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  • donnak1donnak1 Posts: 39
    Does it pull/drift to the right? Have you read all of the messages regarding all of the problems with this car? Do you mind spending most of your time in the service department? Do you want to get to know your state's lemon law? I sure hope you got lucky on your purchase. I personally, am trying to decide whether or not to go for the buy back.
    Good luck,
    Donna :lemon:
  • Thanks for this info. dll2k4. I called yesterday and was informed my car was shipped 4/7/05. woo-hoo! Though I have been well treated at my dealership and have no issues with them (let's hope that will continue after I receive my car) it will be interesting to see their reaction when I tell them this news. And wouldn't you know it will probably come in next week (I am assuming 2 weeks transit time to Boston area) while I will be in Calf. Murphy strikes again! Thanks all.

  • Donna,

    I thought the right drift was finally fixed on your car. Your last post sounds like you are still having a problem.

  • Can some of you RT hemi owners do a test for me and let me know the results?

    Start car cold, completely cold.
    Idle for 30 seconds. Turn off.
    Wait 30 minutes and re start. See if oil smoke comes out the exhaust.
    They wait time can be a little more or less, but the run time must not get it warm or even close, so sta around 30 seconds.

    Let me know Here or
  • Kirstie_HKirstie_H Posts: 11,025
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  • maw1982maw1982 Posts: 62
    I have an '05 RT and like the idea of having the express up front windows that the 05 300C and '06 magnum RT Conv Grp II models have. Anyone know how easy or involved it would be to enable that feature. WOuld it be as easy and swapping out the power window switches on the front doors or is it more involed and therefore not worthwhile?
  • fsmmcsifsmmcsi Posts: 792
    I just cancelled my order for a 2006 Magnum. I had ordered an SXT, as the RT rides too rough for my needs, but the SXT lacks too many features available on other cars. Also, I didn't like what I saw when I re-examined the side crash test results and noted the lack of side torso air bags. I will wait until the 2007 models are out (roughly one year from now) to make my choice.
  • Would you try this on your car and let me know what happens?
    Can some of you RT hemi owners do a test for me and let me know the results?
    Start car cold, completely cold.
    Idle for 30 seconds. Turn off.
    Wait 30 minutes and re start. See if oil smoke comes out the exhaust.
    They wait time can be a little more or less, but the run time must not get it warm or even close, so sta around 30 seconds.
    Let me know Here or
  • 1997montez341997montez34 NJ, USAPosts: 202
    My father picked up his 2005 Magnum RT AWD tonight! It's Cool Vanilla with the light Greystone interior. Fully loaded. What a cool car. I totally have car envy now!
  • kowalskikowalski Posts: 94
    Current crash tests rate the Magnum and 300 5 stars.........
    I was sold..
  • kowalskikowalski Posts: 94
    Not a puff or hint of smoke ..
  • kowalskikowalski Posts: 94
    It just dawned on me .This car reminds me of the 64 riv /dual qauds my dad had as I was a kid.
    I bought it 10 years later it was a real head turner and cruised much like the magnum ,firm and fast when needed.
  • gothemigothemi Posts: 4
    Im an owner of the first 05 magnum in ohio last year but knowing what thier are coming out with this June ia called the SRT8 Hemi it is a 6.1 Hemi with 425 hp with more opptions ava. Not due until June of 05.
  • gothemigothemi Posts: 4
    Hello I'm an owner of a 2005 Magnum Hemi RT and the tires on the care are wearing down to 5/32 of an inch already and their is only 15,000 miles on the car and driven with the most respect you can give a car. Has anyone else having this problem with their tires.P225 60 18 BSW touring tires. Continental tires said their is nothing they can do to help and the dealer agrees with me that the tires are rotated every time the oil is changed. The kicker is the continental tire is the only tire company to make this size tire for this particular car.
  • As with any car, i would get an alignment, which may or may not be the specs from the factory on what is best for tire wear. Especially toe and camber.
  • Good for you! I'm glad yours is ok.
  • cuppcupp Posts: 5
    Yes, had to replace my tires on my RT at 18000 miles. They were worn down to the tread wear bars. Continental & Chrysler pro-rated the tires and it cost me $300 for a complete set. Just took the car in for a 3000 mile oil change & the Service Manager checked out the new set & they are already feathering on the outer edges. He had the tires rotated at no cost to me & will look them over next trip in for oil change. Need to push the issue at your dealer, mine never hesitated to get on the phone with both Chrysler & Continental & had this resolved in 24 hours.
  • bcdavisbcdavis Posts: 3
    Did you ever take any pictures of the dash kit installed?

    I'd love to see them.
  • bcdavisbcdavis Posts: 3
    I was also wondering again if anyone has added an aftermarket exhaust. It seems like there are 3 brands available. Borla, Flowmaster, and MagnaFlow. Does anyone have any recommendations?
  • I ordered a 2006 RT on 2/10/05. I drove it home last night (4/20/05). That is a day short of 11 weeks from the order date. I don't know of any way to find out updated ETA without asking the dealer.
  • kowalskikowalski Posts: 94
    me too pal ...
  • kowalskikowalski Posts: 94
    check tire rack ....
  • kowalskikowalski Posts: 94
    Buy an older c5 vette 45k plus tax and apr is going to have you at about 55 k ..
    Dosnt make sense Id buy a porsche awd for that change ..
    That srt 8 will drop like a rock if you thought a magnum would drop the srt8 will disappear out of 45K + no way Im happy iwth the hemi at 340 hp .

    Wake up call! its a station wagon ..
  • kowalskikowalski Posts: 94
    Any body know wheres a good place for after market parts for the magnum rt
  • hardhawkhardhawk Posts: 702
    I got a forward of an e-mail from my DCX dealer regarding the front tire wear. It is as follows:

    > At our last meeting Chrysler advised us to make it a point to instruct
    > each of our Magnum / 300 owners to rotate their tires based on the
    > "scheduled maintenance guide." The guide shows every 6000 miles and that
    > should be considered a minimum. Every oil change would be preferred. The
    > tires on these cars are not the normal compounds and the cars develop a
    > great deal of caster and camber when cornering which will cause tire
    > cupping.

    I got a kick out of it-blame the abnormal front outside tire wear on the tire "compounds". What does everyone think about this spin on the tire wear issue?
  • dshueydshuey Posts: 10
    I had the rumble in the front when making slow, tight turns. On first visit i was told "those models do that" i took it back. On second visit Dealer called chysler and was told to changethe transfer case fluid and that did the far.
  • rgdawsonrgdawson Posts: 11
    I am seeing the same thing on my RT AWD. I noticed significant wear after 3000 miles so I took it in for a check. The mechanic showed me that the alirgnment was already nearly perfect, so he rotated them for me for free, at least. At this rate these tires will wear out pretty fast. Looks like we are screwed.
  • My '05 RT has over 6K on it. Just had the tires rotated and balanced and there is nothing wrong with my tires. I fill my tires to 35 psi and check it monthly if not more.

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