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Re: Mod fever

True that, hopefully only cheap mods though

I'm not a track guy, but I fell in love with the SRT8 after test driving it. The 3.6L V6 just lacks balls, sad to say. When I step on the gas, I want power instead of a 1.5-2 second delay

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LOL.. ya i hear ya, but watch yer self it's a slippery slope, once you get a taste of power it can and has to many people made them wan't more and more.

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^ and nobody know that better than you Mr 426! Lol... As if I wasn't jealous enough of your car! Haha!

Op... Just lacks balls us the first comment that started my addiction to modding... Now theres never enough power! Lol.

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^^ that's the pot calling the kettle black.... brilliant black at that
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So, I purchased my '11 300 at the beginning of October and almost instantly fell in love. Its a plain old white touring and I was immediately told that the white 300 was the ugliest and it was virtually impossible to improve. Well, challenge accepted! It's a work in progress, but so far:
-tinted windows
-Grillcraft grille
-Blacked out the headlights

Ordered a few cans of plasti-dip, going to cover up that horrid chrome trim, never was a fan of it. My question: what's next? Some black rims will be up next in the spring, but after that I'm drawing a blank. New exhaust? CAI? Tuner? Any inspirational tips are appreciated


Sidenote; I grabbed some tips on painted the headlight bezels from this forum, but my experience with high-heat painting motivated me to make a few modifications to his process. It was a bit of a daunting task, what with baking wires in the oven and me being relatively new to car mods. Took about six hours from start to finish, did the grille while I had the bumper already peeled off. Sealed up the headlights with some left-over high heat sealant I had lying around. Three weeks in, I've had no problems and plenty of compliments!
Very nice....what grillcraft is that the mx...and how about a little info on the process of doin the lights....am interested in same but scared s..tless with all the crap on it baking it..Some info could help..
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Hahahahaha! True!

Still pal since you posted about whapping a deposit down on the 426 I can't stop dreaming about having one myself... it's a sickness! How long till go time anyway? At the risk of hijacking a little here... I sorta can't wait for some videos!
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Very nice....what grillcraft is that the mx...and how about a little info on the process of doin the lights....am interested in same but scared s..tless with all the crap on it baking it..Some info could help..
Haha not a problem, I actually did a bit of research on the melting point of all the electrical. Ill list exactly what I did and add that maybe I only succeeded through luck, so don't blame me if it turns into metal goop

Ill skip the removal of the bumper as there are already better guides out there.

1- Remove the dust caps from the back of the headlight assembly, unscrew the bulbs and keep them in a safe place.

2- Pre-heat oven (I used Convection Bake) to 250, make sure you turn the oven off, then set the headlight assembly inside. Even if you can fit both, I'd only recommend doing one at a time.

3-I heated them for 8 minutes, then gently pried them apart with a flat blade screwdriver. Still needed more work, so i reheated oven to 250 and put them back in for 3 minutes. There are little clips holding the halves together, Id recommend peeling those back first. The sealant will be soft at this point so once you get maybe 25-50% started, you can peel it apart with your hands. I used a knife to slice the stringy bits that held together.

4- Once separated, its just a screw job. Theres 9-10 screws you need to remove, thankfully they are all the same size . All you want is the frame like in th picture I posted. I used a 600 grit sand paper and scraped off every bit of chrome i could.

5- Wiped it down with Dawn dish soap, rinsed it, then sprayed it with a 500 matte black BBQ paint. No primer needed/recommended. 4 coats with 10-15 mins between each, then waited 90minutes before re-assembling.

6- I baked the second one while the first was drying. While I had the 2nd one drying, I re-baked both halves of the first. 250 for 8 minutes, then after seeing the sorry state i left the manufacturers sealant in, I ran some high temp silicone along the whole thing before putting it back together. I let it cool off before putting the bulbs and dust caps back on.

I think that was all, my method could probably b improved upon but if you have questions, let me know.

Sidenote: in my stupidity, i was loosening a big black screw on the assembly. After I took her for a testdrive, and had oncoming traffic flash their lights at me 100x, I realized that was the levelling screw.
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LOOKS GREAT!!

That sounds so easy but not sure if I am willing to take the risk. I am thinking about buying the factory blacked out headlights, if I can find them from someone other than Chrysler.

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