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#21 (permalink) Old 11-06-2012, 07:14 PM
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Congrats. I did the same thing 15 months ago. Feels good to own a Hemi doesn't it
Yes it does. My wife drives the car more than I do now. She used to take her Edge everywhere. I realy wanted a 6 speed but my knees are getting bad since Im getting old.

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the stock r/t is a floater....in a nice way. R/T with the STP puts a little edge on the ride..Pick your poison......
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I personally find my new R/T's suspension very satisfying so far. It's a great compromise between comfort (not as floaty and soft as my Sienna minivan) and firmness (not as hard as my old SXT's dampened suspension), all without having to hit any buttons to achieve either.

I know, I know... first I make a comment about bone stock R/Ts, and now I'm implying that hitting a button to dampen the suspension is more work. Damn us youngens and our spoiled tendencies.
Hitting a button to dampen suspension is the SRT option only.
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I cant afford an extra 20k for Brembos and 100 extra HP. The RT suits me just fine. Still a little short on power but not too bad. I like the slightly firmer ride more than the boat ride in the other car to.
By boat ride do you mean like a marsh mellow ride like in a Buick Ultra Park Ave? I'll take the marsh mellow ride after having the toys I have had over the years since I have back and neck problems.
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the stock r/t is a floater....in a nice way. R/T with the STP puts a little edge on the ride..Pick your poison......
STP is that the Trac-Pac a suspension handling package? If so I can do without that.
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Yeah the SE was too soft across the roads. I wanted a RT or SRT suspension but this worked out better. I tried to get a 13 Mustang first but got declined then got a RT instead.
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By boat ride do you mean like a marsh mellow ride like in a Buick Ultra Park Ave? I'll take the marsh mellow ride after having the toys I have had over the years since I have back and neck problems.
I don't think anything built nowadays approaches the "Dyna-Mush"(tm) of those Buicks.

You'd have to take a base Charger or Challenger (SXT) with extremely worn out shocks / struts (like 100K +) to have the wallow / porpoising characteristic of that Buick (when that barge was new). That's comparing a two very different approaches to suspension tuning.
The Buick was a boulevard cruiser with no road feel and over-boosted power steering and brakes. - the Novocaine of cars.

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I don't think anything built nowadays approaches the "Dyna-Mush"(tm) of those Buicks.

You'd have to take a base Charger or Challenger (SXT) with extremely worn out shocks / struts (like 100K +) to have the wallow / porpoising characteristic of that Buick (when that barge was new). That's comparing a two very different approaches to suspension tuning.
The Buick was a boulevard cruiser with no road feel and over-boosted power steering and brakes. - the Novocaine of cars.

When I did Auto Show In Motion in 2005 I found theh Buick Ultra Park Avenue even more comfortable than the Cadillac models.
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Yeah the SE was too soft across the roads. I wanted a RT or SRT suspension but this worked out better. I tried to get a 13 Mustang first but got declined then got a RT instead.
Just curious what didn't you like about the 2013 Mustang GT over the Challenger R/T?

What's the difference in between the SRT and R/T suspenion other than the SRT has that dampening suspension you can get at a push of a button?

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My daughter had less room in the back seat. I wanted the GT but was declined on financing. I dont know how I got a new 30k RT but not a 30K GT. Not realy a Mustang guy but I loved the 5.0
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