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benyl
11-03-2004, 03:16 PM
Mopar, Chrysler Groupís parts and accessories brand, announced several additions to its Mopar Performance Parts line at the SEMA show, led by an all-new 5.7-liter Hemi crate engine, and crate versions of classic Hemi engines from the past.



In addition, Mopar also announced an all-new Mopar Stage 3R Turbo Upgrade Kit the Dodge SRT4. The Stage 3R kit pushes the performance of the Dodge SRT4ís 2.4-liter turbocharged engine to 310 horsepower.



"Mopar clearly recognizes the continuing growth of the aftermarket industry - particularly the performance parts and accessories arena," said Chris Cortez, Senior Vice President, Global Service and Parts. "The performance craze is only going to get bigger, so itís important that we stay close to all of our customers -- muscle car enthusiasts, racing fans and those enamored with the street scene."



Moparís SEMA theme is "Muscle, Street and Speed." According to SEMA, the aftermarket industry generates $29 billion annually, with about $5 billion coming from performance parts and accessories.



Following are the most recent additions to the Mopar Performance Parts lineup (all information provided by Chrysler):



Mopar Performance 5.7-liter HEMI Crate Engine

Offered in multi-port injection (MPI) and carbureted versions, the Mopar 5.7-liter HEMI crate engine represents the marriage of modern technology to classic Mopar muscle - everything from classic 1960s- and 1970s-era Chrysler muscle cars to late-model Dodge trucks.



Initial construction of the Mopar Performance 5.7-liter HEMI crate engine - which features a cast iron cross-bolted cylinder block with aluminum HEMI twin-plug cylinder heads - takes place at the Saltillo (Mexico) Engine Plant. It is then modified to include an integrated "plug and play" engine controller for easy installation into most vehicles.



The Mopar Performance 5.7-liter HEMI crate engine produces 360 horsepower at 5700 rpm and 360 lb.-ft. of torque at 4500 rpm.



Mopar Performance 540 Aluminum HEMI Crate Engine

For muscle car enthusiasts seeking the biggest and most power available in a crate engine, Mopar delivers the new 540 cubic-inch aluminum HEMI crate engine.



Available carbureted, blown or show-polished, the 540 cubic-inch aluminum crate engine delivers 650 to more than 900 horsepower, depending on engine configuration.



Mopar Performance 528/472/426 HEMI Crate Engines

First brought to market in 1991, Mopar introduces all-new versions of the classic 426 HEMI, now producing 465 horsepower and 486 lb.-ft. of torque; the 472 HEMI, with 525 horsepower and 540 lb.-ft. of torque; and the massive 528 HEMI, boasting 610 horsepower and 650 lb.-ft. of torque.



Each of these Mopar HEMI crate engines include all-new components built to original specifications, and are delivered completely assembled, from the intake manifold to the oil pan.



Mopar Performance Dodge SRT4 Stage 3R Turbo Upgrade Kit

The Dodge SRT4 is the hottest car in the popular sports compact car market. With its Stage 3R Turbo Upgrade Kit, Mopar makes it even hotter.



The 2.4-liter turbocharged engine in the stock Dodge SRT4 generates 230 horsepower and 250 lb.-ft. of torque. The Mopar Performance Dodge SRT4 Stage 3R Turbo Upgrade Kit boosts power to an unheard of - in this segment - 310 horsepower (with 91 octane fuel) at 5600 rpm and 325 lb.-ft. of torque between 3200 and 4800 rpm.



A 16 percent larger compressor wheel diameter is featured with the kitís turbo unit, allowing for increased air flow and additional intake air compression. A 19 percent larger turbine wheel diameter increases exhaust flow and reduces back pressure.



When the kit is accompanied by the Mopar Performance Cat-Back Exhaust System and "Turbo Toys" - a package consisting of an intercooler sprayer, "Dial-A-Boost" switch and a high-octane fuel switch - performance is upgraded further to a phenomenal 355 horsepower (with 100-octane fuel) at 5200 rpm and 365 lb.-ft. of torque at 3200-4800 rpm.



