Hey guys, so I got a non STP RT and want to upgrade the suspension to SRT levels, can we just take 08-10 SRT parts or do I need to use 11+ because of changes made to the vehicles chassis?
I ordered a STP R/T 6 Speed, i went to the dealer and boy do these cars sit fairly high with the 20s, lots of wheel gap.Hell, put the Mopar variable rate lowering springs and the Mopar sway bars on and it will handle better than the SRT. Actually the STP handles pretty darn close to the SRT. Just needs to be a little lower.
I have the 2011 R/T with STP and have owned a few domestic performance vehicles in my life ('89 Ford Thunderbird Super Coupe, '98 Ford Contour SVT, 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP Daytona 500 Edition, 2007 Dodge Charger R/T) and this car is no comparison in handling. Now I cannot compare to the SRT8's but I would assume it would have a better suspension but for the average public road driver, I cannot imagine wanting/needing more IMHO!?!?!?
I think unless you want to pay another $10G for the SRT8 take the R/T STP, add strut tower brace(s) and maybe a larger sway bar and you will have a ride just as good as the SRT8.
Now this is a bit biased because I'm very happy with my 2011 R/T and have it seems like there are fewer R/T's sold than SRT8's. Kinda like the uniqueness with the addition of $10G's in my pocket. But don't get me wrong, I admire each of the SRT8's out there! =)