Am i the only one that thinks the HC is great on the backroads?

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  1. ColeBartakovic

    ColeBartakovic Senior Hellcat Member

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    The weekend turned out to be amazing weather so i went and grabbed my m6 cat out of storage and me and my friends went for a cruise during the day through some good backroads and idk why people say its not good for doing that. I thought it was amazing, i dont have my suspension upgrades yet or my wheels upgrade yet but i was staying with my corvette buddies very well. Who else thinks the hellcat is good for back roads also
     
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    The suspension is state of the art and awesome for these cars. The facts of changing your ride on the fly is one of the many things a cat can do. It is another reason that sets it apart from other cars
     
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    I'm waiting for my HC, but I drive my 2015 SRT 392 on twisty back roads a LOT. Once you learn that the chassis has serious grip, you can really do things nicely. The issue for me is the weight, which tells my brain to back down and that takes some getting used to. It's not in the league of a go-cart like the Vette, nor does it feel nimble like a Cayman or the ungodly Evo X. But the respectable balance combined with serious power certainly gives the car a unique special feel. It's its own animal and a lot of fun to learn & explore the limits.


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    Yeah i usually keep a car for close to a year and then take it to a dealership and trade it in for something else because im still looking for that one special car and my next car would of been a c6 or c7 z06 depending on the money but im leaning more towards keeping the cat. I love it and i can tear up backroads and be confident in the corners even know it weighs alot and i can be confident once the straights happen i can pull and have the biggest smile on my face. I might have found the special car and might not trade it in for a z06. If i do keep it im going to be doing some suspension mods and handling mods with 315 tires in the back. Then it would be even better in the back roads.
     
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    I love the way my car handles! every with the drag radials. it aint not viper but it sure beats all the other pieces of shits I used to drive
     
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    DGatzby Gold Member Hellcat Car Club HCC Charter Member Midwest Regional Pres.

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    I am with you guys. Love it in twisties, the trunk is full of most of the parts listed below. It works fine if the driver can make it happen. Waiting on the CF shaft and just a couple more rain storms to get it to the dealer to install this stuff for even more fun.
     
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    I think my cat is great on the back roads, front roads and side roads...:)
     
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    I envy you guys that have twisties to drive your 'cats on!
    The only "twisties" we have in this area are the potholes and roadkills to avoid. :eek:

    Would love to drive mine on some hilly backroads!
     
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    You forgot about BMW's and Mercedes.
     
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    I love mine on all roads. Fast, slow, straight or curvy.
     
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    I visited my dad up in the West Chester, NY area this weekend. The Saw Mill parkway is a long winding road with tight guard rails. It increases the sensation of speed not having a lot of room on both sides (2 lane road each way). It was a lot of fun to push the car safely through the corners at about 7/10ths. I wasn't familiar with the road so I took it rather easy. Switching from the different suspension modes made more of a difference than anticipated. For a big girl, she can dance reasonably well.
     
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    I was going to get
    michelin super sport 315 for the rear
    kw lowering springs
    rear shock tower brace
    Front strut tower brace
    Subframe connectors.
    Any other good parts that would help with launch and handling?
     
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    I drive mine mostly on back roads and it is awesome. What it lacks in handling like the Vette more than makes up with the massive horsepower.
     
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    I do love these cars on the street where sane people drive at about 8/10ths or less. The challenge is making them handle at 10/10ths vs the cars you mention.

    Surely in Illinois you guys have some curvy roads. Even in flat Michigan we have some good ones. Take a look at some street bike sites. They usually have ratings and mapped routes just about everywhere.
     
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    Most fun you can have with your clothes on
     
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