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I am very seriously considering the purchase of an R/T Charger. I used to have a 95 Mustang GT and loved the raw muscle it had when stepping on the gas. I had a chance to drive a Charger R/T yesterday, but only once around the block. My current cars are a 95 BMW 525i on an H&R/Bilstein suspension with 17" wheels and tires, as well as a supercharged 2003 BMW 330Ci on a Dinan Stage 3 suspension with H&R Race springs and 19" Radenergie rims. The 330 handles like a dream, partially because it is on super sticky tires. The 525i handles pretty good too, but how does the R/T compare? Also, what suspension upgrades are available for the R/T and is it identical to the 300?
 

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Hartge330Ci said:
Ok, you guys all have them... someone must have an answer for me :whistle:
I don't have mine (yet), so I can only relate to you about my test drive which was 50/50 streets and highway. On the streets it was well behaved and as long as you don't stomp on the gas too many times, you should not draw much attention from the authorities. Once I got it onto the highway I made a big circle back to the dealer by switching to another highway. The transfer ramp (off ramp/on ramp) was a big sweeping right hander, going downhill (not too steep though) with a super long merge lane. I entered the ramp hold 65 and it fell right into line into the apex and just as it started out of the apex I touch the gas lightly and it resituated to point right down the merge lane. Slick. Once on a bee line down the merge lane, it was a quick shot to 100, merged, and then let it settle back to the posted limit. (Good thing traffic was light, so I could let it hang out a bit :))

How it compares to your other two cars, I don't have a clue, but I can say from driving some SCCA Solo II events some years ago, this car handles the way I would want it to and expected it to. Its weight distribution was precise and once during a slight bump in the road the car lifted flat. No front to back teeter-tottering, just lifted up, and then sat back down. Very smooth.

I hope that helps you some.
 

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Now to be fair:) Compared to what you have, it will feel like a barge, as it would powerwise compared to my Stage 3 SRT-4. It is by all accounts a great handling car.

As far a suspension stuff, I don't think theres a whole lot yet. Some lowering stuff might cross from the 300C, but lets face it, most of those guys are after a drop without any concern for real handling.

Suspension pieces will cross, because the 300C SRT-8 in One Lap wore a Charger SRT-8 suspension, for the %25 stiffer suspension.
 

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I was talking with the guy at the one lap of America,and he told me in person that the suspension on the 300c srt-8 was all 300c srt-8,no charger srt-8!!!!
 

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http://www.300cforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=5775

Seems they gave out slightly different stories:) Most likely is that it's physically the same, with different settings. Jmatt did note that

JMatt said:
Suspension is 25% stiffer than on a factory SRT-8. Contrary to earlier reports, these are not necessarily the suspension parts from the upcoming Charger SRT-8, as the final decision on suspension for that car has not apparently been made.
So I did indeed misspeak myself. Apologies tendered:)
 

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GLHS837 said:
Now to be fair:) Compared to what you have, it will feel like a barge,

Compared to what I have now... it will handle like a Lotus Elise... :laugh:
 
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