Does anyone know if Serious Metal makes the kit to upgrade to the SRT8 rotors any longer? I have an RT Classic 2012 model and can't seem to get them to email or call me back. This always makes me nervous when customer service from the beginning is off, seems indicative of how they may be in the future if one needs to contact them after purchase of their product. If they are done, that's a bummer. What other options are there to make these crummy stock brakes truly powerful, seems to be the only real negative I've noticed on this car I bought new in July of 2012. Really don't want to buy the big Brembos or Stop Techs as a new kit, maybe a used SRT Brembo conversion to my car that someone has for sale, if that can even be done properly. Is R1 a good company? Or someone else?? Thanks for any help.
Last edited by graphicshead; 01-06-2013 at 04:04 PM.
It took me months to get my kit, but i finally did. I experienced the same service, but kept trying. I went on vacation for two weeks and when i got back i happened to email one last time. They had just fabricated a batch and they were going fast, so i snapped one up. I bought cryo slotted rotors and some ceramic pads myself and just ordered the basic kit.
I installed it this past weekend. Everything went as planned except the abutment clips (anti-rattle clips) were not wide enough in my opinion to clear the rotors without rubbing. I ended up buying some brand new clips locally at the auto parts store (ones that fit on a 2006 corvette). They fit nicely. I havent put any miles really on the brakes yet, but they seem to work great.
2011 Challenger RT Classic
Super Track Pak, 730N, Sound Grp II, Sunroof
Thanks to all of you for the help. Waiting to get my car back out of the body shop to order the kit. Been in the body shop on and off for a couple weeks for two separate dealer damage issues while in for brake rotor warranty replacement. Less the 7000 miles and majorly warped rotors, somewhat mild driving too. All of you out there, Dodge will replace warped ones under 12k miles. I know they'll warp again, this will just buy me a bit of time. They can't warp sitting in the body shop.....aarg! BTW, the Super track pack was explained to me as small amount bigger rotor in the front only, but the tech said they are still pretty much garbage. Ya know, I believe him.
My RT has STP and i had issues with steering wheel shake under braking at freeway speeds, which is why i went with the Serious Metal kit. The SRT rotors are thicker and larger in diameter, even than STP. Seems like some auto companies are making rotors today as wear items, just like pads. Pretty sad (and expensive).
I forgot to mention that I also bought the Police RT Charger adapter bracket (thru Dodge) and the larger cryo treated rotors for the rear. I havent put them in yet, i held off and decided to paint the brackets because they come raw. I should have it all installed this weekend.
I also went with the red Challenger caliper covers. I know some either love em or hate em and I wasn't sure if i would like them, but they are growing on me. They really clean up the wheel package nicely.
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