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Dodge Magnum, Dodge Magnum SRT-8, Wagon
#1248 of 1963 Re: Real World Hemi MPG [tjf2000]
May 13, 2005 (11:40 pm)
At 1500 miles my mileage improves to 14-17 city 23-25 mpg highway and thats with good conditions..My Rt is AWD it may effect mileage some having the awd system .. I find my self driving with a light pedal in my magnum the cars is heavy and can make you feel like your doing 40 mph when your really doing 60 mph..
Watch your speed I noticed that right away the car is like my old 64Buick(dual qauds) it would coast for ever in nuetral...Its the weight and it feels good for a change to have a solid car underneith me like back in the 60s and 70s when cars where real ...
Ive warned you if you Drive it and youll buy it..
Nothing better than enjoying a ride to work and back than bounceing home in a truck ,I got rid of my SUV Ford explorer Eddie bauer 5 years a go for that same reason I hated the ride..Esspecially after a long day at work I dreded my ride home at times..Bought that subaru which was ok for a year and then forget it it was too small of a car shoulder to shoulder driving isnt my bag..
Serious ithe magnum rt is one great car and smooth,great looks and beats knocking around in a truck .......
Road noise isnt an issue at all its extremely quiet and well sealed ..
I just dump an noisey LL bean outback HR6 model for the dodge magnum as a work car and never have looked back .Its better on fuel than the subaru and roomier..The Ride blows the subaru out of the water..
They did their work on this wagon its a keeper in my garage I Drove 8 cars from Volvos to Audis,suv's you name it and the magnum won hands down and its my daily driver..
Find a 2005 and get a great year end deal Rt of coarse..
Load it up of find one on a lot they love to sell dealer stock cars..at a much better rate..
hack the msrp by 4-5k and ask them if theyll deal ..Walk out a few times theyll sell you car car sooner or later ..Dont bend though.
You wont regret it..The magnum has a 5 star crash rateing to boot..
The cars going to europe this year for the first time in 25 years,good for dodge.
They are really picky over there so they have done something right ..
My opinion the magnum is and will be the benchmark for many cars to come...
I love it and drive it more than my vette..
#1249 of 1963 srt8 mileage est LOL
May 13, 2005 (11:52 pm)
No way the wife would allow me to buy a car that gets 6-7 mpg city and 10 highway.Thats driving with a light foot too boot...Insane........
I laughed when I read the specs no way I could justify that type of car .No dragon wagon in my future 340 horses is enough ..Hell I buy a hummer before that .
I feel they will make a very small # of the srt 8 magnums.I heard only one year of production now the fuel issues have hit...
Its a dreamers car IMO.
With gas at 2.50 going to 3.00 a gallon they need to rethink that concept...
#1250 of 1963 AutoLamp for FREE on your mid/high Magnum!
May 14, 2005 (2:52 pm)
If you have the dual A/C you have AutoLamp (headlights come on at dusk or with the wipers).
Using small screwdriver simply remove the knob. Insert the screwdriver tip 180 degrees away from the white indicator and gently pry it off.
Inside you will find a slot from about 10 o'clock to 1:30 o'clock. At 2 o' clock you will see a black boss (detent)...leave this one alone. At 3 o'clock you will see another boss the same size. Using a dremel tool (with a tissue in the slot to prevent dust contamination of the insides) remove the second boss. Diagonal cutters will probably work too, but isn't pretty! Replace the knob by pushing it back on the "D" shaft.
Your switch will then rotate one position to the left of the "O" (off) position where the "A" (auto) sign is on the 300C switch. If you are really clever you can borrow one of the kids gel pens and make your own "A".
Unfortunately I didn't discover this until I blew $46 on the real switch...so if anyone needs an extra...
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Why the $^*# did DCX pay extra (adding the boss probably cost about $5,000 in tooling insert charges and duplicate inventory, etc.) to take away a freeby? This is not what I expect of a major player in the car market.
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I discovered this when I went back to do a permanent radar detector installation...had to take 1/2 the car apart to do it right.
bye and good luck
#1252 of 1963 Re: AutoLamp for FREE on your mid/high Magnum! [pushbutton]
May 14, 2005 (10:52 pm)
Interesting ill try it soon ,my bitch is there is no tail gate relase for inside the car or gas door lock .. .Maybe headlight wipers..or sprayers would be nice too......
auto wipers!!!! psi monitors..the list goes on.
I want then to do a great factory dash kit..and door pulls and arm rests.......
The latch or key pops the gate..
Its just strange not to have that simple of a feature or all windows down at once on the power windows ..
I do like the dual zone ac controls they work flawlessly.....
the ESP sytem and AWD are unreal and work in harmony fine with the tranny always smooth ..
Im tired of beating aroung in work vehicles etc this car rides like the old lincolns did .......
Thw wife always cold and Im always hot and the system works better than any Ive had in any car to date..Ive owned 35 cars .
The defrost is incrediable it clears the windshield in seconds..
I figure this is stuff they add in the next years to try to get return sales.Im talking about other items also like new head lights better exhaust .Interiors ...All and all I like pieceing it all together myself my dash kit is on order ........
I too am shocked they can put adjustable pedals in but no locking gas door..
I havent had to buy a locking gas cap in years....
#1253 of 1963 does anyone know where to get wood door pulls for the magnum
May 14, 2005 (10:56 pm)
I cant find much for the interiors of these car to date,im sure they will be making cool stuff soon enough however if anyone knows of and place that carrys interior items let me know please...Im looking at a great 70 piece wood dash kit its about 300.00 not bad.
I want wood door pulls and arm rest so not to discolor and dirt y console and center console arm rest...
The dash kit include the over head storeage in wood also look fantastic in the car ive seen pics..
The stainless is too much the wood looks awsome makes the car interior look very high end..Im stoked Im just hoping you guys may have some recommendations on dash kits etc...
I want to do this right .......
#1255 of 1963 MDS four cylinder mode active light would be nice
May 15, 2005 (8:13 am)
Does anyone know how you can tell when the Mag drops into 4 cylinder mode. How fast can you cruise on the freeway and have her drop to 4 active cylinders. A light o nthe dash that would come on when 4 cylinder are deactivated would be nice. My Mag rt does not have the fuel consumption display, which could probably tell you just by seeing your MPG's raise. Any ideas?
May 15, 2005 (10:09 am)
Just some info for other Magnum RT owners. If you have experienced any type of shudder, jerking, or shaking during acceleration, there is a serious problem with your transmission. There is a service bulletin for this. Where the dipstick meets the tranny, apparently fluid leaks out and water gets in. Their solution to this problem is to seal, flush and replace the filters for the transmission. This did not work for my car. It is now going back in for work with only 3400 miles on it. If you have not had this problem, atleast take your car in and get it the service bulletin work done on it. Hopefully you will not have a problem.
Other than that, I am extremely happy with my RT. I have had mine up to 130mph and the ride was SMOOTH! I will be adding the Borla exhaust soon. Anyone have a recomendation for air intake? I'm looking at the Volant or the AirRaid? The spelling may not be right on those, but you get the idea.
#1257 of 1963 Re: High speed stability [kowalski]
May 16, 2005 (4:45 am)
You doubt what? Got the best radar det on the market...valentine one.