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Forum: The Garage: For OTHER car talk   01-12-2016, 11:19 AM
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Views: 1,096
Posted By randycat99
I think it bears repeating that my original point...

I think it bears repeating that my original point was, not that smaller engines could not hit certain peak hp numbers, rather they are trading off more tangible qualities that pertain to the driving...
Forum: The Garage: For OTHER car talk   01-11-2016, 06:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,096
Posted By randycat99
We've got a ways to go before tech can supplant "v8 power"

"300 hp" is often referred to as a good point where there is decent power such that a low-powered v8 is mostly unecessary. While it's true that the 300 hp point can certainly be hit by smaller i4 and...
Forum: General Challenger Discussion   01-07-2016, 09:36 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,252
Posted By randycat99
They already had the "427" 7.0 L version of the...

They already had the "427" 7.0 L version of the engine out, right? It went in the Corvette Z06.
Forum: General Challenger Discussion   01-07-2016, 11:47 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,252
Posted By randycat99
My "did you know?" segment thought to this topic...

My "did you know?" segment thought to this topic is that, just like the 5.7 and 6.4 are remarkably similar on the low end, Ford observes a similar trend between the Coyote 5.0 and its Mod 3v 4.6...
Forum: Challenger Issues & Problems   01-01-2016, 03:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 719
Posted By randycat99
Is it possible the exhaust piping, itself, is...

Is it possible the exhaust piping, itself, is vibrating somewhere...out of being attached to the hangers too tightly or not tight enough?
Forum: Challenger Issues & Problems   01-01-2016, 11:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 719
Posted By randycat99
Yes, those resonators certainly do a big job to...

Yes, those resonators certainly do a big job to attack the drone noise. When you switch to an aftermarket exhaust (which is presumably more "open"), you're definitely going to hear all of it...v8 and...
Forum: Challenger Issues & Problems   01-01-2016, 12:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 719
Posted By randycat99
Engine load will have a lot to do with how much...

Engine load will have a lot to do with how much noise/vibration occurs during mds operation. If you are entirely off the throttle while in mds, it should be nill. At moderate throttle while mds is...
Forum: Dodge Challenger R/T Specific   12-29-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,684
Posted By randycat99
People need to realize that octane isn't some...

People need to realize that octane isn't some sort of "switch" that designers program into the car. Octane requirement is more determined by the actual operating conditions in that moment...low vs...
Forum: General Challenger Discussion   12-24-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,565
Posted By randycat99
It is "manageable" enough in the snow, but...

It is "manageable" enough in the snow, but ultimately, you'll have the reckoning that its just not the best tool for this kind of use, and was it really worth it to bring it out in the snow...
Forum: General Challenger Discussion   12-23-2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 16,456
Posted By randycat99
The 5.0 would be a dog in the current...

The 5.0 would be a dog in the current Challenger...no low end torque. The 5.7 is actually the better engine in that respect, because the driving experience involves more than just binging a hp number...
Forum: General Challenger Discussion   12-13-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,034
Posted By randycat99
The particular implementation of boost in the...

The particular implementation of boost in the Callaway may have a lot to do with what you experienced above vs below 3k rpm. Also, there may be a torque management effect in lower gears. That said,...
Forum: General Challenger Discussion   12-13-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,034
Posted By randycat99
This misconception needs to be cleared up. They...

This misconception needs to be cleared up. They *both* generate loads. The DynoJet implements an inertia-based load, and the Mustang implements an eddy-current-based load. Naturally, those loads work...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   11-26-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 757
Posted By randycat99
I remained unconvinced that static camber on...

I remained unconvinced that static camber on these cars is beneficial, at all. Especially in the rear, my experiences are that the static camber (talking about the camber you see as the car sits...
Forum: General Challenger Discussion   11-08-2015, 09:42 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 7,405
Posted By randycat99
What is the actual material objective when it...

What is the actual material objective when it comes the "needs to lose weight" premise?...to corner harder, to accelerate harder, to chase paper specs in a magazine?

Think about those first 2...
Forum: General Challenger Discussion   11-05-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,953
Posted By randycat99
C&D needs to become more like Motor Trend and R&T...

C&D needs to become more like Motor Trend and R&T to compete. :p
Forum: General Challenger Discussion   11-03-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,835
Posted By randycat99
'kay...howdya have missing exhaust tips on a car...

'kay...howdya have missing exhaust tips on a car wearing a widebody kit and wheels that look like eleventy-zillion dollars? How does that happen??? :p
Forum: General Challenger Discussion   10-14-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 24,482
Posted By randycat99
The Gen 2 Hemi is a hard act to follow...very...

The Gen 2 Hemi is a hard act to follow...very high bar with some audiences. So there's naturally always going to be some tension with fans of the Gen 2. Like c26bt34c noted earlier, neither the Gen 2...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   10-11-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,299
Posted By randycat99
This is a mod that you get done at another shop...

This is a mod that you get done at another shop (that you trust). I don't expect the dealer would cooperate with such a request, and even if they did, then you have to go through the whole discussion...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion   10-04-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 8,774
Posted By randycat99
It would also be reasonable to premise that an...

It would also be reasonable to premise that an environment of bad corporate management will likely breed a environment of bad union leadership...at some level you still need fire to fight fire. The...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion   10-02-2015, 09:40 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 8,774
Posted By randycat99
That's why I said earlier, that a union working...

That's why I said earlier, that a union working at 4/10 is probably a good threshold to keep things in check. When a union gets above that point, greed and corruption take over, and it pretty much...
Forum: Challenger Issues & Problems   10-02-2015, 09:33 PM
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Views: 790,033
Posted By randycat99
My theory on that has been that it isn't the mds,...

My theory on that has been that it isn't the mds, per se, that is the issue. It is the programming that defines the threshold for mds...that failures where imminent because the mds was allowed to...
Forum: General Challenger Discussion   09-09-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 681
Posted By randycat99
Only way to know is to try it (87) out and see...

Only way to know is to try it (87) out and see what happens. Your engine won't blow-up, of course, but when you notice the heatsoak and softened throttle tip-in effects emerge, after operating in...
Forum: General Challenger Discussion   09-08-2015, 10:08 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 16,456
Posted By randycat99
That post struck me odd, too...a 6.4 is "just" a...

That post struck me odd, too...a 6.4 is "just" a stroked 5.7? Really?! Coulda sworn it had a fancier crank, better con-rods/pistons, bigger valves, hotter cam, bigger ports, stiffer valve springs (to...
Forum: General Challenger Discussion   09-07-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 16,456
Posted By randycat99
The big blocks ran out of output on the top end,...

The big blocks ran out of output on the top end, though. That's what actually makes the 5.7 powerband and the 440 powerbands surprisingly comparable, when gearing is applied. The 440 has more torque,...
Forum: General Challenger Discussion   09-07-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 16,456
Posted By randycat99
That would seem to support that modern-day hp...

That would seem to support that modern-day hp load-outs are pretty darn generous...jaded as we have become. The actual hp has become much less central in focus, rather how you want the hp delivered....
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