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I ordered a 2014 durango r/t in awd and maximum steel paint. It will have the hyper black wheels. Will be in a about 3 weeks
You will love it. I almost bought a max steel...then ordered the granite crystal. Also stuck with the standard hyper black wheels...best choice IMO. They look awesome in person with the dark colour exterior. What other options did you tick? Good luck!!

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2014 R/T with Captain's Chairs, Roof, Dvd, Tech, Nappa and Nav in the Blue Pearlcoat. It was between that and the granite that Danny shows above. It's all beautiful and I have no shame in admitting that I left the final call to my 4-year-old girl. I too struggled with the 2 wheel choices and like Danny let it be. Seeing his pics, I'm happy with the choice!

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2014 R/T with Captain's Chairs, Roof, Dvd, Tech, Nappa and Nav in the Blue Pearlcoat. It was between that and the granite that Danny shows above. It's all beautiful and I have no shame in admitting that I left the final call to my 4-year-old girl. I too struggled with the 2 wheel choices and like Danny let it be. Seeing his pics, I'm happy with the choice!

-Mike
My wife was not a fan of the option polished. I am happy with my choice as every RT in north Texas on the lots (which is 6 within a 75 mile radius) has the polished wheel option. I am good with them...but very happy with my overall choice. I skipped DVD. No trailer option for you? Must for me. Cyclist...

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My wife was not a fan of the option polished. I am happy with my choice as every RT in north Texas on the lots (which is 6 within a 75 mile radius) has the polished wheel option. I am good with them...but very happy with my overall choice. I skipped DVD. No trailer option for you? Must for me. Cyclist...

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Good Catch, I did order the trailer option! No immediate hauling needs, but with a third row that will be in use, may need to consider hitch mounted cargo options for trips....
 

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2014 R/T AWD, Granite Crystal Metallic, Tech Group, Rear DVD, Nappa Leather, Sunroof, Trailer Tow, 8.4AN Navigation. I kept the 2nd row bench since the D is replacing a minivan and we need (want) the extra seat. My build sheet has "20" X 8" Premium Painted Aluminum Wheels (WRH)". I have to assume that's the standard Hyper Black wheels since it says "painted" and not "polished". I told my salesman that if there was any exterior chrome then I would cancel my order and he wouldn't get so much as a thank you for his efforts, haha!
 

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2014 R/T AWD, Granite Crystal Metallic, Tech Group, Rear DVD, Nappa Leather, Sunroof, Trailer Tow, 8.4AN Navigation. I kept the 2nd row bench since the D is replacing a minivan and we need (want) the extra seat. My build sheet has "20" X 8" Premium Painted Aluminum Wheels (WRH)". I have to assume that's the standard Hyper Black wheels since it says "painted" and not "polished". I told my salesman that if there was any exterior chrome then I would cancel my order and he wouldn't get so much as a thank you for his efforts, haha!
I went round and round on this one with my dealer as there was some confusion....Here's where I landed. I belive (and I ordered) that the stock wheels are those Danny shows above (hyper black) and the $500 option for painted/polished are the ones JadesMarine showed on a different thread, check them out. If you just ordered and prefer the look above, may be time to change?
 

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I went round and round on this one with my dealer as there was some confusion....Here's where I landed. I belive (and I ordered) that the stock wheels are those Danny shows above (hyper black) and the $500 option for painted/polished are the ones JadesMarine showed on a different thread, check them out. If you just ordered and prefer the look above, may be time to change?
Yeah, I'm going on the same assumption as I kept the stock wheels. Since it says just painted and not painted/polished and there's no cost associated with my wheel choice, I'm thinking that mine will be black.
 

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I hate to say this, but I probably know more about this vehicle than most Dealers I've spoken with. The "Painted/Polished" wheels on the R/T are NOT the "standard", as you suspect. The standard wheel with the R/T is, indeed, the 20-inch Hyper Black Aluminum. Also standard on the Rallye.

The "Painted/Polished" OPTION on the R/T is the 20-inch Polished Aluminum with Gloss Black Pockets. These are not offered on the Rallye.

