Any clutch problems on street hellcats?

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  1. Meat

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    i really would like a manual hellcat but have read on forums, and also magazine test drivers/writers, that have trashed the clutches in their hellcats. I plan on my Helcat (assuming I can get one) being my daily driver and therefore need it to be dependable.

    Does the clutch on the Challenger Hellcats wear out too quickly under spirited street driving? Or it is just when being very aggressive with drag radials at the track?
     
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    I've only heard of a few 'cats with clutch problems, yet there are like three thousand of them with six-speeds on the road, so I'd not worry about it; if you aren't doing race track launches regularly, or you don't have drag radials, the tires are going to smolder well before the clutch gives way.
     
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    Mine was replace at 1300 miles. I think it was defective from the get go. I have 5800 on the car now with no problems. Also just installed MT 305 DR.
     
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    ive heard of a few on here and other places... i read of two that fried their clutches first time they hooked solid with DRs. have 11,000 miles on mine without an issue... im runnin street tires and havnt been to the track
     
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    3700 miles here and no problems with mine.

    I have had one Hellcat come into my shop that we had to replace the clutch but it was driver error and the owner admitted to it.
     
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    Stellahc's went, but on the drag strip with full slicks

    i dont think normal street use is going to be an issue
     
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    I noticed this youtube video with a M6 using launch control @ 3500 RPM. Im no expert but I don't think you will have any issue with around town driving.
    Do this a few times? I wonder?
     
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    i think its the slicks that do you in.....cant handle it......i havent heard of it from DR's

    Dodge should have charged a bit more, gave better clutch and better drive shaft........there's a reason Ford gave their GT500 a carbon fiber drive shaft.........there's a reason Dodge didnt and they are breaking from heavy track usage........now clutches are the latest issue for the hard core track guys....problem is i hear there is no upgrade option available...thats why StellasHC traded in his M6 for a A8 last week. He wants a drag car
     
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    I have a in site on a company that will in the next week or so offer a 1200 hp clutch and trans upgrade for all 6 sp hellcats
     
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    Thank you so much everyone! I plan on ordering my manual hellcat early this coming week.
     
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    i got 1800 miles on mine....so far so good
     
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    I had mine replaced at 400 miles. The dealership said the clutch plate was glazed and showed signs of high heat. The car has never been dragged and had 200+ highway miles from the ride home.
     
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    Ur on a Charger forum. We ain't got clutches...... :)
     
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    Thats a vid of my old M6.. Ran a 11.6 @ 126 in that vid. 1.97 60' time using launch control. Notice the spin/wheelhop/bog on launch...

    I smoked my clutch a month ago using slicks and a 4k dump without launch control. As long as you spin, your clutch MIGHT be OK...
     
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    Oops, didn't notice that I put this in the charger forum.
     

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