Thursday, December 3, 2015

155 MPH Pick Me Up: 2004 Dodge Ram SRT-10

Ford beat Dodge (and Chebby) to the full sized performance pickup game with the 1999 release of the F-150 Lightning (there was an earlier Lightning, but it wasn't that fast all things considered) and the nuts at Chrysler's SRT (Street & Racing Technology) division realized that they needed to compete.  So the engineers who built the original Viper and Prowler did the only logical thing and shoved a 8.3 liter Viper V10 into a full sized pickup. Find this 2004 Dodge Ram SRT-10 offered for $16,500 in Bloomington, IL via craigslist.  Tip from FuelTruck.


Here's the thing you've got to know before you start to judge the Ram SRT-10 and its creators.  The SRT (previously Specialty Vehicle Engineering (SVE) or Performance Vehicle Operations (PVO)) engineers are a dedicated bunch and do everything with 110% effort.  If an SRT team member got a buy-on-get-one free coupon for a Carl's Jr 1/2 lb ThickBurger extra large value meal, he isn't going to save the 2nd burger/meal for later, or share it with a friend...no, he is going to eat nearly 4,000 calories and 212 grams of fat in one sitting because that is the kind of dedication it takes to produce the world's fastest pickup truck.  Not one of the fastest, or fastest for the year...but Guinness World Record holding, straight up 155 mph fastest.  Expect zero to 60 mph to take 4.9 seconds, and the 1/4 mile 13.6 seconds, which is roughly on par with a 2004 Subaru WRX STi.  The Ram SRT-10 isn't just fast for a pickup, it is legitimately fast.


Dodge didn't simply build a faster gussied-up option of their Ram pickup, they really went nuts.  The engine is the 500 cubic inch (8.3 liter) V10 borrowed from the Viper that makes 500 horsepower and 525 ft-lbs of torque.  Power heads to a Tremec 6-speed manual gearbox (the QuadCab version was available with a slushbox) and to a Dana 60 axle out back.


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11 comments:

  1. 10/10, would liquefy rear tires and oversteer into ditch.

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  2. It's not just the cost of gas and of the truck.
    One must consider who much it will cost to dress to drive such a Machina.
    Snake Skin boots, scorpion bolo tie, silver concho belt with a silver plated 357. You better grow a killer mustache and wear a black cowboy Hat. Basically if you buy this truck you are a hit man that just drove up from Juarez to find Heisenberg.

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  3. These trucks look like a ton of fun (probably several tons of fun; too lazy to look up the curb weight). I had no idea they came with a manual transmission.
    https://youtu.be/AeYsIFmYT6o

    Seriously, they look like a blast.

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    1. he shouldnt have taken the spoiler off.

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  4. I was going to prepare a rant: blah blah blah don't get these blah blah blah weight blah blah center of gravity blah blah vehicle dynamics, but then RB posted that video, and I decided my work here was done.

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  5. These are usually more expensive. My biggest concern would be 80k on a viper engine.

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  6. This truck poses an existential question: Can a vehicle get 0 MPG? Answer: YES

    It really is a pretty stupid setup, sorry Billy Bob. Probably great for the ride to the prom with your 1st cousin/step mom/GF

    Can't handle, can't stop, insanely sucks gas, has basically no carrying capacity, and as shown, can't do burnouts.

    One has to have an XL sack to drive this cement block at 155 mph achieving 0 MPG.

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  7. Of course a vehicle can get 0 mpg. In fact, EVERY gasoline or diesel vehicle is getting 0 mpg every time it's sitting still with the engine running, such as at a red light, stuck in traffic, or whatever.

    On the other hand, it's impossible to get 0 mpg if the vehicle is moving at all. Even if it's using ten gallons per mile, it's still getting .1 mpg, which is more than zero.

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  8. Of course a vehicle can get 0 mpg. In fact, EVERY gasoline or diesel vehicle is getting 0 mpg every time it's sitting still with the engine running, such as at a red light, stuck in traffic, or whatever.

    On the other hand, it's impossible to get 0 mpg if the vehicle is moving at all. Even if it's using ten gallons per mile, it's still getting .1 mpg, which is more than zero.

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  9. Of course a vehicle can get 0 mpg. In fact, EVERY gasoline or diesel vehicle is getting 0 mpg every time it's sitting still with the engine running, such as at a red light, stuck in traffic, or whatever.

    On the other hand, it's impossible to get 0 mpg if the vehicle is moving at all. Even if it's using ten gallons per mile, it's still getting .1 mpg, which is more than zero.

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  10. I bought this truck....it now has a 150hp fogger system on it....it averages 7.3mpg....and is way faster even from a dig than a subaru wrx sti...And I'm sitting here looking at a new set of tires....and a clutch kit...because I ruined the clutch and tires....Now it's all blacked out...led lights in every socket even headlights...2 factory subs sitting next to nitrous bottle....in the cab....I ran the nitrous purge in the cab and I run medical grade nos....so I get a hit of the giggle gas every time I spray it....not that you need it driving this thing....but it just makes me want to spray it again....and if you have to ask you can't afford it....but my mechanics maintain it along with my 37 other mopars....and it lives happily in a heated shop....and gets more maintance than it could ever wish for....even though it gets beat....it likes it....it's a viper truck....oh and it will go a bit faster than 155...but it needs lowered....and I bought tires that are rated for that speed....I will join this site just to show pics....

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