Pyscho300 – In Print Feature

Chrysler 300 SRT8
Kalem Romero “Psycho300”
Member of the Month – August 2011
Photos by Kalem Romero

 

Often times a small decision can make a ripple so large, that it could very well be felt for a lifetime. That ripple started when a car enthusiast decided to take a chance on a car he didn’t even know existed. He has always been a fan of horsepower but never knew that one could have it coupled with unrivaled comfort as well. Those dreams of having a car with enough horsepower to rip it up at the track and yet comfortable enough to take on a vacation would soon be at his grasp. Because soon enough he would stumble onto a Chrysler 300c SRT8 and fall in love with a heritage that he thought was lost long ago.

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The story starts out much like any. Walking around a car lot one evening he was approached by a salesman and greeted much like any other day at the car lot. “What brings you in today?” After giving the salesman the list of cars he was looking for, the likes of which were a Corvette, GTO and a few other 2 door sports cars. He exclaimed that he just wanted something with a lot of horsepower and something he could have fun in. The salesman turned and pointed to a lone Chrysler 300 sitting in the lot. As he looks over a slight chuckle was let out as he explained to the salesman, that he wanted something with power and handling. Sure the car was comfortable and the look was always something of interest, but it was not nearly sporty enough to handle the demands he had. The salesman responded with a chuckle of his own and with a huge grin said man this is an SRT8 give her a test drive and I’m sure you will be more than happy with her as he throws him the keys to what would be one of the best investments and pieces of advice he had ever taken.

web_psycho4Soon bitten by the mod bug and looking for like-minded car enthusiasts to hang out with he embarked on a journey that would soon put him on a path that would allow him the opportunity to meet some amazing people, learn more then he imagine about his car and settle into an important role with a car club that he could truly call family. This club as I’m sure you have guessed it was DFWLX. From day one he could feel that he was already part of something great. The way the club welcomed him in with open arms and showing that they were truly willing to help out one another whenever they possibly could. Created a feeling that this was group that he could truly be a part of and be more than happy to assist with anything club related, car related and help out members whenever a problem arises. It’s that willingness of always wanting to give back and allow the tradition of family to continue on down the line like it was given to him that keeps such a great club alive. And being an avid fan of the heritagethat Mopar brings to the table, it was not a hard decision to continue on with building his dream car based on the LX platform and return back to a life he once had and thought he would never have again. That life was building, customizing and racing custom cars. A true car enthusiast in love with every part of the culture and when he isn’t researching, modding or helping others with their own custom cars. He is in the background helping with DFWLX staff duties and running one of the clubs local meet and greets.

web_psycho4The man I speak of is Kalem Romero mister “Psycho” or “Psycho300” himself. A nickname well fitted for a man that’s compulsive, out of the box and over the top tendencies often lead him down a path less traveled but always succeeding with great results and bringing something fresh and new to the table. &#9689

 

Appearance:

    • Color matching done throughout engine bay
    • Black on black radio, shifter and steering wheel bezels
    • Black 300 shifter plate
    • Custom Billet Grille
    • Hurst Billet Shifter
    • Carbon Fiber Racing Pedals
    • Color matched Fogs and Side Markers
    • De-molded and de-badged exterior
    • Custom Black Mesh Front Bumper Backings
    • Color Matched ABS Cover
    • Billet Technology custom engine bay dress up kit
    • Custom Strut Covers
    • Custom interior trunk lid
    • Drake Billet Strut Bolts
    • Dynamated Trunk
    • Sick Speed Hex Bolt and Aluminum Washer
    • engine bay bolt upgrade
    • Strut Brace Color matched
    • Audi Style Driving Leds
    • Blue engine bay LEDs
    • Blue, White and Color change interior lights
    • Custom License Plate Frames
    • Custom engine bay badges

 

 

Performance:

 

  • Exatorq Tuning and Performance CMR Street Tune
  • Exatorq Tuning and Performance Ported Throttle Body
  • AFE Stage 2 CAI
  • Diablo Predator
  • 180 Thermostat
  • Blastin’ Bobs Resonator Deletes
  • After Market Mufflers
  • DC Strut Brace
  • Stack Performance Oil/Air Separator

 

 

 

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