Kiss my grits I wrecked the Hell Cat!

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  1. jmeyer94

    jmeyer94 Senior Hellcat Member

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    I feel like a dumb a@@ today. I drove the Cat to work on economy mode and was driving back home on economy mode when this CTS came up along side of me doing 65. We punched it and he jumped out in front of me a car length. I realized I was only on 500 HP so I hit the sport mode but never caught back up with the Caddy due to traffic. I pulled off of my exit and on the merge lane a truck behind me started to cut me off at the end of lane so I punched it, well the tires started spinning and in a split second turned sideways and as I corrected, the car hit a cement lip on the edge of the road and the car smacked hard enough to toss the items in my side net on the console all over the floor. I pulled off the road in a parking lot and there are both of my passenger side rims ate up and a big gash in one of the tires and a scratch in my rocker panel. I don't know if the front or rear end is messed up or tossed out of alignment. I drove it home another 5 miles and the car didn't pull any but that is no indication that something could be bent.Called the Dodge dealership and the rims are 1,420 apiece, the tires are 558 apiece and the rocker panel is only 60 bucks. I feel like poo poo..........
     
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    LelandJim Silver Member

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    Sad...sorry to hear it.
     
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    Tammie SRT Hellcat Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Ugh! That sucks! You must have REALLY punched it. Dang, I hope you don't have any suspension or other issues. Sorry to hear about that. Let us know how it goes. I hate it when people try to cut you off like that. What a jerk! I bet he had a POS too and didn't care about it.:confused:
     
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    70Cuda Yep, its got a HEMI

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    You suffered from CTS prejackulation,

    sounds like it can all be fixed! no injuries
     
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    Cat-Man-Do Silver Member

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    I think there is a key learning. Always ride around in full power. preferably track mode. Come on guys/gals gas is cheap right now, so take advantage. I'll be trading in a Chevy Avalanche for the HC, so not expectation on my part to save on gas... I remember my '72 Cuda used to get about 8mpg.
     
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    I am sorry to hear that. I'm at the mileage you wind up the RPM and manually shift so I was doing 55 and I punched it and the tires started to spin. I was really surprised because it was 50 deg. here in Houston and I thought the tires would grab. Lucky nothing bad happened.
     
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    CatBurghlr Gold Member

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    I would call Don White dodge. That price on the rims is insane.
     
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    Cat-Man-Do Silver Member

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    there was a guy from Avondale Dodge here in AZ that came on the forum and said he would sell to us at 10% over cost and he ships everywhere in US. They are a big dealer. I'll see if I can find that post for you.
     
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    Tammie SRT Hellcat Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Track mode is like driving a tank into battle. The suspension is so tight it jars your teeth out. LOL I have modified my settings so I have track mode on the traction and sport mode on the suspension. I ALWAYS drive with the red key in full power. Refuse to get hole shot.:cool: I'm getting 9.4 mpg and having a blast!!!
     
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    Or you could put it in no Hellcat mode and get 250mpg, but not exciting to drive:D
     
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    Tammie SRT Hellcat Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Funny...Not Funny! Sorry b.
     
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    solo7777 SRT Terminator Hellcat Car Club Western Regional President HCC Charter Member

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    Tammie,
    You get the winner medal for the lowest MPG! Congrats!:D
     
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    In this weather I like to have street mode for full traction control and stability with the cold slippery roads roads and track for suspension to a least feel like I'm still in a beast!o_O
     
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    D O H ! !
     
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    tsc SRT Hellcat Enthusiast

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    Track suspension really isn't that bad... with all the people saying it's so harsh I was expecting much more. Not that I drive around in it all the time, but when I put it in track mode it doesn't bother me that much... and Ohio doesn't exactly have the smoothest roads, either.

    On the original topic.. Sorry to hear about the car... learning mistake I guess. This cat will bite you if you're not careful. I'm always expecting it to go sideways and am ready to counter steer if needed. All the more reason to keep traction control in Street unless you're actively needing it in another mode.
     
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