Another Houston Cat ...

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  1. ExCaliber

    ExCaliber Rookie

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    New member here, just joined the forum, but I’ve been lurking for a while.

    My story: My first Challenger was an M6 2012 Blackberry Pearl R/T Classic. Ordered it new. I love that color. I began looking for something new when Dodge came out with the shaker hoods in 2013 (?). I kicked a few tires, but decided to hold off. Then I learned of the Hellcat and this one really got my (everybody’s!) attention. I went by the dealership where I got my 2012 R/T and they said it would be $15k ADM, but for me they could do $10k. I guess they really liked me. I said no thanks, but call me when things calm down. About 6 weeks later, on a Friday in mid-October 2014, they called and said they had picked up an allocation, but they needed to put in a sold order by Monday. I went in the next day to sign up, sublime, nav, summer tires, M6, satin black hood. While ordering the car, the GM asked me what I was famous for, for publicity, I guess. I am not famous for anything, but I still got a VIN in a week. I then entered black hood purgatory with no movement on the car. Finally, my dealer called me Christmas Eve to ask me to drop the black hood and I agreed. My car was built on 15-Jan and I took delivery on 12-Feb. My only modifications have been to add the Mopar mud flaps, WeatherTec floor mats, and a Billet catch can. I bought the 1-4 shift eliminator but haven’t installed it yet. I’ve kept the hood green. The BB Pearl R/T has stayed in the family and is now with my son. He also has the Caliber. The Hellcat has been great. I’ve not noticed any flaws in the paint and have only had it in for the fuel rail and extra radiator clamp recalls and for an oil change. I’ve never had a car like this, so I have a deep respect for it. Sometimes an old dog can learn new tricks.
     
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  2. 70Cuda

    70Cuda Yep, its got a HEMI

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    Welcome what took you so long?
     
  3. ExCaliber

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    Thanks, 70Cuda. I don't have any good excuses, just been busy.
     
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    Congratulations and welcome
     
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    70Cuda Yep, its got a HEMI

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    no worries we are all busy with our Cars and here in Wisconsin those last few weeks of weather we can enjoy the cars.
     
  6. april77

    april77 Naughty SheDevil Mod Staff Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member HCC Charter Member

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    Heya, and welcome to the forum, glad you decided to join us. Grtz on the Cat, sounds like you have been having fun with Mods! :) Post some pictures when you can, we enjoy seeing the new Cats!

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    Shake&Bake Back to (1) Club?

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    I live in Grand Lakes off Peek. Where do you live?
     
  8. ExCaliber

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    I just noticed, I don't have many pictures of my car because it is always dark after I wash it!! But here goes, this is the night before I picked it up.

    Cat front dealership.jpg Cat rear dealership.jpg
     
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  9. ExCaliber

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    S&B, Fry and Westgreen.
     
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    White Trash BMF Hellcat Car Club HCC Charter Member HCC National Vice Pres.

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    That's close. I saw a Sublime Cat on 99 twice this week. Maybe you?
     
  12. ExCaliber

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    no, that wasn't me. Mine is not a daily driver. A guy in my van pool and our neighbor has seen another green one at the nearby middle school and over in La Centerra. After I first got over 500 miles, I was over there practicing 0-60's, but now 99 north of I-10 is too busy
     
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    Shake&Bake Back to (1) Club?

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    I went to the West Houston Muscle meet and greet a couple months ago and there were 3 Sublimes over there.
     
  14. ExCaliber

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    Yeah, when I ordered the car, the GM wanted me to put down another $5k because I was ordering green and he said it would be difficult for him to sell the car if I backed out, if you can believe that. The green ones seem to everywhere and they seem to show up in bunches.
     
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    ljaviation Self proclaimed Banned, Because I can.

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