Wait...what?Well, I truly hope it wouldn't rust in under 4 years!! Cars generally don't rust that fast - not even these Challengers!
However, a lot of these Challengers have been shown to have rust-through issues MUCH sooner than most cars, which is the point - like in as little as 5 years - which is unacceptable -
I posted something that I came up with to help stop the rust issue back in 2018. Here are Permalinks to the posts I made with photos to explain how and why the rust develops in the lower rockers and in front of the wheel wells. Even though I Winter-Store my car, I still fear what even wash water will do when it gets into those rocker panel clip cutouts and with that in mind I have done this procedure myself. If you're going to drive in salt and brine you really need to do this yourself or have somebody else do it...otherwise it WILL rust through more than likely. The cars in my area that are daily's seem to make it 5-6 years and they pop bubbles in front of the rear wheel wells on the quarter panels.So I bought a new Challenger, had it for a week now, so should I buy some type or rust proofing and spray by the rear quarter panels and wheel wells where it RUSTED badly last time? And if so, what product should I buy from AutoZone? I won't to be proactive this time BEFORE it starts fearing it's going to occur again from what I read they haven't changed the design at all. That being said I don't want to see it rust again like last time.
Shouldn't void the warranty. A body shop could easily do this. Find one you trust and get a quote.XLRRR8 Thank you for the links. I was unable to find it. I want to do something to prevent the rust (again) but because it's a brand new car if I take it to the dealer, explain it to them and prove my point with this evidence and show them this post I'm sure there going to say if I do the work (or someone else) it will void the 3 year/36,000 warranty. So what do I do, because I DO NOT want rust again!
Is it difficult to do for a non autobody guy? Any chance you made a youtube video. If you saw the photos of my last Challenger how bad the rust got, it'd break your heart for sure.
Living in northeast New Jersey salty winter roads, and it's my daily driver is so bad for my Challenger no matter how much I washed off the salt and garage kept it. But like you said, even washing the car the water gets trapped in there. If I vinyl wrap the car will it make a difference?
$100 was about what most Dodge dealerships would charge for the spoiler install I believe.I'm going to print & bring these instructions and concerns to the auto body place that installed by spoiler on my SE on 2009 Challenger. They charged me $100 to put on my spoiler & I'm not sure if that was a good price or not? Ballpark figure, how much you think this rust prevention might cost you think? I plan on keeping this 2019 Challenger this time (I hope). My 2009 SE was rusted pretty bad & needed a bunch of engine work & with 185,000 miles. The rust plus cost of engine repairs everyone told me to trade it in even though it broke my heart to do it. I just don't want to see this rust happen again to both side of my car.
Yes I got a retired body man to cut out the rotted piece and weld a metal patch in place, refinish with bondoYeah...whether it’s worth it or not is my whole reason for hesitation right now. Almost 85,000 miles on the car and thinking of starting a family soon, so would definitely need to get something bigger. It just kills me to see it every day. Aren’t there shops that are good enough to just cut the section out and weld in a new piece and match the paint color we’ll enough, or am I dreaming?
Here's a Permalink to a couple posts with photos I made about a year and a half ago on this formun showing what I did on my 2016. I don't winter drive it, but still wanted to keep that road wash out of the lower rockers and quarters in front of the rear wheels.okay thanks