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Old 02-10-2013, 01:13 PM
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SRT Diesel Reponse from Ralph Gilles

Thought this may be of interest to some on the forums...Someone tweeted Ralph Gilles @RalphGilles a question about an SRT diesel and he responded "Popular question lately.+20% mpg. Would a 5k price & a little less performance be acceptable?"
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Re: SRT Diesel Reponse from Ralph Gilles

I answered him.....with a big NO! We dotn want no stinkin' diesels in the SRT's....and he shares the same opinion IMHO!
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Re: SRT Diesel Reponse from Ralph Gilles

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I answered him.....with a big NO! We dotn want no stinkin' diesels in the SRT's....and he shares the same opinion IMHO!

Diesel dose stink. I wouldn't want it for a car or a SUV. I have a Cummins but it serves a purpose.
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Re: SRT Diesel Reponse from Ralph Gilles

I didnt mean that diesels smell bad.....just the idea....LOL
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Re: SRT Diesel Reponse from Ralph Gilles

Audi did make some noise with their monstrous Q7s, with V10 and V12 Turbo-diesel engines... Torque monsters to say the least, but I'd still choose gasoline over diesel anytime!

And to answer to Ralph: yes to +20%MPG, a big resounding NO to less performance...
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Their is NOTHING like the SWEET sound of a petrol V8 HEMI!!!!!!!
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Re: SRT Diesel Reponse from Ralph Gilles

Problem is that Diesels are big heavy blocks as a general rule... ALl that torque requires a stiff block, especially when boosted like you are talking. Weight is the enemy of a performance car, no matter how much torque or power you produce.
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Re: SRT Diesel Reponse from Ralph Gilles

I'd rather see an E85 tune. That stuff is better than C16 in my EVO.
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Re: SRT Diesel Reponse from Ralph Gilles

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I answered him.....with a big NO! We dotn want no stinkin' diesels in the SRT's....and he shares the same opinion IMHO!
Maybe he's never heard of a diesel winning Le Mans?

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Re: SRT Diesel Reponse from Ralph Gilles

Regardless of performance potential it's a big no for me. We can get into Formula One racing if you like. As they've reduced the engine cylinders I've lost interest. I don't care about the performance at this level as much as I do the thrill of driving. V8, V10, V12 motors are intoxicating. Diesels, while cool at first in trucks, get annoying after a while. Or look at the Ecoboost V6 in Fords. Great motor, great potential. But no soul. If they make an fast explorer and it's quicker I would never jump ship. Look at the Audi S5, they dropped the V8 and went to a TT 6 and sales dropped.
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Re: SRT Diesel Reponse from Ralph Gilles

As mentioned above, I will just leave this here...
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