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This is a call to those fortunate people who have gotten a SRT-4. Those of us in the waiting majority would love to see a detailed review of the car from some of you. Driving impressions, exhaust sound, seats..etc.. I think for many of us this would help us while away the months :( until we can get one of our very own.

James
PS-Some home made vid clips would be a BIG plus. :D
 

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That sounds like a great idea. I know I'd like to hear what everyone likes and dislikes about their SRT 4. We've heard the hype and the magazine reviews, now lets hear it from everday enthusiasts. I'll definitely make some video of mine if it ever arrives. I have a nice Sony digital 8 that I can hook to a tripod in the back seat and have it face the windshield. I guess it will give me a chance to play with the video editing software I have. I think a sweet vid would be going over the Skyway Bridge. (For anyone not in Tampa, it's the biggest one in the area) I'll either have a sweet vid of the car, or I'll have one of highway patrolman writing out a speeding ticket. :lol:
 

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I think a sweet vid would be going over the Skyway Bridge. (For anyone not in Tampa, it's the biggest one in the area) I'll either have a sweet vid of the car, or I'll have one of highway patrolman writing out a speeding ticket. :lol:
Do you mean an inside view, or outside the car?
I think it would be cool from a helicopter view, with tthe SRT-4 speeding UP the bridge, and then down of course :twisted:
 

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Well, I don't have access to a helicopter, but if anyone does, let me know. :lol: I was thinking the inside looking out as I'm driving, but I could get someone outside the car to video it too.
 

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Well, I don't have access to a helicopter, but if anyone does, let me know. :lol: I was thinking the inside looking out as I'm driving, but I could get someone outside the car to video it too.
Hey man, let me Know. My friend is getting one, maybe we can get both of you hauling ass side by side.
We live in sarasota, so hit me up (pm me) when you get your car!
 

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Sounds like a plan. It should only take me a few days to break it in anyway. I'll be taking the long way when I go anywhere so I should have a couple 100 miles on it in no time.
 

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Bumping to the top...c'mon now...give us something.... :wink:
 

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OK...OK...I'll throw you a bone.... :lol:

1st impressions:

The basic feel of the SRT is that of a much larger and more roomy vehicle than my Gen 1. Starting it the first time is like "Who stole my mufflers ?" Although with the windows closed it mellows to a nice rumble. A couple of blips on the throttle, and watching the boost is mandatory, but you are thinking to yourself "Not too much, I gotta break it in right". Finally, all the paperwork is done and you get to leave the dealership. Head out to the road and "Oooops, those tires spin awfully easy". No torque steer to speak of pulling out of the dealer lot. Up onto the interstate, and merging with traffic.....err I mean leaving the traffic behind.

The turbo spools up rather quickly if you keep the rev's above 3k, turbo lag is there, but not signifigant. I have found myself pre-planning my moves in traffic accordingly.

I got lucky and got to drive Alligator Alley pretty late at night on the way home. I found it hard to keep to lower speeds while trying to do the break-in, the car just wanted to go fast. The tranny gearing took some getting used to after my ACR, the SRT will loaf along at 80 in 4th with room to spare.

The seats are comfortable, although I have had to learn to take my cell phone off my belt when getting in, we both won't fit in the seat.

Let's see, the shifter knob just plain needs to be better. The shape, location, and throw are excellent. BUT the damn knob is a cheap piece of plastic with a seam around it that drove me nuts. I have since shaved the mold line off of it, and it's better.

Visibility is good, and the wing really isn't in the way for me (except when I'm backing up...gets my attention every tme). All the controls are well placed, and easy to use.

The CD player sounds good for a stock unit, and it will play CD-R's with no problem. I haven't tried an MP3 disc in it yet.

The handling I haven't been able to really test yet, but so far the feel is similar to my ACR, although the car does feel a little heavier.

OK I don't usually get this long winded....If you have particular questions, don't hesitate to ask ..... :D

 

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Haven't really watched max speed per gear, but here are the recommended shift speeds per the owners manual:

All speeds in MPH
Economy................................Normal.............................Performance
1st to 2nd - 12...........................14........................................30
2nd to 3rd - 18...........................23........................................50
3rd to 4th - 25...........................29........................................80
4th to 5th - 32...........................45.......................................110
 

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Re: One question:

cali said:
TOP SPEED IN EACH GEAR?
Calculated top speed in each gear at redline:
1st--34.81 mph
2nd--62.09 mph
3rd--92.88 mph
4th--134.07 mph
5th--167.94 mph

Based on stock tire size of 205/50/17 and 6000 rpm redline
Published gear ratios (from Mopar Now)
1st--3.647:1
2nd--2.045:1
3rd--1.367:1
4th--.947:1
5th--.756:1
Final drive--3.526:1
 

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is it 6000 rpm redline or 6200? i have seen it as both.
 

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nice effect there. :lol:

somebody redo the numbers with a 6250 redline.
 
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