This past week, Dodge//SRT along with Mopar unveiled the new “Direct Connection” factory-backed performance parts catalog. We broke down a lot of the parts available in the performance catalog, but what caught our eye was the new “tuner” and “stage” kits for the Challenger SRT Hellcat and SRT Hellcat Redeye. The kits are capable of allowing Challenger SRT Hellcat owners to boost output to 750 horsepower, while Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye owners can up their power to 885 horsepower, without voiding the factory warranty.
So, what do the new kits consist of…
Direct Connection Tuner (included in Pre-stage Kit) Plug-and-play engine tuner gives enthusiasts the power to upgrade an engine calibration at the touch of a button, plugs into the OBD-II port, and can be used to install factory-tuned, 50-state-legal Stage kit calibrations. The tuner includes a hand-held tuning device and mounting hardware.
Pre-stage Kit (Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye) Includes the Tuner along with a performance air cleaner and low temp thermostat. Pre-stage Kit also comes with a pre-loaded 50-state emissions-legal calibration that adds five horsepower and allows future performance upgrades via downloadable tuning maps. (Part #77072579AB $1,195)
Stage I Kit (Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye) Features a key code to unlock installation of the Stage I factory-tuned, 50-state emissions-legal calibration, resulting in a jump to 840 horsepower and 770 foot-pounds of torque when in high-octane mode. (Requires purchase of Pre-stage kit) (Part # 77072581AB $395)
Stage II Kit (Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye) Building on Stage I Kit, includes a 3.17-inch “Hellephant” engine pulley and key code to unlock installation of the Stage II factory-tuned, 50-state emissions-legal calibration which achieves a huge boost up to 885 horsepower and 787 foot-pounds of torque. (Requires purchase of Pre-stage Kit and Stage I Kit) (Part #77072583AB $1,195)
Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Stage kits work on all 2019+ Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye models.
Pre-stage Kit (Challenger SRT Hellcat) Pre-stage Kit includes Tuner and a pre-loaded 50-state emissions-legal calibration that adds five horsepower and allows future performance upgrades via downloadable tuning maps. (Part #77072609AA $1,195)
Stage I Kit (Challenger SRT Hellcat) The Stage I kit adds a 3.17-inch “Hellephant” engine pulley and the Stage I key code that unlocks factory-tuned, 50-state emissions-legal calibration to achieve 757 horsepower and 696 foot-pounds of torque. (Requires purchase of Pre-stage Kit) (Part #77073001AA $895)
Challenger SRT Hellcat Stage kits work on all 2015+ Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat models.
Direct Connection pairs performance parts designed, developed, and validated by Stellantis engineering backed with the peace of mind that comes with factory-backed warranty coverage.
Direct Connection parts purchased and installed by a Dodge Power Brokers dealership will be covered under a 24-month unlimited miles parts warranty, and Direct Connection parts installed/replaced on a Dodge vehicle by a Power Brokers dealership maintain the 3-year/36,000-mile new vehicle basic limited warranty and the 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain limited warranty from the original installation date.