Hey all, got a question for those of you who have a Chally SRT 6-spd. I have my PCP SRT waiting for me at the dealer when i get back in the states. But, i have never had a manual car as a daily driver. I can get in and drive a stick, but i've never "driven" a stick, if that makes sense. And any sticks i have driven have all been 4-cyl, not v-8's. SO just wondering if anyone has any advice to give. Besides the standard "go to a parking lot and learn the clutch etc" already gonna do that. But any tips or tricks, speeds you like to up/down shift, tricks for smooth shifts etc. Any advice would be great, or if your a pro and want to type a lenghty response a PM is awsome or for everyone here to see is good as well. Thanx in advance
2010 SRT PCP Challenger, Edelbrock E-Force Supercharger, BT Catch Can, Magnaflow Exhaust, Hotchkis Suspension kit, Mopar front & rear strut braces, LockPick, Hust Comp. shifter. Dyno tuned 540 RWHP. In the end, regardless its just a badass car.
If you've driven stick before, you have nothing to worry about. It's just a matter of getting a feel for a different car with a different clutch. You will want to pick up a skip-shift eliminator harness. Cheap, and easy to install. Otherwise, don't plan on setting any records at the drag strip. If racing is your thing, leave that one at the dealer and take home an auto-equipped car
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I'm not a hardcore drag racer, i'll go from time to time, so a stick should still be good. If i was gona go more often, i def woulda gone for the auto, i just never had a stick and fig'd if i was gonna blow $45k on a PCP srt8 i was gonna go 6-spd lol. I'm sure i'll get the hang of it to, but any advice along the way is never wrong to get. Do you have a link to that skip-shift elim? and if i remember a Diablo won't do the same thing corect?
Practice makes perfect, I like think about the physical connection the clutch is making and try to minimize pushishment by not revving any higher than I have to to engage the clutch (driving normally, once you're in first, you shouldn't have to rev the engine up to engage each subsequent gear, like my buddy does).
Nothing we can really type will teach you how to drive a clutch well.
Good luck with the sweet ride!
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I'd love a stick Hemi car for a road course and have thought about converting my Charger to a 6 speed. Problem is money and money, lol. Enjoy your PCP and enjoy shifting!
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My girlfriend was very scared to drive my car due to the 6-speed and the high horsepower. She had driven manuals with 4 cylinders in the past. What she learned is that the Challenger is very docile at part throttle and drives very nice. After an hour or two of around town driving, she is hooked.
Once you put your foot into it, the car will move, but you can develop a feel for that as you go.
I love my 6-speed, have fun with yours!
09 Plymouth SRT8/6SPD - CAI, Predator, 180, Reso Delete, Hurst Shifter, SLP Line-Lock, Sequential Taillights, Autometer Shift light, Metco driveshaft loop, Valentine One, AFCO coilovers, Arrington 85mm TB w/NOS, Nitrous Express, SLP line-lock, Poly motor mounts, Pedders Front Bushings, Pedders Rear Cradle Bushings, Razor's Edge Froont and Rear Strut Braces, Chubby Pro sway bars. 12.369/110.51 MPH in 1/4, 1.724 sixty foot time.
Did I misunderstand something here... the Predator did away with the "Skip Shift" BS on my 09 6 speed Chally?... I was able to then remove the "Skip Shift Eliminator" device I had installed before I picked up the Diablo Predator... And I have never been annoyed by it since??
Thanx for all the replies, sounds like the best think is just to get out there and feel it out haha. Guess i'll find out in a month when i get back to the states lol
I installed the skip-shift harness first, then got the predator later. Never noticed anything in the Predator relating to the skip-shift, but then again, I was not looking for it. Maybe another 6-speed owner will chime in. I'd double-check mine, but my 6-speed is gone.
Last edited by novawagonmaster; 07-02-2010 at 10:08 AM.
To the OP, if you have driven a manual trans before, the Challenger is a piece of cake to drive. Unlike the 4-cyl, manual trans cars you have driven, you can take off without even giving the Challenger gas on a flat road.
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Unlike the cable, the Predator even eliminates the "Shift from 1st to 4th" command that shows on the EVIC. The only good thing is if you have the Skip Shift Eliminator cable... and the Diablo Pedator... when you return your car to stock for a visit to your wonderful Dodge dealer for service... you won't be bugged by the annoying "Skip Shift"... so it does not hurt to have both !!!
Oh yeah... A piece of cake to drive... easier then my 4 speed cuda !
You are going to have soooooo much fun. The only thing I do not like is that if you stop on an incline, the brakes will hold for several seconds so you do not slide back(Hill Assist).