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I finally have seen where people have said they have gotten there engines broken in on their cobalts just wondering if anyone has raced an SRT yet? After all the talk about which is better, I just wanna get some feedback if anyone has raced one.
 

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my cousins freinds brother (this is rumor) said that he raced one and he said it was a very close race but the Srt won also the guy driving the cobalt was only 16 and didnt know he should start in first gear and not second gear he claims he cant start in first cuz he stalls out.. so if this is true and the race was still Close then.. srt better watch out for a real driver :cool:
 

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SS-Boyz said:
my cousins freinds brother (this is rumor) said that he raced one and he said it was a very close race but the Srt won also the guy driving the cobalt was only 16 and didnt know he should start in first gear and not second gear he claims he cant start in first cuz he stalls out.. so if this is true and the race was still Close then.. srt better watch out for a real driver :cool:

It's a good thing that you said "rumor", becuase the Cobalt itself would have a hard enough time trying to keep up with the SRT from a good launch from first, let alone in second gear. If you look at the 1/4 mile times, a Cobalt would have to do it's best just to hang with the SRT. So to say that he launch on second gear, and it being a close race, would have to be a rumor. I don't know this for sure, but if you're launching from second gear in a Cobalt, I think I would be seeing 15's to 16's second runs. Not low 14's.
 

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There aren't many SRT-4's around here...maybe one but I didn't get a good look at it. I've seen a Redline go through town and seen same one on interstate. I've been meaning to catch him sometime to find out about him but I've been busy when I see it. Just two people have tried racing me and it was pathetic. A extremely riced out CRX and a old pickup truck with redneck painted on the tailgate LMAO. The truck vevved his engine and spun the tires and I knew he wanted to see what I would do. The dude honestly thought he could get away. So I tailgated him for about 1/2 mile or so and slowly let him get away. Then I floored it and passed him like he was standing still. I had a rough day at work and I just needed a good laugh! LMAO :D As for the CRX well same thing, he put up a little fight though then again I was just in 3rd gear...
I pulled alongside him and told him his car sounded cute and had this look on his face I'll never forget. I thought he was going to wreck me or something so I took off quickly to lose him. Hope to never run into him again...
 

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Raced Srt-4 Last Night At 25 Mph In 2nd Gear. We Stayed Side By Side. No Shit!! Redss#1
I'm not to sure about the Cobalt, as I haven't gotten the privillage of running one yet, but unless it's a V8 with massive power, usually, I start to walk away on third gear. Not so much on first or second, but when third kicks in, is where my torque plays the major factor. But like I've said, unless it's a V8, usually our cars would have the advantage on third and fourth gear. Also, if you're talking about from a roll, I would see the Cobalt having the advantage, as the turbo requires time to spool up, compare to a SC, which kicks in when ever you hit the gas pedal. But that's just from my experience. Although I'm itching to come across a Cobalt SS. Of course a stock Cobalt wouldn't be a fair match, as I'm no longer stock.
 

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yea ricers suck! and i have a freind with a truck with redneck hand painted on the side of it we shoot it with paint balls when we get bored and yes like i said it was just a rumor about the race with the srt and ss
 

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I'm not to sure about the Cobalt, as I haven't gotten the privillage of running one yet, but unless it's a V8 with massive power, usually, I start to walk away on third gear. Not so much on first or second, but when third kicks in, is where my torque plays the major factor. But like I've said, unless it's a V8, usually our cars would have the advantage on third and fourth gear. Also, if you're talking about from a roll, I would see the Cobalt having the advantage, as the turbo requires time to spool up, compare to a SC, which kicks in when ever you hit the gas pedal. But that's just from my experience. Although I'm itching to come across a Cobalt SS. Of course a stock Cobalt wouldn't be a fair match, as I'm no longer stock.

I own a 4-banger and not a V8, so be careful what you say. I don't see you hanging with me :eek: boy do I love my Subaru :D
 

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SS-Boyz said:
my cousins freinds brother (this is rumor) said that he raced one and he said it was a very close race but the Srt won also the guy driving the cobalt was only 16 and didnt know he should start in first gear and not second gear he claims he cant start in first cuz he stalls out.. so if this is true and the race was still Close then.. srt better watch out for a real driver :cool:

this sounds like a big fat load of crap if you ask me. what does he think he is driving, a ferrari? :confused:
 

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SRT has it straight line no questions.

SS has it in the twisties no questions.

Two different cars tuned for two different things.

Wait til the aftermarket is in full swing, then we will see the REALLY fun stuff. The cars racin each other at their best potentials. I know the SRT engine is VERY stout, but TRUST me!!! The Ecotec is NOTHING to frown upon, its capabilities are at LEAST that of the 2.4L turbo in the SRT-4's.

