Last post on Sep 28, 2008 at 10:38 PM
You are in the Dodge Charger
What is this discussion about?
Dodge Charger, Dodge Charger SRT-8, Sedan
#944 of 1087 Re: 2006 Dodge Charger R/T "Daytona" - Total Shock [xtec]
Jun 24, 2006 (4:29 pm)
Your 3.5L 24-valve V-6 is a completely different animal than my elephant wannabe. It is far more critically tuned, breathes better, and delivers more hp/litre than my motor (215 hp for your 3.5L V-6 vs 266 hp for my 5.7L V-8). Therefore, it would be natural that you would see better economy than I, especially when we consider that your final drive ratio is 3.15:1, rather than my 2.88:1. The lower (mechanically) ratio of your diff allows your engine to move your car with less load than mine, yet another fuel-saving feature I do not posses. Thanks for your input.
#945 of 1087 Re: 2006 Dodge Charger R/T "Daytona" - Total Shock [used2bfast]
Jun 24, 2006 (9:24 pm)
Used2bfast-Did you take your car to have its hp measured with a Dyno?
It sure lost a lot of hp at the rear wheels, why?
Normally you lose 15% which would be 340x0.85=289hp and for the V6 it would be 250x0.85=213hp, correct?
Also, I am pretty sure that a car with a ratio of 3.15:1 will consume more gas than a car with a 2.88:1.
I could be wrong but that was what I had read a few years ago.
#946 of 1087 Re: 2006 Dodge Charger R/T "Daytona" - Total Shock [batista]
Jun 25, 2006 (3:40 pm)
batista is right on this one.The 2:88 gear is better for fuel mileage.Plus you have to look at the car power to weight ratio.All said the Daytona should get near the 17mpg for city unless your hammering it all the time.
#947 of 1087 Re: Help a prospective buyer.... [xtec]
Jun 26, 2006 (8:37 am)
I also use mid-grade, with the 3.5L. I guess I am a bit of a led-foot. I think the So. Cal. freeway traffic I also experience daily, negates any freeway miles I get.
Going for Dual Cat-Back next week, although I havent decided whether to go to the dealer, or somewhere else...
#948 of 1087 Upcoming Charger Bargains?.............
Jun 26, 2006 (11:11 am)
A Dallas based radio talk show on the auto industry reported last Saturday that in 2 weeks Chrysler will start a new "employee discount" sales promotion on virtually all Chrysler products! The commentator specifically said it DOES include the Chrysler 300 series, so one would assume it will apply to the Charger as well.
I've been debating when to purchase a new R/T, so I'm certainly going to check it out in a couple weeks myself.
#949 of 1087 Re: Help a prospective buyer.... [steir]
Jun 27, 2006 (5:54 pm)
Have 06 R/T with 15,xxx miles. Just got back from 2500 mile round trip from Missouri to Florida. averaged 24 MPG including a little city driving in Cocoa Beach. We both have a lead foot and a radar detector so we didn't baby it.
The car is great except for the cruise control location and the fact that I hit the parking brake with my foot. One tire has gone out of round according to the dealer so he rotated it to the rear, but I can still feel a vibration. Probably need a new tire.
Jun 30, 2006 (9:24 am)
A national personal finance magazine is looking to interview consumers who own a car which has cylinder deactivation technology and is happy/unhappy with the fuel mileage it receives. Please send an e-mail to ctalatiedmunds.com no later than Monday, July 3, 2006 by 2:00 PM PST/5:00 EST containing your daytime contact information and what car you own.