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