2011 Challenger SRT Toxic Orange 6 speed. Love it!
I also still have my 2001 Ford Ranger I bought new. 4.0 l auto 4×4. It's been a great truck and super reliable. I'm pretty sure every vehicle I will own will be judged against this truck.
Quoted from crlush:
I never cared much for 4bangers or v6 cars growing up but my buddy got his ass spanked by a grand national and he had a demon with a 440 big block v8. I still want a 77-78 smokey and the bandit trans am but stock i dont think they had 200hp.
As did I, but I knew I was going to get crushed. I was a high school kid with a 440 in a Coronet. The Buick was bad ass and own by a guy in the Air Force. I only raced cause my buddy wanted to see me get beat so he managed to scrape up 10 for gas for me. Eff it haha. I remember sitting on the line listening to that turbo spool up, then he was gone!! The good news is on the way back I guess this guy in an El Camino thought I was easy prey and wanted to race back(after asking if he could flip his air cleaner lid over lol) . Sorry buddy, that 440 had more than enough for that lil 3fiddy. Good times!!!
Quoted from Fulltilt:
It makes for great dreamin'!
For anyone interested in what can be done with a P1800, this is a great string to watch.
That is an awesome car!!
Quoted from SilverUnicorn:
Love the Hemi! Hope it treats you well. Nice looking truck.
Quoted from MattS:
Love the hood on the Challenger too
Thanks guys, it won't be staying a grampa truck forever lol, but it's should serve me well for many years.
Nice hoodspotting too. That is a 1 of 5 Carbon fiber hoods in that model and really works well with the Toxic Orange paint.
Thanks for the replies. I've been thinking about subframe connectors for quite some,time already, time to pull the trigger
Quoted from Nickrc3:
New member. One of my many interests - Mopars.
The 69' is completed. Original everything (except the garbage AVS carb), number matching throughout. Because it's stock, she drives like a boat, but does pin you back in the seat under mild acceleration.
The 68' (on body jig) was my first car upon receiving Driver License some 41 years ago! I bastardized the car in my teenage years, so very little is original.
All new steel (AMD), new chrome, full US Car Tool frame stiffening kit, upgraded suspension, pearl white interior, etc. She's currently in the blocking and priming stages. Paint shall be 2014 Dodge Challenger sublime. 440 six-pak, Dana, 4-speed, console pistol grip - all the Mopar goodies!
Oh, R/C model airplanes too - my true vice
Awesome Chargers!! Why not go with a modern Hemi on the 68?
Quoted from Nickrc3:
...I actually gave this suggestion some thought, however, I've got the 440 six-pack engine ready to go. Also, after decades of working on RB engines, I feel confident on my ability to repair anything that may fail. Modern or early Hemi's - good luck.
I had a feeling the 440 was already built. Remember, these new hemis run for hundreds of thousands of miles.
but a 440 Six Pak, when that hood is lifted, well nothing looks better!!!
Quoted from rotordave:
The pin comparison is maybe a little off, because with a lot of the Stern pins the Pro is the way to go.
GOTG for example, why buy the more expensive models? You gain little except an emptier wallet.
With the Vette, if you sold the Z06 in say 4 years, do you get some of that $35k premium back when you sell it? By that, I mean if it’s $95,000 now and the other one is $60,000 now, in 4 years are they worth say $60,000 and say $35,000 respectively? Or does the cheaper model lose less value? I don’t know the market for used cars here. In NZ they halve in about 3 years.
That’d factor into my thinking if I was buying. But that’s me.
Hey, I’d probably take $50k with me and go buy this one. Cause I’m a tightass
Hmm I am getting older. That's pretty bad ass!!
Just hit a car show. My 392 Hemi next to an original 1966 426 HEMI GTX convertible!!
Quoted from WeatherbyMAG:
My '70 Dodge SuperBee... had a 394" Single 94MM turbo Small Block in it when this pic was taken, currently getting a 605" Naturally Aspirated Hemi & put back on the street.
