Monday, April 30, 2012

Please Welcome a New Member of the Family to the Garage!

Well, I finally did it.  I’ve lost a lot of my hair and I just turned 41 so it seemed like a great time to go out and buy this:::

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It’s a 2011 Challenger SRT8 with the 392 470HP HEMI motor.  I found it in Pennsylvania with only 3200 miles on it and painted in the coveted “Green with Envy” color.  I plan for this baby to be a beautiful garage ornament and hope to be able to resist the urge to put lots of miles on it.  I still have the G35 and will continue using it as my daily driver. 

I don’t really have a lot of mod plans at the moment.  The previous owner had installed a Corsa cat back exhaust on it already so that is obviously off of the list.  It sure sounds good, btw.  I may install a backup camera to help with all the blind spots and maybe a catch can and/or cold air intake.  We’ll see!

Anyway, I apologize for the lack of posts lately.  I’ll try to get back on track.  I have some work to do on the ‘01 2500 this coming weekend.  This includes a new power steering box and shaft to help get rid of all that steering slop (I hope).  I’m also changing out all of the factory lighting for new fixtures and will be replacing the shocks.  I’ll post an update when I can!

6 comments:

  1. Just came across your blog, putting a new water pump in my 05 3500. And you have by far the best brake down. I really appreciate finding this. Btw awesome car ya got. Thanks
    Zac

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    1. Thanks Zac! That 05 water pump entry is very popular.

      Wayne

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  2. Nice! Come and see us sometime (this is not spam - I've been following your blog for quite some time due to your shop details and live in Raleigh) - here's our Challenger site:

    http://www.pfyc.com/c/DH/2008-2010+Dodge+Challenger+Accessories+Store.html

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    1. Thanks a lot!! I'll check it out. : )

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  3. Wayne, I want to thank you for your blog regarding the water pump repair on a dodge ram 2500 diesel. You saved me well over $1000.00 dollars by providing the information. Dealership in california wanted 1200.00 dollars. I did it under $180.00 which included new water pump, flushing with 6 gallons of distilled water, replacing with new coolant plus new upper/lower radiator hoses and thermostat. My wife's gonna give me nookie for the money saved....thanks again, and keep up the good work. Excellent infomation and exactly as you described.

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    1. LOL you win the cookie for best comment ever! : ) I'm glad the entry was helpful and saved you some money! Thanks for letting me know how it went and good luck with your wife! haha

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