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Hey guys. Just recently picked up a used 2015 Challenger SRT Hellcat M6 with 29k miles. I traded in my 2012 45th anniversary edition Camaro SS on the hellcat and am really enjoying it so far. So I am new to Dodge vehicles. This is my first. I am also not a very experienced manual driver. I can drive one but I am definitely not the most skilled and I have never driven a car with this much power. I have never driven a manual with anywhere close to this power. I have built some gen 1 small block chevy engine as well as basic bolt ons with my Camaro. I am also new to any kind of forced induction so I am trying to research and learn about these things. So I had a question about an incident that happened early. I had just got in the car. It idled in my driveway for a few minutes to warm up. I made it down the road about a mile and was rolling up to a stop light when the was a sudden loud bang under the car. I could feel it in the floor right below my feet. Then there was a sound that was just like metal dragging on asphalt. I honestly thought the drive shaft had broke. Well I engaged the clutch and the car moved like normal and the sound of metal was gone. I pulled into an empty parking lot and looked under the car and there was nothing there. I also lifted the hood and didn't see or hear anything out of the ordinary. I continued to drive the car around for a little bit and everything seemed pretty normal. I have no idea what it was. Could it just have been a backfire in the exhaust. I have read that it happens more often with the M6 but I was thinking more like decel pops. This was a very loud and forceful backfire if that's what it was. Sorry for the extremely long post. Just want to learn about these cars and be able to wrench on them some. Thanks for any help!