Engine Comparison

Discussion in 'Challenger SRT8 Engine & Performance Modifications' started by SRT-Tom, Apr 15, 2020.

  1. SRT-Tom

    SRT-Tom Well-Known Member Super Moderator Article Writer

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    Racer X did a subjective comparison between the 6.4 Hemi, a 5.0 Ford Coyote and a 6.2 Chevy LT-1 engines.

    He rated them in five categories. Here were his winners:

    1. Ease of Modification- Coyote
    2. Low End Punch- Hemi
    3. Top End Pull- Coyote
    4. Factory Optimized- Hemi
    5. Technology- Coyote and LT-1



    Agree or disagree?
     
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    Ease of modification is one I'm no expert on but to me it seems like all three have a huge aftermarket. The rest are pretty straightforward. The DOHC engine simply won't have the low end torque that the other two do but will flow better at higher speeds. I agree that the 5.0 Coyote is the best overall engine but for every day driving it's a bore.
     
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    Traditionally, Chevys and even Fords have been cheaper and easier to mod than Mopars.
     
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    yeah, it seems like the aftermarket guys prefer fords and chevys. more options for them to play with than on our mopars
     
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    Been that way as long as I've been alive......and that's a right good while.....
     
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    Well I’m 64 and was a old Chevy fan boy going way back. Mr. Peabody


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    I'm 61 and although I believe there's always been an aftermarket roughly proportional to market share, there doesn’t appear to be a shortage of aftermarket support for Mopar muscle cars.
     
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    True....but it's just more expensive