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Worlds first supercharged 3.6 Dodge Challenger

Tim Arnold is here today with us presenting what he calls the world's first supercharged 3.6 Dodge Challenger.


This is my 2012 Dodge Challenger 3.6 Pentastar V6. It has Tidalwave Supercharger kit, Vortech V3 head unit. 8 lbs boost. Also, stock motor, transmission, rear end and wheels.

Why is this car so special for you?
This is the car that helped other 3.6 owners get blown!

What is unique about this Dodge Challenger?
This is the worlds first supercharged 3.6 Dodge Challenger, and I bought it in the November of 2013

In what condition was it before and what modifications did you do to it?
The 3.6 Challenger was used 20000 miles. Along with Brent Hughes at Dyno tune performance we installed a Vortech V3 supercharger.
Dynotune. You can see it in this video.

I took a 2 hour flight to pick this car up and a 13 hour drive to get it back home. The car and I connected on that long drive.

I have lived in Virginia Beach Virginia all my life and am the owner of Tidalwave Supercharger. Supercharging the Dodge V6 LX,LC since 2010.

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When I'm not supercharging cars, I love to test and tune at Richmond Drag way as I live only two hours away from the track.

Supercharging has been a passion of mine since my first Mustang 5.0 with a Powerdyne blower. I love modding cars and meeting people that share the same passion. My first supercharged Dodge V6 is a 2010 3.5 Challenger and we went from 200 rwhp to 342 rwhp.

When the 3.5 kit first came out I needed a car for an install video. That's when I met Joe Bowman. He is now the proud owner of the worlds fastest LX LC V6 3.5 Challenger.

When the tuning capabilities were released for the 2012 Dodge Challenger 3.6 we went to work designing a kit. I am fortunate enough to know and work with some of the best people in the forced induction market. After many days and long nights we have developed a Dodge Challenger, Charger 3.6 supercharger kit that can reach 415 rwhp and give drivers many years of trouble free driving.

Related Challenger stories from readers


Jay loritz (not verified)    July 2, 2014 - 1:23PM

I own a 2014 dodge journey v6 3.6. Is there a supercharger made to for this. And what about the PC program. For it ? Would it be the same a the v6 3.6 challenger? Thanks j

Jason melendez (not verified)    August 16, 2014 - 1:40AM

Where can I purchase the super charge kit I'm a soldier station in San Antonio tx and I really would love to try this out

Dwayne (not verified)    August 24, 2014 - 9:39AM

I have a 2014 Torred Challenger with 3.6 Penastar engine too.
Can you tell me how the supercharger affects the day to day mileage because I currently enjoy 34+ / gal
Also how much would this cost to get installed parts and Labor?

Joel Meriwether (not verified)    January 18, 2016 - 12:20AM

In reply to by Dwayne (not verified)

Would like to supercharge a new 300HP version of 2016 Charger V6. Any help appreciated.

chad (not verified)    February 9, 2015 - 1:27AM

hey hows it going im staying in Norfolk and I own a 2012 charger and was wondering the difficulty of supercharging the vehicle

john D (not verified)    March 17, 2015 - 12:43AM

I want to apply this turbo charger on my 2015 jeep Rand Cherokee, it has he pensar 3.6 and th 8 speed trans with paddel shifter dau exhaust.
What is the cost of your system and what is the cost of installation at your shop.

Richard morales (not verified)    August 17, 2015 - 11:32PM

I live in Tucson az and am the owner of 2014 charger 3.6 would like to super charge it can u tell me where to pick one up and is there more needed then just the supercharger, will I need to reprogram the computer, and if so what about the software thxs.

Lexo T (not verified)    April 27, 2016 - 1:07PM

Would love to know where exactly can I get this supercharged kit for my Dodge Challenger? Any information would be greatly appreciated. -Lexo