No, they are good transmissions to have if you can’t have the ZF.Looking at some used models. I know the newer ones use the ZF 8-speed and how great a transmission it is. But is there any reason to shy away from the older 5-speeds? Lifespan good if proper maintenance is performed? Thanks!!
That's not true in the slightest, I have receipts lol. My brothers 5.7 5spd put TRAIN lengths on my friends 2016 Charger SXT, both stock.The A5 is a great transmission for that time. Nothing to worry about as far as longevity.
To show you how good the 8 speed is though the V6 with the 8 speed is faster than the 5.7 with the 5 speed.
Good to know. I was told the opposite. I wonder what the typical stock for stock runs?That's not true in the slightest, I have receipts lol. My brothers 5.7 5spd put TRAIN lengths on my friends 2016 Charger SXT, both stock.
I am very skeptical of the 1/4 mile time. SXTs run in the 14s.Just looked up the SXT and it can’t be train lengths because the SXT is listed at 13.8.
“The 2021 Dodge Challenger comes equipped with a 3.6-liter V6 that makes 305 hp @ 5330 rpm and 268 lb-ft @ 5330 rpm of torque. The car takes 5.3 seconds to reach 60 MPH from a standstill while it is able to run a quarter-mile in 13.8 seconds.”
It's probably one of those things that would be technically possible but cost prohibitive. Start thinking about wiring harness work, TCM swaps, programming, driveshaft work or swap, etc and the dollars would add up quick.Shame that an A5 can't be swapped with an A8 or some kind of kit exist for the older Challengers.