My '68 Road Runner, just a mild 440 with a set of INDY EZ heads. Runs 11.30's @ 118
& My Plum Crazy '16 Challenger 6.4 Scat Pack Shaker. Now has white AAR strobe stripes on it, but I don't have any good pics of it with the stripes on.
Mopar or no car!!! NICE!!
Quoted from pinmister:
Best truck ever made!
I do have a word of advice...my 2018 Tacoma windshield just got hit by a rock on the highway and cracked the windshield. I called my aftermarket windshield guy I have used in the past to inquire about a new windshield. He told me that it is too new for aftermarket and that the lane changing departure radar system on the windshield requires re-calibration. Long story short it is going to cost me nearly $1200 for a new factory windshield with re-calibration. I about shit my pants, I am used to paying $250 for a new windshield. I also found out that the dealer offers a windshield protection plan for $399 for 5 years. After I spend $1200 on a fricking windshield I will fork over $399 for the warranty. If you have not gotten the windshield warranty-call the dealership and have it added on before you are in the same boat as me ):
Yep, best truck ever!!!
Quoted from someotherguy:
Yep, that car belongs to a guy I know - late model Challenger - these engines are known for not tolerating much boost on the stock bottom end. I don't know if he had spent the money to go forged or not, but it's possible there were some issues with the builder. I already sent him some info on another engine. There are guys with totally streetable 1000HP+ monsters under the hood based off that engine but you gotta go forged, there's just no way around it.
Drop in forged pistons are required really for anything over 6lbs boost. The ring lands are too high in the Piston.
Quoted from MattS:
On mine all it took was a tune and some open track days at the road course.....
Oh well, fully forged 426 will be here this week.
I want to simultaniously upvote and downvote at the same time!!
I have 76,000 regular hard miles, not track miles on my 2011 392 and Ive been thinking about a forged 426. Can I ask who you are working with?
Quoted from crlush:
Its just funny that it broke off right at the valve relief, figured you over revved it and the valve hit it from valve float, my wife has an 2015 srt, only problem we have had was one smoked clutch, found out there is an orfice in the slave cylinder to slow the clutch movement (I guess to help inexperienced drivers take off but also makes it harder to shift fast) will be removing it in the spring.
Thats where they are breaking generally. The ring land is too small as is, then through in the valve relief and it gets even more thin and susceptible to break. ALTHOUGH, its is odd that his piston failed in a non-boosted application.
Quoted from WolfManCat:
Valentine is my 92 300zx and was my second car ever. Got her in 2/14/04. Shes currently at Z1 motorsports getting converted to a Twin Turbo. Really excited to see this return to me.
And my latest addition 2018 G63 AMG.
Those 300ZXs are one of my favorite cars. Please post the after pics and build pics.
Quoted from at_t_2d:
To me cars are about a lot more than a 0-60 number unless you live at the drag strip. Get something you enjoy and don't worry about what other people think. I wouldn't have gotten the RCF if I was trying to impress others, would have gone with an M4, Porsche, AMG C Class or something like that. I have a Fiero GT, that says a lot about not caring what others think......
Fiero GT. So much potential!!
Quoted from littlecammi:
Clearly a Fiero with a Ferrari F40 rebody kit (and not a real Ferrari).
Over the course of my twenties I owned a '62 Corvette, '69 SS396 L78 Chevelle, '70 Z/28 Camaro, '64 Corvette coupe and '76 limited edition Trans Am (the first with T-tops).
Then the era of big horsepower died and V6 Fieros looked good, so my wife and I owned four Fieros at one time:
yellow '88 GT automatic with leather seats and powered subwoofer (the rarest color with the two rarest options)
white '88 GT 5-speed
black '87 GT 5-speed
red '85 SE V6 automatic (wife's old car)
Those Fieros are all gone now that horsepower has returned, and we currently own the following:
305HP '96 Mustang SVT Cobra mystic (color-shifting paint) 5-speed - 7 miles on odometer
320HP '01 Mustang SVT Cobra mineral grey 5-speed - 55 miles on odometer
540HP '08 Shelby GT500 torch red with black stripes 6-speed - 9 miles on odometer
420HP '13 Mustang GT deep impact blue automatic (wife's current car) - her daily driver
444HP '13 Boss 302 gotta-have-it green 6-speed - 13,600 miles on odometer (driven by me in good weather only)
580HP '13 Camaro ZL1 inferno orange metallic 6-speed - 8 miles on odometer
Duh, I'm an idiot. He did a great job on it though!
