2010 Dodge Challenger
The 2010 Dodge Challenger is a large sport coupe that features nostalgic exterior styling and a comfortable ride. This is a muscle car with retro vibes. Its trim levels echo its engine line up. Base Challenger SE comes with a 3.5L V6 that manages 250 horsepower and 250lb-ft of torque. A new five-speed (up from 4 in 2009) is the only transmission for this trim. R/T is powered by a 5.7L V8 that reaches 372 horsepower and 400lb-ft of torque and a five-speed automatic as standard. A manual transmission on the R/T can boost power to 376 hp and 410lb-ft, while the SRT8’s 6.1L V8 pumps out 425 horsepower and 420lb-ft of torque and can pair with either the manual or automatic transmission on the R/T. Going 0-60mph takes the R/T 5.9 seconds, while the SRT8 can do it in 5.3. The 2010 model year also featured two unique and historic Challenger colors: Detonator Yellow and Plum Crazy.
Small Swap for Extra Style
The third-generation Challenger is already a distinctive combination of modernity and retro flair, and sometimes it's the smaller or understated changes that can really make the most impact. A fan-favourite exterior mod for the 2010 Challenger is swapping out the factory fuel door for an aftermarket option. This is a pure cosmetic mod, there really is no other reason to swap out a fuel door, though with most aftermarket doors made from high quality billet aluminium with a plastic inner housing, they are quite durable and long-lasting. With a range of finishes from black, chrome, satin silver or stainless steel, and most embossed with the “Fuel” logo, this can really be an eye-catching upgrade that complements or contrasts with other chrome or blacked out accessories.
If you’re regularly testing your SRT8’s acceleration power at the drag strip, a line lock kit will help you better control your burnouts. Also referred to as a roll control kit, a line lock kit is used to lock the front brakes without needing any pressure on the brake pedal. This means you’ll be able to safely perform a burnout or prepare for launch at a drag race without having to ride and potentially damage your brakes. So how does it work? Its basically an electric solenoid controlled by a switch in your shifter. With the brake pedal depressed, you activate the brake-control solenoid switch. Once your foot is removed from the pedal, the solenoid keeps your front brakes locked, with the rear wheel free to spin. You can then rev your V8 to your rpm of choice. Simply trigger the launch by releasing the solenoid switch. A Roll Control Kit’s solenoid valve and brake lines are typically manufactured from heavy-duty billet stainless steel and will include all required fuses and switches. While a Line Lock Kit won’t alter how your brakes perform under normal driving, this type of Kit really is reserved for use in closed track events and for only momentarily locking your brakes, not for extended periods of time. If you’re an advanced mechanic, this might be a straightforward install, but for most, a Line Lock Kit may well be better left to the professionals.