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I've been going to track day for a while and I've been to more than 10 track days I guess. Except only one time I saw a Hellcat, otherwise I am always the only Mopar owner on the track, except for those Vipers.
Yeah I know this car is not built for track, and to be honest if I knew I would be this addicted to track I might bought a SS 1LE, but still I love my Scat and I have to say it really impressed me at the first time I drove it on track. The cooling system is surprisingly good, no significant change on water temp and coolant temp. Biggest drawback is brake, as it's heavy, cost me a lot for brake.
So far I'm focusing on Buttonwillow raceway in Cali, and just wondering any other owners here track their cars? Really hope there are other Mopar owners doing the same.
My PB at Buttonwillow is 2:14:454, and my friend(non-aero sub2 driver at BW) did a demo lap for me and he got 2:09:294 within 3 laps, it's his first time driving my car and I was on the passenger side.
I saw what I could do with my Scat, and I am really don't believe this car could do sub2 at BW, my goal is hitting somewhere below 2:10
My car is pretty much stock except Borla Atak, PowerStop track day pads, Stoptech Rotors, Mutol 600 Brake fluid. Tires are Falken FK453.
 

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I've been going to track day for a while and I've been to more than 10 track days I guess. Except only one time I saw a Hellcat, otherwise I am always the only Mopar owner on the track, except for those Vipers.
Yeah I know this car is not built for track, and to be honest if I knew I would be this addicted to track I might bought a SS 1LE, but still I love my Scat and I have to say it really impressed me at the first time I drove it on track. The cooling system is surprisingly good, no significant change on water temp and coolant temp. Biggest drawback is brake, as it's heavy, cost me a lot for brake.
So far I'm focusing on Buttonwillow raceway in Cali, and just wondering any other owners here track their cars? Really hope there are other Mopar owners doing the same.
My PB at Buttonwillow is 2:14:454, and my friend(non-aero sub2 driver at BW) did a demo lap for me and he got 2:09:294 within 3 laps, it's his first time driving my car and I was on the passenger side.
I saw what I could do with my Scat, and I am really don't believe this car could do sub2 at BW, my goal is hitting somewhere below 2:10
My car is pretty much stock except Borla Atak, PowerStop track day pads, Stoptech Rotors, Mutol 600 Brake fluid. Tires are Falken FK453.
No strut tower braces?
 

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That’s a respectable lap time. My personal best was 2:12 with my almost stock SRT8. Been there many times. These cars are fun to track. Traction first, brakes, reducing body roll, and the list goes on. How much you got? lol Spend about $20k and you’ll be competitive. Ask me how I know:)
Have you been to Willow Springs yet?
 

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I prefer a day at the track as opposed to going in a straight line :) Our Challenger Club had private use of the Colorado State Patrol training track last fall. Was a blast with just us out there. We left them some donuts on the skid pad lol.

https://youtu.be/Orwz2s9OevM
 

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Awesome stuff. I try to track my Scat Pack whenever I can. Unfortunately local events are hard to come by in Saskatchewan. Mostly just autocross and we do have a couple of small tracks. I want to get out to Castrol Raceway in Alberta or something similar this summer, so I can really let the 392 rip.

I love seeing threads like this. There are only a handful of people on this forum who regularly go to road courses. So any videos, pics, info, etc. is nice to see.
 

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I've been going to track day for a while and I've been to more than 10 track days I guess. Except only one time I saw a Hellcat, otherwise I am always the only Mopar owner on the track, except for those Vipers.
Yeah I know this car is not built for track, and to be honest if I knew I would be this addicted to track I might bought a SS 1LE, but still I love my Scat and I have to say it really impressed me at the first time I drove it on track. The cooling system is surprisingly good, no significant change on water temp and coolant temp. Biggest drawback is brake, as it's heavy, cost me a lot for brake.
So far I'm focusing on Buttonwillow raceway in Cali, and just wondering any other owners here track their cars? Really hope there are other Mopar owners doing the same.
My PB at Buttonwillow is 2:14:454, and my friend(non-aero sub2 driver at BW) did a demo lap for me and he got 2:09:294 within 3 laps, it's his first time driving my car and I was on the passenger side.
I saw what I could do with my Scat, and I am really don't believe this car could do sub2 at BW, my goal is hitting somewhere below 2:10
My car is pretty much stock except Borla Atak, PowerStop track day pads, Stoptech Rotors, Mutol 600 Brake fluid. Tires are Falken FK453.
No strut tower braces?

No…I know those will help tho.
 

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I prefer a day at the track as opposed to going in a straight line <img src="http://www.challengertalk.com/forums/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" /> Our Challenger Club had private use of the Colorado State Patrol training track last fall. Was a blast with just us out there. We left them some donuts on the skid pad lol.

https://youtu.be/Orwz2s9OevM

Haha I will post the video next time I improve my PB.
 
