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Old 07-31-2008, 11:37 PM   #1
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Cool Hemi Challenger vs GT500 . . . .

Pretty interesting comparo . . . .

"a high-strung, nine-testicled pet" . . . . vs . . . . . "a chilled-out muscle car you can drive everyday" . . . .

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Re: Hemi Challenger vs GT500 . . . .

Saw and heard a new challenger yesterday and I have to say it looked pretty sweet and had a very nice rumble to it. Oh, I thought this quote from that link was pretty ****in hilarious, "If you want a high-strung, nine-testicled pet, get a GT500; if you want a chilled-out muscle car you can drive everyday, put your name on the Challenger waiting list."
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Re: Hemi Challenger vs GT500 . . . .

And that is why I like supercharged Mustangs . . they "behave as a crack smoking monkey" and who doesn't love that raw feel
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And that is why I like supercharged Mustangs . . they "behave as a crack smoking monkey" and who doesn't love that raw feel
See, I didn't get that raw feel from the GT500 that I drove. It felt more like the cruiser you can drive every day to me.

Then again, I went from my car which has no gentle manners at all to that one...so who knows.
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Re: Hemi Challenger vs GT500 . . . .

you should ride in rockeys, all he has is a tune and put down 550rwhp, its pretty nast feeling, it feels like a turd stock
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Re: Hemi Challenger vs GT500 . . . .

I want to say it was his that I drove. This was from Cody's shop to get Canes and back. It was a red/white one and I'm pretty sure it was his when it was just a CAI and a tune.
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Re: Hemi Challenger vs GT500 . . . .

that is his...it felt nasty when i drove it, dont tell him you put canes in it!!!!!
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Re: Hemi Challenger vs GT500 . . . .

Um, yeah, well, he was there and told me to take it to canes to get food for Cody...so yeah, he knows already if it was his. I have a pic of my car parked next to his...his looked like a bloated hippo compared to mine.
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Re: Hemi Challenger vs GT500 . . . .

Well I suppose I want a high-strung nine - testicled pet, since I have a GT500,& with me on board that makes eleven male appendages man what a butch car .& that makes the challenger my *****..
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Re: Hemi Challenger vs GT500 . . . .

Maybe the hemi freaks, ought to resd the Motor Trend test of the 2 cars.
GT beat hemi in 1/4 by a full second, had higher 1/4 speed. Better
acceleration in all gears, got better gas mileage, had a lower gas
guzzler tax, and was'nt a f---ing automatic. Another article had mention
that if you wanted a challenger, should'nt have a problem, as only 4,000
of 6,000 to be built had been spoken for. And no dealer markup. I
offered to take on a friend of mine, who bought new challenger, (after
I took him for a ride), and he declined. If your worried about wind
noise, buy a mercedes.
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Cool Re: Hemi Challenger vs GT500 . . . .

I love the "pony car wars."

I can't hardly wait until GM gets into the act with their new Camaro.

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I love the "pony car wars."

I can't hardly wait until GM gets into the act with their new Camaro.

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Re: Hemi Challenger vs GT500 . . . .

The new challenger is gayyy , its wayyy underpowered and it looks like old muscle car , with 20inch detroit edition rims. It just looks akward, the gt500 gets better gas milage and faster in every way. The only down side to the gt500 is the solid rear axlee but o well..

Shelby Gt500 > Challenger.
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Re: Hemi Challenger vs GT500 . . . .

the other thing is that i dont like hemis , ive driven an ram 2500 , daytona charger and an srt8 charger , and i really feel like you dont feel the tourqe , i mean the power is obviously there, i just dont feel it like i would like to.
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Re: Hemi Challenger vs GT500 . . . .

the gt500 is lighter I think (wow... never thought I would say such things) and has MUCH more potential per dollar~ it would be my choice
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Re: Hemi Challenger vs GT500 . . . .

It would be my choice as well....as a trade in vehicle towards the challenger.
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Re: Hemi Challenger vs GT500 . . . .

the current charger thats out? those ugly things?
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Re: Hemi Challenger vs GT500 . . . .

No...I mean challenger...I shouldn't post so early in the day.
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Re: Hemi Challenger vs GT500 . . . .

"Bloody Good Show" E.P. Where's the Whitesnake photos?
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Re: Hemi Challenger vs GT500 . . . .

Id but a camaro.







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Re: Hemi Challenger vs GT500 . . . .

Seeing all these 4 and 5 hundred horsepower cars running 13s just about makes me sick.

Whatever happened to the days when you could get a 225 HP Mustang to break into the high 13s? And the only way it was near two tons is if you had two dead hookers the size of Rosie O'Donnell in the hatch and a spare T5 laying in the back seat?
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good ole safety regulations and standards... the balloon up everything. Also adding on features and extra **** just pumps em on up there... no more riding around in metal tins with v8s.
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Re: Hemi Challenger vs GT500 . . . .

I would like to drive a challenger to see what they're like, but I wouldn't get an automatic....bad call on only bringing autos for the first year or so.
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Re: Hemi Challenger vs GT500 . . . .

rob..rocky would never let anybody drive his car so that must not have been his, he is selling it because he just bought a srt8 challenger

challenger weighs 300lbs less than the gt500

rockys went 12.02 with just a tune in a near 2ton car on street tires, some terminator owners would love to see that

both cars are pony cars because in the 60s they were coined this because of the non-bigblock equipped feature


since when was a solid axle a bad thing?? let me know so i can tell all of the top NHRA compettitors, all of the cobra owners are going SRA for a reason
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since when was a solid axle a bad thing?? let me know so i can tell all of the top NHRA compettitors, all of the cobra owners are going SRA for a reason
Not all of them are going SRA. And SRA is old technology. The reason people go SRA is because they only care about going straight. That's it. When you look at cars that are meant to do more turning than a u-turn up the return road at the track, they are IRS cars.

The reason cobra owners are going SRA is because ford made the IRS fit instead of designing the IRS to fit. Some of the angles are not good combined with the garbage bushings they used to save a penny all add up to no fun. They had one ready for the GT500 that they designed for the car, but the bean counters said no and just cheesed out with the solid rear.

Also, there are many IRS cars in the low low 10s and even some in the 9s right now...all with sub 1.6 60 times and some in the 1.4 range. There are even many in the low 10 range on the stock half shafts...because once you get rid of the hop and the flex that ford gave us, the stock shafts hold up great.

The IRS is no where near as bad as the internet koolaid drinkers like to make it out to be.
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yea, but the sra isnt garbage either, they both have thier applications, i havent seen a pro street car with a irs yet, but i know the irs is used on the road course.
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yea, but the sra isnt garbage either, they both have thier applications, i havent seen a pro street car with a irs yet, but i know the irs is used on the road course.
That's because pro street just wants to go straight, like I just said above. You also find many pro street cars with full spools instead of limited slips...because all they care about is going straight, but we all know full spools on the street are not a good idea.
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Personally Im all for the IRS. Ford needs to wake up and smell the roses of the future.

What they should do is atleast give you a dealer option.
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Not all of them are going SRA. And SRA is old technology. The reason people go SRA is because they only care about going straight. That's it. When you look at cars that are meant to do more turning than a u-turn up the return road at the track, they are IRS cars.
I think you should go inform the guys at Maximum Motorsports of this. They seemed to have missed the memo.
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