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You are in the Chrysler 300M
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Chrysler 300M, Sedan
#13735 of 26385 Michelin MXM4 Pilots
Feb 05, 2002 (5:29 pm)
My 300M is a 2001 with PHG & the Michelin MXM4's. Although they are M/S rated, they are NOT the equal of some other all-season radials on snow. My Father's similar LHS with the Goodyear LS's (with 36K trouble-free miles!) is MUCH better on the same snowy roads. Don't get me wrong, the MXM4's are a fine all-around tire and will easily out handle the Goodyear LS's on dry pavement, but cannot keep up with them on the snow. (BTW- The Chrysler video which came with my 300M cautions to expect less traction on wet/snow with the PHG tires- which I believe have always been Michelin Pilots).
Feb 05, 2002 (5:29 pm)
Sounds like you have one fine dealer there. The dealers in my area said no way.
Feb 05, 2002 (5:31 pm)
Put the emblem on the wood trim in front of the passanger seat. That is what I did. It looks great. I used the emblem like on the front fenders.
Feb 05, 2002 (5:32 pm)
It is not posted yet (chrome shifter). It could take awhile
Feb 05, 2002 (5:37 pm)
Demand a $200 refundable deposit on the Meet. They get there money back when they show up (great incentive). What is going to be the deal about the Non-members showing up? I could try to bring a deligation from AZ, if you can promse that it will be at least 60 there (We Arizones don't want to freeze), yes 60 is freezing for us.
Feb 05, 2002 (5:39 pm)
Yes our top union guys did get to see the new cars , They were very impressed by what they saw.Some of the comments made were about the styling , and options that will be available. One thing, were did you find out about them viewing the cars??? You have inside contacts?
#13741 of 26385 SDMike - 300michael - kosh 2258
Feb 05, 2002 (6:07 pm)
SDMike- No, it's never slow at the office; I'm just prioritizing my time and my M and this forum are PRIORITY. There is no doubt that the aircharger increases power especially at midrange RPM. I too have done some downshift passing and Francesca thinks she is flying!
300michael- Yea, I agree, it looks great on the trim. I'm using some double sided tape and playing with various locations. I'll make it permanent once I decide; decisions... decisions!
kosh_2258- You mean you've never driven with your hair on fire? The idea is to get to water before you're completely bald!LOL Of course, if you're already bald you can't play! JK
Feb 05, 2002 (6:11 pm)
She's really not all that interesting at a car show. The past 2 times we've gone, she just walks around and looks at a few cars but doesn't pay much attention. She won't even sit in very many, let alone talk to anyone. If anyone did, it'd be me, as I almost got in a conversation with a Chrysler rep., as it had just been a month after the M started having "problems". I'm about the only one who takes interest in these kind of things.
So, anyone going to be at the Baltimore Auto Show this weekend? I think Av's the only one who lives near, but no one's heard from him in quite a while. Even the pics site he had up, no longer exists. Wonder where he went?
Feb 05, 2002 (6:16 pm)
the fact that the air charger has no plenum: would that affect an oily buildup in the air hose just under where the small recirculating hose enters the main hose-could this residue eventually buildup where it would enter the throttle body and engine and cause trouble---
Scotian ,: what exactly is that small hole on one of your pics for--and exactly where is it located--did you drill that yourself---
Suggestion: I hear its a good idea to rotate the cone filter after several thousand miles to prevent clogging in favored areas
Also: can that throttle body screw be accessed with an ordinary screwdriver or is just special tool required.
wonder how much more efficient aircharger is as compared to a regular standard K&N filter that would fit in the airbox--
#13744 of 26385 easyrider - aircharger
Feb 05, 2002 (6:47 pm)
Actually, if you had a very short screwdriver you could likely get at it ok. I think you could also get it with a small ratchet. The problem is that it sits about an inch or so under the window cowling, about an inch from the edge too. Also, I think this will be significantly more efficient. The stock airboxes have chambers, change diameter, and have ribbed tubing in one of the boxes. It also only draws air through the 3 inch intake hole in the side of the engine bay. Under the new setup you get about 50% filter surface area, pull air through both the stock air hole AND venting in the wheel well, and have a smooth, unrestrictred pipe to the throttle body. Not sure about your residue question. I'll take it apart in about 1,000 miles and see if there's anything in there.