Prior-Design Widebody hands on actual parts

Discussion in 'Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat' started by lexluther, Jan 3, 2017.

  1. lexluther

    lexluther Senior Hellcat Member

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2016
    Messages:
    91
    Likes Received:
    37
    Trophy Points:
    58
    Vehicle:
    Challenger SRT Hellcat
    Here are some preliminary picture of the Prior-Design flares I was mocking it up obviously before cutting into the car. I've got the entire kit and taking that over to a body shop that specializes in these things to have a look and give me a quote.

    IMG_0217.JPG IMG_0279.JPG IMG_0280.JPG IMG_0281.JPG IMG_0282.JPG IMG_0283.JPG IMG_0284.JPG IMG_0285.JPG IMG_0286.JPG IMG_0298.JPG IMG_0299.JPG IMG_0300.JPG IMG_0301.JPG IMG_0302.JPG IMG_0303.JPG
     
    • Winner Winner x 1
  2. lexluther

    lexluther Senior Hellcat Member

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2016
    Messages:
    91
    Likes Received:
    37
    Trophy Points:
    58
    Vehicle:
    Challenger SRT Hellcat
    IMG_0304.JPG IMG_0305.JPG IMG_0306.JPG IMG_0307.JPG IMG_0308.JPG IMG_0309.JPG IMG_0310.JPG
     
    • Winner Winner x 1
  3. Rocket Man

    Rocket Man Silver Member

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2015
    Messages:
    196
    Likes Received:
    86
    Trophy Points:
    178
    Location:
    Lexington Park, Maryland
    Vehicle:
    Challenger SRT Hellcat
    I could see that if those were blended really well that they could look sweet.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
  4. Booky

    Booky Gold Member

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2016
    Messages:
    869
    Likes Received:
    550
    Trophy Points:
    763
    Vehicle:
    Challenger SRT Hellcat
    That is a lot of wheel well to fill.

    How wide of wheels and tires are you planning to run to make that look right?
     
  5. paul suloff

    paul suloff Silver Member

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2014
    Messages:
    682
    Likes Received:
    227
    Trophy Points:
    193
    Not feeling it. Sorry
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
  6. lexluther

    lexluther Senior Hellcat Member

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2016
    Messages:
    91
    Likes Received:
    37
    Trophy Points:
    58
    Vehicle:
    Challenger SRT Hellcat
    I live in Dallas and was told blending fiberglass to metal wasn't a good idea due to different rates of expansion when it gets really hot. They have slots so I can rivnut inserts in the fenders and bolt them on. I ordered some Sikaflex sealant from Germany which is what Rauh-Welt Begriff uses on their wide body Porsche builds. Its serviceable but also sticky enough so nobody runs off with my flares from the parking lot when i'm not looking.


    For tires this has been a huge pain finding wide tires and would be the only reason I would discourage someone from going wide body. The Liberty Walk kit uses 305's and air ride so it doesn't look funny. I need a daily usable car so with the drivable ride stance you'll see more tire.

    Mickey Thompson makes a 20" tire thats 15" wide that will work but the side wall I think would be too big. Pirelli make a 405 wide but only in a 24" wheel there has been some sema builds with stretched quarters wide body challengers but its hard to tell it they are too big looks wise since they tuck like a pro tourer. Vredestein makes a 355 wide tire but again in 24" and ideally I don't want to go bigger than 22". The sidewall size rating is a percentage of the width and I want to stay around the stock Pirelli sidewall height and not be too skinny. I want to add about 1.5" to the height of the tire to fill the wheel well better and add some traction.

    In the pics below that car has:
    Front 22x10 et -2
    Rear 22-12 et -12

    I measured the front flares at 2" wider and the rear's at 3" at the top. They get wider as the flares roll back so if I wanted a stretched tire look I can go a bit wider about 10mm
     
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2017
  7. lexluther

    lexluther Senior Hellcat Member

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2016
    Messages:
    91
    Likes Received:
    37
    Trophy Points:
    58
    Vehicle:
    Challenger SRT Hellcat
    Paul

    How about now with a finished car?

    IMG_0155.JPG
     
  8. lexluther

    lexluther Senior Hellcat Member

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2016
    Messages:
    91
    Likes Received:
    37
    Trophy Points:
    58
    Vehicle:
    Challenger SRT Hellcat
    IMG_0157.JPG
     
  9. paul suloff

    paul suloff Silver Member

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2014
    Messages:
    682
    Likes Received:
    227
    Trophy Points:
    193
    I know this is a trend now a days, but if it aint metalworked into the body just looks like a 4x4 truck extention. Sorry I'm old.
     
    • Agree Agree x 13
    • Winner Winner x 1
  10. MoparProud

    MoparProud Silver Member

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2014
    Messages:
    1,156
    Likes Received:
    249
    Trophy Points:
    198
    Vehicle:
    Challenger SRT Hellcat
    Umm....yuck. This is a trend that needs to die, sooner rather than later.

    What happened to good old fart cans and wings and APC banners across the windshield?
     
    • Agree Agree x 5
  11. april77

    april77 Naughty SheDevil Mod Staff Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member HCC Charter Member

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2014
    Messages:
    6,951
    Likes Received:
    4,490
    Trophy Points:
    963
    Location:
    South Georgia, USA
    Vehicle:
    Challenger SRT Hellcat
    Me no likey. That said, if you like it, then go for it!

    April
     
    • Agree Agree x 4
  12. White noise

    White noise Silver Member

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2016
    Messages:
    275
    Likes Received:
    139
    Trophy Points:
    183
    Location:
    Ft Lauderdale
    Vehicle:
    Challenger SRT Hellcat
    I kinda like it ..... but not sure of color .... seems like the type of mod that would look good only in certain executions ... meaning if your car has a race look ... awesome .... stock look ... not lowered ... not good ... but I do kinda like it
     
  13. White noise

    White noise Silver Member

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2016
    Messages:
    275
    Likes Received:
    139
    Trophy Points:
    183
    Location:
    Ft Lauderdale
    Vehicle:
    Challenger SRT Hellcat
    over 3K plus shipping and paint plus install .... crazy price for flares
    upload_2017-1-4_9-1-18.png
     
  14. White noise

    White noise Silver Member

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2016
    Messages:
    275
    Likes Received:
    139
    Trophy Points:
    183
    Location:
    Ft Lauderdale
    Vehicle:
    Challenger SRT Hellcat
    OP ... what did the flares actually cost if you done mind me asking and did you order direct or thru a state side vendor???
     
  15. Robo21

    Robo21 Gold Member

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2016
    Messages:
    877
    Likes Received:
    439
    Trophy Points:
    233
    Location:
    So Cal
    Vehicle:
    Challenger SRT Hellcat
    Maybe for competition, where performance is the priority over appearance. There the ugly duckling look would be justifiable to accommodate the wider tires the car clearly needs to perform at its full potential.

    This gets back to my original complaint to Dodge about not only "under-tiring" the car from the factory, but not planning for traction with a 707 HP beast. Poor planning leads these Frankenstein-ish monstrosities in attempt to correct the design flaw. I found a partial answer with stickier tires, but it's not a complete answer by any means - there is just too much horsepower for the rubber that fits.

    Sorry, for the brutal honesty, it's just one man's opinion. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, if you like the look go for it.
     
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2017
    • Agree Agree x 1

Share This Page

Search tags for this page

hellcat