Hopping up your hard-earned Challenger is a high priority, but where do you start? AmericanMuscle took some of the guesswork out with their first-ever Challenger Hot Lap episode in which resident Challenger expert Adam Maqboul reviewed his top five favorite mods.
SR Performance Lowering Springs
Performance suspension is at the top of the list. “Lowering springs are such a key player in not only changing the Challenger’s stance, but they also get rid of that unsightly factory wheel gap,” he explains. The SR Performance springs have a progressive spring rate so they’re comfortable on the highway, but rigid under load.
Oracle Chrome OE-Style Headlights with ColorSHIFT LED Halos
A hint of visual voodoo is up next. “Color changing headlights might not be for everyone but, if you’re looking for an OEM-style colorshifting LED and you do not want to cut open your headlights to wire in custom ones, this is definitely the way to go.” Customization is simple as a smart phone app can change the LED color, brightness, and strobe effects via WiFi.
Injen Evolution Cold Air Intake with Dry Filter
Getting back to the go-fast is an underhood upgrade that’s just about as easy as they come. “Best of all, this cold air intake doesn’t require a tune, which makes it a really easy first five bolt-on mod,” Adam says.
SEC10 Throttle Response Controller
This nifty gadget enhances pedal to throttle body response. “This device here can reduce or even completely eliminate that delay which can really change your driving experience in a very noticeable way.” Multiple settings are available to get the feel right to you.
Corsa Xtreme Cat-Back Exhaust with Polished Rectangular Tips
Last but not least is a high performance exhaust. “It’s one of those systems that can be pretty tame at idle, but it screams at higher RPMs.” The muffler and resonator pairing is designed to minimize drone and the sound clips are just plain wicked.