Thanks for sharing your memories ripcuda and also for your service. It may be more difficult for the newer members, to understand the initial excitement and enjoyment that was felt by the early owners of the SRT4. The SRT4 was/is a lightweight, 4 door, turbocharged, FWD pocket rocket, that blew the doors off many higher priced performance cars and could be bought for under 20-25k at the time. Long live the SRT4.
Cruise was never intended to work, I forget the story of how someone found out that it did. The stock ECU and Stage 1 would support it. Stage 2 and 3 ECU will not because the section of the computer that runs cruise control was replaced with the "toys". Nobody has working "coast" though, but seriously, you are in an SRT-4, who slows down?I too installed the factory cruise control. Everything works properly (except coast) with my S1 flashed stock ECU.
Two timing belts club :surprise:its time for my 2nd timing belt (200k+) on my DD.. its a fun car.. starting to show its age.. freezing cold here and yesterday the blower motor smoked.. car is amazing in the snow (w/snow tires)
wife thinks its funny when we get pulled over (most of the time) --
cop: you know why i pulled you over..
wife to me: nope, do you?
.. then a long discussion about how the exhaust is totally stock....
I am sad now that the current leadership at Chrysler has discarded the small car group entirely, especially for the fact that the SRT-4 was dead before it ever even literally got off the paper. I know a lot of people here were all stoked about the GLHS name, but I was not. That to me was a cop out by Chrysler to remove the 4 cylinder from the SRT lineup, which was garbage.Also the fact that engineers talking with everyone here and helping out where they could. I have never seen any forum where the designers were so open to help and also take feedback from the members here. And to be at the National events with them as well was amazing.