You're lucky you live relatively close to the plant. My buddies challenger hellcat sat for 5 WEEKS in the lot before they shipped it to Winnipeg.. Hope you get yours in a timely fashion!
Today is "Build Day" for my HC Charger. No - this is not April Fool's - at least, I hope not!
Brian - First mod is weight reduction. We're hoping to take 600 lbs off the old gal.
Second is a full cage for racing - probably will add 200 lbs back in.
Third are custom 18" wheels from Forgestar, manufactured to clear the Brembos. This will allow us to put on Hoosier Slicks - 275/35/18's.
We are cleaning up some airflow issues and putting a large TransAm type wing on the back of the trunk for rear downforce.
Engine and tranny are not getting any mechanical mods - just ECM and TCM retuning. For now, anyways.
Patrick, congrats. I am feeling a bit bad, I have been frequenting another Forum. Feels like I am cheating after hanging out here for years.About the 'lottery': Dodge expected to sell 7400 HC's in the first year. They weren't prepared for the huge demand, even though dealers can only submit a 'Sold" order and the delivered car must be registered to the buyer soon after delivery. No dealer allocation for stock.
If they built the cars in order of receipt of orders, many would have cone to Canada, as they opened the order banks here on July 27, 2014 (my order was confirmed on July 29th). U.S. order banks did not open for another couple of months.
Apparently, they decided to throw the order numbers into a computer that randomly generated back out the orders. In essence - a somewhat fair system. But with one big flaw - they didn't tell dealers or the public that this was what they were doing. It was only 2 months ago that my dealer was informed of this procedure.
In my case, they offered to firm up an order for the Charger HC - only if I withdrew the Chally HC order - which I have done.
At the end of the day - I'm okay with all of this - if I get my car in May.
Hi David. Just got back from fitting my race seat in my race car. Just a few things to tidy up; then apply the race decals and we'll be ready for track testing & tuning.Patrick, congrats. I am feeling a bit bad, I have been frequenting another Forum. Feels like I am cheating after hanging out here for years.
Anyway, have you driven a HC yet? If not, you are going to love it. Looks like with the Charger you will have more comforts. If you are ok with the four doors, you are really going to like it. I am about 2000 mi in. About half of that is pure highway driving however. Had to bring it from Iowa and just went back down last week. It is simply a great machine. Either you can drive in ECO in any mode for taking it to Church, or tune it up with another Drive mode and it becomes a beast with several levels of computer management to choose from. I don't know what is better its sounds or its pull.
The 300SRT project looks serious. One of these days I will find an excuse to come on up and watch you woop some arse. Happy driving!
Northern Rider,On Thursday, I was driving west on Carling - between Maitland and Woodroffe, when I came up on a car hauler. As I got closer, I saw it was loaded with Chargers.
Hmmmm . . . . At Woodroofe, it turned North. Must be going to Metro Dodge, I thought - so I followed it. My car wasn't due yet - but ya never know.
As It pulled up at Metro, there was a Jazz Blue one on the top in the middle. Looks just like the one I ordered. Guess what - it was! I now have the manual and will pick it up late tomorrow. WhoooooooHooooooo!!!!
Things then got quite amusing. I walk into the dealership. Peter, the manager, starts apologizing - "I have called them twice. They have assured me it is on its way!!!" (I have been waiting since July 29th, 2014). I replied, "Turn around, Peter. It's just coming off that truck out there.".
We had a good laugh!
The car was delivered to me on Friday. On Saturday, I took here up to Calabogie ans we were testing the Black Beast for the first time since all the mods. Couldn't resist taking the Hellcat out on the track for a few soft laps (respecting the rigid break-in procedures that Dodge laid out). Car was a dream on the track.