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Higher Horsepower & Torque for the 5.7L HEMI

Old 01-12-2008, 10:08 AM
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Default Higher Horsepower & Torque for the 5.7L HEMI

See Jeremiah 29:11's post here: http://www.dodgechallenger.com/forums/m_21433/tm.htm
This makes my Challenger decision much easier - R/T with the TREMEC.
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But is this definitely going to make it into the 09 Challengers? I hope so since it wouldn't make much sense to put out a 340hp version and then outdo it right away with 380hp the next year. Also could that mean the price would be higher than expected for the R/T?
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But is this definitely going to make it into the 09 Challengers?
The information I have says Yes, the new 5.7L VVT motor WILL be in the 2009 Challenger.

I hope so since it wouldn't make much sense to put out a 340hp version and then outdo it right away with 380hp the next year.
Actually, the 5.7L HEMI has been in the Dodge Ram 2500 and 3500 since 2002, so they wouldn't be "outdoing" it the next year. It was due for a refresh.

Also could that mean the price would be higher than expected for the R/T?[/
Probably not. Wouldn't make sense to bring the price of the R/T any closer to the SRT8. They still want to be somewhat competitive with "the other two (competitors') cars" in pricing, while remaining ahead in HP and torque numbers. If it's more, I think the difference will be negligible.
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Should we assume the Charger will get a boost for 2009 then too?
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Should we assume the Charger will get a boost for 2009 then too?
Correct.
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If the Viper is removed from production, this would not limit the perfomance of the Dodge CHallenger engine and Dodge could put anything they wanted to in it.

That being said, gimme a 6.5L/MDS/VVT/Manual transmission and watch me smile very big.
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ORIGINAL: Jeremiah 29:11

If the Viper is removed from production, this would not limit the perfomance of the Dodge CHallenger engine and Dodge could put anything they wanted to in it.

That being said, gimme a 6.5L/MDS/VVT/Manual transmission and watch me smile very big.
I hope they keep making the Viper - keeps the 'Vette's in their place. :O)
If they stop making the Viper for some reason, why stop at the 6.4/6.5? They stuffed the SRT10 motor in a pickup truck, why not the Challenger?
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I have a 2008 ordered, I hope I get it. I can't wait to put some air shocks on the rear and raise it up like we did in the 70's.
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I raised the rear on my old 1971 'Cuda with Gabriel Hijacker air shocks to install wider tires. It looked cool but it screwed up the handling. Do you want to mess up the handling on a new Challenger? [sm=badidea.gif]
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Default RE: Higher Horsepower & Torque for the 5.7L HEMI

i dont want any parts of a V10 challenger, and i dont think that dodge does either...unless the viper is scraped. it would cost a fortune to modify, much like the viper.

however, at 4200lbs, 380hp is sadly not going to be enough to outrun the 300hp mustang gt...there are guys with almost stock GTs in the high 12s, and the same goes for the srt8 sedans...the challenger will likely be a bit quicker than that with the manual trans and the 6.1, but seeing as how the 5.7L sedans are only in the low 14s to high 13s, the 380hp version may only be into the mid 13s, making it fairly easy prey for the mustang...[:@]
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