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Forum: General Challenger Discussion   02-10-2016, 10:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 868
Posted By randycat99
The explanation for that is to account for...

The explanation for that is to account for parasitics in the powertrain...running all the pumps, alternator, frictional losses for all metal on metal and tire contact, etc. To maintain a cruise,...
Forum: Dodge Challenger R/T Specific   02-10-2016, 10:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 302
Posted By randycat99
If you want those rear tires to seriously go to...

If you want those rear tires to seriously go to work, may want to consider a camber adjustment to the rear suspension...zero out the stock camber (will require extra parts when you go to the...
Forum: General Challenger Discussion   01-21-2016, 02:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 407
Posted By randycat99
IME, traction control doesn't involve brakes...

IME, traction control doesn't involve brakes until you deviate from straightline travel...at which point it is more a matter of stability control rather than traction control. While still in a...
Forum: General Challenger Discussion   01-17-2016, 02:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,412
Posted By randycat99
I don't think anyone is saying a 500 cui v8 could...

I don't think anyone is saying a 500 cui v8 could "not" be built. It's just not all that practical to go that route (even more so as a "production" engine). I'm pretty sure a small block isn't going...
Forum: General Challenger Discussion   01-17-2016, 12:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,412
Posted By randycat99
This is the critical detail, imo. A SC 6.2, at...

This is the critical detail, imo. A SC 6.2, at say 7 psi, is almost like a 50% bonus in displacement. So in theory, it breathes like a NA engine of 9.2 L displacement. There is just no comparison at...
Forum: General Challenger Discussion   01-17-2016, 12:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,412
Posted By randycat99
...and it was a "true" big block, descended from...

...and it was a "true" big block, descended from the GM Gen 2 Mark IV, I believe? From my readings, it [8100] lived in relative obscurity among GM fans. The real attraction was the Mark IV that...
Forum: General Challenger Discussion   01-13-2016, 01:37 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,857
Posted By randycat99
You make a very relevant point about the track...

You make a very relevant point about the track car only aspect, 440_Magnum. Probably isn't a much better example of horses for different courses, than this one (SRT8 vs GT350R)...so even if the hp is...
Forum: General Challenger Discussion   01-13-2016, 11:50 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,857
Posted By randycat99
Obzidian has it right...rpm naturally builds a...

Obzidian has it right...rpm naturally builds a higher hp rating, the higher up it can go while sustaining usable torque. That was the whole point of the flat-crank, too...to facilitate higher rpm...
Forum: The Garage: For OTHER car talk   01-12-2016, 12:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,114
Posted By randycat99
I think that part is more or less implied. What...

I think that part is more or less implied. What I'm really saying (reminding) to the audience is, "Don't believe the hype!" [rapper style] ;)
Forum: The Garage: For OTHER car talk   01-12-2016, 11:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,114
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, 09:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,114
Posted By randycat99
mikey, I think you missed the point. For whatever...

mikey, I think you missed the point. For whatever reasons, Ford rigged the Ecoboost i4 so that early boost of low end torque could never show up in time. Either the transmission will kick down to a...
Forum: The Garage: For OTHER car talk   01-11-2016, 06:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,114
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   01-08-2016, 06:01 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,322
Posted By randycat99
I feel like the Viper engine is saying, "Excuse...

I feel like the Viper engine is saying, "Excuse me, I'm sitting here listening, right here...right here! Big block displacement, more pistons, 640 hp. I am the last of a breed that you are...
Forum: General Challenger Discussion   01-08-2016, 11:55 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,322
Posted By randycat99
Well, there's always a "risk" to punching a big...

Well, there's always a "risk" to punching a big block displacement into a small block, right? ;) ...but people are attracted to a number, w/o really understanding what made that number possible when...
Forum: General Challenger Discussion   01-07-2016, 09:36 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,322
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: How-To, DIY and Tips & Tricks   01-07-2016, 02:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 763
Posted By randycat99
I've got it on both sides, and like you,...

I've got it on both sides, and like you, passenger side door gets nearly nil use. So my guess is it is just a temperature expansion/contraction thing.

Extreme summer temps + extreme winter temps...
Forum: General Challenger Discussion   01-07-2016, 02:11 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,322
Posted By randycat99
My theory is that the particular curve shape is...

My theory is that the particular curve shape is simply explained with cam specs. More duration and overlap combined with vct effect to broaden the peak further, you get more prominent mid-range...
Forum: How-To, DIY and Tips & Tricks   01-07-2016, 11:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 763
Posted By randycat99
Yes, that was exactly the thought that I had when...

Yes, that was exactly the thought that I had when I first saw it...is that supposed to be there, and I just never noticed it? Then I looked at it very closely to realize that, yep, it's definitely a...
Forum: General Challenger Discussion   01-07-2016, 11:47 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,322
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: Technical Service Bulletins & Recalls   01-07-2016, 10:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,096
Posted By randycat99
I just got mine done, too. It was also very quick...

I just got mine done, too. It was also very quick (less than an hour, which came as a pleasant surprise to me). That was predicated that I brought it in first thing in the morning on their least busy...
Forum: How-To, DIY and Tips & Tricks   01-07-2016, 10:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 763
Posted By randycat99
Another plastic piece that cracks?

I recently noticed this on my 2009 (50k-ish mi, plastic door trim on inside of window, both sides):

http://www.challengertalk.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=602490&d=1452182937

Do any...
Forum: Track Talk   01-07-2016, 09:38 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 44,055
Posted By randycat99
Zero-out the stock camber in the rear suspension....

Zero-out the stock camber in the rear suspension. ;) That'll give you WAY more traction to play with, on hard launches. If you can't womp on the pedal coming out of the gate w/o the wheels going up...
Forum: General Challenger Discussion   01-05-2016, 05:02 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,322
Posted By randycat99
Different smoothing algorithm applied to the...

Different smoothing algorithm applied to the curves (i.e., one is not smoothed, at all).
Forum: General Challenger Discussion   01-04-2016, 05:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 645
Posted By randycat99
There is no such thing as a "true Hemi" (in the...

There is no such thing as a "true Hemi" (in the manner that purists seem to think constitutes one). :p
Forum: Challenger Issues & Problems   01-01-2016, 03:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 758
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?
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