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Anyone have any concrete info on when the SRT will be released? I have the pics of the SRT version on here, but no one really has any good info on a releasee date. I want to get it so I can be the first BIG turbo Caliber down south.
 

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There's not a definiative release date for it, but you can probably expect sometime around November.
 

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HoorayForBoobies said:
Anyone have any concrete info on when the SRT will be released? I have the pics of the SRT version on here, but no one really has any good info on a releasee date. I want to get it so I can be the first BIG turbo Caliber down south.
The Official release date for the Caliber SRT has yet to be announced by DaimlerChrysler. When it is officially announced expect a large press release detailing more specifications, equipment and pricing details.

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I work outside the Caliber assembly plant. After the Caliber was officially debuted the local news had a special about the car and even showed a SRT4. They stated that SRT production would be about a year away.
 

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oohsoobad2 said:
I work outside the Caliber assembly plant. After the Caliber was officially debuted the local news had a special about the car and even showed a SRT4. They stated that SRT production would be about a year away.
Thats the timeframe that i was thinking too. I can't wait to see them on the roads though!
 

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The Official release date for the Caliber SRT has yet to be announced by DaimlerChrysler. When it is officially announced expect a large press release detailing more specifications, equipment and pricing details.

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thats exactly what i'm waiting for!, the specs 1/4, skid pad, 0-60, weight, accessories etc!
 

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just fwd first huh, i dont think so but hey what ev
 

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for the money, I'd rather go with a WRX or STI and get AWD and a HUGE following. 300 hp and FWD scream boy racer.
I see a bigger oppurtunity with a RT AWD turbo kit or engine swap than a FWD. CVT is perfect for turbo.
I hope Dodge makes a AWD SRT and bumps the torque up to 300. You have to compete with the STI / EVO or it will just be a poser.
 

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for the money, I'd rather go with a WRX or STI and get AWD and a HUGE following. 300 hp and FWD scream boy racer.
I see a bigger oppurtunity with a RT AWD turbo kit or engine swap than a FWD. CVT is perfect for turbo.
I hope Dodge makes a AWD SRT and bumps the torque up to 300. You have to compete with the STI / EVO or it will just be a poser.
The same thing was said about the current SRT-4 when it was first introduced. It now has a large following and has garnered respect from those who truly appreciate sport compacts.

The SRT team has done a great job across all vehicle lines and I expect the same caliber, pun intended, on the Caliber SRT-4.
 

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Alot of people who are demanding all wheel drive in the new srt-4 probably have never driven an evo or an sti. I think AWD is overrated in alot of ways, unless 90% of your concern is turning ability, which I think the majority of people put straight line performance ahead of turning anyways.
 

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my brother in law and another friend have a STI and AWD helps in all areas of performance. From full traction launches to accelerating during cornering. It cant be compared.

dodge has the platform with the RT. Theres no reason it cant have AWD. The CVT would go perfect with a turbo. anything less is sub-par.
I would rather have a WRX with 230 hp and awd than a 300hp fwd. AWD is a better platform to start with.
 

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11psi5.0 said:
Alot of people who are demanding all wheel drive in the new srt-4 probably have never driven an evo or an sti. I think AWD is overrated in alot of ways, unless 90% of your concern is turning ability, which I think the majority of people put straight line performance ahead of turning anyways.
have you ever driven an awd car? awd helps more than just a straight line shot. if it were so freakin bad noone would want it...right????
 

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AWD for launches.

FWD for speed.

I've noticed no difference in handling between AWD and FWD. To me, AWD in regards to handling is a crutch. If you can autocross with a FWD and do it well, you're going to smoke AWD because you're a better driver. FWD teaches you how to drive properly, while AWD and RWD get you places quicker.

It's a trade off. I'd rather have FWD because it won't sap engine power and it's more fun to drive. The chance of understeer makes you think before you enter a turn. :)
 

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boostdog said:
have you ever driven an awd car? awd helps more than just a straight line shot. if it were so freakin bad noone would want it...right????
I own an Evo, and I used to have an srt-4, so I can make a pretty good comparison based on experience. Like I said AWD hels in some areas, but its not the be all end all like some people think. AWD is also alot more costly in the new price of a car and in maintence and repair costs which really sucks. There are ups and downs to both set ups, but like I said I think the majority of people in america prefer straightline speed anyways, even with FWD the srt-4 still handles great IMO and I did just fine without AWD. And like silverfox said, I think FWD is actually more fun in alot of ways cause with the EVO the tires never even break loose, sometimes its so planted that it actually takes some fun out of it. I miss jamming it into 2nd gear and getting a nice long screech. :)
 

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lebowski1 said:
my brother in law and another friend have a STI and AWD helps in all areas of performance. From full traction launches to accelerating during cornering. It cant be compared.

dodge has the platform with the RT. Theres no reason it cant have AWD. The CVT would go perfect with a turbo. anything less is sub-par.
I would rather have a WRX with 230 hp and awd than a 300hp fwd. AWD is a better platform to start with.
Too bad, but there is no way the CVT can handle that much torque on the SRT. :(

Manual transmission will be it.
 
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