I bought mine somewhat on impulse. I had just totaled my ram 1500 and was looking for another truck but jumped on the mag cause it was the last new v8 in my area and had loved the car since inception. Part of me wishes I got the truck at times but then again I have never felt the way I do about this car with any other vehicle. Not even the new durango the wife has lol.
Tapatalk sent me
"If I don't remember, It didn't happen"
"I do not think his Magnum will fit in my parking space"
2008 Magnum R/t, Black - Panaramic Sunroof, Hood struts, OEM SRT hood, 300 SRT wheels, 2 JL Audio 10 (with no name 1k watt amp,) Wood flooring, Demolded, Carbon Fiber AirHammer, Diablo Predator, LED lighting, Halo's, Plasti-dipping - SO FAR!
Had an '01 taurus wagon that needed about $3k to keep road worthy. It had over 500k kms and wasn't going to pay that for a car so whipped. Since I am 6'5" with long legs I needed something that would continue to meet my needs. As well since I like wagons best this was a no brainer. Loved them since they first came out and when I sold my share of my house after my separation I treated myself to the first really nice car I have ever had and do not regret a moment of it. I love my magnum!!!!!
I've got a mind that can steer me to your house,
And a heart that can bring you red flowers.
My intentions are good and earnest and true,
But under my hood is internal combustion power.
Satan is my Motor - Cake
“If trees could scream, would we be so cavalier about cutting them down? We might, if they screamed all the time, for no good reason.” - Jack Handy
i had a 2001 nissan fronteir that barely got 19 mpg with the 4 cylinder. i wanted a vehicle that can do 4 things.
1- get out of its own way
2- get at least 25 mpg
3- be able to put my competition rifles in the rear with out them getting wet in case of rain.
4- seat more than 2 people.
my maggie may only have a 3.5l v6 but its got more then double the power my run down truck was getting. my maggie gets 33 mpg on the hwy with the stock rims and tires on it.mr rifles and ammo have yet to get wet sitting in the rear and still room for my ammo, luggage, wont get wet when it rains, nor do i have to move them from the rear of the truck to the front seat just to go inside somewhere. and this thing seat 5 people. have put 4 adults( including myself) and a small teenage girl (my little sister) and still gets 30 mpg with all that weight. i love my car and will get another one when this one is paid off. I WANT A HEMI!!!
best time- 15.532@ 89.52
trufiber ram air hood, diablo sport intune w/ 91 oct. tune, ported and polished lower intake manifold, ported and polished throttle body, magnaflow muffler, blastin bobs 10 db exhaust system with the 4" tips, jet hot coated big bully cai, big bully catch can, jet hot coated jba stainless shorty headers, 160 stat, lowered ridin om 20's
don't run, you'll only die tired
I wanted one ever since I saw it as a concept car, and finally after a wreck I got me one! 2.7 but it's still a MAGNUM!
(Previously owned 2008 SE AKA "357 MAGNUM")
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2011 Dodge Challenger R/T
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I wanted an "outcast" of muscle cars and the wagon just looked wicked. I originally wanted a Subaru WRX wagon. Crash test ratings and reliability pointed me this way
2005 Magnum RT ♠ Polished Frankentake ♠ Straight Exhaust ♠ Taylor Shorty wires ♠ Painted Headlights ♠ PD Grill
Eyelids ♠ Clarion NX409 Navigation/DVD ♠ LED Door Pulls ♠ 2 12" Subs ♠ 800W Mono Amp ♠ Shaved Wiper ♠ 3.5" drop to tuck tire
I'm lovin alll these stories. seriously. i think this was a definite great thread topic.
my two girls
I kinda sorta think this should be a sticky. im just sayinnnn.
my two girls
Guess I've always been a wagon guy at heart - first new car we bought when I was a kid was a 72 Pinto wagon white with fake wood siding and a floor-mounted shifter when I was 8. Had my Mom draw a picture of it without wheels, so I could give it the Ed Roth giant-rear-wheels-monster-blower look.
