DODGE CHARGER & CHALLENGER CUSTOMIZATION
TEMPE, AZ | PHOENIX, AZ
Dodge Charger & Challenger Customization
Rise Above the Ordinary
Dodge is an American automobile brand that was founded in 1900 by the Dodge brothers, Horace Elgin Dodge and John Francis Dodge. Initially, the Dodge brothers produced components for the burgeoning automobile industry, including transmissions and engines. They eventually began manufacturing their own cars in 1914, with the introduction of the Dodge Model 30.
Both the Charger and Challenger are known for their powerful engines and excellent performance capabilities. They offer a range of engine options, including V6 and V8 engines that can produce up to 797 horsepower in the Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye. The Charger and Challenger have a classic muscle car look that many people find appealing. They have a sleek and aggressive design, with wide bodies and sharp angles that exude a sense of power and strength. Dodge offers a wide range of customization options for both the Charger and Challenger, allowing owners to tailor their vehicles to their individual preferences. This includes various exterior and interior color options, as well as performance upgrades and optional features. The Charger and Challenger have a long and storied history in American automotive culture. The Challenger was first introduced in the 1970s, while the Charger has been around since the 1960s. These cars have a loyal following among enthusiasts who appreciate their heritage and connection to the classic muscle car era.
At Apex Customs, we've worked on more than our share of Dodge vehicles. Our technicians have the experience and expertise to take your Charger or Challenger to a whole new level of sophistication and class. We offer a complete line of personalization and customization options to make your Dodge distinctive, yet reflective of your personality. Apart from our passion for all things with wheels, our collective experience as a team understands the unique needs of every owner and vehicle.
The Dodge Charger and Challenger are popular among car enthusiasts for their performance, style, customization options, and heritage.
Dodge Challenger / Charger Customization
Cold Air Intake
A cold air intake is an aftermarket engine upgrade that helps to increase power and fuel efficiency of your Dodge Charger/Challenger. It increases the amount of air that is drawn into the engine, allowing for a more efficient burn of fuel. In addition, the air is cooler, which helps to reduce the temperature of the engine, further improving its efficiency and power output. Cold air intakes are usually installed on the side of an engine bay and draw in air from outside the vehicle. The colder air is denser and contains more oxygen, resulting in a more efficient combustion of fuel. Cold air intakes also help to reduce the amount of heat generated by the engine, which can reduce engine wear and tear over time.
Advantages of a Cold Air Intake
- Improved engine performance: Cold air intakes are designed to draw in more air than stock air intakes, which can result in improved power and torque.
- Improved fuel efficiency: Colder air is denser than warm air, which means more oxygen for combustion. This can lead to improved fuel efficiency.
- Enhanced engine sound: A cold air intake can make your engine sound more aggressive and powerful.
- Easier maintenance: Cold air intakes are generally easier to maintain than stock air intakes, since they require fewer parts and less frequent cleaning.
- Cost-effectiveness: Cold air intakes are relatively inexpensive, making them an affordable performance upgrade.
A hood scoop is an air intake system made to pull cool air from the outside of the car and send it into your Dodge Charger/Challenger’s engine's intake system. Since this cool air is denser than the hot air beneath the hood, it has a higher concentration of oxygen molecules per volume. An engine performs better when it is supplied with colder, denser air because it can burn fuel more effectively. This is due to the fact that the fuel is combined with more oxygen, allowing for a more thorough combustion process. As a result, the engine generates greater power and torque and operates cooler, both of which can increase engine longevity. A hood scoop can also aid in lessening the amount of turbulence that surrounds the engine compartment. This turbulence may produce pockets of still air that obstruct the airflow into the engine, lowering its efficiency. An engine's airflow can be improved with hood scoops, which minimize turbulence by sucking air directly from the exterior of the car. The advantages of a hood scoop may differ based on the particular engine and vehicle configuration of your Dodge Charger/Challenger. An engine performance boost can be seen from a well-designed hood scoop.
