So what are the must have upgrades when you first get your HC? Wheels/Tires? Intake/exhaust?

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  1. HellScoot

    HellScoot Silver Member Hellcat Car Club HCC Charter Member

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    So like so many eagerly awaiting my ride to come in.
    Thinking the very first things I do are simple must have items like a car cover, Xpel paint protection, cquartz. But then I want to know the must have upgrades. My first thought is to get a wheel/tire package for better traction. What do you guys do and in what order?
     
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    At the very least, Xpel (or something like it) on the front fascia and mud flaps (OEM ones look and fit the best)! Your paint will really benefit. Anything else is more or less cosmetic and / or "blingy" as this car needs little else IMHO.
     
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    FreightTrain Comfortably Numb

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    first things first... mopar stone guards all around and Z23 carbon ceramic brake pads
     
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    Driveshaft
     
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    rayzazoo DRIVESRT.COM Gold Supporting Member

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    I think I'm going to need a new set of tires within the first month.
     
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    I'm mostly the exception here, and want to improve the exhaust note, but want to simplify the process. I am waiting for a "top shelf" axle back exhaust. (Don't feel like messing with the exhaust valves)
     
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    april77 Naughty SheDevil Mod Staff Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member HCC Charter Member

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    The first mod I had done was to have the Mopar splash guards installed. They are a must on these cars, as the tires throw up rocks and other debris from the road and chip the hellcat out of the paint on the bottom panels.

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    This.. splash guards and rock protection film on the front should be the very first items. Absolutely.
     
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    Drag Radials and a DSS driveshaft
     
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    Got to do rock guards, MT Drag Radials.
     
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    HellScoot Silver Member Hellcat Car Club HCC Charter Member

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    Thanks agreed car protection is first for sure. Assume the mopar splash guards are a pretty easy install. I will order these. I did not think about the break pads. They must dust pretty bad. When I had a 300C SRT they were horrible. Thanks for the tips!!
     
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    Some 10.5 inch wheels for the back with DR's and a new drive shaft, especially if you want to go to the track. paint protection first of course.
    ;):cool:
     
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    I've got 3K miles on mine and noticed while on the lift the rash the front tires are putting on paint. So Splash Guards going on quick.
    PS I hate mud flaps almost rather paint car than put them on, but Mopar ones aren't bad.
     
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    The MOPAR guards are barely noticable. You'll be glad that you installed them and in a few months likely wonder why you didn't put them on sooner. :cool:
     
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    I installed a oil separator & splash guards before I pulled off my dealers lot.
     
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