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I messaged underground a while back and they had "no interest" in working out a TT setup, which is somewhat understandable considering the platforms they do build for.
Makes sense. However, when I reach that bridge it will be more like here's $50-75k budget. Make this thing nasty. I'm sure they'll be more inclined to listen then.

Additionally, it matters whether or not you're a player. If you've already done substantial business with them I'm willing to bet they'll work with you.

Bottom line, the only way I see to do what I call a "nasty build" is with a stand alone system. I'm pretty sure those run $10-20k for Motec or AEM.

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Terrible news mate, I appreciate you sharing your story.


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Still under 10lbs of boost.
And guess why LOL











NO TUNING SO YOUR DUMPING COIN FOR NO GOOD REASON!!!!

With the setup mentioned you could boost 12-18# of boost so why do it right.

This is exactly why I stay away let those shop over promise and under deliver I'll sit back and

I just feel bad for all the people getting suckered in.



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WAIT because when any one does get it sorted out and if they do get it sorted out here will come a new supercharged version right from the factory LOL.

See for me watching to see if their is a Hellcat on the horizon is more promising than making any kind of power with these. This is the main reason I went and bought something I could boost and tune right out of the showroom and did not get a 2012-15 Jeep I'm holding out. Really saddens me but for the first time since 2006 I do not own 1 SRT and I've had 4 total including a 2012 300C just got sick of it being stock. I want another and the Charger and Challenger do noting for me while I very much like em just reserved to jump into one with the tuning issues and if I do make the jump it will be for an AWD version since 707HP is useless daily driving unless it's AWD fun yes Useless Yes trust me I drive a 750HP car all summer and while being fun it's all over the place.
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Old 02-05-2015, 09:08 AM
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And guess why LOL







NO TUNING SO YOUR DUMPING COIN FOR NO GOOD REASON!!!!

With the setup mentioned you could boost 12-18# of boost so why do it right.

This is exactly why I stay away let those shop over promise and under deliver I'll sit back and

I just feel bad for all the people getting suckered in.

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WAIT because when any one does get it sorted out and if they do get it sorted out here will come a new supercharged version right from the factory LOL.

See for me watching to see if their is a Hellcat on the horizon is more promising than making any kind of power with these. This is the main reason I went and bought something I could boost and tune right out of the showroom and did not get a 2012-15 Jeep I'm holding out. Really saddens me but for the first time since 2006 I do not own 1 SRT and I've had 4 total including a 2012 300C just got sick of it being stock. I want another and the Charger and Challenger do noting for me while I very much like em just reserved to jump into one with the tuning issues and if I do make the jump it will be for an AWD version since 707HP is useless daily driving unless it's AWD fun yes Useless Yes trust me I drive a 750HP car all summer and while being fun it's all over the place.
I like your style Chad. Hopefully tuning will be out eventually. But i expect a hellcat "track hawk" to be into the mid to high 80s. So taking the 45k i paid plus 20 to 25k to it still be 10 to 15k cheaper appeals to me. Built nag1 is proven. There's 10 ways to spend it. I would like a 440 with some spray could be nasty. I dd mine. Being in KY there isn't many speed shops.
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I like your style Chad. Hopefully tuning will be out eventually. But i expect a hellcat "track hawk" to be into the mid to high 80s. So taking the 45k i paid plus 20 to 25k to it still be 10 to 15k cheaper appeals to me. Built nag1 is proven. There's 10 ways to spend it. I would like a 440 with some spray could be nasty. I dd mine. Being in KY there isn't many speed shops.
You got out cheap at 45k lots are into em for a lot more.

I would only trust 1 shop HHP since they are balls deep into probably the biggest build yet!
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You got out cheap at 45k lots are into em for a lot more.

I would only trust 1 shop HHP since they are balls deep into probably the biggest build yet!
Yeah I've looked at them for the BES 426 and the forged 392
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Yeah I've looked at them for the BES 426 and the forged 392
Call em up Bro ask for Josh tell em I sent ya.
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Re: Done with the SRT - my story

Brutal. That seals the deal for me on the decision not to do FI. I'll wait and see what comes from the factory (if anything). Enjoy the Raptor, it's a nice truck.
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See for me watching to see if their is a Hellcat on the horizon is more promising than making any kind of power with these.
I don't know... talked to a service advisor who stated that if the red key was in use and something happened (engine wise), that the customer will have one hell of a time trying to get it warrantied, even if the vehicle is bone stock. Thought that was an interesting statement and Im sure shows the lack of support the SRT community has when dealing with Mopar service and their continued rep of poor/bad service.
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I don't know... talked to a service advisor who stated that if the red key was in use and something happened (engine wise), that the customer will have one hell of a time trying to get it warrantied, even if the vehicle is bone stock. Thought that was an interesting statement and Im sure shows the lack of support the SRT community has when dealing with Mopar service and their continued rep of poor/bad service.
Wow really crazy or the service MGR don't know poop LOL

Will be interesting to hear the story's if people start blowing up with the Red Key.

I really don't understand I can go buy a New Z06,Gt500,ZL1,Z28 or even the Raptor Truck above drive it to the dyno and get a tune and get more out of it!!

Just don't make any sense to me and it's kinda irritating to be quite frank! The same thing happened with the 06-10 Jeeps and SRT but full tuning was out by late 2007 If I remember correctly. The last piece of the puzzle in 07 was the tranny tuning and when that was finally released track records started to be broken. We are a lot deeper in this model almost 4 years and not a single sign of anything this is what I explain to people just read between the lines theirs more to it!
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Re: Done with the SRT - my story

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I just wanted to chime in here tonight. I spoke with the OP after he had sent some additional pictures in, and it definitely was NOT a tuning or supercharger related failure.

Unfortunately the fear mongers have already done their job and I fear that those of you who have already read this thread and decided that FI is the problem will never come back in to realize what the true failure was.

I understand why so many people would think this to be the case, because you have all seen so many people burned and wronged by shops that did not do this setup properly, and have cost people engines. This failure was purely mechanical. The truck seized up 2 intake valves, causing the piston to hit the valve, and break the connecting rod.

It had nothing to do with the blower, the tune, or any aftermarket part put on it. It would have happened if the truck were completely stock.

The lines of communication between us and the OP are open about potentially bringing it back to it's full glory, but we want to reiterate that this was a dropped/seized valve condition that caused the engine to fail.

The OP has sent us the pictures, but out of respect for him, and for assuring the board they are really from him, we let him know that he should post them.
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APR Audi RS7 Stage 1 Test – Review – Car and Driver

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However, fitted to the RS7 seen here ($129,374 as tested), APR’s Stage 1 tune boosts the output of the stock twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 from 560 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque to a claimed 674 and 700, respectively, on 93-octane pump gas. If that still seems soft, a second tuning map available at the touch of the cruise-control stalk yields 728 ponies and 744 pound-feet on 100-octane racing fuel for a proper Hellcat-crushing act. All that’s necessary is a software reflash for the engine computer ($2999 installed) that can be performed at any of APR’s 400-plus partner Audi dealers.

Thats what stings worse... that there are automotive companies that are willing to work with tuners and such, but there is really no support from mopar. From what I can recall, the Neon SRT4 has been really the one Mopar vehicle that was supported tuning wise from the factory.
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