I’ve learned quite a bit in my years on this forum, but always find there is so much more. So thanks to all of you and once again I’m in search of knowledge and opinions. I recently returned from a deployment and between some saved money from that and tax returns I was able to final pay off my car. This isn’t the reason for any new upgrades, but the fact that I have a few extra bucks and it’s been a couple years now since my last upgrade/purchase. So the wife said I could spend a little. I should also mention that I am stationed in Germany again and am somewhat limited as to what I can order. Mostly the size of items, but also some companies will not ship to a Military APO (Army Post Office) address. Otherwise I would save up and have [email protected]
send me their SC package. That’ll have to wait till I return stateside. Anyhow....
So I have about $1000-$1200 to spend. I do need to replace my Diode Dynamics LED fog light bulbs, because one just recently went out. So that will be $120, since I’m going to try their new brighter bulbs. I am also considering Oracle surface mount halos, found the color shift halos for $280. I have wanted halos for quite sometime, but am torn between getting the surface mounted ones and waiting to get headlamp integrated halos. A difference of roughly $600-$700 between the two.
So below is the list of items I am looking at that are non-cosmetic. However, what I would like to know is are these a good route or should I reevaluate my options.
1. Barton shifter (currently have the burst short throw and hate it)
2. Speedlogix rear tension arms- Speedlogix Billet Rear Tension Arms 2005-2018 Challenger/Charger/300/Magnum
3. Speedlogix front sway bar link- Speedlogix Solid Billet Front Sway Bar End Links 2005-2018 Challenger/Charger/300/Magnum
4. Speedlogix rear sway bar link- Speedlogix Solid Billet Rear Sway Bar End Links 2005-2018 Challenger/Charger/300/Magnum
Here are my thoughts, questions, and vehicle background info. It’s a 2013 SRT8 6 speed manual. It has the Mopar lowering springs, Speedlogix font & rear strut/shock tower braces, hurst short throw, catch can, Airaid CAI, and Diablo canned tune. That’s it for upgrades other that some cosmetic items. I don’t do and road course racing, Autocross or drag racing. However, I would like to get into road course races down the road. Like in a few years once retired from the Army. So I would like to keep that in mind when purchasing items now so I am nable t wasting money. For now though I like to drive the car hard in the corners, especially here in Germany on the back roads. Typical speed limit is 62mph(100kph) on country roads.
So what do you all think? Should I be looking more into adjustable components or totally different items? To be honest if I went with adjustable components I have no idea how to go about adjusting them. What I mean by that is what level of adjustment. Or is it always, give it a few turns and test drive to see how it feels. Man, I hope this wasn’t too much or too long and that I clearly put words to digital paper. So let me know your thoughts and thank you all in advance.
Edit: I am not necessarily committed to any of the listed items. If there are other options, other parts I should swap first or some parts that I should do in conjunction with each other.
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