Hellcat graphic, where should I put it?

Discussion in 'SRT Hellcat Appearance' started by Driver72, Jun 30, 2015.

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Where should I put the Hellcat graphic?

Poll closed Jul 14, 2015.
  1. On spoiler next to SRT badge!

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  2. Center of trunk lid between taillights!

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  1. Driver72

    Driver72 Gold Member

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    So the other day, I received the Hellcat head graphic I ordered and had made. It's a version of solo7777's reflective graphic. He hooked me up with company.
    Mine is just the Hellcat head, not the SRT with the Hellcat head. And I did not want it to be reflective, so it's just a satin black.

    Now I'm wondering where to put it?

    Originally I was going to put it in the center of the trunk lid where the old "DODGE" badge was, and centered in the middle of that shiny plastic area. Problem is, I put Xpel clear bra stuff on the lower half of that area so I had a place to grab when I closed the trunk without ruining the black plastic over time.
    Well, placing the graphic in the center means half of it would be over the Xpel and the other half on the black plastic. So there would be a ridge in the graphic. Though very small, it would be enough to allow water and dirt to get under that area, and clearly that would eventually mean it will peel up.
    So IF I put it in between the taillights it would have to be up higher on the black plastic, as shown in the picture, so it's flat with no ridge. It seems to look fine to me.
    However, I had 3 sizes of the Hellcat head made. Stock size, same as badge on front 1/4 panel. Then two an 1/8th inch smaller and 2 and 1/8th inch smaller than that still.
    So the smallest version actually fits on the spoiler after the SRT. Which I kind of like too.

    So now I'm torn as to which to do.
    Give me your thoughts please.

    Thanks
     

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  2. Paladin06

    Paladin06 Have Guns Will Travel Staff Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member

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    i put those inside my door jam.
     
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  3. Next Phase

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    I'll take one...pm sent
     
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    I'd put it in between the tail lights, but lower than where you have it placed...
     
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    70Cuda Yep, its got a HEMI

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    I don't know what to tell you, your car, so you are going to have to decide. hope to see some pictures when done.
     
  6. solo7777

    solo7777 SRT Terminator Hellcat Car Club Western Regional President HCC Charter Member

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    How about on the other side of the SRT on the spoiler? Leading the SRT?
     
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    FreightTrain Comfortably Numb

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    where? where YOU think it looks best
     
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    dont know why everyone is removing the Dodge between the tail lights...to me thats the most retro thing on the whole car.....last place id put anything other than Dodge

    looks decent next to the SRT on the spoiler
     
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    Nice.
    I put one under the hood of the car too.
     
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    That was the original plan, but see my original post as to why I can't do that.
     
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    Thanks for the input guys.
    I do realize ultimately it is my decision, but the reason for asking is to get other opinions that may sway me one way or the other.
    And Solo, I think it would look odd on the left side of the SRT badge.
    Look at the SRT with the Hellcat head that's on the top of the supercharger. Thats the reason I thought of it on the right side of the SRT badge on the spoiler. Kind of replicating that.
     
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    I would put the HC logo between the lights... If you are worried about the Xpel, I would take it off....add the HC logo and then put the Xpel over the entire black center section.

    Leaving nothing there would seem too plain... Maybe adding the old Challenger script between the lights and put the HC logo by the SRT at the spoiler would work
     
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    Paladin06 Have Guns Will Travel Staff Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member

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    I got my SRT Hellcat head decals last night. They look like good quality. Will install this weekend. Thx SOLO7777.
     
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    I was considering just cutting the Xpel down a bit with an exacto knife so I could put the Hellcat head logo in the center. However when you take off part of it, it leaves a sticky residual that needs to be taken off with a bit of polish wax.
    I worry a bit about doing that on that plastic part, that it may end up with a bunch of scratches. That area doesn't seem too resistant to scratches.
     
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    OK, I decided to go with the spoiler.
    I was just too worried to cut the Xpel or to place it in the center and have that ridge in the graphic. Placing it up higher, above the Xpel, wasn't bad but also wasn't ideal either.
    Plus I asked my wife and she liked the spoiler too.

    So it's on. It's VERY subtle. You have to look directly at the SRT logo to really see it. In passing, doubtful anybody would.
    But that's kind of the point. I didn't want a "ricer" like flashy big "look at this" logo on the back, just a classy touch.
    Plus one day I may order the DODGE emblems back and put it back on the rear between the lights like it came from the factory, especially one day if I decide to sell, to return that to stock look.

    Thanks guys for input.
     
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