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      04-06-2007, 02:30 PM   #1
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A Magnum SRT-8 just felt the WRATH of my E92 335i

So I was just chillin at a stoplight when a Dodge Magnum SRT-8 pulls up next to me, starts revving and staring me down. He obviously had exhaust, not sure what else... anyways, my first reaction is of course to turn off DSC... just as I did that, the light turned green and he launched, so I followed... Got a bit of a late launch, but once I hit 2nd gear I started pulling on him and it was basically over. Got up to about 110MPH and I had him by about 3-4 car lengths already.

Next light he pulls up next to me and just nods his head with a "My hemi just got romped on by a 3-series bimmer" grin. Great timing too considering that 300c SRT-8 thread. Only mod I have done is a Turbo Tuner... What a great way to start my Friday. Have a great weekend everyone

*edit* Since there are so many skeptics in the crowd, and with the hopes that this thread will make its way to the Dodge forums; if the dude in the Black SRT8 that was in Chatsworth on Friday morning sees this, send me a pm so we can get one on vid

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      04-06-2007, 02:36 PM   #2
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How did you know he was an srt-8 and not just a regular 5.7L hemi?
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By the SRT-8 badge on the back when he sped off at the next light. Both models just say "hemi" on the side.
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hahaha 3-4 car lenghts? isnt that a little too much?
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Kudos to the turbo timer, because the SRT-8 wins without it. At least, that's what every major automotive publisher has found in their "independent" testing.
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At 110 thats pretty much the 1/4 mile for the car if you were really holding on it. With a 3-4 car length lead thats about a 1-1.5 second lead. Im assuming heavily that you did a low 13 second run which means he(with his automatic) did a 14+ run. And you say you got a bad launch with him ahead.

I call BS. Way too convenient of a story with the other thread going on.
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BS? Sorry u feel that way. This was on city streets, not on a track bro... It's called a driver's race. Exactly what motive would one have for making something like this up?
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Ok you win. The other driver must not be that competant with an automatic.
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Ok you win. The other driver must not be that competant with an automatic.
... which is exactly what I assumed once I got back to my office and looked at the numbers on the Magnum...

Either way, it still happened and it still felt DAMN GOOD.
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that srt8 is fast...but who knows

it is doing a 1/4 in 13.00s with 108/9 mph....
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Only mod I have done is a Turbo Tuner...
Sorry I have a 335i & no way it will beat a 425 HP SRT-8.
Even with the extra 689 weight difference.

Driver of the Dodge did not have a clue how to drive it!
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I'm actually thinking of selling the Turbo Tuner and going with PROcede or that new AA package. Anyone in SFV want to give it a try? It's like a 30-second install.
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At 110 thats pretty much the 1/4 mile for the car if you were really holding on it. With a 3-4 car length lead thats about a 1-1.5 second lead. Im assuming heavily that you did a low 13 second run which means he(with his automatic) did a 14+ run. And you say you got a bad launch with him ahead.

I call BS. Way too convenient of a story with the other thread going on.
Wrong.

At 110mph, 1 second is 161 feet.

4 car lengths is maybe what? 60 feet? That translates to about .35 to .4 of a second.

Entirely believable actually. Drivers race.
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Neither is correct if the car is still accelerating
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Wrong.

At 110mph, 1 second is 161 feet.

4 car lengths is maybe what? 60 feet? That translates to about .35 to .4 of a second.

Entirely believable actually. Drivers race.
Thats assuming the other vehicle was traveling at the same rate making the distance equal between the two cars. However if the SRT8 was still trying to catch up it was probably more around 105-107mph(if that) when the OP was at 110.

We also dont know if the other driver let off at all creating the distance. Thus bringing his speed down even further.
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The Dodge Magnum is the 4379lb wagon. Even with the 425hp hemi, it's doing the 1/4 mile in 13.6@106mph. That's about where a stock 335i coupe is. The OP said he had the turbo tuner boost mod, which is good for another 40-50hp, so his story is entirely believable.

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http://www.caranddriver.com/shortroa...gnum-srt8.html
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Neither is correct if the car is still accelerating
OK, next time I'll use calculus and create a flash animation recreation of the race for you
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Quote:
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The Dodge Magnum is the 4379lb wagon. Even with the 425hp hemi, it's doing the 1/4 mile in 13.6@106mph. That's about where a stock 335i coupe is. The OP said he had the turbo tuner boost mod, which is good for another 40-50hp, so his story is entirely believable.

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http://www.caranddriver.com/shortroa...gnum-srt8.html
Guess he's right.
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