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Discussion in 'Drag Racing Tech Discussion & Timeslips' started by Five Oh Brian, May 18, 2014.
I will follow this with much anticipation, as I would like to do the same!!
Sorry for the delay. I've posted a few below.
Pic taken when I traded my Ruby Red '14 GT for my Sterling Gray '11 GT500...
Had to sell my '16 Challenger Scat Pack, as well, to make room for the GT500. Here's a pic I took of both just before I sold the Dodge....
Some random pics I took in black and white, and color....
I am hopeful that whoever bought my '14 GT will continue to mod it. Perhaps I can find him/her, and encourage membership here to document further improvements.
Are you planning on drag racing the GT-500 ? Even once or twice... just out of interest, to see how the 11 GT-500 compares to the modded 14 GT.
Sorry for the delay. Crazy life since buying the GT500. I don't really want to thrash the GT500, but I've found some drag tests for 2011-12 GT500's to get a rough idea. Bone stock with drag radials seems to put them in the mid-11's at about 123 mph, so it should be similar to my '14 GT to the stripes, but with a little higher trap speed. Gotta say, my '14 GT felt quicker - probably because the static torque ratio (STR) of the 5,000 rpm stall converter was so big (1.8:1) and the 4.10 gears give the illusion of acceleration.
I may very well buy some drag radials for the GT500 so I can hit the track at least once and get better traction during mid-summer on the streets. There's so much torque with the blower and the 3.73 gears that traction is certainly a challenge.
I see the 13/14 GT-500's came with a 3.31 rear gear. Then they avoided the gas guzzler tax, plus slightly easier getting some traction. Local mustang prez bought himself a new at the time, 2014 GT-500. He said it was a handful in the wet, esp getting started on hills in the wet. I believe the 13/14 GT-500's came with 285 rears. The carbon fiber LSD on the 08-12 GT-500's won't last long either. The oem lca /uca/phb setup is also marginal.
A buddy of mine in CT bought himself a used 2016 Charger hellcat, with 707 crank hp / 658 crank tq..and a 8 speed auto tranny. Damned thing comes oem with 275-40-20 rubber on all 4 x corners.....all on 20 x 9.5" rims. He tells me 2 days ago, that he barely gets into it, and the back end is all over the map, zero traction, semi useless. The fix I suggested to him was a 315-35-20 on a 20 x 11" rim..on the rears. Then his rear tire OD remains virtually identical at 28.68". With oem 275's up front, then he ends up with a 40mm stagger, which may well create under steer issues...which of course will require wider fronts.
With high TQ blower cars, manual or auto, the oem rear rubber leaves a lot to be desired. Unsafe, and you can't use the tq. Dunno what they were thinking.
Great write up
They're too busy trying to outdo one another in the HP wars to worry about "little things" like traction.