What's not to Love - One recommendation

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  1. jkviper

    jkviper Senior Hellcat Member

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    I took my Hellcat on it's first real road trip yesterday. I live in Jersey and drove the 300 mile round trip to Lime Rock Park in northern CT to watch the Perrelli World Challenge Series.

    My car is an M6 and the car is just so much fun and enjoyable to drive even on long trips. I averaged 21 MPG for the day covering 325 miles, great stereo, awsome exhaust sounds, super comfortable seats, and quiet ride for such a high performance car.

    One thing though I'd like to see is a quicker way to change the driving mode. I wish Dodge would have usde the three buttons on the steering wheel which are not used to allow the driver to quickly change drive modes(Track, Street, Custom). To me having to bring up the drive mode app is a bit of a pain.
     
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    Not sure if you are aware but if you press the SRT button 2X - top left near the on/off for the heat/AC knob - you go straight to that screen. Hope that helps.
     
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    That's great, I missed that when reading the owners manual. Thanks for the tip. One other question, I set my custom driver mode setting to sport for suspension and street for traction control which seems to be my favorite setting. Is there anyway to make that my default setting? I'd like it to be in that mode on startup.
     
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    Great post and your answer bd2dbone was right on the money. I hope you guys enjoy your weekend and keep spreading the word about our hellcat community. Our vision for a strong community is here and we are taking it to new levels.
     
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    Unfortunately each time you restart the car it defaults to the default setting (Street). Do you choose sport suspension for street driving? I usually select everything street and go back and forth between sport/track for transmission.

    I think sport suspension would yield no tangible benefits for street/city driving or long trips, unless of course you are on the track. Just my opinon anyways. Cheers and drive safe!!!
     
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    I would add that the consistent feedback is street suspension puts more weight toward he rear for enhanced traction. So unless you like bumping around more, street suspenison may be beneficial.
     
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    I wonder if anyone has good connections with their dodge tech. Maybe they could make some changes to the ecu to default to custom . Some one else mentioned that if your in eco mode it will not change after reatarts.
     
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    Yes, you can actually set Default Mode to be anything you want it to be without having to go in and select it each time you crank it up. Custom Mode is similar but I save that for when I'm at the track. Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    I will look into that i thought default mode was always street. And custom as the other.
     
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    My experience is you can set some things on the default mode but not all settings are available.
     
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    Yeah I just made some changes and you cannot change the traction options but at least I can firm up suspension on the road with out running the shift points higher when I am putting around. Seems to help fuel economy compared to sport mode with all the settings on Sport.
     
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    You can customise your default setting as per exactly what you want from your Cat on start up
     
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    And you mean minus the traction control feature.
     
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    I'll try this tomorrow. Thanks!
     
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    Well, I can feel the difference. Street feels a little floaty/soft to me.Almost luxury car smooth. I think it is great on rough roads for sure, but I prefer the sport mode suspension setting where the car is a little firmer and I like that feel better.
     

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