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Adding aftermarket performance parts to your Hellcat

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To each their own. I'm more of a performance modification person as opposed to body/style. The car in my opinion is perfect body line wise and the black on black on black paint: 👌
Agreed except I like mine white:cool:
 

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Dude, can you say, 'Booooring'? :sleep:

The factory plastic 'spoiler' had to go. It was nothing more than a cheapo housing for the back-up camera and rated exactly '0' on the Street Aggression Meter (SAM).

I replaced mine with a custom 3-pc fiberglass ducktail that screams Old School muscle-car flare.

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'Cats really need more roof wing and fender flares. That combo, plus the trunk spoiler, really pumps up the SAM score without all the 'low-rider'/wide-body stylistic b.s. that kids find so popular today.

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Mine's a 'work in progress.'

Maybe some day ... a few years from now: ;)

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More to the Mad-Max mods here:
https://www.hotcars.com/mad-max-challenger-hellcat-has-never-been-more-ready-for-the-apocalypse/

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Man...you're making me wish I still had my '70 Torino GT. It would be a relatively easy modification to have my own Interceptor
 
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Close.....mine was a '70 just like this one. It had a 429 in it with a/c, which was pretty bitchin' in 1982 when I was in high school cuz not many older cars in my area had a/c. It was awesome to go to the drive in movie and be able to close the windows and not get eaten alive by mosquitoes.
That car cost me $875 then.

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Close.....mine was a '70 just like this one. It had a 429 in it with a/c, which was pretty bitchin' in 1982 when I was in high school cuz not many older cars in my area had a/c. It was awesome to go to the drive in movie and be able to close the windows and not get eaten alive by mosquitoes.
That car cost me $875 then.

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Beautiful Old School street muscle right there! (y)
 
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Agreed except I like mine white.
If mine were white, I'd definitely have left it in stock trim, as a 'sort of' respectful homage to the white Challenger in the classic muscle car movie, Vanishing Point.
 
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Close.....mine was a '70 just like this one. It had a 429 in it with a/c, which was pretty bitchin' in 1982 when I was in high school cuz not many older cars in my area had a/c. It was awesome to go to the drive in movie and be able to close the windows and not get eaten alive by mosquitoes.
That car cost me $875 then.

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Sweet!
 

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Yeah most folks seek more HP although unless they're tracking their car they will never use the stock HP provided. 99% of Mods and upgrades are not necessary (including oil catch cans), but, most are followers (sheep) vice leaders and just follow the pack.
 

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Up your traction before upping the horsepower. At least that is what makes sense to me. Unless you never launch from a stop you're just wasting all that extra power.
 

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Yeah most folks seek more HP although unless they're tracking their car they will never use the stock HP provided. 99% of Mods and upgrades are not necessary (including oil catch cans), but, most are followers (sheep) vice leaders and just follow the pack.
WHOA!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oil catch cans are absolutely necessary.....if you don't have one.....what's gonna catch all that oil??????????

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Up your traction before upping the horsepower.
I agree.

The best and cheapest mod I ever did was putting Nitto drag radials on the rears. My 'Cat, a 2016, dyno-ed 726hp. That's stock. No mods under the hood, and it's never been to the track or strip. The Nittos really help with getting the 'biggest-bang-for-your-HP-buck' from a factory set-up. Plus they weren't that expensive as 'street performance' tires go.

Dodge is notorious for understanding it HP ratings, at least for Hemi engine cars. They did this even back in the day during the first Muscle Car era, i.e., late '60s-early '70s. Dodge honchos understood they couldn't sell Hemi-powered 400hp muscle cars to average Joe's if they couldn't get insurance.
 

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I agree.

The best and cheapest mod I ever did was putting Nitto drag radials on the rears. My 'Cat, a 2016, dyno-ed 726hp. That's stock. No mods under the hood, and it's never been to the track or strip. The Nittos really help with getting the 'biggest-bang-for-your-HP-buck' from a factory set-up. Plus they weren't that expensive as 'street performance' tires go.

Dodge is notorious for understanding it HP ratings, at least for Hemi engine cars. They did this even back in the day during the first Muscle Car era, i.e., late '60s-early '70s. Dodge honchos understood they couldn't sell Hemi-powered 400hp muscle cars to average Joe's if they couldn't get insurance.

Do you find that the drag radials kick up stones and debris on your lower quarter panels? I'm concerned about the soft compound tires sandblasting my paint. Thanks.
 

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No more than regular tires in my experience.
 

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Haven't read the whole thread but I don't think the Hellcat needs many mods. Mine has a Barton and I did the clutch delay valve delete and the car is perfect in my opinion. My Boss 302 on the other hand was NA when I bought it and it felt slow especially at my altitude. Some people think it's sacrilegious to add a blower to this car, but I don't really care. With the Whipple and supporting mods the car is a blast to drive. Downside of course is I'll never get what I have in the car out of it if/when I sell.
 

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I agree.

The best and cheapest mod I ever did was putting Nitto drag radials on the rears. My 'Cat, a 2016, dyno-ed 726hp. That's stock. No mods under the hood, and it's never been to the track or strip. The Nittos really help with getting the 'biggest-bang-for-your-HP-buck' from a factory set-up. Plus they weren't that expensive as 'street performance' tires go.

Dodge is notorious for understanding it HP ratings, at least for Hemi engine cars. They did this even back in the day during the first Muscle Car era, i.e., late '60s-early '70s. Dodge honchos understood they couldn't sell Hemi-powered 400hp muscle cars to average Joe's if they couldn't get insurance.
726hp to the wheels stock? Not a chance in hell. Sorry I don't believe it.
 

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I suspect he means calculated HP at the crank (and we all know how that can be played with). There's no way that's at the wheels; not stock.
 
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Do you find that the drag radials kick up stones and debris on your lower quarter panels? I'm concerned about the soft compound tires sandblasting my paint. Thanks.
Nope. First thing before leaving the dealership, I had the SRT tech attach those black splash guards at the inside bottom rears of the fenders.

Been go to go ever since ... Like so:

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I suspect he means calculated HP at the crank (and we all know how that can be played with). There's no way that's at the wheels; not stock.
Correct. At the crank.

HP rule of thumb sez you factor for a rough 10% loss from the crank to the wheels. Do the math ...

That's still over 650HP 'at the wheels,' and if you want the effective application of HP on the street, highway, or strip, your simplest, cheapest solution is always a set of good drag radials.

A Hellcat bud calls his pair, 'the Big Meats.'

I'm pretty sure he means the tires. :unsure:;)
 
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I've run numerous sets of drag radials and even at stock power on the street you cannot launch at WOT in these cars. They're better than stickers obviously but I've never seen any rubber that this car cant light up with a WOT launch on the street. Used multiple sets of Mickey thompson et street ss and 555Rs. Sized 275 295 and 305. On my 11 x 20 rears I could have gone up to 315 w no rub but never bothered.
 

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