Advantages of a Hood Scoop for Dodge Charger/Challenger:
- Pulls cool air from the outside of the car and sends it into the engine's intake system
- Colder, denser air has a higher concentration of oxygen molecules per volume
- Fuel is combined with more oxygen, allowing for a more thorough combustion process
- Generates greater power and torque and operates cooler, both of which can increase
- Minimizes turbulence by sucking air directly from the exterior of the car
- Can improve engine performance
Splitters, Diffusers, Spoilers & Wickerbills
Splitters, diffusers, spoilers, and wickerbills are aerodynamic devices commonly used in automotive performance to improve the handling, stability, and overall performance of your Dodge Charger/Challenger. A splitter is a flat or curved panel that is typically mounted to the front of a vehicle's undercarriage. It works by creating a low-pressure area underneath the car, which helps to increase downforce and reduce lift at high speeds. This results in improved stability and better handling, especially in corners and at high speeds. A diffuser is a shaped panel that is mounted to the rear of a vehicle's undercarriage. It works by creating a high-pressure area underneath the car, which helps to reduce drag and increase downforce. This can improve the overall aerodynamics of the vehicle and increase its top speed. A spoiler is a raised wing-like device that is mounted to the rear of a vehicle. It works by disrupting the airflow over the car, which can reduce lift and increase downforce. This can improve the vehicle's stability and handling, especially at high speeds and in corners. A wickerbill is a small vertical extension that is added to the rear edge of a spoiler. It works by creating additional turbulence in the airflow over the car, which can further reduce lift and increase downforce. This can improve the spoiler's effectiveness and improve the vehicle's overall performance. These aerodynamic devices can help to improve the handling, stability, and overall performance of your Dodge Charger/Challenger, especially in high-speed driving conditions.
Advantages of Splitters, Diffusers, Spoilers & Wickerbills
- Splitter: creates low-pressure area; increases downforce; reduces lift
- Diffuser: creates high-pressure area; reduces drag; increases downforce
- Spoiler: disrupts airflow; reduces lift; increases downforce
- Wickerbill: creates additional turbulence in the airflow; further reduces lift; increases downforce; improves spoiler's effectiveness
A Dodge Challenger wide body kit is an aftermarket upgrade that adds wider fenders and other body modifications to a Dodge Challenger, which can improve the car's appearance and performance. The kit typically includes front and rear fender flares, new rocker panels, and sometimes a new front bumper and rear diffuser. The wider fenders allow for larger wheels and tires, which can improve the car's grip and handling. The wider stance also provides a more aggressive look, and can help to improve the car's overall aerodynamics. There are several different types of Dodge Challenger wide body kits available, with different levels of modification and customization. Some kits are designed for specific model years or trims, while others are more universal in nature. Some kits may also require additional modifications or upgrades to the suspension, brakes, or other systems in order to fully take advantage of the wider stance and improved performance. A Dodge Challenger wide body kit can be a great way to enhance the appearance and performance of your vehicle.
Advantages of a Widebody Kit
- Increased stability and performance
- Enhanced cornering ability
- Enhanced aesthetics
- Improved aerodynamics
Performance Exhaust System
A performance exhaust system is an aftermarket upgrade that replaces the stock exhaust system in your Dodge Charger/Challenger with a higher-performing exhaust system. A performance exhaust system can provide noticeable improvements in engine performance, especially when combined with other modifications such as a cold air intake or engine tuning. A performance exhaust system typically has larger diameter pipes and fewer restrictions than a stock exhaust system, which allows for more exhaust gases to flow out of the engine. This can increase horsepower and torque, especially at high RPMs. A performance exhaust system can improve the scavenging effect, which is the flow of exhaust gases out of the engine. This helps to remove exhaust gases from the combustion chamber more efficiently, which can increase engine power and efficiency. A performance exhaust system can reduce back pressure, which is the pressure that builds up in the exhaust system as a result of the exhaust gases flowing out of the engine. Reducing back pressure can improve engine performance by allowing the engine to breathe more freely. A performance exhaust system can also improve the sound of your vehicle, giving it a more aggressive or sporty tone. This is achieved by replacing the stock muffler with a high-performance muffler or by adding a resonator or other sound-enhancing device.
