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Forum: General Challenger Discussion 04-23-2014, 08:33 PM
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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, 07:12 PM
Replies: 101
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Posted By randycat99
Yes, but how do you *quantify* it...as in tie a...

Yes, but how do you *quantify* it...as in tie a number or index to it?

W/o that kind of data, you have no way to evaluate "efficiency" in the first place. You might as well just be throwing darts...
Forum: General Challenger Discussion 04-23-2014, 05:47 PM
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Posted By randycat99
How do you quantify "efficiency"?

How do you quantify "efficiency"?
Forum: General Challenger Discussion 04-23-2014, 10:40 AM
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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 04-23-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 101
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Posted By randycat99
Yeah, I was going to say something...

Yeah, I was going to say something similar...technically, grandma would not even know what "launch control" is, let alone know how to activate it, let alone think to even use it on a brand new car...
Forum: General Challenger Discussion 04-22-2014, 10:53 AM
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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 04-21-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,091
Posted By randycat99
Then you need to normalize the values to make...

Then you need to normalize the values to make such a comparison.
Forum: General Challenger Discussion 04-21-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,091
Posted By randycat99
Yes, now do the math, and you will come up with...

Yes, now do the math, and you will come up with the numbers I posted. Did you do the math? The ZF-8 is only *barely* closer in gearing within 1/2/3 range. So much for 8-spd overkill, right?
...
Forum: General Challenger Discussion 04-21-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 101
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Posted By randycat99
Whether you have the 2.65 or the 3.08 axle will...

Whether you have the 2.65 or the 3.08 axle will make a difference, too.
Forum: General Challenger Discussion 04-21-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,091
Posted By randycat99
Now you are catching-on...these modern automatics...

Now you are catching-on...these modern automatics can shift fast or slow. It watches how you are driving and shifts according to the circumstances. It can shift smooth for optimal comfort, or it...
Forum: General Challenger Discussion 04-20-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,091
Posted By randycat99
I know you just want to argue semantics and split...

I know you just want to argue semantics and split fine hairs. Nobody is talking about automatics with a 2.5 sec shift speeds, anyway. When shifts are interleaved, the time gap when engine load is...
Forum: General Challenger Discussion 04-20-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,091
Posted By randycat99
Yes, exactly!

Yes, exactly!
Forum: General Challenger Discussion 04-20-2014, 08:05 PM
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Views: 3,091
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: 3,091
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 04-20-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,091
Posted By randycat99
...because engines from that era had serious...

...because engines from that era had serious BALLS. The brawnier the engine, the less gears you need. If that 8-spd was available to them 60 yrs ago on those kinds of engines, the 1st planetary...
Forum: General Challenger Discussion 04-20-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,091
Posted By randycat99
If 1st gear proves to be difficult to hook with...

If 1st gear proves to be difficult to hook with significant engine power, then that has already complicated things. So worst case scenario, 2nd and 3rd are where you really make up your progress,...
Forum: General Challenger Discussion 04-19-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,091
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: 3,091
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: 3,091
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: 3,091
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 04-19-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,091
Posted By randycat99
I don't believe that, at all...quite the opposite...

I don't believe that, at all...quite the opposite actually. If you make people start thinking that all they "need" is a v6 in a 4000 lb car, then the v8 is truly in trouble.

That v6 is still...
Forum: General Challenger Discussion 04-19-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,091
Posted By randycat99
I think we need to wait to see what axle ratio...

I think we need to wait to see what axle ratio they actually put on these 8-spd Hemi Challengers...yes, that will make all the difference in what this new transmission can/cannot do.

In general, I...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension 04-19-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 286
Posted By randycat99
My front-left caster is a bit off just like in...

My front-left caster is a bit off just like in your print-out, but only because it had an unfortunate intimate encounter with a curb while in snow. ;) It jacked the camber up in that corner,...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension 04-19-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 286
Posted By randycat99
I imagine anything is possible, as far as STP. ...

I imagine anything is possible, as far as STP. Maybe the ride height is a little lower. Maybe there is a tweak to the lower control arm or bushings to put more camber in for track duty...who knows?...
Forum: General Challenger Discussion 04-19-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 443
Posted By randycat99
It's a big difference in feel between 32 and 35,...

It's a big difference in feel between 32 and 35, even only 3 clicks apart. ;) At 32, there is isolation from a great deal of road noise and vibration...could almost say it is "cushy". At 35, you...
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