New owner from Chicagoland area...

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  1. TheBeaSSt

    TheBeaSSt Senior Hellcat Member

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    Hello Everybody!

    This is a little more than an intro, I hope that's ok. I've been checking out this forum for a few months now, I bought a Hellcat Challenger back in May. The car is B5 blue with the satin hood, auto trans, summer tires, red belts and sun roof. I really love the old muscle cars and... I had a stratus R/T coupe, so I'm used to really, really fast cars. Yeah, Kidding. I had a buddy Steve back in high school (in the late 90s) that had an early 70's blue Challenger R/T and that thing always stuck in the back of my mind, it held up well and was very well taken care of. It was a work of art! The retro Challengers really have grown on me, then the Hellcat came out last year and then got cancelled. I had no idea I'd come to own this car, I didn't even have any intentions until I kept seeing one on display (now mine) at the local dealership the last few months. I'm coming from a C6 vette, which I loved, so even though the SRT Challenger and Scat pack are freaking awesome, I really wanted to go all out. Especially since this car can be dialed back.

    This Hellcat is so damn cool, I can go on and on. It's a few cars in 1, with the 300, 500 and 700 HP modes, then of course you have the SRT page options. If I don't want to kill myself I drive with the black key, unless it's weekend. Then it's fair game. Yeah, I'm that guy. I've even driven it in valet, which is pretty fun to just cruise in. I mostly cruise, unless I'm way out on the back roads and alone.

    So far I've gotten 4.4 0-60 in 500HP mode and 3.8 in 700HP mode. I know it can better with these tires, it's tough to hook up though and I have no intentions of putting drag radials on it. I keep the trans in auto, paddle shift to second, roll on the gas to get traction and shift back into 1st and let it shift itself into 2nd. It feels fast, though a little sloppy still on the hook up. That's my fault, kind of! I'm glad they didn't make this a stomp and go car, it's nice to have to find the sweet spot. It seems to hook up well with traction control on and over 30mph.

    The only thing that's a little disappointing is that I can't change the transmission mode when in 500HP mode, I'd love to have faster shifts.

    Anyway, glad this forum is up and glad to be here. I've enjoyed learning the last few months and look forward to learning more!
     
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  2. chuck

    chuck Gold Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member HCC National President HCC Charter Member

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    Welcome and congrats on your Hellcat. There is plenty of great information here every day something new . Enjoy have fun.

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    Welcome and congrats on the HELLCAT coming from a Chicago area member!!! Enjoy it and be safe. I'm still in the break in period and only drive with the black fob right now. Post some pictures up of the beast.
     
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    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! I only drive with the red key ... the black key sits in my desk drawer. Post pictures if can, we'd love to see that Cat.

    April
     
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  5. MABBRYFL30

    MABBRYFL30 NYS President Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member

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    Good morning and welcome to the hellcat forum from upstate New York. I hope you enjoy your new rocket. The hellcat family and community is very strong and passsionate about our cars
     
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    Welcome to the forum and community...keep working on those "60" times!!
     
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    Red Harley Silver Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member HCC Charter Member HCC National Secretary

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    Congrats on the Hellcat and welcome to the forum. The only time our black key comes out of hiding is when the cat goes in for service.
     
  8. TheBeaSSt

    TheBeaSSt Senior Hellcat Member

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    Thanks for the warm welcome!
     
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    Welcome, whereabouts in the area?
     
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    TheBeaSSt Senior Hellcat Member

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    Thanks! Frankfort. Yourself?
     
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    Welcome, fellow Illinoisian.
     
  12. Doug_38

    Doug_38 Silver Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member

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    Welcome from an ex-Chicagoan... Now transplanted to Texas, home of some really great Hellcats! Glad you have gained some tidbits of knowledge from the forum - there is much to be learned and shared. So enjoy your new Cat and the forum (and get some pics of that purrty kitty!
     
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    Same. :cool:
     
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    Congrats on the new Cat! I'm also from Chicagoland.
     
  15. TheBeaSSt

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    Cool, were you at the big show last night?
     

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