Eric Heinze’s Dodge Charger SRT-8

24 Mar 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on Eric Heinze’s Dodge Charger SRT-8
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Eric Heinze’s Charger (Sylvania, Ohio): Car of the Month, May

My introduction to Eric was through a on the LX Forum that has a life of its it is something like “Tired of yes men how great your car looks? Get answers here.” It can be fun, and I at it every time I see it cycle

One day, there was a post of a Charger SRT8 in black and with an air to air heat exchanger visible behind the grille. The car is The rear has a license plate that the car is blown, and the exhaust appeared to be at least five wide.

I wanted to crudely say, ricer cans are too small, and the plate. Suprise ’em.” I with, “Lose the plate, and you larger exhaust tips.”

became interested in automobile through his grandfather. Gramps buy model cars and he and Eric put the together and paint them in correct colors. From he moved forward to showing his

My grandfather taught me to bale hay and I all cars were mud color.

Heinze is an assistant manager at Auto Service Centers in Ohio; he was planning on attending Festival 8, but life got squarely in the He received a promotion requiring him to more hours. He then had to his family, and it turned into the from Hell. Now he believes he into Hell. Then two came into his life.

So this is the first featured and vehicle that was not at Spring

Eric has owned several the first at age 16. His parents didn’t him owning any car with eight so he started with a Dodge This naturally led to SRT-4 s, and his had no idea how fast these cars were.

Once Eric took a to pick up a car, and when he the car had a hole in the flexible part of the line. He went to a parts and bought parts to clamp off the hose. The return trip was several hours with on only three wheels – scary.

I have driven three-wheel brakes, and it is not fun.

promised himself an old-school with a Hemi, but after with several owners a emerged: “I have it for 30-plus years, and it’s my generation.” So Eric thought, why not go a modern Hemi SRT-8?

He sold his prized possession, a SRT-4, and began looking for an He located one in Michigan and drove up in a (what else are you going to do in a to look at it. He spent two hours to the owner about Mopars.

The modification to the car was a Corsa cat-back The owner tossed him the keys and “Fire it up.”

It was all over when he heard the rumble, and he drove back the day to pick up the car.

The car is now supercharged, and has some lofty goals. He has raced the car on street tires and he needs drag-specific tires. If I had it to do it, a torque converter would be my modification.

Eric, I hope to see you at a Spring Fest.

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