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I just bought a used 2018 Challenger R/T M6. When I start the engine it (the starter) sounds completely different than any other Challenger/Charger with the 5.7. It's not the higher turnover sound that I'm used to hearing on all the YouTube videos. It starts the engine just fine but it (the starter) sounds way beefier than the ones I have heard... I'm just curious if anyone else has this starter.. is it normal? Is it an issue? It really sounds different than what I am used to hearing. When I can I will try to post a sound clip or something. Again.. to me it doesn't sound like it has a problem. It just sounds... different.

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2018 Challenger R/T M6, Performance handling group with red painted calipers. 42K.
 

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As ChallyTatum noted the starter appears to be th same for both cars.

While the same starter it makes sense it would sound different when called upon to start a different engine. I dare say the effort to spin the 5.7l engine vs. the 6.4l engine is different probably higher for the 6.4l engine.

To possibly "help" the starter the starter pinion and flywheel gear ratio might be different between the 5.7l vs. the 6.4l cars.

Last but not least there is just the physical difference of engine block and bell housing and to which the starter is mounted. Almost certainly this would result in the starter sounding different.
 
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