Dodge

Could these Chevrolet, Dodge, Cadillac cars come back?

The Ford Bronco, Chevrolet Trailblazer, Toyota Supra, and Land Rover Defender.

Those vehicles are among the many long-gone models that automakers have recently revived, breathing new life into nameplates that died decades ago.

With the enormous buzz surrounding the release of the Bronco and, now, the newly revealed and revived Jeep Wagoneer SUV, automakers are expected to continue looking into their past to determine their future.

One big reason: It costs a lot to market a new built-from-scratch model that no one’s heard of. In fact, sometimes it can even be hard for automakers to identify an original name.

“When it comes to real words, English words, it’s tough to find some that haven’t already been reserved or purchased, so to speak, and licensed by a car company,” said Karl Brauer, an analyst with car-buying site iSeeCars. “So if you still own one

Read More

3,000-HP Cummins Diesel-Powered Dodge Truck Explodes on the Dyno

Attendees at Edge Products’ Weekend on the Edge 2020 event in Ogden, Utah, witnessed one of the gnarliest dyno catastrophes in recent history. In its quest to reach a mind-boggling 3,000 hp on the dyno, the truck affectionately known as Master Shredder succumbed to too much NOS (and to Satan) and literally flung its Cummins diesel engine out as a fiery meteor. While it was game-over for the truck, the driver, co-driver, and bystanders escaped with no major injuries.

Photo 2/22

  |   Master Shredder Industrial Injection Cummins Diesel Dyno Explosion 3000hp 02

Master Shredder, Industrial Injection Diesel Performance’s heavily-modified 6.7-liter Cummins Dodge diesel race truck piloted by Shawn Baca and Kody Pulliam, had just completed a solid 2,920-hp dyno pull (apparently the highest horsepower on a chassis dyno). Even more impressive? The truck’s 4,026 lb-ft of torque. In order to eke out an extra 80 hp to reach the magic
Read More

Basic Rebuilt Dodge 440 makes big power and torque

We all know the 440 big-block is the largest-displacement V-8 engine built by Chrysler, and when it comes to a combination of torque, power, and drivability, the 440 ranks as one of the best engines ever built. Instead of utilizing a high compression ratio or aggressive cam grind for its muscle, the 440 relies on sheer size, making great power from an idle with enough torque to get even the heaviest trucks and motorhomes moving quickly. And while the Mopar 440 does several things very well, we’ve always felt that with a few tweaks the engine was capable of well over the 375 horsepower rating it got from the factory. Even the highest-performing factory 440, the 390-horsepower Six-Pack (or Six-Barrel) version, had a relatively mild hydraulic flat-tappet camshaft and non-adjustable rocker arms, ensuring years of smooth, maintenance-free operation. Even better, 440s are still available in scrap yards, from core suppliers,

Read More

SpeedKore’s Hellephant-Powered 1970 Dodge Charge Is Extremely Custom

Even though it looks like a Charger from the ’70s, the Hellraiser is bespoke from the ground up. The carbon fiber bodywork is made in-house and layered on top of a SpeedKore designed frame that features an integrated roll cage. Front suspension is from a C6 Corvette, and the 9-inch Ford rear axle is supported by custom SpeedKore suspension and double-adjustable Penske shocks.

Grunt is supplied via Dodge’s 7.0-liter supercharged “Hellephant” V-8 that kicks out a ridiculous 1,000 horsepower and 950 lb-ft of torque. Clearly this thing is here to put the normal Hellcat-powered Charger to shame. The engine is mounted to a Dodge Demon-spec ZF 8-speed transmission and drive is, of course, sent to the rear. The whole thing rides on a set of HRE S201 three-piece wheels which are then wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport 4S rubber.

The grille (and all the other brightwork

Read More