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Old 07-20-2018, 12:50 AM   #1
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Challenger scat pack 1320

11.7 @ 115 must hook pretty good but all the weight must haunt it uptop.

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Old 07-20-2018, 02:14 AM   #2
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I mean, if you want a dragster, Dodge has you covered six ways to Sunday. And I can definitely see the appeal, for a certain audience. Those cars are pretty bad ass, in their own way.

20-year old me would have jumped at something like that. Mid-fifties me, not so much.
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Old 07-20-2018, 03:28 PM   #3
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I mean, if you want a dragster, Dodge has you covered six ways to Sunday. And I can definitely see the appeal, for a certain audience. Those cars are pretty bad ass, in their own way.

20-year old me would have jumped at something like that. Mid-fifties me, not so much.
Stage 2 gti's trap that at half the price!

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Stage 2 gti's trap that at half the price!

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I don't think you get it, though. No offense, truly, but the appeal of these cars is not just numbers. It's bad ass big engines, normally aspirated is a plus, with a ton (well, two tons or more) of Detroit iron being pushed down the asphalt. It's the size, the presence, the history, the noise, the knowledge that, yes, this is so damn impractical and so not wise but still so damn fun.

If you've never ridden down a country road drinking Bud from tallboys and throwing them out the window to catch the airflow so they wind up, unfailingly, in the truck bed, and then gone into a muddy field to do donuts, or you've never wound out a 'Stang or a Camaro down southern two-lanes in the back woods, well, you might not quite understand the appeal.

Mind you, this is _not_ my world any more. I have zero interest in owning these types of cars these days; for cars that are toys give me a TT or a M240 or even better a Cayman. But somewhere in my southern soul there lurks a part saying, "Yeehaw!" and thinking thoughts of the General Lee.
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Old 07-21-2018, 12:16 AM   #5
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Um ok

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Old 07-22-2018, 10:02 PM   #6
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I take it you never drove a big-block with a rock crusher or Super T10?
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There’s just something about a nasty V8!!! I completely understand the appeal.
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Old 07-23-2018, 12:17 AM   #8
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Being a mopar guy at heart I really dig the 392 cars, jeep and Durango SRT ect.

Also a father of two, aspiring small business owner, and a commuter of a minimum of 60 miles per day I just canít justify it.

I have had plenty of the backroad experiences as described above, between my built W250LE Cummins on 35s that ran the 1/4 quicker than most cars on this page and my old mans 2000 Roush Mustang 5MT on a sunny summer afternoon were a big part of my teens and early 20s. Iíve always had at least one Volkswagen in my name since I turned 16, but big American muscle is a whole different kind of fun

The 5.7 hemi isnít all that impressive, but a 2018 Durango R/T is still my top pick for the wifeís new ride this coming spring. Just need to convince her itís a better choice than the GMC ACADIA
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The 5.7 hemi isnít all that impressive, but a 2018 Durango R/T is still my top pick for the wifeís new ride this coming spring. Just need to convince her itís a better choice than the GMC ACADIA
Hell, I hate Dodges but even I think the Durango R/T is a better choice than the GMC. I just loathe those things for some reason.
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