I've been lusting after a Maximum Steel T/A 392 and have read just about everything about them on the forums and other places around the interweb. The things to like are just to many to list. The main things I've heard on the negative side, is the abrasive brake pads on the 6-piston Brembos which will result in expensive rotor replacement (something to expect with a high performance automobile), and the extra care that goes into keeping the satin black hood paint and roof/deck-lid decals looking nice. There are special products made just for these types of finishes.
The T/A has been considered a sales-flop (not sure why)...and there's some conjecture that it may not be offered in the future. If they discontinue it before I can buy one, I'll either buy a used 2018, or replicate the T/A appearance on a Scat-pack (which appears to be here to stay).
OH do I like that! Really do...The TA's do offer some nice "small goodies" compared to the SP, but one could go with a SP if the TA disappears, and you could get close. You'll also have the advantage of going with or without the 6 piston Brembos, which depends on your needs/wants.
Obviously when I ordered my '16 SP, the TA's weren't out yet, but I always liked the TA style side stripe, so I had the dealer add this before delivery. I wasn't going after the complete TA look, as I wanted to have the stock hood with the Modern R/T hood stripe. I'm pleased with the end results.
OH do I like that! Really do...
Quick question...opinion, I was so torn when deciding between the tail band and the side stripes. BUT IF, I kept the stripes shorter, like yours. Could I leave the tail band and add that exact side stripe??? OR would it be too busy....
I really appreciate everyone's opinion. Thanks! (now would be the time...)
Yes, you are right. I know it.... knew it. Just thought with the shorter stripe, but alas the directional thing.....Thanks. Just me, but I'm a "side stripe" guy with these Challengers. Having both the side and the rear SP on at the same time, just doesn't look "right" to my eyes. Again just me, but they seem to fight each other, and don't flow together well.
Some have done this and like it, but that's not my cup of tea.
Best of luck deciding with yours.
Rotors are fine, leave them. Just swap the front pads to the Z23-1405 or Z26-1405 from PowerStop. You can leave the Brembo pads in the rear as they barely dust. Car will stop fine on the street and stay clean, for high speed use go back to Brembo pads.My mechanic has a srt and he took care of this problem by changing to ceramic pads and rotors