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While you are considering adding a complete turbocharger kit or super charger to your vehicle engine can be an extremely good idea. This will be helpful in generating more and additional horsepower. As compared to any turbo charging kit, a supercharger is normally less expensive and also convenient to install. A supercharger is automatically driven compressor that is useful in delivering pressurized air to the vehicle induction chamber.
Dodge is an automobile brand which ranges from pickups, sport utility vehicles, minivans, and various other kinds of automobiles. This brand is marketed and produced in USA. There are numerous names that come under this name such as the sprinter van, Durango and nitro which are the SUVs, ram and Dakota are the pickups; viper, challenger, grand caravan, journey, avenger, and caliber are all passenger cars. In short, this brand has produced cars for all purposes and varying roles.
All the vehicles that come under Dodge brand have similar horsepower and fuel efficiency. However, if you are considering upgrading then certainly you can enjoy enhanced horsepower and performance by applying a supercharger kit.
The supercharger kit is useful in increasing the speed and amount of air movement within the engine with the help of it customized fan blades that spin faster than any others do. More and more air is being forced into the engine which increases the air volume ultimately releasing more power and energy.
You can get a supercharger of your choice now and then start having stunning rides with your friends and family. Read the rest of this entry »
A very hot topic & popular question is what changes 2011 will bring to the Dodge Challenger. For the most part the styling of the car will be the same save for a few cosmetic changes:
New Front Fascia (lower grill area is flipped upside down)
New Door Handles
Dual rear Exhaust (all models)
Redesigned front air dam (SRT)
Dodge will offer the Challenger in the same three existing trim levels that are available today(SE, RT, SRT). The new SE Challengers will come equipped with the Pentastar V6 engine which will push 300 horsepower and 290 lb-ft of torque (existing SE Challengers are at 250 hp & 250 TQ). The SRT8 Challengers will get the new 6.4L (392 cubic inch) V8 which will push an estimated 480 horsepower & 470 lb-ft of torque. Estimated MPG for the SRT8 is 13 city & 24 highway. The SRT8 will have the option of either the 6 speed TREMEC transmission or the 5 speed W5A580 automatic with AutoStick & MDS.
Some of the colors that are rumored to be available:
Dark Charcoal Pearl
Mango Tango Pearl
Redline 3 Pearl
Green with Envy
Inferno Red Crystal Pearl Coat
On the 2011 Challenger with the SE or RT trim the steering will be Electric instead of the usual Hydraulic steering (SRT gets to keep it). According to allpar the electric steering cuts down on the number of moving parts, eliminates fuel leeks, and allows for easier integration of start/stop and hybrid systems. Read the rest of this entry »
How do you get men interested in a family hauler such as a minivan? You come up with a gratuitous marketing campaign based on a sport model designed for NASCAR dads and off-road guys. That is exactly what Chrysler is doing with its redesigned 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan, by releasing an R/T model for the guys.
First some background information. The Dodge minivan was introduced for the 1984 model year with the current extended wheelbase Grand Caravan showing up in 1987. Initially, Dodge and Plymouth models were developed with Chrysler getting its own minivan in 1990.
Chrysler has been credited with starting the minivan movement and when the two remaining models are combined (Plymouth was discontinued in 2001), these models still manage to outsell the competition. Yet, appealing to guys has not been its strong suit, something the Dodge Grand Caravan R/T aims to change.
The Grand Caravan R/T we’ll see is not much different from the concept minivan shown at auto shows. This model won’t even have a different engine or transmission, but with the new 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 under the hood paired with its six-speed automatic transmission, Dodge hopes that its 283 horsepower rating and 260 pound-feet of torque will have you thinking you’re behind the wheel of a Charger, Avenger or Challenger. Go ahead – pretend you’re driving a Viper although that sort of mind stretch may mean that you’re delusional!
What the Grand Caravan R/T boils down to is one thing: looks. Those “looks” go beyond the shared refreshed grill, fog lamps, curved wheel wells and body paint found in other trim levels of the Dodge Grand Caravan. Larger sport wheels and a body kit treatment to the nose are among the distinguishing exterior features. Inside, its black and grey interior gets some eye candy stitching across the seats and on the steering wheel. All editions of the Dodge get the same retuned suspension. Combined, Dodge hopes that these changes will get men to say “I want one” when most likely they’ll be having to buy one for the family anyway.
Building a man van goes with the territory whereby Chrysler has separated its Dodge vehicles from its Ram trucks into two distinct brands. “Ram tough” describes the trucks while Dodge is now the performance division for the automaker. That means every model sold must have macho appeal from the compact Caliber on up. Read the rest of this entry »