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    Ram SRT/10 Tested

    The latest Car & Driver has performance numbers from the new SRT/10.

    0-60 in 4.9

    1/4 in 13.6 @105mph

    Top speed drag limited 153mph

    .86g on the skidpad

    70-0 in 184ft

    10mpg city-15mpg highway
    C/D observed 12mpg

    Price as tested 45,795

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    Question Question?

    Does anyone around here know how that compares to the new Ford Lightning?

    Dirtybird91

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    The numbers I found for the 2001 model list

    0-60 in 5.2

    1/4 in 13.8 @ 104mph

    70-0 in 185 feet

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    Lightbulb Hmmmm...

    I'll take the Lil Dodge SRT-4 and still go 153 mph and I'll even bring it to a stop quicker. Oh yeah, I'll pay just $20K, too.

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    Yeah, but you'll look like a schmuck with a load of plywood on a SRT-4.

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    Yeah, but I'd FEEL like a schmuck getting 12 mpg...



    oh wait, I already have a car that gets 12 mpg...

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    Once again looking at another make for a truck when you have the ultamate right here at ford with the lightning...Go figure
    They don't call me "SLOWPOKE" for nothin!
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    yea that ram isnt as impressive as i thought it would be, for 500Hp its only going down the track at 13.6....the neon is right behind if for only 20k....15k less, and you can get a lightnign for like 30k around here or less, and with a few bolt ons you will be looking at the srt-10 in the rearview mirror...

    my .02

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    let's not even talk about the new lightning concept with the neato "super cooler" intercooler, I hope that becomes production, it's just too cool! It's even set up more like a manual car than a manual truck...

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    Originally posted by aplvlydrtybird
    yea that ram isnt as impressive as i thought it would be, for 500Hp its only going down the track at 13.6....the neon is right behind if for only 20k....15k less, and you can get a lightnign for like 30k around here or less, and with a few bolt ons you will be looking at the srt-10 in the rearview mirror...

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    Typical type of statements coming from people who have to compensate somehow when a vehicle gets released that is faster than their own brand. The numbers CnD got weren't that impressive, especially since I have seen 13.4 ets posted from another test for the SRT-10, and just wait till it gets in the hands of some owners who know how to drive. I guarantee it will be putting up low low 13's if not 12 sec times stock, and definitly 12's with slicks at the track.

    As far as the price comparison, I have a Dakota R/T. I bought one new in '99 for $22K. At the time, the Lightnings were $34K. Give me $10K to put onto my Dakota R/T and the Lightning would be seeing my taillights, but of course when it comes down to it, you run what you brung, and price doesn't matter. There are several normally asperated(as in no supercharger or nitrous) Dakota's on the road now that can beat a stock Lightning and the R/T owners still have money in their pockets over buying a L.

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    i got a new lightning but it is the same as the 03' year it can run stock 13.3 to 13.4 1/4 mile times. but it is much faster now

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    HSKR, C&D drivers are some of the fastest and most accurate testing drivers around. They don't test going downhill like Motortrend or other lower mags. Their times came in right were Dodge figured they would be.

    They also stated that the truck has the tractoin of a gravy boat. Their job is not to put slicks on it and tune it in order to get a faster time at the track. All they do is test it 5-10 times or more and average the results. With big heavy rims and street tires it runs those times. If dodge really wanted it to perform they should have used a shorter, lighter tire and they would have improved braking and acceleration times.

    I am sure that with some slicks the 5500lbs truck will make it through the
    1/4 in a little less time. Although it will not quite be the performance truck the lightning is because of the cost of parts and mods for that motor.

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    Originally posted by 1BADSC
    HSKR, C&D drivers are some of the fastest and most accurate testing drivers around. They don't test going downhill like Motortrend or other lower mags. Their times came in right were Dodge figured they would be.

    They also stated that the truck has the tractoin of a gravy boat. Their job is not to put slicks on it and tune it in order to get a faster time at the track. All they do is test it 5-10 times or more and average the results. With big heavy rims and street tires it runs those times. If dodge really wanted it to perform they should have used a shorter, lighter tire and they would have improved braking and acceleration times.

    I am sure that with some slicks the 5500lbs truck will make it through the
    1/4 in a little less time. Although it will not quite be the performance truck the lightning is because of the cost of parts and mods for that motor.
    Sport Truck got the SRT-10 Ram to run a 13.12 @ 108mph 1/4 mile time during their truck of the year competition and this was as LACR drag strip which is about 3200' elevation. Motor Trends numbers have always been high for the Dodge products. This is the same magazine that couldn't get better than a 15.7 out of a stock Dakota R/T regular cab even though they regular cab R/T's average 15.1-15.2 in the 1/4. Curb weight on the SRT-10 is only 5000lbs, and I don't really think the big wheels are hurting it much considering it stoped in a shorter distance than the Lightning did with smaller wheels. And the braking only got better as the brakes heated up. It stopped 60-0 in a shorter distance than any of the other Truck of the Year contestants, including the '04 F-150. Like I said earlier. typical responses from Ford fans who can't stand that the Lightning isn't top dog anymore. And even in the new '05 Lightning performs like Ford hopes it will, it still takes a supercharged motor in a lighter truck to run the same times as the normally asperated SRT-10. When the SRT-10 first came out, all the Ford and Chavy boys said that Dodge would never produce it. Then when it was greenlighted for production, they said it would never run the times Dodge claimed, then when it did, they had to start going after the price. Funny thing is, Chevy's Silverado SS isn't much cheaper, and the SSR is a rolling joke. The new '05 Lighting will cost just as much as the SRT-10 when it gets released. Face it. For now, the almighty Lightning isn't king of the hill anymore.

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    I don't like ford or Dodge so I am not a typical lightning lover. I think both compaines suck. GM sucks too anymore. Each one has one or two cars that are nice and that is it. I would never be loyal to any of them. The dodge is slow for as much power as it has.

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    I'd never own a dodge, unless it was given to me for free. The ford Lightning is still the best and its outdated now. I'm sorry but I'd rather have a forced induction engine than an N/A engine any day. Plus if you ask me, Chrysler/Dodge/Plymoth have some really ****** looking cars and trucks. And like others have said, with a few cheap bolt ons for the lightning you'll be destroying those srt-10's no problem on the track and on the street.

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