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From the one SRT that I have seen go down the track, I would say some major frame stabilization is in order, including traction bars. The bed on that thing on burnout and launch moved around so much I would have sworn it was about to blow off the truck. When I see something like that, it worries me...that could be murder on the drive shaft and rear end, IMO.

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Toe said:
Wouldn't you get the same results by inserting some of those grill covers you can by at the aftermarket places?
if they fit right then go for it ....i dont know where you can get them.....if you use the clear lexan there invisible to everyone and only cost a few bucks to make....very good mod for dodge trucks... more mph in the 1/4 mile
 

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sixpipes said:
You can't be serious.
that truck is well in the 12s mostly stock... add 225-250hp of juice and slicks and its well in the 11s or better......

sixpipes......you must have a problem reading.... in my post i said with all the mods and slicks.....heres my post again.....read it... some people are just dumb

hemi777 said:
put slicks on it with all the other mods and your in the low 11s high 10s easy .....i have a nitrous express kit 150hp on the way from jegs for my hemi truck that should take my 13.71 at99mph time and and get me well in the 12s with my little motor
 

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hemi777 said:
low 11s high 10s easy .....
Let's not resort to calling me dumb just because I don't agree with you. Reality is, I saw a Viper at Ennis, TX about a month ago that ran high 11's no juice. He then ran off a 10.89 on juice. This guy was making some serious horsepower. We're talking Viper (~3,000 lbs and pretty dang aerodynamic). Now we're talking about a 5,000 lb truck shaped like a brick with a nightmare of a transmission to shift quickly and he is going to run low 11s high 10s easy?

I think it's an insult to all the guys that bust their hump to get that next 1/10 second in the 1/4 to suggest that all you have to do is throw on some slicks, take off a little weight, and add the juice and you're in the low 11s high 10s easy. For one thing, the stock drive trane would never hold up to that kind of power. You may not agree with me, but anyone who has any real racing experience knows that your statement really is laughable. :cool:
 

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I'm not sure why you think the drivetrain may not stand up. It's the same as a Viper. I don't know why a SRT-10 is a nightmare to shift, when it's the same transmission as a Viper (actually it's not like a road race, you only have to shift twice). The only thing different in the drivetrain is the rear axle, and personally I think the Dana 60 in the Ram is probably stronger then the Viper axle. The Dana 60 worked just fine on cars weighing about what the SRT-10 does, but they had "super track pack" 4.11 gears, a 4 speed manual, and a 426 Hemi. I remember all the talk back in 1968 about how bullitproof the Dana 60 was.

So look at what the truck is running right now, 12.7's, so hopefully he'll get another 1.5 secs. Break it down, and first the 22" wheels are killing this truck. It's high rotating mass, and it's about as far away from the center of the hub as possible, which is just wrong for drag racing. There is probably .3-.5 sec in lightweight wheels alone, not counting anything like slicks. Now add some sticky tires and I'm sure you could launch a lot harder and pick up another .3-.5 secs. So lets use the more conservative numbers of .3+.3 and that means a 150 HP shot is going to make up the other .9 sec to make the goal... If you use a 225 HP shot then it sounds easy to me!

PS, I wouldn't call out Hemi777's racing experience... He has a long bed Ram running 13.7 on $100 in mods.
 

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I'm not questioning so much his racing experience, but his knowledge of what it takes to get to low 11s high 10s. I've seen what it takes to get the Lightning there and I can tell you, it's a hell of a lot harder than losing a little weight and adding juice. As far as the drive train dependability, we shall see. Pushing the SRT-10 down the track takes a lot more strength than pushing a Viper.


You guys talk like 1.5 seconds is nothing, there is a huge difference from 12.7 to low 11s. I'm not saying someone is not going to spend the the money it takes to accomplish it, just ain't going to happen as easy as you guys seem to think. :cool:
 

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sixpipes said:
Let's not resort to calling me dumb just because I don't agree with you. Reality is, I saw a Viper at Ennis, TX about a month ago that ran high 11's no juice. He then ran off a 10.89 on juice. This guy was making some serious horsepower. We're talking Viper (~3,000 lbs and pretty dang aerodynamic). Now we're talking about a 5,000 lb truck shaped like a brick with a nightmare of a transmission to shift quickly and he is going to run low 11s high 10s easy?

I think it's an insult to all the guys that bust their hump to get that next 1/10 second in the 1/4 to suggest that all you have to do is throw on some slicks, take off a little weight, and add the juice and you're in the low 11s high 10s easy. For one thing, the stock drive trane would never hold up to that kind of power. You may not agree with me, but anyone who has any real racing experience knows that your statement really is laughable. :cool:
time will tell.....we will see whos wrong ...give him time to get the mods on his truck
 

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I'm not questioning so much his racing experience, but his knowledge of what it takes to get to low 11s high 10s

i have been dragracing for over 20 years ....been low 10s in my camaro... 11s in my trans am.......8.40s at 160mph on my drag bike with a 1498 stroker motor.....so i know what it takes to run low 11s-high 10s
 

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Looks like this thread is staying on topic one way or the other. :D Guys, I am not trying to start a bunch of crap here. 9 seconds asked for opinions and I gave mine. If you think that makes me dumb, so be it, but I stand by my original opinion. Low 11s high 10s is not easy, especially in a Dodge SRT-10 with stock drive trane. You can play internet fantasy games all you want, but it ain't going to happen IMHO. :cool:
 

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I think it would help with mild mods and stock wheel size. As it is, you shift to 4th right before the end of the 1/4. I would like to cross at around 5200-5300 in 4th. Thats right at 107 - 109 mph (perfect) with 4.56 gears. If you make more power, then you are good to 124 mph (6000 rpm in 4th). Tire availability is the only drawback I can see if you mod. That is tires than will stick. You could light the tires at will on the street.
 
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