Im sure this goes w/o saying but keep us updated on what you hear regarding the new SS.
Also, maybe you can get your newly found friend to trade in his SRT for something respectable.
2008 LR GT
Pat G tune, LS7 MAF, RCR P/P/Milled LS3 Heads & valve job, ported AirRam Intake / TB & Little Lunati cam, Pypes LT's, Solo CB, Spectre CAI, Powerbond UDP
BMR rear cradle bushings, BMR F&R Swaybars, Teins & FE3's