Gotta Purple Beast

Discussion in 'New Member Introduction' started by Bahboo, Dec 31, 2015.

  1. Bahboo

    Bahboo Rookie

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    Greetings fellow Hellcat owners! I'm a proud, new owner too! 2016 Purple Challenger, automatic...exactly what I wanted. Build date 23Nov2015, purchased 12Dec off the showroom floor, with a whopping 5miles on it. Smelled the engine bay "curing" the paint on the nervous drive home. I have to admit I've been lurking on this site to learn more about this supercharged beast from your all's insightful experiences. Below is a quick summary of me, based on some of the popular questions posted on this excellent forum. So, here goes.

    1. Who am I? Retired military vet (20yrs, USAF), living in Virginia, and devoted Mopar fan since high school. Auto restoration is my main hobby and I've been doing it ever since I completed autobody school in '92 at LCCC, Cheyenne, WY.

    2. What Mopars do I own?

    70 GTX (440, auto, B5, NM#, minor mods...Stealth heads, HSD intake, TTI headers, etc.)
    70 Challenger R/T (383, auto, B7, M#, two-tag, ongoing resto project)
    98 Ram Truck (2500, Quad Cab, short bed, 488-V10, auto, Intense Blue)

    3. Why did I buy the Hellcat (in one sentence)? How about two words: Supercharged Challenger!!!

    4. Hellcat likes and dislikes.

    Likes: Retro 70-71 Challenger, supercharger(!), supercharger whine (yeah, baby, yeah!!!), exhaust tone, 707HP, amazing torque, solid stability and handling, the color, instrument layout, paddle shifters(!), comfortable leather seats, engine bay (beauty eh!), hood design, HID headlights and the cool halos, backup lights, and the Hellcat insignia.

    Dislikes: Big, black colored rims and design (I'm old school--prefer classic 5-spoke style); heavy/non-lean look compared to original, but given design constraints (charger chassis?), pretty darn good job; touchy brakes, but awesome stopping power; hood feels a bit flimsy; gas guzzler tax (ridiculous!).

    5. Way Ahead. Working on an avatar and will post pics...once I figure out how to do it! :)

    Very Respectfully,

    Bahboo :D
     
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  2. PlumTexasCrazy

    PlumTexasCrazy HELLCAT LIFE MEMBER Hellcat Car Club HCC Charter Member

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    Welcome aboard and have fun!!!
     
  3. Toolman_42

    Toolman_42 Gold Member

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    Congrats! Just saw PCP on truck on I-81 today outside Winchester. Sharp

    Retired AF here in Herndon, VA
     
  4. april77

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

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    Hello, and welcome! Grtz on the Hellcat, also. Thank you for your service, my husband is retired Navy.

    April
     
  5. jaque

    jaque Silver Member Hellcat Car Club HCC Charter Member

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    welcome my man, great place to hang.. hellcat wiki section can help you if you have ?'s..
     
  6. Plum Cat

    Plum Cat Gold Member

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    Congrats my Plum Crazy brother. Good choice!
     
  7. ppowell1983

    ppowell1983 BANNED Gold Supporting Member

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    Congrats on your Hellcat, we have the same car and a very similar story. I bought mine on December 14th off the show room floor and mine was built on 11/20/15. I'm in Chicagoland and abosulely love my Hellcat.

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  8. BLK_MAGIC

    BLK_MAGIC VIP Hellcat Member

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    That's a beautiful color especially when the sunlight hits it.
     
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  9. FireLane

    FireLane SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    Congrats and welcome to the forum!!
     
  10. BIG DAWG

    BIG DAWG Hellcat, 1st Florida Cavalry Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member HCC National Exec. Director HCC Charter Member

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    Always proud to see fellow Veterans joining the forum...beautiful ride! Welcome from Northwest FLA!
     
  11. Halfshaft

    Halfshaft Silver Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member

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    Congrats on your Hellcat, welcome to the forum, great choice that color really stands out.
     
  12. CPRHDSRT

    CPRHDSRT Pontiac Bred ................. SRT Addicted Gold Supporting Member

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    Congrats Bahboo !!! Enjoy that plum crazy cat. Post some pics when you can.
     
  13. CAR BUFF

    CAR BUFF Gold Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member HCC Charter Member

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    Congrats & Enjoy!!!!!Great color choice
     
  14. Bahboo

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    Thanks Toolman_42! Good to see some AF folks supercharging down the highway. I'm living in the Fredericksburg area.
     
  15. Bahboo

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    Thank you BIG DAWG and thank you for your service too!
     

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