Can the Hellcat engine be bought crated?

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  1. blaze

    blaze ☆★✪ The Watcher ✪★☆ Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member

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    i could google this but i figured i would ask here. anyone think this is a good idea to have a back up for parts or whatever may come along as more and more electric cars become common? i think Mopar has to keep parts for 10 years after production but after that, then what? will there be so many on the road it will not be an issue? thoughts? opinions? thanks.
     
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    graycat Automobile Aficionado Extraordinaire Staff Member

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    I've saw crate Hellcat engines complete for $16k range into the low $22k range. Google is your friend...my friend.

    No wait....allow myself to introduce...myself...:rolleyes:
     
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    funny you should say that.. i find myself using that expression too.. hehehhehe its more fun to post the question here though.. someone may have personal insight that goes beyond a google search return. what do you think about purchasing a back up?
     
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    graycat Automobile Aficionado Extraordinaire Staff Member

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    Not a bad idea. I'd be looking for a pull out from a wreck and try to get the transmission and all of the related
    electronics. I'd expect to get "more" for "less" that way.
     
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    ok cool, thank you.
     
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    My long term concern is not the mechanicals. Stuff can be machined and replaced. It's the electronics that bother me
     
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    good point. this is why crowd sourcing intelligence is better than a google search in my opinion. much more personal experience here. thanks
     
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    I agree with Lord Hellcat...hence...my post about a pull out engine, transmission and the related and ancillary
    components. I've tried to find "boards" for CNC equipment that's a few years old and it can be a nightmare and
    very expensive.
     
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    They bought a Hellcat crate motor on gas monkey garage to install on a car they had and were told it would not work without the harness. And it did not.
     
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    lets see how long that ECM takes to get cracked though..
     
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    It can be done with a stand alone computer. A good tuner and a knowledgeable computer guy should be able to
    figure it out.

    I believe that Arrington (SHOPHemi.com) may have already done it.
     
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    It was a two part episode and that's how it was left so maybe on the second episode they will? Either way they left it that it could not be done.
     
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    don't hold your breathe on that, I was told there are some new copyright laws that FCA and other manufacturers hold that will not allow the ECM units to be modified and if you do so you are in violation of such laws. Its total BS, I believe If I own the car I should be able to modify as I see fit, however they believe they own the program and any modification to it is a copyright infringement. FCA and other car builders have deeper pockets and can afford more and better lawyers to protect their profits.
     
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    i agree i have heard the same.. BUT they would be going after the person that cracked it i would assume.. one should never assume in my opinion.. who knows.. the rabbit hole goes deep on this subject. tough to prosecute or sue if a ton of people all the sudden had modified ECUs and such.. i read somewhere that they made it very hard.
     
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    you can do anything you want to with a single unit without fear of reprisal--if you reproduce/copy the unit that's different.
     
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