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    V6 observation.

    I wonder why Chrysler decided to go with the 3.5L V6 instead of the 4.0L V6 on the 2009 MY? The 5.7L V8 on the R/T version is beefed up so you would think they would want to raise the bar on the V6 as well.



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    You have a point. Probably another cost-saving move.....
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    yeah i bet its all in the cost

    what cars are in the MY platform?

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    Cost and or available capacity

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    Quote Originally Posted by part deux View Post
    Cost and or available capacity

    Yeah, the 4.0 is not ready yet and Chrysler needs to move these Challengers out NOW!!
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    how much horsepower would the 4.0 produce? I always wondered why they did'nt put the 3.5 in the new avenger, you figure that car would really move with 250 horses.
    Last edited by dwhip; 03-31-2008 at 05:31 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZMagnum View Post
    I wonder why Chrysler decided to go with the 3.5L V6 instead of the 4.0L V6 on the 2009 MY? The 5.7L V8 on the R/T version is beefed up so you would think they would want to raise the bar on the V6 as well.
    The 4.0L is a front drive only engine, designed for the Pacifica and the minivans... the Phoenix engine family will debut in 2010 in the new LX/LY platform so the 3.5L is a stop-gap untill then...
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    Quote Originally Posted by CHARGERSHED View Post
    The 4.0L is a front drive only engine, designed for the Pacifica and the minivans... the Phoenix engine family will debut in 2010 in the new LX/LY platform so the 3.5L is a stop-gap untill then...
    OK, thanks. I didn't know there were front drive only engines. I thought that it was more transmission related.

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    I see that the Camaro may be getting a turbo four. The 280hp (originally promised as 300hp) Caliber SRT engine would be kind of cool in there with a manual trans.
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    The Nitro was rear wheel drive and had a 4.0 I did some PMing with a couple of guys about this several months ago but dropped it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dwhip View Post
    how much horsepower would the 4.0 produce? I always wondered why they did'nt put the 3.5 in the new avenger, you figure that car would really move with 250 horses.
    The Avenger R/T comes with the 3.5, but rated at 235 HP and 232 TQ. I would like to get my hands on an AWD R/T and slap a turbo on it. Can you say SRT-6????

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    The transmission may be the issue. The LX trannies may not mate to a 4.0L.

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