Snow/Winter Weather performance

Discussion in 'SRT Hellcat General Discussions' started by Dickie, Jan 5, 2015.

  1. Dickie

    Dickie Hellcat Member

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    Anyone got any experience of hellcat in snow or ice? Someone has kindly forwarded on one post of a new buyers slide on snow on day 1, but I'd like to hear some more examples. Ideally from anyone with Winter tires fitted. It's my only worry, not that I tend to go out when it's snowing just sometimes it's unavoidable, and a 2-3yr wait (if ever) for a Hellcat powered Jeep SRT isn't practical. I'd be surprised it a test mule Jeep isn't spotted soon. Anyhow all winter hellcat drive comments appreciated
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    No takers. Maybe that tells us something?
     
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    FreightTrain Comfortably Numb

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    one member reported it does great in the snow if you install SNOW tires.
     
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    I have info to share here when I have time to do so ...I have snow tires on my HC Pirelli snow and ice and no issues and great traction in snow. I will embellish on this later.
    Those 3 season tires in cold weather are rough no doubt :)) Want to save those expensive buggers they are double the price of the OEM all seasons
     
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    Really, snow tires?
     
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    i dont think the issue i had is the tires...i think its the way dodge did the TC...its not meant for snow

    while i was sliding on ice i dont remember hearing the brakes do the typical antilock noise...it was maybe there, but not hard or loud

    doesnt matter the tire..dont drive this car in snow

    maybe studded tires id try
     
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    Thanks for all the replies. My original post was made middle of the day, and I recognize deliveries have only just started, and many of us don't have snow yet (or at all). Thanks to 'The Dude' for the great snow tire feedback. I had a highly modified RX7 twin turbo in the UK some years back (720 deg spin from a standing start the night I picked it up from the tuner is a moment I'll never forget, not hitting anything whilst doing it is something else I won't forget), so I'm used to tightroping walking in the rain so to speak but it's the odd snow day that worries me, particularly after reading huggytrees sad story. Any more feedback on this post at anytime is welcomed as I'm sure I'm not alone in wondering about winter performance. Cements the idea in my mind that I need two sets of wheels should I go ahead and order one.
     
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    [​IMG] No issues here, got 4 inches of snow goes great with SNOW tires not a great pic but
     

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    I live in southern California, and other than Jan 1st, its nice here. Today it was 79, but tonight its to drop to the low 50's. T-shirt and shorts during the day, BBQ'd ribs tonight, and who cares about tonight, I'm not going out.
     
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    Ill get some better ones when we really get hit!

    SNOWCAT!
     
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    I live in Wisconsin and have done the same!!
    add two 40 lbs bag of kitty litter in the trunk as well massively improves weight over the tires giving more traction
    Car is fine with snows on it and wont see too much action unless I need to drive it.


     
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    So, Buddy...

    Are you going to attach a ruler to the Satellite Fin Antenna and publish pics with the snow depth so that we can get the most "up to date" Western Michigan snow report? Competition with Terri DeBoer? (Sorry folks, inside joke. Western Michigan Weather lady :))
     
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    Bill stephens too...lived in west Mi for 2 decades miss Ginger Z "PPPP
     
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    LOL after last Winter and 115 inches of snow might be a good idea!
     
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    Hey Homie! Bet ya miss Suzanne Geha, too! (She just disappeared from the face of the earth after getting fired a couple of years ago.)
     
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