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I found out that the "2014" center console I bought was actually from a 2015-2019 so all the wires are different. All I wanted was the 12v socket and aux port to work. Lol
I also replaced the oem front rotors.
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So after getting paranoid about this ticking sound I had been hearing for sometime - I decided to fast-track some maintenance and tackle it now instead of 20,000 kms later since it was being taken apart anyways.



Ended up having the top end portion taken apart and was relieved to see it was a false alarm.
Camshaft lobes were in good shape, as were the rocker arms and such..couldn't feel any significant edge along where the rockers rub against the lobes either.

Besides new rocker arms, used new Mahle gasket kits, the PUG lower intake, swapped out the sensors and sender units, coil packs and spark plugs and PCV valve.

Next order of business is to look into some body work and suspension upgrades!

 

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Drove it to work. Coworker has a 14 R/T AWD, hooked him up with some AlfaOBD magic (sport mode, perf pages, SRT, fogs w/high beams). Probably caused a fight some time this afternoon after taking him for a ride in the SRT lol (old lady holds the purse strings and he wants an SRT now).
 

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Changed the oil a couple of days ago. First time I've used the Fumoto oil drain valve since installing on the last oil change, and I love it. So much easier than messing with a threaded drain plug.

Yesterday I took it to the shop to have the stainless brake lines installed, and it turned into an all-day nightmare. The nuts connecting the hard lines with the flexible lines on the front lines had corroded in place, and made removing them almost impossible without tweaking the hard lines. The mechanic figured out a way to do it, though, and replaced the fronts. The bleeder valves were also frozen, and one snapped off in the caliper. Tried heat, solvent, and extractors, but wound up having to replace the caliper.

The rear lines were even worse, and the method he used to remove them on the front wouldn't work on the rear because of the way the rears are configured. So I have half a set installed. Fortunately, it's the front half. I'm having them price out the rear installation, complete with hard lines since they will have to be replaced as well.

The car was originally from New York, and I assume that road salt is the culprit. Fortunately he didn't find any rust underneath, but what an ordeal.
 

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Went to install a pair of bumper plugs, realized there were in fact 4 holes to fill, ordered another pair of bumper plugs.
 

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M Todd, your last picture is really cool.


As for me, installed my PowerStop Z26 pads on the rear, then couldn't get the lower caliper bolt to budge, plus the pads still had some meat, so put the old ones back on. So now have a pile of PowerStop pads and rotors to go on the rear at some point. Noticed the fronts were getting low so I ordered another set of the Z26s to replace the worn Z26s.

Then put my new wheels on, took my kid swimming. Got a TPMS light and some pulling to the right so switched them around during tonight's Flyers/Habs game. Now watching the Phillies lose. Throw in replacing an electric outlet and I'm tired. I would like to get up early and wash it tomorrow.
 

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M Todd, your last picture is really cool.


As for me, installed my PowerStop Z26 pads on the rear, then couldn't get the lower caliper bolt to budge, plus the pads still had some meat, so put the old ones back on. So now have a pile of PowerStop pads and rotors to go on the rear at some point. Noticed the fronts were getting low so I ordered another set of the Z26s to replace the worn Z26s.

Then put my new wheels on, took my kid swimming. Got a TPMS light and some pulling to the right so switched them around during tonight's Flyers/Habs game. Now watching the Phillies lose. Throw in replacing an electric outlet and I'm tired. I would like to get up early and wash it tomorrow.
Let’s see the new wheels!
 

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I ordered a set of steel wheels for my winter tires, but they're backordered & won't get them until mid-December. Bummer. Guess I'll have to drive the Miata again this winter. Being retired, I really don't have anywhere to go that's important enough to get all excited. Still, it's disappointing.
 

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I ordered a set of steel wheels for my winter tires, but they're backordered & won't get them until mid-December. Bummer. Guess I'll have to drive the Miata again this winter. Being retired, I really don't have anywhere to go that's important enough to get all excited. Still, it's disappointing.
I got three sets of 18x7.5's (two Charger, one set Challenger) if you need or want something sooner.
 

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I ordered a set of steel wheels for my winter tires, but they're backordered & won't get them until mid-December. Bummer. Guess I'll have to drive the Miata again this winter. Being retired, I really don't have anywhere to go that's important enough to get all excited. Still, it's disappointing.
If you are getting 18s anyway might as well get some OEM wheels there are so many 18x7.5 wheels floating out there you could get them dirt cheap and then powder coat them if you want. I have ordered a set of brand new OEM wheels from the circa 2011 Challenger Rallye V6 model. Got them in February when I bought the car and they're ready to go back on in a couple months.
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This weekend I got a chance to wash, polish and wax the Charger (and my wife's Pilot) on our new driveway... was really nice to have a full 20 foot width without the cracks I was used to!
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If you are getting 18s anyway might as well get some OEM wheels there are so many 18x7.5 wheels floating out there you could get them dirt cheap and then powder coat them if you want. I have ordered a set of brand new OEM wheels from the circa 2011 Challenger Rallye V6 model. Got them in February when I bought the car and they're ready to go back on in a couple months.
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Thank you. I have actually been on the lookout for a set of those, but got tired of waiting, so I ordered a set of steelies.
 

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Thank you. I have actually been on the lookout for a set of those, but got tired of waiting, so I ordered a set of steelies.
They're actually still available thru the same Ebay seller I used (I checked the other day for a local friend). I have no affiliation with them so I'm not linking to them but they sell for $399 shipped so really a great deal. They come prepackaged with Chrysler winged logo center caps in their original Mopar boxes with dates from 2011. My guess is they bought out a whole warehouse of these! No one was buying OEM Mopar 18s from the Mopar catalog for their ride.... maybe 20s but they probably cost a lot of money and most folks were going 20 or larger.
 
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