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I went to see the fast and the Furious today. Talk about the ricer cars. WOW. They had some serious mods though. 3-stage NOS, twin turbos, etc. But I must say the best seen in the movie is when the guy gets out his dad's old charger with a blown hemi. He races this little Supra or something like that. Winds up oh wait I better not ruin it if you want to see it. Any way the motors got some 900 hp they said. WOW. I recommend the flick even if it was a ricer movie.
 

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Did you notice that the guy in the Supra had to use NOS almost instantly to keep up with that Charger? Mopar's don't need to stinkin' nitrous. Pure muscle, baby!
 

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But could you imagine that motor on nitrous. Wow
 

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I also believe that car is capable of doing a wheel stand off the line like that. That Charger had some serious #'s at the rear wheels for HP and torque.
 

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I heard that the cars in the movie were real cars with real parts, so I do believe that charger could do that wheel stand.
 

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I dunno guys, from what I know and what I have read, I have to call BS on that wheel stand.

I don't disagree that the car could do it, but physics dictate that AT LEAST one full rotation of the tires would have to occur before it could stand up. As for spinning the tires while in the wheel stand, not on this planet pal. :rolleyes:

I read an article in the local newspaper and it mentioned that the wheel stand in question was movie trickery. Wires and cables and cranes and the like.

Just my $0.02
 

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hmm....I dunno about that either...lol..I thought they showed a beautiful shot of the wrinkle-walls on those rear tires when he hammered it.

Don't care, this is gonna turn into a stupid argument.
 

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I can do a wheel stand with my Intrepid in reverse!!!

Ummmmm....no.

It was a pretty cool movie none-the-less wasn't it? I went and saw Final Fantasy this weekend...ugh...don't waste your money!!! Great visual effects...but for the love of St. Pete...plotless and boring!!!!
 

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Originally posted by gise1:
I heard that the cars in the movie were real cars with real parts, so I do believe that charger could do that wheel stand.
I was watching the making of the movie, and unfor the charger had help doing that wheel stand. But regardless that movie was excellent!
 

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As for those cars being real....well a couple of them are up for sale on E-Bay. The VW for $75,000 and the Supra for over $100,000. :rolleyes:
 

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They must have sold, I know for a fact they were on there a couple weeks ago. Oh well. :)

All the ones on there now are rip offs.
 

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I was watching something on the making of that movie and they had a hydraulic lift under the front end of the charger to pop it up. They had a shot of it from the front end. It didn't even look like they got on the gas that hard when filming that short little section. Still an awesome shot though.
 

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No doubt in my mind tha the charge COULD do a wheel stand, just not the one in the movie..

Heck, the body wasn't even twisting when it was doing the wheelie..

I saw the "making of" special, and they used a hydralic cylinder to pop it up...
 

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Two things here. Well, actually three.

One... RICER MOVIE! RICER MOVIE! AHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!

OK, now that I got it out of my *cough*RICER!*cough* system...

Two... the so-called Supra that had to quickly use Nitrous... those cars really are supercars... there is a supra that runs high 8's/low 9's in the 1/4 regularly here in the Chicago area, and it DOESN'T use nitrous. It uses pure TWIN TURBO, baby. So knock the Supra all you want to, but for a ricer, it is one BAD ASS car when modified.

Three... the Charger would definitely have a tough time doing a stand like that in real life. It is a HEAVY car, and to lift that you would have to be pushing some serious torque. Not HP, mind you, but torque. Not possible without hydraulics. Remember, this is Hollywood.

wolf out.
 

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If you download the trailer for fast and the furious (www.apple.com) and view the part with the dodge doing the wheel stand over and over again, you can plainly see the hydraulic lift under the car... once you know what to look for, it's obvious. But yes, that's hollywood... that car is still my favorite car of the movie though. Next would be the supra or the eclipse... the eclipse mainly because dodge owns 37% of mitsubishi motors while mitsubishi corp only own's 34%... so I'm a tiny bit partial to mitsubishi... but just a little.
 
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