Lowered my Hellcat Challenger with Nittro DR

Discussion in 'SRT Hellcat Appearance' started by owenspackman, Sep 9, 2015.

  1. owenspackman

    owenspackman BritishCat

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2015
    Messages:
    975
    Likes Received:
    508
    Trophy Points:
    313
    Location:
    Charleston SC
    Vehicle:
    Challenger SRT Hellcat
    This weekend my friends and I worked on lowering my Challenger Hellcat. We were lucky enough to have access to a shop, with a lift, made things so much easier.

    I got the Mopar Performance Lowering Springs P5155436 after seeing Ralph Gilles car. Due to the weight of the supercharger, the front sits lower than if these were installed on a 392, so just as Ralph did, we also cut a dead coil from the rear springs.

    I'm really happy with the results, it's just about my limit, any lower and it would have been too much for me!

    We did have to trim the lowest part of the inside/backside of the rear wheel wells due to the Nittos rubbing on the lowest corner. Since these photos were taken the springs have settled a little more.

    IMG_3324.jpg IMG_3327.jpg IMG_3330.jpg IMG_3340.jpg

    Before & After shots
    IMG_3355.jpg
    IMG_3360.jpg
    IMG_3361.jpg
    IMG_3363.jpg

    IMG_3364.jpg
     
    • Like Like x 12
    • Winner Winner x 5
  2. Angel

    Angel Gold Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2015
    Messages:
    1,211
    Likes Received:
    531
    Trophy Points:
    313
    Location:
    League City, TX
    Vehicle:
    Challenger SRT Hellcat
    Very nice!
     
  3. Sublimecat

    Sublimecat Silver Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2014
    Messages:
    901
    Likes Received:
    316
    Trophy Points:
    173
    Location:
    Akron, Ohio
    Vehicle:
    Challenger SRT Hellcat
    Sweet, how is the ride quality?
     
  4. owenspackman

    owenspackman BritishCat

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2015
    Messages:
    975
    Likes Received:
    508
    Trophy Points:
    313
    Location:
    Charleston SC
    Vehicle:
    Challenger SRT Hellcat
    It's really no different that I can tell. It may be the slightest bit stiffer, but not enough for me to take any notice.
     
  5. DGatzby

    DGatzby Gold Member Hellcat Car Club HCC Charter Member Midwest Regional Pres.

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2015
    Messages:
    2,907
    Likes Received:
    1,462
    Trophy Points:
    598
    Location:
    Twin Cities, MN
    Vehicle:
    Challenger SRT Hellcat
    Really looks good. Makes ours look like SUV's!
     
  6. Sublimecat

    Sublimecat Silver Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2014
    Messages:
    901
    Likes Received:
    316
    Trophy Points:
    173
    Location:
    Akron, Ohio
    Vehicle:
    Challenger SRT Hellcat
    Last edited: Sep 9, 2015
    • Useful Useful x 1
  7. Chippy

    Chippy Silver Member

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2014
    Messages:
    587
    Likes Received:
    124
    Trophy Points:
    153
    Location:
    Alberta
    Vehicle:
    Challenger SRT Hellcat
    Absolutely beautiful thx for pics.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  8. f6fbc2015

    f6fbc2015 Hellcat Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2015
    Messages:
    41
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Vehicle:
    Challenger SRT Hellcat
    Omg. Looks absolutely great. :D
    By the way, what size of tires at rear??
     
    • Like Like x 1
  9. owenspackman

    owenspackman BritishCat

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2015
    Messages:
    975
    Likes Received:
    508
    Trophy Points:
    313
    Location:
    Charleston SC
    Vehicle:
    Challenger SRT Hellcat
    They're the NT555R 305's

    And thanks!
     
    • Like Like x 1
  10. Hellcat15

    Hellcat15 Silver Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2015
    Messages:
    429
    Likes Received:
    133
    Trophy Points:
    153
    Location:
    Chicago southwest subs
    Vehicle:
    Challenger SRT Hellcat
    Looks perfect! Any other pic or problems since it settled more?
     
    • Like Like x 1
  11. owenspackman

    owenspackman BritishCat

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2015
    Messages:
    975
    Likes Received:
    508
    Trophy Points:
    313
    Location:
    Charleston SC
    Vehicle:
    Challenger SRT Hellcat
    nothing yet. my jacks no longer fit under the car. so it's a low profile jack for me. Other than that, it's business as usual!
     
  12. Hulk

    Hulk Senior Hellcat Member

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2015
    Messages:
    61
    Likes Received:
    39
    Trophy Points:
    58
    Location:
    New Hampshire
    Vehicle:
    Challenger SRT Hellcat
    That looks really really clean. You usually don't see that much drop from an OE spring. I've used the Eibach Pro-kit and Sport Line springs in the past to keep the drop mild and uniform. I'm still on the fence about dropping my cat because I'd like to keep it original but this is a very easy option.
     
  13. bolivarshagnasty

    bolivarshagnasty Gold Member

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2014
    Messages:
    1,581
    Likes Received:
    503
    Trophy Points:
    423
    Location:
    Chattanooga, Tennessee
    Vehicle:
    Challenger SRT Hellcat
    Lowered look is perfect in my book. Going to Clayton GA this weekend? Are you running the car?
     
  14. owenspackman

    owenspackman BritishCat

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2015
    Messages:
    975
    Likes Received:
    508
    Trophy Points:
    313
    Location:
    Charleston SC
    Vehicle:
    Challenger SRT Hellcat
    thanks!

    yes and yes! we'll be there! you?
     
  15. bolivarshagnasty

    bolivarshagnasty Gold Member

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2014
    Messages:
    1,581
    Likes Received:
    503
    Trophy Points:
    423
    Location:
    Chattanooga, Tennessee
    Vehicle:
    Challenger SRT Hellcat
    Probably drive up Sunday to spectate.
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page
2016 dodge challenger lowered
,
challenger 2015 lowered
,

challenger hellcat lowered

,
challenger with wheel lip
,

lowered challenger

,
lowered challenger hellcat
,
lowered hellcat
,
lowering dodge challenger hellcat