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A Fake Hellcat

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Ive wanted a Hellcat since before I seen it. I ended up driving almost 7000 miles to California in March 2014 because there was just a possibility of it being shown.

As we all know, Hellcats are difficult to get a hold of for sticker. I couldnt justify spending $10,000-$20,000+ OVER sticker price to get one... nor did i have faith in any dealer who would promise to order me one for sticker if i left a deposit.

So I bought a 2015 SRT for $3000 UNDER sticker.

All that being said, I still love the looks and performance of the Hellcat. So in addition to already lowering my car and adding the hellcat air box, i plan on installing the hellcat hood and bumper soon. In fact, the hood is getting delivered tomorrow and the bumper on thursday.

Once the details get worked out I will be installing some forged internals to the 392 and then adding a supercharger to get the HP in the area it should be.

So instead of paying 70-75,000+ for a marked up Hellcat... if i get my power increase for somewhere around $10,000 then that means i will have about $58,000 in my hellcat clone.

That's a big chunk of change in the difference to a guy on military disabily payments lol

I plan on incorporating as much hellcat items as i can... oil coolers, ect... but still figure to be in for cost much much cheaper than had i bought a hellcat.

I know, there will always be that "no, its not a hellcat" answer when people ask me about it... but that's something i can live with for saving almost $20,000 plus financing costs. Maybe one day I will trade it in for a real one.. or even buy the crate engine... but for now... I love THIS car.

I dont ever plan on sticking a hellcat logo on it anywhere or even a supercharged badge... and wont lie to people for what it is... because what it is now and will be is simply an awesome frikin car!
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If you are happy with your car, then great! It sounds like you have the same mind set that I do ... mod the heck out of your car if you want to because it is YOUR car. I, personally, do not care about any resale value, because I have no intention of selling the car any time within the next 10 - 15 years, and I will have gotten more than my money's worth out of enjoying my car over the years. If life throws me something that I am not expecting and I sell the car sooner than planned, then so be it. Life is short ... as long as you are not hurting anyone and not breaking the law (or at least not getting caught), then do what you want and have fun.

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