Trailer tie down question

Discussion in 'Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat' started by Ohiotj, Mar 10, 2015.

  1. Ohiotj

    Ohiotj Silver Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2014
    Messages:
    358
    Likes Received:
    115
    Trophy Points:
    193
    Vehicle:
    Challenger SRT Hellcat
    This is for those who have trailered their challenger before. What do you use to tie the car down? I had a viper and there were some really nice locations to use on the frame. I used a j- hook and it was good to go. On the hellcat I couldn't find anything really made for j hooks. I would like to buy some e track but the setup would cost about 200 and I already invested that much in my current setup. So if you have any good set ups post them up.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  2. 70Cuda

    70Cuda Yep, its got a HEMI

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2014
    Messages:
    4,771
    Likes Received:
    1,766
    Trophy Points:
    778
    Location:
    Wisconsin, USA
    Vehicle:
    Challenger SRT Hellcat
    My Viper was easy for the trailer rig. I had a really tough time with the front end of both the old 2012 Challenger and the Hellcat, on the day I brought them home.
    the rear is pretty easy but the front is tough. I will probably come up with something. I don't plan on much trailering with the Hellcat. But its nice if you can.
    The Challenger is low and I will not be able to use my winch if I break something. It also took more 2 x4s on the ramp door so the lower splitter would not hit the trailer.

    Lots of plastic covers on the underside of the Challenger.
     
  3. TIGwelder

    TIGwelder SSDD

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2015
    Messages:
    2,437
    Likes Received:
    943
    Trophy Points:
    668
    Location:
    Cape Coral, SW Florida
    Vehicle:
    Challenger SRT Hellcat
    I purchased a whole kit in a tote bage from Mac's Tie Downs. "Pro Pack - Through the Wheel"

    - 4 loops with D Rings ( to strap through wheels)
    - 4 pads with soft material that go over loops
    - 4 rachet straps with the far end hook connected directly to rachet so it's away from car."direct hook"
    Came in a nice carrying bag

    You can specify any length for the strap and it's like $1 a foot extra.
     
    • Winner Winner x 2
  4. TIGwelder

    TIGwelder SSDD

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2015
    Messages:
    2,437
    Likes Received:
    943
    Trophy Points:
    668
    Location:
    Cape Coral, SW Florida
    Vehicle:
    Challenger SRT Hellcat
    I can snap a few pics if you want. They shown them there though
     
  5. 70Cuda

    70Cuda Yep, its got a HEMI

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2014
    Messages:
    4,771
    Likes Received:
    1,766
    Trophy Points:
    778
    Location:
    Wisconsin, USA
    Vehicle:
    Challenger SRT Hellcat
    How do you about thru the wheel? I am mixed about it. But it would be easy with my trailer
     
  6. TIGwelder

    TIGwelder SSDD

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2015
    Messages:
    2,437
    Likes Received:
    943
    Trophy Points:
    668
    Location:
    Cape Coral, SW Florida
    Vehicle:
    Challenger SRT Hellcat
    Haven't tried them yet, but it seems like it's the way to go nowadays with everything so low.

    I have D rings in my enclosed trailer every 4 foot because I used it to haul rolling steel carts for my contract work. Also the back my floor is beaver tailed down.

    image.jpg

    image.jpg

    Set up for work with a steel bar to push the carts up against to hold them
    image.jpg
     
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2015
  7. Ohiotj

    Ohiotj Silver Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2014
    Messages:
    358
    Likes Received:
    115
    Trophy Points:
    193
    Vehicle:
    Challenger SRT Hellcat
    I use an open trailer. I would be worried that the small stones and such would collect on the soft material and then turn into sandpaper on my rims. Inside though that does sound like a nice setup.
    I was hoping someone saw an easy attachment point. It was 8 degrees and dark when I did mine so I didn't get a great look.
     
