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  1. SRT8tech

    SRT8tech 2013 Super Bee Established Member

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    I did a search but really didnt find much on the 2011-12's. What seems to be the best shift point in these things? Its still stock right now. I might be going to the track with it soon. So far 6200 seems to be the best from what Im feeling.

    I hate starting all over again on cars. LOL. I know the Dodge stuff like the back of my hand but im starting all over again with Ford.
     
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  2. dirtyo2000

    dirtyo2000 DirtyO2000 Established Member

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    I thought all engines were the same and at the top of the powerband before it starts to fall of. Every car is different.
     
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    IcebourgGT500 Active Member Established Member

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    I shifted my 2011 Shelby GT500 at 6000. Just felt right to me and the car was starting to "plane" off at that RPM.
     
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  5. SRT8tech

    SRT8tech 2013 Super Bee Established Member

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    But the rev limiter is 6250.......:) At least stock it is.
     
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    anvrsy red vert Member Established Member

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    As close to 6200 without hitting the rev limiter should work the best
     
  7. SRT8tech

    SRT8tech 2013 Super Bee Established Member

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    Thats pretty much what I have been doing. Im short shifting first to second a little but all the other gears right at 6200.
     
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    ^^^^What that guy said.
     
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    Just curious why did you trade the Challenger? I ask because im an old Mopar guy and traded my Charger SRT8 for my first GT 500. Mine was a 6.1 but I heard the 6.4 is a much better motor
     
  10. SRT8tech

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    The 6.4L is a damn good engine and runs great. BUT, There is no tuning for them and who knows when it will happen. Even if there was tuning, I still would have traded to the GT500. The Mopar stuff is a pain to mod and not much aftermarket stuff. The Ford has so much aftermarket support its not even funny. :)

    I had a 2007 Procharged SRT8 Charger for a while. It was a fun car but it was a ticking timebomb. Never knew when the ring lands on the pistons were gonna pop.
     
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    HammerSVT10 New Member Established Member

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    I traded my Cherokee SRT8 for my GT500. I never realized the lack of aftermarket support until I started looking into the GT500. There is no comparison of the two. I still remember the motto as well: There is no replacement for displacement! :pepper:
     
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    Yes I heard Chrysler still hasn't unlocked the code for tuners. That's insane. At least with the 6.1 Diablosport had all kinds of tunes.
     
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    +1

    bj
     
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    I shift at 6000.
     

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