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Challenger vs Z28

This is a discussion on Challenger vs Z28 within the Camaro / SS forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; a friend, a co-worker got this Challenger a few months ago. 6.1L with a 6-speed 3am last night we left ...

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    Challenger vs Z28

    a friend, a co-worker got this Challenger a few months ago.
    6.1L with a 6-speed


    3am last night we left work, and got to goofing around on the interstate


    I passed the yellow banna at 125mph - C-YA


    made me a bit nervous, decided to cruise at 90mph. . .Cars are HEAVY, if I'd been on the green bike I'd have felt WAY more comfortable at triple digits


    so at 90 mph I notice the Challenger gaining on me. . .The road was uphill,
    a slight grade UP, I mashed the gas - stomped it to the floor, but the automatic trans didn't downshift and the Challenger blasted me. aaarrrggghhhh


    ok, 6-speed is a must have


    the OLD Z28 gave that $44,000.00 a good run

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    LOL. . . . .thanks!

    seriously the old Z28 represented well, until the Challenger figured out which gear to flog me with . . LOL . . .
    If I'd been on the green bike he wouldn't have even attempted to go around. . .

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    You should have dropped it down to 3rd real quick then back up to 4th...You would have smoked that challenger.(150+)

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    No need for a 6spd just a good.stall convertor. I have raced 6 spd Camaro's, TA's and 5 spd mustang from a roll and a light and with my tune I have no problem keeping up till 125 or so with the stall it'll keep 4th from being such a loss and resetting my car to shift at 6k helped. I plan on a nice 3200 stall going in soon as it gets to my friends shop. Helps us A4 guys out against 6spds.
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    More pics





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    Challenger??

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    Was a beautiful 6.1 6 speed challenger at the strip on test and tune day a few months back. He was struggling with low 14's for some reason. I know they go a bit quicker than that. Good lookin' car though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyler_LS1 View Post
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    agreed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebirdjones View Post
    Was a beautiful 6.1 6 speed challenger at the strip on test and tune day a few months back. He was struggling with low 14's for some reason. I know they go a bit quicker than that. Good lookin' car though.
    The SRT 8 Challangers run low 13's, the RT's run 14 flats if my memory serves me correctly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by konigandy6 View Post
    The SRT 8 Challangers run low 13's, the RT's run 14 flats if my memory serves me correctly.
    I know it was a 6.1 hemi with a 6speed, which should have been in the 13's I'm sure, but don't know why the car was off, maybe the guy was having issues driving it.
    Wasn't track prep or bad air, because I was running as good or better than expected with mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebirdjones View Post
    I know it was a 6.1 hemi with a 6speed, which should have been in the 13's I'm sure, but don't know why the car was off, maybe the guy was having issues driving it.
    Wasn't track prep or bad air, because I was running as good or better than expected with mine.
    Lacking the driver mod probably. Because the auto SRT's are low 13's.

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    my buds SRT 8 (auto) vs me (M6) from a roll and won barely.. last leg of the drag was up a hill even..

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    *newer GTO (a couple car lengths.. must have been an LS1 one)

    then other cars not worth mentioning..

    its truly amazing how great LS1 cars are...
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    It seems like all the Challenger drivers at my local track can't get out of the 14's either

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    Don't know when I might have the opportunity to apply your advice but thanks!

    So here's some more pictures of that Challenger


    His wife told him that if he quit smoking that he could get a new sportier car


    he has smoked for 30 years, he's in his mid 50's


    so after setting outside at work smoking away a car payment every month, and seeing the non-smokers toys


    he shows up at work with the brand new Challenger, only after quitting one month previously


    he'd been driving old worn out Ford escorts


    now he is a car cleaning nut,


    he sits in it during lunch break, sometimes he will drive it during our half hour lunch break.
    Always talking about how he babies the car, I was very suprised to see him running it that way
    Notice the CTS-V in the background?


    here's another friends / co-workers Challenger, that he has had since the mid 1980's, it's a 383, 4 speed

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    Very cool. Nice to see co-workers and friends all getting along with different tastes in cars.

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    Long as it is still American muscle their is no issue to me. I like the look and comfort of the new Challenger. Defiantly a nice cruising car and good.on a long trip. Not a new SS fan I prefer the 4th gen. If I had to go newer it would have to be a low mile C6, Mustang 5.0, or a Challenger in that order. Really like a C6 especially since a.nice used one is cheaper than a new loaded SS, at least in the Houston area. Our cruises have fbodys, Vettes, a 5th gen Camaro or 2, G8's, GTO's some GT500's and a couple modded normal GT's and usually a SRT 8 or 2. All good American cars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RyanJM View Post
    Our cruises have fbodys, Vettes, a 5th gen Camaro or 2, G8's, GTO's some GT500's and a couple modded normal GT's and usually a SRT 8 or 2. All good American cars.

    As big as Houston is I would think there would be classics down there too? Not a cruise in without the classics

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