Scat Pack Mods - Exterior
Wheel & Brake Upgrade
This isn't an upgrade per se, as it is more about information on the factory wheel & brake package. The standard wheels are 20"x9" with 245/45x20 tires, the brakes are 14.2" front rotors & 13.8" rear with Brembro's front & rear.
If you add the Dynamics Package (Hellcat wheels & brakes) you get 20"x9.5" light weight wheels, with 275/40x20 Pirelli P Zero's, 15.2" 2 piece front slotted rotors, 14.2 rear slotted rotors with 6 piston Brembro's up front & 4 piston Brembro's in the rear.
I am not a black wheel type guy. I am old school.... chrome! That being said I wasn't about to shit can a set of lightweight Hellcat wheels for some after market chrome.
So, I thought I would do a couple of small upgrades. The first is to get rid of the shitting tin plated
covered lug nuts. I swapped them out for set from Gorilla.
Next I thought I would replace the center cap with a chrome MOPAR logo'd one I took off my 2010 Challenger.
Tapeworks - Rimstripes
If you want to add a rim stripe then get the Tapeworks tool. It takes longer to remove the wheels than it does to install the vinyl. I bought both the tool and vinyl. There is enough vinyl to do 4 wheels and even a couple screw-ups. Lol But, I think you can use vinyl-striping tape that you can purchase at any auto parts store or even Wal Mart.
Although you can turn the front wheel & install the rim stripe it really takes 2 people. So, if you’re doing it alone, remove the wheels.
The Scat Pack has the 392 Hemi fender badges but there seemed to be missing something... the Scat Pack Bee! Back to eBay and my Chinese vendors.
The trunk has a Charger & R/T badge... but it was also missing the Scat Pack Bee!
Once Scat Pack Bee was added the Charger Logo was kinda dull looking. So I added some red overlay letters.
Grill Carbon Fiber & Stripes
Got bored one afternoon & decided to dress up the lower portion of the grill with some cabon fiber vinyl. Not real difficult if you get GOOD vinyl. The carbon fiber looked OK but somethin g was missing. Ah Ha... the Charger Scat Pack Stripes. So, off to the sign shop to get some red vinyl. I cut a 12"x2.5" strip off the small piece of FREE vinyl the sign shop gave me. That was enough to do both stripes. The nice part of this is, it is removeable.
Front Plate Adapter
Texas requires a front license plate. But, I like most you that also must have a front plate just hate to drill holes in the front fascia. I have a spare Hide A Plate but it still requires drilling to mount it under the splitter. I found a perfect fit on eBay ZIC Motorsports. This adapter uses existing screws to mount the adapter. Once mounted you just slide the plate mount into the adapter and make sure the locking pin is in place.
License Plate Frame Mod
The chrome license plate frame was just a bit much.
So, I thought I would tone it down a bit with some carbon fiber wrap and decals. The front & rear decals differ do to the fact that I have carbon fiber ovrlay & red hash marks on the grill.
Splash guards add a little protection for rock chips. I got these from JLT Performance.
I should have dne this mod the day I bought the car, leave the splitter protective cover inplace. But, who what's BRIGHT YELLOW cover. I could have painted them to match. But, that was not on the menu so to speak. It took a major scrape to wake me up. Ooops, to late. Talked to a body shop guy and he said he could fix it but I would most likely be back in to get it fixed again.
My answwer was to sand the shipping protectors down &add some carbon fiber wrap to cover the visable portion and paint the rest of the cover black. This way if I scrape them up again all I need to do is peel off the carbon fiber wrap and recover.