Dave Tate

Dodge Challenger Hellcat

Year: 2015

Special Modifications: This is a daily drive since 2015, but it has some modifications for speed, downforce and handling:

– E-85 with a 105 mm billet VMP throttle body
– 1300x Injector Dynamics injectors
– ATI 10% overdrive harmonic balancer
– 2.75 underdrive supercharger pulley
– Bwoody Innercooler and spray bar
– 6 speed manual transmission with Barton pistol grip, close ratio shifter, QA1 carbon fiber driveshaft
– G-Force axles, Mcleod 3 disc 1400 HP clutch kit and Fianza 9.5 lb flywheel
– K&N cold air intake
– Suspension all rears bars BMR with poly bushings and 34mm rear sway bar
– Front suspension is AAD Automobile aluminum upper control arms and Moog lower arms with Super Pro poly bushings and 40 mm front sway bar with BMR adjustable end links
– Petty’s Garage provided the front and rear strut towers and brakes with Speed Logic subframe connectors
– The Michelin315/30-20s tires on front and 345/30-20s on rear feature HellRaison wheels from PK Rims
– A.V.S. Fender Flare kit with ARP carbon fiber splitter with six carbon fiber adjustable rods and Southern Car 6″ carbon fiber competition spoiler on rear
– Tuned by Freedom Motor Works (J.J. McGrath) in Oak Ridge, TN.

Tell Us Your Story! As an old street racer and dirt modified racer, I never got the love of speed and smoking tires out of my system. After serving in the Navy, I opened a mechanical shop that grew into several businesses over the last 35 or so years. I’ve always had some sort of sports car project — old Corvettes, Porsches, Jags — but the Hellcat has been a true labor of love. I’m always on the lookout for something new to add a 10th or reduce a little weight. Don’t tell my wife why that is important……