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Was playing with a GT Mustang tonight on I-696. To my amazement it kept up with it until about 120mph. At 120 it seems like the car kinda dies out. Took it to the track and the same thing. Runs great up to but after that it just seems to run out of power. Cant wait until some engine upgrades become avail. So much fun to drive.

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what color is your car? ever been to the ramchargers in livonia, cause there was someone saying something about that in the store, wondering if it was you
 

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My car is black. It has 18 inch rims with a bodykit. Yes I have been to ram chargers. It has been a while though. I know some people who still go there so it's possible.

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just wonderin, this guy had a blue one, so its obviously someone else, but obviously its a problem, i spoke w/ the powertrain engineer, he said its that damn heat exchangers in there doin it, they are too restrictive for the car, but gm wouldnt put something higher flowing in, they are losing 6 lbs of boost through them, on a car w/ a smaller pulley, it makes 20 lbs b4 the exchanger, but only 14 after, he also advised unplugging the wires to the bypass solenoid, or taking off the vacuum lines and plugging them, car supposedly runs alot better, gm is "supposedly" working on an m90 upgrade, and a traditional plate and fin exchanger upgrade, he said the m62 can make 300 at the tires on that car, but the exchagers wont allow it, also, a recommended upgrade would be a resevoir plummed into the stock exchanger that would allow for ice to be added, or alcohol and dry ice to be ran for those who want to cram more boost in reliably, o, btw the car w/ 14 lbs, picked up about 25 hp at the wheels for those interrested
 

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Comming back from Moroso north bound on the Fl turnpike in a convoy w/ 6 other Saturns; I made a straight shot run from 75-80 to 120MPH. I was surprised at how well it handled at that speed and how smooth it was. I was in 4th gear at @58oorpm. Not sure where the rev limiter would kick and not wanting a surprise at that speed i backed off. I then made another run to 130mph at @ 6000rpm again smooth as silk. At that point i was satisfied. I had just changed the oil at 2950 miles. I have modified Eibach's and just opened the front grill w/ a Vue st/st screen in all opening's in the front. No other mod's. I won't need to push it any further. For the money, out of the box; you just can't beat the value, style and performance of The Redline...F.Y.I.
 

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barry, i second your opinion, the only thing that is close is the srt4, yes I KNOW that it will out perform a redline, but no matter how many i see 3 things still bug me about it, its damn big wing, pointless hood scoop, and it looks like its a 4 door sedan, cause it is, an fyi pay attention to gm in about 2007, i know its a long time, but i hear the rpm dependent boost is replaced by another method of making boost ;)
 

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88ls1blazer said:
he also advised unplugging the wires to the bypass solenoid, or taking off the vacuum lines and plugging them, car supposedly runs alot better
Hey, I tried that tonight when I was down in philly on 61st street cruising and it actually made the car run sloooow. My boost gauge was only reading 5-6psi.... was there something I missed???
 

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88ls1blazer said:
barry, i second your opinion, the only thing that is close is the srt4, yes I KNOW that it will out perform a redline, but no matter how many i see 3 things still bug me about it, its damn big wing, pointless hood scoop, and it looks like its a 4 door sedan, cause it is
You are correct the only thing in the Redlines price range that beats it in terms of performance is the SRT4. With that said please...it has a big wing yes, the hood scoop DOES in fact have a function...open the hood and look underneath you will see ducts the go directly over the turbo to help cool it...good concept hey ;)...and yeah its a 4 door sedan...it has 4 doors :).

Now have any of you guys gotten to the dyno or track yet? I actually do not mind the Redlines but they do not seem to have any real world numbers yet from the track or dyno.

Just so you all are aware YES I do drive a 2004 Black SRT4 (I am not here to bash BTW) I ran a 13.9 @ 101mph with a 2.1 60 foot in my stock car :).
 

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mikecandler, sorry, my buddies musta not had the ducting, opened up the hood, its just open under there, maybe the good old pentastar forgot to put it on? as to the problem w/ the boost, did you plug the lines or just unhook them? i will double check, but im sure he said it would work, if he's wrong im writing it down, cause he worked on that motor project for 2 years
 

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MikeCandler said:
Now have any of you guys gotten to the dyno or track yet? I actually do not mind the Redlines but they do not seem to have any real world numbers yet from the track or dyno.
Hi Mike,

I dynode my Red Line on Friday.

