In the fall of 2007 I traded my old ’98 Cadillac STS for this Dodge Manum R/T.
When I first bought the car, I signed up at LXForums to read up on any potential issues with the car. Little did I know that the mod bug would bite so hard. It wasn’t long before I started tearing into the car.
It started innocently enough. New Wheels and Tints (Windows, Tails), eBay Halo Headlights. Debadged the hatch and front quarter panels.
The more time I spent on LXForums, the more mod ideas came up. The LX Platform was still relatively new and the tuning/aftermarket options were pretty slim back then. As vendors came up with new products, things were being added to the car on a regular basis.
- Honeycomb Grille
- TommyZ Hood (only 4 of them in Canada)
- Danko Chin Spoiler
- Wrapped the Wheels in Toyo Proxes 4s (255s)
- Blastin’ Bobs 9db resonator eliminator kit.
- 180F T-Stat
- Mopar Cold Air Intake
I also got a Superchips Tuner to advance the engine timing and firm up the shifts a bit. The Magnum really woke up with the canned tune the Superchips Tuner provided.
By then I was making regular trips to the drag strip (Toronto Motorsports Park @ Cayuga) and wanted to go even faster. So I decided to throw some nitrous on the car. Wasn’t long before UPS was making regular stops
I ordered the ZEX Wet Shot Kit for the Hemi (#82177). Also ordered
- one step colder NGK Irridium spark plugs
- Zex window switch
- Zex bottle warmer
- Zex blowdown kit
- Zex purge kit
- Nordskog Gauges (Fuel Pressure, N2O Pressure and A/F Ratio).
- A Pillar Gauge Pod
- Innovate Motorsports LC-1 Wideband Kit
- Nitrous Outlet EFI Plate
I installed the bottle bracket in the spare wheel well, so the bottle was completely hidden from view.
The setup was a success. With a fresh filled bottle, I was able to hit 12.75@105 in the 1/4 mile.