Jim's 1998 Dodge Avenger

1998 Dodge Avenger by Jim

Vehicle Intro:

I hooked up with the owner of Autogear at a car show I was showing at a couple of years ago and I decided to let him take my Venge and do a big brake upgrade. When I saw what he did I could not believe what I seeing. This "one off" custom brake set up is KRAZY. 15" 4 piece rotors & 6 piston calipers in the front and check this, 14" 4 piece rotors & 4 piston calipers in the rear, I don't think you can even get a kit for the rear of this car. This is way more stopping power that I will ever need but it sure is a show stopper.

Here are a couple of shots of the 15" custom made 4 piece front rotors that are part of the "Big Brake Kit" that AUTOGEAR fabricated for my Venge. Check out the anodizing & machine work on the hats! The wheel spacers necessary for clearance are machined into the hats. The rear rotors don't have the webbing machine work because of the E-brake drum that is inside the rear hat and is still fully functional. Pretty wild yes?

Check out the new aluminum front upper control arms that I installed recently. I had them red anodized just for fun. They allow you to adjust both caster & camber which affects tire wear on lowered vehicles and cornering traction and steering characteristics when entering and exiting a turn. I will post updates on the quality and performance of this product as soon as I complete the installation and road test.

The install went well with no problems and making the adjustments is easy as long as you have the right equipment to adjust the camber. It is not just a matter of adding washers or spacers, as you can see in the picture the adjustment is made by sliding the pin in or out. The caster adjustments are much easier and no special tools are necessary to make caster changes.

The road test showed that caster changes affected the cornering characteristics considerably. After several caster adjustment changes I found that + 2 degree was where it felt good, turning in hard with a slight push coming out of the corner.

List Of Dodge Accessories:

Exterior:

  • - TC1 full body kit (molded side skirts);
  • - Custom airbrushed carbon fiber hood;
  • - EVO vertical doors;
  • - TCS carbon fiber side mirrors;
  • - Clear corners;
  • - Shaved badges;
  • - Removed molding;
  • - Custom color-shift flake paint;
  • - Custom fiberglass wing
  • - Painted tail lights;
  • - 19" PIAA Super Rozza wheels, 42 offset;
  • - McGuard spline drive lug nuts (red);
  • - Dunlop FM901, 225/35/19 tires;
  • - MaxSpeed coil-overs;
  • - Koni adjustable sport shocks;

Interior:

  • - MOMO Trek steering wheel (red);
  • - Modified steering column;
  • - Carbon fiber door panels;
  • - Carbon fiber door sills;
  • - Custom aluminum pedals;
  • - Sparco "Fighter" racing seats;
  • - Sparco 4 pt. harness;
  • - Carbon fiber dash kit (red);
  • - Painted console & dash;
  • - Carbon fiber gauge bezel;
  • - White EL reverse glow gauges;

Multimedia:

  • - Alpine IVA D900 DVD player,multimedia station;
  • - Clarion 7" monitor in dash (passenger side);
  • - 60 GB iPod directly inter-phased in system;
  • - Accele Vision 15.4" & Hannspree 28" wide screen HD monitors in trunk;
  • - Sony Play Station 3 game console;
  • - Custom enclosures w/Rockford Fosgate 5.5" coaxials in trunk;
  • - Sealed sub enclosure w/2 10" duel voice coil Nakamichi subwoofers;
  • - Optima yellow top gel cell w/cnc aluminun hold down;
  • - Audiobahn 14 farad amp style capacitor;
  • - Kenwood KAC-X650D & KAC-X810D eXcelon amps;
  • - Infinity 6x9,s in rear deck;
  • - MB Quart components with MB Quart musicomp crossovers in kick panels, Q form enclosures;
  • - Alpine tweeters in door panel AC vents;
  • - Dynaudio 5.25" in doors, JBL .75 tweeters in dash with MB Quart musicomp crassovers;

Performance:

  • - Bored throttle body;
  • - K&N cold air intake;
  • - S/S braided hose kit;
  • - Painted rocker covers & guards;
  • - Megan 4.5" S/S performance muffler;
  • - High flow CAT;
  • - Autogear custom "Big Brake Kit";
  • - 15" 4 piece rotors w/6 piston calipers (front);
  • - 14" 4 piece rotors w/ 4 piston calipers (rear);
  • - Braided S/S brake lines;
  • - MaxSpeed coil overs w/ KONI adjustable shocks;
  • - Aluminum {red} anodized front upper control arms w/adjustable caster & camber;

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