88 Degrees / 100% Humidity / Very Hot Motor and Intercooler water

200whp / 191wtq

I'm sure it could put down more than 205 to the wheels with better weather and some nice long cooling times.
 

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mikecandler, sorry, my buddies musta not had the ducting, opened up the hood, its just open under there, maybe the good old pentastar forgot to put it on?
Maybe you should look more carefully next time ;)...there are ducts that run directly from the hood scoop, they are fed back to the turbo where the air exits to help keep heat down...thus making the "pointless hood scoop" completly functional!
 

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SilverBulletRL said:
Hi Mike,

I dynode my Red Line on Friday.

88 Degrees / 100% Humidity / Very Hot Motor and Intercooler water

200whp / 191wtq

I'm sure it could put down more than 205 to the wheels with better weather and some nice long cooling times.
Wow great numbers, makes you wonder how the heck SCC got under 150wtq?
Now get that bad boy to the track so you can get some real world results!

I have not seen any Redlines as of yet driving in my city (other than at the dealer) I am hoping to meet up with them when they become more common!
 

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MikeCandler said:
Wow great numbers, makes you wonder how the heck SCC got under 150wtq?
Now get that bad boy to the track so you can get some real world results!

I have not seen any Redlines as of yet driving in my city (other than at the dealer) I am hoping to meet up with them when they become more common!

I don't plan to take it to the track anytime soon... still low mileage.
 

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88ls1blazer said:
mike, checked again, still not there
Hmm maybe he does not drive an SRT4...or you are blind...either one works :p (jk)
Below is a picture of a stock hood in CF(CarbonFibreOne hood for the SRT4) notice that the top middle of the picture is where the hood scoop is...then the left middle of the picture is one of the two exit holes that lead from the scoop directly over the manifold/turbo assembly there is another same style hole on the oposite side not in the picture, can you see it now?

Picture from SRT4forums drolander, again you can CLEARLY see the two holes exiting the scoop at the back of the hood over the turbo/manifold assembly and the ducts that run from the hood scoop at the front of the hood.


Does that help explain everything ;)
 

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I don't plan to take it to the track anytime soon... still low mileage.
I see, hoping we can get some good real world track numbers in the coming weeks for these cars! I never like to accept magazine times being good or bad! I know I have seen some say 14.8 and others state 15.5, I tend to think the Redline should be good for consistant high 14's without a problem!
 

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ill have to try to get a picture, his is definately an srt4, motor mount problems and all, his has sound dedener underneath of it, dont now if he did it, havent asked him, but i cant imagine why, and i have looked at other srt4's and seen the ducts, but not on his, *scratches head*
 

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ill have to try to get a picture, his is definately an srt4, motor mount problems and all, his has sound dedener underneath of it, dont now if he did it, havent asked him, but i cant imagine why, and i have looked at other srt4's and seen the ducts, but not on his, *scratches head*
No SRT4's come with the sound dedener/crap under the hood from the factory...that is unless like you stated that he for some reason added it too the car?? No biggy I just wanted to make sure you saw what a stock SRT4 under hood looked like and the fact the hood scoop is in fact functionable :).
As for the motor mounts...that was the FIRST thing I changed on the car LOL :), both sides and tranny mount from Psi-Fi Motorsports!
 

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88ls1blazer said:
he also advised unplugging the wires to the bypass solenoid, or taking off the vacuum lines and plugging them, car supposedly runs alot better,
Hello, I ran a vacuum gauge on mine to see when the computer commands the bypass valve on and off. The only time it commands bypass is during decel. The computer is calibrated to dump excessive boost, but with the stock supercharger pully our cars can't make enough boost for the computer to command a bypass at full throttle. So by disconnecting the bypass valve you aren't really gaining anything, and if you disconnect the wrong hose from the valve you may put it in default bypass mode, which will lead to low power.
 
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