Performance upgrades for Dodge Magnum 250hp V6

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by stork, May 17, 2005.

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    stork Guest

    I had to buy a new car on the spot because my previous car, a 2004 GTO,
    was totalled by her best friend, and my wife just had her baby. I had
    to be able to take her home! So I went and bought the Dodge Magnum. I
    couldn't afford the HEMI out of the box and I rue that dark day with
    all of my bitter soul. But, at least, is there a consolation? Can I
    maybe, perhaps, get a few more ponies out of that V6? Is it possible
    to get a HEMI engine and replace the V6 with it?

    Thanks!
     
    stork, May 17, 2005
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    Art Guest

    I am pretty sure the HEMI comes with a different transmission. Whether you
    have the 2.7 or the 3.5, they have been around for quite a while and the
    extra HP question has come up several times. You might search under the
    300M if you have the 3.5. If you have the 2.7, make sure you change the oil
    frequently or you will have zero HP in no time.
     
    Art, May 17, 2005
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    Dan Guest

    The 5.7L Hemi comes with Mercedes 5-spd. auto. 2.7 and 3.5L come with
    DCX 4-spd. auto. I had a 3.5L Intrepid, and just about the only
    worthwhile performance items I could find were a free-flow air filter
    and a software upgrade for the engine controller. There are couple of
    upgrades I've found for the 5.7L, besides the really nice cold air
    intake from K&N. Magnaflow and Borla both make aftermarket free flow
    exhausts for this engine.

    Dan
     
    Dan, May 17, 2005
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    Steve Guest

    The Magnum's 3.5L is basically the same as that in the 300M. There were
    a few choices for performance modifications, IIRC, including
    reprogrammed PCMs and maybe even low-boost superchargers. Check the
    Chrysler 300 websites and forums for suggestions.
     
    Steve, May 17, 2005
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    Punch Guest

    Wow, your GTO has a best friend??
    Your wife had her baby, who's the father?
    You couldn't just rent a car? spur of the moment purchase's usually bite you
    in the ass, as this one did.
     
    Punch, May 20, 2005
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