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Dodge Charger, Dodge Charger SRT-8, Performance Mods, Sedan
#35 of 74 Re: CAT BACK has landed... [discgolfer99]
Jul 26, 2006 (4:41 pm)
Disc-Have you come up with any numbers on your MPGs since you added the dual exhaust?Right now I'm getting between 19.8 and 20 in the city and don't want to mess that up.
Thanks for your help with this.
#36 of 74 Re: CAT BACK has landed... [xtec]
Jul 27, 2006 (9:31 am)
I was just logging in to report...
If you are looking for or expecting "ROI" (Return On Investment) from this endevour, I wouldn't do it. The milage has improved 1 to 1.5 miles per gallon. That's maybe a savings of 1 gallon per tank (for me 1 tank per week), at about $3.25 per gallon, thats about $170 per year savings. It will take about 3 years to reach payback point. Actually, on second thought, that is not so bad, since I do plan on keeping it for at least 3 years.
I still would mention again how awesume it SOUNDS, and the increased HP is "very noticable". I am very pleased with the outcome.
I ordered a K&N Air Filter on Monday which I should get today. I'll see if that makes any noticable difference...
CHARGE ON !!!
#37 of 74 Re: CAT BACK has landed... [discgolfer99]
Jul 27, 2006 (11:15 am)
Disc-Thanks for the report.If it will give me better performance and MPGs,it doesn't sound bad.I will do more thinking on it.I plan on keeping my Charger for 4yrs.I put A K&N on mine and I lost power and 2mpgs with it.I sent it back to K&N and put back my stock filter,and now its back to normal.On the stock filter it says high flow on it so I think it out performed the K&N.Maybe with the dual exhaust,
it will work better,you just have to wait and see what happens.Thanks
#38 of 74 Re: CAT BACK has landed... [discgolfer99]
Aug 10, 2006 (12:51 pm)
Disc- Thanks to you and losski the cat back has landed for me.I gave it some thought and went for it.It looks awesome
and sounds good.I paid $385+tax and my dealer installed it for $79.I thought it was a great deal so I didn't feel bad.
I noticed on top of the chrome tip it says Borla.Those are one of the best systems around.It also gave some specs for the system.It says there is a 10hp gain 6ft.lbs of torque
and 255cfm more exhaust flow.Thats pretty good.Borla wanted
849.99 for their exhaust so I say we made out nicely.
#39 of 74 Re: CAT BACK has landed... [xtec]
Aug 11, 2006 (9:25 am)
xtec, congrats on your move. I'm sure you will remain very pleased with your purchase. I still crack a smile when I step on the gas and hear the roar. You got a great price all the way around. I paid $425 for the unit, and just over a hundred for the install, although the dealer in my area wanted about $200 for the installation. Sounds like you have a reputable dealer.
Any other mods to your charger? I got the dual exhaust, tinted windows, K&N air filter, and I removed the "3.5L HO" symbols off the sides of the car. I got the K&N after the exhaust, and I did not notice any difference with it.
Charge On !!
#40 of 74 Re: CAT BACK has landed... [discgolfer99]
Aug 11, 2006 (10:54 am)
Disc- I have the tinted windows ,alarm system,now the duals,and the one thing that made a big differance in looks is the SRT spoiler.Plus mine came with the 18inch R/T wheels.The dealer I go to has been very good to me and I
have been going there for about ten years.I got the exhaust price cheaper because I got the mechanics discount,And I convinced my service adviser to install the exhaust for 50hr rate.As I said before I tried the K&N and was not happy with it.It seem to kill my power and lost MPGs with the K&N.
#41 of 74 Extremly pleased, Better than expected, Highly recommended
Jun 30, 2006 (4:02 pm)
I am EXTREMLY pleased wih the dual exhaust. It sounds totally awesome. It looks great. And best of all, my car no longer hesitates when stepping on the gas. I don't have any data (numbers) on the actual improvements, but the car is extremly more responsive now. (Sorry for using extremly twice).
I HIGHLY recommend it, if you are on the fence. It exceeded all my expectations...
#42 of 74 Custom Exhaust for Charger R/T?
Sep 21, 2006 (12:30 pm)
What's the deal on the Mopar cat back exhaust? Is it made for the Hemi engine? How much louder does it make the car?
I went by the muffler shop that put duals on my 300M yesterday to see what we could do to the Charger and found that they are out of business. I'd like the Charger to "talk" to me a little more, but I don't want to wake the neighbors if I leave early some morning.
#43 of 74 Re: Custom Exhaust for Charger R/T? [lflowers]
Sep 23, 2006 (2:08 pm)
I would recommend Zoomers Exhaust. Expensive but well worth it. They dont have the drone that most other catbacks have and have the perfect blend of sound. They also give a boost in horse power and a slight increase in MPG. Go to zoomersexhaust.com or read about zoomers versus Borla, Mopar and others at the Charger enthusiast site Chargerforums.com.
#44 of 74 Re: Custom Exhaust for Charger R/T? [lflowers]
Sep 25, 2006 (4:38 pm)
I have the Mopar cat back on my SXT.It sounds great and it won't wake up your neighbors.The Mopar(Borla) exhaust gives you the closest to OEM .Borla has been working with Mopar for 28 years,so I would say they know Mopars the best.The
Mopar cat-back will give you 10 more horses and more MPGs.
My Mpg went up about 1.3 plus the extra power.There are some people on this forum with the mopar cat-back that are happy with their system.Good Luck