Hello LX Fans!
With the economy still in a recover/rebuild status, we at Power Ported Performance realize that most are on tight budgets and want to get the most for their hard earned dollar. So we are going to introduce you to a new and exciting feature that will give you more than just a great price and more than just what you would normally expect. At Power Ported, we've always been dedicated to bringing new to the industry no matter what it is. With that being said, we are introducing a "behind the scenes" look into what we truly care most about... "our customer!" We've always gone the extra mile for our customers before, during, and after their build. Now you will get to hear directly from them in a, behind the scenes interview. These interviews are not paid for and are words directly from the customer. We welcome you to interact with us and our customer through this new window with a view. Power Ported Performance always has and always will take ultimate pride in being a top notch performance provider in the industry and with that being said... our inagural feature starts off with LX Forum user "wknight". We look forward to interacting with you through this new platform through your questions and comments. Enjoy...
Meet Power Ported Customer "wknight" from Elizabethtown, KY.
Greg tells us his passion for cars started when he was a teenager. “My first car was a 66’ Mustang GT which I loved. Once I got married and started a family, I didn’t have much time or money to continue working or playing with cars. My passion for fast cars has always been with me. I have been working at Fort Knox for 33 years my kids are grown and I am enjoying the grandkids now. I decided to get a car I could enjoy. I wanted something with plenty of power, a nice ride, and good looks. I didn’t want a Mustang or a Camaro because it seems like everybody has one. I looked into the Chrysler 300 SRT8 and after doing a lot of research, I found that there were a lot of modifications that could be done with the Hemi, so I made my decision and bought my SRT8. I love it.”
He also loves paintball and participating in paintball tournaments from time to time and it goes without saying that he loves cars. His current passion is his 2007 300c SRT-8, which currently has it's stock engine. Greg has added a few things though, like a 90mm throttle body, an Inertia SRTMAX Cam, and a nitrous kit that started out with a75 shot and now is at a 150 shot.
We asked Greg what his performance goals are for his SRT-8... “My performance goals for my 300 have changed a little since having had the Nitrous kit. I have decided I would like to ultimately have my 300 being naturally aspirated. My horsepower goal is for it to be around 500 HP and pull times around 11.5 - 12.0 in the ¼ mile.”
Greg also let us know what he was looking for in a performance parts provider. “I have to be honest, I did myhomework once I decided I wanted to do some major modifications to my 300. First and foremost, I wanted to find someone that knew what they were talking about. Not just selling parts. I wanted to go with a company that had a good reputation and that had been in business for more than just a couple of years. I took my time spending about 8-9 months looking and researching on the Forums. I eventually found Power Ported Performance on LX and did my own backgroundcheck. Of all the companies I looked at, I found them to have little to no complaints and that impressed me. I could also see that their customers all spoke of the excellent communication and after hours service that they received before, during, and after their build. I was impressed so I gave them a call.”
In describing his car for daily versus other uses, here is what Greg had to say. “Well, I call this my "Mid-Life Crisis” car as funny as that may sound, it’s true. I work a lot ofhours so it is definitely a weekend car. Once Power Ported Performance has provided me with all these awesome parts, I plan on hitting the track this summer with friends.(Beach Bend) ,doing some cars shows, and hit a lot of meet & greets as well.”
After spending a little time getting to know Greg and what he wanted to achieve, this is how he describes his decision, “I ordered a Power Ported Performance 426 Stroker 6.1 Shortblock, after all, why settle for less. I also combined that powerhouse with a set of PPP 6.1 Stage 2 CNC Cylinder Heads, ported intake, upgraded Injectors, a custom PPP camshaft and a 3200 stall converter.”