Factory braggin rights are stupid anyways(to me), cause stock sucks no matter what you drive!! Thats like sayin "Hey my Corvette has a V8 and your Mustang has a V8, they're both RWD and mine will smoke yours!!! HAHA!!!" (no I dont have a Corvette) Well one thing is for certain there are a LOT of Mustang GT's out there that will EASILY smoke Vettes, Vipers, etc. (and even some Civics can do so as well... I know I know, we dont wanna hear that, but search the net you'll see modded to hell Civics eating Vipers for lunch-for less money might I add), so I base my opinions on the capabilities of the cars not the stock performance.
 

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CoBIZZLE said:
SRT has it straight line no questions.

SS has it in the twisties no questions.

Two different cars tuned for two different things.
That's not quite correct. Both excel in both areas. Theyre so close in handling abilities, you cant really call one or the other a winner. Either could beat the other in capable hands.

I did get the chance to race a 3" exhaust SRT with the stock SS, and from a dig, it was side by side until 70. But once the SRT hit 3rd it started walking fast. At the end of the Cobalts 3rd he was 2-3 cars ahead. I'd race the SS with my SRT, but that would be incredibly unfair to the SS. Stock for stock though, theyre really close in the lower gears.
 

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Well the SS with the (otional) LSD is what I was referin to, I dont know how it would fare w/o it, not quite sure what its actual skid pad numbers are but Im pretty sure the SRT cant hit 69.XX mph through a 60ft slalom in stock form. The SRT isnt far behind in its handling capabilities, sure but with EXACTLY the same driver skill, the SS should be the better handler. And Im surprised about your race with the SRT (LOL were you really racin your brothers brand new car :D ;) ). Another guy on here said he raced an SRT from a 20 roll and said he stayed right beside him. I can see, however, where the SRT would up and smoke it after it gets into higher gears and gets that turbo into full boost. I didnt say either would smoke either, cause neither will, in the twisties or on the straights(unless your on the interstates or somethin). But just goin by numbers and "magazine" racing (sorry ;) ) the SS should edge the SRT out just a lil in its handling capabilities. BUT if the SRT gets the lead from the take off even on some twisties, would the SS have what it takes (power wise and handlin combined) to actually make a pass on the SRT... I dont know??
 

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I own a 4-banger and not a V8, so be careful what you say. I don't see you hanging with me :eek: boy do I love my Subaru :D

After making a statement like that, and not indicating what kind of Subaru, how are you so sure? If it's a WRX, I walk them over here for the most part, and if you're an STI, I've eliminated my share of STI and EVO's in my past tournaments at the track. I'm not saying that I can beat all, but so far on the street or at the tracks. Haven't lost to one yet. You're right though, you propably won't see me hanging with you, as chances are, you'll never get the chance to run me.
 

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CoBIZZLE said:
SRT has it straight line no questions.

SS has it in the twisties no questions.

Two different cars tuned for two different things.

Wait til the aftermarket is in full swing, then we will see the REALLY fun stuff. The cars racin each other at their best potentials. I know the SRT engine is VERY stout, but TRUST me!!! The Ecotec is NOTHING to frown upon, its capabilities are at LEAST that of the 2.4L turbo in the SRT-4's.

I've seen SRT take the win in the twisties as well against an Cobalt, although there aren't that many performance parts on suspension yet for the Cobalt, so I'm not sure if that was a fair race, but with the SRT taking first, and a WRX taking second, you gotta give credit to the Cobalt for taking third. As for capabilities, from my understanding, the Cobalt motor could handle 350 hp on a stock motor. As we've seen an SRT hold 500+ on a stock motor. So there might be a big difference between the two. But from what I've read, the Cobalt motor is nothing to laugh at either.
 

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i havnt raced a cobalt yet but i'm looking forward to it, but i have a mbc and stage 1, so it wont be fair unless it has a little more. but if it can hang with a stock srt-4, i'd be impressed, cuz i could pull a bumper on stock evos and stis.
 

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Well from what I hear the rods/pistons can hold approx. 400hp, (can be upgraded) and the crank is supposed to be stronger than that, so that would be plenty for me. And also, the driver coulda made a difference in that race. I THINK (not entirely sure) that the (stock)SS actually can carry a higher slalom speed than your avg. (stock) WRX. But like I always say, stock sucks so like you and I BOTH say, wait til the aftermarket hits in full force. Then make a comparison.
 

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i havnt raced a cobalt yet but i'm looking forward to it, but i have a mbc and stage 1, so it wont be fair unless it has a little more. but if it can hang with a stock srt-4, i'd be impressed, cuz i could pull a bumper on stock evos and stis.

I hate to spoil the show but you make me laugh :D

Have you taking this thing to Dagrove? If you did, how fast were you?
 

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After making a statement like that, and not indicating what kind of Subaru, how are you so sure? If it's a WRX, I walk them over here for the most part, and if you're an STI, I've eliminated my share of STI and EVO's in my past tournaments at the track. I'm not saying that I can beat all, but so far on the street or at the tracks. Haven't lost to one yet. You're right though, you propably won't see me hanging with you, as chances are, you'll never get the chance to run me.

You should have stated some of this in the other post, as you stated only V8's with massive power can hang with you in 3rd gear!

And yes I own an STI.
 
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