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  1. torpedovegas21

    torpedovegas21 Silver Member

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    So I just recently put in an order for a 16 challenger hellcat. I'm looking to have the car Novemberish, hopefully. I need some info on what to do/get once she arrives. I am honestly a little nervous, this is my first car of this caliber that I will have owned so I am not sure what I am getting myself into as far as maintenance, storage, TLC, etc... I live in Missouri which has pretty unpredictable weather and I won't have a garage until I move next summer. Just curious as to what you guys do to your cats in order to keep them looking fresh and the first thing you did once she arrived.
     
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    I definitely considered that but this will be my daily driver so it's my only mode transportation :(
     
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    << what he said

    Buy some beater honda or toyota for cheap to drive in the snow. I'm in Oklahoma and we have similar weather. You don't want to drive this car in the snow/ice/sleet/salt. Let that baby hibernate and bring her out on the sunny days.
     
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    Is any of that snow/ice/sleet/salt able to be cleaned or maintained at all in the winter time? I'm sure it would be a lot of work but would that work outweigh buying a beater and insuring it?
     
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    The first thing I did when Dante arrived was to order the mopar splash guards and have them installed. These tires will throw rocks and other road trash up on your paint. I know a lot of people had CQuartz or film protectants applied to their Cats when they frst arrived, but I have not bothered with that since I will be getting a paint job for Dante, hopefully sometime next year. :)

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    torpedovegas21 Silver Member

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    Yes! That's what I'm talking about. Splash guards and CQuartz. Check. I also plan on getting a car cover of course but like i said i really don't know what extra odds n ends I need for this monster.
     
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    can you give me the part number for those :)
     
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    Comes in a pair, off the Mopar site is $65 for front, $65 for rear. I ordered them through my dealer and they were a lil less than the Mopar site, and several people have said on the different splash guard threads scattered about the forum that they got them cheaper on EBay, so you might want to look there, also.

    Front Splash Guard set: #82214141

    Rear Splash Guard set: #82214142

    Hope that helps! :)

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    I would buy a winter beater,,1500 can get you a decent car,, that way you don't mess up your hellcat...
     
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    You will need different tires. If you try to drive this car without different tires make sure your insurance is paid up as you are going to wreck it IF you can even get it going in the snow.
     
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    I bought mine thinking it would be my daily through the winter as well. My real brain then took over and said that would be unsafe. There's no way this thing will give you any confidence in the snow. Get yourself another car for the winter. I just ended up getting a Wrangler for the cool looks and 4WD. Change your insurance on the HC to leisure vehicle and use the other car as your daily. You'll end up being right around the same insurance by simply changing the HC to a weekend driver.
     
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    I'd get a car cover, approx $400. The one I got specifically for the HC, works really well, easy to put on and take off. Very light-weight, made out of nylon or some material I'm not sure of.
     
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    Mine, stays in the garage all winter, just fire and theft,, home owners insurance covers everything else
     
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    I put the cover on even when it is the garage. Don't want to take any chances on dust and varmints
     
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    I figured this would be the general reaction to this thread, although I didn't want to believe it :(. I should only need this beater for 3-4 months out of the year (on a good year in MO). It gets cold but snow is very random in when it falls and the amount we get so the beater would be just for those days.

    I've been looking around and it seems I can find a honda or something with 100k+ miles on it for about a grand. I definitely agree that would be far less expensive than snow tires and wheels, not to mention the upkeep and wear and tear I would avoid on my hellcat. This is my first car of this caliber so your expert opinions are invaluable. Thanks again guys!
     
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