Originally Posted by xJoshxx
should of went SRT, you had the PRE-SRT
Its actually crazy. Yes the 5.9 was the pre SRT but its more of a hemi equivalent now. Stock the 5.9 was a rocket at the time. Now the 5.7 has 50% more power, weighs 1400 lbs more and gets 50% better MPG and is about as fast, stock for stock. I averaged 13 mpg in the 5.9, could get 17 on a good day (in 2wd and with K&N, ECU, M1, TB, headers, open exhaust) and this 5.7 so far is averaging 19, with the first 200+ miles at almost 23.
I didnt go SRT for about 3 reasons - couldnt afford the one I wanted (wanted one w a 8 speed), wouldnt be as fast as the BMW (went 12.2 @ 115 with ECU tune only) and at 5300 lbs these arent nimble. The 5.7 makes a great sound, drives comfy and has urgency below 75 mph.