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Forum: Bolt On's   04-14-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,778
Posted By Green Man
cannonballcobb...

cannonballcobb (http://www.challengertalk.com/forums/members/7045.html),

So you torqed 1 bolt you could access with a torque wrench and then hand tightened the rest to what felt like the same...
Forum: Bolt On's   04-14-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,778
Posted By Green Man
Gila Hemi, I did not torque mine...but they...

Gila Hemi,

I did not torque mine...but they are really tight with hi-temp Locktite. It's almost impossible to tighten some of the bolts. I could barely get a wrench in there to tighten them. A...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   04-13-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 17,116
Posted By Green Man
All, I had to do more rear suspension...

All,

I had to do more rear suspension tightening on Green Man. The rear upper control arms were loose (again) where they bolt to the cradle. I replaced the nuts/locks with self-locking nuts in 4...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   03-18-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 17,116
Posted By Green Man
PSM450, Regardless of what they print or...

PSM450,

Regardless of what they print or reply, when I lubed them they took some grease. So either they had no grease from the factory or very little. I'll ask them what grade Delrin they used so...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   02-27-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 17,116
Posted By Green Man
Dear Jay and Tylus, I have not followed this...

Dear Jay and Tylus,

I have not followed this thread for a long time. There are different procedures for tightening suspension arms. If the arms have the factory press fit rubber bushings, they...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   02-27-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,252
Posted By Green Man
cannonballcobb,...

cannonballcobb, (http://www.challengertalk.com/forums/members/7045.html)

I had to flatten those bulges too. I did a dremel cut down the center and then pounded it flat. The other issue with...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   02-27-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,252
Posted By Green Man
All, Like I said, after getting the right...

All,

Like I said, after getting the right spacer it worked fine. Here are the images you requested. The tire is ~1" from the fender, but it looks fine. I lowered the front of the car 1" but am not...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   02-26-2015, 09:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,252
Posted By Green Man
Dear All, Last year I had the rear 20"...

Dear All,

Last year I had the rear 20" factory classic rims widened to 11". I mounted Nitto 315 35R-20 tires. In the end I needed a 41mm offset adapter to get them to fit. There was some fender...
Forum: General Challenger Discussion   09-01-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,671
Posted By Green Man
All, My parts department friend at the Dodge...

All,

My parts department friend at the Dodge dealer said the Chrysler engineers consulted the original design engineer of the Hemi engine (1950s) for the new Hemi engine. They actually made...
Forum: Challenger Issues & Problems   07-31-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 12,146
Posted By Green Man
All, Here are some pix of the bushings. FYI,...

All,

Here are some pix of the bushings. FYI, the smaller diameter bushing is in front of the rear wheels and the larger diameter one is behind the rear wheel. In the video, the larger rear one is...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   07-20-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 17,116
Posted By Green Man
All, Just got done doing 3 burnouts. The...

All,

Just got done doing 3 burnouts. The video is here.

Test conditions: Pulled #2 fuse first. Traction control completely deactivated. 1/2 tank of gas. Dry pavement. Stock Eagle F1 tires...
Forum: Exterior Discussion / Modifications   07-17-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,959
Posted By Green Man
Crazyplum, The gull-wing spoiler project is...

Crazyplum,

The gull-wing spoiler project is a $900+ mod. This is a one-way mod that you can't easily change unless you have a spare trunk lid.

Buy a Gull or Go-wing from Dale's Cuda shop. His...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   07-16-2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 17,116
Posted By Green Man
All, Remember my Challenger is a 2011 with...

All,

Remember my Challenger is a 2011 with 10.3k miles. It has not been raced or anything. I replaced almost everything under there. The ride is stiffer, but nothing like a Formula 1. It is still...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   07-15-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,116
Posted By Green Man
Dear Mweyand619, I recently ordered 25mm...

Dear Mweyand619,

I recently ordered 25mm simple hub-centric spacers for my back wheels. There are 2 paths you can take with wheel spacers. One is a spacer that has the studs pressed in and bolts...
Forum: Challenger Issues & Problems   07-08-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,924
Posted By Green Man
HJSteve, If you feel let down, just imagine...

HJSteve,

If you feel let down, just imagine the poor guy you puts down $75k for a HellCat M6 and gets wheel hop. Other than an upgraded differential, the IRS is pretty much the same as an SRT8. I...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   07-07-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 17,116
Posted By Green Man
Jay, The factory M10 and M12 bolts use...

Jay,

The factory M10 and M12 bolts use self-locking nuts. They are the oval locking kind. They can be re-used but do lose some of their locking force after the first torque. I think red Locktite...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   07-06-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 17,116
Posted By Green Man
3 Peddles, See my post on the other thread...

3 Peddles,

See my post on the other thread on "stop the hop." I have a clunking sound back there on every up shift and down shift that I want to get resolved before I slam it. I suspect one side...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   07-05-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,023
Posted By Green Man
Geno22, I'm still putting some miles on it...

Geno22,

I'm still putting some miles on it before I slam it. I need to take it back to the shop to have them check the bolt torques. It makes a slight klunk sound back there with every shift. I...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   06-28-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 17,116
Posted By Green Man
All, Problem solved! They put it on 3...

All,

Problem solved!

They put it on 3 jacks, pulled the wheels, inspected the brakes and ran the back wheels.

See image below.

One (maybe all three) of the pink bolt ends (pink arrow) was...
Forum: Challenger Issues & Problems   06-27-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,924
Posted By Green Man
Black Bart, You have a good perspective...

Black Bart,

You have a good perspective there. I personally enjoy modding my car. I'm an engineer by profession and like to innovate and research. Believe it or not, most Challenger owners are not...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   06-27-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 17,116
Posted By Green Man
Deranged, Below is all the information for...

Deranged,

Below is all the information for the parts I bought and had installed…
http://www.energysuspensionparts.com/

W93343 Rear Subframe Mount Bushings $247.41 Shipping: $9.99
...
Forum: Challenger Issues & Problems   06-26-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 12,146
Posted By Green Man
All, Here are 2 images of the Whiteline...

All,

Here are 2 images of the Whiteline cradle bushings installed. The front one is behind the control arm and hard to see.

These might break if I drive my car into the Grand Canyon at 150...
Forum: Challenger Issues & Problems   06-26-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 12,146
Posted By Green Man
Demiskus, Tell the dealer/insurance man we...

Demiskus,

Tell the dealer/insurance man we have already coined a name for it: Challenger Cradle Death.

FYI, I informed Larry (RaVenX) about this and he's looking into it.

I strongly advise...
Forum: General Challenger Discussion   06-25-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,590
Posted By Green Man
Luckyshot, Saw that you had the eliminator...

Luckyshot,

Saw that you had the eliminator installed...good. It may be possible to eliminate that pesky message with a tuner. To help reduce emissions in the HellCat, I wonder if they have a...
Forum: Exterior Discussion / Modifications   06-24-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,638
Posted By Green Man
Renfrick1, I took the time to add some...

Renfrick1,

I took the time to add some pieces of radiative barrier foil to the bottom of my shaker base. See the attached picture. This should help reduce engine heat from getting the shaker hot...
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