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Hi Everyone!

Just introducing myself, I've been reading many different posts throughout this Forum and learning a lot from many of you, for which I'm thankful as it's been instrumental in my decision to place an order on a Challenger REWB last month, obviously I did it with #HellcatJesus

Currently I've been on "D" status since 09/18/2021 (order was placed on 09/17) but all these obnoxiously long three weeks Brampton has been shutdown... Fingers crossed they ended up resuming activities today and they'll manage to get all 2021 orders built through the rest of the year.

I've been reading that 2022 production won't start till December 27th so I guess with any luck my vehicle will be built before that day? Heck who knows even Santa himself could show up and deliver my car...

I haven't drove a Hellcat yet (seen many around the roads) but back in June took my son to test drive a pitch black Challenger SCAT Pack WB M6 -Yes, I do actually know how to drive a stick car!- and man... what can I say... Son was asking me if we were going to buy that sucker, bear in mind that salesman was sitting next to me and son was in the back, he kept asking me for a whole month, that's when I decided I was all in and set up my mind on a Hellcat, thanks to you realized that an M6 was out of the picture -sadly- but eventually and after many several phone calls with Jake I made up my mind and placed that order...

A little bit of background of what drove me into the Mopar family:

Dad used to own a '71 white R/T Charger with orange stripes (don't ask me, never saw a single picture of that car) with the 440 Magnum engine I believe. Always spoke about how crazily fast that car was, then -don't ask me how or why- ended up selling that sucker for a '78 caprice (which I do remember and rode on it), dam than car was red on red velour seat bench (everything was electric powered!) it was a damn boat for sure! After that Dad kept making lousy vehicle purchases (not worth to mention them).

However, what saved me -may I add- was the fact that my middle/high school and long life best friend's dad was a die hard MOPAR fan and through the Jeep brand they got me hooked up, he basically owned every Jeep Grand Cherokee generation to this date, had almost all Jeep Cherokees, Dodge Neon and we certainly were all in to the world of 4x4.

Once Dodge came up with the SRT and Challenger/Charger reincarnation I promised myself (back in 2009) to buy myself one of these suckers...

Well, that time was due last September 17th and now I'm feeling the same way as with my three children pregnancies... awaiting for my new baby to come home...

This will be my new freaking awesome daily driver and will be replacing my trustworthy 2015 Honda Civic LX, yup, I know what you are thinking... It's quite a jump! And believe me can't wait for this sucker to be on my driveway soon (if the Chip's Gods allows it...).

I'm an Engineer by trade, currently working on an Industrial Fortune 100 companies and have been lucky enough to be blessed with the opportunity to work on one of the widest range of Diesel Engines for hundreds of different applications. With this background I can assure you I have a great appreciation and understanding for all the things that the whole SRT product group went through to create such a beauty like a REWB, obviously high Kudos to the engine team if any of them are members of this Forum, you guys did a remarkable Job.

My plan for my new baby is to keep it forever if I can and then pending on what happens with my children either hand it over to one of them or if lucky enough build/donate/lend to a museum, as I would like for future generations to understand what really drove human kind to develop such an awesome machine and what type of emotions/feelings these vehicle can bring and I don't care how many stupid Megawatts or even GigaWatts in the future the Auto Industry can push on electric vehicles, ICE engines will rule FOREVER...!

Now what helps me out with the painful wait time is reading all these threads and posts admiring and wondering what drove each and one of you to chose those models/colors/options and trying to do my best to be ready for the day I can get the call from Jake to set up a time and date to fly and pick up my soon to be built -fingers crossed- Octane Red Challenger Hellcat Redeye Wide Body.

Thanks and good luck to those of us who are currently waiting.

Best regards,

Arabex

P.S.: To Canadians folks, my high respects and admiration, what you've gone through, your patience and determination to get a factory order Hellcat is commendable!

P.S. of P.S.: Jake is the best and he's certainly busy, so cut him some slack and with any luck he'll get you that Hellcat and who knows maybe he can pull more than a cat from his hat and hopefully can get me a new Pacifica too... ;):cool: #HellcatJesus
 

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Welcome!

Since you plan to keep it forever, then plan to keep it Stone Stock and NEVER mod it in any way.
I would not be afraid to mod the car and have fun, these cars are not glass. Enjoy it. Enjoyed your post and glad to have you here!

Rob
 
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Welcome! I’m on my fifth Charger. This is my forever one though, I ordered it through Jake as well. First time I’ve ordered a car. The three month wait was 100% worth it. There was some cool stuff to do/see on the way back home too, at least on the way to FL. I highly recommend driving it back if you’re able. It definitely helped me connect with the car even more. Post pics when you get it!
 

