Another cat lowered with Mopar springs....1/2 coil cut from the rear.

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    After following Owenspackman's thread (Lowered my Hellcat Challenger with Nittro DR | SRT Hellcat Forum) and him experimenting with cutting a full coil off in the rear I decided to only cut 1/2 a coil instead.

    I see Owenspackman cut his coil from the bottom. I went the opposite way and cut my 1/2 coil from the dead coils on the top of the spring.

    Ride quality is just a tad stiffer in track mode but that was to be expected with a lowering springs. In street mode you would never know there are lowing springs in the car.

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    Looks excellent!
     
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    NX91Notch...great look, great job!
     
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    Factor tire and rim se up or did you go with 20x10 in the rear with 315's?
     
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    Factory tires and wheels at the moment. All I did was install the lowering springs.
     
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    Good job it looks great!
     
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    so--no kit--just cut factory coils?
     
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    No it is a kit. It is the Mopar lowing springs part number P5155436 (Mopar Lowering Springs 12-15 Challenger, Charger, 300 (SRT)). But these springs tend to not really lower the rear end of the vehicle. The springs really focus on lowering the front to really give that old school rake look. I have installed these springs on my old 392 and I always said the rear still sat a little to high.

    Cutting a 1/2 or full coil just lowers the rear end just a little bit more. It still has a rake look but not as high as it would be without the coil cut.

    Pictured below are the springs - the new ones are blue. I did not do anything to my stock springs except take them out and put in away in storage. 2015-10-11 22.18.59.jpg.jpeg 2015-10-11 22.19.57.jpg.jpeg 2015-10-11 22.20.23.jpg.jpeg
     
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    I wonder how this would compare to the KW lowering springs? That's what I got, but have not put them on yet as I'm scared to lower the car and scrape the bottom in hill filled CA. I'm also wondering how much it will hurt the ride quality.
     
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    I can't speak for the ride quality of the KW springs since I have never used then but I can say this. Challengers respond very well to a quality lowering spring. Little to not ride quality is really lost.

    This is my 3rd Challenger. And my 3rd Challenger I have lowered. In my '11 R/T I used the Hotchkiss spring kit with rear bilstein shocks. For my '12 SRT and my '15 Hellcat I have gone with the Mopar kit.

    All 3 ride great. On the R/T there was a noticeable tightness but it felt good. Nothing to extreme. For my 12 SRT and my 15 Hellcat that use adaptive suspension when in street mode you would never know there are springs in the car. Put the suspension in track mode however it tighens up nicely and you can really feel the road. Which isn't a bad thing when looking for performance.
     
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    Thx for the detailed answer. Guess I better consider putting mine on then.
     
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    Any trouble aligning it?
     
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    awesome reply--thanks so much.
     

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