Agreed...392 hit in 2011 and wasn't really tuneable for real mods for nearly 2 years from release. But I'd bet we see some type of intake upgrades and of course exhaust REALLY quickly (few months). Maybe some headers soon as well but without a tune I would not swap headers yet, so manufacturers may not be in a hurry to do this either.Bolt-ons (CAI, exhausts, etc) probably a few months. For the 392 Challenger, Corsa, Hennessey, and others had 392 bolt-ons several months after release.
For a tune, going by the 392 experience, a couple of years. I hope I am wrong.
Likely not to be too lucrative a spot for tuners and shops anyway seeing as there are only ~3000 a year made...and how many of those will want to tune and mod MORE than a bolt on or two? Maybe 10%? So lets say 350 absolute max a year want to mod more than moderately...I don't think it will be a HUGE focus for most shops unfortunately. Something will come out without a doubt but if they have to spend a bunch of money to develop mods for minimal opportunity for profit...will have to be a HellCat enthusiast at the shop wanting maybe their OWN car cranked up to a reasonable maximum.I dont imagine there will be moderate demand for major upgrades like increases in boost and fuel algorithm until the warranty period is over.
If what I have learned is true it's not going to happen unless it comes from SRT, the dealership as far as increased hp and boost. Very hard to say what the encryption will be at this point until somebody such as Arrington or Hennessey get there hands on the car.What you guys/gals think? I image if Chrysler remains as tuff as they were with the last model cars it'll be at least a year before the aftermarket guys crack the codes. I can only image what kind of numbers itll produce with a few bolt-ons!
Meaning they have increased the security/encryption? One of the videos somewhere mentioned something about "what owners would do to crank it up" and the engineer stated he was certain SRT HellCat owners would start increasing the power as soon as they got their hands on it. I'd think a few well made bolt ons and some porting could pickup 2-3%... another 12-20 whp in this case. I doubt much was left "on the table" though... Beyond that would need a tune...If what I have learned is true it's not going to happen unless it comes from SRT, the dealership as far as increased hp and boost. Very hard to say what the encryption will be at this point until somebody such as Arrington or Hennessey get there hands on the car.
The aftermarket already has many items available for the 392 so bolt-on items shouldn't be an issue it's going to be interesting to see how it all works out once the 2015's make it into owners hands and the hot rodding starts.
Honestly, 700 HP is enough for me. Might as well leave well enough alone.
Really depends how you plan to use the car...don't see the need for anything to change on the hellcat
put racing pads on, catch can?, tower braces and race coil overs if u really need it but the car should be very fun to drive as it is with traction control off and enough for most of the drivers on this forum including me to get slight motion sickness on a road course
imo, it is presumptuous to want to stick a $400 CAI in a $80k car w/ 707 hp-200 mph, surrounded by enhanced electronics that has no support from the manufacturer to do so
people don't know when they have a great product in their hands;
aftermarket is a solution for a 300/400 hp car to become twice what it is and i really like aftermarket; that makes my SRT more trackable and fun to drive
but for the hellcat? really?
why don't we want to spend money on track sessions with instructors to become better car handling drivers and improve response time on the strip before seeking to spend $$$ for tunes and CAIs
Na -they told us they put 305 DRs on (Nitto 555R) for the 10.8 sec quarter... A tire won't void a warranty. Neither will exhaust mods (with the exception of cat delete and header swap but in my opinion even that shouldn't void anything other than the entire exhaust as it's now not stock one).Even upping the rear tire size might void your warranty on this monster. ..I wouldn't touch it.
In terms of CAI I was just thinking a LARGER airbox with a better flowing/larger filter...and possibly feed it more by opening up the light on the passenger inside also and route it to it... this won't gain much but even 1-2% improvement on 635 whp is 6-12 whp. Not bad for $350 or so.CAI - Umm why? are you saying you don't want forced outside air induction, and you'd rather have something that performs less?
I'm thinking of more smaller things - a tstat first, only reason they have to put 200+ in there is strictly for emission reasons otherwise we know they'd opt for a cooler tstat. I live in Vegas, so this is probably a bit more important to me.
Possibly meth injection? We know it has a great inter-cooler system but could it be improved for a relatively small cost?
Race gas? is there any gains to be had there? 91 is the best we have here, but theres stations I could goto to get 100.
Regardless, In my opinion I still think its an amazing car that doesn't need much done to it at all.