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Hello, :hey:

I'm looking for a 2006/2009 Charger SRT8.

I have a lot of questions about that cars because there are not very widespread in Europe.

The first questions are about how to choose the right Charger SRT8 ? :4-dontknow:
What are the great differences for the first generations ?
What are the reliability problems for these years of production ?
What are the things to look at and to be careful before buying a used Charger SRT8 ?

Thank you for your help.
 

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I love the Inferno red which is why I bought my 06 SRT8(only year avail in inferno) if I had wanted any other color I would have held out for a 07-up since they have the adaptive cruise control and performance stats in the EVIC
 

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Known issues with front end clunk on all 1st gen chargers, rear axle problems on SRT8's when running sticky tires at the track or when power has been increased but that's about it

Don't forget you can only run super unleaded in the SRT8 as well, small price to pay for the power of this motor though
 

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In Europe we only have 2 types of gas.... 93 & 90 octane
But now the 90 octane contains 10% of ethanol.

Does the rear axle is a limited slip or not ?
 

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Looks like you're getting your info you need there are a lot of first gen SRT owners here so if you think of any specific questions I'm sure we can get them answered for you.

More info on the front end clunk, the first gens had an issue with the tie rods wearing out prematurely at around 30,000 miles but it was a cheap easy fix with the MOOG replacements I think they resolved this issue with the 09s but not certain.
 

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The 2009 compared to the 2006? Here's the differences:

These are the major ones:
- Upgraded Interior
- Upgraded Half-Shafts
- LSD Differential
- Front Tie Rods don't have issues
- Transmission Seal Problem has been fixed

Deletions for the Charger SRT from 2006 to 2009:
- No Side Moldings
- No Shock Tower Covers

Options:
- NAV and 4.3" Stereo Available
- HID's Available
- Rear Entertainment Available

I'm probably missing a couple items, but the 2009 is worth the extra cash simply for the LSD and stronger half-shafts. Those cost a minimum of 2K + install costs to upgrade.
 

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I had a 2009 before traded it in for a 2012. My 2009 SRT8 was a beast! Put 90,000 miles on her in three years and the only issue I had was a front shock went out on me. It was covered by the warranty so it wasn't an issue. Go for the 2009 because of the upgraded goodies.
 

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Thank you for your help.

The integrated brakes ducts are only for the 2010 and up Charger SRT8 ?

Do you have the LCD screen for the rear passengers with the Nav screen (GPS) ?
Is it the same package ?

If I want to add a CAI, which tuner or chips can I use ?
Will I need a custom tune for a SCT, diablosport or another programmer ?
 

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No, I have the brake ducts on my 06 SRT

I have the GPS without the VES (rear screen) which is pretty much the only option the first owner didnt get, seeing how my kids are older kind of glad I don't have it since it would pretty much never get used

I have a diablo tuner, tons of options and the even canned tunes are fantastic

CAI is all a matter of personal opinion, I have the airaid which I like because it has the add on scoop for the functional SRT8 hood scoop
 

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Good news for the brakes ducts.
Yes I have seen the airaid with the sort of duct to bring cold air from the hood scoop to the CAI... that's very geat. :TU:

I have a SCT with custom tunes for a 2005+ Ford Mustang.
Is there some tuner who make custom tunes with the Processor code (PCU code) ?

I would like to add a CAI and change the exhaust (mufflers or catback).

Do you know where I could get these parts and other spare parts on the web ?
 

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That's not a problem because I'm working with a French living in USA Us Parts For you and he will order and ship the parts for me.
 

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What do you mean high mileage on a SRT ?
is there a weakness on SRT ?

Can I get some info with the VIN ?
like the window sticker or anything else like the list of options.

I know how to get a carfax but I don't if I could find other info with a VIN.
 

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Good news for the brakes ducts.
Yes I have seen the airaid with the sort of duct to bring cold air from the hood scoop to the CAI... that's very geat. :TU:

I have a SCT with custom tunes for a 2005+ Ford Mustang.
Is there some tuner who make custom tunes with the Processor code (PCU code) ?

I would like to add a CAI and change the exhaust (mufflers or catback).

Do you know where I could get these parts and other spare parts on the web ?
The Diablosport tuner is the top one for our cars and they come with a couple tunes in them already. There are a few places that offer email custom tunes, HHP, Inertia, probably PWR or you can get it straight from the source, Johan works for Diablosport and does email custom tuning and is considered one of the best. I don't have his contact info but many people here do.
 

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Ok I will ask a build sheet info when I find the right car.

What do hamilton means when he said high mileage on a SRT ?
Is there a weakness on SRT ?
 
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