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Discussion in 'Dodge Challenger Shaker - Factory Special Ed.' started by Krisarmyguy, Jul 17, 2017 at 12:32 PM.

  1. Krisarmyguy

    Krisarmyguy New Member

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    IMG_0658.JPG IMG_0645.JPG IMG_0641.JPG IMG_0639.JPG IMG_0639.JPG just bought a 2016 392 scat pack shaker
    I purchased my challenger at a non dodge dealer. So nobody there could really help with questions
    Is my car a special edition
    I hear about people updating there car (computer updates) is this true
    The intake
    Why have a cold intake that does not seal agents the hood and has open holes to the engine compartment

    I am so new to the challenger I don't know what questions to ask.

    Send the knowledge my way.
     
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    BAD GRANDPA How fa$$$t do want to go? Site Supporter Level 5 Military Public Safety

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    There are quite a few members with Scat Packs & SP Shakers. Not to worry! Shortly, you'll gain and receive more information than you''ll know what to do with. ;) Enjoy your beautiful new ride! :D
     
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    Lyle Active Member Site Supporter Level 5 MOTM Winner!

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    I might be able to answer a few, but I am sure others with more knowledge will chime in.

    Looks to me like a Scat Pack Shaker in B5 blue with the Scat Pack Appearance package. I don't think there is anything particularly "special" about your car other than it being a bad ass piece of American muscle and all yours. :cool:

    The shaker hood is a throw back to the late 60s and early 70s when getting cool air into the motor was much harder than today. The modern shaker is mostly a throw back/retro/coolness feature that doesn't really give you any more performance, but it looks good. In practice the more cold air (cold air by comparison to the ambient temp of the engine bay) you get into the cylinders, the more fuel can be mixed in, and more force can be obtained from each combustion, ie. more power. You can tell this when your drive you car on a cool night versus the heat of day, it might feel like it is pulling you harder through the gears.

    Also, all the air that enters your engine goes through the air filter, so as long as you keep that changed regularly, you won't have to worry about dirt and particles from the air damaging your motor.

    Most engines do not come tuned from the factor to take the engine to max performance. This is done for lots of reasons that I won't get into here, but typically a custom tune can get you a few more horsepower. Is it worth it? Not for me to say. On your model car, you would have to purchase an unlocked PCM and a tuner. That's around $1,000 or so to do. May not be worth it in the long run for the gains you will get (maybe 20 HP), just depends on you and your bank account.

    Lot's of good info here on the Forumz. Poke around and see what has already been written about. You may find many of your questions have already been answered.

    In the mean time, welcome aboard and enjoy the car!
     
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    Welcome from Tennessee you have come to the best forum. What a beautiful challenger. YOU are going to enjoy this car. Just look around on here and you will find anything you need to know about the challenger. People on here are the best and you will find that out the more you are on here. Have fun my friend
     
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    Welcome to the Z from WV... Glad you joined us !
     
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    Welcome,and congrats on gettting a killer cool car.

    Love my ScatpPak Shaker!!
     
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    Greetings from Montreal, you will find almost all the answer to your questions here on the Z.
     
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    Hello from western NC :) feel free to ask any questions or use the search bar at the top. Their is lots of very good people who hang out here.
     
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    I believe the "Special Addition Shaker" was the 2014 year model only, before that you had to go aftermarket if you wanted a shaker. After that year it became an option for most trim lines I believe.
     
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