  8. TIGwelder

    TIGwelder SSDD

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2015
    Messages:
    2,437
    Likes Received:
    943
    Trophy Points:
    668
    Location:
    Cape Coral, SW Florida
    Vehicle:
    Challenger SRT Hellcat
    The pads are washable. You could always wrap a brand new cotton towel or microfiber around the pad too.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  9. TIGwelder

    TIGwelder SSDD

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2015
    Messages:
    2,437
    Likes Received:
    943
    Trophy Points:
    668
    Location:
    Cape Coral, SW Florida
    Vehicle:
    Challenger SRT Hellcat
    Ohiotj

    Took a pic

    One loop with covering installed, an open cover and the rachet with direct hook

    Thumnail

    image.jpg
     
  10. Ohiotj

    Ohiotj Silver Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2014
    Messages:
    358
    Likes Received:
    115
    Trophy Points:
    193
    Vehicle:
    Challenger SRT Hellcat
    I looked more into it. I am still not crazy about them rubbing on the wheels but I may give them a try. All I would need to buy is two of the cover for an axel strap for the front. Thanks for posting.
     
  11. SRT_HC_707

    SRT_HC_707 SRT_HC_707 Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2015
    Messages:
    4,920
    Likes Received:
    1,417
    Trophy Points:
    778
    Location:
    70.196059, -148.559760
    Vehicle:
    Challenger SRT Hellcat
    I've always used tire straps.... Very secure and you don't have to worry about messing up the wheels or damaging any components under body.
     
  12. magnummrk

    magnummrk SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2014
    Messages:
    3,825
    Likes Received:
    1,109
    Trophy Points:
    918
    Location:
    Wisconsin
    Vehicle:
    Challenger SRT Hellcat
    This is what I used when I trailered the Prowler to Deadwood a few years ago. I don't see why this would not work on a Challenger

    deadwood trailer.jpg
     
    • Useful Useful x 1
  13. SRT_HC_707

    SRT_HC_707 SRT_HC_707 Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2015
    Messages:
    4,920
    Likes Received:
    1,417
    Trophy Points:
    778
    Location:
    70.196059, -148.559760
    Vehicle:
    Challenger SRT Hellcat
    While it's not a safety issue (that will hold your car no doubt) I'd be worried about the satin finish on the rims. First, I don't think the finish is that good and second over time I would think the satin would show shiny spots or even finish where. No matter how tight you make those straps there will be some stretch and some wear (especially if your rims are dirty).

    Not criticizing your method... Just would be concerned about damaging the wheel finish. I think the chrome on those wheels is way more forgiving to this method than the black satin might be. Somebody will surely try this and report back. I'd be interested in the results.
     
  14. magnummrk

    magnummrk SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2014
    Messages:
    3,825
    Likes Received:
    1,109
    Trophy Points:
    918
    Location:
    Wisconsin
    Vehicle:
    Challenger SRT Hellcat
    I did not think about the finish on the rims. I do tend to agree with you. The chrome rims are pretty durable compared to the painted.

    I would bet they make a strap designed for painted rims
     
  15. Top Cat

    Top Cat Gold Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member Fastest Cat/Record Holder HCC Charter Member

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2014
    Messages:
    1,925
    Likes Received:
    1,079
    Trophy Points:
    768
    Location:
    Doylestown,Pa
    Vehicle:
    Challenger SRT Hellcat
    For the front you will have very few options other than thru the wheels, the rear can be done thru the IRS if you like climbing under a car, but the wheel is the best option and safe if you use the better tie downs and make sure everything is clean....
    You guys worry more about wheel paint, I bet you do more damage climbing thru the window in and out,LOL
    TC
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page

best trailer to load dodge hellcat on

,

best way to tie down 2011 ram to trailer

,

best way to tie down a 2012 dodge charger

,

can i use straps on my viper wheels to tie it down

,

hellcat tie down

,

the best way to tie down a 2012 dodge challenger on a trailer

,

tie downs for 2012 dodge charger

,

trailering hellcat