Chrysler announces big Charger recall-handing out wheel chocks to fix

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  1. m5biemer

    m5biemer Silver Member

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    WTF is with that? Seems like the chassis has too much flex when you use the jack? I hope someone here more knowledgeable than me can explain this and why we shouldn't be worried. Hope I'm not overreacting but I'm ready to cancel my order and get a Challenger. I'm not planning on trying to to over 200 mph but still.......
     
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    To some degree, flex has always been an issue with the new frames as far back as 08 in the Chall, charger and 300.
    I put sub frame connectors in all 3 of my Challengers to help with some of it
     
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    is this wheel choke a block you are to put under the wheel when you change your tire?
     
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    Correct it is and just common sense when jacking a vehicle it's always wise to chalk a tire. Not a big deal and probably a good thing to have a heads up of common sense.
     
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    Yup, Jacking 101, always use chalks. 2x4's work well too.
     
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    You shouldn't be worried. You are overreacting.

    The manual specifically says to block / chock the wheels when jacking, and clearly outlines the proper jack points.

    This recall is for owners who are too stupid to use common sense, let alone read the manual or be allowed to reproduce, and then blame the resulting upside-down-Charger on the manufacturer.
     
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    Hb hellcat Black Betty...BamAlam!!!

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    I guess that answers the question of whether I need to stiffen the chassis for road racing this beast!
     
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    4510 SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    What color chalk do you use? Regular white or the pastel colors?
     
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    What else would you use? Sidewalk chalk. Cmon. No brainer. Regular crime scene white.
     
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    Jim M SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    I've always used 4 x 4's for chocks and have always chocked. Funny thing, my '56 Chrysler (and many other earlier Mopars) came from the factory with a black wooden wheel chock in the trunk.
     
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    And this really shouldn't have to be said, but it does, usually. If you will be crawling under your car or if you will have it jacked up for an extended period of time, use ramps or jack stands. Don't crawl under there while its only on a jack. And if you walk away from it, make it safe. Shouldn't need to say that. If you are not going under and just doing a tire rotate jack is fine. Just keep your legs out from underneath. And yes, chock a wheel in either application. That is all.
     
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    I have had my car up on stands numerous times without issue. This is for people who used a stock style scissor jack. If you are using a good floor jack, there is no issue. I used the ZL1 jackpads with my floor jack, and it is very stable. I am pretty anal about jacking and causing no damage. My method is to use two ZL1 pads and two jacks (one on each side) to get the front up. I then put stands on the frame rails.

    For the rear, I jack on the diff (making sure to clear the cover), and place stands under the rear jacking pucks. Bam, whole car in the air. No damage, no drama.
     
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    Jacking the aluminum pumpkin can distort it.
     
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