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So my 2008 R/Ts front shocks are pretty much done. The car feels like a REAL 1970s Charger with how it handles and bounces, so it's time to get things upgraded. I have a regular R/T, no R&T package. However, I am debating on what route to take.

I'd like to keep things somewhat economical, as I'm not necessarily looking to do fastest lap at the Nürburgring, just want to tighten the handling a bit and get things a little stiffer (giggity).

I know that there are some good aftermarket upgrades, but I'm not looking to spend $1000+ just in parts. I was thinking of maybe upgrading to a Daytona-like suspension as I owned one previously, and enjoyed how it handled and felt on the road.

My questions is, can I just go to, say, a parts story and have them look up the Daytona suspension parts and purchase the front shocks and rear struts and slap them on, wam bam see you later ma'am? Or does it require a lot more work and parts?

Also, would doing the same for an SRT parts look up work as well? Or will those require even more extra parts and expenses?

I know the front ones can be purchased in a one piece where it involves taking the old one out and replacing it with a new, no need to compress the springs or anything. But what about rear? Would it really matter if I replace the rear springs, or can I just do struts? Do they come as a one piece kit too?

Do the springs HAVE to be replaced, or do they generally outlast the shocks? If I did only the front shocks, and reused the springs, I'd save myself about $130.

I hate to admit it, but I don't think I've ever really LOOKED at my rear suspension. I'm not sure if it's all one thing as in the front, or separate as was the case with a Mercedes I owned prior to this Charger.

Any help is appreciated! :beerchug: :rocker:
 

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My questions is, can I just go to, say, a parts story and have them look up the Daytona suspension parts and purchase the front shocks and rear struts and slap them on
I think this is risky at best, unless you are very confident that the parts jockeys really know their business. Even buying parts from a Dodge dealership is sometimes a roll of the dice.

How much do you want to spend in total? Perhaps then we can give you more specific advice.
 

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I think this is risky at best, unless you are very confident that the parts jockeys really know their business. Even buying parts from a Dodge dealership is sometimes a roll of the dice.

How much do you want to spend in total? Perhaps then we can give you more specific advice.
I'd like to keep myself at $500 or below as far as parts are concerned. If I go on RockAuto, I could buy the shocks/struts only with the front strut mounts for about $245 total. They are the ones that are for cars "w/ performance suspension" which I assume are the R&T and Daytona vehicles.

Any other ideas?
 

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If you're willing to increase your budget somewhat, you might want to consider the Bilstein B12 kit (46-234377). This kit includes front/rear Bilstein struts/shocks and Eibach coil brings.

http://cart.bilsteinus.com/search/mmid=203415/drivetype=RWD

You can find it priced between $600-700.
I keep hearing this Koni /Bilstein combo being thrown around for SRT suspensions.

What would you suggest if I was looking to upgrade my Sxt suspension to that of an SRT to get that 1/2 inch drop?

/Sorry for the thread Hijack!
 

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What would you suggest if I was looking to upgrade my Sxt suspension to that of an SRT to get that 1/2 inch drop?
I'm not sure about a .5" drop, but these Mopar springs are reputed to give you a approximately 1" drop: http://www.speedlogixstore.com/product-p/p4510854.htm Just make sure any spring set you purchase is designed to be compatible with the weight of the 3.5L.

You could match them with Bilsteins struts/shocks if desired.
 

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I have my R&T springs/shocks that I replaced with Mopar Stage 1 springs and Koni shocks laying in my garage. I can make a deal on them if you want them. Message me if you're interested. I wasn't planning on selling them but they're just sitting around collecting dust. They should be a direct replacement for your standard R/T suspension. Took them off with 55k miles.
 

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If you go to the parts store and ask for those parts they will sell you some KYB excel shocks and struts, fronts will be about 150 a piece and rears about 100 all together.

They are supposed to be a little better than OEM.


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If it was me I'd buy this and have it installed: P5155435

Mopar kit that includes everything you need for ~$525 depending where you buy it. Your car will sit slightly lower about half to full inch like a stock SRT.

I'm running a Challenger SRT suspension from 2010 and really like it over my stock R/T R&T car. I wouldn't even bother with putting a R/T R&T suspension on the only outstanding piece would be the 30mm front sway bar as most of the rest is identical except the rear Nivomats on early ones.
 

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If it was me I'd buy this and have it installed: P5155435

Mopar kit that includes everything you need for ~$525 depending where you buy it. Your car will sit slightly lower about half to full inch like a stock SRT.

I'm running a Challenger SRT suspension from 2010 and really like it over my stock R/T R&T car. I wouldn't even bother with putting a R/T R&T suspension on the only outstanding piece would be the 30mm front sway bar as most of the rest is identical except the rear Nivomats on early ones.
That sounds good, where can I buy that and read more about it?
 
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