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Upgraded to V8!

Guys Ive moved up from my 2014 SXT to a 2013 R/T!
Damn i never knew i'd own a V8 one day and it made my dream come true!

It has done only 55,000km not miles, very low mileage for a 2013 R/T! Its still under warranty too which is a plus!
Its in immaculate condition, half leather seats, navigation with paddle shifters, sports mode and all the stuff you get with the R/T
No spare tire and you have to close the hood damn hard, the latch needs replacing or what?
Ignore the SRT sticker at the back, ill remove that once I pick it up this saturday / sunday!

No worries about the spare wheel as ill be keeping that from the V6 in my garage for spare.
Will be moving the SRT wheels + the BC racing coilovers + 392 lip + wickerbill spoiler over to the R/T.

Whats your experience with the 5.7L those who have an R/T?
Whats the best exhaust and CAI for it?
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Congrats! The 5.7 R/T is a blast as a daily driver. I've put 15k miles on mine in 9 months and its enough for me. Most of mine is freeway cruising around 75-80 mph and I routinely get about 26 MPG.



You're gonna have a lot of fun plus you've already got some great mods lined up.
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Congrats! So now that you have gone from a V6 to the V8 I am curious to hear your take on whether it was worth the upgrade in terms of power gain and MPG loss?


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Congrats! The 5.7 R/T is a blast as a daily driver. I've put 15k miles on mine in 9 months and its enough for me. Most of mine is freeway cruising around 75-80 mph and I routinely get about 26 MPG.



You're gonna have a lot of fun plus you've already got some great mods lined up.
Thanks man!
Indeed brother, will unmarry the diablo tuner from the V6 and put on the V8 and see if it makes a difference from the stock setup. Probably will get a CAI and ported throttle body, definitely gonna straight pipe it!
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Congrats! So now that you have gone from a V6 to the V8 I am curious to hear your take on whether it was worth the upgrade in terms of power gain and MPG loss?
I'll let you know on that note once I get to drive the beast.
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Now for the bad news.... Insurance costs. :-)

I'm curious to hear how much more you pay in insurance between the V6 and V8 model.
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Now for the bad news.... Insurance costs. :-)

I'm curious to hear how much more you pay in insurance between the V6 and V8 model.
This is Saudi Arabia bro, insuring a V8 here is cheap!
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Interesting - had no idea you were over there... :-) Just assumed US or Canada.

So there isn't much, if any, difference between insurance costs between a V6 and a V8 car over there?? Do you still need full coverage over there if making payments? I guess i'm curious why insurance costs would be so much lower over there compared to anywhere else. Still costs just as much (or more, I would think) to fix a car over there as it does here in the US or Canada, I would think...

Unless you are talking about no-fault insurance only (instead of full coverage)? Although, I would even think that would still be significantly more...
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Not sure, but I think Diablo units are separate, or not interchangeable for the V6 and V8 units? I know that I had one for my 2009 RT and there were two separate models for V6 and V8 models then.

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Interesting - had no idea you were over there... :-) Just assumed US or Canada.

So there isn't much, if any, difference between insurance costs between a V6 and a V8 car over there?? Do you still need full coverage over there if making payments? I guess i'm curious why insurance costs would be so much lower over there compared to anywhere else. Still costs just as much (or more, I would think) to fix a car over there as it does here in the US or Canada, I would think...

Unless you are talking about no-fault insurance only (instead of full coverage)? Although, I would even think that would still be significantly more...
Will let you know when i get it insured.
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