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Old 08-05-2012, 05:35 PM   #1
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Default Well i did it too. Traded the Imp ss

I guess I was just too scared that the transmission was gonna go. It would act funny sometimes and I wouldn't have the 3 grand to fix it. Any way I really liked the car and this forum. I just with that gm would have taken The ls4 cars more seriously. So I went out last week and traded for this...
2006 Hemi Charger
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Old 08-05-2012, 05:49 PM   #2
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I wonder how those things do in the snow
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I wonder how those things do in the snow
I see lots of them up this way,4 snow tires and all should be well.
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Old 08-05-2012, 07:45 PM   #4
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Sorry about the downgrade...
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Old 08-05-2012, 07:54 PM   #5
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Sorry about the downgrade...
Id rather have a charger then any of the ls4 cars really. RWD>FWD They are nice cars dont get me wrong, but this is no downgrade.

Nice pick up OP, G8 would have been my first choice though if you are looking for perf 4 door. Just out of curiosity did you look at g8s?
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Old 08-05-2012, 08:37 PM   #6
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I did look at g8s but they just won't come down enough in price. I like the size of the charger and it rides even better than the imp did. I didn't trade because I didn't like the imp. It was the transmission thing
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I did look at g8s but they just won't come down enough in price. I like the size of the charger and it rides even better than the imp did. I didn't trade because I didn't like the imp. It was the transmission thing
Got ya, this peaked my interest and I checked prices, chargers are quite a bit cheaper.
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Old 08-06-2012, 10:11 AM   #8
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Yeah chargers seem to be cheaper plus I heard g8s will be harder to get parts for since they are discontinued.
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Old 08-06-2012, 11:49 AM   #9
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Nice ride,good luck with your new purchase. Do you plan on Modding right away or keeping it stock?I plan on getting the Lil lady a 300 SRT in the next yr or so,as the G6 is getting to small for the fambam. Let us know how you like your new ride
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Old 08-06-2012, 03:40 PM   #10
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I really like the chargers, in fact I looked at them for about 6 months before deciding on the GXP and a trans change.

Things I found that I liked:
Room - lots of it.
Comfortable ride.
Rear Wheel Drive + Hemi = Fun
Price
Looks - with the right factory options (or added later) they look imposing and mean.

Things I did not like:

Crappy interior materials, at least until 2011. Two tone interior (ick) until having a choice in 08 and still bad materials.

Chrysler engineering - bushings, sway bars, general suspension parts are not up to par for a ride that is 4k+ lbs.

So many bugs/issues that I see on Chargerforums.com. Just decided not to deal with them all.

Hemi engine without aftermarket catch-can will keep the intake covered in oil, continually generating KR.

Parts for them are at least 1.5 times what aftermarket parts for the LS engines are.


Don't get me wrong, I have both a Charger and Hemi poster in my office at work here. I love the Chargers, just have always been a GM fan/user and decided to keep to what I know.

After completely rebuilding suspension components on my wifes Chrysler and seeing how they are putting their cars together, really helped me make my decision.

Good luck with the ride!
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Old 08-08-2012, 04:21 PM   #11
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I traded my 08 GP GXP for an 08 GC SRT8. I'm enjoying my upgrade.
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Saw this at the LS Series Showdown:

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Old 08-08-2012, 06:48 PM   #13
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Saw this at the LS Series Showdown:

Haha that's great,doesn't hemi stand for hardly enough motor inside.
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doesn't hemi stand for hardly enough motor inside.
Bahaha!
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Old 08-18-2012, 01:13 PM   #15
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I just found out my imp ss was sold in less than a week. Wow!
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Don't look back. The charger is a huge step up IMO. More durable, better drivetrain, handles better, more room, higher potential, and better looking IMO. No offense to anybody, but the LS4 front drive is a terrible performance platform, especially with the glass transmissions. It's just an "okay" in every category that it tries to fit into, it tries to be too many things, and thus isn't too great at one single thing.
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Don't look back. The charger is a huge step up IMO. More durable, better drivetrain, handles better, more room, higher potential, and better looking IMO. No offense to anybody, but the LS4 front drive is a terrible performance platform, especially with the glass transmissions. It's just an "okay" in every category that it tries to fit into, it tries to be too many things, and thus isn't too great at one single thing.
No offense to anybody, but.....get the **** out of this part of tech. Your really barking up the wrong tree.

Charger R/T : 14.3 @ 98mph 0-60: 5.6
Grand Prix GXP: 13.88 @100.43 5.5

Just saying... No offense though!

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No offense to anybody, but the LS4 front drive is a terrible performance platform, especially with the glass transmissions. It's just an "okay" in every category that it tries to fit into, it tries to be too many things, and thus isn't too great at one single thing.
IDK? I kinda like it, I was thinking of quoting that in my sig?
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No offense to anybody, but.....get the **** out of this part of tech. Your really barking up the wrong tree.

Charger R/T : 14.3 @ 98mph 0-60: 5.6
Grand Prix GXP: 13.88 @100.43 5.5

Just saying... No offense though!

Isn't the fastest LS4 FWD on tech only into the 11's (and that's with boost)? That combined with the fact that theres a sticky in the top of the section tallying the grenaded transmissions on here should also tell you something about the capabilities of these "performance" cars.

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IDK? I kinda like it, I was thinking of quoting that in my sig?
Lol go ahead. They're high 13's (at very very best) cars, which is respectible for a stock sedan. They have a decent amount of room inside, again, just okay, not great. They handle alright, nothing too spectacular. They really don't look like anything special-just everyday cars with a few more vents and a different spoiler/rims for the most part. They don't respond well to mods, they don't have much aftermarket support, and they wheel hop and break transmissions like thats what they were built for. Tell me exactly why it's so dumbfounding that people see these cars as poor performance car choices?

Unless GM steps up and does a recall on all the transmissions (which they won't) I think most of these cars will go the way of the early 90's turbo grand prix's. Sorry for upsetting you folks with my opinion, but if you're looking for a true performance sedan that's reliable and great for modding, this is a terrible platform IMO.

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every time you say IMO it makes me think of ricky bobby when he says with all do respect and remember im saying with all do respect, right before he insults the **** out of someone.

IMO i think the car serves the purpose it was designed for name another car in its price bracket from the same year with equal performance, space, comfort, fuel economy, and luxury? it wasnt made to be a weekend warrior race car. they were made to be performance sedans which they are and are pretty good at.

op congrats on the new to you car. other guy isnt there a mopar link or something at the top of the ls1tech home page? use it and go hang out there.
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