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Not to mention they're not as good as a Dart at parallel parking, a Durango at off-roading, or a Grand Caravan at hauling people and cargo, just to bring up competition from its own family! It all depends on what you're looking for. "Not as good' is so relative.
RTkid, I get your point of being mostly interested in the 392 motor out of the SRT package. I dig sleepers and strippers (makes me laugh) too and feel that way. But I don't think you should put down the SRT or look for back up from elitist internet know-it-alls (Farah likes the Mustang V6, so it's not like his only frame of reference is supercars) to feel better about driving an R/T. It sounds suspiciously like the guys trying to make a V6 perform like a Hemi (not starting anything either), and it reminds me of the frog and the bull. You can't say there's nothing wrong about a lower trim... and then try your damnedest to beat the higher trims with it without sounding a bit disingenuous - someone with a complex and something to prove.
I don't have a stake in this because I also drive an R/T. It works for me and it's all I wanted, but I have no illusions that it's "as good" as an SRT or could be made so for cheap. As some said earlier, what would Farah say about an R/T if he thinks the top of the line is lacking (I couldn't care less, personally)?
Now by all means make yours go faster, but to "spank" SRTs? What are you trying to prove? Someone might inform you that your car doesn't brake, or corner, or impress... "as good". Know what I mean?