2004 Dodge Ram SRT-10
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If you fire a 12-gauge shotgun packed with 00 buck, youll get a sense of what its like to pull the trigger on a Ram SRT-10: a loud roar, followed by a cloud of smoke, and, suddenly, heavy metal flying through space. The only difference is that this trucks Viper-sourced V-10 firepower, good for a 5.2-second 0-to-60 run, surges smoothly at your back and not abruptly against your shoulder.
Dodges Performance Vehicle Operations group has created more than just a Pirelli-melting, 500-horse cargo bed in search of a chassis. The Ram SRT-10 is a comprehensively well-matched 5150-pound performance recipe that turns a short-bed, standard-cab Ram into a sport-truck-cum-Trans-Am racer.
Installing the Vipers 8.3-liter, OHV, aluminum V-10 into the Rams platform is philosophically straightforward, as the truck is factory-offered with a 300-horsepower, iron-block V-10 in HD form. Getting the job done, however, required numerous detail changes, including a revised intake system, oil pan, mounts, and cooling revisions. The only transmission offered is the same Tremec T56 six-speed manual used in the Viper.
Steering-rack response is crisp, and theres braking muscle to spare in the form of 15-inch front rotors and 14-inchers in the rear. Viper power requires a massive tire-contact patch to be remotely useful. So, in the interest of "usefulness," Dodge fitted the SRT-10 with steamroller-like 305/40ZR22 meats.
We were prepared for the shaking and chassis booming often associated with oversized rolling stock and its barely manageable unsprung mass. But the suspension tuners at PVO have worked some magic. The ride, although not luxo-car smooth, is firm and not at all uncomfortable on good road surfaces. The only serious suspension-related edge is some rubbery chassis shudder on bumpy roads, where the laws of physics regarding minimal wheel travel and big-tire inertia wont be denied. Key to the trucks surprisingly obedient behavior: Bilstein shocks, shorter and stiffer springs, a rear anti-roll bar, a new front knuckle design, a one-inch ride-height drop in front, a 2.5-inch rear drop, and an effective traction-bar system. The result is a big, fast hunk that does what its told.
The SRT-10 spent some valuable aero time in the companys wind tunnel and learned a few lessons from Dodges NASCAR Craftsman Truck program, too. Up front, a deep fascia with a splitter reduces lift. Out back, a rear wing reduces drag and adds up to 165 pounds of downforce at track speeds. When you need the bed, you can easily remove the wing and stow it on top of the bedrails. The bulging hood, nonfunctional scoop, and rear fascia with dual exhaust cutouts are unique to this sporting variant.
Inside, youll find softly stuffed but sharply contoured black leather buckets with "SRT-10" logos stitched across the backrests. The seat cushions and a deeply padded center-console lid are flat enough to accommodate a third, belted passenger. Looking sports-car sharp is a carbon-fiber leather-trimmed steering wheel. Behind the wheel is a full complement of large and easy-to-read, silver-faced gauges including a 160-mph speedo and a 7000-rpm tach. Dodge claims the truck will do 150, so that speedos none too optimistic.
Vehicle History Report
- Classic Car ID101791738
- Stock NumberP1708A
- CategoryModern Performance
- Body StyleTruck
- Mileage8,660 miles
- Engine8.3L V10
- TransmissionManual 6-Speed
- Exterior ColorBlack
- Interior ColorBlack
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