Exhaustive Comparisons

Exhaustive Comparisons: A Review of Dodge Dart Exhaust Systems through the Past Fifty Years

 

Exhaustive Comparisons

I was reading the latest issue of Automobile magazine today (January 2013 issue) and came across an ad for the Dodge Dart that blew me away – twice, you might say. There, on the inside back cover is a full page image depicting the tail of a spanking new white Dart Rallye. The nose of the car is pointed toward a distant mountain range and the picture is framed and lit to highlight the Dart’s standard dual…

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Exhaustive Comparisons

Test Your Dodge Knowledge!

At the Dodge Facebook page, we posed a test of knowledge for you Dodge experts. Here it goes:  The 1970 Dodge engine lineup included two 440-cubic-inch V8s with four-barrel carburetors. One 440 was rated at 350 horsepower; the other at 375 hp.

 

So: What were the differences between these two famous Dodge 440 engines?

 

Spoiler alert: the answer follows below, so if you don’t want to know yet, stop reading now.

 

The “standard” (if you will) Dodge 440 four-barrel that year had a bore and stroke of 4.32 inches…

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Test Your Dodge Knowledge!

The Dart Story: Dual Dry Clutch Transmission

 

On the 2013 Dodge Dart SXT, Rallye, and Limited models equipped with a 1.4L MultiAir engine, there’s a new and innovative type of transmission available that many Americans have never sampled before:  the Dual Dry Clutch Transmission, or DDCT for short.

 

The concept behind the DDCT is to provide the convenience and pure driving ease of a fully automatic transmission with the performance and fuel efficiency of a manual gearbox. You don’t have to compromise to get the best of both worlds — it’s…

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The Dart Story: Dual Dry Clutch Transmission