Kevin

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On 11/19/2019 at 8:48 PM, Kevin said:

Chrysler was smart enough to avoid paying royalties.

Well, I'd read that Pontiac paid $5 per car...did Chrysler not pay anything?  How'd they do that?

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11 hours ago, Ashley P said:

Well, I'd read that Pontiac paid $5 per car...did Chrysler not pay anything?  How'd they do that?

I have read the same.  Chrysler used the T/A logo.  I guess they could claim that it stood for something else.  You really couldn't prove it stood for Trans/Am even though that was the purpose of the car.  Chrysler probably should have used the money they saved on Trans Am and gotten Burt Reynolds before Pontiac did.  ;) 

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I was going down the road today in "track" mode.  I switched it to "street" mode and you could feel the power decrease and the exhaust got a quite a bit quieter.  I think the active exhaust is pretty cool.  I can tone it down in my neighborhood and let it sound mean on the highway.  I don't know why people buy those active exhaust delete/simulator kits.  You are removing a cool feature from your car.

I also haven't noticed the skip shift feature on this car at all.  I have done the one-two shift and various rpms and speeds.  It hasn't locked me out of second gear or made me go to fourth gear once.  I guess I will install this skip shift eliminator, that I bought before thanking delivery, on my brother's Challenger R/T.

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I heard some wheel spin.... :evild: 

Trust me, these big 4,000lb muscle cars EAT rear tires fast.

When I drove the SS daily, I was putting rear tires on about every 6 months.

Even with Traction Control on, except to clean them off before a run at the drag strip. :yes: 

 

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1 hour ago, Ashley P said:

If you've got any cousins in W KY.....SHOTGUN!

I have a bunch of relatives in the Mammoth Cave area.  I was born in Horse Cave.

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