2005 Dodge Magnum RT


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My 2005 Dodge Magnum RT.  What’s your question?  Oh, the answer is “You’re about to find out…”

 

 

 

 

We ordered this car on September 18th, 2004.  Normally, we would never buy a new car due to the depreciation you’re immediately hit with, but because of the Friends and Affiliates Discount that I get through my work, I was able to get this car at 1% below Factory Invoice, plus the $1000 back from Chrysler Financing.  In all, we paid $5,000 below MSRP.

After deciding on the Electronic Convenience Group, Convenience Group II, Protection Group, and the 6 CD/MP3/Cassette Stereo, we were torn between Bright Silver and Magnesium Pearl.  Then the feeling that it’s traditional for MOPAR to offer weird and cool colors hit us, and we decided to go with the Magnesium.  Is it green?  Is it gray?  It depends on the lighting.  In any case, this car is incredibly cool and very fast.

We were given a timeframe of 6-12 weeks for the car to arrive, and 10 weeks and 3 days later, it was here!  It had just 8 miles on the odometer and a full tank of gas.  I took it out for a quick test drive and confirmed that it would indeed smoke the tires from a dead stop with the traction control off.  So far, I’ve put in some rubber floor mats to protect the carpet from the Missouri weather. I've also added a Mopar Cold Air Intake, tinted the front windows to match the back, removed some badges, and added a Zoomers exhaust system. 

 

If you are considering adding a custom exhaust, I highly recommend the Zoomers.  Here's a comparison of the startup/rev between stock and the Zoomers.  I recorded them the same day, with the recorder in the same location (by the driver's side rear wheel).

Stock

Zoomers

 My Magnum burnout video (made 1 month before getting the Zoomers):

My best quarter-mile time is 14.181 @ 96.08mph with a 60' time of 2.160.