Dodge Challenger and Charger: How to Build And Modify 2006+


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The new Dodge Charger, Challenger, and other LX-platform cars bring modern V-8 performance to unparalleled heights, and the new Challenger and Charger Hellcats are the most powerful American production cars today. The outrageous performance and audacious styling has earned a large and dedicated following. However, you can tune and modify the Chrysler 300, Dodge Magnum, Charger, and Challenger for more performance, and for many owners, fast is not fast enough. In the pursuit of a higher-performing LX-platform car, former Mopar Muscle editor Randy Bolig has created this book to show you how to extract ultimate performance from these cars.

Chrysler has built more than one million Chargers, Challengers, and other full-size-platform cars starting with the Dodge Magnum and Chrysler 300. These cars offer competent handling, braking, and suspension performance, but they can be made much better through a set of targeted upgrades using better aftermarket equipment. Bolig gives you a comprehensive guide to the cars and engines. He details the features, benefits, and drawbacks of each package or set of upgrades, so you select the best modification for your car, application, and budget. He also covers basic to extreme modifications for the R/T and SRT8 models with the 5.7-, 6.1-, and 6.4-liter Hemi engines. Guidance for installing heads, rotating assemblies, ignition upgrades, higher-performance injectors, and many other parts are provided. But, this book doesn’t just discuss performance; it shows you how to do it with comprehensive, step-by-step product installs for a cat-back exhaust system, hand-held ignition tuner, cold-air intake, and supercharger.

If you have been searching for the best performance package to make your Charger, Challenger, or full-size Chrysler car stand out from the crowd, you need this book. It has the latest information, so you can learn how to install all the products and get your car back out on the road.


Pages: 176
Size: 8.5 X 11 (inches)
Format: Paperback
Illustrations: 401 color
Publisher: CarTech
ISBN: 9781613252154
Product Code: SA340


Chapter 1

  • Choose Your Ride
  • Dodge Charger 2006–2010
  • Dodge Charger 2011–2014
  • Dodge Challenger 2008–2014
  • Chrysler 300 2005–2014
  • Dodge Magnum 2005–2008

Chapter 2:

  • Basic Engine Identification
  • 5.7-Liter Hemi 2003–2008
  • 5.7-Liter Hemi 2009–2014
  • 6.1-Liter Hemi 2005–2010
  • 6.4-Liter Hemi (392) 2011–2014
  • Engine Accessories
  • Intake Manifolds
  • Transmissions
  • Rear Ends
  • Hemi Engine Technology
  • Variable Camshaft Timing

Chapter 3:

  • Bolt-On Performance
  • Programmable Tuners
  • Custom Tuning
  • Project: DiabloSport I-1000 Installation
  • Cold-Air Intakes
  • Project: Cold-Air Kit Installation
  • Headers
  • Stock Exhaust System
  • Performance Exhaust Systems
  • Performance System Types
  • Project: TTi Full Exhaust Installation
  • Nitrous Oxide
  • Throttle Body
  • Clutch Assembly
  • Project: Ram Clutches Performance Clutch Installation

Chapter 4:

  • Modifying Your Engine
  • Supercharger and Turbocharger Design
  • Project: ProCharger Supercharger Installation
  • Fuel Selection
  • Intercooler
  • Built-In Durability
  • Pistons
  • Connecting Rods
  • Crankshaft Dampener
  • Harmonic Balancer
  • Cylinder Heads
  • Camshaft
  • Stroker Engines
  • Valvetrain

Chapter 5:

  • Custom-Built Engine Packages
  • Buy or Rebuild
  • Cost Considerations
  • Quality and Reliability Factors

Chapter 6:

  • Suspension, Brakes and Chassis
  • Front Suspension
  • Rear Suspension
  • Tires
  • Springs and Shocks
  • Noise Isolation
  • Step-Out
  • Bushing Basics
  • Frame Details
  • Project: Hotchkis Suspension Installation
  • Racing Considerations
  • Strut Bracing
  • Body Bridging
  • Roll Bar or Roll Cage
  • Suspension Upgrades
  • Aftermarket Brake Upgrades
  • Performance Brake Kits
  • Wheel Alignment