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First post as a new forum member & new Redeye Challenger owner. Hoping to learn more about the car as well as be a possible contributor when able. This is my first American muscle car of the "big 3". The car's been a fun, but a definite handful so far (surprising to no one who reads this, heh). I have a ton of respect for the car as well as owner/drivers who manage to capably transfer their ponies to the ground. I still find it comical that the valet key "limits" the power to 300-ish hp, especially after having owned sports cars that barely made over 300hp at the crank.

Thanks to all in advance and I look forward to using the search feature. (y)
 

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Black fob = 500hp. Even more comical lol.
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I still find it comical that the valet key "limits" the power to 300-ish hp
Valet mode definitely feels like your driving an SXT. Black fob is a ridiculous secondary fob since the HC still kicks ass at 500 hp. In fact, it's what Radford Racing School limits you to using on their Redeyes when you redeem your SRT Track Experience.
 

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Welcome to the Forum and All the Fassst Fun that you will be Enjoying!

Congrats and post up some pics when you get a chance!

Linda
 

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Valet mode definitely feels like your driving an SXT. Black fob is a ridiculous secondary fob since the HC still kicks ass at 500 hp. In fact, it's what Radford Racing School limits you to using on their Redeyes when you redeem your SRT Track Experience.
And they are still fast and fun even at (only) 500.
 

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Always been black key, even with the 707hp Hellcats in Bondurant days they ran only black key.

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It's with a heavy heart, and beyond a point of sadness that I've ever had in losing a really nice car. On May 2nd I joined this forum and was graciously & presently surprised at the welcoming greeting from so many of the current members of this forum who replied with friendly fellow gear head car enthusiast responses.

On my way to work in the early AM hours on May 5, just 3 days after joining this forum... I was 2 exits away from arriving to work, as it was raining heavily. In a long banked sweeping bend in the highway (heading right) the rain water was draining across all 4 lanes toward the shoulder of highway.

It was in that sweeping turn I felt a really hard surge through the steering wheel that startled me, as I knew what it caused it. My front tires had begun to hydroplane, and within fractions of a second that same surge feeling was felt, but from the rear tires which began to bring the tires out of contact with the road's surface. The rear of the car began to slide out toward the left, and I had immediately let my foot of the throttle in hopes it would regain traction. Unfortunately, that did not happen. The rear of my car began to go into a spin, so I attempted to counter steer out of the slide. At a certain point I realized I was nearing the shoulder of the highway, and what then began the point of no return.

Into wet grass and mud with rain pouring, my car slid downward where there was a natural water run off. That run off was met by a very acutely angled embankment that was built up to allow for a nearby merging on ramp from another interstate. In that V-shaped water drain area (mud and grass, thankfully not concrete). Narrowly missing a 70' tall steel highway lighting pole by no more than 10 feet, my car then experienced a violently hard impact with the upward banked portion of the ground that bent the front of my car upward so badly that it buckled the roof, and split several areas of the hardened steel sections of the car where the firewall meets the driver's side A-pillar and near the bell housing of the transmission.

Thankfully no one else was involved, there were no passengers with me, and I didn't damage anyone's personal property. A local policemen had stopped to ask if I was alright, at which time I told them yes, I was not hurt. I was grateful that I was in one of the middle lanes, and that the car did not flip as it hit the upward embankment. I'm pretty down to say the least, but things could have been way worse.

I just wanted to say thank you all again for the kind greeting.
 

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:oops: I think you have officially broken the record here as having only two posts and the shortest ownership experience between those posts lol. Glad youre ok and hopefully post #3 is about how youre in your new one.
 

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It's with a heavy heart, and beyond a point of sadness that I've ever had in losing a really nice car. On May 2nd I joined this forum and was graciously & presently surprised at the welcoming greeting from so many of the current members of this forum who replied with friendly fellow gear head car enthusiast responses.

On my way to work in the early AM hours on May 5, just 3 days after joining this forum... I was 2 exits away from arriving to work, as it was raining heavily. In a long banked sweeping bend in the highway (heading right) the rain water was draining across all 4 lanes toward the shoulder of highway.

It was in that sweeping turn I felt a really hard surge through the steering wheel that startled me, as I knew what it caused it. My front tires had begun to hydroplane, and within fractions of a second that same surge feeling was felt, but from the rear tires which began to bring the tires out of contact with the road's surface. The rear of the car began to slide out toward the left, and I had immediately let my foot of the throttle in hopes it would regain traction. Unfortunately, that did not happen. The rear of my car began to go into a spin, so I attempted to counter steer out of the slide. At a certain point I realized I was nearing the shoulder of the highway, and what then began the point of no return.

Into wet grass and mud with rain pouring, my car slid downward where there was a natural water run off. That run off was met by a very acutely angled embankment that was built up to allow for a nearby merging on ramp from another interstate. In that V-shaped water drain area (mud and grass, thankfully not concrete). Narrowly missing a 70' tall steel highway lighting pole by no more than 10 feet, my car then experienced a violently hard impact with the upward banked portion of the ground that bent the front of my car upward so badly that it buckled the roof, and split several areas of the hardened steel sections of the car where the firewall meets the driver's side A-pillar and near the bell housing of the transmission.

Thankfully no one else was involved, there were no passengers with me, and I didn't damage anyone's personal property. A local policemen had stopped to ask if I was alright, at which time I told them yes, I was not hurt. I was grateful that I was in one of the middle lanes, and that the car did not flip as it hit the upward embankment. I'm pretty down to say the least, but things could have been way worse.

I just wanted to say thank you all again for the kind greeting.
That’s horrible, glad you’re ok
 
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