Weeks ago, Dodge teased us with fleeting glimpses of a box of goodies that comes with the drag strip-ready Challenger SRT Demon. Today, we get to see a few of the pieces that come in the Custom Crate. It's basically everything you'll need to swap out the Demon's front wheels for drag racing-oriented skinny wheels. Which are also, apparently, included.
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Notably, the crate shows only the two front skinny wheels—which, Dodge will have you know, are emblazoned with the Demon head logo. No tires are mounted in the image circulated by Dodge. Perhaps this has to do with legal issues? Most drag cars run very skinny front tires that, while treaded, are not DOT approved for street use.
Elsewhere in the crate, you'll find plenty of Snap-On tools to assist in your trackside wheel swap: A hydraulic floor jack, a cordless impact gun, a torque wrench and a tire gauge, all appropriately emblazoned with the Demon logo. The goodie box also includes a fender cover and a tool bag, both branded as well.
Dodge mentions that there are more than a dozen additional parts in the box, including unspecified Direct Connection Performance Parts and the "Demon Track Pack System" that was also hinted at in previous teaser videos. While we don't know specifically what's included in any of these packages, we assume it involves bolt-on performance parts to boost drag strip performance—some of which might not be street-legal, hence the install-it-yourself situation. Here it is, broodingly portrayed in a video Dodge released in early February:
One question we don't yet have an answer to: How does one lug this box of goodies to the track? Dodge has clearly endeavored to make the Demon into a vehicle you can drive to the drag strip, convert to full racing trim, then at the end of the day drive back home in street-legal guise. That big box would seem to necessitate trailering, which would defeat the purpose. Unless Dodge has something else up its sleeve for the Custom Crate.