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I just purchased a 2010 R/T about a week ago. Hemi Orange, Classic package with super track pack and white stripe, waiting for a good day to take some pictures of it. My old car, a 2000 Dodge Intrepid is about to be either donated for the tax write-off or traded in to a friend of mine for some work done on my Challenger.

Getting to the point, i pretty much was given an estimate of about $700 - $800ish or more depending of work done in exchange for my old car. Now I'm not extremely savvy on a lot of details when it comes to some modifications to my new ride. I've been thinking of either changing the shifter knob, maybe upgrading the exhaust tune, CAI, maybe some interior work done, I.E. uConnect or w/e. My point is I'm not exactly sure what to I show know before talking to this guy about the trade.

The exhaust tune I've been looking at is something along the lines of the flowmaster Cat-Back series, American Thunder, something to give it some more muscle sound. Do I need to get a kit with pipes and all or just switch out the muffler to get a better sound? ( This video is kinda what I'm going for and Yes I know its a SRT but its just an example
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That is one of the more important questions I have for you R/T guys ( or anyone in general). Sorry for ranting on but seeing as its an amazing ride I want to get as much information as I can before I decide. What mods do you feel are the best ones to get? Which ones are the most noticeable and overall most "bang for your buck". Trying to be wallet friendly as I just bought the car recently and now able to really shell out dough for mods until much later.

Thanks again and sorry for the really long post lol :thumbsup:
 

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The most bang for the buck I've gotten was from my Predator. i still have stock evhaust so I can't help you there.
 

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I mostly use this car as a daily driver. A Predator does increase the power and such but I've read that it does so with the use of a higher quality of fuel ( usually I get standard ). Does it improve anything with the sound and such or just a performance upgrade?

Sadly I'm just look for a sound increase from messing with an exhaust and such. Good to improve performance but thats the last thing on my list for what I use the car for.
 

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The first thing I did was the exhaust. I got the Magnaflow Competition Series #16516. Bought online sent to and installed by local Midas shop for $125. Haven't done the CAI or Predator.
 

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I would look for a good catback exhaust. They run anywhere between $600-$1300. Different brands, different sounds, and different quality. The sound improvement is satisfying, and you actually can free up 20-30hp on a good system. What you buy will depend on your budget, and the sound you are looking for. Cat back only means the x or h pipe in the middle, the mufflers, and the tips. Some people weld in different mufflers, but not me. I'd rather have a full dyno tested catback of all the same quality.

I just got my Challenger a month ago and the only things I planned on doing, I have done recently. I got the skip shift eliminator to get rid of the annoying 1 to 4 shift, and just got my Mopar (Borla) catback exhaust installed last night. To me, the car now runs perfect, and don't plan on doing any more mods. Very happy here. :facelick:
 

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I'd get the solo exhaust. It's has awesome sound with no drone. And good fit and quality. Then I'd get a cai. Then probably the windows tinted cause that just looks cool. Then start on some engine dress up. Bt has really cool stuff you'll like.
 

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probably a silly question but if i just want to switch out the stock muffler w/ something from flowmaster or magnaflow, would that produce a better sound?
 

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I ended up buying the Flowmaster Force II catback system. Its been almost a year with it on and I love it. Its stainless, loud, but not overbearing and no drone either. And the best part, I found it for about $600.00 shipped.
 

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I tried going cheap at first by changing out the rear mufflers only to Magnaflow axle backs and the improvement was minimal. Deeper sound and just a hair louder but no where near open enough. Changing to this full catback system a week later did the trick!


Same exhaust with earlier catalog number:

 

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I did it on the cheap. I paid $100 to have the "Suitcase" replaced with straight pipes. It sounded good, but sort of "raspy" when getting on it. I wanted a deeper sound, so I undid the straight pipes and had them replaced with 18" glasspacks. I also had the resonators removed. Wow! I really like the sound now. Nothing but compliments on the sound. The only drawback is that the drone while in "D" (MDS) sounds like a tractor. Easily remedied though; just keep it in "5". I was charged $185 for this part. Not too bad IMHO.
 
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