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You ever race out at Pacific Raceway? I'm going to try to race the 13th and the 19th IF the weather holds. I've never been there, but it looks like a nice track!
I have been out to Pacific Raceway many times, just haven't had the Hellcat over there yet... Its not a bad track, but sometimes they can be a little slow actually getting cars down the track.
 

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< Tacoma here. Thus far Ive only seen 2 other HC's locally. Go mango charger & Sublime green challenger. :whistle:
I have seen a few in the area south of Tacoma (Puyallup/Frederickson area), but nothing in Tacoma yet.
 

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I do my best to drive it, when I can. Mostly just weekends. Wave next time you see me, lol.
I don't know if you'll see me through my tint! lol. Need to have it redone to be within state spec. But I'll certainly wave! If you see a Tungsten Metallic SXT with Ohio plates, it's meeee!
 
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I don't know if you'll see me through my tint! lol. Need to have it redone to be within state spec. But I'll certainly wave! If you see a Tungsten Metallic SXT with Ohio plates, it's meeee!
Tint is on my list of things i need done next. Just had the hood wrapped satin black. Have you gotten pulled over for too dark of tint? I used to roll around with 15%, no issues in my last car.
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Tint is on my list of things i need done next. Just had the hood wrapped satin black. Have you gotten pulled over for too dark of tint? I used to roll around with 15%, no issues in my last car.
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Thankfully, I haven't gotten stopped. It's not too ridiculously dark, but it's dark enough that I've been considering it. Plus, the tint is a couple years old and seems to be chipping on the passenger door. Wanna get it redone and be legal because I get into enough trouble as is! Lol
 

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Tint is on my list of things i need done next. Just had the hood wrapped satin black. Have you gotten pulled over for too dark of tint? I used to roll around with 15%, no issues in my last car.
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Thankfully, I haven't gotten stopped. It's not too ridiculously dark, but it's dark enough that I've been considering it. Plus, the tint is a couple years old and seems to be chipping on the passenger door. Wanna get it redone and be legal because I get into enough trouble as is! Lol
I'm going to get mine ceramic tinted to help block out more heat. I haven't had any issues in Washington state with tint or running no front plate. Idaho on the other hand, is another story lol. I didn't make it a week without getting pulled over for no front plate there. That was back when I lived in Idaho for a bit though. More people seem to be running no front plate, and I see some very dark tint on a lot of cars.
 

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I'm going to get mine ceramic tinted to help block out more heat. I haven't had any issues in Washington state with tint or running no front plate. Idaho on the other hand, is another story lol. I didn't make it a week without getting pulled over for no front plate there. That was back when I lived in Idaho for a bit though. More people seem to be running no front plate, and I see some very dark tint on a lot of cars.
Maybe I'll try to go dark with it. And maybe remove that front plate.

I do need to get a repaint going for my car... It's just expensive! Lol. I can't decide if I wanna keep it tungsten metallic or if I wanna go pitch black. Know any good paint shops around?
 
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Maybe I'll try to go dark with it. And maybe remove that front plate.

I do need to get a repaint going for my car... It's just expensive! Lol. I can't decide if I wanna keep it tungsten metallic or if I wanna go pitch black. Know any good paint shops around?
Yes paint is expensive! I don't know a painter off the top of my head unfortunately. I'd look in Idaho though. They seem to be cheaper for most things compared to WA. Also maybe consider wrapping the car until you can save up for paint? Just a thought. Those wraps looks pretty damn good and are far cheaper than paint.
 

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Yes paint is expensive! I don't know a painter off the top of my head unfortunately. I'd look in Idaho though. They seem to be cheaper for most things compared to WA. Also maybe consider wrapping the car until you can save up for paint? Just a thought. Those wraps looks pretty damn good and are far cheaper than paint.

Sadly, wrap would only look worse than leaving the paint. This car has had a rough life before I bought it. Needs a whole new front clip because of an accident. Paint is slowly lifting. And some slight rust here and there. While rock chips galore.

I'm not skilled enough to repair them to the standard Id want it done to. I'll happily pay to have it done.
 
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Great to meet everyone! I'm in Spokane and currently the garage has:

2019 Trackhawk in F8 Green
2008 Z06 Vette (likely about to go away if the right w204 c63 amg shows up)
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1983 Porsche 944 LSx swap project (in progress...barely)

Had a black charger hellcat with some work done to it that was in the area last summer, but it is gone now. Can't wait to bring the Trackhawk out to the strip and beat on it, but it is otherwise my daily driver. Also have been eyeballing used widebody challengers as prices drop.

Anyone from the area have any Dodge dealer recommendations or experiences for service/warranty work on these cars?
 

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Be careful out there tonight, guys! Got my ticket for the night! I90 is chock full of Staties making their rounds.
 
