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So i got a few questions:
Are all the models All wheel drive?
And wich model would be best for future performance mods?
As i can see the 1.4 already has a turbo with 180 torque at 2500 rpm
That is alot of torque quickly than the 2.4 but what other mods could be added to increase the performance such as future chips and maybe intakes, exhaust or retuning.
Would that be enough to obtain a drastic power change (aiming for maybe +50 to 100 HP)or would it be best to start off with the 2.4 model with the extra HP and torque at higher RPM and leave room for a future turbo mode and obtain a greater power. Im mostly looking best bang for your buck any inputs on this?

And would anyone also know if a cold air intake would work with the new multi air? If so would it be better or worst for a new technologie.
 

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Not positive but I think all the models are FWD except the possible SRT. I've been wondering about performance mods myself. One thing I'm afraid of though, is the PCMs being locked on these cars just like the computers on all the other 2011+ Dodge vehicles. If that's the case it would be limited to bolt on stuff like cold air intake, maybe headers, and exhaust, which I don't think would get an amazing amount of power. Most of what I know is based on the Hemis so if I'm missing something let me know.

We ordered the 2.0 in a Rallye for my wife, and I would love to put an aftermarket turbo setup on it but without the ability to tune that's not gonna happen unfortunately. I hate to say it I'm not too sure how great of a performance car the Dart will be; it weighs as much as a Corvette and doesn't break 200 hp. A guy on another forum saw one at the drag strip recently and I believe it was the 1.4 turbo. It was running about 16.6 in the 1/4 mile. For reference SRT Neons run in the low 14s or so. We'll see what the SRT brings, an AWD 3.6l V6 would be pretty neat, no idea if that's even on the table though.

Don't get me wrong I think they'll be great cars, otherwise we wouldn't have ordered one, but maybe not the best go fast platform out there in this size.
 

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Yeah i had in mind they were all wheel drive it would of been a bonus. I was speaking with my buddy hes a mechanic at the dealership he was saying they usually come out with a chip to tune any car, ill have to double check if every 2011+ like you say are untunable.

A bonus on there motor as well is the exhaust headers are actualy part of the motor so mods on this would be impossible, have you herd the 1.4 dual exhaust does it sound pretty mean?
 

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Take my word, no tuners on the 2011+ models. They have gone to earlier model pcm's & wiring harnesses to be able to tune them and another company can take pcm's and completely reprogram them but it's a chunk of change, this is for the hemi's though.
 
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