My 2021 Challenger R/T Build

Discussion in 'Dodge Challenger General Discussions' started by David J, Aug 14, 2021.

  1. David J

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    So, I am cut from a different cloth than most - I am building my 2021 Challenger R/T into a grip car and not a 1/8 or 1/4 mile car. I grew up near a canyon road that I built and drove Euro Trash on until I got into Knee Dragging 1 Liter bikes that still ride. While I love raw power, that is not the focus of my build. I wanted the R/T because it is actually a great base for my build. I am not flashy - I like sleepers - so my goal is to keep my R/T as close to stock looking as possible. I have started with my Stage I build - focus on handling. Here is what I have done so far, and what I am going to add in the near future:
    • Petty's Garage Front Tower Strut Brace
    • Petty's Garage Rear Tower Strut Brace
    • Petty's Garage Dodge Challenger Bolt-In Sub Frame Connectors (On the Way)
    • Petty's Garage Front Adjustable Sway Bar Kit (On the Way)
    • Petty's Garage Rear Adjustable Sway bar Kit (On the Way)
    • Pedders eXtreme XA Coil-Over Kit (Soon)
    • Pedders Front Upper Control Arm Bushings (Soon)
    • Pedders Rear Upper Lateral Arm Bushings (Soon)
    I have some questions that I am going to research on the forum:
    • Best CAI
    • Best Throttle Body
    • Throttle Commander's vs Tuners
    • Superchargers vs Pro-Chargers
    I am open to opinions, if you have used any of the components or know of a different component that I can research in-place of my list please let me know. Until I add more power - I am not going to upgrade the current brakes - that is a huge cost and is not worth it without the need.

    Thanks for reading!
     
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    I'd do the headlights snorkle for the intake.

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    70-426_10-SRT B&E body lover

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    Curious which 'Euro Trash' specifically your experiences were behind the wheel of? At half the investment price my 335's out perform my supercharged R/T by leaps and bounds on any circuit other than a straight line (and just as fast in 1/8 or 1/4 mile performance). Maintenance can be very challenging however and at times a full time job requiring an arsenal of tools and not economically practical for those dependent on professional services.
     
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    So, the Euro-Trash I speak of, from the 80's - I am old - was the Porshe 914, FIAT X/19, and the VW Corrado - while all great cars for canyon carving the horsepower was still lacking for any of the straight lines. So when I say Euro-Trash, I mean that it wasn't BMW, Mercedes, or cars that have that type of name recognition.
     
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    For the CAI, I'm kinda partial to the factory T/A one. It makes that great looking hood scoop functional. And if you go that route, wrap all of the pieces in heat insulation. Since you had a 70 AAR, it should be a nice flashback.

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