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The 2006 Dodge Challenger Concept

November 23, 2005 Leave a comment
And the show must go on.

The classic Dodge muscle car of the 70s is making a comeback; this time as a Concept car.

For car enthusiasts who are also avid movie goers, the Dodge Challenger is very memorable. It starred with Barry Newman, Cleavon Little and Dean Jagger in the 1971 movie, the Vanishing Point and with Viggo Mortensen in the 1997 remake of the said movie.

Dodge Challenger also appeared in the 2003 movie, 2 Fast 2 Furious, the sequel of the 2001 movie, The Fast and the Furious, which starred Vin Diesel and Paul Walker and which featured another 1970s Dodge car, the Dodge Charger.

The Dodge muscle coupe concept shall debut in the North American Auto Show in January in Detroit. It is much similar to the 1970s Dodge Challenger, says Tom Tremont of Chrysler’s Pacifica studio in California.

A sketch of the 2006 Dodge Challenger Concept released by Dodge reveals the old Dodge Challenger’s distinctive features such the rear Dodge fender kick, wide mouth front end, functional Dodge hood scoops and rectangular exhaust tips.

2006 Dodge Challenger Concept

However, in its reincarnation, the 2006 Dodge Challenger Concept car shall be more refined and imperfections such as the old car’s tucked under wheels and long front overhang will be removed.

It will be based on a shorter Chrysler 300/ Dodge Charger chassis (116-inch wheelbase vs. 120 inches) and it shall be powered by a 6.1L Hemi engine mated with a six-speed manual transmission with a pistol grip shifter.

Dodge just faced the challenge of making a muscle coupe concept car adopted from the old Challenger model despite the innovative designs being introduced the industry nowadays.

Why not take the challenge of improving your old Dodge car as well or any old vehicle in your garage?

Auto Parts Corner can help you with your auto parts needs. The store has OEM quality Dodge parts like Dodge carpet, Dodge AC condenser, Dodge catalytic converter, and Dodge radiator. Also offered are thousands of high quality Ford parts, Jeep parts, BMW parts and a whole lot more.

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What’s That Word Again?

November 3, 2005 Leave a comment
As you buy replacement or custom parts, do you care about which of these to buy: OEM, aftermarket, original equipment? Or do you know the difference among these terms in the first place?

Here’s a simple guide for auto users, especially new drivers and teen drivers out there who still know a little about driving and car parts. Defining these terms clearly is important as it would help you purchase the right equipments or parts for your vehicle. Whether it’s a simple car mirror, headlights, spoilers or high performance auto wheels, catalytic converters or radiator, you have to be meticulous about the car parts you are spending your money for.

Aftermarket parts. These are parts and accessories that are used for the repair and maintenance of the vehicle, which means that they are added to the vehicle after it has been bought from the dealer. These are not original equipments but are designed to match the original’s specifications.

OEM parts. “OEM” is an acronym for “original equipment manufactured/ manufacturer.” These parts are manufactured and supplied by the car manufacturer. So if you have a Ford SUV, those Ford parts that originally came with it when you bought it from the dealer are OEM Ford parts.

Original Equipments. Like OEM parts, these auto parts were supplied to the vehicle when it was purchased; however, these may also be used to replace damaged or worn out original parts. Note that these parts may or may not be made by the car manufacturer as some car makers purchase auto parts made by other manufacturer and assemble or install them in their autos.

Now that you are familiar with the terms, it is expected that you’ll make a better decision about which replacement parts you should and should not buy. Aftermarket products are often misjudged as inferior parts, but this is not true to all. In fact some aftermarket parts are designed to last longer and are more stylish than the original. And luckily, they are less expensive than the original equipments.

For your replacement auto part needs, go to Auto Parts Corner. This store offers top quality OEM and aftermarket products. Check out their site and learn more of their auto parts and deals.

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