Thinking About Buying?

Discussion in 'SRT Hellcat General Discussions' started by rollieman, Aug 17, 2015.

  1. rollieman

    rollieman Silver Member

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    Hi,

    I'm new to the forum and as the title says; I'm thinking about buying a SRT Challenger Hellcat, (seriously so), however I do have a few questions that would be a huge help in my decision:

    1. Are there any serious issues being reported to date?

    2. Is there a significant loss in ET with the automatic transmission option?

    3. Is the summertime tire option worth getting or would it be best to invest in a more capable DOT tire to minimize wheel spin.

    4. Are there any basic after market bolt on's such as an air cleaner, exhaust, thermostat, etc. that have proven to increase performance.

    5. Is there additional power to be gained by having the engine professionally tuned?

    Thank you !!
     
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    1. Not really, DS is a weak link, but only if your draggin with DR's.
    2. Auto is actually FASTER.
    3. Nitto's seem to be the consensus.
    4.Nothing *proven* yet
    5. Yes but it's in the infancy stages now. And requires a new PCM.
    6. Granite Crystal is the best all around color.

    Look at me! I sound like I know what I'm talking about!:)

    And most important, Welcome to the family.
     
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  3. buddyg

    buddyg Gold Member

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    I concur other than Torred is the fastest.

    I went 10.8 at 126 mph on drag radials, how fast have you been MrBigKid?
     
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    Considering my last car was torred and I still miss it I will not argue it with you. :)

    And I can give you MPH but thats not what you want. :cool:
    I don't know because I haven't tried. I'm waiting for a friend to go with me to show me the ropes since I've never run the tree.... Don't want to go alone. There are a lot of mean people who might pick on me. :(
    Or worse, I might get beat by a Tesla! :eek:

    On the street best I've done is a 12.4 I think.
     
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    Welcome!
    I think though that most of your questions can be answered by taking a couple hours and perusing the many helpful threads here and you will find answers and opinions to your questions. Unless you want the condensed version, which was already posted. ;)
     
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    Just messing with you, I knew that I wanted to be able to say I had run a 10.8 because people will always ask. I've been to the track one time and probably won't be back unless I make some big time mods.
     
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    Well I dont know if I will make the investment into some serious DR's but I do know you have to at least once run the tree with this car. (as well as a road course!) And I have the feeling I'll go back every once in a while if I can at least put up a respectful showing. :D But I'll probably not be a regular. Not enough time nor money to get hip deep into it.
     
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    HC15 is giving good advice here. Crack open a beer and get reading. A lot of excellent stuff in this forum. Pay attention to the Subject line and you can skip over all the dross.
     
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  9. Snappycat

    Snappycat SRT Hellcat Moderator Staff Member

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    Rollie, welcome to the forum. Many of us started exactly where you are now and many with the same questions. From the time I joined the forum until I felt comfortable and knew enough about ordering a HC, about 3 weeks had elapsed. Tons of great info here and many different thoughts on what makes the best equipped HC. You are in the right place. Glad you joined us:):)
     
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    Welcome to the forum. Look around. The A8 is definitely faster in the quarter mile. And better mileage to boot. A new generation in automated transmissions. Traction ? We are all on a quest for traction here. Read and enjoy....
     
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    april77 Naughty SheDevil Mod Staff Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member HCC Charter Member

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    Hello, and welcome to the forum! There is a ton of great information here on the site. If you do not find the answers you are looking for, please do ask ... lots of smart, friendly people here that will jump in and help!

    April
     
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    And some who will jump in and interject even if you don't! :)
     
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    Shake&Bake Back to (1) Club?

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    Could you pleas ask MrBigKid, if I am one of the two smart ones. He won't tell me?

    I know your wondering. What up with this dude? Inside joke......

    Welcome aboard
     
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    You are probably going to receive better information here than at your local dealership however are you prepared for The Journey: this isn't about reaching into your wallet and slapping down an order like you may have seen on other models or with other manufacturers.

    This is a quest- you have plenty of time to figure out the answers to your questions on here. Hopefully for your sake the doubling of production for 2016 will shorten up your delivery time by a third or even half. It's still a very long wait and some people are not up for the challenge. Good luck in your quest.
     
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    I am LJ The enchanter " What's your quest?

    Rolieman, The quest for the Challenger Hellcat""

    L J "What is your favorite color?"

    Rollieman "B5 Blue, ... no Tri Ivory Pearl..AHHhhh , and off the cliff he goes.

    Some old Monty Python add libbed if you get it.;)
     
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