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Discussion in 'Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat' started by Davbo, Oct 18, 2015.

  1. Davbo

    Davbo Senior Hellcat Member

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    I'm at 317 miles so I've resisted the powerful urge to just FLOOR IT all the time!!! I'm in the "exercise the full rpm range" and I love the NASTY exhaust note....especially when you let off the gas. It has a VERY satisfying crackling and popping race car sound. I wanted to upload a video so you could hear it but the site doesn't support videos :(
     
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    Don't hold back.
    I left the dealer jumped on I-10 with 4 miles on the clock and backsided 145 mph.
    I never followed the break in procedures and my Hellcat runs like a Raped Ape.
     
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    I'm sure you're right but I figured it wasn't a significant burden to put in the time for 300 (or 500) miles. :)
     
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    WT tell him the rest of the story, the reason you were doing 145 on I10 was because you took someone else's allocation and the dealer was chasing you in his Hellcat to get that ADM LOL
     
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    You know what, F*CK IT!!! You're right. I'm sick of trying to baby this thing. I'm driving like I normally drive starting tomorrow!

    I feel like an idiot modestly revving my A8 up to redline in gears 1, 2, 3 then shifting manually to "exercise the full rpm range." Look out Tampa....Davbo's been unleashed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Atta boy let the devil in you run free, just watch for those Cherry's
     
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    Always do. I've got an excellent Escort radar detector and was no slouch in my 2012 SRT8.
     
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    Purng that is a damn funny post.
    But your right I left before they said wait a minute we have a price change its called Market Value Adjustment lol
    Davbo beat that Hellcat don't hold back or look back.
    Just mash the throttle and let it Rip !!
     
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    Loy's of mixed of replies on how to break it in. I followed the factory recommendations. So far about 1400 fin filled miles with no codes or issues. I am getting used to how the car walks around under acceleration with the TC off. What a blast this thing is to drive. Congrats on the car, it only gets better in my opinion. Just don't put it in the weeds.
     
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    DUDE drive it......the motor was on the dyno for more then 40 minuets. I hit excessive speed on mine on the test drive.
     
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    I think the break in is for the driver. First 100 miles drive under 55, get a feel for the car, next 200 under 75, the next 200 exercise full range ie get a feel for what's in store then 500 go for it!
     
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    Test drive? That's rare. I ordered one 9 months before I even saw one.
     
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    I can say out of the gate and onto the interstate across Ohio. Interstate 80 into PA.
    Cruise control set at 70 for about 3-4 hours.
    Had to give it a blip to see what it would do. Up to 115 in about 3 seconds.
    That's enough on the first tank of gas.
    Drive it and enjoy it.
    Now has 1,001 miles on it and a lot of blips later.

    HAHA.
     
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    I got on it this evening. This thing is a beast! Traction is a serious issue up to highway speeds. I love the crackling and popping exhaust. It sounds amazing.
     
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    It will get loose at 70 too
     
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