Then my college/job hunt car was a used maroon Olds Delta 88 custom cruiser with no options except a CB radio and heavy duty suspension. I still miss that car - I imagined giving it the moonie wheel make-over, but instead traded it on an '86 dark gray 5 speed Mustang GT (it was my proxy for an AC cobra ). The Mustang got traded for a '93 dark blue Explorer to take my little 17' inboard/outboard to more lakes. Luckily, I married a hot-rod girl who drove a '95 Camaro Z-28, so when kids came along, I got the Camaro, and when the Explorer started regularly overheating on hills, she got an Expedition.
Then, not sure how, I stumbled across this link:
Dodge Magnum SRT-8 concept car
And it was simply a question of when - just a perfect fusion of everything I loved in cars. I started haunting every Dodge lot I passed, and finally found my blue RT.
Great thread, great stories, and thanks for the opportunity to walk down memory lane!
I bought my mag in the spring of ’08; previously I drove a full sized GMC Sierra. Gas was approaching $4 a gallon which meant $100 per fill up, lasting me appox 4 days or so (50 miles one way). I needed a new car bad!
I looked at every sedan on the lot, and they were all, well… sedans. All pretty much the same. And then I saw her, Inferno Red and beautiful. Only 3K miles and halfway decent gas mileage. Sold!
I avoided the mod bug for 3 years. That all started with rims, then exhaust, then springs/struts, etc. It’s a slippery slope the mod bug, but ya’ll know that. She's changed a bit since these pics were taken, the molding is gone.
RottenApple: 2006 Inferno Red, Magnum SXT
Eibach Pro-Kit springs and dampers, 22" wheels, de-badged, custom exhaust,
71mm ported & polished Throttle Body, BigBully CAI & Catch Can,
Predator tuner w/ modified 93oct tune.
Well before I got my mag in Feb 2011 I had a 2004 F150 and before that a 2000 mercury grand marquis I have always wanted a magnum since they came out.. It was more roomy and had a v6 so I was like yeah buddy more room more speaker room and better gas mileage sweet so I got it.. Then after having it for a week or 2 I realized d@mmit it I get just as bad of gas mileage then I did in my truck should have just got the D@mn HEMI... But oh well to late now so hopefully I will get to trade her in in a yr or so and get my HEMI preferably a SRT8 Here is a couple pics of my old vehicles...
Here is my Marquis
Here is my F150
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26" Dcenti rims w/255/30/26 tires, extended spindles, rolled fenders, 2 15" kicker L7 subwoofers, 4,000 watt hifonics brutus amp, tinted tails, black painted headlight buckets, 8.3" power acoustik Flip out touch screen dvd player, cross drilled and slotted rotors,Cai, wiper delete with 300 srt8 wing, 8000k HID lights, white led interior lights, polished gauge rings, dual exhasust with glasspack
I loved my Avalanche, but the 13.5 mpg and the amount of travel I do for work and to wrestling tournaments and baseball for my oldest son, I had to get something with better mileage and still had room on the inside. I loved the look of the Magnum when it first came out and the idea of still having a V-8. Now I'm getting 19.8 MPG and loving it! Would love a SRT8 if it didn't run on premium.
Well I had an 07 Silverado 4x4 that I loved dearly. Had everything done to her, true dual exhaust, headers every bolt on performance part you could think of. I loved her to death but well I took a different job and a huge pay cut but was at a positive place with equity on her. I used that to buy my way into my maggie. Had a long talk with my best friend about what to get, I wanted something that I still could use to haul some stuff if I needed to and he said how about a magnum they have a hemi you know. Well from there I searched heavily online to find one in Black, I new I wanted black and hemi for sure, other than that well everything was on the table. Found one that would work in my price range and test drove her and I was in love. It has been a mod love affair ever since.
My old silver streak, still miss her some days.
The day I got her
After a few mods
Thought I was happy with this look than i ordered a hood and well the wheels had to go
And well how she sits today
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Flowmaster Super 40's, Pioneer deck, 2 12" subs wit 600 watt amp, Dropped 2 inches, debadged, demolded, Dubz, Smoked Led Tail's, Moonshadow Tint, Black painted headlights, k&n fipk cai, AAC interior blue led conversion, AAC Hod lights
Hemi registry #1493
2005 Dodge Magnum - with a thirsty Hemi
2006 Jeep Commander - 4" lift and off road ready