Is It Worth it to Mod the 3.6L?

Discussion in 'Challenger SE Engine and Performance Modifications' started by SRT-Tom, Aug 15, 2020.

  1. SRT-Tom

    SRT-Tom Well-Known Member Super Moderator Article Writer

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    In this video, Racer X discusses the Pentastar 3.6L and the practicality of modding the engine.


     
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    Completely agree with him.
     
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    Yep. Pretty much nailed it but you can’t add headers as the exhaust manifold is made into the head.


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    I believe you can on the 3.5 but not the 3.6. I was going to put a supercharger on my V6, but since I don't race or take my car to the track I decided against it. That's why I bought the SXT in the first place and passed on the hemi models. Instead of the supercharger I'm thinking about a Hellcat Redeye hood. I think it would look dope. :)
     
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    He lost credibility by saying you can replace the headers.
     
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    True.
     
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    3.5 can get headers for those. I know a woman who built up her v6 for drag racing doing this and was able to get into the 13’s as well as dial in a 0.00 reaction time at Acto dragway in Jersey. She eventually upgraded to a SRT before she passed away a few years ago.


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    There's plenty of people who have added a Ripp supercharger to their V6. I had everything set up to do it, but as I don't race or track my car, paying $7200 to take my 0-60 time from 5.9 seconds to 4.4 didn't really make much sense.
     
  9. 70-426_10-SRT

    70-426_10-SRT B&E body lover

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    "don't race or take my car to the track" is not a reason.
    If that was the criteria, you could drive a 4-cyl Hyundai
    I could not, but. . . .

    I drive what I want & can afford at the time.
    When I have extra cash, I Add what I can afford (NOS is probably next for me)

    But I say, "Drive & MOD what you have"

    Just saying.
     
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    My bad, I misread your post. Mods feel free to delete this post.