Hellcat lowering?

Discussion in 'SRT Hellcat Performance' started by NX91Notch, May 26, 2015.

  1. NX91Notch

    NX91Notch Gold Member

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    Let's talk lowering here for a minute. I know the KW coilover system seems to be the go to kit around here....but has anyone lowered their Hellcat's with something other than this kit?

    I understand the tunability of coilovers and I have used them in the past but I no longer justify the extra price since every set of coilovers I have every used once I set them I never move them so why have an adjustable system if I am never adjusting it?

    In my '11 R/T I ran Hotchkis and loved them. In my '12 SRT I used the Mopar stage 1 springs. Not as an aggresive drop but rode great.

    But I called my friend who I sold my '12 SRT to and had him measure the '12 with the Mopar springs and holy crap is it pretty damn close to how the Hellcat sits now. I would only gain about a 1/2 inch of lowering. Doesn't seem worth it.

    I am thinking about going back to Hotchkis. Anyone know of anyone that has a Hellcat on those springs?
     
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    Do you want to tap the ground every time you change gears?
     
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    The Hotchkis will put it that low?

    Or are you saying Hellcat's are low enough already?
     
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    I was joking that the Hellcat's are low enough already; There's only like 3 inch of clearance in the front so I suppose there is a little room to be taken down if you really wanted to.
     
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    It's not so much the front I want lower. I want the rear lower.

    I installed a set of Hotchkis on a '15 Scat Pack the other week and I liked the look. In theory the Hellcat should sit exactly the same as the Scat Pack did on the Hotchkis.
     
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    I went with the KW just because you can adjust it fine tune how low or high front to rear I lowered it 1" and in the front it settled down another 1/4" I'm thinking the weight of the 6.2 is more than the 6.4 so springs may be a little underrated for the HC but I can adj back up a 1/4" no problem. I could adj it back up to stock Height or Anywere in between.
     
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    Ok I dot know where you measured a Helcat at 3 inch clearance? I lowered mine with the KW adjustable springs 1.25" all the way around. I still have way more than a 3" clearance. Also the KW kit vesus Coil Overs allows you to keep the active suspension. I have not had any issues at this height.
     
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    I emailed Hotchkis today and they claim their spring with the part number 19120 will work for the Hellcat but they have a specific spring that is available part number 19122. The claim is a .75 drop in the front and 1 inch in the rear. I think those are the ones I am going to go with.
     
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    I like to know how the launch is
     
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    I will let you know when I find a way to get them. I search that part number he gave me in the email and I can't find it. Assuming it's just a new part number that they haven't officially released yet.

    I emailed him back a couple minutes ago on how to acquire a set of these springs.
     
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    Did he quote you a price on the springs? What does it do to the suspension modes if anything at all?
     
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    Waiting to hear back from them on price. I emailed them at 11 pm my time. I am in FL....they are in Cali. I probably won't get a reply until later today. If I were a betting man I would say they would be the same price as the springs for the older Challengers.

    Lowering doesn't do anything to the suspension mode with the correct springs.
     
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    I'm interested in what you find out. Can you keep posting to this thread when you get info?
     
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    Here is a pic of the Bosch Hellcat with Hotchkis springs, swyabars and a set of HRE wheels! The ride and look is Amazing! [​IMG]
     
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    Doesnt really look any lower.. just level if anything. This is 1.25" lower at all 4 corners.. 20150523_175009.jpg
     

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