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Hi, newbie here, I'm really getting close to making the jump and getting an R/T. I was reading in Motor Trend the R/T they tested also had this "road and track performance package" so and R/T with RT.

I was on the dodge website doing the build your own but I didn't see that option available. Am I missing something?

Also, what does this include and what is the cost for it?

Finally regarding the seats, are the performance seats worth it? They sound good but haven't seen them.

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Eric
 

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xtnctss said:
Hi, newbie here, I'm really getting close to making the jump and getting an R/T. I was reading in Motor Trend the R/T they tested also had this "road and track performance package" so and R/T with RT.

I was on the dodge website doing the build your own but I didn't see that option available. Am I missing something?

Also, what does this include and what is the cost for it?

Finally regarding the seats, are the performance seats worth it? They sound good but haven't seen them.

Thanks,
Eric
When doing the build & price, in the options menu, select "perf. seats w/preferred suede...." and it will basicaly add the price of the Road and Track performance group.
 

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The price is $1,600 for the road & track perf. package
 

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When doing the build & price, in the options menu, select "perf. seats w/preferred suede...." and it will basicaly add the price of the Road and Track performance group.
What T/A Rumbler said!! Yes, the seats are a big upgrade IMHO, along with everything else the package includes. BTW, welcome!!!! :happy: Mike
 

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Thanks guys. What else is included in the package? Suspension improvements? Gear ratio? steering? Wheels? I only surmised from the article that it was maybe bigger sway bars or stiffer springs. Didn't know about the seats which is cool.
 

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Thanks guys. What else is included in the package? Suspension improvements? Gear ratio? steering? Wheels? I only surmised from the article that it was maybe bigger sway bars or stiffer springs. Didn't know about the seats which is cool.
350 hp with a louder exhaust note, upgraded steering, upgraded suspension, black out pockets on the wheels.
 

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The Road/Track Performance Group is indeed $1600, but it includes everything in Convenience Group II (a $955 option). Therefore, you're really only paying $645 more to upgrade the seats, wheels, tires, suspension, steering and exhaust. Sounds like a no-brainer to me. :)
 

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Is that already on the Daytona's?

EDIT: Wow, that was a dumba** question!! "look at the window sticker stupid" is what I am hearing in my head from everyone right now . . . :asleep:

Uh, yes, it's already on the Daytona's - I just love it when my fingers get ahead of my brain . . . :embarrese
 

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The Performance Group is basically a Daytona without the color and graphics.
 

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Sweet! The only bummer is I checked the local dealer's in-stock inventory in town and none of the black or dark silver R/Ts have that package.

I'm an impulse buyer and I'd hate to have to order and wait because I might talk myself out of it. In the past couple years I talked myself out of a BMW 540i and a Pontiac GTO by waiting around. I have a very cheap, practical side that says "save your $$".

The nice thing is the Charger can indeed be my year 'round driver. Sweet.

Thanks for the info. This is a great site. I'm going to do some calling around today. Maybe a dealer can source one for me somewhere.
 

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The only bummer is I checked the local dealer's in-stock inventory in town and none of the black or dark silver R/Ts have that package.
At the moment, the R/T's with the Road/Track package are very hard to come by. I assume that DC will be pumping more of them out as time goes by. It's frustrating because I really want to drive one before I commit to buying it.
 

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Too bad you were not down here, I would let you take the Daytona for a spin - with me in the passenger seat of course! :wink:
 

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My local dealer says they will be receiving three RT's with the Performance pakage at the end of this month... Aug 24th - 28th.

Apart from sitting in a Daytona for about 10 minutes, and then talking with a guy who picked up his Daytona today during my lunch break, I'm definately picking up the performance group.

Seats and the sound of the exhaust alone sold me. :wink:
 

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Here is what I cut out of one of my window stickers for the R/T performance package. Keep in mind this is Canadian Dollars.

OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT
Customer Preferred Package 29N


Electronics Convenience Group

$765.00

Instrument Cluster w/Display Screen

Temperature & Compass Gauge

Vehicle Information Center

Traveler/Mini Trip Computer

Security Alarm

Steering Wheel Mounted Audio Ctrls

Universal Garage Door Opener


Sound Group II

$695.00

AM/FM Cass/CD 6-Disc MP3 Radio

6 Boston Acoustics Spkrs w/Subwoofer

322 Watt Amplifier


Road / Track Performance Group

$950.00

High Speed Engine Controller

Performance Seats w/Preferred Suede

Performance Steering

Performance Suspension

Load Leveling and Height Control

P235/55R18 BSW AS Perf Tires

Michelin Brand Tires

18X7.5 Aluminum Wheels

Power Sunroof
$1,050.00

DESTINATION CHARGE $1,200.00

TOTAL PRICE:* $42,210.00




I can also tell you that if you are going to buy a Charger R/T don't bother with anything less than the Road and Track upgrade because it is worth 3 times what you have to pay for it. I regularly take this car out (the one I have in stock has 22" wheels on it) and it is fantastic with those seats, suspension and the little extra growl that comes form the exhaust when you wake this car up!
 

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it doesent say it but its there, its what they changed to give it 10 more hp than non performance package mdels.
 

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At the moment, the R/T's with the Road/Track package are very hard to come by. I assume that DC will be pumping more of them out as time goes by. It's frustrating because I really want to drive one before I commit to buying it.
Yeah...the dealership that I bought mine from only had one. Luckily it was maxed out with options. It has the nav/ Sirius receiver, pwr sunroof, etc. The only thing that is didn't have was the DVD player and screen, which I will probably get for my kids.

When I test drove the Chargers ( I did both, the 340 hp R/T and the 350 R/T, I could definately notice a difference with the handling and power, although it is only 10 HP more.

I absolutely love this car. It is my first "brand new" car that I have owned, and couldn't have bought a better model. My only wish is that Dodge keeps the production down. Not to sound greedy, but I would hate it if I saw as many V-6 and V-8 Chargers out there as there are the new Mustangs. To me, it takes away from the effect of owning one. When I bought mine, I was only the second person to buy one from the local dealership. That felt pretty good.

Anyways, the performance package is the way to go.
 

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At the moment, the R/T's with the Road/Track package are very hard to come by. I assume that DC will be pumping more of them out as time goes by. It's frustrating because I really want to drive one before I commit to buying it.
Same boat. When I ordered mine 8/11, the dealer had never seen one with the RTPG package. I read (a LOT), every magazine and online test drive I could find, all seemed to point to positives getting the package. Financially, it really is a no brainer, if you already want the Convenience Group II, which is included. The strongest personal reason not to is if you don't prefer the seats, as they have a lot more side bolster area. One article I read said avoid it if you have bumpy roads.

I've since driven both, I made the right decision ordering the RTPG. It's not huge in any one factor, but all the combined upgrades are worth it as a package. In SE Michigan, we have very crappy roads. I drove on some intentionally, and coming from an '02 Durango with a very truck like ride, the Charger even with the "sport tuned" suspension, soaked it all up nicely. And, I prefer the more connected feel of the steering and suspension. It's not a "sports car" ride, but a nice "sporty family car" ride still, to the extent you probably won't feel beat up after a long drive.
Black pockets on the wheels? Don't care really. Tighter steering? Oh yeah! Tighter suspension with load leveling shocks? Yes! 10 more horses? Whatever. Tuned exhaust? To each his own, but why not? I don't like "loud", but the little bit of added rumble is pleasing. Seats? Big thumbs up, they're still okay to get in and out of (5'11"' 200lbs), and hold you right there.
Conv. Group II stuff? Gotta have it! Not so advertised, the top speed is raised from 129 to 143 or so. Due to swapping out the crappy P225 60R18 Conti tires for crappy Michelin P235 55R18 (MXM4?) rubber. So, a little wider and a little lower profile.

IMHO, the RTPG package should have just been the standard R/T equipment, but I dont mind at all having choices! And, when it comes to resale, I'm sure one with RTPG will sell over one without.

Yes, it's basically the Daytona without the paint and stickers. I've heard the exhaust between the two sounds a little different from some people, I have not been able to verify that the Daytona has a unique exhaust system.
 

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One more thing, the seats also have suede on the butt and back area, nice touch. I've never had leather seats before, worried about hot sweaty days and cold winter days (we get it all - upper 90's and upper 90's temp/humidity with sometimes low 100's, and single digit to below 0 winters. After actually seeing and sitting in the R/T, I was convinced to go leather. Now, seeing/sitting in the RTPG seats, even more so! I'll let you know after one winter/summer cycle! But, if you're going R/T or Daytona, it's leather.
 
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