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Name
Gila Monster
Year
2014
Make
Dodge
Model
Challenger
Color
Header Orange
Packages
Limited Edition R/T Shaker
History
Manual 6 speed, 392 stroker - BES balanced and blue printed 5.7 liter block, BES polished and ported Eagle heads, Manley forged internals, custom VVT Comp Cam, JBA long tube headers, JBA X-pipe with flow-thru cats, JBA cat-back exhaust, Magunson super charger at 14 lbs, 84mm Fastman throttle body, Fore Innovations L2 dual fuel pump return system, 180° thermostat, DriveShaftShop 1000HP aluminum one piece drive shaft, DriveShaftShop 1400HP rear axles, McLeod RXT dual plate racing clutch, hybrid syncros in the Tremec TR-6060 6 speed transmission, differential brace, custom drive shaft loop, Barton OEM shifter, skip shift eliminator, CVD delete, Moroso catch can, custom Moroso billet coolant tank with sight glass, 4 point shock tower brace, 4 point strut tower brace, X-frame brace, Whiteline swaybars, Whiteline cradle bushings, Fluidyne aluminum radiator, Moroso custom billet coolant tank, Auto-Blip rev-matching, Sprint Booster, ZAutomotive Burnbox linelock and a High Horse Performance custom tune.

A-pillar pod with boost, wideband and oil pressure gauges, and overhead console pod with voltage and fuel pressure gauges. A Raptor shift light, Sprint Booster and AutoBlip. ZAutomotive burnout box and a Cobra SC201 camera. Mopar hood pins and an APR splitter. A dash rug, real purdy pedals all round, Mopar billet rocker covers and a Barton short-shifter with my stock pistol grip on top of it positioned as far left as I could get it.

Forgestar C5 Gunmetal 18", 8" wide front and 18", 9.5" wide rear wheels with Nitto 245/55 Motivos in front and Nitto 295/45 555G2s in the rear.
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That's a good looking car. I like what you've done!
 

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Thats not a sleeper...a sitting in the bush R/T maybe, but not a sleeper. Maybe add an old school pistol grip shifter but other than that not sure I wouldn't just cut and paste all that to an eventual work order (I'll work on winning the lottery for now). So much nicer than owning a painting but I'd argue that it is also art. Congratulations...
 

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o_O I'm certainly Humbled❗
 

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This is not an overnight build. How long did it take to put it all together?
 

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About four years...
Over those four years were there times when your Challenger was drivable or was it put away through the build?
You must think my questions to be __ (fill in blank).
My wife has considered us doing a project car but I really don't think she understands the scale the undertaking would require.
 

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Over those four years were there times when your Challenger was drivable or was it put away through the build?
You must think my questions to be __ (fill in blank).
My wife has considered us doing a project car but I really don't think she understands the scale the undertaking would require.
The longest it was down at any one time was a couple of months, and that should have never happened. The idea was to keep it driveable in between the mods, and the main reason it took so long was money. About the only thing that is still stock on the drive train is the differential, and that has a brace on it. Oh yeah, the block is still stock, well sort of...

BTW, after I supercharged it, I did the build from the rear axles forward so I wouldn't break anything...
 
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