Advantages of a Performance Exhaust System
- Increased horsepower and torque
- Improved fuel economy
- Improved sound
- Improved aesthetics
A performance chip, also known as an engine control module (ECM) or electronic control unit (ECU) tuner, is an aftermarket upgrade that can enhance your Dodge Charger's performance. A performance chip can alter the engine's air-to-fuel ratio, ignition timing, and other parameters in order to increase horsepower and torque. This can lead to improved acceleration and overall performance. A performance chip can also enhance throttle response, rendering the vehicle more responsive and easier to control. By optimizing the engine's performance, a performance chip can also increase fuel economy, which can save you money on gas in the long run. Numerous performance chips allow you to tailor the settings to your driving style or performance objectives. This may involve modifying the air-to-fuel ratio, ignition timing, and other parameters to optimize performance under varying driving conditions. A performance chip can be an excellent way to improve the performance of your Dodge Charger, particularly when combined with other upgrades such as a cold air intake or exhaust system.
Advantages of Performance Chips
- Improved Fuel Economy
- Increased Engine Performance
- Reduced Emissions
- Improved Safety
A supercharger can be a great way to improve the performance of your Dodge Charger, particularly if you're seeking significant power gains. By compressing the air entering the engine, a supercharger can increase the amount of air and fuel burned during each combustion cycle, resulting in an increase in horsepower and torque. This can result in faster acceleration and enhanced performance overall. A supercharger can also improve throttle response by delivering more power to the wheels more quickly, thereby making the vehicle feel more responsive and controllable. In contrast to turbochargers, which can experience lag as they spool up, superchargers deliver consistent power throughout the RPM range. Some supercharger kits come with adjustable settings, allowing you to tailor the boost pressure and other parameters to your specific performance objectives or driving style.
Advantages of Superchargers
- Improved Fuel Economy
- Increased Power
- Reduced Emissions
- Easier Maintenance: Superchargers are generally easier to maintain than turbochargers
- Quicker Acceleration
Performance Suspension & Sway Bars
A performance suspension and sway bars are aftermarket additions that can greatly improve your Dodge Challenger/Charger’s handling and stability, especially if you enjoy driving aggressively or participate in performance driving events. A performance suspension and sway bars can aid in reducing body roll and enhancing the vehicle's stability when cornering. This can result in enhanced handling and responsiveness while driving. When driving over bumps or uneven surfaces, a performance suspension and sway bars can help reduce body movement. This can result in a more comfortable ride and enhanced vehicle control. A performance suspension and sway bars can improve the vehicle's traction by keeping the wheels in contact with the road surface more consistently, especially during high-speed or aggressive driving. Many performance suspension and sway bar kits come with settings that can be changed. This lets you fine-tune the suspension to fit your driving style or performance goals.
Advantages of Performance Suspension & Sway Bars
- Improved handling
- Reduced body roll
- Improved traction and grip
- Enhanced stability
- Increased performance
Wheels & Tires
The wheels and tires of your Dodge Charger/Challenger are a crucial component of the vehicle's performance and can have a significant impact on its handling, traction, and overall performance. Upgraded wheels and tires can improve a vehicle's traction, especially during acceleration, braking, and cornering, by providing better grip. This may lead to improved control and faster lap times. Upgrading to wheels and tires that are lighter and stiffer can help your car handle better by reducing the weight that isn't supported by springs and making the steering more responsive. This can make driving more engaging and responsive. Wider tires can improve a vehicle's cornering grip, allowing for higher cornering speeds. By choosing the right combination of wheel and tire sizes, you can make the vehicle handle and perform the way you want it to, based on how you drive or how well you want it to perform. Upgrading your Dodge Charger's wheels and tires can be a great way to boost its performance, particularly if you're looking to improve traction, handling, and overall performance.
