5.7's are cheap to come by nowadays, a low mileage complete engine with a PCM just sold the other day for $2K. So if you have a V6 and are happy cool, no one is gonna put you down for it, but anyone with V8 envy just needs to ask around and be patient, theres some amazing deals out there right now
Mods: Big Bully/Spectre Cold Air Intake; R/T Exhaust;JDM Headlights; SRT Sways; Tinted Windows;Boston Accoustic Speakers and 10" sub, Crunch 500 watt power amp; KW V1 Suspension/Coilovers; Predator Tune; Fog Lights; 71mm TB and lower intake; HoneyComb grille; JBA Headers.
AZMMM Arizona Modern Mopar Muscle HEMI Registry #1159
(406rwhp/439rwtq) Custom Tails,"Cuda" Grille and lip spoiler, Catch can and dress up kit, LED conversion, HD Hoodstruts, Sequential blinkers, SLP LMII Cat backs, Eibach springs, Braided Hoses, Custom engine cover, Doug Thorley Headers, ABS cover and firewall, Procharger HO, SRT Wheels, NGK IR Plugs, HD Tensioner, AEM gauges, Jet 180t, Predator with custom tune, Engine bay LEDs.
See thats what i dont understand people say its stupid to put thousands of dollars in a v6 but people put thousands of dollars in a v8 to be 1 sec quicker..its still stupid..its not saving a life, its not serving a purpose in life..its just a want.
GreenGoblin V6 to VVT 5.7 Hemi Swap by PlumFloored
best e/t 12.96 at 107 stock manifolds/cats 6.4 cam
I got my challenger SE for 19,600.00. I thought about getting the RT but the 12k difference put me off. I decided to use the SE for a DD with a few mods and take the 12k and build another ground pounder Dart. I guess I want it all!
Two tours in Iraq was the only reason I could afford a SRT8 so I know not everyone can start there. Bottom line is I wanted horsepower now and the ability to make more later. 90% of people here want more power out of their ride, doesn't matter what engine size. I had an RT but wanted more power so I decided to trade up once it was paid up. I had to wait three years but it was worth it.
As far as this section is concerned, to me it's like a big brother messing with his little brother. No harm intended but I can see how it could get annoying. V8's need to keep this section clear of unhelpful post but at the same time thicker skin is needed. Enjoy yourselves!
Last edited by Puffy; 11-01-2010 at 01:20 AM.
Current and Future Mods
As a fellow V6er I really dislike these threads.
2006 CHARGER 3.5L 5speed+Diablo Predator 91oct. Tune+JBA c/c Headers+Magnaflow Dual Exhaust+Ported TB+K&N CAI+NOESP+Eibach Pro System Plus+R/T Brakes+POWER SLOT SLOTED & DRILLED ROTORS
I have both,2006 3.5 v6 300 AWD and 2006 SRT-8 MAG and I love them both!!!!!!!!!! I come to this v6 thread cause I still like to get ideas on how to make more power for my v6, by getting info from you guys Ive been able to make my v6 more enjoyable to ride in!!!!! Its nice to jump into my v6 and enjoy a smooth and quiet ride!!!!!!!!! and when I'm in the mood for speed and noise I drive the SRT. I feel blessed having the best of both worlds.So why not have both!!!!!!!!!
I initialy bought my SXT because of the price of gas. I hadn't done any research and didn't think it was a good idea to get a V8. If I had done my research ahead of time and known that the 5.7 gets close to the same mpg as the SXT and I could have afforded it (Didn't look into it, so no idea.) I'd have gotten an RT. That being said, like the other, I want bragging rights for having a bad ass kick your stock V8 in the face SXT. Not neccessarily talking about RTs, ANY stock V8. Right now, my main goal is to be able to take my car to the track and beat my brother's Chevy 3500 Diesel and my brother-in-laws 2.5L VW Jetta. They both run high 15s. So far the only performance mods I Have are Airhammer HO, Predator 93 tune and an RT Exhaust. Hoping to do headers/heads/cam/ported TB & lower intake some time next year. I haven't taken my car to the track yet because last time we went my car was full of sh*t and I didn't want to empty it all out to run. But if I could accomplish my short term goals before all the other mods, I'd be tickled to death. Then I'll slowly start working on the others. After I graduate college I plan to look into a SC or Turbo setup and go from there. But again, if I had known then what I know now, things might be different. BUT, I wouldn't be saying "Buy a V8". I'm just not that kinda guy.
Who Farted? BEANIE!!!
!Welcome to the United States of the Offended!
Mods : Inertia Performance Heads, Inertia v1.1 Cams, JBA Shorty Headers, Airhammer HO, Predator w/Custom Tune from Stu, RT Brakes, Eibach Pro Kit, RT Exhaust, 20" Vipers
Well, if things go according to plan, In the next 2 to 4 weeks I will no longer have the Magnum and will be the owner of a mint condition/low milage/babied 2007 Sublime Charger Daytona.................
The 3.5L Magnum I have has been a great car and I learned a lot about getting performance out of the 3.5L V6.........but in the long run the car was getting up in mileage and those new 392 Challengers looked awfully good.............but in the end I was offered a deal I could not pass up on the Daytona (plus I wanted the Sublime right from the day I saw one in the dealership)..........
.......But I won't turn into one of those "shoulda bought a V8" guys.........
2007 Silver Metallic Dodge Charger SRT8............The REAPER
HEMI Registry #1575.......PB - 13.390 @ 106.67 Mph.
Proud Member of The WTFDTSG Club.........
predator cmr tune, #1 v1 cams by inertia, 3000 stall by inertia, zex 125hp kit by hhp, stock srt cat back, 22" liquid metal turbines aar strips, racing stripes, front and rear mopower spoilers, steady growng collection of bt front badge door sills. honey comb grill.
WFH, what the hell happened to you? Why arent you in the 12's yet? lol.
RIP Maggie - (Aug 07, 2007 - Dec 04, 2011)