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Old 05-08-2009, 08:06 PM   #1
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Default SRT8 300C vs 2001 Z28 M6

300C SRT8 - Unknown Mods (I am sure it was stock)
LS1 Z28 - FRA (free ram air mod), 1LE springs

I've been wanting to run an SRT8 since I got the car just to find out how bad I would get killed. (Well according to most SRT8 owners anyways)...

Was on the way home today cruise set at 73 and I saw the 300 sitting behind me and slowly creeping up for several miles. Obviously it had it's cruise set a couple mph more than me so no big deal and I dismissed it as a 3.5L for a while. Several miles after it was finally passing me and I caught the 300C logo on the side and as the rear cleared my view the SRT8 badge on the back. Sweet.

The lady driving continued past and then moved back to the right lane. I moved to the left and pulled up even with her. I waited to see if she would look over so I could give her a thumbs up but she never did so I dropped to third and shot past her then moved back over ahead of another car and set the cruise again.

A few moments later I glanced in the mirror and saw her move into the left lane and come floating up at a good pace. Then she slows up next to me and is smiling like a fool... I glance down and we are sitting at just over 70mph so I slow up a bit to keep a 70mph pace and shift into third... We both glance over at each other and I give her the motion to go. She goes WOT and I hit the gas as soon as I hear it. We run side by side through my third with me slowly creeping a few inches ahead near the top of the gear (maybe pulled 6 inches ahead) then I shift to 4th and she pulls back a couple inches as I shift. I sit through 4th with it dead even until I reach the top of 4th and slowly seem to creep a bit... just as I am getting ready to shift to 5th (almost an assured death from the information Deuuce has presented regarding gearing) she lets off. I don't even think I can declare my self winner here as it was way to close... Her passenger mirror was dead acrossed from me when I looked over the very last time.


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Ran a 300C SRT8 with my LS1 Z28 M6
70mph to 130mph - Side by Side
Result - Tie (I pulled a few inches during the run but it was to close to call it a kill IMHO)

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They are quick cars. My 300C SRT8 surprises me everytime. You need to throw more dollars at your car.
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it's amazing how many ppl will deny that it's a drivers race between a ls1 and a SRT-8.
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Thanks guys... yeah I need a lid or something.

******.. I have always said they were but this was surprising in a way to me. I was expected one of us to creep away from the other (and honestly thought once we hit triples the SRT8 would be the one pulling). Drivers race is an understatement. haha
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i raced 1 a few months back. i put about 2 cars on it by around 120 if i remeber rite, maybe more but stock ls1 vs srt-8 would def be a drivers race
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i raced 1 a few months back. i put about 2 cars on it by around 120 if i remeber rite, maybe more but stock ls1 vs srt-8 would def be a drivers race
sounds about right..your numbers are solid! Nice ride man.
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The lady driving
Nice kill but I'll give 20:1 odds she kept the ESP fully on....

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I glance down and we are sitting at just over 70mph so I slow up a bit to keep a 70mph pace and shift into third...
The fact SHE raced any worthy car (yours) from 70mph, the absolute dead-spot in 3rd gear, further reinforces my theory.

Too bad you didn't race someone who knows their own car....
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Good Ole Deuuuce.........
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sounds right to me with the edge to the more aerodynamic car.

good run.
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i forgot to say good kill. it dosen't matter how fast a car is. it matters who gets there first. ha ha ha
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Good Ole Deuuuce.........
I know, huh? Me and the OP have a mutual understanding.
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I know, huh? Me and the OP have a mutual understanding.
Yeah Deuuuce is just misunderstood..and certainly doesn't act like the typical LX owners I've ran into on other forums. You can catch the discussion at hand on SVTPerformance... I didn't want to get it going on multiple forums so I left it on the other one.
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Nice race! Time for a cam and nitrous! (and I suppose you could throw a few supporting mods on there...)
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it's amazing how many ppl will deny that it's a drivers race between a ls1 and a SRT-8.
no way mang.. the .1 1/4 mile difference is so significant. LS1s are also so much faster than Mach 1 Mustangs.
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no way mang.. the .1 1/4 mile difference is so significant. LS1s are also so much faster than Mach 1 Mustangs.
Where did the M1 come into play here?
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Where did the M1 come into play here?
I sensed some sarcasm from that post so I wouldn't take it serious. Nice runs BTW.
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Where did the M1 come into play here?
People always argue on here about LS1 f-bodies being faster than the Mach 1 if the race starts at a 100 roll. SRT-8, Mach 1, LS1 f-body, LS2 GTO.. it's all a drivers race, but plenty of people on here will argue otherwise.
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People always argue on here about LS1 f-bodies being faster than the Mach 1 if the race starts at a 100 roll. SRT-8, Mach 1, LS1 f-body, LS2 GTO.. it's all a drivers race, but plenty of people on here will argue otherwise.
I dunno..I honestly have never seen a stock Mach 1 trapping near the SRT8 level.. would have to see that one in person to believe it. In the 1/4 mile (Shooting for ET) it's a completely different story.
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thats the point he was trying to make i think... assuming the race is from a dig or low speed roll and not a ridiculous high speed its going to be a drivers race.
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