Scat Pack Charger Just Got a Whole Lot Louder

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Adding catless midpipes to your 392 Hemi-powered Scat Pack Charger Scat Pack adds power and volume.

If you have been considering installing catless midpipes in your Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack, but you have some concerns about the installation, the sound or the legality with the new tubes, you are in luck. Ryan Royer from YouTuber HemiFam recently had a set of these high-flow pipes installed on his 392 Charger and he put together a great video addressing all of the pros and cons of this project.

More importantly, Royer provides us with plenty of examples of his Hemi roaring with the new pipes from inside and outside of the car.

The video begins with Royer explaining the latest project for his Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack. He acquired a set of catless midpipes from Stainless Works via Modern Muscle Extreme and he is having them installed at Muffler World 2 in El Centro, California. He points out that he already has the mid-muffler delete, so the car is a bit louder than stock, but with the new midpipes, he hopes to pick up some power and more exhaust volume.

Ryan from HemiFam

Before getting into the actual install, Royer points out a few key notes about the catless midpipes. Since these pipes remove the stock catalytic convertors, installing these on your car will lead to a check engine light and if you live in an emission state, your car will not pass an emission test. As we can see, this car is located in California, so we have no idea how he gets around emission laws, but for many people who live in non-emission testing states – that doesn’t matter.

Of course, he points out that swapping to the catless midpipes, especially with the mid-muffler delete, will make the Charger extremely loud, but with this setup flowing more freely than the stock pipes with the convertors, the engine will make more power after the install. At the same time, getting the most from this project will require an engine tune.

Charger Midpipes in Box

Finally, before heading to the exhaust shop, Royer shows us the new exhaust system in the packaging, with the clamps and the reducers needed to connect the midpipes to the x-pipe. He also points out that this job does not require any welding or cutting – it is all bolt-up, so it can be done in your driveway.

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"Before I was old enough to walk, my dad was taking me to various types of racing events, from local drag racing to the Daytona 500," says Patrick Rall, a lifetime automotive expert, diehard Dodge fan, and respected auto journalist for over 10 years. "He owned a repair shop and had a variety of performance cars when I was young, but by the time I was 16, he was ready to build me my first drag car – a 1983 Dodge Mirada that ran low 12s. I spent 10 years traveling around the country, racing with my dad by my side. While we live in different areas of the country, my dad still drag races at 80 years old in the car that he built when I was 16 while I race other vehicles, including my 2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and my 1972 Dodge Demon 340.

"Although I went to college for accounting, my time in my dad’s shop growing up allowed me the knowledge to spend time working as a mechanic before getting my accounting degree, at which point I worked in the office of a dealership group. While I was working in the accounting world, I continued racing and taking pictures of cars at the track. Over time, I began showing off those pictures online and that led to my writing.

"Ten years ago, I left the accounting world to become a full-time automotive writer and I am living proof that if you love what you do, you will never “work” a day in your life," adds Rall, who has clocked in time as an auto mechanic, longtime drag racer and now automotive journalist who contributes to nearly a dozen popular auto websites dedicated to fellow enthusiasts.

"I love covering the automotive industry and everything involved with the job. I was fortunate to turn my love of the automotive world into a hobby that led to an exciting career, with my past of working as a mechanic and as an accountant in the automotive world provides me with a unique perspective of the industry.

"My experience drag racing for more than 20 years coupled with a newfound interest in road racing over the past decade allows me to push performance cars to their limit, while my role as a horse stable manager gives me vast experience towing and hauling with all of the newest trucks on the market today.

"Being based on Detroit," says Rall, "I never miss the North American International Auto Show, the Woodward Dream Cruise and Roadkill Nights, along with spending plenty of time raising hell on Detroit's Woodward Avenue with the best muscle car crowd in the world.

Rall can be contacted at [email protected]

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