Now wait a minute. I have a 96 3.3 and an 01 3.2. The 3.3 has a lot of low end grunt, and it might be quicker 0-30 if you just punch them from idle, but if you torque brake the 3.2, I think it would even win 0-30. 0-60 and 1/4 mile, no contest; the 3.2 is a lot faster. Someone had a sick 3.2 there.I've never tested a 3.5 first gen but i do know my 3.3 first gen has a quicker 0 to 60 time than a 3.2 second gen. a buddy of mine and I ran them on the strip and kept track of who was quicker. I'll find the numbers and post em for ya.
Just for your info:No regular 2nd gen 3.5 info there. The R/T is HO
Incorrect, any of the motors will run safely on 87, they just cant guarantee the max power ratingsThe R/T was discontinued in 2003 but a new SXT model kept the 3.5 liter High Output motor, increased to a 250 hp (186 kW) power rating
both won't run on 87
It was actually mid 2002 that the SXT replaced the R/T. In 2002, only 1917 R/T were made. I run 87 octane gas on my 02 R/T without problem. The FSM 'recommends' 89 as per this 02 FSM excerpt:The R/T was discontinued in 2003 but a new SXT model kept the 3.5 liter High Output motor, increased to a 250 hp (186 kW) power rating
both won't run on 87
Forget theories, mag road tests, horsepower ratings. I've done this.Thanks for the input. Someone must have a 3.5 and 3.2 to compare
What all is done to your lhs jfsram?At the end of the day our best times were 15.8 at 88 for the LHS. 16.1 @ 88 for the Taurus and 16.0 @ 89 for the Intrepid.
I installed a K&N drop in filter which seems to do nothing for power and mileage. Also installed Bosch plugs which I've been told are ****. Mobil One 5 w 30 and the above mentioned diet program is all.Track day comes I leave my spare and jack at home and pump up all the tires to 40 psi. Leave the tank low on fuel and prepare to battle.
What if we threw the interceptor into the mix? How would it compare to the R/T although its the same motor would the PCM have a difference in speeds?From Car & Driver:
0-60 / 1/4mile
3.5L 1993 Dodge Intrepid ES 8.8 16.5
3.3L 1994 Dodge Intrepid 10.3 17.5
3.2L 1998 Dodge Intrepid 8.9 16.7
3.5L 2000 Dodge Intrepid R/T 7.8 16.0