392 vs Hellcat

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  1. SRTFighter

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    Aside from the obvious Horsepower/engine differences what is the lesser known differences between the 392 and the HC?

    I know the 392 gets adaptive steering while the HC does not...
    I also know the 392 MTX has different gear ratios than the HC MTX...

    Anything else? I am interested in all differences no matter how minor.
     
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    $30,000.
     
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    Depends on the options. Mine is fully optioned and stickered at 57k. Base HC starts a little over 65k am I right?
     
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    SRT has available adaptive cruise control option, HC does not, also has fog lights - not available on HC, 180 mph speedo, performance pages are a little different, obvously no cat in the display on startup, SRT not available with black wheels, HC not available with hyperblack wheels, SRT has chrome gas cap - HC has black cap, SRT has different rear spoiler and is painted body color - HC has flat black different rear spoiler, different front grille/bumper/splitter, different hoods, cant think of more atm lol
     
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    I had the 2015 SRT 392 Charger and traded for the Hellcat Charger


    Hellcat gets...

    Hellcat engine
    Different hood with twin vents
    Darker wheels
    Hydraulic steering
    Larger solid sway bars
    Different spring tuning
    Minor changes in Performance page displays
    Hellcat splash on displays on startup
    Red key/Black key
    Beefed up suspension
    Beefed up cooling system
    Beefed up axle components
    Different axle ratios
    SRT calls 392 suspension "Competitive" and Hellcat version "High Performance"
    Underhood sprayed to handle higher temps

    Hellcat loses (against SRT 392)

    Adaptive cruise and associated safety tech.
    Fog lights
    3 mode steering
    392 has slightly better weight distribution
    392 has better economy with cylinder deactivation in ECO mode
    392 is a bit less noisy inside when cruising

    There's probably a few I'm forgetting. In some ways the SRT 392 is the "sweet spot" which offers the best features and fairly extreme performance. It's more car than most people would ever want. The choice to choose a Hellcat against it is purely an emotional one. Price difference was (in my case) about 16-17K.


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    Good info. Did you trade or sell your 392?
     
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    I agree with Robert 100% - especially the last part. My 15 SRT is def the best mix of options and pretty damn great performance. But im trading it in tomorrow for the HC. My giving up options to gain hp is strictly an emotional decision. I'll never use all the power. Every time someone asked me if that was a HC the emotion popped up again lol. Price diff for me was more because of the '16 price hike.
     
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    I started my challenger life with a 2014 RT 100th anniversary edition in which I added a shaker hood. Being around these cars a lot and at car shows made me want to jump to Hellcat. We have several members with the 392 and they are beautiful cars. It is ultimatelyyou that has to make the decision for the bump in price. Do your research do your financials and see if it works. There are a lot of very nice used cats out there and that may be your best option before these super cars come down in price.
     
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    I traded. I got the Hellcat for a few hundred below MSRP. I got 43K for the SRT 392, plus the tax break. The car cost 50K. Dealer also comped me on some parts I'd put in and they sold it for 46K in just two weeks. With the tax break from the trade, I basically paid 3500 bucks to put 18K on the SRT 392, so it was a no-brainer for me.

    I'll seriously miss the adaptive cruise and foglights. The SRT 392 is a TERRIFIC car and it never had a single issue. I guess you could call it a Hellcat that lost the red key!


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    FYI....Dealer needs to make 3K on your trade (and average). I suggested they sell my SRT 392 for 48K and sell for 47K, but they wanted to move it fast and did it for 46K. When a buyer came along I actually helped with the sale by sending lots of photos to the buyer and promising that I had been "nice" to it, which I was.
    I'm sending him a few left over parts as well as soon as I can find them in my garage.


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    I'm fully optioned (minus red seatbelts) at $72K (2015). So a $15K difference there.
     
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    Ahhhh...the transmission! We have a ZF 8HP90 made in Germany by ZF, SRT gets the 8HP70 made in the USA. Manual is different also, but I am not that familiar with it. The Hellcat engine-8HP90 matchup is bad ass.
     
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    Also, last time I looked, there was no SRT 392 pillows to be found...

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    And there's no SRT 392 Hot Wheels either...

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    Well that isn't too bad at all! Definitely a no brainer if you're only losing 3500.

    Ahhhh ok then. I'm assuming the average difference is probably closer to that.
     

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