We know our RT's are limited to 128 MPH -- what's up with the SRT-8's? Anybody know?
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From what I have read there is not a limit. The 300C SRT8 and the Charger RT SRT8 both will top over 150+. So I would assume that the Magnum would be right there with the others.
If that is the case, and also, Canadian 5.7's aren't limited, it really begs the question -- why, notwithstanding tire ratings, are we U.S.A. 5.7's limited?Originally Posted by thuffman03
I don't get it.
I'm thinking it may have something to do with insurance. Its just a theory but i'm guessing it has something to do with it.
Perhaps liability as well... law suits are a lot easier to win here than in most other countries.
To be honest I don't understand how in a country where every road has a speed limit its legal to sell a "street legal" car that can go over that limit. NOT THAT I'M COMPLAINING!!!! But I've always wondered that, seems that the govt would just say "OK, the max speed limit in the US is 80MPH so every car has to have a 80MPH limit from the factory".
2006 Inferno Red Magnum SRT8
2005 Silver Magnum RT - SOLD
2005 Brilliant Black Magnum RT - SOLD
i HEARD THE TOP SPEED OF THE SRT8 IS LIMITED AT 165 MPH. bUT DON'T QUOTE ME!!!!!!
Aw jeez. Sorry. You said not to do that.Originally Posted by MAGNUM22
Sorry. Didn't know you were a cop. I'll let you win next time. . .
I would assume if that's the case it's probably drag limited. Shape of a brick is not nesessarily the best way to go fast.Originally Posted by MAGNUM22
(Waiting "patiently" for the 300C SRT8 8-speed) Coming.....soon?
One damn good lookin' brick though.
06 Brilliant Black Magnum R/T (May 05)
20" Helo Diamonds (May 05)
Zoomers Exhaust (July 05)
Its because we have Polar Bears and we have to be able to escape them sir. If the bears were able to eat the local Magnum owners due to speed governors ... well the government would be libel to many lawsuits. Polar Bears are the key.Originally Posted by BragonMyMag
Damn...We have black bears in Colorado, and mountain lions too. Hope I can outrun them at 125 MPH...LOL
2005 Magnum SXT AWD - Inferno Red
Mods: Diablo Predator, JBA headers, Zoomers single exhaust, K & N Aircharger, KW coilovers (variant 2's), 402 Motoring tinted tails, lots of Billet Technology stuff, real walnut dash kit, MOPAR on-dash nav, NC-SXT original honeycomb grille, Jina's Embroidery custom headrests.
The canadian 5.7's are not limited, yee haw. I will find out in a couple of weeksOriginally Posted by BragonMyMag
Dodge Magnum RT AWD MDH=Jan 19th 2005 7-8pm
Tow package, Midnight Blue, Painted spoiler body colour, Auto headlights, HID lows, Fogs on with Hi beams, SC flash with custom tranny and 91 tune, RER MyGig installed, Tranzformer, Resonators deleted, Custom Stainless intake.
160,000km driven very hard, repairs include replaced front brake rotors and pads $200, rear pads$, ebrake shoes, all 4 tie rod ends $50ea (only 1 was loose), front sway bar rubber bushings $25(first thing to check if front is clunky); 3m refinished headlights WOW $30, 4 sets of tires, 2 tranny filter and flushes,
Look at the FACTORY tire rating on your cars and think for a moment. Chrysler has been limiting the cars to 5mph below the tire ratings for years.
05 Magnum RT 5.7 (Member ALLPAR.com 200,000 mile club) Rockinsrt8 shifter, Hemi reg #164 290,000 miles
05 Magnum SXT AWD details soon
Sidewinder, 6.1 pushrods, springs, underdrive pulley, SRT exhaust (donated by NHDave) headers to tips, all installed by Hemi31!
Quaife, certain Pedders bushes installed, SRT Nivomats and Bilsteins. Police rotors and pads. HIR. Predator. LMI.
1:19 NJMP Lightning
That makes sense -- but why not pick another tire? Seems a loss to have "a tire" determine the governor IF other choices are available.Originally Posted by bigjim