Quoted from VacFink:
All collectibles go through this phase, a bubble. Cards, comics, toys. The auctions are driving up prices but doubtful it will sustain.
IMO buy a car to drive and enjoy. Presume it can be liquid but not at any dependable value, and in most cases, never at a higher value than when you bought it.
That said, market prices are a reality. I bought my most recent project because I felt like if I waited much longer, I'd be priced out. Already asking prices are 1-2 more in 6 months. Are they worth it, probably not, but those owners are sitting and waiting trying to 'get in' on the rush.
I agree. Problem is, we may not even have easy access to gas, so our cars will be monuments to a better time. Also, back in the day hardly anybody thought about future collectibilty. Nowadays half the buyers of "limited cars" store them for future collectibilty. Bless their hearts, but I'm a driver, not a looker. I wouldn't save my gf for the next guy, why would I my car?
Quoted from psd4me:
I like it well enough, wouldn't mind having a shiny new one. It would cost $70,000-$75,000 to replace it. I can't afford to spend that kind of money on something I mainly drive only in the winter now. I have an 01 PSD CC LB I bought new. Living in Il of course it's pretty rusty underneath at this point.
I picked up a complete 06 cab that came from Tx and a take off 11 bed. I'm going to put an 06 Harley edition grill and headlights on it and will be using the 06 int. So for well under $10,000 I can have a slightly updated int and a rust free body with out the big payments which leaves me more money for pinball.
Thats a solid plan and it sounds like you have the skills to make it happen. Post up pics when you can!
Quoted from Reality_Studio:
I drive a 2018 ZL1 with the 10 speed auto, that transmission is brilliant not only for shifting fast always at the perfect time and keeping the engine near peak power, but it even auto downshifts when it senses you entering a turn. It will even sense (in Sport and Track modes) when you are driving aggressively and automatically switch to a shifting mode that keeps it in high rpm. If you settle down your driving the auto with automatically switch back to normally lower rpm gear selections. Even pro drivers pick it over the manual, and I think even Hennessy said the same.
Thing is, auto's have been faster than manuals for a very long time now. I used to drive a 1997 Camaro LT1 with an auto, paired with a 3200 stall torque converter, 3:73 gears and a reprogrammed auto set to shift faster. I would regularly beat manual cars that had more power than me because the converter helped keep it in the power band even though it didn't have many gears, along with the fast and perfect shifts. That was over two decades ago! Although nowadays you don't have to mod anything and the auto will still be faster.
All of this is true, if you are worried about the a few tenths in a 10 sec car or it's a daily in some highway hell. If not...
Quoted from tjprice222:
Hopefully, 30 years from now, self driving cars will actually be in use. There may even come a time when knowledge of operating a motor vehicle is completely unnecessary. It sucks because I'm one who loves to drive but I do look forward to the reduction of traffic autonomous cars will provide along with the reduction of accidents since all vehicles will eventually communicate with one another.
I pray I'll be dead before then. I can barely think of anything worse to happen. I know it's coming, it's not for me.
Quoted from VacFink:
The risk and future problem will be if they ever limit non-automated drivers from the same roads. IMO the upside of automation is getting people who don't like to drive and aren't good at it, away from their own incompetence, making my drive much safer. Neither is perfect, give the option of who I share the road with, I'll trust a mindless robot over a distracted idiot any day.
Problem is, we are moving to a completely autonomous system. I mean seriously people die everyday, we cant put everything in a rubber room for the safety of the "kids".
Quoted from dmacy:
Some pics from Chrysler Carlisle a few weeks ago.
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Mopar always has and always will build the best looking Musclecars!!
I'm looking forward to the 2020 426 6speed widebody in black eye!
