Dodge Challenger Exhaust Upgrades

The Dodge Challenger began its quick reign of power in the early 70’s and had a four year run and then was put on hold for another four years that was followed up by five more years and then, gone. Until the third generation challenger emerged with full force in 2008. The debut of this long lost beast was Feb. 6, 2008. And yes it does come with a Hemi. Dodge/Chrysler did not hold back when recreating this animal. The first third year generation model was an SRT8 6.1 L Hemi V8 which came in the Hemi orange. The 2010 models will not be available in the Hemi orange but will be introducing the Plum Crazy and the Detonator Yellow. Regardless of what model you choose they all can be pushed to an even higher limit than Chrysler/Dodge had originally planned. One of the most popular upgrades whether you are a car enthusiast or not are Dodge Challenger Performance Exhaust systems.

MBRP exhaust systems have been a leader in the industry for over fifteen years. MBRP has designed an exhaust to system to bring out the full potential of the Dodge Challenger. The MBRP Dodge Challenger line of exhausts covers all of the third generation models. They come ready to push power for both the dual exhaust V8 Challengers and the single exhaust V6 Challengers. The horse power gains that can be expected from the innovation of MBRP are between 20 to 30 extra horses, depending on the engine size. They come with two types of stainless steel, the T-304 and the T-409. Also they will increase torque by about 24 ft/lbs. All of the MBRP Dodge Challenger exhaust system products come with a limited lifetime warranty against defects. And if anyone cares you will be rewarded with conservative driving by increasing the gas mileage by 1-3 miles per gallon.

Next on the list of exhaust products is the line from Magnaflow. Magnaflow has over 25 years of experience in adding a little extra to the exhaust industry. Does anyone remember “Grave Digger”? As a child “Grave Digger” was my favorite monster truck. Magnaflow was affiliated with the driver Dennis Anderson who drove the infamous monster truck. Where performance mattered most, for life and a career, Magnaflow has and will continue to be put to the test. They have since moved on to a much bigger world trying to take on most car and truck models. These systems will give a Dodge Challenger a more aggressive sound that we all love. They will also improve gas mileage, horsepower and torque. A price cannot be put on the beauty that this system will bring to the already beautiful Dodge Challenger.

The third and final line of exhausts that we will touch on is the Corsa Exhaust systems. Corsa started with the rival Corvette in 1998, and ventured off to create what is now another one of the leaders in the Performance Exhaust realm. Corsa has one of the most advanced exhaust systems in the world. They are tailored to deliver exactly what the Dodge Challenger needs to outperform the competition. They were designed to maximize horsepower, eliminate drone while cruising and the sound that it will create will be the voice to fit the personality of the Dodge Challenger.

There are many other exhaust systems available on the market but for time we could only touch on a couple. They were not put in any specific order and they will all increase the performance of any Dodge Challenger. Drive hard and have fun doing it!

2016 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat – American Muscle Car

The Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is a version of the 2015 Dodge Challenger with a supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI engine rated at 707 hp (527 kW) and 650 lb ft (881 Nm) of torque. Dodge left the power trains untouched new for the Dodge challenger hellcat. Hellcat challenger 2016 is a main salvo in the Horsepower Wars, which offering classic muscle car metal and seriously awesome engines. This engine is also available in the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat. The inner driving light on the left front has been removed to allow air to get into the engine resulting in more torque, and the wheel wells are different from the standard SRT to accommodate the 20-inch aluminum wheels. This is a very difficult car to launch on a sticky drag strip.

Two types of fobs used in 2016 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

The 2016 hellcat charger will come equipped with two separate key fobs; use of the “black” fob will limit engine output to 500 horsepower, while the “red” fob will enable the full output capability.

2016 dodge challenger configurations And Acceleration:

The aptly named Hellcat has a supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 good for 707 hp and 650 lb-ft, with either a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic. The automatic is faster, hitting 60 mph in 3.6 seconds, while the manual is more fun and still quick doing 0-60 in 3.9 seconds. The Hellcat has a quarter mile time of 10.85 seconds; this was accomplished with street legal drag tires. On stock tires the Hellcat was able to achieve 11.2 seconds @ 125 mph on the quarter mile. The Challenger SRT Hellcat can accelerate from 0-60 in 3.6 seconds and can brake from 60-0 in 109.0ft. Top speed is 199mph to 202mph. The Challenger Hellcat has a lateral acceleration of 0.94g.

Let’s talk about acceleration, if you tickle the throttle just right, the Dodge Challenger Hellcat delivers seriously awesome acceleration, which is much quicker than can be achieved with its built-in launch control feature. 0 to 60 mph happens in 3.6 seconds, 100 mph comes up in 7.8 seconds, and the quarter-mile is covered in 11.7 seconds at 126 mph, with the challenger hellcat’s massive supercharger whining like a hive of angry bees the entire time. Although standing start acceleration runs in the Hellcat are breath-taking. Top gear acceleration from 30 to 50 mph and from 50 to 70 mph happens in 1.8 and 2.3 seconds. The big coupe squats back, the transmission quickly kicks down to a lower gear, and the car rockets forward, its rear tires slipping and fighting to maintain contact with the road.

Dodge Challenger Hellcat Engine:

A tamer Hellcat challenger experience can be found within the “SRT Performance Pages” of the car’s standard 8.4-inch connect touch screen infotainment system. Here, car owners can adjust the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat’s dampers, traction control, shifting, and horsepower settings. The latter function offers options to keep the stable doors open and let all 707 horsepower run free or to corral 207 of those ponies. The same settings can be accessed by swapping between the Hellcat’s red and black proximity keys-the former defaults to the high-horsepower mode and the latter to the less-powerful option. Either way, the Hellcat remains a handful.

The engine horsepower may leave the impression that 2016 hellcat charger has created a one trick pony car, all about epic straight-line pulls, the two-door proves to be a decent partner on winding roads, so long as you keep the pace a few notches below fullout. You’d not expect so, seeing that the 6.2’s iron block contributes to putting nearly 57 percent of the Hellcat’s 4493 pound curb weight on its front wheels. But the Challenger Hellcat’s well-sorted suspension and quick, relatively talkative steering rack keep you in control during cornering. Both the suspension and steering can be adjusted among Street, Sport, and Track settings within the SRT Hellcat Performance Pages to suit conditions and your driving style.

Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat specs And Interior:

Now let’s come into the car and talk about the interior, comfortable seats, a modern infotainment system, and a decent ride quality make for an agreeable day-to-day partner. Tall drivers should avoid the $995 sunroof option, as it robs too much headroom. For the record, this SRT Hellcat weighed five pounds more than the 2015 automatic car without the sunroof. Save that money to feed the car a steady diet of premium fuel. In our hands, the Hellcat sucked down a gallon every 13 miles. The EPA rates this automatic-transmission version at 13 mpg in the city, 22 on the highway. With the standard six-speed manual, the highway rating drops to 21 mpg.

Dodge Challenger Hellcat Price:

Dodge increased $5200 to the automatic Challenger Hellcat’s base price for 2016 (and $4300 for the stick-shift car), more or less keeping for itself the extra profit that dealers had been adding to the price on 2015 models, which some buyers were willing to pay for the honor of being a Hellcat early adopter. Offsetting the sticker price bump, the 2016 car comes with a standard navigation system and can be equipped with full leather seats at no cost, two popular items that combined to add $2490 to 2015 editions. This new SRT Hellcat also brings additional functions to the U-connect infotainment system, including drag and drop customization of the menu bar. The final price is $70,775 with the automatic transmission, sunroof, and summer tires.