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I’m ready to pull the trigger and order my Hell Cat. Does anyone know what the approximate lead time is lately. I live in Western NY and don’t want delivery until the snow and salt is gone. I’ve heard 6 weeks to 6 months!?!
 

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Highly variable right now. One guy got his in 3 weeks others have been waiting 5-6 months.
Read the threads in the purchasing sub forum.
 

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Tbh you should wait until Jan/Feb. It’ll be roughly 8-12 wks from there barring delays so that should get you beyond the salt season for the most part. I’d never order one now. Do a search on rust and you’ll see why.
 
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Any order going forward will be for a 2022 right? The banks were supposed to open last Friday, maybe they will this week. If you end up getting a 2022 you will have a very long wait. Production not even scheduled to start until December 27th, so you'd likely be looking at a February delivery at the earliest. Maybe with the 2022 open delayed you could still sneak a 2021 order in but a dealer would have to tell you that.

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FYI: I ordered last year near the end of Oct, and may car was ready at the end of January 21. This was also before the chip shortage.
 

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You can still build a 21' on the Dodge site, no sure you can actually order one and what's the point of getting a 21' when the 22' is essentially the same but upgraded security and only another month wait? Another post said that November is when you can order the 22'. A February delivery date may be optimistic. Buddy of mine order a scat pack on Vroom in August, sitting in a lot somewhere just had to ship. Had a estimated delivery date of September 7th, still hasn't gotten it yet. Chip shortage may be the biggest contributor but there may be other shortages that might delay manufacture and transportation continues to be problematic. Steel is in short supply, many of the chemical agents used in the manufacturing process are also in short supply.
 

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You can still build a 21' on the Dodge site, no sure you can actually order one and what's the point of getting a 21' when the 22' is essentially the same but upgraded security and only another month wait? Another post said that November is when you can order the 22'. A February delivery date may be optimistic. Buddy of mine order a scat pack on Vroom in August, sitting in a lot somewhere just had to ship. Had a estimated delivery date of September 7th, still hasn't gotten it yet. Chip shortage may be the biggest contributor but there may be other shortages that might delay manufacture and transportation continues to be problematic. Steel is in short supply, many of the chemical agents used in the manufacturing process are also in short supply.
An August order has pretty much a zero chance of a Sept. 7 delivery in the best of times. Shortage had nothing to do with that.
 

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An August order has pretty much a zero chance of a Sept. 7 delivery in the best of times. Shortage had nothing to do with that.
Agreed, I'm looking more at new contributing factors for delays that are currently causing so much uncertainty across all manufacturing industries. Vet Rider's car is being held up specifically because they don't have chips. Without much input from Dodge on the actual production of the 22's, lead times on orders may be getting longer. I wouldn't be surprised if builds ordered in January don't get delivered until July. Whereas it may have taken 3 months to get a car a couple of years ago, a six month wait may be typical for the foreseeable future. The 20'-21' line delays were directly related to the COVID restrictions, the 22' and possibly 23's are from the backlash those restrictions caused. A global workforce in flux and raw materials that weren't produced to meet current demand are now being produced to fill those back orders. It may not be the chips causing the delays in the future.
 

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I wouldn't be optimistic until job openings start shrinking and container rental and port backlog start shrinking. If those aren't better it's hard to imagine more cars getting built.
 

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I’m ready to pull the trigger and order my Hell Cat. Does anyone know what the approximate lead time is lately. I live in Western NY and don’t want delivery until the snow and salt is gone. I’ve heard 6 weeks to 6 months!?!
I think a big part of build time is the choice of options, but yes the last thing you wanna do is take delivery in a blizzard, timing it just right is best…I ordered mine on March 1st, thinking the worse case scenario would be the middle of June.. it showed up at the dealer on June 28th so 4 months of driving and then some before the snow flies
 

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I think a big part of build time is the choice of options, but yes the last thing you wanna do is take delivery in a blizzard, timing it just right is best…I ordered mine on March 1st, thinking the worse case scenario would be the middle of June.. it showed up at the dealer on June 28th so 4 months of driving and then some before the snow flies
I just ordered a RE WB this past Wednesday, dealer said been averaging 12 to 16 weeks (who really knows) and more importantly its a 21, ordering is not open yet on the 22s at least for Red Eye Wide Bodies. I can say ordering is goofy, in order to get the roof and HK stereo, I had to get the warp speed rims…… I hope this helps.
 
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