Lowering... Anybody else think the Hellcat sits a bit too high?

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  1. StellasHC

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    The one thing I have always disliked about the Challengers is the gap between the tires and the fenders/quarter panels.. And the Hellcat leaves me feeling the same way, particularly in the rear. It just sits too high. On my previous two Challengers, I lowered both. One was a '09 R/T and the other was a '12 SRT. Both cars looked and the ride was unchanged from stock.

    I am considering ordering this kit for my HellCat. It will offer height adjustment, without affecting the adaptive suspension. The kit says it will lower up to 1 inch, but they will actually adjust down 2.25".. Not that I will go that low. Im thinking 1.5" in the rear and maybe 3/4" in the rear would look great..

    Thoughts?

    KW Height Adjustable Spring System 12-15 Challenger SRT SRT Hellcat 25327018
     
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    I have the BC Coilovers on the SuperBee and like the way the car looks and reacts to the road. I've had the KW v2's on a previous ride ('05 Magnum) and liked them as well.

    This could be a very good option for the Hellcat.
     
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    i was surprised when my new HC barely made it under the top car on the lift...i would have expected it to be lower than my 2011 SRT.....its the same height or higher...that shark fin is like 1/4" from hitting the top of the lift when i pull in
     
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    Be careful. The exhaust in the middle is just over 5.5 inches off the ground. Measure what it'll drop if you go lower.
     
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    I am guessing, and its just a guess, that if I lower the car 1.5", the exhaust will also be 1.5" lower...:)
     
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    No differnet than I have now, no speed bumps LOL
     
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    Yup.. And use angles when going up driveway approaches..
     
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    Not necisarily! Wheels/tires factor in it too.... But yes smart ass /wink
     
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    I run the Mopar springs on my 12 SRT. I am hoping to install them on the Hellcat.
     
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    All the research I have done says that wont be a problem... Im ordering the KW kit I posted tonight..
     
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    My 2012 SRT with H&R springs... image.jpg
     
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    My Procharged 2009 R/T with complete KW coilover kit. Yes those are 305 Nitto Drag Radials on the factory 20x8 wheel... image.jpg
     
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    yes sits to high but will not fit a 305 on the back lowered
     
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    Im not totally convinced that 305s WONT fit when lowered. Im talking lowered, not slammed... It looks like Ill be the guinea pig on this one...
     
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    I have mopar spring in the shop. I'm going to run it at stock height first
     
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