on an 80k mi part. This one was only 12k mi. So while it still looks in good shape, it still has a long service life ahead to keep...
Forum: Challenger Issues & Problems 04-09-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 5,617
Views: 515,347
Posted By randycat99
How are you certain it was a "well-designed"...

How are you certain it was a "well-designed" part? Maybe it was inherently flawed as a matter of geometry being particularly vulnerable to manufacturing variances? Maybe the cycle time for good...
Forum: Challenger Issues & Problems 04-09-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 5,617
Views: 515,347
Posted By randycat99
It was tested, right?...quality guaranteed? By...

It was tested, right?...quality guaranteed? By your own words, if they were willing to do it 3 times, already, maybe it isn't as costly as you think? "Costly" would put the pressure on to get it...
Forum: Challenger Issues & Problems 04-09-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 5,617
Views: 515,347
Posted By randycat99
...not really. Plastic injection-molding...

...not really. Plastic injection-molding equipment is dirt cheap. It's not like these are aviation-grade structural parts.

As far as how much Chrysler spent to make/test a new part, I have no...
Forum: Challenger Issues & Problems 04-02-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 5,617
Views: 515,347
Posted By randycat99
Ah, so you are actually talking about blow-by in...

Ah, so you are actually talking about blow-by in the piston rings, that increases as the rings and cylinder walls wear, right? The thicker oil restores more the "seal" (at least when it is cold). I...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension 04-02-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,597
Posted By randycat99
Probably is...not like I have ever tested it on a...

Probably is...not like I have ever tested it on a track to be concerned, though. ;)

I do plan to go back to 255/50r18 in the back on the next pair of rear tires. That is just a hair shorter than...
Forum: Challenger Issues & Problems 04-02-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 5,617
Views: 515,347
Posted By randycat99
Well, where does "staying power" come from?...it...

Well, where does "staying power" come from?...it is the lack of wear, right? Things don't wear unless they are coming into contact. That's why "film strength" is a key factor, not viscosity. Film...
Forum: Challenger Issues & Problems 04-02-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 5,617
Views: 515,347
Posted By randycat99
Cheap Canadian parts!!! :fight: (had to get...

Cheap Canadian parts!!! :fight:

(had to get that one in for the one time it wasn't China)
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension 04-01-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,597
Posted By randycat99
I'd say it is pretty darn noticeable that you get...

I'd say it is pretty darn noticeable that you get more traction from a 265 over a 225 on an all season tire. Dial out the camber in the rear, and you are looking at some pretty substantial grip.
...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension 04-01-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,597
Posted By randycat99
Everything has a threshold where too much is not...

Everything has a threshold where too much is not good. That can apply to tire width, camber, wheel size, suspension stiffness, oversteer, thin sidewall profile, lower to the ground. There is no...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension 03-30-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,597
Posted By randycat99
Rear Camber Bushings...should be higher on your upgrade list than you think

Don't get me started on the better prospects for tire wear...but there is a whole world of tire performance waiting for your discovery just by squaring up your rear wheels to the road (0 deg camber)....
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