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Postby TomsGT4 » Fri May 02, 2008 2:07 pm

Me too :)
Back when I was boosting my CT-26 to 14psi, supporting mods, and about 200lbs weight reduciton. Man that was fun.

http://alltrac.net/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=15070
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Postby smog7 » Fri May 02, 2008 4:25 pm

TomsGT4 wrote:Me too :)
Back when I was boosting my CT-26 to 14psi, supporting mods, and about 200lbs weight reduciton. Man that was fun.

http://alltrac.net/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=15070


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jjpetek wrote:I can promise you that a stock SRT-4 ACR will out handle every stock GT4 and most GT4's with just springs and a rear bar. These cars are tuned for racing in stock classes and have all of the compromises to go with it in terms of ride stiffness and general 'vibration'. The suspension is actually 'tuned' out of the box, plus has adjustable shocks and a rear sway bar that doesn't look like a brake line. I think we can all admit that gt4's are not 'tuned' out of the box. Go check them out on the autocross course or road race track. :doh:


maybe in a straightline buddy...but i highy highly doubt an str-4 can keep up with an allltrac in the turns. i don't give a f*** about suspension...you must be to stuiped, to realized we also have awd, which i have and gurantee we can beat, exp in autocross. so please keep your little bad car facts else where, suspenion is important..but on a little domestic fwd car...gooooood luck, i can go into cornors faster...and come out alot faster then you can with your little srt-4. lol stock tires barly work at keeping the srt-4 going. and don't give me that....its tuneable...gl with you srt-4, i laugh when i see them, cheap car....decent engine...dodge :shrug:



wow that was a good laugh
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Postby Dracov » Sat May 03, 2008 2:23 am

Um...wow. Now I know who not to consult about cars.
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Postby etantshi » Mon May 26, 2008 4:44 pm

Stock for stock in autox, I'd have to go with the srt. Sorry.
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Postby WarTowels » Mon May 26, 2008 5:30 pm

lol, I just read the above thread on the SRT4 with the hilarious flaming.

Reminded me of someone I know...

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Postby illGT4 » Sun Jun 01, 2008 12:41 am

Race prepped SRT-4 Neons are nothing to shake a stick at. I'm curious if just how many people here have competed against one on at road course or auto x. We have quite a few that come out to the track here and they are mighty fast.

How many of you have actually been on a race track? Keep the racing off the streets, please.. It really doesn't say much at all "racing" on the streets people drive to work on.
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Postby BlueDragon » Tue Jun 03, 2008 12:23 pm

uhh... yeah i dont see a stock srt cornering the way an alltrac does... I have a good idea of this because we have some amazing twisties up the mountain on the way to the ski resort I frequent... not once have i ever been passed.... and the closest ive come to losing was a modified WRX who could pull slightly on the straights on my other then intrax springs... stock jdm motor with ceramic turbo all at stock... I entered and exited faster then a WRX so tell me your SRT can keep up... come on up and try to fallow me... ill see you grinding down the guardrail shortly... guarantee it.

wow long sentence huh? what a rambler.... and in retrospect I guess maybe I just drive closer to the limit then most ppl.... Not alot of people enjoy AWD drifting topped out in 3rd gear around a mountain pass... hmph
if you ever find yourself in this situation though... keep cool dont let off the gas too sharply or slam your brakes or your gonna lose it... you gotta power thro, and trust your awd to pull you around the corner...
man im rambling again... toooooo much coffee this morning!
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Postby illGT4 » Tue Jun 03, 2008 12:35 pm

BlueDragon wrote:I entered and exited faster then a WRX so tell me your SRT can keep up... come on up and try to fallow me... ill see you grinding down the guardrail shortly... guarantee it.


Not sure if this is directed at me- I don't have an SRT4 Neon. But, I can respect cars that are fast when driven correctly. I do however own several GT-Four and various other vehicles. Being a professional driver, instructor and coach, I doubt that I'll be grinding any guard rails... ;)

Honestly, it's threads & posts like this that show the age and maturity of the forum. In a track environment, anything is fair game, and most things are a driver's race.

Keep it safe and stay alive.. it's not a race unless the other person is racing you back in a CLOSED COURSE, aka RACE ENVIRONMENT.


Ps.. I hate SRT4 Neons.
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Postby BlueDragon » Tue Jun 03, 2008 9:52 pm

no that was a challenge to anyone that wants to bring a stock srt4 and try to keep up....

and i guess maturity level also factors into definitions because i say anytime there are 2 cars and each is trieng to go faster then the other that would be the basic definition of a "race" me and webster could have it wrong :twisted:

congrats on being mature and stickin up for.... oh wait you hate neons what was your arguement about??
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Postby BlueDragon » Tue Jun 03, 2008 9:54 pm

and honestly all that coment was getting at is if you went into a turn matching my speed in an srt4 thinking you were hot shit you would lose it because your skid G limit is lower.... being a pro i think you would understand that.
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Postby darthripley » Tue Jun 03, 2008 10:10 pm

Joe & I have raced on a road course & auto-x, neither one of us have been to a drag strip yet.
I'd love to go to a drag strip for the experience of it at least once.

I only like pushing the limits of a car in a controlled environment, therefore if a "panic" situation arises on the street I have more knowledge regarding the car's and my own limits as a driver.

BlueDragon, no need for the hostility towards IllGT4 - everyone is entitled to their own opinion.
no matter how you want to define it, racing is illegal on the streets and best left to controlled environments where harm to others and harm to yourself is kept to a minimum.
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Postby illGT4 » Tue Jun 03, 2008 10:15 pm

BlueDragon wrote:and honestly all that coment was getting at is if you went into a turn matching my speed in an srt4 thinking you were hot shit you would lose it because your skid G limit is lower.... being a pro i think you would understand that.


You are really reaching for just about anything now , aren't you? So you think just because a car has a different skid pad # it cannot exit a turn as fast as your all-trac? LOL..

You really shouldn't compare "skid pad #'s" so factually. #'s change with the diameter of the skid pad and how the car is prepped. Have you ever been on a skid pad? I'm on a skid pad 7 days a week. No need for hostility.

Corner exit speed doesn't just come out of a skid pad #. Skid pad #'s don't relate much on a road course. It comes down to a number of factors- The biggest one being the driver.
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Postby illGT4 » Tue Jun 03, 2008 10:21 pm

darthripley wrote:BlueDragon, no need for the hostility towards IllGT4 - everyone is entitled to their own opinion.
no matter how you want to define it, racing is illegal on the streets and best left to controlled environments where harm to others and harm to yourself is kept to a minimum.



It's all good- I'm simply trying to re-visit an old forum and open discussion with old friends. It's good to see some of you are still at it. With beautiful All-Trac as well!

Simply put- I came back here to try and provide some "real world" vehicle dynamics help. :shrug: just my $.02 anyway


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Postby darthripley » Wed Jun 04, 2008 1:26 am

illGT4 wrote:It's all good- I'm simply trying to re-visit an old forum and open discussion with old friends. It's good to see some of you are still at it. With beautiful All-Trac as well!

Simply put- I came back here to try and provide some "real world" vehicle dynamics help. :shrug: just my $.02 anyway


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no prob, it's always good to see you around from time to time - just letting other members know we don't tolerate hostility/attacks on others here :)
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