Hellcat drive train problem Champion Raceway S. OR

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  1. TallCool1

    TallCool1 Gold Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member Nat'l Hellcat Tech Advisor HCC Charter Member

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    Anyone recognize this car? Understand owners are in Grants Pass OR. Just missed attempt saw car on tow truck. Heard wheel hop then boom.

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    How is it that dodge and the media beat the crap out of these cars doing passes all day long and had no problems and now these cars are falling apart ??
     
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    Wonder what that piece is? Part of driveshaft assembly?
     
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    Believe this car had DR, getting more pics and details. This was Saturday 2nd round of ET's or maybe last run 1st round unsure.. The previous night lots of races. Appeared lots of rubber at strip launch point it was warm seemed surface very sticky.

    I don't jump to car issue defects it could be driver skill came into it. Just because a car can do good on the strip doesn't mean you can't (won't) damage it if you don't know how to race.
     
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    Axle ring at CV joint.
     
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    come on man little hard on the cat
     
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    So Dodge puts all this power in the motor and puts bicycle tires on the back, you can lite them up at will. So if you never hook up, nothing is gonna break. So then, not very many warranty repairs. Have a couple people put drag radials on, and hook up, and parts start flyin off. Still not every car, only the ones that set their cars up to hook up. I'm sure not everyone is gonna put DR's on, so less repairs for Dodge to make under warranty. Bean counter mentality? I'm just sayin
     
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    Warranty time:cool:
     
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    I tend to think FCA has warrantied these so I hear. Wonder if it will last, that might be happening to not cause negative media spin while the car is such a hot topic and so new.

    (In this case hear owner took to Lithia in Grants Pass and may (unconfirmed) have claimed it happened on public roads normal driving they weren't racing.) I wouldn't go that route personally.
     
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    Great.. $65 k car with 707 hp! Sign me up! But wait! To be actually be able to use that power and not break everything, you need to throw another $5k at it.
     
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    You can look at it that way, get that. These weren't built exclusively to race either imo most won't be (on a strip.) If it was purpose built to exclusively race, it wouldn't be public road legal. So tradeoffs are there. But think it can be customized to race so that's a + to me.

    But I hear ya rather have it all without extra spend but is that realistic here? Guess that's how you look at it could be answered many ways.
     
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    When a car is advertised as "The Most Powerful Musclecar. Ever" and has a NHRA 1/4 mile certification in the ad, I would say, yes, these WERE built to be raced.
     
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    Two maybe three I've heard d/s issues.
    What did I miss?
    Surely your not judgeing the car on just that. That would be the equivalent of judgeing you just on this post.
     
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    Uh, ok... Somebody needs to read this person their owners manual
     
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