I must be old-school because I like that little bit of bling with those optional wheels on the R/T, but not a fan of the R/T, itself (except for the Performance Suspension Tuning). I do not like everything in "stealth mode" -- body-color grills, dark wheels, body-color mirrors, etc. Having said that, I was surprised that I found the Red Taillight Bar fit so well, in my opinion, with the Redline Red 2 Coat Pearl color option on the Citadel that I'm considering. I was not a fan of the red color until I noticed that. Because it seemed "stealthy", and less like a forced idea. Strange, yes?
 

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Agree 100%. I had the same experience with the wheels. I am the opposite to you - I wanted the standard Hyper bk. I ended up with a Granite Crystal R/T AWD. I did look at a red one on a local dealers lot but my wife insisted on the darker color. I also liked the Max Steel.

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I'm a chrome guy historically. I like the R/T and the Citadel. Pick your poison and hybrid it from there with mods.

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Ordered a Citadel Black Ext Black\Tan Int AWD V6 2014 with fleet manager, James Mulder of Normandin CDJ in San Jose, CA on 10-18-2013. Options include: 2nd row captain chairs with storage console, Trailer Tow Group, Technology Group, Rear Bluray Entertainment Center, Mopar Black Appearance Group. Will be shopping for JGC SRT8 wheels. The Dodge VOTs site states the car status is in "scheduled production" as of this posting. I was told approximately 5 weeks.
 

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Ordered a Citadel Black Ext Black\Tan Int AWD V6 2014 with fleet manager, James Mulder of Normandin CDJ in San Jose, CA on 10-18-2013. Options include: 2nd row captain chairs with storage console, Trailer Tow Group, Technology Group, Rear Bluray Entertainment Center, Mopar Black Appearance Group. Will be shopping for JGC SRT8 wheels. The Dodge VOTs site states the car status is in "scheduled production" as of this posting. I was told approximately 5 weeks.
Awesome. Congrats!!

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Awesome. Congrats!!

- Danny
Thanks! I'm very excited! I've owned Japanese cars all my life. This Durango will be my first American badged ride. Like yourself, my first mod will be a baby seat :) Today, I got my 3rd order tracking email from Dodge:

Dear Customer,

Your new Dodge is beginning to build! You can anticipate your vehicle to progress through the next few stages of production over the next 10 days. Our next email to you will communicate that your vehicle has left the plant and is in route to your dealership.

We will contact you next when your vehicle build is complete. Please be patient as we work to provide you with a new Dodge built to your specifications. We sincerely appreciate your business.

Thank you,
The Dodge Brand Team


Wooohooo! Finally!!!
 

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I'm right there with you....been an import owner for some time now and looking forward to giving Dodge a shot!!! Your update is exciting for me because I've been waiting for the same email....and since I ordered on 10/20 I can bet that it should be coming any minute now! Thanks for sharing!!!
 

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I'm right there with you....been an import owner for some time now and looking forward to giving Dodge a shot!!! Your update is exciting for me because I've been waiting for the same email....and since I ordered on 10/20 I can bet that it should be coming any minute now! Thanks for sharing!!!
Dodge must be looking at this forum because I just logged into the VOTS site, and now it has shipped!!! WOW!!! Thank you forum! OK Dodge, don't forget to delivery our fellow member, Trifecta's ride too!

I tend to keep my cars for over 10 years so I'm going to buy the Mopar Lifetime warranty. Don't want to chance it with this new 8 speed tranny that haven't got much history on the books. Not only that I don't want to be ridiculed by my Import auto loving friends and families if this Durango takes a crap.

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The lifetime warranty is a decent deal, I think; I bought one for my '14 GC.

There are many reputable Chrysler Service Contract vendors online (e.g the grandfather of guy that runs chryslerwarrantys.com sold cars to my grandfather) .. but I think you'll find your dealer to be pretty elastic on the price, once you enlighten him/her.

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The lifetime warranty is a decent deal, I think; I bought one for my '14 GC.

There are many reputable Chrysler Service Contract vendors online (e.g the grandfather of guy that runs chryslerwarrantys.com sold cars to my grandfather) .. but I think you'll find your dealer to be pretty elastic on the price, once you enlighten him/her.

...tom
Thanks for the input. Normandin of San Jose, CA will be giving me the equivalent of employee price on the Lifetime warranty. Will post a new thread to call upon members on their experiences with Chrysler's Lifetime warranty if it hasn't been posted.
 
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