5.7L Hemi Registry #1117 chuck-n-michelle
2006 Dodge Charger RT Police Package
Police Package - includes column shift, all speed traction control, side curtain airbags, 4-wheel heavy duty brakes, 160 MPH speedometer (certified calibration), severe duty engine cooling, performance suspension,performance exhaust, engine oil cooler, load leveling & height control & full sized spare.
Modifications and aftermarket:
35% tint, Fog Lights, 2007 Power Heated Leather - front & back, Vanity Plate, AstroStart Remote Starter/Alarm System, Diablo Predator, R1 Concepts Drilled/Slotted Premium Rotors w/ Hawk HPS Pads, Moog Outer Tie Rod Ends, Polished Stainless Airhammer, Billet Tech Under Hood Kit, Pedders LX Front Bush Kit Upgrade, Corsa Exhaust, AAC Halos (ccfl), CMR Custom Tune, BWoody Endlinks (on the rear), Odyssey Battery, Billet Tech Strut Covers, Pedder's 30mm Sway Bar Bushings, AE Carbon 1/2 Covers (blue), Dynamic Grounding Kit, Oracle HOD bulbs (hi, lo, fog), Nitto NT420s 255/255-18, Garmin Nuvi 1450 LMT, Sidewinder Cam, 180° t-stat, complete SRT interior swap, Billet Tech "Hemi" pedal set
Last edited by MY - HEMI; 01-28-2012 at 09:27 PM.
Reason: Updated Mods...
Added in the new sneakers, tie rods and brakes...
Added in some new birthday goodies...
Being installed on 7/18/09!!!!
WooHoo!!! Today's the day!
What a difference!!! No more clunks or thunks over bumps and cracks...Handles like a dream and super nice! Now for the rear...
Here are some pics of the parts...
LX Front Upper Control Arm Bush (adjustable)
LX Front Radius Rod Bush (tension strut bush)
LX Bump Steer Correction Kit
(EP4107)-LX Lower Front Shock Mount & (6568)-LX Front Lower Control Arm Bush
Click link for more install pics!
Link to the Pedders Install Manual we used:
Last edited by MY - HEMI; 10-28-2009 at 02:23 PM.
Corsa exhaust installed on 8/8/09!!! Boy does that sound sweet!
Pics coming soon of rear before and after...
Last edited by MY - HEMI; 08-11-2009 at 12:16 PM.
Well, I did the CCFL Halo thing over the Columbus Day weekend...
Only took about 14 hours total and 2 sets of headlights (between baking a used set already in hand, another headlight shipment, baking again and install)..................
(TIP, DO NOT put the headlight covers in to reheat to clean up the sealant face down on the HOT rack in the oven!!!! They warp and bubble up, ya know? Especially when it is directly over the heat source in a gas oven)
They look really killer!
The only down side is that they were in for 2 weeks and now the high beam on the passengers side is broken! I assume that it is broken because I can see a dark line at the bottom of the ring...
So out they come and stock lights go back in. Will need to decide if I go the replacement ring route or just save my pennies for the LED ones next year...
SEE POST #16 FOR THE LATEST ON THE HALO INSTALL!!
Last edited by MY - HEMI; 08-31-2011 at 10:10 AM.
Had a custom CMR tune/dyno tune (Mustang) done while on vacation in Maine last week! Boy was that fun!
Went to TDP Performance in Steuben Maine last year (2008) and had some dyno runs done with everything stock except for a drop in K&N air filter. Came in around factory specs.
Dyno Result Chart 10/08
Quarter Mile Results 10/08
On to this years visit with Tim...
We have added in an Airhammer cold air intake, a Corsa catback system, and a Predator tuner this year for our major "performance" mods.
1) We set the tune back to stock to see what the intake and exhaust system added over the stock with drop in filter from last year...We only gained about 2hp! Granted, I have 255/55-18 General Grabber UHP's this year over the stock 225/60-18 Goodyear Assurance tires, so a few horse was lost there...but we were hoping for a little, no a lot better than that!
2) So, we put in the 91 Performance canned tune from Diablo in to see what that did (only have 91 octane available in Maine). Lo and behold.............the tune was really hurting the car over the stock tune!!! It was pulling timing all over the place and losing hp. We decide to drop in a can of NOS fuel additive to the tank and run the 91 tune some more. Still doing the same thing.
3) So, we put in the 93 Performance canned tune. Still pulling timing all over and not doing very well.
4) Tim then decided to give his buddy in FL a call to see what he thought. That lead to sending down my stock tune to him via email and seeing what he could do....Put in the email file to see what it would do. It was basically a Diablo 93 tune with some tweaks to it. Smoke out the back end and still pulling timing.
Another phone call and email. Loaded in the new file which changed some things up and turned off the knock sensors. Some huge smoke out the back end and some back firing taking place...
Another phone call and email file. Turned the knock sensors back on, reset the timing paramaters so that it would only pull about 3-4* of timing instead of 10+ and did some other tweaks. Less smoke this time, but still needed work.
