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I've always been a huge fan of the R/T Classic package that was offered on the 5.7 cars and found it strange and frustrating that a trim package like that wasn't initially offered on the Scat Pack R/Ts. As of 2020, Scat Packs and Scat Pack Shakers are being offered with the R/T Classic side stripes at least but when I bought my 2018 Go Mango SP new, they weren't available from the factory. So, I made my own package by adding OEM 392 Hemi shaker badges to my hood and OEM R/T side stripes. I actually like my factory wheels (look the the mags on General Lee from my childhood) so I'm not going to add any aftermarket Cragar SS style wheels to simulate the Heritage wheels previously offered on the 5.7 Classics with the smaller brakes. Here are a few pics.

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Similar thing that I did - since the '15+ style picks up the '71 model grille and tail lights, I used the '09 - '14 style R/T Classic stripes - as they replicate the '71 style stripe more accurately.

I wanted to replicate what a '71 R/T model with Shaker would have looked like - I haven't done the side scoops...I haven't found any that really had the scale that worked with the modern car.
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the '15+ R/T Classic stripes are okay, just not my preference
 

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They’re so Mopar. They fit and look so good on the cars and they’re so classic that I end up loving it when I see it.
 
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They’re so Mopar. They fit and look so good on the cars and they’re so classic that I end up loving it when I see it.
Thanks, I agree. Even before the Scat Packs and Hellcats came out (pre 2015) I always thought the R/T classics were the best looking models. Even if the SRTs were faster etc. you just can't beat that classic Mopar attitude.
 

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Similar thing that I did - since the '15+ style picks up the '71 model grille and tail lights, I used the '09 - '14 style R/T Classic stripes - as they replicate the '71 style stripe more accurately.

I wanted to replicate what a '71 R/T model with Shaker would have looked like - I haven't done the side scoops...I haven't found any that really had the scale that worked with the modern car. View attachment 994568 View attachment 994571

the '15+ R/T Classic stripes are okay, just not my preference
Looks great! I agree, I think the gills would just break up the lines too much.
 

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Here's a pic of my '13 R/T that I really missed and a pic of mt SP brand new before I added anything. Now I have the look I like with better performance than my old R/T Plus had.
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Did the same with my "15, went with American Racing Torque Thrusts for wheels, always thought the R/T Classic was the best looking model Challenger, first thing I said to the dealer when looking at it was that thing sure would look pretty with some R/T Classic side stripes & chrome wheels.....


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She's got a more of a black chrome/ gun metal color wheels on her now though, same style & brand a what not, the chrome started pitting after a few years on the Gulf Coast and found a steal of a deal on the wheels from a guy here on the forum. I need to edit the lighting & angle on that 2nd photo, but you get the drift!

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Did the same with my "15, went with American Racing Torque Thrusts for wheels, always thought the R/T Classic was the best looking model Challenger, first thing I said to the dealer when looking at it was that thing sure would look pretty with some R/T Classic side stripes & chrome wheels.....


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She's got a more of a black chrome/ gun metal color wheels on her now though, same style & brand a what not, the chrome started pitting after a few years on the Gulf Coast and found a steal of a deal on the wheels from a guy here on the forum. I need to edit the lighting & angle on that 2nd photo, but you get the drift!
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Did the dealer add those stripes? That looks great. How bad did those chrome weeks pit on you? I'm in northeast FL and I've thought about an exact set of those wheels. I like my stock wheels so I haven't been too motivated but those are what I figured I'd end up with if I did. The 2nd set looks good too.
 

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View attachment 995021 Here is my 2015 that I wish I still had.
That is a sharp looking Challenger. That being said, from what I saw on a previous thread, you have a nice looking white SP now. Not too shabby. You could always add a set of the OEM side stripes like I did. I ordered mine from Steve White Motors.
 
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I've always been a huge fan of the R/T Classic package that was offered on the 5.7 cars and found it strange and frustrating that a trim package like that wasn't initially offered on the Scat Pack R/Ts. As of 2020, Scat Packs and Scat Pack Shakers are being offered with the R/T Classic side stripes at least but when I bought my 2018 Go Mango SP new, they weren't available from the factory. So, I made my own package by adding OEM 392 Hemi shaker badges to my hood and OEM R/T side stripes. I actually like my factory wheels (look the the mags on General Lee from my childhood) so I'm not going to add any aftermarket Cragar SS style wheels to simulate the Heritage wheels previously offered on the 5.7 Classics with the smaller brakes. Here are a few pics.

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Looks great. Have you also considered hood pins or rear louvers to finish off the classic look?
 

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That is a sharp looking Challenger. That being said, from what I saw on a previous thread, you have a nice looking white SP now. Not too shabby. You could always add a set of the OEM side stripes like I did. I ordered mine from Steve White Motors.
Thanks, I haven’t decided on what kind of stripes yet And what color.
 

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Looks great. Have you also considered hood pins or rear louvers to finish off the classic look?
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I have. I really need to see some louvers in person though. I don't want them to be cheap and plastic. I would like some hood pins but I haven't found a place locally that will mount and drill them. Plus, the Mopar units are not cheap.
 

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Similar thing that I did - since the '15+ style picks up the '71 model grille and tail lights, I used the '09 - '14 style R/T Classic stripes - as they replicate the '71 style stripe more accurately.

I wanted to replicate what a '71 R/T model with Shaker would have looked like - I haven't done the side scoops...I haven't found any that really had the scale that worked with the modern car. View attachment 994568 View attachment 994571

the '15+ R/T Classic stripes are okay, just not my preference
Good call. You've done it "right" in my opinion. As for the side scoops........I wouldn't even look for 'em. The tacked on silly stuff was a bad idea in 1971 and you aren't going to be able to do any better today.

Not everything done in the past is worth trying to recreate. Some bad ideas are better off left in the past.

Just the other day I saw a great example of this. Aftermarket metal louvers on the back window of a new Mustang. Clearly an attempt to create more a "retro" look on newer Mustang. It's his car and his choice. As observer of his choice though all I could come away with was, "I remember those very well from back in the day. They always detracted from the appearance of a fastback style Mustang back then and they don't look any better here on this new car today"
 

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I love the look of the rt classic, debating the matte black side stripes to break up the color a bit on my Hellraisin SP
 

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I love the look of the rt classic, debating the matte black side stripes to break up the color a bit on my Hellraisin SP
I think that would look great! That color is dark enough too that it would be subtle as well.
 
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I agree that these cars wear those sidestripes really well!

@MuscleCarProf I will suggest picking up a pair of fender bees from a newer Shaker model to get those 6.4 Bees off -which doesn't gel with the 392s on the hood IMO - and also get the driver's side bee facing the right way.
 

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I agree that these cars wear those sidestripes really well!

@MuscleCarProf I will suggest picking up a pair of fender bees from a newer Shaker model to get those 6.4 Bees off -which doesn't gel with the 392s on the hood IMO - and also get the driver's side bee facing the right way.
Hey Eric, been a long time! I see you're running a Hellcat now. Nice!
 
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