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Welcome aboard. You are at risk of being banned for the “brotherhood” thing though 🤢. Any more of that commercial cheesery and you’re a goner lol. Kidding! Kidding! (I’m not)…
You’re going to love your new ride. Everything you’ve had before will soon be forgotten.
 
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I have the same car you ordered and love it. Keep it stock it is worth much more in the future
 

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Welcome aboard. You are at risk of being banned for the “brotherhood” thing though 🤢. Any more of that commercial cheesery and you’re a goner lol. Kidding! Kidding! (I’m not)…
You’re going to love your new ride. Everything you’ve had before will soon be forgotten.
Lol
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Welcome aboard. You are at risk of being banned for the “brotherhood” thing though 🤢. Any more of that commercial cheesery and you’re a goner lol. Kidding! Kidding! (I’m not)…
You’re going to love your new ride. Everything you’ve had before will soon be forgotten.
Thanks Slowpoke387, hope you've noticed I've changed the post's title ;)
Hopefully we can leave the misunderstanding behind us! I do agree with you and certainly it can be really cheesy.

Man this whole thing of waiting is certainly a cruel form of torture, I guess what's driving me nuts is the current economical situation and the great pressure on the global supply chain and on top of that I know that the Hellcat days are counted... That's why I decided to jump into it now before they are gone for real!
 

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I have the same car you ordered and love it. Keep it stock it is worth much more in the future
Trust me, that's the plan, 797Hp is more than enough for me, got kids and a family that relies on my well being, this is gonna be the vehicle where hopefully I can build those deep memories and connections with my children, hoping that I can pass along the baton and my passion for sports cars and engineering...

That's why I thought the Challenger is the perfect vehicle for it, I can fit my three kids in the rear seats and not have to worry about them being squeezed like in a Camaro or Mustang or any other European car.
 

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Thanks Slowpoke387, hope you've noticed I've changed the post's title ;)
Hopefully we can leave the misunderstanding behind us! I do agree with you and certainly it can be really cheesy.

Man this whole thing of waiting is certainly a cruel form of torture, I guess what's driving me nuts is the current economical situation and the great pressure on the global supply chain and on top of that I know that the Hellcat days are counted... That's why I decided to jump into it now before they are gone for real!
Try not to think about the wait. After three of these now I've learned to just keep mentally busy while waiting. Now I'm in a RE and loving it. Otherwise three months will literally feel like as year. It really goes by quickly if you keep busy. Good luck lol.
 
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Welcome! I’m on my fifth Charger. This is my forever one though, I ordered it through Jake as well. First time I’ve ordered a car. The three month wait was 100% worth it. There was some cool stuff to do/see on the way back home too, at least on the way to FL. I highly recommend driving it back if you’re able. It definitely helped me connect with the car even more. Post pics when you get it!
Thanks buddy, I'm still not so sure if I want to drive it home, It'll be from KY to NC, and I do love driving but I'm more worried about a stupid rock nicking the hood... I'm more leaning towards hauling it and immediately throw in ppf and tinting the windows. Plus with any luck that car should be ready sometime November-December (of 2021 fingers crossed!), so being so close to winter season I highly doubt I could enjoy a detour to Tail of The Dragon (which I would love to go).

Last week I had to go to Roanoke, VA and on my way home I did took the scenic route (avoided as much as possible the highway) and man... what a beautiful sight for sure... We are really blessed for living in such amazing a beautiful country, shame not so many people bothers to really appreciate it!
 

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I would not be afraid to mod the car and have fun, these cars are not glass. Enjoy it. Enjoyed your post and glad to have you here!

Rob
I've been researching what are the typical things that people will do to this vehicles and so far I guess I'm down to focus on reliability and safety, so for me it'll be a catch can and probably the differential bracing. Once I can get rid off the Pirelli's I've got in mind to throw in a set of Michellin's PS4 All Weather Season, as I plan to daily drive this sucker, granted my current job doesn't require me to go to the office (I wish I could go back! Damn COVID and Stupid Politicians!) but even if I had to drive is a 10 mile round trip...

I'm really planning to keep it as stock as possible, if I'm lucky enough, maybe by 2024-2026 I may buy a Shaker M6 or even a HCWB M6 and that sucker I could see my self toying around... If only a RE had the M6 option (and an M6 was really sold on any HC today...)
 

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Some dealers will void your warranty for a brace so just be informed before modding.
 
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Thanks buddy, I'm still not so sure if I want to drive it home, It'll be from KY to NC, and I do love driving but I'm more worried about a stupid rock nicking the hood...
Drive it! The risk of driving home is no different than daily driving. If you are really worried, start the trip at 8pm and you will be home by 4am with almost no traffic. Maybe take some side routes for better break-in and you will be home by 5am. It will be the most beautiful sunrise you have ever seen!
 
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