One more phone call and email. Loaded in the file and boy this was much better! Did a few pulls and the timing has been smoothed out a huge amount.
Over all, I now have about an additional 25-30 horse and the same in torque over factory stock. I am up to right around 368 hp / 405 tq now! It rolls along much smoother with hardly a touch on the gas pedal. Haven't really had the opportunity to jump on it really hard yet, but I am loving it so far! Tim did say that there was still more power to be had without going the heads/cam route yet, but we ran out of time...
Dyno Results After Custom Tune 10/09
Quarter Mile Results 1st Run 10/09
Quarter Mile Results 2nd Run 10/09
This was one of the most fun mods so far and am looking forward to the next one in line...
Last edited by MY - HEMI; 10-29-2009 at 09:13 AM.
Added in Dyno results to previous post.
Now what is going to be next???
Last edited by MY - HEMI; 11-25-2009 at 04:25 PM.
A little more support...
Went in this weekend...BWoody endlinks front and rear!
1 x BWoody Charger sway bar links (190.9004) = $209.99
Color Candy Red (free powder coat in any color available right now)
Got the link from here...GROUP BUY on BWOODY sway bar links
New front vs old front:
New rear vs old rear:
Passengers side front:
Drivers side front:
Passengers side rear:
Drivers side rear:
Install time was about 2 1/2 hours out in the driveway.
BIG DIFFERENCE in handling!!!
EDIT: Removed these (the fronts) the middle of March or so. Still making lots of noise and found that they were wearing into the metal itself and cutting up the bushing. Boy do I miss the handling!!!
Last edited by MY - HEMI; 04-20-2010 at 02:17 PM.
Reason: Added install pictures
Just installed an Odyssey Battery last week.
It has a shorter length than the stock one (and was chosen by vehicle/year etc and not with dimensions), so a bracket will have to be made up when it is warm enough to get out in the trunk and do it. Right now it is strapped down and has a chunk of 2x4 and some wooden shims holding it in place without movement. It is the same height and width.
Last edited by MY - HEMI; 12-18-2009 at 08:09 AM.
Here is my Christmas present from my parents installed finally!
Billet Tech Strut Covers "Devo" in blue anodize.
Well, nothing overly fun this time around...
Found out that I had a coolant leak while in VT over Valentine's weekend when we had the car warming up for 5 minutes and still no heat. We had hoped that it was just a broken clamp or bad hose.........no such luck..........leak in the radiator itself (looked like the o-ring at the top may have let go).
Fortunately we were going to have it in the shop on the 20th for Keith (klarmie) to do a complete fluid swap out, do the plugs, swap out to some new used struts and to swap back to the stock headlights so that I can work on getting the broken halo fixed up.
So, it was a long week of checking the coolant level constantly and adding to the tank. When we got it in on the 20th, that was when we found that it wasn't a simple fix and had to order a new radiator, we just went ahead and got new hoses as well. Boy am I glad that we have a guy at the Dodge dealership that gives us a discount on any parts that we order! Got the rear dif fluid swapped, brake fluid swapped, power steering fluid swapped, tranny filter changed but decided to wait on the rest of the tranny flush till we got the radiator swapped, front struts swapped and headlights got swapped out. It was a productive day.
So, on to this past Saturday......Got the old radiator out and new one in, finished the tranny flush and changed the serpentine belt to be on the safe side. We are going to see if the old radiator is able to be fixed and if so, I will have a Police Package radiator up for grabs.
The next entry should be better...Planning on the Pedders rear upgrade kit with the tax return when we get the taxes done...
Few misc changes/updates...
More "routine" maintenance.
Had to replace the passengers side lower ball joint and inner tie rod along with the drivers side backing plate (bolt rusted through and it was flapping around).
MOOG K80996 lower ball joint (non-adjustable) $38 plus shipping at RockAuto.com
Hey, I also just flipped 100,000 miles on my way to work today!!!
I also took off the BWoody end links (fronts) about a month ago. They were making quite a bit of noise that never went away from the start and after taking them off I found that they had actually started wearing into the metal itself as well as shearing off part of the bushing. I think they need a redesign on these to make them better before I will go that route again...Got the stock ones back on and now it is quiet as a church mouse although the handling has definitely gone back downhill too...
Last edited by MY - HEMI; 04-20-2010 at 02:18 PM.
Added another small item to the Pedder's line-up...
Got their 30mm Sway Bar Bushings installed last night at 101,652 miles. Definitely more firm and now I have some more clunks to chase down....
I also finally got what I needed to get the broken Halo fixed, so that will be done before the trip out to Brampton for the plant tour over Memorial Day weekend!
Last edited by MY - HEMI; 06-28-2010 at 08:35 AM.
Added on some AE Carbon Half Covers in blue to the engine bay this weekend. Thanks a bunch Wolfmann21!!!
(pics coming soon, once I get them all spiffed up and shiny)