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Miami Lakes Dodge Charger Ice

Dodge Cars Can Do More than Drive Fast

Miami Lakes Dodge Charger Ice

Dodge muscle cars and sedans – they’re fast. The Dodge Challenger and Charger will change your insurance bills just by the name alone, and that’s because they’re notorious for being driven by speed demons. That statement will ring truer than ever before once the SRT Demon comes out, but before it does, we’d like to talk about what else a Dodge vehicle can do besides go fast like Ricky Bobby ‘round the race track. How about an off-road Dodge Challenger?

Joey Ruiter’s Dodge Challenger A/T

The Dodge Challenger A/T, or “all-terrain”, is a Challenger you may never see on the streets. Why? Because it’s a post-factory vehicle, constructed and designed by product designer Joey Ruiter. He took a Dodge Challenger, it’s unclear what trim, and turned it into an off-road vehicle.

How? The modifications are more simple than one would think. Building it is the hard part. For the Dodge Challenger A/T, Ruiter added longer suspension arms for increased lift when hitting rocky terrain and body armor to protect the body of the vehicle if facing a little impact. Speaking of impact, the exhaust at the back of the car was moved to another location so it doesn’t get crushed from a rough landing, and a light bar was integrated into the lower grille for spotting large obstacles when the sun goes down.

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Miami Lakes Scat Pack Dynamics Package

New Scat Pack Dynamics Package for Dodge Charger and Challenger

Miami Lakes Scat Pack Dynamics Package

The Dodge Challenger and Charger SRT Hellcat models are the most powerful muscle cars in the auto market. Both SRT Hellcat models generate 707-horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque, and they can cover a quarter mile in seconds – but all that power comes with a high price tag. For some, $60,000+ is a little too rich for performance. Now, with Dodge’s new Dynamics Package available on the Charger and Challenger Scat Pack models, high performance becomes more affordable.

Alright, so the only way to get the kind of performance an SRT vehicle provides was to get a Dodge Challenger SRT 392 or SRT Hellcat. However, not everyone can throw down that kind of cash. To smooth things over, Dodge gave muscle-car enthusiasts with a budget a winning lotto ticket when they decided to release the R/T Scat Pack and 392 HEMI Scat Pack Shaker models. The power of an SRT engine on a budget? Yes please! How could it get any better than that?

It just did. The new Dynamics Package is a much more affordable way to get some of the performance parts used on the SRT Hellcat models onto the Scat Pack models.

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Miami Lakes SRT Viper Dodge Hellcat

SRT Past, Present and Future

Miami Lakes SRT Viper Dodge Hellcat

With Dodge coming out with the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon next month, we thought it was time to brush up on our SRT knowledge. We also thought our readers would like to know what’s so special about SRT vehicles anyways. Heck, what does “SRT” even stand for? Well, SRT has some pretty interesting history, and if all goes well, it’ll also have a pretty interesting future.

SRT Origins

Believe it or not, “SRT” wasn’t always called SRT, nor was it always a part of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). Not a huge surprise, businesses and project teams go through changes, and that’s how SRT started – a high-performance automobile group, now working within FCA. The team was known as “Team Viper,” and wouldn’t you know they were in charge of designing and developing the legendary Dodge Viper. After a merge with “Team Prowler,” the developers of the Plymouth Prowler, they became known as Specialty Vehicle Engineering (SVE), then renamed as “Performance Vehicle Operations” (PVO), and then the group finally settled on the acronym “SRT” for “Street & Racing Technology”.

This acronym is usually in the title of a car that has an SRT engine, as well as in the name of the engine itself – usually. For instance, the Dodge Challenger T/A Plus comes with the SRT 392 engine, but “SRT” is missing from both, the title of the car and the name of the engine. Since its conception, SRT has made many vehicles with the SRT name, and some of them are still around today.

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Miami Lakes 2017 Ram 2500 Towing Big Boat Feature

Get to Towing Your Toys to the Water with a Dodge SUV or Ram Truck

Miami Lakes 2017 Ram 2500 Towing Big Boat

Spring break may be ending but summer is on the horizon, and that means beach season. So it’s a good time to invest in a boat if you don’t have one, and if you do, then you need the right truck to move it. Ram has the perfect lineup for light- and heavy-duty hauling.

Thar She Blows!

Okay, so let’s cover the usual water devices – pool noodles, lifesavers, rafts, but this is all stuff you should be able to carry yourself. What about the larger and heavier things, like a jet ski, or a paddle boat, fishing boat, or even a small yacht/party boat? Well there’s a few Ram trucks and even some Dodge vehicles that can handle a job like this, depending on the weight.

Take the 2017 Dodge Journey for instance. When powered by the award-winning Pentastar V6 engine, it has a maximum towing capacity of 2,500 pounds. That’s enough for about four jet skis alone. Not to mention the Journey sits up to seven people and has an in-floor cooler.