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Great to meet everyone! I'm in Spokane and currently the garage has:

2019 Trackhawk in F8 Green
2008 Z06 Vette (likely about to go away if the right w204 c63 amg shows up)
2017 S63 AMG Coupe
1983 Porsche 944 LSx swap project (in progress...barely)

Had a black charger hellcat with some work done to it that was in the area last summer, but it is gone now. Can't wait to bring the Trackhawk out to the strip and beat on it, but it is otherwise my daily driver. Also have been eyeballing used widebody challengers as prices drop.

Anyone from the area have any Dodge dealer recommendations or experiences for service/warranty work on these cars?
Welcome. Nice list of cars you own! FYI, we don't know as of yet if SCR will be open for racing this year. The county has been trying get new management/owners in there for a few months now, but nothing solid has come from it as of yet. We won't have a track until they can figure that out.

I've purchased my Redeye from Findlay Dodge (Among other non Dodge cars in the past). I can't speak for their service (I do my own oil changes), and haven't had to bring it in yet), but my sales guy Matt was very helpful not only with my trade in but with my Redeye pricing. I find Idaho pricing in general to be cheaper than Washington, so I almost always buy from Idaho. That said Findlay Dodge (Post Falls, ID), was the best deal by far. They matched the price on the Redeye with Dave Smith and gave me an extra $3k on my trade in over Dave Smith.

I don't care for either Dishman or Lithia Dodge in Spokane. When I went to trade my 15' HC M6 in for my Redeye, all they talked about was auction pricing and low balling my trade in. No thanks. I generally shop around 5 or so dealers until I find one willing to give me a good deal. Just did the same thing with my daily driver 19' Toyota Rav4 Hybrid, ended up going to Lewistion, ID to save $2k over anyone else.

Someone out there is always willing to give you a better deal!
 
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Welcome. Nice list of cars you own! FYI, we don't know as of yet if SCR will be open for racing this year. The county has been trying get new management/owners in there for a few months now, but nothing solid has come from it as of yet. We won't have a track until they can figure that out.

I've purchased my Redeye from Findlay Dodge (Among other non Dodge cars in the past). I can't speak for their service (I do my own oil changes), and haven't had to bring it in yet), but my sales guy Matt was very helpful not only with my trade in but with my Redeye pricing. I find Idaho pricing in general to be cheaper than Washington, so I almost always buy from Idaho. That said Findlay Dodge (Post Falls, ID), was the best deal by far. They matched the price on the Redeye with Dave Smith and gave me an extra $3k on my trade in over Dave Smith.

I don't care for either Dishman or Lithia Dodge in Spokane. When I went to trade my 15' HC M6 in for my Redeye, all they talked about was auction pricing and low balling my trade in. No thanks. I generally shop around 5 or so dealers until I find one willing to give me a good deal. Just did the same thing with my daily driver 19' Toyota Rav4 Hybrid, ended up going to Lewistion, ID to save $2k over anyone else.

Someone out there is always willing to give you a better deal!
Thank you, the list changes often though (except I always seem to have at least 1 hellcat powered vehicle at any time). Pics of your car in this thread are beautiful as well! Really making me itch for challenger...

That is a huge bummer about SCR! I was unaware. I haven't been out here too long and due to a hectic work schedule around move missed my SCR chances. Is it just a funding issue re: SCR or personnel/legal?

I appreciate that info a bunch. The Trackhawk needs to get looked at but I'm unsure about the service departments of the local dealers. I've been to all the local dealers and even purchased company van from Dishman (price was competitive, but more so we needed something local or it would have been another -$1300 to UHAUL). The local choices for Redeyes/Hellcats/etc are not so great and the pricing even worse. I did the same when looking to trade my '18 HC Charger (and even offered up the S63/ZL1 I had at the time) for Redeye and got the same treatment. I'm not against them making some money, but I am against them making enough off of my deal for the next 25 customers--especially since most dealers are generally more of a hindrance than an asset for these transactions.
 
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Thank you, the list changes often though (except I always seem to have at least 1 hellcat powered vehicle at any time).

That is a huge bummer about SCR! I was unaware. I haven't been out here too long and due to a hectic work schedule around move missed my SCR chances. Is it just a funding issue re: SCR or personnel/legal?

I appreciate that info a bunch. The Trackhawk needs to get looked at but I'm unsure about the service departments of the local dealers. I've been to all the local dealers and even purchased company van from Dishman (price was competitive, but more so we needed something local or it would have been another -$1300 to UHAUL). The local choices for Redeyes/Hellcats/etc are not so great and the pricing even worse. I did the same when looking to trade my '18 HC Charger (and even offered up the S63/ZL1 I had at the time) for Redeye and got the same treatment. I'm not against them making some money, but I am against them making enough off of my deal for the next 25 customers--especially since most dealers are generally more of a hindrance than an asset for these transactions.
The track managers lease was up. So now they need someone else to manage or possibly buy it from the county. The previous track manager was horrible anyway and didn't help that track in any way. The best thing he did was leave. Now we wait to see what happens next. There's a petition signing on facebook to keep the track going and to support it.

