With a 426 Stroker long block motor, a Whipple Supercharger making almost 800 RWHP, and Air Lift performance bags for a killer suspension, Steve Edgerton has built the baddest SRT8 ever.
Steve's mayhem2.9 was a winning build in last month's contest for making your ride famous on TDot Performance's social media. But that's not the only reason we're featuring his beautiful Chrysler on here. Of all the cool cars and trucks that were submitted our way, this ride really stands out to us.
So, let's take a closer look at Steve’s build to find out what's hiding under the hood.
Steve, how did you become a gearhead?
I became a gear head I think at a very young age. I was born in England and when we came to Canada my family was really into soccer and never into cars. I started watching Nascar when I was around 10 and it just grew on me. I never took Auto Shop in high school but as soon as I had my first car I started to tinker with it. Since then I have been hooked and I've built many cars. This has been by far my biggest build and also by far my favorite.
Tell us more about mayhem2.9 - what's going on under the hood?
My car is a 2013 Chrysler 300 SRT8. I have always been a fan of this car as it screams luxury and performance, basically an all around sleeper. As for the performance specs on the car:
- It is a full weight (no reduction at all!) SRT that has had the 392 pulled out and sent to Arrington Performance to have it bored and stroked to a 426 Long Block with MAHLE forged 2618 pistons. The heads have been cleaned and re-worked.
- I run A2Speed 90mm TB with A2Speed valve covers with a built-in catch can option running duel catch cans, as well as an Arrington Carbon fiber short ram intake.
- The car was originally 772 RWHP with a Procharged D1 on it but this year I upgraded to a 2.9L Whipple running 95 lbs. injectors for 770 RWHP on 14 lbs. boost.
- A Paramount Performance transmission is installed running a factory driveshaft and rebuilt rear end running the stock gear ratio of 3.06 gears.
- I have an oversized whipped coolant pump to help cool the blower. It runs a 2 stage fuel pump that will support up to 1500 HP with Dash 10 feed and dash 8 return lines.
- Monitoring all the vitals are 6 AutoMeter gauges - 3 on the pillar and 3 in the dome panel.
- The car rides on Air Lift performance bags with 30 way damping with 2 pumps and an oversized tank to ensure it is all set for the strip and the track.
- It sits on Rohana Wheels RFX5 20 x 9.5 in the front and 20 x 11 in the rear with the new 2017 Continental Extreme Contact Sports 245 45 20 in the front and 275 40 20 in the rear.
- Flowmaster 3" Cat-Back Exhaust with Kingdigit Electronic cut outs.
- It runs a 2 step controller to launch the car with a Hurst Line lock to ensure the tires are heated up at the track. When I ran the car on the strip it ran on 17" Bogarts with 325 45 17 M&H drags on it.
- For visuals, my car has an APR front splitter with a custom 1 of 1 aluminum hood with Carbon Fiber APR heat extractors recessed in. It also has a Carbon Creations deep dish grill to get air to the Supercharger Rad and factory Rad.
- It has a rear window spoiler and lighting is Custom Halo color shifting/Chasing built by HiOnlumens out of the USA.
With so many upgrades, what are your favorites? What are you planning on upgrading next?
My favorite upgrades are the Whipple, the 426 motor and the Airlift performance Bags.
My next upgrade is a custom Wicker Bill wing extender I am working on in partnership with an Auto Cad student that builds custom car parts as a starting business.
What do you use your ride for and how do you enjoy it?
The car is a daily driver that I use to commute back and forth to work from Whitby to Scarborough in all the seasons. On weekends, if I am not with my family, I spend time working on it or at meets or the track. I also spend a lot of time with Mopars of Toronto - a huge Mopar group that spans across Ontario.
The Car will be at GTALX this weekend, a local car show held once a year in Brampton, as well as weekly Saturday nights at a local show in Ajax at the Canadian Tire.
I will be flat bedding the car to Texas in August for a huge show of approximately 1,300 Mopars. It's called We Are Mopar and it's being held at the Texas motor speedway.
You really have a great build! Thanks for sharing it with us!
The amount of people that come up to me weekly because of the car, all ages, to talk to me about it and the compliments I get on the car are very flattering. It touches me every time! All this would not have been possible without the help of Authentic Performance in Scarborough, M.R. Automotive in Whitby for their help in the build of this car and Tony from Design Cuts in Oakville for all the ghost Graphics he put on. And also all my suppliers that I buy from including TDot Performance who I have used for the past 4 years!
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