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Miami Lakes Auto Marklet Shift to Crossovers

Auto Market’s Shift to SUVs and Crossovers

Miami Lakes Auto Marklet Shift to Crossovers

A lot of companies are starting to make a shift towards SUVs and crossovers. Well, all except for brands like Dodge and Chrysler at the moment. What’s all the sudden fuss about though? Is it all just a numbers game? Let’s talk about this sudden shift in the auto industry.

The Numbers

Yes, numbers do play a big part in auto manufacturers shifting their focus towards SUVs and crossovers. It’s the same reason why an auto brand may discontinue a model line – it’s just no longer profitable. Back in the day, Dodge dropped the Dodge Demon concept and instead turned it into a true blue sedan with the Dodge Dart because that was where the money was. Now that many automakers are starting a shift, the Dodge Dart has been discontinued. However, following the Hellcat’s success, now that the technology is there, Dodge is bringing the Demon name back with the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon muscle-car from hell.

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Miami Lakes Dodge Pursuit Officer Protection

New Dodge Charger Pursuit Officer Protection Package

Miami Lakes Dodge Pursuit Officer Protection

The Dodge Charger Pursuit is a pretty nifty car. We’re not sure if we should be jealous or impressed. On one hand, the men and women in blue get a customized vehicle just for them, and Dodge is trusted enough to build cars for them. The 2017 model came out not too long ago, but it’s already being upgraded with the Officer Protection Package.

Eyes Everywhere

The new Office Protection Package adds upgraded visual and motion detecting systems that help to make officers safer in their vehicles. The new cameras and equipment will be on at all times, and Dodge hopes this will help prevent a potential ambush of officers in the vehicle.

In a press release Jeff Kommor, Vice President for FCA U.S. Sales Operations, Fleet and Small Business Sales, said, “This technology is designed to prevent an officer from being ambushed from the rear while parked. While it does not replace vigilance, this technology acts as a second set of eyes and provides police officers with added peace of mind when they are in a parked Charger Pursuit.”

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Miami Lakes Dodge Demon IfYouKnowYouKnow

If You Know, You Know. Meet the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon

Miami Lakes Dodge Demon IfYouKnowYouKnow

If you know, you know. That’s the headline for Dodge’s promotional campaign, and what a campaign it’s going to be. With many days before its debut in April, the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is being chased down by what could become its Master, the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. What can we expect from this new ride?

With a new video being released every week, the Dodge promotional campaign, If You Know You Know, dodge.com/en/ifyouknowyouknow/, has already teased us enough with the first video. It starts with a 3D animation of the SRT Hellcat mascot, and ends with the same mascot blowing apart, leaving behind a dark demon kneeling in its place. Flashy.

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Why the Dodge Grand Caravan is Perfect as a Rideshare Car

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Carpooling is so old school, amiright? Wrong. For over 30 years, the Dodge Grand Caravan has made carpooling easier and better with every new generation. From soccer games to family outings, the Dodge Grand Caravan continues to be the perfect rideshare car. Let us explore why.

Let’s start with the obvious. The 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan seats up to seven people comfortably. The inside is roomy and versatile. Take a look at this picture, and tell us it doesn’t look spacious.Miami Lakes Dodge Grand Caravan Interior Space

Versatility is a big selling point for the Grand Caravan; returning with available Stow ‘n Go seating, cargo space and storage are available in a number of configurations.

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Miami Lakes South Florida New Year Events

South Florida’s New Year’s Events

Miami Lakes South Florida New Year Events

2017 is in less than a week. Let’s face it, 2016 may not have been the best for all of us, and we may still be feeling that holiday hangover. Well, be sure to buy some dramamine and Tylenol, because the headache isn’t over yet. Here in South Florida, we kick off the new year and say goodbye to the old one with some of the best celebrations in the state. Read the rest of this entry >>

Miami Lakes 2017 Dodge Challenger GT Grille

Announcing the Dodge Challenger GT AWD!

Miami Lakes 2017 Dodge Challenger GT Grille

O.M.G. A Dodge Challenger with all-wheel drive will be arriving in showrooms in 2017. This has to be one of the most exciting things we’ve heard about all year, in terms of Dodge at least. And trust us, there’s been a lot of exciting and good news about Dodge this year. Their 2017 vehicles are already getting praise, and with the Challenger GT AWD on the way, there is a lot to look forward to!

All the Goodies

Ever since the new Dodge Challenger T/A and Dodge Charger Daytona models were introduced in August, Dodge has gone completely insane, in a good way. It seems like every month we’re getting something new, and who can really complain? It should be illegal, but what cop is going to press charges when they’re getting their own Dodge Charger Pursuit cruiser? Plus, along with the big news about the Challenger GT AWD, the Barracuda is also said to be making a comeback.

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