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Dodge Challenger, Coupe
#443 of 526 2008 dodge challenger
Oct 02, 2007 (2:14 pm)
Identical, that tire and fender confirguration is thick. Old challenger was sleek in front. Will that front lift at all when you take off? Or is the suspension maxxed already with 20's on it. The look is sort of that low ride, cruiser look you see in the custom mags. Maybe it will look different in person. Gotta see where they positioned the driver, and all that stuff. Before I concur either way. It's a new era, new things.
#444 of 526 Re: 2008 dodge challenger [banet]
Oct 03, 2007 (3:43 am)
I doubt you will see those 20 inch tire/wheel's on the front, or possibly even the rear! In the video I seen, the Factory Reps were adamant about any hard turns, aggressive acceleration, and use caution over over Speed Bumps or Pot Holes! That configuration just will not work the way the body sits on the frame, in relation to the tire/wheel size and placement! They will hit the body and the frame even with the slightest of turns, bumps and acceleration! I believe they were even told not to go over 20 to 30 mph due to tire rub! So Chrysler will have to do something about that configuration! I agree it is wider then the older version, but feel this is to help the handling and stability of the vehicle! I do believe that all the differences we see in this New Challenger are the result of all these years of refinement in the handling of all vehicles on the road today! They are all safer to drive, especially at highway speeds due to the newer configurations! This is only my opinion on the new Challenger and I am not trying to argue the fact that there is a huge difference between old and new when sitting side by side! But safety has always been the deciding factor in building all new cars, from the smallest to the largest of vehicles today. Maybe this don't always work the way they are supposed to, but we have to give credit where it is due, and in safety the factories have done an awful lot to keep us all alive, even the most aggressive of drivers! I guess just my being able to Post or even use a computer is testament to that! PS: Thanx "MOPAR_Rick", I watched the Race but missed that commercial, DARN!!!
#445 of 526 Re: 2008 dodge challenger [C2456Ron]
Oct 03, 2007 (5:20 am)
I doubt you will see those 20 inch tire/wheel's on the front, or possibly even the rear! In the video I seen, the Factory Reps were adamant about any hard turns, aggressive acceleration, and use caution over over Speed Bumps or Pot Holes! That configuration just will not work the way the body sits on the frame, in relation to the tire/wheel size and placement! They will hit the body and the frame even with the slightest of turns, bumps and acceleration! I believe they were even told not to go over 20 to 30 mph due to tire rub! So Chrysler will have to do something about that configuration!
That Challenger is a SHOW CAR, used to see what car buyers think about it. Only after the positive reviews, did the Challenger program get approved. That's when all the final decisions and engineering get done.
#446 of 526 Re: 2008 dodge challenger
Oct 09, 2007 (2:54 am)
I've been looking for info on the new Challenger but I don't find anything at dodge.ca
I ultimately want to find out how to get on a waiting list for one!
#447 of 526 Re: 2008 dodge challenger [gphilp]
Oct 09, 2007 (4:09 am)
Saw this in the paper.
"Dodge Challenger No. 1 will be auctioned at the 37th annual Barret-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Scottsdale, Ariz. on Jan. 12-20, 2008......"
"Dodge Challenger No. 2....... through a private auction for Dodge dealers that begins on Sept. 26."
"In addition to the No.1 and No.2 Challengers, Chrysler will auction off a third Dodge Challenger through eBay.com early next year."
Got deep pockets?
#448 of 526 Re: 2008 dodge challenger [m6vx]
Oct 11, 2007 (5:15 am)
Hi, so where can you get on the waiting list for the new Challenger?
And does anyone have any pics of what the car looks like? We've all seen the concept car but what's the actual car like?
Oct 11, 2007 (8:26 am)
There are numerous waiting lists out there. You have to go to your dealership. I've been on 5 lists since last year. Two dealerships actually are taking deposits to put orders in. You have to check in your area. The pictures are all over the net and the production version is supposed to be very close to the concept car.
#450 of 526 Sema Cuda Shaker Hood scoop
Nov 01, 2007 (7:52 am)
This Sema shaker scoop on the Chrysler concept was made for the new Chargers and Magnums by Danko Reproductions Inc (Danko Direct) and is sold on Ebay
#451 of 526 Re: 2008 dodge challenger [gphilp]
Nov 05, 2007 (1:46 pm)
The production model hasn't been released yet... we still have 92 more days until the unveiling of it!! I can't wait... I am really impressed with the Challenger. I especially love how they blended the 1970's retro model with modern details to keep it 21st century.
#452 of 526 Looks like I will still be waiting!
Nov 28, 2007 (11:22 am)
In the 70S I had both Cudas and Challengers. I really loved them, wish I had kept at least one! Since I heard that they were going to build the Challenger again, I've been waiting very patiently. Now that its coming into being real, I really got excited then I heard all the new rumors that its only going to be only in Orange and that the 352 engine is all the bigger the Hemi is going to be**** I guess I will tell my Dealer to cancel my order and wait another year..I for one, if I cant have a 426 or at least a 392 I dont want any!! As far as the Transmission goes If the car was geared right the 727 Auto would run with the 4 speed any day. But to each his own..I ran in the 10s in the 70s, why would I wan a car to run in the mid 11s now?