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OK many of you probably already know this: I have owned several late 60's GM muscle cars and had a C3 corvette (and driven other muscle cars from the 60's-the 90s) and while some were fast, the handling of most was pretty sketchy. Everything I've seen about these Modern Mopars talks about straight line, people drag racing them etc. so I didn't expect my M6 2022SP to handle that great. I was honestly very timid for the first part of the drive today.

It does have lighter PK 20X9.5 rims with 18mm offset and 275/40 Michelin pilot sport 4S tires, but I was stunned how good this car handles. It felt super planted with just a tiny bit of mid corner push that went away with some throttle if I had the engine in the meat of the torque curve. The base 4 piston Brembos seem to be plenty of brake as well.

I did a lot of 2 cycle kart racing, as well as a little road racing years ago, so I know what a balanced vehicle feels like. I wouldn't proclaim this car is gonna destroy everything at the track, but I was pleasantly surprised at how good it handles the twisties, especially given how heavy these cars are. Hats off to dodge on tuning the SP suspension and after my finances recover from some recent purchases, gonna look into some strut tower braces for it.

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Those are hills... not mountains.

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This is a mountain. :LOL: Mt. Rainier... 14,410 ft.

Seriously though... enjoy the ride. The twisties sure are fun... I gotta take the new Challenger up in the Cascades before winter.
 

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OK many of you probably already know this: I have owned several late 60's GM muscle cars and had a C3 corvette (and driven other muscle cars from the 60's-the 90s) and while some were fast, the handling of most was pretty sketchy. Everything I've seen about these Modern Mopars talks about straight line, people drag racing them etc. so I didn't expect my M6 2022SP to handle that great. I was honestly very timid for the first part of the drive today.

It does have lighter PK 20X9.5 rims with 18mm offset and 275/40 Michelin pilot sport 4S tires, but I was stunned how good this car handles. It felt super planted with just a tiny bit of mid corner push that went away with some throttle if I had the engine in the meat of the torque curve. The base 4 piston Brembos seem to be plenty of brake as well.

I did a lot of 2 cycle kart racing, as well as a little road racing years ago, so I know what a balanced vehicle feels like. I wouldn't proclaim this car is gonna destroy everything at the track, but I was pleasantly surprised at how good it handles the twisties, especially given how heavy these cars are. Hats off to dodge on tuning the SP suspension and after my finances recover from some recent purchases, gonna look into some strut tower braces for it.

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Cruising the mountain roads in the Challenger is great.

So is the 850 mile cruise for me to get to the Rockies.

Always an enjoyable road trip.

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You are so close to me. I thought that overlook was familiar. I've been all over Rabun County for the past 20 years since I live just north in Franklin, NC. I agree about the 'twisties'. The Challenger has no issues unless you start comparing it to a Porsche or Corvette.

By the way there is a car show In Clayton this Saturday from 11 - 2. I may attend if the weather cooperates. It's on Savannah street.
 

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We are heading to the US 129 area in 2 weeks. Gonna be fun. Not sure which if it will be the WS6, the STS or the Shaker. All are quite capable to have fun on twisting roads, but the WS6 is the clear winner.

And it is really amazing how today's cars handle compared to almost anything 30-50 years ago. Modern suspension...and sticky, modern tires.
 
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Cruising the mountain roads in the Challenger is great.
Yeah that's one thing that will never get old when it comes to living in the Pacific Northwest... the views of Mt. Rainier and all the other Cascade volcanoes.

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This is from 60 miles away and the drive there is great... and the first post in my old red Challenger is the highest paved road in the state I believe.
 

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Yeah that's one thing that will never get old when it comes to living in the Pacific Northwest... the views of Mt. Rainier and all the other Cascade volcanoes.

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This is from 60 miles away and the drive there is great... and the first post in my old red Challenger is the highest paved road in the state I believe.
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Yeah that's one thing that will never get old when it comes to living in the Pacific Northwest... the views of Mt. Rainier and all the other Cascade volcanoes.

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This is from 60 miles away and the drive there is great... and the first post in my old red Challenger is the highest paved road in the state I believe.
Until one blows up lol. Seriously, awesome picture. Did you take it? Looks only 10 miles away.
 
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Until one blows up lol. Seriously, awesome picture. Did you take it? Looks only 10 miles away.
Can't be worried about that. :ROFLMAO: It only happens every couple hundred years... (see Mt. St.Helens 1980) Rainier is overdue but with all the geological monitoring there would be plenty of warning. St. Helens went active in March and didn't blow up till May.

I didn't take that pic... but I did take these...

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Rainier... on a clear day you can't miss it. This is 60 miles away.
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Adams on the left... St. Helens on the right. St. Helens is missing the top 3000 ft when she literally blew her top off in 1980. I like to tell people that Rainier is a good "before" example with all the trees and life around it... St Helens is the "after" because if you go there it looks like the surface of the moon and trees and other life are just now making a comeback 40 years later.
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St. Helens today ( I didn't take these) The forest surrounding the mountain was leveled and buried by the landslide. What you see floating in the lake in the 2nd pic are trees that were uprooted and tossed like toothpicks and are still floating in the lake 40 years later.
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If you like the outdoors the Pacific Northwest is a good spot to add to the bucket list if you've never been here. Lots to see and do. I don't really miss the east coast as far as outdoor stuff is concerned. (y)
 

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Can't be worried about that. :ROFLMAO: It only happens every couple hundred years... (see Mt. St.Helens 1980) Rainier is overdue but with all the geological monitoring there would be plenty of warning. St. Helens went active in March and didn't blow up till May.

I didn't take that pic... but I did take these...

Rainier


Rainier... on a clear day you can't miss it. This is 60 miles away.

Adams on the left... St. Helens on the right. St. Helens is missing the top 3000 ft when she literally blew her top off in 1980. I like to tell people that Rainier is a good "before" example with all the trees and life around it... St Helens is the "after" because if you go there it looks like the surface of the moon and trees and other life are just now making a comeback 40 years later.

St. Helens today ( I didn't take these) The forest surrounding the mountain was leveled and buried by the landslide. What you see floating in the lake in the 2nd pic are trees that were uprooted and tossed like toothpicks and are still floating in the lake 40 years later.
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If you like the outdoors the Pacific Northwest is a good spot to add to the bucket list if you've never been here. Lots to see and do. I don't really miss the east coast as far as outdoor stuff is concerned. (y)
Here's what the parking lot looks like with about 200 fine Mopars parked up there!
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Here's what the parking lot looks like with about 200 fine Mopars parked up there!
Yeah man... Mt. St. Helens is about 3 hours south but the drive out there is so worth it. Just some of the best twisties ever once you get off I-5 and start the drive out into the wilderness. When I first moved here in 2011 I took a helicopter tour and went inside the crater... it ranks right up there with the helicopter tour I did over the Grand Canyon last year. Just amazing.

I haven't been out there in 3-4 years but I may very well go in October in the new Scat once the fall colors are out.
 
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