Yes, you can run these cars too hard...

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  1. WindowShaker

    WindowShaker Gold Member

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    This may have already been posted but if not, here's proof. This guy ran his car extremely hard, racing it almost daily against just about anything and anybody. Made it to 12,000 and it threw a rod. Here's a couple pics so you can follow along with him on IG and/or FB to see if/when it gets repaired and if it'll happen under warranty.

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    Hope that won't be me
     
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    Sorry to hear this.
     
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    12,000 miles, wonder how many of them were at WOT? LOL

    Probably an anomaly, I'm sure several others in the coming months will have run their Hellcat's as much and hopefully won't blow the engine.

    Seems he is taking well, though it's a pretty penny lost.
     
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    It should be fixed under warranty as long as he hasn't tuned it or added pulleys, etc. SRT should want his motor... They might learn a thing or two from a Hellcat engine that's been punished like that.
     
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    Good point!
     
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    Jarrod's car is the one that gave us all the vids before anyone else would. He's the one that first spanked the C7 Z06, the first one to spank a GTR....and it was modded...and then the police got them. The first one taking out exotics. Lots of street racing going on there and all hard miles sending the competition home time after time with their tail between their legs. THIS car shows the breaking point. Nice job putting the fear of the Hellcat in so many eyes of the nay-sayers. Lots of butt-hurt handed out from this car. Farewell Fatt-Cat. Can't wait to see the next version.
     
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    Ok, are you saying no warranty for him? sounds like you are. Next version? Just throw and new engine in and keep going.
     
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    Well that's actually a hell of a good question!
     
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    Not bad for a knob, right? banana-flash.jpg
     
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    If not tuned getting fixed for free
     
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    Anyone know what became of this car after it threw a rod?
     
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    He's done a lot to it since then, this was a year ago. Follow him on IG or FB to see. He had the first direct Nitrous setup built into the rails, added a tune and some other stuff I think. I remember him ordering a new engine. He spends his time shaming Lambos and stuff on the weekends.
     
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    Thanks Bandit! Don't do IG or FB...lol
     
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    I see this car all the time. The shop that works on it is 2 doors down from me. Its sitting on some sweet RTS right now.
     

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