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Akeem Baptiste: 2017 Dodge Challenger

Akeem Baptiste bought a 2017 Dodge Challenger at the end of June 2017 at Erwin Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge in Troy, Ohio. Baptiste has always wanted a scat pack and when he finally got it, he thought i was on cloud 9. "I loved everything about it, but I knew I needed to make it something of my own, explains Baptist. The reason he wanted to modify it, is the same reason he got into cars, and that was from the first Fast and Furious movie. "It made me want to drive fast cars and be in the car scene. I was young then but the drive to want to be around nice cars never went away." Baptiste had people in his life that were into the car scene and were about modifying their vehicles, and it just made his drive even more apparent. "It was just a collection of seeing other people's cars and ideas come to life with their builds."

Family has definitely helped Baptiste to get the Challenger and, in some ways, modify it. "Family always plays a part in your life." His current inspiration is from Youtubers like, Kevin Van Voris, SRT Mush, Streetspeed717, RP Productions, and others. "I am a big fan, and they all brought a different vision of how to modify a car." Everyone Baptiste sees and speaks to, in addition to everything he sees and learns, can at anytime influence and inspire him.

Owner: Akeem Baptise
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Vehicle: 2017 Dodge Challenger Scat Pack
Horsepower: 410
Club: AMMO

SOCIAL
Facebook: Akeem Baptiste
Instagram: @thirstybee513
YouTube: video

Photography by CMA, Anthony Carter, @nahplayer@thedutchtexan.

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ENGINE & PERFORMANCE
392, 6.4L Hemi
Cold air intake with carbon fiber tube that is pained white with custom BEE logo on it
Billet Technology engine bay accessories: white engine oil cap, white power steering cap, white washer fluid cap, white radiator cap, white dipstick
American Brother Design custom oil catch can.

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EXHAUST
Stock OEM exhaust with a mid muffler delete. 

PERFORMANCE ELECTRONICS
OEM

DRIVETRAIN
8 speed automatic, with custom black and white Barton shifter

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WHEELS & TIRES
Ferrada FR4 wheels - 20x9 (f), 20x10.5 (r)
Continental Extreme Contact Sport tires - 275-20 (f), 315-20 (r)
Black spline lug nuts
Scat Pack Bee valve stem caps

BRAKES
4-piston Brembo brakes

CHASSIS & SUSPENSION
Stock Suspension with H&R lowering springs (1.5-inch drop)

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EXTERIOR
Ikon Motorsports louvers
BJ's Garage 570 LLC rear diffuser
Tire Stickers
Custom sunroof decal
Custom rear light divider decal
Luxe Auto Concept tinted taillights and side markers
Window tint

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LIGHTING
Morimoto color-changing headlights and fog lights
Demon Eyes with custom etching

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INTERIOR
Barton Shifter
Rebadge Design custom steering wheel ring and center badge
American Brother Design interior knob kit and door locks

AUDIO & MULTIMEDIA
Factory Audio System in Alpine Stage 2

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FAVORITE MODIFICATION
"My favorite is the Ferrada wheels - I just love the stance and how they look on the car."

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FUTURE MODIFICATIONS
Headers
Xlume badging
New CAI
Ported throttle body
Cam
Engine internals
Whipple supercharger
Powder coated brake calipers
Sway bars
Dual exhaust tips

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SPONSORS
Modded World

SHOPS & MECHANICS
Eccentric Motorsports - Zachariah Richardson
Fyned Tuned and Eastside  Auto Spa - Nick Cefalu and Paul Montgomery
Tire Discounters - Justin Calvin

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