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That’s a respectable lap time. My personal best was 2:12 with my almost stock SRT8. Been there many times. These cars are fun to track. Traction first, brakes, reducing body roll, and the list goes on. How much you got? lol Spend about $20k and you’ll be competitive. Ask me how I know<img src="http://www.challengertalk.com/forums/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />
Have you been to Willow Springs yet?
Yeah I know, modification could be endless…it really depends on how fast you wanna go. I just wanna try my best with the car at its current condition so I only upgraded some basic stuff, brakes, tires. I’ve only been to BW and Laguna Seca, I live in Bay Area and most tracks are in SoCal. Areyou planning on come back to BW?
 

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Areyou planning on come back to BW?

No sir. I moved from CA last year and just sold my car. I tracked my car frequently in So Cal for about three years. BW, Big Willow, Streets of Willow, AAA Speedway. The first year or so it was pretty much stock. Worked on driver mod:) Then did upgrades gradually. Spent close to $18k but that was when I gave it due to some unforeseen circumstances. Never got the chance to test it on the tracks. Ridetech level 3 adjustable coilovers, APR wing and splitter, all adjustable control arms and sway bars, strut braces, subframe connectors, carbotech brakes, 18” lightweight wheels with Nitto NT01s and much more. Too bad. I’m planning on doing it again later even more extreme. My advice is go out there have a blast and improve your skills.

 

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Areyou planning on come back to BW?

No sir. I moved from CA last year and just sold my car. I tracked my car frequently in So Cal for about three years. BW, Big Willow, Streets of Willow, AAA Speedway. The first year or so it was pretty much stock. Worked on driver mod<img src="http://www.challengertalk.com/forums/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" /> Then did upgrades gradually. Spent close to $18k but that was when I gave it due to some unforeseen circumstances. Never got the chance to test it on the tracks. Ridetech level 3 adjustable coilovers, APR wing and splitter, all adjustable control arms and sway bars, strut braces, subframe connectors, carbotech brakes, 18” lightweight wheels with Nitto NT01s and much more. Too bad. I’m planning on doing it again later even more extreme. My advice is go out there have a blast and improve your skills.


Damn, you did put a lot of goodies on your car!
 

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The vids are great to watch but I would rather hear the sing of the engine over the music. That takes away from an otherwise awesome vid.

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This is something I would like to try. I would much rather be on a road course than a dragstrip. I think anyway. I do have a question, what do you guys use for a phone mount? I have both Track Addict and Torque on my Samsung Galaxy J7. I just need a clue about the mount. Thanks.

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I do at least 4 track days (lapping) per summer since 2013.

I live in a Nordic area in Quebec, Canada, so I have to drive at least 4,5 hours to reach the nearest track (Mont-Tremblant).

So, that limits the quatity of track day I can do in a summer... it's very expensive.

It was with my 2011 R/T until last year, when I bought my ScatPack.

Not a lot of modification on both to do so.

On the 2011, it had Mopar stage 1, Centric Cryo plain rotors, EBC BlueStuff pads and Nitto NT05 275/40R20 on M/T 20X9 wheels.

On the 2017, EBC GD sport rotor, EBC BlueStuff NDX pads and I transferred Nitto NT05 and wheel fron the R/T... the time to wear NT05.

Some pictures of both cars, with same wheels, at same track (Tremblant)

And two video, also at Mont-Tremblant track, one taken in 2016 inside my 2011 R/T and the other one from inside my 2017 ScatPack, on the same track in 2017.


Sorry for the low resolution/qualit and don't take care of the wrong time stamp in yellow on the first one.

And turn on your speakers! A lot of wind noise, windows are down, but we can hear the engine pretty well!


 

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My wife and I have three track days set up for this summer in Michigan with our 2015 SPS. We are both pretty excited as it is the first time for both of us.

I am looking into mods to make the car perform better.

Any recommendations? We have a front tower brace and are getting Indy 500 tires just prior. The car is stock otherwise.

Looking at APR front splitter and Eibach Pro kit but wondering if we should upgrade the brakes (pads, rotors, fluid) first?
 

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My wife and I have three track days set up for this summer in Michigan with our 2015 SPS. We are both pretty excited as it is the first time for both of us.

I am looking into mods to make the car perform better.

Any recommendations? We have a front tower brace and are getting Indy 500 tires just prior. The car is stock otherwise.

Looking at APR front splitter and Eibach Pro kit but wondering if we should upgrade the brakes (pads, rotors, fluid) first?
I would say sway bars next would be my choice to make it handle better.

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Lowered my SRT a fuzz over an inch with KW adjustable springs and added a front strut tower brace. That and 285/35 Conti extreme sports on all fours helped take 5 seconds off my previous best lap time from bone stock. Lowering the C.G. helped the most I think. Can't wait to get out there and test the new N/A 426 stroker this summer! Also running on new Hawk brake pads and BG DOT4 high temp fluid.
 

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Lowered my SRT a fuzz over an inch with KW adjustable springs and added a front strut tower brace. That and 285/35 Conti extreme sports on all fours helped take 5 seconds off my previous best lap time from bone stock. Lowering the C.G. helped the most I think. Can't wait to get out there and test the new N/A 426 stroker this summer! Also running on new Hawk brake pads and BG DOT4 high temp fluid.
That is an awesome shot. Looks like you're really hauling. What track are you on there?
 
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