Hey...So as i promised i met my friend today. He actually came early, but i wasnt able to get with him till about 3pm, since i had to do some independent research work. Anyways, i came home and i was basically running, and i saw the black srt-4 parked in front right next to my pltnm wrx. That car was sweet, i couldnt believe how good it looked in its stock form. All it needed was some wheels and tint, and it would kick some serious ass asthetically. So Anyways...I get in the house and i tell him how sweet his car is and then he takes me out and gives mea ride in it. The car felt strong, but i couldnt compare how strong it felt to mine since i never let anyone drive my car. Then he let me drive his car, and it pulled nicely, but it didnt feel particularily fast. Then again, my car feels really slow to me since im so used to it . So then after i drive it, i asked him if he wanted to run from a roll and he agreed. (new paragraph! )
So we take them to the local highway, and i am rolling at around 45mph in 2nd gear, and he is doing the same. I let him hit it first, and he pulls an initial half a car, and then i slowly begin reeling him in. By 100 mph i am about 1 car and a half ahead of him, and i am still slowly (and i do mean slowly, inches) pulling on him and we shut down at around 130 mph, with me 1 3/4 cars ahead. We then do a roll from 80 mph and i pull about 1 and a half cars ahead of him. Then we do another 80mph run but this time i hit it first, and i pull about 3 cars on him to around 130 mph. Then the last run were going around 80 mph again, and i let him hit it, but he gets an initial 3 cars on me cause im too slow, but i cut it down to about 1 and a half cars by 125mph. It is important to note, that after 120 mph, i am BARELLY pulling on him anymore. I pull on him the strongest if we start around 50-60 mph. All in all, i was happy that i could pull on him, altho i wasnt pulling much, i would definatelly pull on him. I was also happy that when we got to high speeds there was no sign of him pulling on me, as i was still pulling away (altho inches a second). I guess i shouldnt be too proud, since his car is stock, and my car has uppipe/downpipe/mbc. But nevertheless, i feel pretty good about it . He and I both know that if we went from a stop, there would be no competition, i would easily own him by more than 6 cars. From a roll tho, i would say i can only pull around 2 cars on him on average, depending on the starting speed, and then we are basically even from around 120+. (new paragraph! )
Im very happy with the results, and hopefully this gives some of the other guys some hope, you dont need a new turbo to keep up with a stock SRT-4. Because i beat him, he is now looking into modding the car, lol, so ill let u know how bad he whips my butt once he starts modding that crazy beast. To say the least, i am very impressed with the SRT-4. It took me about 450$ of mods to barelly beat a stock 04. That says something. Also i was impressed by how his SRT-4 drives, it was very smooth and the cabin was very quiet. I also liked the transmission, it felt similar to the WRX's, very notchy, but it wasnt as jerky if you shifted quickly. I imagine that is because it has a different clutch on, his clutch was much easier to engage and disengage then my clutch. All in all, it was a lot of good fun, and we were both extremelly happy with the outcomes. I will post some pictures, and possibly a video soon, we are going to try to tape some future races.