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    Why so much hype about the SRT-4??

    I'm not trying to start a flame. But after I test drove the 2004 SRT-4 today. I really doubt their ability!!

    The one I test drove is 2004 Srt4 which is the most powerful one right? Tho the car is still not break-in yet, but there shoudn't be that much difference right??

    I punch it in 1st & 2nd gear(power shift) 1st to 2nd the tires chirp, but the car just doens't have those turbo kick in feel. I don't have much space to try to 4th gear & so on.(Test on city street rush hour). But even the 3rd gear feels sluggish. The stock Sti is so much faster & powerful than the srt-4. Though my Sti is mod now, but I can still remember how the stock Sti perform. I can says that the Sti is the horse compare to srt4 is the pig!! Realli, someone plz chime in and tell me did I test drove a SXT 2.0 or something??

    I can't imagine how a stock 2004 Srt-4 pull on a stock sti from a roll?? Sigh..........I'm very disaapoint of this car after so much reading about it said how fast it it and such....



    andrew

    *Onece again, I'm not starting a flame/war........I'm just telling what I've experienced. :/
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    Your very dissapointed with a car that costs 10k less than yours and can keep up with you on the highway? To each his own

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    What I mean is I don't understand how can a Srt-4 hang with the Sti on the highway from what I've experience about the car by test droving it myself :/.

    I just don't understand where the power come from??
    Or maybe the Srt-4 is just like the M5 I drove. It doens't feels fast, but it's actually very fast in "speed". You know what I mean??

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    yea, but u cant just trust ur ass-dyno. Espically after driving a modded STi around, which is faster than a stock 04 SRT-4. Even driving around a similar powerd car will slowly numb the power feel ass-dyno reading after awhile.

    Roll with one on the highway, then you might be a bit more impressed.

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    well u have an awd car, punching it in 1st-2nd would push you back more easily since all your wheels grip like glue.

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    Re: Why so much hype about the SRT-4??

    Originally posted by bgSti
    The stock Sti is so much faster & powerful than the srt-4.

    Well it should be considering your car costs around $10k more. But for $21k, a stock srt-4 being able to keep up with you from a roll is pretty impressive.

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    Yeh you guys are right!!

    I might want to ride in a mod Srt4 a s1 or s2 one to see how it feels, there is one red srt4 mod in my fittness club. heeh I need to get to know him first then!!


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    Fresh from the factory, they aren't killing machines, but one trip to Home Depot, they purchase a $3 spring, and get quicker. If they upgrade to a Stage 1, which is less than $400, they are even faster. I don't believe all of the Ferrari killing stories I read, but I have several videos on my computer where an SRT either keeps up, or slowly passes modded STi's. That is a pretty good deal for not a lot of $$$.

    The whole, "If I put the $11,000 I saved into the SRT, I can smoke nearly anything" is nothing but weak. If I put $11,000 into my HMMWV (Humvee, for you non-military folks) I'm sure I could squash most cars too.

    I bought an STi, because I could afford it. If I wanted an SRT, I could have gotten that, with much lower monthly payments. I think it's great that the SRT owners are proud of their cars, but like anywhere else, they tend to get a little overexcited about it's capabilities. It's bang for the buck value is the best on the market. I think the biggest problem with the STi and the EVO is that most of the people who are in the market for these cars, can't afford them. Hence they have fewer choices to make. The little neon that could (and CAN) is in the price range of many younger people who want to go fast. If I were 21 years old, I most certainly would be driving (and modifying) one myself.

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    True True!!

    anyways here's a joke from the Dodge salesman who ride with me in the test drive today.

    Salesman: So you drive a Subaru Sti right?

    Me: Yea.

    Salesman: Is that a auto or Maunal??

    Me: Manual no auto in that model.

    Salesman: Oh yeh, I shoud'nt ask this question!!

    Salesman: So how do you like about this car??

    Me: Not bad, the stock exhaust & bov sounds good, of cuz you
    can't expect much about the crappy interior and pedal feels esp: the clucth & steering wheel.

    SMan: Well.....this car is design to be a performance car, so bear with that.

    Me: Yea, true.

    SMan: So which car is faster this or your car??

    Me: Of cuz mine car is faster, it has 300/300 stock.

    SMan: Yea, it's twin turbo right or supercharge??


    Me: It's just single turbo.

    At that time-------Me & my bro have already started &

    The best part is after the test drive we drove back to the parking lot and let the car sits for a while (He know that turbo car need to cool down ) while we were checking out the car, my bro saw him putting his finger on the brake disc . I'm like OOOOOOk.

    hahah...hope you guys like this story!!


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    The srt is a great car for not only the $$$ they charge but even if it were more expensive. If you care about performance then its a really great deal minus the fwd.

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    From a roll it will take an sti. It usually dyno's at around 230whp w/240-250 tq. An sti dynos around 230-240whp. The srt is lighter then the sti. SO there is your reason why it pulls it at higher speeds. I would never buy an srt nor choose it over the sti but you gotta give credit where it is due. IMO I dont care about the cheap interior, I am probably buying that car to put work into and smoke alot of cars. ....Mopar and dodge hit the bulls eye w/that one.
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    My friend's Stage 1 SRT4 has made me a believer. The car can hang or beat lightly modded Evos, Sti's and stage 3 WRX's from a roll. Obviously the car would not fare so well from a stop, but when you are just comparing sheer HP, the car is tough to beat for the $ (excluding V8's of course).
    The mods that are coming out for the SRT are pretty exciting, larger turbos that will move the turbo from the stock location, cams, ECU's, etc. It will be little time before we start seeing a bunch of 11 sec street driven SRTs.

    I thought the interior was pretty decent and it definitely looks better than the EVO inside.
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    Im still trying to figure out who is hyping the SRT4?

    Definition of Hype: To publicize or promote, especially by extravagant, inflated, or misleading claims.

    No one has done that here. They have stated factual outcomings of the SRT4. Stock for stock, from a roll, with equal drivers, the "2004" SRT4 should win.
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    Originally posted by bgSti
    Me: Not bad, the stock exhaust & bov sounds good, of cuz you
    can't expect much about the crappy interior and pedal feels esp: the clucth & steering wheel.
    The SRT-4 you drove had a BOV?

    And yeah, it's very hard to make comparissons on an engine that hasn't had a chance to break in yet. I'm sure you never went WOT in your STi the first dozen miles, so you wouldn't really know if it makes a difference. The PCM still needs time to learn the boost schedule, fuel timing, etc.

    Did you happen to look at the boost gauge and see what the car was boosting? Should've been 13-14 PSI for an 2004.
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    Again if you want straight lie performance and do a little autoXs and you want a sweet deal then get a SRT4

    If you have a little more to spend and want to go through canyons, dirt/snow and gravel and a little now and then a straight line get a wrx/or sti.

    both are great cars, but different in applications

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    Up in Canada, there is almost a 20K difference between the OTD price of an SRT4 and that of an STi.

    I agree, driving a modded car dulls the butt dyno bigtime.
    I recently testdrove the Volvo V70R (with the 300HP 5 cyl engine), and I wasn't impressed at all with it's straighline power to be honest, even though my friend who was looking at the car was scared crapless....

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