Advantages to Upgraded Wheels & Tires
- Improved Handling
- Improved Acceleration
- Improved Braking
- Improved Aesthetics
Vehicle Protection & Appearance
COMMON SERVICES & UPGRADES
At Apex Customs our certified installers are the best in the business when it comes to the professional installation of an automotive vinyl wrap. We can install vinyl wrap in any application, but our specialty is color change vinyl wraps, racing stripes, vinyl graphics, hood and roof vinyl wraps. Our installers have many years of experience working on everything from Semi Trucks to Ferrari's and Honda Civics. Whatever your vinyl wrap application is, we can deliver your project on time and on budget without complication.
Vinyl Wrap Services:
- Color Change Vinyl Wrap
- Vinyl Racing Stripes
- Vinyl Hood Wrap
- Vinyl Roof Wrap
- Vinyl Graphics
- Vinyl Pinstripes
- Side Mirror Vinyl Wrap
- Vehicle Wraps
At Apex Customs we offer full-service automotive body and paint services. From collision repair to a custom builds, our certified expert painters will deliver you showroom quality results which meet and exceed factory specifications.
When it comes to customizing your car, truck, or SUV, an eye-catching paint job is one the best investments you can make. Whether your project is a classic car restoration, a collision repair, or a brand new sedan, a custom paint job will take your car, truck, or SUV from ordinary to extraordinary!
- Paint Quality
- Proper Prep
- Multiple Layers
- Missing Surfaces
- Prevent Overspray
- Color Matching
Paint Protective Film
Paint Protection Film (PPF), also commonly referred to as "Clear Bra," is applied to the painted surfaces of a vehicle to protect the paint from minor abrasions, stone chips, and bug splatters. Manufactured out of a thermoplastic urethane film, PPF is OEM approved by virtually every car manufacturer. PPF is installed by certified professionals due to the challenging nature of the installation. The primary function of PPF is to protect a vehicle from the elements and potential damage from road debris such as rock chips, paint scuffs and scratches and even vandalism.
- Rocker Panels
- Hoods, Bumpers & Mirror-Backs
- Door Edges and Handle Cavities
- Full Hoods, Trunks and Roofs
- Full Front-Ends
- Full Vehicles
At Apex Customs Phoenix, our authorized installers specialize in the professional installation of automotive window tint.
Our professional line of Kavaca window tinting films will not only greatly enhance the look and value of your ride, but most importantly in our desert heat, will significantly reduce UV rays and heat inside your vehicle. Installing window tint on your vehicle will also improve the safety of your vehicle through window tinting’s Glass Fragment Retention properties.
Window Tint Benefits:
- Protects Upholstery
- Increases Comfort
- Reduce Driver Fatigue
- Protects Glass
- Skin Protection
- Added Security
At Apex Customs we appreciate the investment that you have made in your vehicle, and we are here to help protect that investment!
As an authorized dealer of the best automotive coating products in the industry, we are proud to carry CERAMIC PRO hydrophobic nano-ceramic paint coating. This product is specifically designed to lock in your paint's perfect shine and promote an easily cleanable surface. The hydrophobic nature of the product allows water to bead right off and carry dirt particulates with it.
Ceramic Pro Offers:
- Unrivaled scratch and stain resistance
- Exceptional clarity
- Superior resistance dirt and grime
- Durable glass shield technology
- Tough, durable and maintenance free
- Corrosion resistance
- Oxidation resistance
- UV protection
After years on the road in the Arizona sun, headlights and tail lights become scratched, pitted and discolored, which impacts the clarity and effectiveness of these lights. At Apex Customs, we can restore the OEM lenses and housings on your headlights and tail lights so they are crystal clear again, and function like new. The process includes use of a special compound and procedure that removes surface oxidation and imperfections in the lenses and housings. Apex can also smoke your lights, giving it a distinctive style, while preserving the functionality of these lights.
Light Restoration Benefits:
- Light Housings Look New Again
- Headlight Clarity is Restored
- Protected Against UV Damage
- Headlight Function Improved
- Distinctive Styling