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Old 11-05-2013, 09:03 PM
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I don't really want to guinea pig this one either, $199 plus shipping to Australia and then no chargers or challengers here to sell to if they don't fit!
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Old 11-06-2013, 01:02 AM
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Really likin these.... I've often wondered if the factory cover holds heat around the manifold???
I just don't want to be a guinea pig either...If you read the E-bay listing, it says that some modification ....i.e. grinding/cutting may be necessary to get them to fit...and that's for Chargers and Challengers. I believe our 5.7 has a different manifold wich may...or may not...interfere???
I:m surprised BlackOps or somebody like that hasn't latched onto this and fabricated a lod of these....I think they'd sell a lot of em!
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Old 11-06-2013, 06:52 PM
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I talked to the guy selling these. He says they use the same mounting points as the full cover, but a little trimming might be required for the tranny dipstick, and a couple of the vacuum hoses would need to be re-routed. I'm definitely interested...
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Re: Hemi Engine Covers

I might have to be a guinea pig
The OEM Mopar 392 wiring covers are on backorder according to my dealer. Wholesale cost with 392 logo is about $110. That makes the $199 seem reasonable since the aftermarket supplier has to buy the OEM 392 wiring covers, modify them to mill/grind down the 392 HEMI logo and then apply the 354 Hemi logo. They sure dress up the GC engine compartment.
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Old 11-06-2013, 10:34 PM
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Re: Hemi Engine Covers

OK. I pulled the trigger. Ordered the set below in red from eBay. Contacted seller about how they are holding up and he has had them on his since 2011 with a supercharger.

Dodge Challenger Charger Engine Cover Valve 5 7L 345 Hemi Mopar 2 Pcs Red | eBay

I will post pics after I get them.
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You da man Snowball! I'm really anxious to see what's involved with mounting them.
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Cheers snoball!
Looking forward to seeing if they fit!
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Re: Hemi Engine Covers

Excellent service from Steve White Motors on eBay. They say you go Hickory Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, Mopar, Cummins Parts & Accessories | Statesville - Wilksboro - Gastonia | Steve White Motor Parts | North Carolina and use Discount Code "AMA1" for Amazon users and "EBAY1" for eBay users and get better price. I ordered them on 11-6 and the arrived 11-8!
It will be middle of next week before I have time to detail the engine compartment and modify the new wiring covers to fit the 5.7, but here is how they look.
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Re: Hemi Engine Covers

Since the temperature is a warm 69 degrees today, I detailed the engine compartment and decided to see what it was going to take to fit the custom wiring covers to the GC. To my surprise, I got them modified and installed in about 20 minutes.
I was able to install the passenger side wiring cover with no problem, even with the Billet Technology catch can installed. Zero modifications to this side. A little wiggle and it pops onto the OEM connectors.
I went to the driver’s side I put the cover on and checked for interference. The hoses at the rear of the cover have some slack and need to be rotated and pushed towards the firewall. Very easy. The driver’s side wiring cover needs to have a little trimmed at the rear by the firewall to provide more clearance for the hoses.
The next spot that needs some trimming is on the lower edge near the rear where the fuel line exits the head. This line is not flexible, so you need to trim enough of the cover to permit it to rest without pushing on the fuel line. The hose to the front of the cover fits in the stock recess in the wiring cover. At this point you can push the driver’s side onto the OEM connectors. I used a Ryobi Speed Saw with a plastic cutting bit, but you can use a Dremel or Sabre saw.
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Re: Hemi Engine Covers

Here is the rear of the driver's side showing the trimming to clear the hoses next to the firewall.
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Re: Hemi Engine Covers

Here are some shots after they are trimmed and in place. This totally changes the appearance of the engine compartment. Very happy with the mod!
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I agree, It changes the look of the eng bay on my list Thanks for sharing
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