For those of you that have owned 392’s before

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I currently own a 392 Challenger, and it is very fun to drive. I’m curious for those of you that have/had Chargers/Challengers and now have the Jeep 392 what are your impressions?

Obviously it’s going to be a vastly different driving experience. I’m more curious about performance and sound. I know for those who have never driven a 392, it’s really a drastic change in the sheer power. Not that I’m expecting to be a bit underwhelmed when I get my Jeep 392, but I’m not going to set me expectations as high as others would.

I love this engine, and it’s why when it became offered it was a no brainer for me. I love Jeeps and I love 392. Match made in heaven 😍
 
Plenty of videos of the Rubicon 392 putting a hurt on scat packs. I'm sure you'll appreciate the power off the line and in a straight line but you'll need to be realistic about Wrangler handling.

Looking forward to mine.
 
I just dropped a charger at the red light the other day. He was surprised.
It seems getting 4 wheels turning is better than 2. Even with the extra weight and lack of aerodynamic.
I had a GC SRT with some mods. Eating chargers and challengers all day long. Until i get on line with a track hawk, only then did I worry. But anything with 2wd, wasn’t much of a concern. Once you get into .7 seconds of a 0-60 posted time, you can start relying on reaction time. Years of racing helps with that one.
as for exhaust note, the only mod I might make is cutting out the resonator.
maybe, in time I will swap to another, but I do like the sound.
almost as good as the borla I had on the GC.
 
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I just dropped a charger at the red light the other day. He was surprised.
It seems getting 4 wheels turning is better than 2. Even with the extra weight and lack of aerodynamic.
I had a GC SRT with some mods. Eating chargers and challengers all day long. Until i get on line with a track hawk, only then did I worry. But anything with 2wd, wasn’t much of a concern. Once you get into .7 seconds of a 0-60 posted time, you can start relying on reaction time. Years of racing helps with that one.
as for exhaust note, the only mod I might make is cutting out the resonator.
maybe, in time I will swap to another, but I do like the sound.
almost as good as the borla I had on the GC.
I have a Magnaflow on my challenger. I’ll be looking into that and the borla
 
I have never owned a 392 motor before now. I have owned many faster cars (tuned BMW 550, tuned MB S63, etc) and I have driven several Ferrari’s and Lambo’s. The difference for me is the Jeep is just “fun”. It’s a big, square box that launches off the line incredibly fast.
 
I have never owned a 392 motor before now. I have owned many faster cars (tuned BMW 550, tuned MB S63, etc) and I have driven several Ferrari’s and Lambo’s. The difference for me is the Jeep is just “fun”. It’s a big, square box that launches off the line incredibly fast.

That is what is appealing to me about it. It isn't supposed to be fast. It makes no sense performance wise. A total sleeper.
 
I have a Magnaflow on my challenger. I’ll be looking into that and the borla
I had the Borla ATAC.
It is a tuned exhaust. Some will argue the benefits.
I understand the Borla for the JL 392 is a tuned system as well.
butni honestly haven’t researched it lately. I’m going off early chats with Borla when I was offering my rig for their R&D.
 
I currently own a 392 Challenger, and it is very fun to drive. I’m curious for those of you that have/had Chargers/Challengers and now have the Jeep 392 what are your impressions?

Obviously it’s going to be a vastly different driving experience. I’m more curious about performance and sound. I know for those who have never driven a 392, it’s really a drastic change in the sheer power. Not that I’m expecting to be a bit underwhelmed when I get my Jeep 392, but I’m not going to set me expectations as high as others would.

I love this engine, and it’s why when it became offered it was a no brainer for me. I love Jeeps and I love 392. Match made in heaven 😍
I traded my 2019 Challenger 392 the day I ordered my 2021 Rubicon 392. I miss the beauty of the Challenger but I don’t miss trying to maintain control with so much power going to just the rear wheels. Although performance specs are similar for both, I get more “smiles per mile” with the Rubicon because it’s crazy quick, sounds awesome, it’s fun to drive and handles the power so well. It could be my imagination, but when I hit the performance button I believe the Rubicon sounds better than the Challenger and I can switch to the “quiet mode” when needed. The Rubicon 392 is the “Swiss Army Knife” of the muscle car world.
 
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I traded my 2019 Challenger 392 the day I ordered my 2021 Rubicon 392. I miss the beauty of the Challenger but I don’t miss trying to maintain control with so much power going to just the rear wheels. Although performance specs are similar for both, I get more “smiles per mile” with the Rubicon because it’s crazy quick, sounds awesome, it’s fun to drive and handles the power so well. It could be my imagination, but when I hit the performance button I believe the Rubicon sounds better than the Challenger and I can switch to the “quiet mode” when needed. The Rubicon is the “Swiss Army Knife” of the muscle car world.
This is getting me all fired up 🥶🤟🏼
 
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