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do all that to run low 10's?
I've looked through the linked story three times and still can't find where it says the car runs low 10's and none of the other posts mentions low 10's. Am I missing something or are you guessing that it only runs low 10's?
 
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I've looked through the linked story three times and still can't find where it says the car runs low 10's and none of the other posts mentions low 10's. Am I missing something or are you guessing that it only runs low 10's?
No roll cage in the car. To run 9s you need a cage. That will also out close to 100 lbs back into the car.
 

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No roll cage in the car. To run 9s you need a cage. That will also out close to 100 lbs back into the car.
Got it. So the car could possibly run 9's or better but not legally at the track. I think my 6-point cage added about 80 pounds to my last car.
 
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From what I recall some guys took a 2015 HC Charger when it was new and tuned it with the OE parts added slicks and ran a 9.7.
The track I go to requires a roll bar if you run 11.49 or better. An NHRA Chassis sticker and License is required for cars running 9.99 or 135 mph.* So that 10.55 and 131 would just skirt. Is this your daily driver or weekend car?

*Most of the charger and challengers I've seen run in the high 11's to 13's, that has more to do with the drivers than the car. Unless you are a serious hobbyist or pro-am then breaking 10.5 is difficult. It's like hitting a shot from half court, how often are you going to hit the light just right, grip at right moment, no fishtail, straight run. Do all that and make a 10.5 and you're doing pretty well in a production car.
 

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Nitro cat on a modifed engine and 1,000lb less weight... this should be well deep into the 8s. It all depends on what shot they're running and how beefed up the internals are. They say, "stock block, stock appearing blower." Key word is "appearing." It's likely a ported blower with a beefy nitrous shot and updated pistons, rods, super dampener, and a Holley EFI upgrade, at a minimum.

Cool build, but I think they started with the wrong donor car. Hopefully it was a wrecker/salvage, as that thing used to be a fully loaded car judging by the front fascia's lower grille missing the speed sensitive cruise radar module. Coulda built the engine for the cost difference between that and a base model Hellcat.

As for street legal? Not with those tires and the nitrous.
 

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The track I go to requires a roll bar if you run 11.49 or better. An NHRA Chassis sticker and License is required for cars running 9.99 or 135 mph.* So that 10.55 and 131 would just skirt. Is this your daily driver or weekend car?

*Most of the charger and challengers I've seen run in the high 11's to 13's, that has more to do with the drivers than the car. Unless you are a serious hobbyist or pro-am then breaking 10.5 is difficult. It's like hitting a shot from half court, how often are you going to hit the light just right, grip at right moment, no fishtail, straight run. Do all that and make a 10.5 and you're doing pretty well in a production car.
My car is just a weekend toy to take on country drives and go to the track once in a while. It's nearly completely stock in my opinion. Here is my thread about my journey with my car so far:

2017 Challenger Hellcat - My Modifications, Dragstrip...

Also, 2008 & newer cars can run as quick as 10.00 and as fast as 135 mph without roll bar or any other extra safety equipment. This story explains it a little bit:

https://www.racepagesdigital.com/te...08-newer-street-cars-presented-by-nitto-tire/

Cutting a good light doesn't matter for ET and MPH. I do stage as shallow as possible by just barely turning the bottom bulbs on which does help reduce ET and raise MPH versus deep staging.
 

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Cut out everything that doesn't look like winning. 馃槣

Kinda surprised that there's no cage in there though.
That is the car from Roadkill and I watched her race at the Woodward Dream Cruise and she won. Her driving skills were awesome. She beat every car from the start she got out of the hole faster than anyone she raced.. she took off like a rocket and never missed a beat....never even smoked a tire.
 

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That is the car from Roadkill and I watched her race at the Woodward Dream Cruise and she won. Her driving skills were awesome. She beat every car from the start she got out of the hole faster than anyone she raced.. she took off like a rocket and never missed a beat....never even smoked a tire.
She also red lit two of the launches.... Hell, if old Westen had just not moved, he would have won and she would have been out...

Wasn't very impressed with her at all...
 
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