Dodge Challenger And Charger: How To Build And Modify 2006-present by Randy BoligDodge Challenger And Charger: How To Build And Modify 2006-present by Randy Bolig

Dodge Challenger And Charger: How To Build And Modify 2006-present

byRandy Bolig

Paperback | February 11, 2016

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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, formerMopar Muscleeditor 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.

magazine for 14 years, Bolig has guided the creation of a key magazine in the Mopar muscle car hobby. He has worked on and written about the current crop of Mopar muscle cars and now he has written a book on the subject. Currently, Bolig is writing for a variety of publications in variety of markets.
Title:Dodge Challenger And Charger: How To Build And Modify 2006-presentFormat:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.38 inPublished:February 11, 2016Publisher:CartechLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1613252153

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Table of Contents

About the Author 





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 


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 


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 


Built-In Durability 


Connecting Rods 

Crankshaft Dampener 

Harmonic Balancer 

Cylinder Heads 


Stroker Engines 



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 


Springs and Shocks 

Noise Isolation 


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 


Source Guide