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Old 11-25-2002, 12:55 PM
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question.. why were you doing 175 with your windows down and sunroof open? im thinking it might have hurt aerodynamics alittle lol
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Old 11-25-2002, 01:33 PM
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I have some 17" rims with 215' tires all around for the highway :bigthumg:
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Old 11-25-2002, 01:44 PM
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Originally Posted by 90_GTU_jeremy' date='Nov 25 2002, 10:55 AM
question.. why were you doing 175 with your windows down and sunroof open? im thinking it might have hurt aerodynamics alittle lol
i was tooling, well, getting tooled by my friend on his yzf-r1. it was strictly for fun, and not really trying to acheive anything.....his bike cut out @ 188...i ran ou tof road, but the speed was not coming on too fast at that point....

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Old 11-25-2002, 01:50 PM
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u guys are ******* nuts
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Old 11-25-2002, 01:57 PM
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Damn.. I think the fastest I ewver piloted a vehicle was about 115mph.. In my Mazda truck.. I feel like a wuss compared to you guys..
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Old 11-25-2002, 02:08 PM
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dom - I hadn't even looked over and noticed you were in Germany. So I guess you do have alot more opportunities to open it up than us poor suckers over here. However, if I were over there I'd want my car to be as strong as possible in the 80-150mph area. Chances are, if you and "other car" hit it at around 100mph, if you can pull 3 or 4 car lengths on him by 150, you can shut down and will have made your point. But if top speed is your thing, more power to ya.
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Old 11-25-2002, 03:51 PM
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I topped out my car at 167 when it was stock. I ran out of round though. I may have been able to squeeze a few more out of her.
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Old 11-25-2002, 07:17 PM
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I had my car up to 160mph with the windows down, it was like formula one, my head was shaking pretty hard, but i was pretty impressed at how quickly it got there though.
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Old 11-25-2002, 07:57 PM
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Yeah, non stop accleration is something that was engineered real well on the FD. I didn't know it was geared stock to 200mph. I haven't been on roads suitable for speed testing for a couple months though. If I'm out running around by myself on the weekends, there's a few places I'll get up over 100 pretty easily, but I get more pleasure out of the turns and the pedal workout on the backroads. Top speeding becomes exponentially dangerous once you get over about 100-110. Its not that you can't plan well to slow down in time, its just that without a perfect conditioned roadway, you have to be easy on the breaks and steering over bumps. Bigger wheels and tires are a must. I can't wait until I get that stuff done. But either way, FD drivers are nuts, right guys?
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Old 11-26-2002, 03:08 PM
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I've been to 150mph indicated. Like someone else said, who knows how much the speedo is off by.

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