Quoted from Dayhuff:
Finally bought me a 1930 Model A Ford Phaeton. My dad bought this exact same car back in December 1969 and had it for 20 years before selling it to a guy who owned it for almost 30 years until he passed away two years ago. I found the car by accident and sure enough it was the exact same car I grew up with. The car was put up for auction about three weeks ago and I drove away with it being the high bidder. Still can't believe it but I'm now the proud owner and reliving my youth of spending miles in that backseat along with my Sister and with Mom and Dad up front. This black and white picture from 1970 shows my Dad, Sister (six years old) and Mom winning the award for "the most appealing car". I was only two years old at the time and had to stay home with grandma I'm guessing.....LOL.
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That's an amazing story thanks for sharing really cool car too!!!
Quoted from robertmee:
The CLA 45 and Alfa C4 are faster. https://carbuzz.com/features/5-quickest-4-cylinder-cars-on-the-market
Or maybe you were referring to the engine, and not the car.
Still, awesome car....don't know that I've seen one in person.
Fast and quick are 2 different things. Fast is top speed, quick is how fast it gets from point a to point b
Hit Scottsdale Cars and Coffee this morning. The usual Lambos, Ferraris etc showed up, but this mustang with a twin turbo Ferrari transplant was clean and showed amazing craftsmanship stole the show. Sorry for the poor pics, this car was swamped.
Quoted from MustangPaul:
I got an unexpected Christmas gift from Rick Vesco owner of the Turbinator, the new Turbinator poster and a smaller one, he even personalized one. I was the team videographer when they set the FIA Wheel Driven World Record back in 2001 at 458mph. This summer they were the first Wheel Driven car to break the 500mph barrier. They didn't have time to make a back up run because the next day the event was canceled because of rain but they were still the first to go over 500mph. Check them out at www.teamvesco.com. What a Christmas present.
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That is awesome Mustang!!
Sweet pics of the car show. Odd that the 72 Cuda license plate says HEMI, but it has a small block lol
Quoted from ralphwiggum:
I have a Quick Jack (not lift) and love it. It gets a TON of use.....
I dont have the height in my garage for a 4 post, and I like the portable nature of the quickjack. When not in use, you can slide them under a car, hang them on the wall, etc....
That quicklift seems overpriced for what it is. It also seems bulky.
I agree, I wasn't expecting 1400 for that. I've had my eye on the quick jack for awhile. How is it holding up?
Quoted from ralphwiggum:
Great... zero issues. I have had mine for two years. I have the 3500, as i use it primarily for my aircooled vws, and seasonal tire changes for my wifes car.
They were plagued by connector issues and hydraulic fluid leaks many years ago, but the style they switched to, that I have, are rock solid with no leaks.
Thanks, I would need the 5000 at least, but they are all on sale. OP should look at these.
Quoted from Zitt:
I think you still can special order the V8; but why?
The gas mileage is already horrid on the V6 Turbo... I wouldn't even want to think about the V8 version.
Mine will probably never see the sandunes of a desert; but who knows - maybe I'll take it off road one day.
Since you are in Austin, yea, you probably wont. I mean, you are the San Fran of Texas after all. Why would anyone expect you to understand a v8!
Quoted from tjprice222:
As a turbo owner, I have to disagree. One of the biggest benefits of the turbos are the crazy amount of torque in the low RPM range along with reasonable gas mileage for everyday driving. Here's Road & Track putting the Raptor V6T against the older V8:
You can't argue with the specs:
2011-2016 6.2L V8:
HP 411 @ 5500 RPM
TQ 434 @ 4500 RPM
2017+ 3.5L Ecoboost V6
HP 450 @ 5000RPM
TQ 510 @ 3500RPM
Of course they could tweak the V8 to blow those #s away.
Back on topic.
Quoted from zr11990:
They could but for one that turbo 6 is going to require more expensive repairs that will have to be taken to ford to be done. People love all that high tech shit till it breaks and it isn’t under warranty then it costs a fortune to repair. I owned a zr1 corvette, never again. My Bette now is a 99 FRC with one powere seat. None of that high tech shit to break. And, with a cam, custom heads and a blower pushing 12 PSI it has more HP than the ZO6
Soo I'm confused. Are you pro v8, or no? I know that the eco boosts from a couple of years ago had issues at around 100,000 miles.
