Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Daphne, Alabama
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Lost my fear of SRT8's
I was coming home from work going across the bay with my wife in the passenger seat and my buddy from work that car pools with us in the back seat and came up on a beautiful Charger SRT8 that was black with gray/silver racing stripes. It's windows were tinted dark and was hands down the best looking charger I've seen yet.
Anyways, I pass it up on the left straining to see in through the tinted windows to make sure it wasn't a cop and I could see the sillouette of big wild hair everywhere so I assumed it was a woman. I didn't hammer down but did speed up 10 miles an hour or so. The charger got in the lane behind me and got up behind me waiting for it's chance to get back over in the right hand lane and back up beside me, which came soon.
The traffic was light and when the charger got up beside me I nailed it and they nailed it at the same time. We both took off down the interstate hand in hand up to about 110-120ish, by then we both had to let off due to traffic. Neither one of us pulled a millimeter on each other, and I had 2 extra bodies in the car compared to the charger's one. Come to find out, it wasn't a woman, it was just a dude with wild hair. My wife got a good look at him as we were running side by side and for once she wasn't freaking out bitching up a storm.
Moral of the story is, I believe I would've pulled away from him if I had only myself in the car. I've noticed huge performance differences in my goat with 1, 2, 3, and 4 people in it. I'm sure you all have too. I've got a Diablo Predator tune and a K&N CAI, but that's probably only good for about 15 HP with the two combined, if I'm lucky. I have no dyno numbers to prove it.
One of our newer bosses at work that also lives across the bay with me and I've seen on his motorcyle passing him a time or 2 on the way to work just purchased himself a Chrystler 300C SRT8. I'm looking forward to finding some open road with him real soon.