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Old 06-15-2013, 09:07 PM
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Going from a Laredo to an SRT...1st impressions

As I've mentioned, I finally pulled the trigger on a 2012 SRT. I picked it up last night and drove it 85 miles home back to Chicago. I figured I would share a few things with anyone who may be on the fence. Or anyone who just may be curious. First of all, WOW, Why didn't I do this a while ago? The brutal yet controlled acceleration is one of the utmost coolest feelings I've ever felt. I've had fast cars before, a 2002 trans am ws6 was my first car out of college, but nothing I have ever driven (including an E55 AMG) begins to compare with this masterpiece. At one point during the drive home I was doing 75. I looked up ahead of me about 1/2 of a miles and said to myself "sure...take me there". What felt like 2 seconds and a stomp on the throttle later...I was there. By far and away my favorite part of this truck is when I am doing 15-20mph and give it about half throttle. 65mph in this car feels like 25 in others. I can not believe how smooth it is. I've already tinted the front windows, tail lights, and windshield (50%), and I just ordered the altitude rear brow from just for jeeps. I can't say enough good things about this car. So happy I made the purchase. As Scott has said, "Best....purchase...EVER". I will post pics soon.
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Old 06-15-2013, 09:45 PM
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Looking forward to seeing them. Congrats on the new ride!
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Re: Going from a Laredo to an SRT...!st impressions

i hear ya, i went from an 4 litre xj to the srt8 and i have not previously owned anything fast so imagine the smiles it brought to my face. even tho its last generation i love it
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Re: Going from a Laredo to an SRT...!st impressions

congrats!
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Yes, congratulations are in order! What color?
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Re: Going from a Laredo to an SRT...!st impressions

Congrats! "Bonkers" is a word that a friend used to best describe this rig.
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Yes, congratulations are in order! What color?
Black..Never owned a black car before. Dealer detailed it for me inside out. Let's just say since I signed the papers, I've washed it 3 times, waxed it 2 times, and threw a coat of polish on it just for kicks. But God almighty is black SHARP when its clean. Also, one thing I left out....Can't believe the amount of brake dust these brembos kick out. It's a reassuring sight though. The brakes could be my favorite part. I might put some of that wheel protectant spray on it to see if that helps with the dust.
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Re: Going from a Laredo to an SRT...!st impressions

check out the brake forum...theres some great discussion there concerning brakes, brake pads
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But God almighty is black SHARP when its clean.
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Black was my all time favorite color till I got my DCR. It's close, they are both fantastic looking when cleaned and detailed. I like how "deep" you can make the DCR look. Hence the name I suppose
Either color is beautiful IMO.
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