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Anyone ride in a Hellcat?? Your thoughts??

Rode in a Hellcat for the first time - it was awesome. But it wasn't so fast that I was that impressed. Thinking I need to drive one to fully appreciate it. I then let the owner drive mine, he couldn't believe how fast it was - he was thoroughly impressed. I think he was more impressed with mine than I was with his.

Anyone else have this experience?? Or am I just looney and deraigned? Don't get me wrong, I'd take a Hellcat in a minute but I think I expected a little more that's all.

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Rode in a Hellcat for the first time - it was awesome. But it wasn't so fast that I was that impressed. Thinking I need to drive one to fully appreciate it. I then let the owner drive mine, he couldn't believe how fast it was - he was thoroughly impressed. I think he was more impressed with mine than I was with his.

Anyone else have this experience?? Or am I just looney and deraigned? Don't get me wrong, I'd take a Hellcat in a minute but I think I expected a little more that's all.



Are you saying your modded Scat Pack is faster than a Hellcat?


What kind of dyno numbers or track times is your SP running?




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Are you saying your modded Scat Pack is faster than a Hellcat?


What kind of dyno numbers or track times is your SP running?
Not a chance. No way. Read what I wrote - I just expected maybe too much that's all. And I do think the Hellcat really kicks in (supercharger) at speeds around 70 and up. You own one - is that true about the supercharger??
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Not a chance. No way. Read what I wrote - I just expected maybe too much that's all. And I do think the Hellcat really kicks in (supercharger) at speeds around 70 and up. You own one - is that true about the supercharger??


Ok, I just did not know what kind of power your modded SP was putting out.




There is a BIG difference in how the Hellcat feels in how you set up your Custom Mode and what kind of rear tires you are running.


In order to feel the FULL potential of the Hellcat you need to run it in Sport Mode with a good set of wide sticky rear tires and know how to drive the car.


Many Hellcat owners run around in street mode with OEM 275 street tires on the rear then wonder why the car does not feel that fast.


The torque comes on quick with the twin screw supercharger. No need to be at 70 mph or more.


Here is an example of what I am talking about:


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Ok, I just did not know what kind of power your modded SP was putting out.




There is a BIG difference in how the Hellcat feels in how you set up your Custom Mode and what kind of rear tires you are running.


In order to feel the FULL potential of the Hellcat you need to run it in Sport Mode with a good set of wide sticky rear tires and know how to drive the car.


Many Hellcat owners run around in street mode with OEM 275 street tires on the rear then wonder why the car does not feel that fast.


The torque comes on quick with the twin screw supercharger. No need to be at 70 mph or more.


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This is what happened to me with the vortech C6 I had. The car would rip the tires off in just about any gear on the street. I got beat in every race. It felt slow because all the power was so unusable. Then I got to the track with it on a set of DRs. The car wanted to pull your head off and I was able to trap 135 while peddling it in 1,2 and some of 3. Traction really can change your prospective Got a wake up with my Scat A8 too when I was able to best my 4.7 0-60 with a 3.6 0-60 on my new MT ET Street Rs.
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This is what happened to me with the vortech C6 I had. The car would rip the tires off in just about any gear on the street. I got beat in every race. It felt slow because all the power was so unusable. Then I got to the track with it on a set of DRs. The car wanted to pull your head off and I was able to trap 135 while peddling it in 1,2 and some of 3. Traction really can change your prospective Got a wake up with my Scat A8 too when I was able to best my 4.7 0-60 with a 3.6 0-60 on my new MT ET Street Rs.

Are those 18" or 20" MT ET Street R's?


I have been thinking about getting an extra set of 18" wheels and wrap them in 305/45/18 MT ET Rs for weekend fun on the street.


My Toyo 20" R888R's do go good, but I think the 18" R's would be a neck snapper. lol
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Are those 18" or 20" MT ET Street R's?


I have been thinking about getting an extra set of 18" wheels and wrap them in 305/45/18 MT ET Rs for weekend fun on the street.


My Toyo 20" R888R's do go good, but I think the 18" R's would be a neck snapper. lol
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I've driven my friend's 2017 Hellcat and it's amazing for the most part. If you're comparing to a SRT or Scat Pack I can see why some will not notice too much difference especially for 212+HP. Don't get me wrong, you definitely feel the power difference but as some has mentioned, you'll not going to get the full affect until you switch wheels/tires. With stock tires, you really can't put the HP to the ground effectively and again why some have said what they said.


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