Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Members Mopars: Jesse's 2011 Dodge Avenger

I want to start off by saying I love the car hobby. It is so much fun meeting other car enthusiasts, learning from them, and helping one another a long the way. I have found that no matter what brand you are loyal too, most car enthusiasts get a long quite well. With that said, the Mopar car community is by far the #1 and friendliest car community out there.

I purchased my 2011 Dodge Avenger on September 19, 2011 brand new with 24 miles on the odometer from Monroeville Dodge in Monroville, PA. I was in the market for a new car and having been a life long Mopar fan and owner; I had my eyes set on purchasing a new Dodge Challenger but the only issue was I could only afford a base model. My wife and the car salesman that sold me my car talked me in to test driving the 2011 Dodge Avenger with the new 3.6L Pentastar engine and I fell in love with the car immediately (being that red is my favorite color also may have helped influence me). I was very impressed with the performance of the 3.6L Pentastar engine and the upgrades to the 2011 Avenger of the prior model year. That day I left the dealership with a smile on my face and have never looked back.
I began modding my car from the day I bought it and still have many more mods planned for the future but so far I have been fairly successful with what I have done winning a few awards with the help of friends, fellow car enthusiasts, family,                                                                       and most importantly; my wife Emily. 
Current info on my car to date is as follows--
Current Mods:

  • Magnaflow cat-back exhaust #15097
  • Mopar strut tower brace
  • Mopar cold air intake
  • PolyBushings polyurethane front motor mount inserts
  • ATL Autosports front/rear drilled/slotted rotors
  • Centric High Performance brake pads
  • Painted brake calipers
  • Mopar bright pedal kit
  • Mopar t-handle shift knob
  • Mopar wheel center caps
  • Mopar grille badge
  • Painted engine cover
  • Cuda' style Mopar graphics
  • Stainless Dodge door sills
  • Misc. Billet Technology engine dress-up pieces and Mopar interior badge
  • R/T head lamps with black surround
  • Under hood fuse box cover autographed by SRT President/CEO Ralph Gilles and 3 members of the Dodge Avenger design team including - Ryan Nagode, Mike Nicholas, and Kashi Honarkhah


  • 1st Place Y428 2012 Carlisle All-Chrysler Nationals
  • 2nd Place 2010-Current Stock at 2012 Revloc Summerfest Car Show
  • Award of Excellence 2012 Bart's Extreme Show N' Shine
  • August 2012 Member of the Month Winner on
  • 1st Place FWD Modified 2013 7th Annual Mopars at Junction Car Show
  • Award of Excellence 2013 Bart's Extreme Show N' Shine
  • 2nd Place 1996-Current at 2013 29th Annual Hope Fire Company Car Show
  • 1st Place Y428 2013 Carlisle All-Chrysler Nationals
  • 3rd Place 2006-Current Modified at 2013 Revloc Summerfest Car Show


  • Pictured in Reader's Rides section of Modern Mopar Magazine 3 times (Spring 2012 Issue, Summer 2012 Issue, and Issue 5 2013)
  • Pictured in Official Dodge Facebook cover photo celebrating 2 Million Likes/Fans
  • Featured in Redline Dodge Mod Monday photo gallery

Current Sponsors:

  • We R Mopar, Inc.
  • ATL Autosports
  • Monroeville Dodge

Important Links:

Jesse K. Reed
Western, PA Chapter President
Mid Atlantic Modern Mopars



  1. Hey, huge fan of the car. Did you sell it at McCall motors in Ebensburg, PA. Just wondering, we purchased a car that is exactly the same as this one and I found this post at random.

    1. Im not sure if you will be notified of this comment or not, but it actually is the same Avenger! If you happen to see this please respond, or send us a message on facebook. Im friends with Jesse who used to own it.