Mopar Performance Stage 3R Damper Kit

Mopar Performance designed its Stage 3R Damper Kit with the serious club sport driver in mind. It features independently adjustable rebound and compression on each damper, while offering drivers their choice of a range of spring rates, depending on the type of road racing or street use.



The Mopar Performance Stage 3R Damper Kit is offered as a set of shock absorbers similar to Moparís Stage 2 and Stage 3 systems - but without springs. In order to allow the driver to match the spring rates to the driving situation, Mopar Performance offers a variety of race springs for the Stage 3R kit.



Mopar DUB Edition Performance Parts and Accessories

Mopar is introducing a new line of Mopar DUB Edition parts and accessories at the 2004 SEMA show. Mopar and DUB have partnered on a number of special edition parts for the Chrysler 300 and Dodge Magnum.



Included in the Mopar DUB Edition parts and accessories are floor mats, a chrome package, sill plates, lowering springs, a three-inch performance exhaust and a special-edition Jacob & Co. diamond-studded clock for the Chrysler 300C.



Mopar Performance Parts are designed and tested by Chrysler Groupís Street and Racing Technology (SRT) engineers specifically for Chrysler Group vehicles - a claim no aftermarket company can make. All of the testing is done in-house, making Mopar Performance parts the preferred parts for serious street enthusiasts and competitive racers.



Mopar is based in Center Line, Mich., and is the exclusive original equipment supplier of parts for Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge vehicles



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JCX
11-03-2004, 03:30 PM
The Stage 3 is supposed to begin shipping about the middle of the month.

:clap:

1badPT
11-03-2004, 04:34 PM
Now I can finally have a HEMI powered PT :D

M_Power
11-03-2004, 04:40 PM
theres an article about the Mopar SRT4 Lightweight in SCC last month, with the lightweight panels and stripped interiors i think it ran a 12.4 IIRC.. damn fast for a warrantied neon :D

EK 2.0
11-03-2004, 04:57 PM
Originally posted by M_Power
theres an article about the Mopar SRT4 Lightweight in SCC last month, with the lightweight panels and stripped interiors i think it ran a 12.4 IIRC.. damn fast for a warrantied neon :D


and the exhaust ran out the driver's side of the car...WOOT WOOT!!...

Specs of that car were as follows...

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0-60MPH in 4.7 seconds all as per SCC testing...

rage2
11-03-2004, 05:03 PM
Originally posted by M_Power
theres an article about the Mopar SRT4 Lightweight in SCC last month, with the lightweight panels and stripped interiors i think it ran a 12.4 IIRC.. damn fast for a warrantied neon :D
It's not warrantied. Quote from Mopar site :

Mopar Performance parts are sold "as is" unless otherwise noted. This means that parts sold by Mopar Performance carry no warranty whatsoever. Implied warranties, such as warranties of merchantability, are excluded. (An implied warranty of merchantability means that the part is reasonably fit for the general purpose for which is was sold). The entire risk as to quality and performance of such parts is with the buyer. Should such parts prove defective following their purchase, the buyer and not the manufacturer, distributor or retailer, assumes the entire cost of all necessary servicing or repair. Dodge, Chrysler and Jeepģ vehicle and parts warranties are voided if the vehicle or parts are used for competition. The addition of performance parts does not by itself void a vehicle's warranty. However, added performance parts (parts not originally supplied on the vehicle from the factory) are not covered by the vehicle's warranty, and any failure that they may cause is also not covered by the vehicle's warranty.

Just because it comes from the performance arm of dodge/chrysler, don't think that it's all warrantied. Even the parts are sold as is without any warranty. Turbo from the kit breaks for whatever reason, no replacement turbo. If the car breaks, your original factory warranty is also void.

