Lower grill

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  1. Darin Gosoir

    Darin Gosoir Hellcat Member

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    Anyone removed lower grill? & how does it come off, I want to mount some driving lights behind the lower grill but I can't ( or haven't tried hard enough) to remove it, I removed all the screws across the top, do you have to remove the plastic belly pan under the car to get you're hand up there to squeeze the 4 bottom mounting tabs? That's what it looks like, any help would be greatly appreciated!
     
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    I had mine out to install parking sensors, it's a *****
    You need to get under the car remove the belly pan and get in there with "baby" hands to undo the bolts, I believe there were four or five across the bottom, threaded into the speed nuts
     
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    Can't help you with how to remove lower grill, but just wanted to make sure someone close to you has checked your temp to make sure you aren't sick, or made sure you aren't drinking too much for even thinking of wanting to add aftermarket "driving lights" to the lower grill of a Hellcat!! :)
     
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    I thought someone said they pop out easy for track days.
     
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    Is it not correct that the main reason Hellcats don't have driving lights is because there was no room to place them on the front of the car without obstructing airflow for cooling and combustion purposes? I believe that the same holds true for the absence of the crash avoidance / adaptive cruise control sensor as well.
     
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    The cooling and aero for this car has been very carefully thought out, for both safety and the preservation of the engine. You mess with that at your own peril.
     
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    That's exactly the justification Dodge made for the hood vent on the previous generation Charger SRT8. But the Challenger had ones much smaller (and in a different location), and the 300 SRT8 had nothing at all.

    There's also the plethora of people bolting their license plates to the lower grille opening (on both Challenger and Chargers), so I wouldn't be too concerned about a slight drop in cooling unless your daily commute involves 20+ minutes of an unrestricted road course on a track.
     
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    I have had mine out... you don't need to remove the belly pan... there are ' plugs' that access 7 mm.bolts. Just use an extension and they undo. The top ones are simply easily accessible screws. 10 Minutes is all it takes.... if you are really careful and slow.
     
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    only if: I someone wants a HC yet isn't going to track/race the car nor drive at 160MPH, why would I be concerned with reducing the air flow by having the technology upgrade sensor in the front? Hell, mount it in the plastic part above the lower grill of the cat. seems like the HC should have the tech package over and above the 392.
     

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