This weekend, I made a quick road trip to visit my mom and on the way back, I found this customized Dodge Challenger parked on the side of the road. This bad boy is another example of one of those things that make you go “hmmmm”…
Mom has a very supportive network of family and friends in the little town where she lives. She is handling our new “normal” quite well, but she does not drive and she needed to go to the grocery store. So we took care of that this weekend by going to North Augusta, SC. Mom is now set for another couple weeks and I had a chance to finally get out on the road and clear my mind from being in lockdown.
So back to the customized Dodge Challenger. All I can say is that somebody put a ton of money on this Challenger. The pictures don’t do the paint job justice – it is flawless. While it is not my cup of tea, I do appreciate the hard work invested. The Challenger was painted probably with ChromaFlair because as you move around, the thing changed colors. Somebody then took the time to ghost-in the Mopar logos on the quarter panels. You can barely see an edge in the photo above.
The hood was also highly customized: it had the Mopar logo as well. I’m not a big fan of the color shifting paint but that paint-job did the trick: it caught my eye. I had to drive back to this parking lot and felt compelled to take these photos.
And last but not least, the wheels and tires. I didn’t get out of my car, and inspect them closely, but they are LARGE. Again, there is no telling how man dead presidents are invested in this set of wheels. Having said all this… I have a few questions:
- With a wheel/tire combo like this, what effect does it have on the drivetrain. If we go by the relationship of a lever, I would suspect this is going to load up the gearbox and strain it.
- What effect does a whee/tire combo like this have on brakes? Suppose you are driving at highway speed, would braking efficiency become compromised?
- Speedo. The speedo reading would certainly be hosed. This is when tuning software and/or a separate box would save the day. I am not familiar with this type of setup but there is certainly a lot of work here…
- If you have any info on this, let me know…