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Dodge Magnum, Dodge Magnum SRT-8, Wagon
Mar 31, 2009 (1:20 am)
Good morning Donnak1, wow, a teenage son that likes to do jack rabbit starts. Are you talking quick acceleration or are we talking tire smoking, wheel spinning take offs. A little moderation never hurts anything, but too much could lead to pre-mature break downs not to mention bad driving habits and later on, traffic tickets. I have Dodge Magnum R/T 2005, never had the need for jack rabbit starts, but on the open highway, now that's a different story., I believe the R/Ts are meant to run
#1869 of 1963 Why smoke the tires?
Mar 31, 2009 (3:43 am)
My '05 Magnum R/T AWD doesn't do jack rabbit starts. It just goes like a rocket from a standstill. Can't smoke the tires with AWD and don't want to. It surprises the heck out folks to see a big, heavy wagon move like a Vette.
#1870 of 1963 Re: 2005 Magnum [magnumbeliever]
Mar 31, 2009 (9:10 am)
I haven't been with him when he does this, but notice that some of the things in the trunk area are moved quite a bit from their original starting place!!!! I stomped on it on the entrance ramp on the way to get his license, and he said...boy this car sally's up....apparently that is a new term meaning it get's up and goes type of thing!!! He had a big smile on his face, which scared me!!!! Now he is interested in a GTO, with an 8.....NOT.....even tho I had a 66 olds 442 rag top for my first car back in 66 !!! He throws that in my face. I try to explain to him that times were different back then and my parents didn't realize what size engine the car had when they purchased it. Ah, the joys of having a teenager!!!
#1871 of 1963 Love those Magnums
Apr 12, 2009 (11:29 pm)
I've owned mine since 2005 and still love it and would never let it go. I have currently after so long begun modifying it. 20" wheels, custom grille, audio...
It's like having a new car again!
#1872 of 1963 A/C Cutting Out
May 27, 2009 (8:47 am)
I have a 2005 R/T AWD with 75,000 miles. Two weeks ago on a long I90 drive to Boston my A/C stopped pumping cold air for 2 hours. It was in the 80's, so it got uncomfortable. After stopping for lunch the A/C worked again. I had this happen twice before back in 2006 or 2007. The Dodge service manager thinks there's some sort of valve that freezes up and causes the A/C to stop working. Anybody had a similar experience?
#1873 of 1963 dodge ram 1500 V6 3.9
May 27, 2009 (4:32 pm)
i want to buy a dodge ram 1500 magnum 3.9 V6 the year 97-98 does anyone know of any issues with this truck
#1874 of 1963 Re: dodge ram 1500 V6 3.9 [alf54]
by KCRam@Edmunds HOST
May 27, 2009 (6:51 pm)
You will get a better response posting in the Dodge Ram Group. This area is for the Dodge Magnum wagon... easy mistake to make when they used to nickname the engines that way.
kcram - Pickups/Wagons Host
#1875 of 1963 Re: 2005 Magnum [donnak1]
Jul 13, 2009 (10:35 am)
Bought my 2005 R/T in Oct. '04. Currently at 23,000 miles and have not had any issues. Just recently added 20" chrome wheels, cold air intake and a Flowmaster exhaust. The car looks, runs and sounds much better. My next move is to dress up the bland dash. I'll install a wood grain dash kit as soon as I can decide which type will look best. Love the car and plan on keeping it for a long time to come.
Jul 13, 2009 (4:00 pm)
Hello donnak1. I too own a Dodge Magnum, 2005, R/T hemi. I bought it used with 15,000 mile on it a little over a year ago. I like your modifications; 20" wheels, cold air intake and a set of flowmaster exhaust system.
I went a little different; I kept the stock wheels, I like the smooth ride. I did add the K&N cold air injection system. Had to get use to the deep sound of air rushing into the system when I throttle hard on it and I also add a chip by JET. I am looking next year to adding some headers and a newer meaner exhaust set-up. Good luck with your
#1877 of 1963 Cargo hauling
Nov 21, 2009 (3:55 pm)
Does the front passenger seat fold forward and have a hard backside for hauling long objects? Anyone have the 3.5 V6 and can share how problematic the engine has or hasnt been?