Ok here is the down low both cars are bone stock except I have cross drilled and slotted rotors with green stuff brake pads. My buddy wants to challenge me to a auto-x race.I was talking smack about his cars handeling because he kept calling me slow. it will be the first time on an auto-x track for both of us. So guys did I just stick my foot in my mouth or should I be able to take him? Will we even be put in the same class? Sometimes I just get tired of having to defend the well roundedness of my SVTF.
08-12-2006 12:23 PM
there's a good chance you'll lose. They handle pretty well...not as well as a SVT, but good none the less.
apples and oranges..people dont buy an srt for well roundedness, lol...they want the loud, the obvious and the straightline acceleration for a amazing price.
08-12-2006 12:24 PM
The driver is the single biggest factor in auto-cross. I will say though, that I've driven an SRT-4, and it's no slouch in the handling department in stock form.
08-12-2006 12:44 PM
Originally posted by tec-9-7 The driver is the single biggest factor in auto-cross. I will say though, that I've driven an SRT-4, and it's no slouch in the handling department in stock form.
I've driven his car and then got back in mine and though I felt like my car had no power ,the neon did not compare in handeling. He admits this too, but he say his car handels well enough with the increase of power that it will school me. He is my friend and there is no anamosity between us we just want to find out. We even considerd having a friend of ours who races in scca road events drive both cars through the course. We aren't trying to see who is the better driver we want to see who has the better auto-x car.
08-12-2006 12:48 PM
The SVT is a very well-balanced package overall - the SRT scores very well in that after the 1st year, they all came with a factory LSD, so they do a pretty fair job of putting the power to the ground. If you've got a mutual friend w/ some decent seat time, let him run the cars through an auto-x course 5 times each; toss the fastest and slowest times, then average the other three. That should give you a decent indication. It's worth noting tho that even if the SRT were to prove faster, your friend may well tell you that the SVT was EASIER to achieve fast times with.
08-12-2006 01:35 PM
I think you can take him. Ask Carrera I think he has spanked a lot of SRT-4s in his SVT.
08-12-2006 01:51 PM
^^^ As far as I know Carrera has had a susbstantial amount of experience under his belt, so it's hard to say if you will yield similar results. But nonetheless I'm curious to see how this turns out keep us updated [thumb]
08-12-2006 02:13 PM
if hes a good driver, he will probably win. Even though SVTF's do handle better, SRT-4's still handle very well and that combined with the obvious power difference, a good chance he will win.
08-12-2006 02:38 PM
Originally posted by zetecfreak I think you can take him. Ask Carrera I think he has spanked a lot of SRT-4s in his SVT.
Yeah. I was hoping he could weigh in on this.
08-12-2006 10:41 PM
Make sure it isn't an autox track he designs. Braking and handling are the SRT-4s achilles.