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Smile Hi! (What's an ECU?)

Hey, everybody! I've been kickin' around this site for about three weeks, now, and decided I should start a new thread on the newbie forum. I've been putting it off until I got pics of my new Trep, but we had our first snow last night so it'll probably be this weekend before I get to it.

I've owned Mopar's all my life starting with a 383 in HS, then lots of 318's, my '89 2.5L LeBaron (driven for 11 years and 140,000 miles), and a '96 Concorde - just replaced as it's getting a little old. Not counting the Mrs. '99 Voyager...

I went into the Dodge dealer to buy a new SXT and found out that I couldn't get TracCont on it :( . This lead me on a research trip through the Net which finally brought me here to DI.Net! I learned enough on this board to know that I needed to be looking for an R/T … a very special R/T. And this car needs to take me to work and back for the next ten years, so it needed to be low miles, too. I start scouring the Net … it took two weeks of looking until I finally ran across The One in Cuyahoga Falls, OH! It might be easy buying a car across 4 states in NE – but in the mid-west it’s a royal pain in the butt! The guys at the Dodge dealer in OH were great and it couldn’t have happened w/out them – but it was still a pain.

Thanksgiving Eve, the transport driver calls wanting to know where to deliver. So I drive down to the local Mall (the only place I could think of with enough space for the transport) and there’s my new Trep waiting for me in the parking lot
2002 R/T Black
17” Chromes
Spoiler
Fog Lts.
Slate gray leather w/pwr dr seat
60/40 split rear seat (great for copper pipe and wood trim)
Autostick
240w Infinity stereo (DI.Net’s DIY steering wheel controls next year?)
ABS/TracCont
Sentry key ignition
Alarm (to be upgraded due to DI.Net recommendations)
Sunroof
OTIS (soon to be EVIC+?)
Side air bags
ATC
Did I miss anything? Oh ya’ … 11,500 miles! It’s a real beauty if I say so, myself!

Also, in case any of you are interested – and I’ve seen a few Muscle Car pics here - I’m also in the process of (very slowly) restoring a 1972 Road Runner/GTX. For the few who question that - the 1972-74 Road Runner with a factory 440 also received the GTX badging. The GTX, as a separate car line, was dropped in 1972 for lack of engine upgrade options – no more 440+6 and no more Hemi (damn EPA!). Below my sig there is a link to a pic and bio of my Bird on Heminet . As my subject implies, I may know a little about old muscle but very little about new cars ...


This board is fantastic and I want to thank everyone for their input to my R/T buying decision … you were a great help! Thanks for letting me on-board and thank you Intrepid99 for keeping it all together.

'72 RoadRunner . '02 R/T . '12 Charger SE

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