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Discussion in 'The Champagne Room' started by Hopslayer, Aug 11, 2019.

  1. synoptic12

    synoptic12 Full Access Member

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    * Sorry, did not look at the post close enough, as I see you're racing. Certainly, you're on point with 17's and a good fit.
     
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    I think Weld makes a 17” wheel that will fit over the Brembos. I know several guys who ran those on their SRT. You could always go the 18” route since they have those on the demons. And that is for daily driving too.


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  3. SRT-Tom

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    SRT production was relatively low volume. Here are the production totals for the SRTs (equipped with the 6.1) for the years 2008-2010:

    2008= 7,262 (100% of all Challengers made that year. R/Ts and SXTs were not offered).
    2009= 9,580 (28% of all Challengers made that year. R/Ts and SXTs were also offered).
    2010= 9,944 (17% of all Challengers made that year. R/Ts and SXTs were also offered).

    Three Year Total= 26,786 (Avg.= 515 per state)

    Here is a photo of my 6.1 engine (modded with engraved billet parts).

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  4. Golfnut

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    You're partially correct. The MDS kicks in any time the engine isn't under a load. I can be doing 75 mph on only 4 cyl. if I'm not accelerating or going uphill. On long trips on the interstates I will average over 24 mpg. And, you can never tell it's only on 4 cyl. when you nail the gas pedal as the response to all 8 is instantaneous.
     
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  5. 70-426_10-SRT

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    But have you ever thought about the physics of that?
    Shutting off and activating cylinders in micro-seconds.
    Randomly stopping intake valves, spark, but must open exhaust valves because the piston is still going up & down.
    Hurts my head.
    The idea sounds cool, but why can I get better MPG with my 6.1?
    My wife’s Jeep 5.7 MSD Hemi gets 14-15 while I get 20-21 on average and 24-26 on the hiway at 75-85
     
  6. SRT-Tom

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    That's good mileage for a 6.1. My 2009 SRT only gets 19 mpg. on the highway.
     
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    6-speed :)
     
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    The only way I can positively know my 5.7 R/T is on 4 cylinders is if I have the graphic set on the dashboard info center. You really can’t feel hesitation when the MSD changes from 4 to 8 because when you first accelerate, the trans shifts down a gear or two and you feel the downshift.
     
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    I have an R/T because I wanted an R/T. If I would have wanted a V6 I would have proudly purchased one. Your choice for your reasons were very intellectually sound. I love them all... You get the same BS in all of the different group sights. (Which is why I seldom post in them) Even in the gun forums you see the same BS about Brands, Models, Calibers.... Your money your car. If you look out the window at it and smile they that's all that matter. Even if it's a VW bug! You have a very cool car dude!
     
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    Be proud of what you own. I have a 2017 T/A Challenger with the 5.7. I get asked all the time why I didn't go with the 392 Scatpack. Why pay the extra $8k for horsepower I would never use? Also I am enjoying doing mods on my car that are slowly bringing it to the same horsepower and I am spending far less money while making it my own. I am challenged all the time by Scatpacks and Hellcats because those drivers have no clue what I am driving.

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