If you want a fast car with warranty, buy a Porsche, not a Neon ;).

canadiandaytona
11-03-2004, 05:08 PM
But if you get mopar to install these part is does not void the cars warrenty Guess we will have to wait and see how dodge responds to warennty work once these overpowered cars start brakeing

Ya good comparison porshe vs Neon :rolleyes:

1badPT
11-03-2004, 05:19 PM
You're both kind of right.

That legalese is your typical disclaimer - its basically saying that unless a warranty is specified for the part you are buying, the part you are buying is considered as is. Most of the parts do have their own warranty and the advantage is that since all your warranties are held at one place, you know where to go if something messes up. As for installed parts - the as-is ones would not be covered by the vehicle warranty as would any repair required as a result of that as-is part. Should something else fail, your vehicle warranty covers it :thumbsup:

M_Power
11-03-2004, 05:20 PM
Originally posted by CycloneAWD



and the exhaust ran out the driver's side of the car...WOOT WOOT!!...


lol, yah it was kind of ghetto, ie: no windows at all in the front..



Originally posted by rage2

It's not warrantied. Quote from Mopar site :


Just because it comes from the performance arm of dodge/chrysler, don't think that it's all warrantied. Even the parts are sold as is without any warranty. Turbo from the kit breaks for whatever reason, no replacement turbo. If the car breaks, your original factory warranty is also void.

If you want a fast car with warranty, buy a Porsche, not a Neon ;).
wtf? i thought that all of the mopar upgrades maintained the factory warranty? isnt that what all the mopar upgrade hype was about??

rage2
11-03-2004, 06:26 PM
Originally posted by canadiandaytona
But if you get mopar to install these part is does not void the cars warrenty Guess we will have to wait and see how dodge responds to warennty work once these overpowered cars start brakeing
They already have, and they're being fixed out of the owners pockets. Some dealerships (guys with friends on the inside) have been sneaking warranty claims through though, but generally speaking, installing mopar stage x parts will void your warranty (assuming the mod was what broke it), like any other mod to increase power in a stock car.


Originally posted by canadiandaytona
Ya good comparison porshe vs Neon :rolleyes:
Sure it's a good comparison. Both cars have similar power to weight ratio, both cars run 12's. The difference is the porsche has factory warranty with that performance and the neon doesn't. It's still cheaper to mod the neon and fix shit yourself, but if you're worried about warranty, buy a porsche. May not be the most economical, but warranty!

canadiandaytona
11-03-2004, 06:47 PM
and whats the price difference:rolleyes:

How do they prove the mod is what caused the brakage, and how come I haven't heard this on the SRT forums

EstoMax
11-03-2004, 06:53 PM
"the aftermarket industry generates $29 billion annually, with about $5 billion coming from performance parts and accessories."


does this mean 24 billion comes from ricer parts and accessories?

damn! :eek:

max

rage2
11-03-2004, 10:04 PM
Originally posted by canadiandaytona
and whats the price difference:rolleyes:
Exactly. My point is, you get what you pay for. Stage 3R a SRT-4, and don't expect a warranty.

JCX
11-03-2004, 10:33 PM
Having dealt with a number of Chrysler dealer's you can be pretty sure it'll work like this :

If they can blame a breakage on the Stage 3 upgrade, they won't cover it.

If they can't blame the Stage 3, they will cover it.

They simply won't void your warranty for ever and ever. I've spoken at length with a guy who is the warranty boss and he explained how it works. He also went on to explain that even if there is a restriction on the warranty, the dealer may *not* always find it.

For what it's worth I think the Stage 3 turbo will be no harder on the motor than the stock turbo. The stocker runs insanely hot, due to the small size and the poor manifold. IMO you'll be able to run the Stage 3 setup with no problems. Hell, there are guys running aftermarket turbos getting on a couple years now. Keep in mind this new upgrade has an ECU tuned for you. :D

Oh yeah, and if I wanted a fast car with a full warranty I'd go for a Z06 or a C6.