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That’s awesome. Thanks for the quick response. I will be ordering this soon.
No problem ,it was one of my earliest mods
That’s what is so great about this forum finding
cool mods/ fixing problems etc
 

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Over the past 8 years, I have gotten many great ideas for appearance mods from other Challengertalk members.

I thought that it would be helpful for all of us to share our ideas.

Here are my mods, by category (i.e., interior, exterior, engine bay and trunk). List your mods, too, with photos.

Interior
MOPAR T-shifter (auto.)
“Challenger” stainless steel door sills
Stainless steel racing pedals (including dead pedal)
SRT 8 carpet patches (4)
Billet power seat control cover (driver seat)
Billet lumbar control covers (driver and passenger seats)
Acrylic cup holder “SRT” and “Challenger” accents (front and rear)
Stainless steel/carbon fiber SRT 8 door plates
Custom SRT sun visor decals.
Ravelco Anti-Theft device (with “SRT” logo)


Engine Bay
Billet Strut Covers (Beehive)
Billet Oil Catch Can (with stainless braided line & fittings)
Billet Fuse Box Cover (engraved- “Challenger”)
Throttle Body Cover (engraved- “Hemi”)
Billet Radiator Dress-up Kit (“SRT 8” and “Challenger” beverage delete disks)
Billet ABS Motor Cover
Billet Owner Signature ID Name Plate (with VIN# & build date)
Billet Oil Fill Cap (engraved- “Use Mobil 1 0-40W”)
Billet Power Steering Set (engraved- “Power Steering Fluid Only”)
Billet Washer Fluid Cap (engraved- “ Washer Fluid Only”)
Billet Radiator Cap Cover (engraved- “6.1”)
Billet Low Pressure AC Port Cap
Billet Transmission Cap Cover (engraved- “SRT”)
Stainless Steel Hood Latch
MOPAR CAI (with blue MOPAR decal)
Billet hood strut lift covers
Custom color Hemi coil pack cover lettering (orange)

Trunk
Billet strut lift covers
Embroidered “Challenger” carpet

Exterior
"SRT" logo valve stem caps
Custom black license plate frame (rear) with orange "Dodge" (top) and "Challenger SRT 8" (bottom) lettering
Great list! I had totally forgotten about the Ravelco thing. I need to look into that again although they do not have my state has one of their locations so I would have to travel for the install.

You mentioned yours has an SRT logo on it? I'd be interested in seeing a picture and how you ordered it with that.
 

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Under the doors
I know its been a few years now but do you still use your door "lights"?

Which ones did you purchase?

Did you have to drill the bottom of the doors to add them?
 

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Under the doors
I know its been a few years now but do you still use your door "lights"?

Which ones did you purchase?

Did you have to drill the bottom of the doors to add them?
Nevermind, I just finished reading the entire thread and see where you replied already to another inquiry.
 

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Great list! I had totally forgotten about the Ravelco thing. I need to look into that again although they do not have my state has one of their locations so I would have to travel for the install.

You mentioned yours has an SRT logo on it? I'd be interested in seeing a picture and how you ordered it with that.
It's in his garage. I assume he added it

https://www.challengertalk.com/forums/garage/183

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Great list! I had totally forgotten about the Ravelco thing. I need to look into that again although they do not have my state has one of their locations so I would have to travel for the install.

You mentioned yours has an SRT logo on it? I'd be interested in seeing a picture and how you ordered it with that.
I ordered my Ravelco in 2009. At that time, I just called them and advised that I wanted a custom logo on the plug. I paid a little extra and sent them a JPEG image of the SRT logo (see attached). With all of the copyright infringement issues nowadays, I don't know if they would do still it. You could ask.
 

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My retro appearance mods based on my '71 RT are listed below:



71 "Challenger" emblems on fenders
71 "DODGE" emblem on front grill
71 "Challenger" emblem on rear
71 Chrysler pentastar on passenger side
71 "RT" stripe on side and hood
71 style pistol grip shifter
71 Style Rallye Wheels
71 Style hood pins
71 style 392HEMI engine callout on hood
71 style faux rear quarter brake vents
71 style quad exhaust tips
Painted rear valance and rocker panels (B5)
Changed fog light color to amber
Tire Stickers white letter installation
Chrome door handles
Painted hood scoops B5 blue
LED side marker lights /Chrome surround
Aluminum surrounds on rear lights
 

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My retro appearance mods based on my '71 RT are listed below:



71 "Challenger" emblems on fenders
71 "DODGE" emblem on front grill
71 "Challenger" emblem on rear
71 Chrysler pentastar on passenger side
71 "RT" stripe on side and hood
71 style pistol grip shifter
71 Style Rallye Wheels
71 Style hood pins
71 style 392HEMI engine callout on hood
71 style faux rear quarter brake vents
71 style quad exhaust tips
Painted rear valance and rocker panels (B5)
Changed fog light color to amber
Tire Stickers white letter installation
Chrome door handles
Painted hood scoops B5 blue
LED side marker lights /Chrome surround
Aluminum surrounds on rear lights
The wheels on that Challenger are stunning.
 

