Hellcat in the snow

Discussion in 'SRT Hellcat General Discussions' started by Rob K, Feb 15, 2015.

  1. Rob K

    Rob K Gold Member

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    I live right outside Philly and saw a challenger R/T struggling in the snow today. I'm awaiting my charger hellcat and plan on using it as my daily and only driver. I've been a little concerned about whether I could or couldn't use this car the snow. Right now I'm thinking I will most likely need a second vehicle for snow.

    Anyone drive anything rear wheel drive now In the snow?? Can i get by without a 2nd vehicle?
     
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    Screw that, if you can afford a hellcat,, then you can afford a cheap winter beater...need help finding one, come to Detroit,I will get you a deal on one
     
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    I live in northeast too. This winter sucks! I would suggest getting a decent winter beater (something reliable but not fancy).

    If you don't want to do that for some reason then get an extra set of wheels, tpms sensors and a really good set of four snow tires.

    I drive my nice cars in the winter when it is nice out but I have an older truck that is all I drive when it is nasty or the roads are dirty.
     
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    I would still go winter car,, what if some retard runs into your car
     
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    I have a SRT jeep with a Procharger for winter and a 14 gmc serria
     
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    Now that's a sweet winter car, procharged srt,, blowing threw the snow
     
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    I wouldn't expect anything less from a dude with a 1700HP Buick LOL. I like your style.
     
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    1949chopper NC STATE PRESIDENT Hellcat Car Club HCC Charter Member

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    Move south
     
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    Yeah. I definitely don't want to get stuck. I've been in 4 wheel drive SUV's for 10 years. I think I can find something pretty nice for winter for $10,000. I can even get it at an auction to get some extra car for my buck.
     
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    10k is not a winter beater, winter beater it's under 5 grand, that will last you a few years without issues..spoiled people, lol,,, doc...
     
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    Drive mine with no issues, it has winter tires. We average 75 inches of snow a year. Last 3 years I've driven my 700 hp CTS-V it's all about the tires.

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    The first gen Jeep SRTs suck balls in the snow. The second generation are a beast.
     
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    Where I live a TRUE winter beater is less than a grand and if you are good at picking it out you buy it in the fall and you put nothing into it (other than gas and oil) until the spring at which time you sell it and get most if not all of your money back :)

    My beaters are nicer than that but that is my definition of a TRUE winter beater!
     
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    I kind of admire guys like you that really do drive your cars all year around. I just can't bring myself to drive the cars I really like in the salt / chemical slurry that they put on the roads around here. It's some bad stuff that is eating cars to nothing.
     
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    Road salt is terrible for a car,, if your only planning to own the car for a few years, that's fine,, but the next owner will not be happy
     
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