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Old 08-10-2011, 10:45 PM
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Location: Hanover, PA
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Vehicle: 1996 Dodge Ram Indy Pace Truck
Trim Level: Indy Pace Truck
Color: Blue w/ white stripes
Engine: 1998-2001 360ci (5.9L) Magnum V8 245hp(standard), 250hp(Sport package)
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Well...since I've moved here to PA...I've made two good friends...but...the sad part is, they are what you call....tuners.

One has an Acura RSX with a little work done and the other has an 02 Subaru WRX, both are neck and neck with each other...both race all the time and every other time the other wins...and, I will admit, both of their cars run very well, and they are both good looking cars. I'm not a Jap car guy, but, I'll give them some credit.


rewind to yesterday, I had the SS/T out and about, left the SRT4 at home. Well, my two friends piled in the RSX and I had the Ram and we headed out for some pictures. We rode around, stopped a few places, got some shots, etc.

Well...on the way home, we both made a right onto a long stretch of straight open road (a private road in Mexico, mind you...we teleported), I was behind them as I had no idea where I was.

So...he revs it up tires spinning out onto said road, I follow. Both of us all out, WOT. I hear that Acura winding out so hard I was waiting to see bits of metal bouncing off the street. the Ram...was right on his bumper, so close that I actually had to let off a little (no passing zone...didn't want to be TOO illegal), but, clear to 95mph, I was all over him, never once did I drop back.

Now...I realize, its just an Acura, but, as I said, its a good running little car that my SRT4 actually has to try for...and, this RSX is just as quick as my other buddies WRX.

So...while not an extreme badass kill, I'm still impressed by the old truck.

I mean...we're talking a 4500lb truck with a 5.9L that made 245hp 158k miles ago with an o2 sensor unplugged so it'll idle correctly and a transmission with a dying torque converter against a 2500lb car with 200hp only 80k miles ago with some modifications putting it all to the ground with a new clutch and a 6 speed.

When we got back to his house (was a long way back from Mexico), I told him, "Not too bad for a truck, huh?"
To which he responded, "Dude...I don't even want to talk about it."

Dumb story, I just makes me chuckle

98 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5.9 Limited / 96 Dodge Ram Indy Pace Truck / 87 Dodge Charger GLHS / 85 Dodge Omni GLH
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