SRT nameplate.

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  1. alpha13

    alpha13 Well-Known Member

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    Having a bet with some non Mopar guys, when did the SRT nameplate come out? I am being told the SRT came out on a challenger in 1970. I'm pretty sure that's not correct. But I don't know everything, ha!
     
  2. jos51700

    jos51700 Hemi Orange you glad it isn't a political avatar?

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    SRT came out in '04 with the SRT4/Neon, iirc.

    Definitely NOT the '60's/'70's!
     
  3. alpha13

    alpha13 Well-Known Member

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    I knew it! Ha ha! I was gonna say 2007. What were the options in 1970 anyway? RT and T/A? Are there only two aside from the base model.
     
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    Quite a bit earlier on the Viper, 1991
     
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    krazykuda Well-Known Member FABO Gold Member How-To Section Editor

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    The SRT didn't come out on the Challenger until the 6.1 Hemi came out....
     
  6. ramenth

    ramenth Gratis persona

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    Non Mopar guys says it all. The R/T option goes back even further than the Challenger, so you might want to remind them that if they're gonna spout at least know the history.

    The SRT badges denote the SRT Group, Chrysler's in house performance division, much like Ford's SVT. So, what are they thinking? That you could buy an R/T package 300 in 1970, too?

    As for the options available in packages in 1970 there was the R/T, the SE (and those two could be combined) and the T/A, as well as a few lesser known option groups.
     
  7. BadAss71

    BadAss71 Mopars and Women "Amen"

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    Actually the Viper was an RT/10. The first car to use the SRT nameplate was the 03 Neon SRT4. Following that in 2006 were the Charger SRT8 and the Magnum SRT8.
     
  8. ILLDuster74

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    SRT started with the 03 turbo charged SRT-4 Neon, it stands for Street Race Technology, it is a counter to Ford's SVT unit. There have been several SRT models, SRT-4 Neons and Calibers, SRT-6 Crossfire, SRT-10 Ram pickups and Vipers, SRT-8 Challengers and Chargers. Also there are the ACR cars including some Neons and Vipers. ACR are American Club Racers, and you could get an ACR SRT-4 Neon, and that was a bad ass little car.
     
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    2002 viper was badges with an SRT-10 engine then in 2004 the SRT-10 Rams were available

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    ramenth Gratis persona

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    Imagine that... Easy enough to do a Google search. Your non Mopar buddies don't have the interent? Or do they think that R/T and SRT are the same thing?
     
  11. Riddler

    Riddler Project EH-Body

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    To think SRT almost wasn't called that. In 2002 when I was in the Neon scene we had a huge meet at the Tech center in Auburn Hills, MI and the 2003 PVO Neon was out there. Later is became known as the SRT-4 Neon. Only difference was the front bumper didn't have the nostrils (needed to cool the engine down) and the car was supercharged, no turbo.

    Riddler
     
  12. moparmat2000

    moparmat2000 FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    Yep non mopar guys. The riceburner FnF guys are just as bad. Had one of em tell me putting a 5.9 liter V8 / 4 speed setup in my 67 notchback was too small and weak of an engine trans combo for such a heavy car.

    I asked him, just how much he thought my car weighed. He said 4,000 lbs. I laughed and asked him if he thought i was building a cadillac deville or lincoln town car or something. Then i told him it was around 2,800 lbs. He didnt believe it until i showed him shipping weight in a google search.
     
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    Beats me. I'm assuming it's one of those things where they hAve no idea what they are talking about. I knew I was right.
     
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    You had to have an SCCA license to buy those ACR Neons. I was very unaware of that. Had a customer come in with one, he would complain of of a "vibration at speed". We couldn't duplicate the problem. He came to get the car close to closing time, it was my late night so I delivered the car from service. He was back within 20 mins complaining the vibration was still there. He insisted I go for a ride with him so I could feel what he was talking about. We got out on I-275 and that's where things got hairy. Oh, there was a vibration all right and his definition of "at speed" was 95 mph. That ride scared the hell out of me!! That customer raised 9 kinds of hell because we missed such an obvious vibration! There was no way our techs were going to test drive a car that fast. I think we replaced the struts but told him that we weren't driving the car the way he did. After that, I stick to the parts dept. no more customer rides!
     
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