Winterizing your Challenger.......What do you do?

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  1. RonB

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    Check to make sure the heater works. Cant think of anything else I have to do.:D
     
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    I agree with all the suggestions above and practice most of them for winter storage. One thing to also consider is to overinflate the tires to reduce flat spots. Just remember to air then down before driving in the spring.

    Oh BTW... its too early to be thinking about this.....not looking forward to winter.

    Upper 80s today in VA beach. Nice and warm for vacation. It would be fine with me if it stays warm awhile longer.
     
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    Also a good idea to run your A/C a few times to lubricate the unit / hoses.
     
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    Jay, have you had good luck using the battery tender Jr? Was thinking about getting one my self. We have great weather here in Mississippi most of the year. I just travel allot being in the military. Thanks
     
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    Mike, if I can drive mine year round, you should just drive yours on nice winter days when the roads are dry!! Maybe once a week or every two weeks. Hopefully your new garage is tight enough to keep those pesky rodents away!!!
    I heard you guys got snow south of us today! Hard to believe we had warmer weather than you guys!!
     
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    Mine's my DD year-round. That's why I got the GT. Gotta love all wheel drive. :cool:
     
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    Back in the day in Michigan when I was just a kid without a garage, I rented a garage at a self storage place. Stabil in the tank, put the car on jack stands, went and started it every few weeks. Ran it up to temp, cycled heat and air, and ran it through the gears.

    It turned out well
     
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    I have a GT for a DD too but my R/T Scat Pack was tucked away on her throne high above the rest of the collection. P.S I just put the GT wheels and all season tires back on the GT for winter. 20160523_190048.jpg 20170310_155517.jpg
     
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    I just park it in the garage and drive it on nice days as long as the roads are clear. I don't take it far a 4 - 5 mile jaunt around the block just to get everything heated up. I suspend my Sirius account till April. I really do nothing special to it.
     
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    I don't really do anything. If the roads are dry and it's nice out I take it out for a drive. But if it's snowy and the roads are bad for a while, I just start it up once a week or so and let it run for a bit.
     
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    I think it does the job well if you're looking to keep a car that isn't being driven charged up. I'd not expect it to charge a dead battery but I've gone 2 to 3 months without turning her over and had no problems with the tender keeping the battery topped off. I've heard both side of the starting your car in the winter argument when storing them and I'm not sure which side is really right. If I see a chance to get a great shot I'll take her out other wise it's about 4 months she's in the barn waiting for the salt to go away.
     
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    Thanks Jay, I will pick one up for my Challenger. I normally do not go past about 2 months without driving mine.
     
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    When I lived in Michigan I would put sta Bil in put on a battery tender and cover her...Oh I would set up a chair and when it was 25 and a foot of snow around my garage and would sit in it and pray for summer.Now in Florida I just drive her.
     
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    I probably will do that.
     
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    Hey Mike send me a PM I have a spare I can hook you up with.
    I use Stabil 360, start at least every month, move in and out of the garage. I will sit in the car and adjust the RPM instead of just letting it idle. Last year no snow until after Christmas so we went for a 6 hour drive. Nice way to keep everything moving and systems working.
     

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