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Old 02-09-2004, 09:56 PM
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Lighting v SRT-10 Video

Check this out. Narrated by "Beavis" - "Dodge sucks..huh huh huh huh huh.

Something don't add up. The SRT shouldn't be smoked that bad. I think they are having hard time launching.

http://www.haloclub.com/movies/LvsSRT10a.wmv
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Old 02-10-2004, 02:05 PM
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Yeah, there's definitely something wrong with either the truck or the driver.
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Old 02-11-2004, 06:37 AM
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kinda hard to launch a heavy truck with a manual...should have put an automatic in it. I think the main point was that the SRT owner was talking smack to the L-truck owner...oops.
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kinda hard to launch a heavy truck with a manual...should have put an automatic in it. I think the main point was that the SRT owner was talking smack to the L-truck owner...oops.
That is bunk. Real sports oriented vehicles use manual transmissions, or at least manually shifed trannies.

The L was either modded, or the dodge driver is really bad, as a good driver could launch with a manual just fine.
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I disagree with being manually shifted, thats work truck stuff, real supercars use paddle shifting, some are now using a clutchless manual transmission thats shifted with paddles. Others use a clutch and paddles.

And some just use a plain automatic without paddles that shift themselves you put it in drive and go, this proves the most consistent e.t.'s in straight line racing IMHO.

50 year old Powerglide automatics being widely used in all brands of cars in serious drag racing events drives the point home

My windows media player wouldnt play that link, but im going to try to scour the net for a clip my player will play
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You can go both ways....not saying a manual transmission is a bad thing.....really the only way to go if you have a street/strip car...but for drag racing an automatic is far more consistent...especially if you bracket race. You got a long throw to shift that SRT and that is not desirable. You can't out shift a computer either. That Lighting is modded....pulled a 12.5x....but that wasn't the point of the video...SRT guy was bad mouthing the Lightning guy and got owned for it.
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Where did you guys get that he was bad mouthing the L owner? I didn't here or see it in that clip.
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Drop the hammer and let it fly, you gotta love a firm crisp shift too, never faster shift with a stick

Consistency is everything, along with reaction
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Sticks also have less parasitic losses. The auto transmission is a hydraulic pump that is driven by engine power. Thus it is a power robbing add on. 6 speed all the way baby.
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That was definitely not a good comparison but it was definitely a cool video!
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Drop the hammer and let it fly, you gotta love a firm crisp shift too, never faster shift with a stick

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Tell that to anyone running a Jerico or Lenco or any other drag race clutchless manual.

Even a good factory manual will shift just as fast, and ET quicker than an automatic all else being equal, as long as you know how to launch it.
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Old 02-13-2004, 11:55 PM
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yea i thought we were talking about semi stock bracket racers not pro modified door slammers, its a hemi dominated sport anyway PHH
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While a Lenco might be a bit extreme, I know more than a few guys with Jerico's that drive them on the street. There not that bad to live with if you know how to use them.

The thing is, manuals will always put more power to the ground. That is why there isn't a single production car built today that is offered with both fully automatic and manual transmissions, who's manual version isn't quicker than the auto. People say auto's are more consistent, and I suppose that is true in the hands of a novice, but anyone who races even somewhat regularly can be just as consistent and quicker with a manual.

That said, my race car is an auto.
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Anyone else thinkin' that's an SRT poser?

That Ram was running about 4 seconds behind the Lightning... if an SRT runs 4 seconds behind a Lightning I'll eat mud.

With that said I still think the Lightning will be faster than the SRT, but I'm sorry, there ain't no way that's an SRT and if it is it ain't got the pedal pressed.
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most people can never shift a manual fast enough to beat an auto, because each time ya shift with a stick your really losin a little time cause ya gotta lift your foot off the floor, with an auto you just keep her smashed.
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