Got it home!

Discussion in 'SRT Hellcat General Discussions' started by macden, May 24, 2015.

  1. macden

    macden SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    Just got home from a 1,200 mile round trip. 550 miles in my R/T to the dealer in Ohio, shot up to Michigan to see family and 650 back home to NJ. I got a Pitch Black, M6 with the Laguna.

    Some observations:

    I really enjoyed the R/T and am a little sorry to see it go. My 12 year old and I have a great drive out to Ohio, with the exception of a visit by Pennsylvania"s finest. At least it was "only" a $150 ticket for a partially obscured plate, and not for 20 MPH over the limit.

    The dealer was great, Mathews Dodge in Marion, OH. Car was tucked in a corner and the manager would not let anyone near it. Asked them to change out my lugs to black and they had me move it. They did not want to take chance moving it thenselves. (The black lugs look so much better.) Paperwork was done in 30 minutes and they (and my son) moved everything to the Hellcat. and we were gone.

    150 miles to Michigan. The first 100 was death. A new vette wanted to play, and I could not. 650 miles back today, and the car just eats up the miles. Decided to take it easy, after my ticket on Friday and glad I did. I got hit by at least 6-7 radar guns.

    Thoughts. God it is a great looking car, and it sounds even better. It is a lot more comfortable than my R/T The seats and leather are great. Driving smoothly, around town, very civil. Not much different than the R/T. But I got into it once when someone got close too me. 3ed gear, and I nailed it. Even with tractions control on, it got squirly really quick.

    On the highway, it cruised wonderfully. Got about 4 MPG lower than on the way out. What I love is the power in 6th. In the R/T, it would bog down in 6th and I would need to downshift to get any real pick-up on the highway. In the Cat, all it takes a a little blip to the throttle and I am 20 MPH faster.

    All in all, a great way to break her in and have a great road trip with my son. Next up, a bath an wax to remove the 10,000 bigs we killed and an oil change.
     
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  2. macden

    macden SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    A couple of pix
     

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    Congrats !!! I will be in NJ for the SRT Driving Experience on August 16th (Sunday)
    Hopefully we can meet there
    Enjoy your beautiful car !!!
     
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    Congrats and you came to MI but not to show me LOL
     
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    Nice write up. Enjoy.
     
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    bolivarshagnasty Gold Member

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    Congratulations on your new car. Looks great!
     
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    april77 Naughty SheDevil Mod Staff Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member HCC Charter Member

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    Grtz! Looks great, and sounds like you and your son had a fun ride home! Enjoy!

    April
     
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    Congrats enjoy it.
     
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    BIG DAWG Hellcat, 1st Florida Cavalry Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member HCC National Exec. Director HCC Charter Member

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    Great story. Best part: your son was with you! Awesome. I made my youngest the Crew Chief on mine. I'm having his "title" and name painted under the hood...it'll be a surprise for him.

    Congrats on your new edition.
     
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  10. macden

    macden SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    That is awesome. Great

    So close. I am going on the Friday. Wife is away, so cannot go on the weekend. Bummer

    Sorry, a quick trip. Next time.
     
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    Congrats,, great looking car,, the trade in looks great as well...btw I would be upset about the finger prints, LOL... Congrats again...
     
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    macden SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    Those were mine. First stop was to get a detailer and some microfiber towels.

    I pulled into the dealer and one of the kids working there, commented on my sweet ride. I told him it was his. I get the sweeter one. I even washed it before trading it in. I really enjoyed the R/T, but am not that upset.
     
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    Nice,, any future mods to the hellcat...
     
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    macden SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    Not right away. not quite mods, but need black caps for the air stems, and might wrap the hood and fenders with Xpel. Right now I could just sit in it and listen to the engine.
     
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    Funny,I have been in the garage looking and playing with the hellcat
     
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