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    Damn those SRT8's are quick....the one and only V vs SRT8 thread

    Not really a proper race, per se, but I ran into a gorgeous black SRT8 today on the highway. He was in the 'slow' right lane just cruisin and I gently passed him on the left going the speed of adjacent traffic. About 4 car lengths past him I see him jump out from behind a car into my lane and approach my tail really, really fast. I immediately slammed the whine pedal just to show him I might wanna play given the chance. He switched back to the slow lane and comes up on my right. I rolled down my window and gave him props for having such a gorgeous car. We slowed down to 50ish and I yelled out 1,2,3 out my window and punched it from 3rd gear. We raced up to maybe 90mph or so and I had barely put 1 car on him. The thing that sucked was he immediately got off the exit ramp b/f we could even rematch. I honestly don't know who would have won if we had had more room and time to play.

    Now here's the thing that sux...I'm maggied. I'm assuming he was bone stock. I'm not the best shifter in the world but I only had to shift from 3rd to 4th. I feel it shouldn't have been so close from a roll. I think I need to dyno my car to see if it's putting the power to the ground that it should. Maybe the race was just too short to let Maggie show her stuff but I'm a little disappointed right now.

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    Re: Damn those SRT8's are quick!

    two words.....heat soak.

    Just kills the Maggies.


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    Re: Damn those SRT8's are quick!

    Quote Originally Posted by Florian
    two words.....heat soak.

    Just kills the Maggies.


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    Shouldn't have had any heat soak issues unless you were stuck in traffic.


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    Re: Damn those SRT8's are quick!

    Quote Originally Posted by Florian
    two words.....heat soak.

    Just kills the Maggies.


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    Well, even w/o the Maggie I'd think a stock V could at least be about equal from a roll. If I'm just barely pulling then I'd think my car isn't putting down the power I paid for.

    Besides, it's only 50 degrees out right now here in Seattle.

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    Re: Damn those SRT8's are quick!

    have you had your car tuned on a dyno w/the Maggie and not that crap that maggie sends with the unit?

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    Re: Damn those SRT8's are quick!

    considering you stomped it from 3rd @50 the results don't sound too bad...if he was startin' out in a lower gear. a wins a win...no pts for 2nd.

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    Re: Damn those SRT8's are quick!

    Maggie with good tune, step on the whine pedal at 50 mph in third gear, tires will spin and traction control will kick in. Worse if the runcraps are cold.


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    Re: Damn those SRT8's are quick!

    He was probably selected 2nd gear and when you hit with an idle torque converter in a modern car they shoot off like a bat out of hell because of the torque spike. I used have a supercharged 3800 Regal GS with a reporgrammed PCM(and smaller pulley) that could be violent if you were cruising at 40 MPH in first as the shift to 2nd was 52 MPH.

    Torque spike on the dyno could see 30-50 ft-lbs.


    Norm - who needs another V8 car!
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    Re: Damn those SRT8's are quick!

    please dont give CVP any amo... we may all "respect" the SRT8, but pretend like you despise it for CVP's sake please..

    Hee hee..

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    Re: Damn those SRT8's are quick!

    Quote Originally Posted by Florian
    have you had your car tuned on a dyno w/the Maggie and not that crap that maggie sends with the unit?

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    I still have the stock Maggie tune. I was waiting on getting a CAI first b/f getting StealthV's tune.

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    Re: Damn those SRT8's are quick!

    Quote Originally Posted by GT04CTS-V
    Maggie with good tune, step on the whine pedal at 50 mph in third gear, tires will spin and traction control will kick in. Worse if the runcraps are cold.


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    Hmmm, guess I'm missing some power somewhere then.

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    Re: Damn those SRT8's are quick!

    Teehee! LOL!

    Norm - who needs another V8 car!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ctsvett
    please dont give CVP any amo... we may all "respect" the SRT8, but pretend like you despise it for CVP's sake please..

    Hee hee..

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    Re: Damn those SRT8's are quick!

    stock maggie tune really stinks...you need a StealthV or dyno tune to get the max out of your V.


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    Re: Damn those SRT8's are quick!

    Quote Originally Posted by Florian
    two words.....heat soak.

    Just kills the Maggies.


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    Heat Soak Rx = ECS Alky Injection, either alky/water mix or just water...lowers intake temps substantially and makes the heatsoak a non-issue.

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    Re: Damn those SRT8's are quick!

    That is just engineering around the problem. The V is not a street tuner car. If heat soak is a problem, then the intercooler needs to be addressed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ace996
    Heat Soak Rx = ECS Alky Injection, either alky/water mix or just water...lowers intake temps substantially and makes the heatsoak a non-issue.

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