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Old 10-31-2012, 09:30 PM
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So I haven't been able to try this out yet but I'm wondering if anyone with a ram r/t has raced a hemi charger or challenger of the same year. Does the RAM keep up or is it just embarrassing. I was trying to race a guy in a 2011 or 2012 hemi charger and I felt like I was neck and neck with him but I got stuck in traffic and he zoomed off. When I test drive chargers and challengers at work they seem much faster but maybe that's just how it feels...

I do know that my RAM r/t is faster than a 2012 buick turbocharged regal, a stock-looking 2006-2008 Subaru wrx, a trailblazer ss, and a cobalt ss. However I got spanked by a 900 hp lifted duramax, and a 2008 corvette.

Last week I drove a 2006 grand cherokee srt8 and I swear my RAM can take that thing down. It felt so slow.
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Old 10-31-2012, 09:34 PM
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The charger or challenger are both faster. If you were ahead staying neck and neck then it was the luck of the draw. I think a lot of it is that the RAM surprises people and they are not ready when you punch it. That has been my experience. I just got a stock 2008 STi and there is no comparison that it will spank my truck hands down.
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Agreed, both are faster, and a SRT8 Grand Cherokee will spank you 3 ways from Sunday if the driver isn't half-asleep at the wheel. You can't really go with the butt-dyno on this one, the first gen GCSRT-8 will wipe a lot of the other SRTs except the challenger. The 2nd-gen 5.7L LX's are averaging low 13s at my track and the R/T Rams high 13s with a good driver.
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A stock RT ram runs ~14.5
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The SRT8 Grand Cherokee with just shy of 500 ponies and torque is ridiculously quick!

As if that's not enough, you get some owners who up the ante for this monster -

http://www.hennesseyperformance.com/...e800-jeep.html
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the chally srt is the slowest between the 3 srt 8 not including the magnum. the jeep gc is one fast suv.
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I wanted an SRT8 GC so bad, I just don't fit into Jeep products very well. That thing is a mini rocketship. And one of my favorite things to do is spank SS Trailblazers and Silverados in my truck
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I would love to have a GCSRT8!!! They just cost so much damn money!! and hemi- i wish you were around were i live, one of my friends just bought a SS Silverado and thinks he is the fastest thing ever lol
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Yea I was only neck and neck with that charger because there was traffic around. As for the srt 8 grand cherokee...I've driven three of them so far where I work. The first one I ever drove was a black 2007 and omg that thing was fast as hell. The second one I drove was a red 2006 and there must have been something wrong with this one because when I mashed the pedal it just didn't wow me. Felt almost the same as my ram r/t. The third one I drove was a 2012 srt8 and wow that thing was scary. That all wheel drive just planted that thing to the ground and took off like a rocket. But about a week ago I drove a 2012 300 srt8 and I swear this thing had the grand cherokee beat. It was so fast that I actually got a head rush and had a horrible headache for the rest of the day. All of those would no doubt beat my RAM

I cant wait for the barracuda srt8 with the supercharged 6.2L to come out. My friend at the chrysler proving grounds is claiming that he's already seen one dynoed and the magic number was 700hp!!!
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My cousin has a 2008 Hemi Charger R/T and he keep wanting to race me, I think I might have him....
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