With my Rav4 I tested the car locally, made sure I liked it. Then I simultaneously talked to 5 different Toyota dealers. First I narrowed it down to who was willing to offer me invoice pricing. Then after that I told them I had a trade in and worked the numbers on that until I got what I wanted for my trade. Finally I made them break down and show me all their numbers proving invoice pricing (what they paid the manufacturer), making sure no hidden fees were in there. I got 2 dealers that were close in trade in, but I told them both no, that I wanted a specific number and I'd buy that day. One dealers finance manager called me back the next day and finally gave in offering me what I wanted, which was over high end blue book. I knew they would sell it for more money (retail is always higher than trade in), so I pushed until someone was desperate to make a sale. I'll be doing this with all my purchases next time. Just going to text back and forth, no need to waste my time at a dealership all day when I can get answers from multiple dealerships in a day.

Back to the Hellcat stuff. I have a buddy that has a white charger hellcat and he takes his in to dishman. He seems to like them. I can't speak for their service, but I don't like their sales guys. What's wrong with the trackhawk if you don't mind me asking? I tend to tell people to take it where you bought it from, unless that's really far away.
 
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The track managers lease was up. So now they need someone else to manage or possibly buy it from the county. The previous track manager was horrible anyway and didn't help that track in any way. The best thing he did was leave. Now we wait to see what happens next. There's a petition signing on facebook to keep the track going and to support it.

With my Rav4 I tested the car locally, made sure I liked it. Then I simultaneously talked to 5 different Toyota dealers. First I narrowed it down to who was willing to offer me invoice pricing. Then after that I told them I had a trade in and worked the numbers on that until I got what I wanted for my trade. Finally I made them break down and show me all their numbers proving invoice pricing (what they paid the manufacturer), making sure no hidden fees were in there. I got 2 dealers that were close in trade in, but I told them both no, that I wanted a specific number and I'd buy that day. One dealers finance manager called me back the next day and finally gave in offering me what I wanted, which was over high end blue book. I knew they would sell it for more money (retail is always higher than trade in), so I pushed until someone was desperate to make a sale. I'll be doing this with all my purchases next time. Just going to text back and forth, no need to waste my time at a dealership all day when I can get answers from multiple dealerships in a day.

Back to the Hellcat stuff. I have a buddy that has a white charger hellcat and he takes his in to dishman. He seems to like them. I can't speak for their service, but I don't like their sales guys. What's wrong with the trackhawk if you don't mind me asking? I tend to tell people to take it where you bought it from, unless that's really far away.
I don't have any social media, but I would be interested in doing something (if I can) to help. Is there someone to contact about that who is in charge of the petition/etc to offer whatever I can?

The Trackhawk sometimes makes a rattling noise under acceleration. It's done it since basically day 1. I picked it up in Oregon and didn't really get on it during the drive home until I was comfortable it wasn't a total lemon that would strand me. It seems to be more noticeable when turning and accelerating (~50-60%+ throttle required). I've read that it could potentially be cat heat shield, and it seems to sort of come and go depending but has remained constant from the beginning. Unfortunately, I bought the car from a terrible POS dealer in Northern CA (it was the only F8 Green I could find optioned how I wanted in the entire country) and I would never trust them in it. It worked out for me in the end but needless to say the only way they are getting around the car is if they bought it from me. My 2018 Rhino Gray TH that I traded for this one didn't have the issue at all, but it isn't down on power. Noise comes from passenger side low/under car and seemingly from the rear, but that could just be echo.

Will check out Dishman. I have the first service for the van done there and no issues, but .. it's just a cheap promaster. Sales guys are annoying (almost universal) but the owner does apparently own 2 demon's so maybe the service department is decent/familiar with hellcat cars.
 
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I don't have any social media, but I would be interested in doing something (if I can) to help. Is there someone to contact about that who is in charge of the petition/etc to offer whatever I can?

The Trackhawk sometimes makes a rattling noise under acceleration. It's done it since basically day 1. I picked it up in Oregon and didn't really get on it during the drive home until I was comfortable it wasn't a total lemon that would strand me. It seems to be more noticeable when turning and accelerating (~50-60%+ throttle required). I've read that it could potentially be cat heat shield, and it seems to sort of come and go depending but has remained constant from the beginning. Unfortunately, I bought the car from a terrible POS dealer in Northern CA (it was the only F8 Green I could find optioned how I wanted in the entire country) and I would never trust them in it. It worked out for me in the end but needless to say the only way they are getting around the car is if they bought it from me. My 2018 Rhino Gray TH that I traded for this one didn't have the issue at all, but it isn't down on power. Noise comes from passenger side low/under car and seemingly from the rear, but that could just be echo.

Will check out Dishman. I have the first service for the van done there and no issues, but .. it's just a cheap promaster. Sales guys are annoying (almost universal) but the owner does apparently own 2 demon's so maybe the service department is decent/familiar with hellcat cars.
Here is a link to the petition to keep the track going:
https://www.thepetitionsite.com/464...mXe1b2S-Yk2PGYbAd85KS-Z8IGMApU5LQGacobbPoczKw

Hope you get your TH figured out. Sounds like a minor issue someone should be able to fix pretty quick.
 

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