Quoted from Chosen_S:
No power steering, the 4c is pretty much a beautiful Italian high powered Kart, the driver definitely feels every bump and crevice in the road. The car was built for the track, there’s very little to add to the stock engine or suspension to upgrade. Better air cleaner, Intercooler, and a few modded computers will boost the hp from 260hp to 320hp
I had to lol at this part
"2015 4C LE #106"
I was like, are we still talking the car, or LE # 106 of some pinball machine!
My 2011 Challenger SRT-8 is on one more road trip before its 100,000 mile service. 392 HEMI 6 Speed is still running like a champ. Cruised to Cheyenne, Wy from Phoenix. The Challenger is an amazing road car!!
Quoted from dmacy:
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Thanks for posting! I bad that same 1982 Ford Escort! Ugly as hell, but it started in -10 degree weather when no other car on the block would. 4 speed to boot.
Quoted from punkin:
Never really been into cars, this is my third one ever. Just like motorcycles really.
Until i bought this Rampside.
Not too many of these in Australia i tell ya.,
My bikes are my love though, currently an XL250 new trail bike for exercise, my Rocker C that i've had since near new and customised a fair bit, a Ducati 1098 that i've had for 6 months and a Guzzi MKIV that i'e had for more than twenty years.[quoted image][quoted image]
They look like they are in storage! Bust em out, clean em up,and then post pics!!
Quoted from Deaconblooze:
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I watched the reveal and the car just didnt do it for me, Maybe it was the angle, or the lighting, but it just seemed so bland.
Then I saw some better pics and that interior!!! I'm not really a Chevy guy, but well done!
Quoted from WolfManCat:
Just an update for those who wanted them.
Car has been back from Z1 for a few months. Couldn't be more pleased with the dyno results.
I visited the local body shop today to pay my car a visit and throw more money at it.
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Wow! I love those cars, its going to haul some butt!!!
Quoted from pinmister:
It really looks amazing, and fits right in with the super cars. I am a little disappointed that they will not offer in a manual option, but I will need to test drive and see how I like it. I went to the build your own 2020 website and ended up building one in white-looks sharp.[quoted image]
I like this without the rear wing!!
Quoted from MacLean:
How 'bout this rendering of the 2021 Z06 which comes out next year. This new corvette is a revolutionary break-through for Chevy. They hit it out of the park on this one![quoted image]
Chevy really did hit it out of the park and I'm pretty sure ill have one in the garage in a couple of years.
Quoted from Pinbub:
Nothing special but I've wanted a 914 ever since my buddy in high school had a hot rodded 73 2 liter. A friend in Oregon fell into this one and I had a car he had wanted for years so a trade deal was made. Mine is a 72 that still has it's stock 1.7 liter sporting 76 ground pounding horse power! I still have plenty to do to it..... This one sat in a garage in Portland Oregon from 1990 until it made it's way to me in 2014[quoted image]
Here ya go!! Inspiration!
Quoted from pinmister:
So I am a little bummed out this morning. I just ordered and purchased a new 2020 Toyota 4Runner. I have been wanting to upgrade our 4Runner to a new 4Runner with Toyota's safety sense technology for some time now. The 4Runner was the only Toyota model without this technology-until 2020. I have gotten so use to using this technology in my Tacoma, that I wanted the same in the new 4Runner. Well after driving the new 4Runner home last night I noticed it did not have blind spot monitoring? I was not happy and was upset. I got online this morning and read that all 4Runner models will not have blind spot monitoring? I am now like-WTF? I just sold my mint condition built 4Runner for this new 2020 model that I thought had all of the Toyota safety sense features? We love the 4Runner platform but now I am not sure what we want to do? Keep the new 4Runner with 20 miles sitting in our driveway or consider a Highlander or another Tacoma or something? I am kicking myself for not doing more due diligence and not realizing they do not come with blind spot assist. I have become overly dependent on technology and really want a vehicle with all of the safety features. Sorry if I am ranting-but I am pissed!
Hopefully it has mirrors, so not all is lost!
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