Got to try my Chrysler/Dodge towing coverage today

Discussion in 'SRT Hellcat General Discussions' started by Slowhand, May 9, 2016.

  1. Slowhand

    Slowhand Gold Member

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    Just trying to get my moneys worth from them. Actually I hit a small piece of debris that made a loud noise as it punctured my DS rear tire. Tire was in good shape with about 18k miles. I jokingly say it the oldest original surviving tire on a Hellcat. The fix-a-flat kit pumped in sealant, the air hose pumped away. And I rolled the car forward to distribute the sealing, and it drained out thru the hole. Local Dodge dealer is getting a tire. I told them to double check as there are two that brand/size with similar numbers but different speed ratings.
     
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    You want the tire that has this for load/speed rating (106Y) not 106Y. The parenthesis is the difference and it means the tires are good for over 186mph
     
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    april77 Naughty SheDevil Mod Staff Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member HCC Charter Member

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    Ugh ... sorry to read about the tire. What a pain, although it could have been worse!

    April
     
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    Slowhand Gold Member

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    Thanks for the confirmation. I made that point to the dealer techs, but I don't think these guys have touched a Hellcat before. I'll find out later today.
     
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    CubeMan Tri-State Overlord

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    If they order an OEM Tire then it'll be the correct one.
     
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    CPRHDSRT Pontiac Bred ................. SRT Addicted Gold Supporting Member

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    Bummer but at least the debris didn't do damage to the car. New (correct OEM) tire and you'll be all set. And yes 18K miles on a rear tire is an accomplishment (assume all-season from factory) - couldn't have been a summer tire or that would be a restraint miracle.
     
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    SRT_HC_707 SRT_HC_707 Staff Member

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    What impresses me most is that you have 18K on your car and even more on the original tires.

    I love to see these cars get driven!
     
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    Congrats on your 18k on a tire! Sorry that it met the end this way!
    I would be REAL happy if I could get 8k on a set. I'm getting more like 3-4000 (if I have time to rotate). First set was only 2000!
     
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    Best part of your story is the miles on tires. You take care of your car.
    Never made sense why install the inflator kit for a blown out tire.
    FYI.
    Road side towing
    1-800-521-2779
     
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    There are two different versions offered.
     
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    I guess I hope I don't get my monies worth... I had my 09 SRT8 towed didn't really like how the tow truck guy went about it. 18K on the tires now there is getting your monies worth.
     
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    Believe Plum Texas Crazy got into a fight with some chicken wire in his HC on the Interstate one time. Nothing serious though.
     
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    Update on the story.I hit something that made a hard clank. Didn't know there was more damage until the dealer tech test drove it after they replaced the correct tire. Turns out the object knocked the front anti-sway bar sideways. They are replacing both side bushing assemblies for the anti-sway bar, doing a 4 wheel alignment, and replacing the rear wheel liner which took a hit with the tire. Hopefully done thursday.
     
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    Yikes! Sorry hear it was even worse than originally thought. :eek:
     
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    Good info!!
     

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