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post #1 of 45 (permalink) Old 11-02-2004, 09:14 PM Thread Starter
 
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GTO vs. "HEMI" Charger

If you drag raced and road raced a GTO vs. a "HEMI" Charger, who would win?
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Hypothetically, an 05 GTO would have more power and torque than the 5.7 "HEMI" plus the charger will weigh over 4000lbs while the GTO is lighter at 3800lbs. I'm taking the weight of the Charger based off of the similiar Magnum and 300 which weigh well over 4000lbs in the "HEMI" trim.
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I don't know. I haven't seen a hemi charger since the seventies. Once they make one we may find out, but I think the four door will add a little weight to the charger.
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I suggest we not promote the myth of the HEMI. I remember REAL HEMI's.
I suggest fake HEMI or SEMI-HEMI. Those DC boys are trading on the past legend of REAL HEMI's. That thing DOES NOT have a HEMI, except in name. The DC kids patented the name HEMI and can paste it on any engine they build. But that does not make it a HEMI !!!

Real HEMI's were obsoleted because that type of cylinder head design is terrible for emissions, and great for wide open throttle. That's why they died, and that's why they're still dead. The old Hemi heads had a hemisherical combustion chamber. That open chamber allowed for the biggest valves per bore area.The valves were at a 45 degree angle in the head. They would breath better because of large valve area compared to normal "squish" heads. But todays badge engineered HEMI has a normal squish head. Does that thing have a HEMI ?? NOPE !!!!
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the charger will be offered out in APRIL of 05 with the all new 6.1 liter hemi, with 425 ponies, don't know how the race would turn out, possibly toast the 04 goat, but 05...i dunno
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Most vehicles on the market have a hemi in them. A Hemi was big in the 70's, its nothing new now.

GM has been building Hemi style motors for a while now. I guess you could call the Quad 4 a Hemi.

But people are eating it up like crazy.
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how do u get a quad 4 being a hemi? that's like my ex's dad telling me he bought his son a 68 malibu with a 396 hemi, all i could do was laugh...no such thing, hemi is a plymouth/chrysler trade mark son
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I would take a car with a hemi. Just not a new one.

I shoulda bought the 68 baracuda convertable my ex's uncle was going to sell to me one time for $2500. He put a 426 (REAL HEMI) in it, and was chained down because of the power it was putting out. Of course that was about 9 years ago and I was just going to college full time, and lost my license because of a speeding ticket. Even with two jobs back then, I didn't have the cash...and I'm still crying on the inside over it.
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how do u get a quad 4 being a hemi? that's like my ex's dad telling me he bought his son a 68 malibu with a 396 hemi, all i could do was laugh...no such thing, hemi is a plymouth/chrysler trade mark son

GM's 2.2L 4cyl, 3.6L V6, 4.6L Northstar all run Hemi style cylinder heads. Just the name Hemi was coined by Chrysler.
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Yea, and from what I hear, the 'Hemi' is really just a gimmick name now. The true 'Hemi' engine is no longer.

But, heck of an advertising campaign. Kudos to them for that.

Please - Dodge Ram Truck owners. Don't try to run against the big boys
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