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Went from a M6 Scat to an A8 1320....boy what a difference!

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I loved my previous car, the "Steel Curtain Challenger". So much so my wife thought I was crazy when I began returning it to stock. She never liked riding in it; said the M6 made her feel like a bobble-head, but she really liked what I had done to it.

Now, she loves riding in the 1320, and (for a non-enthusiast) was amazed and the quickness and smoothness with which the A8 shifts. Makes for better times ahead.

For me, I have yet to get on the track with the 1320 (120 miles to go to the magic 1,500) and my first race next weekend at MSHS/VMP is now being threatened by Hurricane Dorian influence.

Regardless, as much as I loved shifting gears on a powerhouse like the 392, and especially with a Barton Shifter, I gotta say this A8 transmission has me smitten all over again! I'd like to get rid of the MDS due to the long term negative impact it can have on valves, but I'm going to start autosticking more to avoid it coming on....that or just do my street driving in Drag Mode.

When I took the sidepipes off my '15, I was shocked at how much quicker it felt; that is, until I weighed those suckers...45 lbs EACH!. No wonder I couldn't break 12.5!

A "rev of the engine" to the founder and host of this site, for welcoming us refugees in, and for making room for us "mere mortal" Challenger owners!

This place is gonna be almost as much fun as my 1320!
 

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Another one converted lol. The A8 is really that good. Lots of M6 peeps don’t give it a chance but would be surprised by how good it really is.
I drive mine in M mode quite a bit. More control, faster shifts. Best of both worlds. Some don’t know what they're missing...
 

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My wife's Charger is an A8, my Challenger a M6. I think they are both fantastic!
 

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I loved my previous car, the "Steel Curtain Challenger". So much so my wife thought I was crazy when I began returning it to stock. She never liked riding in it; said the M6 made her feel like a bobble-head, but she really liked what I had done to it.

Now, she loves riding in the 1320, and (for a non-enthusiast) was amazed and the quickness and smoothness with which the A8 shifts. Makes for better times ahead.

For me, I have yet to get on the track with the 1320 (120 miles to go to the magic 1,500) and my first race next weekend at MSHS/VMP is now being threatened by Hurricane Dorian influence.

Regardless, as much as I loved shifting gears on a powerhouse like the 392, and especially with a Barton Shifter, I gotta say this A8 transmission has me smitten all over again! I'd like to get rid of the MDS due to the long term negative impact it can have on valves, but I'm going to start autosticking more to avoid it coming on....that or just do my street driving in Drag Mode.

When I took the sidepipes off my '15, I was shocked at how much quicker it felt; that is, until I weighed those suckers...45 lbs EACH!. No wonder I couldn't break 12.5!

A "rev of the engine" to the founder and host of this site, for welcoming us refugees in, and for making room for us "mere mortal" Challenger owners!

This place is gonna be almost as much fun as my 1320!
Post some pictures of the beast!
 
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From 2018 T/A M6 to 2019 A8 1320. Agree 100% Loved the A8 in my HC, glad to have one again. M6 was fun to drive but this car really scoots
 

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My wife's Charger is an A8, my Challenger a M6. I think they are both fantastic!
That may be....but if you had to pick one or the other...which do you go with?
 

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That may be....but if you had to pick one or the other...which do you go with?
I would go with the Challenger M6! Holiday wkend full of snow and rain and slush in NM, so been driving the truck. Today, back to my M6...instant grins!
 

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I was one of those guys that if it is a sports or muscle car it had to be manual but once I drove the A8 I fell in love. Shifts violent when it has to or drives calm and sophisticated like a S class Benz. All depends on what drive mode you put it in and how much throttle is applied. I love these things.
 

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