Lowered 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT 392 Looks Sweet, But Slamming Your Muscle Car Is Stupid

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Lowered 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT 3922015 Dodge Challenger SRT 392
A car with a lowered ride height and a woman wearing high heels are closer than it might appear. Not only do the two actions have a similar appearance-improving aspect, sometimes even the values by which things are raised or lowered are similar. Unfortunately, if high heels are uncomfortable, a lowered ride height on a muscle car is downright impossible. Well, not impossible, but impossibly stupid.
The latest example of that comes from the 2015 Challenger SRT 392 in the photo above. We know it may be a bit difficult to get past that eye-catching Sublime Green hue of the car, but when you do it, you’ll notice the nice stance of the car. In fact, you have before-after pics, so you can easily spot the difference.

Well, that’s about it, everything stops here. For this detail, certain people are ready to slam their muscle car and lose so many of the drawbacks that made the genre what it is today.

The car shown here belongs to a member of the forums, who explains he’s installed a fully adjustable KW suspension, so what you see here is a 20 mm (0.8 inch) ride height reduction.

Even he admits the move has not been without its drawbacks - “Love everything about it.... wife doesn’t like the ride now though.

Even with the adjustability, why would you want to lose the comfort that makes this type of cars so drivable? The same goes for the kind of relaxation such a vehicle offers you when you’re behind the wheel, as in not having to watch out for every imperfection on the road.

Sure, one could argue about the installation of a hydraulic setup that doesn’t require manual labor to change the ground clearance - these days, you can use a smartphone app that allows you to lower/raise your with a few taps on the screen.

Even so, SRT engineers worked hard to achieve the optimum handling balance for both the 392 seen here and the Hellcat and expecting a hydraulic system not to upset that balance is, once again, stupid.
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