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I was out on deliveries today and on a long run an monumental idea hit me.... lmao!!

well, any way here it goes.

Why didn't they make the SE with a V-8 option? Now I know what you are going to say here. Hemi?


NO!!. just a small V-8 option here. Kinda like a 318. I mean when I had bought my 05 Chevy truck it had the 5.3L. I bought a 07 Chevy truck and I optioned for the 4.8L.

Not a V-8 that will kick some ass but one with exhaust and stuff added to it would make a stout little V-8.

Back in the day the Challenger was first offered with the 225 Slant 6, and then the 318,....... and so forth. Couldn't they have made a small V-8 close to the 318.... heck or even just a tad smaller but still be able to get some decent power out of it? A 4.7 maybe? Looking at allpar.com that is the smallest one they make. I know this engine was mostly used in trucks, but why couldn't they have adapted it to a car option?

Weight wouldn't have been a great issue here either. I mean crap!! isnt that what engineers are for?.
They still could have made it get about 25 mpg hwy and you would have probably about 300 HP then.

Just think, having a V-8 like a 340 ,360 and not have to be fighting the name of HEMI.
 

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Makes perfect sense. I've heard quite a few people say they wished they could get base model with very few options but a bigger engine.

Don't know if you saw it, but I just posted some history on the Challenger and when it came out in '70 there where 4 models and 9 engine options - only one a Hemi.
 

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I agree,
They should have stuffed the small V8 ": Magnum" in them.....
They are coming out with a 4.0 V6, but what the F%&K??????????? They should have been a little for thoughtful to the true Mopar family of power and speed.
The Bow Tie group, has a bigger V6 and more group options. With a lot more torque and ponyies. But still think they're built to fall a part as soon as the 3 yr or 36000 is up.....
And for such a large car, they should have done better..........
Have one, love it, dont race it, just plum SE~xy InfernoRed...........
Although I've had this baby screeming at 119 mph on a brand new opened Hwy ( 121 ). Was going faster, but didn't dare look down....... She was getting light after 110mph......
Happy to know that the fuel pump had no shut down at 95-98 mph like my old car.







 

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:DLets go sit in front of a Chevy dealship ( Steal a ship) for a M&G with our Challyies and Ram Trucks with grills in the bed......mmmmmmmBurger, steak, chicken, shrimp,pork chops, onions, peppers, lobster,clams and a BOW TIE.





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Makes perfect sense. I've heard quite a few people say they wished they could get base model with very few options but a bigger engine.

Don't know if you saw it, but I just posted some history on the Challenger and when it came out in '70 there where 4 models and 9 engine options - only one a Hemi.
I saw that right after I posted this.....good stuff Dave. :thumbupleft:
 

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Makes perfect sense. I've heard quite a few people say they wished they could get base model with very few options but a bigger engine.

Don't know if you saw it, but I just posted some history on the Challenger and when it came out in '70 there where 4 models and 9 engine options - only one a Hemi.
Yep HEMI in of itself does not make a Challenger
A small V-8 option would have been nice for consideration
 

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Remember when the Barracuda came out. It's small V-8 was the 273 C.I. (4.5L+/-). Of course the 65/66 Barracuda was much lighter that the Challenger, that 273 with a 4 bbl and 4 speed would flat out get with the program. Just like what everyone wanted in the Prowler. They'd still be making that one if it had a V-8; same with the P/T Cruiser. Can you imagine a Prowler with a 5.7 ? A P/T Cruiser with a 4.5 that back in the day was available in the Dart putting out 275 HP. Even the stock 273 was putting out 235 HP. At least that was what Chrysler said back then. They even got pretty good milage for the times.
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I have the 4.7 V8 in my Grand Cherokee and it's a sweet little engine. I agree it'd be nice if it were an option for the SE, but I doubt you'll ever see it. People expect to see the smallest engine with less cylinders, and some ask for a V6. Be cool tho and a nice in-character line up: SE=4.7 V8, R/T=5.7 V8, and SRT8= 6.1 (soon to be 6.4) V8.

David, I think you should do a swap! Find a donor junk yard Jeep or Durango with the 4.7 (there's gazillions of them out there) and swap it in. Go for it man! :)
 

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I was out on deliveries today and on a long run an monumental idea hit me.... lmao!!

well, any way here it goes.

Why didn't they make the SE with a V-8 option? Now I know what you are going to say here. Hemi?

NO!!. just a small V-8 option here. Kinda like a 318. I mean when I had bought my 05 Chevy truck it had the 5.3L. I bought a 07 Chevy truck and I optioned for the 4.8L.

Not a V-8 that will kick some ass but one with exhaust and stuff added to it would make a stout little V-8.

Back in the day the Challenger was first offered with the 225 Slant 6, and then the 318,....... and so forth. Couldn't they have made a small V-8 close to the 318.... heck or even just a tad smaller but still be able to get some decent power out of it? A 4.7 maybe? Looking at allpar.com that is the smallest one they make. I know this engine was mostly used in trucks, but why couldn't they have adapted it to a car option?

Weight wouldn't have been a great issue here either. I mean crap!! isnt that what engineers are for?.
They still could have made it get about 25 mpg hwy and you would have probably about 300 HP then.

Just think, having a V-8 like a 340 ,360 and not have to be fighting the name of HEMI.
the 5.7 is right in the middle 348.
 

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As anything in life it all comes down to dollars and cents....back in the good old days pretty much all the motors were used in all models....Not an option anymore...Damn you could get a slant six in a Fury:(

I was out on deliveries today and on a long run an monumental idea hit me.... lmao!!

well, any way here it goes.

Why didn't they make the SE with a V-8 option? Now I know what you are going to say here. Hemi?

NO!!. just a small V-8 option here. Kinda like a 318. I mean when I had bought my 05 Chevy truck it had the 5.3L. I bought a 07 Chevy truck and I optioned for the 4.8L.

Not a V-8 that will kick some ass but one with exhaust and stuff added to it would make a stout little V-8.

Back in the day the Challenger was first offered with the 225 Slant 6, and then the 318,....... and so forth. Couldn't they have made a small V-8 close to the 318.... heck or even just a tad smaller but still be able to get some decent power out of it? A 4.7 maybe? Looking at allpar.com that is the smallest one they make. I know this engine was mostly used in trucks, but why couldn't they have adapted it to a car option?

Weight wouldn't have been a great issue here either. I mean crap!! isnt that what engineers are for?.
They still could have made it get about 25 mpg hwy and you would have probably about 300 HP then.

Just think, having a V-8 like a 340 ,360 and not have to be fighting the name of HEMI.
 
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