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Ford F-150 SVT Lightning, Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 SRT-10, Engine, Transmission, Truck
#7 of 16 Oh, by the way..............
Jul 31, 2004 (2:54 pm)
...Dodge doesn't crate motor the Viper engine. Only a bare 10-cylinder block is available from them.
(Gee, the grapes are particularly sour in the Lightning camp nowadays.)
Aug 01, 2004 (7:11 am)
Is anyone really that impressed with a truck that costs that much more than the Lightning and really barely beats it stock-for-stock?
I expected a lot more from Dodge.
Aug 01, 2004 (9:49 am)
>>>Is anyone really that impressed with a truck that costs that much more than the Lightning and really barely beats it stock-for-stock?
I'd be careful with statements like this. How much will Ford ask for the next generation Lightning assuming that it'll beat the Dodge in any aspect? Have you seen the projected retail price?
I think the term "barely" is an exaggeration in understatement. Since when is .4 sec better time than 5.8 from zero-to-sixty been categorized as "barely" when the quarter-mile speeds are 98.5 plus. And like most juvenile sufferers, little boys will not admit that numbers always mean something until they get beat by something else that's just "barely" faster, then everything about the other guy is unfair.
Since that big 'Ol heavy Dodge SRT beats the Lightning in every performance category except braking -- where it matches it -- it just ain't right, I tell you. I mean, what right does any body have in beating a Ford, much less than lowly Dodge? So the Lightning boys need to find everything possible to denigrate the Dodge, even at the risk of destroying their own credibility by exaggerating their case. In doing so they may be sticking their feet in there mouths somewhere down the road.
Of course, I'm just a "retard," but judging from the immature and egotistical commentary from the Lightning camp I think I'd be swayed more by the more thoughtful and more total execution of the SRT regardless of the $12,000 higher price. Of course, if I were to buy the Lightning I could use the $12,000 for buying things like new Nike's and testosterone supplements.
#10 of 16 Now hold on Dusty
Aug 01, 2004 (11:55 am)
What's wrong with Nike? My wife runs marathons and wears out about 6 pairs of $125 Nikes a year. I guess she could wear something cheaper but there are health risks associated with running 50+ miles a week. Why not buy the best, most protective and comfortable gear you can get? Even if it's a little over priced.
I suspect the longer, heavier Dodge SRT is more comfortable and safer (but who cares?) than the Lightning.
I also suspect that there's a 14 year old boy reading this and suspecting that I'm a retard
#11 of 16 Re: Now hold on Dusty [kg11]
Aug 08, 2004 (9:48 am)
There was no offense intended against Nike at all, just expensive shoes don't buy you maturity.
According to the Edmunds article, the RAM SRT didn't ride as nice as the Lightning. But of course, that explains why Edmunds thought it was one more reason the SRT was the better performance vehicle.
#12 of 16 No offense taken my friend
Aug 08, 2004 (10:10 am)
I was just joking with you.
If I was looking for a serious performance vehicle it would'nt be a pickup. It would be something that would out corner and out accelerate my wife's Roush Mustang; but if I were to choose between the two it would have to be the SRT. The Lightning is almost maxed out with it's marginal high performance and the Dodge, which is already better, can still be improved with off the shelf parts.
#13 of 16 Re: No offense taken my friend [kg11]
Aug 08, 2004 (1:14 pm)
Of all the cars that I see on the road, the Mustang is, I think, one of the nicest looking on the road today. Didn't always think so. Some of the older designs just didn't take to my eyes. If I wanted a convertible today, it would be the Mustang.
#14 of 16 LIGHTNING & SRT-10
Aug 23, 2004 (8:13 am)
IF YOUR GOING TO DO A COMPARISON DO IT WITH A FAIR START LIKE 6 SPEED IN THE DODGE AND A AUTOMATIC IN THE FORD COME ON NOW, HOW ABOUT THE GEAR IN THE REAR-END AND ALSO YOU SHOW HORSE POWER AT LOW-END SMALL-BLOCKS HP DON'T EVEN COME IN TILL 6 OR 7 THOUSAND RPM NOW LETS RACE A QUARTER MILE WITH SOME WHAT OF A MATCH WITH MY FORD I'LL GIVE YOU SOME HANDICAP BUT COME ON NOW.
#15 of 16 lightning rules
Aug 23, 2004 (10:49 am)
HEY CHEVY BOYS WERE YA AT DODGE STEPPED UP ARE YOU TAKING A BACK SEAT ON THIS ONE.
#16 of 16 Message board etiquette
by PFFlyer@Edmunds HOST
Aug 23, 2004 (5:50 pm)
jc1, just a request to hit that caps lock key and use some lower case letters. As a general rule ALL CAPS is considered "shouting" and is somewhat more difficult to read... Thanks!
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