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Tint everything not black, and shine everything already black :cool:

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After seeing this thread, I decided to walk around the car and started logging all of the modifications I've done over the past few years. It ended up being a lot of fun! I've copied the list below, and I'll attach a few photos of the highlights and the more unique custom jobs I did in a subsequent reply.

Interior Modifications:
  • Custom red stitching woven through factory seams of doors, consoles, and seats
  • Custom red LED interior lighting
  • Custom braided cell phone cradle
  • Red-edged seat belt webbing
  • Billet Technology red door lock pins and sun visor disguisers
  • Infinity Reference speakers in dash, doors, and rear deck
  • Z Automotive Tazer and Double Bypass
  • MOPAR stainless steel sill guards
  • MOPAR steering wheel auxiliary button panel
  • DIPS red-edged trunk pull strap
  • WeatherTech floor mats and sun shade
Exterior Modifications:
  • Custom red LED lighting in front end
  • Corsa Xtreme catback exhaust with dual black tips
  • E&G Classics rear window louvers
  • Oracle tinted LED sidemarkers
  • BJ’s garage rear diffuser
  • Nitto NT555 G2 tires, 255/45ZR20
  • R1 Concepts drilled/slotted rotors with ceramic brake pads
  • Custom painted brake calipers in red G2 brake caliper paint
  • StopTech stainless steel brake lines
  • Luxe honeycomb tinted lightwrap on taillights
  • 345 badges on front quarter panels
  • RiderGraphix vinyl hashmarks
  • DIPS inlet port screens
  • MOPAR black fuel door
  • MOPAR splash guards
  • WeatherTech ClearCover license plate frame
Underhood Modifications:
  • Custom painted coolant and washer fluid reservoirs, black wrinkle paint
  • Custom fuse box viewport, tinted in Luxe honeycomb
  • Diablosport 91 octane tune
  • Hellcat lower airbox with headlight intake
  • Elite Engineering oil catch can with clean-side separator
  • Speedlogix 180° thermostat
  • Billet Technology signature ID plate, washer fluid cap, oil dipstick, and hood props
  • Stainless steel hood latch
 

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Photos show some of the interior stitching that I wove red thread through. The photos don't really show how well the color pops, but I'm telling you this was the cheapest mod I've done to the car and it absolutely drops jaws at car shows.
 

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First photo shows more of a big picture view of the car's interior, where you can see the red seat belts and the red lock pins, which really go a long way to showing you that there's something going on in the interior that warrants a closer look. That gets them in close enough to see the custom stitching mentioned earlier.

Attachment 2 shows one of my favorite full body shots. The only thing that could be better is if you could get a shot that really sees the depth of the ivory tri-coat paint, but I never seem to be able to capture that in a photo.

Attachment 3 shows the custom fuse box viewport. Its a piece of Lexan that I wrapped with the Luxe honeycomb tint that was leftover after I wrapped the tail lights, with silicone weather sealing. My favorite part about this is the good color matching makes it quite subtle, so much so that its often been overlooked at car shows making it really fun to talk about with those that do notice it.

And the last photo shows my coolant reservoir painted in wrinkle paint. The wrinkle paint is interesting as it develops deeper texture with each coat, and I got lucky and applied just enough coats to get an OEM plastic look. I did the same paint job on the washer fluid reservoir, thereby totally eliminating those large milky colored tanks in the engine bay.
 

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The belts look good with the stitching accents you did. And I like the coated tanks as well. I don't like underhood "Bling" but I do like clean,tidy,neat looking like that is.
 

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The new Widebody Challengers do not have fog lights, I see that they sell a fog light kit but don't think they are LED or HID. Has anyone installed the Foglight kit in the new 2018-19 Challengers?
 

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"They"? The Widebodies and Hellcats don't have the place for foglights, not sure where you'd mount them, but they would be "stuck on", like those that want to add a LED bar

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