6.4L Scat pack 392 shaker or srt392

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16 SRT 392 auto bright white or 17 Scat Pack 392 Shaker Contusion Blue auto?

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  1. Keep 16 SRT392 Bright White auto

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  2. Get 17 Scat Pack 392 Shaker Contusion Blue auto

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  1. DADSDREEM

    DADSDREEM New Member

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    I need some help and opinions with my car, 2016 SRT392 auto Bright White.
    I have really gotten tired of all the brake dust on my front wheels and the general cleaning of a bright white challenger that is parked outside in South Florida. Seems like every ficus or pin oak tree manages to get its leaves to drop on the car and if left on with morning dew that dries out, you have a pia stain. My favorite color is jazz blue or contusion blue for 17. What do you think of a 17 Scat Pack 392 Shaker automatic in the dark blue. Love the way the Shaker looks so retro and I would like the 4 piston Brembo's with less dust and the overall darker color which in my opinion shoud "look cleaner". Are the seats as comfortable with the suede inserts as the SRT leather? Another question is this 17 Scat Pack has the standard Alpine speakers and standard amp, and I am wondering is it good or should I plan on upgrading that? Someone said Dodge has plug and play upgrades for this stereo? Ideas and thoughts on all the above are appreciated cause I am sort of twisted on this keep what I got or trade in and get the 17.
     
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    The Brembo brake dust problem can be eliminated by switching to ceramic high performance brake pads like Hawk Street Performance 5.0 or EBC Red Stuff.

    I have a 2009 SRT with the suede seat inserts. They are very comfortable and supportive. The purpose of the inserts and the thick side bolsters is to grip your body during hard cornering.
     

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  3. DADSDREEM

    DADSDREEM New Member

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    Thanks Tom for the input. Much appreciated!
     
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    You can easily install new brake pads yourself. With Bremo brakes, there is no need to remove the caliper. They are made for quick changes during races. Here are the instructions and a link to a DIY video.

    1. Push down on the spring clip, and the pin can be pulled out from the back with your finger.
    2. On the fronts, you have to lightly pry between the rotor hub and the front edge of the brake pad (closest to the rotor hub) with a screw driver. There is a slotted area in the caliper towards the rotor hub to gain access. [You can also use a small Philips screw driver to pry up (and out) on the holes on the outer edges of the pad (holes where the pins go thru) against the outside of the caliper].
    3. With a bigger screw driver, you'll need to carefully wedge between the rotor and each piston to drive it back in some to make more clearance for the new, more thinker pad. When you press on in, the pressure pushes the adjacent piston out. I found that I could simply hold the one piston in with my finger(s) while gently wedging a big screw driver between the piston and the rotor.
    4. Clean and wipe down the pin and coat with anti-seize compound (specifically the steel ferule on the head).
    5. Shimmy the new pads in, put one side of the clip in place, and push the pin in from the back side while aligning the pads so that the holes in the pad line up and allow the pin to come through. When you go to tap the pin in from the back side, you'll probably need the same pin punch. (Note- You can use a little tack hammer).
    6. As you are tapping in the pin, you'll know when it's home as the pitch of the “tink-tink-tinking” sound will change drastically, and you'll know you got it all the way in You will see it protruding through the front of the caliper.
    7. The rear brakes are similar, except that the pads and pins smaller. You will need a smaller pin-punch. The left rear is a little tight behind the caliper as far as getting enough swing with the side of the tack hammer and the smaller pin punch, but stick with it, and keep tinking away until the note of the tinking sound changes. (Note- Persistence pays off here. Even if you think you're not getting enough energy tinking on the pin punch while driving the pin in from the back side on this left rear caliper, stick with it, and concentrate on keeping the pin punch centered on the head of the pin. The sound will change, and you will know when you get it homed.

    DIY You Tube video link:

    http://www.challengerforum.com/f34/how-install-new-brakes-1394/
     
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  5. DADSDREEM

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    Thanks Tom for that, I didn't realize the simplicity of the procedure. Maybe you could now explain how to get that 17 Contusion blue Scat Pack 392 Shaker out of my mind??
     
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    I think you need to get a place with a garage to keep the Challenger in if leaves and junk are dropping on it that much.
     
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    Eliminate brake dust with ceramic brake pads.
    I just did my Brembros on the front myself.

    Yes, the suede insert seats are comfy.
    Body drag slipping in the seat is eliminated my the leather edges.
     
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    BTW....either you love the Shaker Hood look, or not!
     

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