Just ordered my Beast

Discussion in 'Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat' started by Kevin M, Sep 18, 2014.

  1. Kevin M

    Kevin M Silver Member

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    Well its safe to say I won't be sleeping good anytime soon (until I get my new beast) lol..
    Got the Sublime with the 8spd Auto and black hood. Was really debating about the trans though, hope I don't regret the Auto. Its not like I'm going to the strip, but based on my research some experts are saying that this new Trans will actually better regulate the HP and utilize it more effectively, does that make sense to you guys? I be interested to hear everyone's thoughts and comments.

    Kevin from Detroit
     

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    Hell yeah!! Congratulations!!
     
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    for myself ... its about the driving and I love the feel of the crank connected directly to the rubber instead of via fluid drive. YMMV
     
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    I went with the 6 speed manual. I did hear the same thing about the new automatic transmission and you do have control over setting the RPM's on when to shift which is more than what you get with a regular automatic but, there is something to be said about having a bad a** muscle car and being able to shift the gears when it feels right!! Plus, you will get a mile farther than me per gallon 21 hwy with the manual vs. 22 with the automatic.:) ha, like any of us on this forum are going to get close to 20 mpg for the first 6 months...I am having the same insomnia issues. good luck and congrats!!
     
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    A lady that drives a stick is a rare thing these days... my wife drove stick and had a 89 pony 5sp when I met her.. I actually thought it was kinda hot LMAO
     
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    That is awesome! Good for her. We talked about old school muscle before and It was my way to bring back the nostalgia. Of course, having a clutch and gears from the Viper will really bring into the 21st Century! I can't wait to get my hands on it!
     
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    Tor red
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    Have Von
    Ordered Friday from Georgetown tx
     
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    Hi Kevin....im Dean in Seattle, im thinking about buying my HC Challenger
    here locally. Can i ask what you paid and what options you chose?
     
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    Hello Dean, and welcome to the forum! Let us know what options you choose. :)

    April
     
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    Thanks for getting back to me.......can i ask how much you paid for your HC
    and what options you chose? Im going with the Laguna seats, Automatic,
    Brass Monkey Wheels, Sunroof and Red Seat Belts.
    Thanks! Dean in Seattle
     
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    Dean, you should not pay more then msrp for your hellcat.....if they don't want to honor msrp, find another dealer
     
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    Thanks! And i saw a member here who had engine trouble with
    "ticking sounds and then it died and he found sludge in the oil
    breather cap. Sounds like his engine is toast. Poor guy! Can you tell me what you know about
    any other reports of engine trouble or mechanical breakdowns on Hell Cats?
     
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    A few radio software updates, early cars had a fuel rail recall, and radiator issues, but those were early built cars.. Had about four or five issues with the crank pulley slipping and causing engine failure..
     
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    Ok.....do you know of many people who have a lot of miles on their HC and have zero problems to report?
     

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