I said it before, I'll repeat it again.
What makes Chrysler do something that Ford and GM don't?
Everyone claims to be so wise to the inner workings and the supposed 'warranty losses'. Anyone have numbers to back it up?
If those of us tuning our cars is such a small fraction of the buying public (I agree that it is) than those that have claimed warranty due to damage from said tuning must be but a fraction of THAT.
REGARDLESS of the numbers. I pose the question again. Why does
Chrysler go to extremes that GM and Ford do not?
Another point of contention for me is the concept that our numbers (those of us wanting the ability to tune) is too small to influence Chrysler.
On the surface that might make sense, but if our cars aren't the talk of the track they aren't the talk of the streets. If Chrysler doesn't allow us to compete their cars will be a joke to the educated buying public. And THAT filters down to the general audience.
I can't for a second imagine that Chrysler hasn't acknowledged this.
MY guess. They are trying to figure out how best to profit from our desire to tune.
It occurred to me that it would be interesting to see what the implication of this reality would have on the already slim sales of the Viper when it returns.
Hang on St. Christopher !!!
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SRT Headers/Catback, Tranzformer, R Value CAI, NoESP, Johan Tune, BCR coil overs, Hotchkis Sways, Wilwoods/Brembos, Getrag 3.06, Style, Coolness soon to be supercharged...
This just makes me sick inside.When Dodge released the 2008 Challenger I was overwhelmed with emotion. when I stood in front of it for the first time at the Phily auto show I broke down in tears.
Now this is like the loss of a child. I just can't take it anymore.
I'll just keep focusing on my 2008 and then theres always my 2010 to play with.
But I be damned if I am going to drive the exact same thing my neighbor across the street drives. See when I pull up to the gas pump now, the question is from some guy standing across from me is, "what mods have you made to your engine?" I go buy something that Chrysler produces with a supercharger on it, and no tuning available to even perform a pulley swap, then the guy a the gas pump says, "you have the 6.4 liter HEMI with the such and such supercharger on it. He already knows what you got, because thats all that is available.
Kinda takes all the fun out of it, don't it?
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I assure you the habit of modding only gets worse! I know how people on drugs feel. I'm afraid I will start pawning sh*t if I don't get control of myself!
6.1 HEMI, RPM blower cam, 80 lb. injectors, Dual Walbro 255 fuel pumps, D-1SC ProCharger @ 14 psi, Kooks LT's w/High Flow Cats, MagnaFlow exhaust, Paramount Performance High Torque NAG1, Paramount Performance Dominator Torque Converter, DSS driveshaft, DSS 1000 hp axles Suspension-Fully adjustable Pedders, with sway bars and bushings.
Replacement: 2009 CTS-V 628 rwhp 610 Torque / 750 rwhp 775 Torque with wet 100 shot
Let me give you another example. Cisco and Motorola make Cable TV Set Top Boxes. You get them from your cable company. You don't expect Cisco or Motorola to give you Root Level access so you can steal Cable do you?
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300c SRT-8 ~ 12.52@109mph
(CAI, 180-stat, catback, 315s, FTI 3200, 91oct canned tune)
Crossfire SRT-6 ~ 12.84@107mph
BTW, WHERE are you guys getting your info that GM and Ford releases their PCM Source Code? Just hung up the phone with Diablo and they said "HELL NO". This is what $#@$ me off. One person says it, so it must be so. Let's get our facts straight before we go on the attack!
Come on, this was written in GPL. Open source code. Not really a true comparison. Show me where Cisco has opened up there Cable Box code, or there IOS Code.After Linksys was required to release the WRT54G's firmware source code under terms of the GNU General Public License, there have been many third party projects enhancing that code as well as some entirely new projects using the hardware in these devices. Three of the most widely used are DD-WRT, Tomato and OpenWRT.
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