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Old 06-23-2009, 04:40 PM   #1
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Anybody taken on an SRT8 Challenger?

Hi, I was wondering if anyone had enough miles to try using the auto-launch feature or just manual style to do a 1/4 mile drag race with an SRT8 Challenger. They look like they should be very close. I plan to get out to the strip and take on my neighbor who just got a 2009 SRT8 Challenger, he wants to test his out.
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Old 06-23-2009, 04:45 PM   #2
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there's vids up on youtube already. Camaro won by just a little on the vid i seen.
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Old 06-23-2009, 04:47 PM   #3
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Haha, g'luck man.
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Old 06-23-2009, 05:25 PM   #4
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Nope. I've only seen one Chally when I was in my car. It was an older lady who complimented me on the car and I returned the compliment and asked her if she wants to race. (laughing of course, not serious) she said "Give me a head start", I just laughed. I think she figured mine was just faster or she was joking. It was a white Challenger SRT. Not an SRT8.
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Old 06-23-2009, 05:31 PM   #5
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No but i think you should walk it. Don't they run a mid 13 1/4 mile?

I was challenged by a SVT lightning. Close close close race. He said he runs 12.8 at the track.
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Old 06-23-2009, 05:54 PM   #6
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No but i think you should walk it. Don't they run a mid 13 1/4 mile?

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The SRT8 is very low 13's (13.1 @ 108), if they can launch......

http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/...on_tables.html
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Old 06-23-2009, 06:20 PM   #7
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i had a srt8 pull up next to me and he was giving it some gas and looked at me and said you want to go .i said yes and asked him if he had a $1000.00 in his pocket i would race him .i had the money on me so i can back myself up .he looked at me again and figured i had something under my hood then he made the right and went home to mommy .and i had nothing under there .the looks and the sounds are awesome.i put on the straight pipes .who knows next time i might make the left and go home to my mommy
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Old 06-23-2009, 06:35 PM   #8
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2150, No SRT8, but that avatar looks like a contender!
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Old 06-23-2009, 07:41 PM   #9
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Should be a drivers race with both cars being a manual.
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Old 06-23-2009, 07:49 PM   #10
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Raced one on the interstate. I came up beside him and as soon as he looked over and saw me he stomp it. He jump about a car lenght in front of me, I drop it down in third and waved at him as I passed him.
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Old 06-23-2009, 08:09 PM   #11
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2150, No SRT8, but that avatar looks like a contender!
shes a headache also
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Old 06-23-2009, 08:51 PM   #12
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Should be a drivers race with both cars being a manual.
If it's a driver's race, I'm going to be a bit disappointed when I receive my 2SS manual. I've owned a '07 Superbee and thought it was way too slow and heavy off the line (same chassis as the Challenger, automatic only though on the Charger body). The new Camaro isn't exactly svelte, but since I didn't drive one before ordering I hope I'm not disappointed in the performance. My favorite 400hp-range car to date was an '04 Cobra Mystichrome vert that ran super stong all day long. I have the same expectations of the Camaro. I sat in a 1SS the other day, and it's a sweet car albeit with a cheap hard plastic interior - so I'm expecting the LS3 to make up the difference. Please tell me it will! :upset:
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Old 06-23-2009, 09:03 PM   #13
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Not many challengers were I'm from but just got 500 miles on mine today so if I see one I'll try her out. Don't think I'll be dissapointed!
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Old 06-23-2009, 09:09 PM   #14
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I took on one going down the highway the other day and got out ahead of him pretty good. I'm sure the Camaro is quicker, but it wasn't as bad as when I took a '10 GT Mustang by like 3 car lengths.
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