Hellcat Steering

Discussion in 'SRT Hellcat General Discussions' started by intercooler, Feb 29, 2016.

  1. intercooler

    intercooler Gold Member

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  2. Ray Hunsaker

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    I agree 100% but I do notice driving slow like thru my neighborhood it feels heavy. other than that its great!!!
     
  3. Paladin06

    Paladin06 Have Guns Will Travel Staff Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member

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  4. Bob Cat

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    It does feel heavy at slow speeds. Personally wouldn't mind electric with adjustment but I understand why dodge went hydraulic.
     
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    No complaints here... very happy with how she feels!
     
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    Heavy when slow = not heavy at 150mph.......
     
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    Love my big brakes too :) Has saved my ass many times!
     
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    MABBRYFL30 NYS President Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member

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    I agree 100% with you. They are a engineering marvel and fun to drive. They got it right with this car
     
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    I drove a Hellcat charger back-2-back with my 2015 SRT 392 Charger.

    The adjustment capability of the SRT 392 is very nice, but there is a definitive improvement in feedback with the Hellcat. On the other hand, I wished the Hellcat steering was a little lighter at lower speeds.
    Neither system feels as connected as the 2013 M5 I also drove at the time, but both still felt very precise, if a bit numb at times.

    As I'm waiting for my Hellcat, I'm sure I'll adapt quickly!


    Robert
     
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    I noticed when trying to do a 3 point turn to get out of the driveway that it felt like something was broken in the steering. Almost like the steering pump went out completely but then as I pulled onto the street it was fine. I was actually about to take the car to the dealer to have them check it out. Thank you for posting this!
     
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    well sometimes at real low speed, turning lock to lock you can get massive pressure built up and the pump is turning so slow it feels like it gave out. Give a little gas and it works itself out.

    I love the steering in the hellcat. my wife however keeps asking why im jerking the car left and right as I drive (she has a 392 Challenger) and she cant understand that every little pothole or dip in the road jostles you and any arm movement makes the car turn left or right.
     
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    - owned a '12 SRT YJ that I traded for a'15 B5 SRT Apache Challenger that I traded for my '16 Hellcat - I miss the electronic steering's on center & variable effort/rate/mode steering feel. The somewhat lighter (depending on mode, & I liked 'track') effort hydraulic steering delivers a more 'old school' response. It rewards with a smidgen more road surface feedback, & info about your wheel angle/tire grip in trade for a touch of play on center. Wheel miss-alignment is communicated with clarity as the 'Cat had less error, but I was able to nail the problems when I described them to my alignment wizard, I was told of the alignment error on my Apache SRT. -
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    So where do you guys think the steering effort lands compared to the three modes on the SRT? Which mode is the effort closest to?
     
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    ...if default was equal to a 1, sport a 2, & track was equal to a 3; I'd rate it a 1.75 -
     
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    I see no problem with the steering effort at all. That said, I have owned vehicles in the past with manual steering. You want to know what road feel and effort is- try that.
     

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