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Hello, I have an Srt-4 and was wandering how your cars hold up against it.
I haven't seen a Redline on the road yet but, I've heard good things. Could any of you just give me some specs or maybe some video of a redline in action against an SRT? If you have any questions about the Srt I'm also open
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There have been one or two guys who have said they beat a SRT but I have not had a chance. Any stock RL is running slightly slower then the SRT. The only wins here were because the SRT driver didnt know how to drive.

Specs: supercharged and intercooled DOHC 16-valve inline-4, aluminum block and head, port fuel injection
Displacement: 122 cu in, 1998cc
Power (SAE net): 205 bhp @ 5600 rpm
Torque (SAE net): 200 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm

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Transmission: 5-speed manual
Wheelbase: 103.5 in
Length/width/height: 185.0/67.9/55.8 in
Curb weight: 2984 lb

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Zero to 60 mph: 6.1 sec
Zero to 100 mph: .16.0 sec
Zero to 130 mph: .35.9 sec
Street start, 5-60 mph: 6.4 sec
Standing 1/4-mile: 14.7 sec @ 97 mph
Top speed (drag limited): 141 mph
Braking, 70-0 mph: 162 ft
Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 0.85 g
 

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Sounds like a nice investment. I was wondering what they have when I meet one I'll tell you guys how it goes. Thanks bro.
 

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Going strictly by the numbers the SRT-4 should win everytime.

the redline, shouldnt be lose by a great distance/time. and can win, if the driver thinks its just a regular ion.

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gm3saturn,
In looking over some of the specs you posted, I've seen a couple different numbers, for example, for curb weight, I've seen 2930 lbs. posted at Saturn's site (maybe older info?). I've also recently read an article re 1/4 mile times, and the writer achieved a 14.55 in a completely stock RL (best of about five runs... other times were in the 14.6-14.8 range). Numerous reviews and articles state the top speed is 144mph, not 141 mph (again, maybe older info?). I've been at 130, and engine seemed to have plenty left to go. The published braking spec is 60-0 in 119 feet.

Also, how could a rolling start (your "street start" 5-60 mph) time be slower than the 0-60 time? Doesn't seem to make sense to me.
 

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jmichna said:
gm3saturn,
Also, how could a rolling start (your "street start" 5-60 mph) time be slower than the 0-60 time? Doesn't seem to make sense to me.
street starts (5-60) are always slower than 0-60s
 

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street starts (5-60) are always slower than 0-60s
Can you explain why? I'm not trying to be a jerk... it just seems that if you are already going 5 mph, you save that fraction of a second it takes to get you from 0 to 5 mph, while you're on your way to 60.
 

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You know that's a great question. I've wondered that myself many times and have some half baked ideas, but I honestly I can't exactly say. I could try to sit here and act like I know, but i really don't. I'm sure someone on here knows though.
 

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gm3saturn said:
There have been one or two guys who have said they beat a SRT but I have not had a chance. Any stock RL is running slightly slower then the SRT. The only wins here were because the SRT driver didnt know how to drive.
That and the first gen ones are not as quick. I would guess most of the time its the driver. The 'race' that I had was not as simple as line up at the light and drop it. In a straight line, the SRT will win, particuarly the newest ones. They have more torque, so in a 1/4 mile run they're real quick. Once the gears wind out, and the road gets curvey, the advantage rolls our way a bit. Mainly on the curves. The real advantage that the SRTs have is aftermarket support. We're still stuck with filters and exhaust work for now, no headers, ECUs, anuthing like that yet.
 

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An SRT-4 owner that's not scared of the word "Neon".

I like you already, dude!!!!

What year is your SRT-4 and do you have any mods?
 

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jmichna said:
Can you explain why? I'm not trying to be a jerk... it just seems that if you are already going 5 mph, you save that fraction of a second it takes to get you from 0 to 5 mph, while you're on your way to 60.
I've thought about this too, and this is my half-assed theory, so please correct if I am wrong.

When you are rolling at 5mph, your engine is turning at a very low RPM (1000 maybe?) and certainly the supercharger is not engaged. When you start from 0, you can prepare by disengage the clutch and spin up the engine to like 2500-3000 rpm first for a launch, then drop the clutch and off you go. It really only takes literally a split second for you to reach 5mph from a dead start (assuming no bucking and excessive spinning) and you are going almost full throttle by then. I guess that's where the advantage comes from.

Just my 2 cents.
 

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isn't our cars 5-60 mph faster than our 0-60 mph
 

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Hawflake said:
I've thought about this too, and this is my half-assed theory, so please correct if I am wrong.

When you are rolling at 5mph, your engine is turning at a very low RPM (1000 maybe?) and certainly the supercharger is not engaged. When you start from 0, you can prepare by disengage the clutch and spin up the engine to like 2500-3000 rpm first for a launch, then drop the clutch and off you go. It really only takes literally a split second for you to reach 5mph from a dead start (assuming no bucking and excessive spinning) and you are going almost full throttle by then. I guess that's where the advantage comes from.

Just my 2 cents.
Well maybe, but I can have the clutch disengaged and be rev'ing higher while doing 5 mph.... :confused:
 

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You can still rev it up while going 5mph, but the 'street start' term means you just hammer it at 5 with no revving. Hawflake's theory is pretty correct to assume as to why the 0-60 time is faster than 5-60. The extra momentum you're giving your car's wheels while they spin will help launch the car and sling it forward when they catch grip. This launch will blow the 5mph start out of the water ;)
 

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SRT-4-NEON said:
Hello, I have an Srt-4 and was wandering how your cars hold up against it.
I haven't seen a Redline on the road yet but, I've heard good things. Could any of you just give me some specs or maybe some video of a redline in action against an SRT? If you have any questions about the Srt I'm also open
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Thank You.
How come you posted in the Kill section you were with your friend and beat a RL and now you say you havn't seen one on the road yet

http://www.redlineforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1421
 

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