Sometimes 707 hp is a bad thing.

Discussion in 'SRT Hellcat General Discussions' started by gabe, Nov 8, 2015.

  1. gabe

    gabe Gold Member Hellcat Car Club

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2014
    Messages:
    605
    Likes Received:
    291
    Trophy Points:
    313
    Vehicle:
    Challenger SRT Hellcat
    Leaving the Oasis car meet today a little boy was filming so on my way out i got the car going side ways for a few seconds for him.
    The small chip on my windshield turned in to a foot long crack.
    Now I have to order a new windshield and have it tinted again. View attachment 29470
     
  2. Red Harley

    Red Harley Silver Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member HCC Charter Member HCC National Secretary

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2015
    Messages:
    690
    Likes Received:
    258
    Trophy Points:
    173
    Location:
    Hamilton Ms
    Vehicle:
    Challenger SRT Hellcat
    That sucks
     
  3. im3cpo

    im3cpo Senior Hellcat Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2015
    Messages:
    199
    Likes Received:
    73
    Trophy Points:
    58
    Location:
    Seattle
    Vehicle:
    Challenger SRT Hellcat
    Yeah, the windshield is a structural component to the car. Hopefully you have glass coverage and they dont give you the run around on getting OEM glass!
     
  4. hellzya

    hellzya Silver Member

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2015
    Messages:
    601
    Likes Received:
    109
    Trophy Points:
    153
    Vehicle:
    Challenger SRT Hellcat
    yes make certain it is oem glass even with windshield coverage they will most times give you aftermarket unless you specify.
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • Agree Agree x 1
  5. SRT/CAT

    SRT/CAT Senior Hellcat Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2015
    Messages:
    98
    Likes Received:
    58
    Trophy Points:
    58
    Location:
    Morehead City NC
    Vehicle:
    Challenger SRT Hellcat
    Guess it was a matter of time. I've been using the same glass man for over 20 years. Find the best in your area as the windshield is so crucial to the integrity as im3cpo stated. Works with the entire crumple zone upon impact when installed correctly.
     
  6. gabe

    gabe Gold Member Hellcat Car Club

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2014
    Messages:
    605
    Likes Received:
    291
    Trophy Points:
    313
    Vehicle:
    Challenger SRT Hellcat
    I was going to get the chip repaired on Monday. Now i have to order it and get it installed.
     
  7. Hemi Rocket

    Hemi Rocket Gold Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2015
    Messages:
    1,486
    Likes Received:
    462
    Trophy Points:
    218
    Location:
    Albany NY
    Vehicle:
    Challenger SRT Hellcat
    Yeah Gabe... the new windshield needing to be replaced on the Cat is a pain...I agree with the other post get OEM Glass.
     
  8. rayzazoo

    rayzazoo DRIVESRT.COM Gold Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2014
    Messages:
    3,033
    Likes Received:
    1,100
    Trophy Points:
    668
    Vehicle:
    Challenger SRT Hellcat
    How was the Oasis meet? It looks like it was good weather.
     
  9. hellcat1

    hellcat1 Gold Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2014
    Messages:
    10,668
    Likes Received:
    2,026
    Trophy Points:
    778
    Location:
    Michigan
    Vehicle:
    Challenger SRT Hellcat
    I have had to have my windshield fixed twice within 1100 miles in my car,, only a chip both times, but I didn't drive it between times getting it fixed because I didn't want to to crack...sounds like I made the right choice
     
  10. kenhebe

    kenhebe Silver Member

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2015
    Messages:
    505
    Likes Received:
    116
    Trophy Points:
    193
    Vehicle:
    Challenger SRT Hellcat
    Good luck getting an insurance company to pay for a factory glass. They won't unless it is super low mileage. Dodge doesn't even make their own glass anyway.
     
  11. rayzazoo

    rayzazoo DRIVESRT.COM Gold Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2014
    Messages:
    3,033
    Likes Received:
    1,100
    Trophy Points:
    668
    Vehicle:
    Challenger SRT Hellcat
    Makes me wonder about sunroofs at high speeds now. I think going with my gut and not getting one was the better option.
     
  12. SRT/CAT

    SRT/CAT Senior Hellcat Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2015
    Messages:
    98
    Likes Received:
    58
    Trophy Points:
    58
    Location:
    Morehead City NC
    Vehicle:
    Challenger SRT Hellcat
    Kenhebe. who makes the Dodge windshield?
     
  13. gabe

    gabe Gold Member Hellcat Car Club

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2014
    Messages:
    605
    Likes Received:
    291
    Trophy Points:
    313
    Vehicle:
    Challenger SRT Hellcat
    The Oasis was was 2/3 full and it was great.
     
  14. gabe

    gabe Gold Member Hellcat Car Club

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2014
    Messages:
    605
    Likes Received:
    291
    Trophy Points:
    313
    Vehicle:
    Challenger SRT Hellcat
    I am going to start looking for parts to try and stiffen the body.
     
  15. kenhebe

    kenhebe Silver Member

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2015
    Messages:
    505
    Likes Received:
    116
    Trophy Points:
    193
    Vehicle:
    Challenger SRT Hellcat
    PPG and Carlite make an overwhelming amount of glass for most auto manufacturers. Most likely one of them.
     

Share This Page