I added rock chip guards. Cost me a win at Pebble Beach.
275’s and a Barton were the only things I was considering but I’m going to wait since I’m enjoying it so much the way it is.My only major upgrade was to go 275 all on all 4 corners. Much better handling
"because the 245 tires, spun like butter"IMO, Modding today is popular because we finally have cars today, that actually can be modded.
If your Challenger is under full warranty, modding should be the absolute furthest thing from your thoughts. Not something you have to convince yourself not to do, but something you just don't think about at all. Because if you even entertain those thoughts eventually you will do it, and it may start as small as wheel valve stem caps.
For The Record:
The 392 Scat Pack is already 2nd to the top of the food chain as far as Dodge is concerned! The only time modding the 392 for performance becomes an itch is when one too many Honda Civics leave you at a red light, because the 245 tires, spun like butter, and you couldn't get traction. But that's when you say, it's alright, I meant for it to go that way, and that may be 100% good enough.
There are 2 basic types of modders, those that do it themselves for the sheer satisfaction of accomplishment, like returning to the old Shade Tree Mechanic days. And those that pay to have some shop or service do it all for them, and usually end up paying at least 1/3rd and sometimes 1/2 what the upgrade actually costs. But as long as happiness is fulfilled in being #2 in the food chain of Dodge, then Don't Worry Be Happy!
Also an early, Happy Thanksgiving to All! and To All, A Good Night! Ry
Yep, extreme modding is not for the meek or those with shallow pockets. Never done for a return on investment, in fact a great buy for the next guy who appreciates what you’ve done. Myself, I go for uniqueness and know it’ll be in my garage for a long time.I haven't done as many mods on my Hellcat as I did on R/T, but the money spent is about the same. I modded my 2013 R/T Classic with aftermarket wheels, wider tires, Corsa catback exhaust system, CAI, oil-separator (catch can), Diablo Trinity Tuner, Pedal Commander, and several interior and exterior trim and appearance enhancements.
To date, I've modded my 2015 HC with a carbon fiber CAI, catch can, and most recently a Barton short-throw shifter (this is one mod that makes a noticeable change in the way the Tremec shifts and I LOVE the improvement) along with a Speed Dawg shifter knob (appearance mod, but it's badassed). There's really not much more that I need or want to have modded on the Hellcat unless I get into serious track racing. I love the stock exhaust note and let's face it, installing a Pedal Commander on a Hellcat is just plain superfluous.
One thing I learned from the untold thousands I spent modding my R/T in the 8 years I owned her is that when it came to trading her in, not one of those mods added a penny to its trade-in value. As a trade-in, the dealership even asked me to revert most of the mods back to stock (glad I kept the OE parts). Mods might help in a private sale if the buyer is an enthusiast and knows what performance mods add to the car, but most buyers are not enthusiasts and won't care. Some will even shy away from a car that has been modded in the belief that a modded car is an abused car.
Saying the 305's hook up is a stretch. They may hook slightly better than the 275's, but they are still horrible. anything under 40 mph, and I would spin (and that was when it was stock)."because the 245 tires, spun like butter"
This is why I think Dodge got it right with the WB configuration. Like the looks or not, those 305's hook up! Perfect (at least in warm weather) balance of power to gription. IMO.
100% agree. My 210' WBSP w/Shaker is plentyOkay. Now for something different.
I’ve had my Scat Pack for almost a year now and I have absolutely no desire to mod it at all. I am very happy with the way it was designed and built by Dodge. A perfect balance to me. There are occasions when a shorter throw on the shifts feels like a welcome change but not enough for me to actually change it. The 245’s give enough grip for the spirited driving I do and maybe keep me in check. Now I am not criticizing people that mod theirs just wondering how many others feel like me.