Here is what Greg wants to share with others on the verge of their buying decisions, “When I first made the initial call to Power Ported Performance, I was greeted by Julian, who told me he had just come aboard with the company. After I told him what I was looking to do, he asked me some initial questions about my vehicle and he transferred me to Jeremy. I had already heard a lot of great things being said about Jeremy on these forums and it didn’t take very long on the phone to see why. His knowledge and easy going, no pressure approach, is something that is hard to find these days, especially when someone like me, who had so many questions, wanted someone who would take their time. I would recommend Power Ported Performance because Julian and Jeremy are just like me. They are passionate about their cars and they truly care about providing the best advice and options, even if that means telling a customer not to waste their hard earned money on something that won’t show any results. Power Ported Performance will take their time, give you free advice, and provide you with the most for your hard earned money. I would recommend them to anyone out there looking to increase the performance of their vehicle.”
We are excited about Greg's build and looking forward to delivering his Power Ported Performance parts. Stay tuned for his "after the build" interview comming soon. In the meantime, feel free to call us to talk about your performance goals today @ 859-363-9272
Anyone else wonder how the hell his catch can got all the hell way over there?! LOL
Good read and great looking car!!
2006 Dodge Magnum SRT-8 (Brilliant Black) - Arrington/FRI'D 426, Tuned by A.J. (Hemituner)
Paramount Performance HTC NAG1 + Dominator 4400 (pending install) + Flex Plate, 1K HP DSS Axles, Quaife LSD, 3.06 gears
Other Engine: Arrington 90mm TB, LMI True CAI, Kooks LT headers/mids, JBA Catback
Wheels/Susension: 22" Vossen VVS078, BCR Coilovers, Hotchkis F&R Sway Bars, Complete Pedders Bushings kit, Drake Billet Strut Brace
BT GOODIES OUT THE YING-YANG
Good eye!! I thought I was the only one that saw that...haha
Sorry to steal this thread but I need some info about my camshaft. I have a Track Warrior XL cam for my 2007 Magnum SRT8. I spoke with Jeremy a while back and he told me he would give me the info on my cam around Christmas time. Its now goin on May and I havent gotten any answers. I would like to know any info on the cam as for as performance gains are. I kno this is an older cam but if you can give me any info about it I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks in advance.
Here are the numbers off of my cam as well.
it also has this etched in on it.
What is all this?
Cant wait to upgrade the beast!!!
I am glad you reached out... I will be more than happy to see if I can get some info for you based on what you have provided without making any promises. I have just entered your info into my tasks list for Monday.. I will circle back with you by Tuesday as I will have to see what I can find for you. Have a good weekend and talk to you soon...
I was able to find the info for your cam. Hope this helps bud!
218 / 222 .555 / .548 @ 112 LSA
Originally sold to a guy in BC Canada on 3/15/2009
Let me know if there is anything else I can do for you.
Julian - PPP
Thanks for that info. Do you kno what type of performance I can expect from the cam? Is it a lopey or quiet cam?
It's definitely a lopey cam! @112 it would sound pretty badass!!!!
Damn the red srt8 300 has a sexy hood who makes that?
Just a quick update...LX forum member WKNIGHT and PPP Customer, has just completed his build. I've been anxious to do his follow up interview and report back but with work and family he has been pretty busy. In a week or two, once he's got some mileage on his new PPP 426 Stroker I will be posting his feedback. Stay tuned...
For anyone who read this thread... I finally sync'd up with 'wknight' over the weekend as he was heading out to the LX Nationals. He's been pretty busy with work and all but he called to let me know he's got over 800 miles on the new 426 Stroker! We'll be talking tonight and I will post the second half of this segment in the next couple of days and you'll hear all the details of the build and how the new found power is working out.. stay tuned!!
Wow that car looks great! I'm looking forward to seeing what kind of numbers that car is going to put out...hp, 1/4 mile, etc.
2008 300c SRT Design, Silver with slate grey interior, Inertia Spartan Plus cam, Inertia big valve heads, Dynatech lt headers, Dynatech hi-flow cats, Corsa Xtreme exhaust, 6.1 intake manifold, LMI true cai intake, underdrive pulley, 3.92 getrag, FTI torque converter, BT catch can, Diablosport Predator with custom tune, Black Ops hood, and 22" FR srt rims. Halffast Performance built!