Yeah, I know what you're saying, it would just be nice to have options for this 200mm rear end for those that want it. I'd like to find a lightweight driveshaft as well. I think the factory one weighs something like 65-75lbs, and most of the normal duty lightweight driveshafts are in the 15-20lbs range. A rotational mass reduction could only benefit efficiency and power transfer.3.23 would be a pretty sick gear choice over the 3.06 option. I think the issue is the EPA estimates that they would take a hit on putting them in the charger.
They need to keep that highway MPG up as high as possible due to the government restrictions. The 3.06 probably already hurts them by 1-2 MPG so the 3.23 would probably add yet another 1 mpg loss.
On a fleet of cars as large as the charger that really hurts Dodges overall average.
I think the 3.06 probably helps the 0-60 over the 2.65 by a tenth or two. 3.23's would probably put the RT in the 4.9 range
That's a great idea, most of the pick 'n' pull yards around here have everything but new chargers though. You know what I'd like to find though? A lightweight aluminum crank pulley, lightweight driveshaft, a 180 degree thermostat, TCM adjustment from Diablosport, and a better ring and pinion set. Add that to what I already have and I think I'd be very content.I have 3.06 gears in mine with 8 spd. Granted I have awd but it gets it up there pretty easily. Plus you also are couple hundred pounds lighter with the rwd.
Also with 3.06 gears you maybe able to find rear end and computer in salvage yard off a totaled charger.
Gears would help, in this case you can either swap to a regular R/T differential (cheaper, but not really the ratio you're looking for and doesn't have mechanical LSD) or a Getrag swap from an SRT (comes with mechanical LSD and available in 3.06, 3.73 & 3.92 flavors). For your street vehicle I wouldn't go past a 3.06 unless you absolutely don't care about mileage.Now I have done many many hours of research into new gears for the rear end to improve my 0-60 and with no avail keep coming up with not many awnsers, the same with new injectors and a possible throttle body upgrade, just looking for some good products. I also have thrown around the idea of a new diablo II tuner thinking that maybe traction controle and stability controls being shut off it will allow more torque to the rear end, but the down side to that is no controle! Is the tuner worth the 600.00 there chargering?