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#125596 - 11/11/2002 11:04 Holy Crap!
lectric
pooh-bah

Registered: 20/01/2002
Posts: 2082
Loc: New Orleans, LA

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#125597 - 11/11/2002 12:33 Re: Holy Crap! [Re: lectric]
fusto
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Registered: 27/12/2001
Posts: 504
Loc: Lummi Island, WA
I love the sound of the blow-off valve!

I got my Magna up around 120-130 mph once.
Once...

Z~
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#125598 - 11/11/2002 13:35 Re: Holy Crap! [Re: fusto]
schofiel
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Registered: 25/06/1999
Posts: 2992
Loc: Wareham, Dorset, UK
Brave man! I used to touch cloth at that speed on my Guzzi Le Mans.
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#125599 - 11/11/2002 14:12 Re: Holy Crap! [Re: schofiel]
jbauer
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Registered: 08/05/2000
Posts: 1429
Loc: San Francisco, CA
I do it confidently on my CBR929RR, but not often.

- Jon


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#125600 - 11/11/2002 14:48 Re: Holy Crap! [Re: lectric]
bodybag
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Registered: 07/03/2002
Posts: 501
Loc: Southern California
This is pretty awesome when you consider that the speedo needle is moving almost as fast as the tach is. There are a bunch of insane bike videos like this at www.bikemovies.com too. One that I remember shows a guy blasting through traffic at about 175mph and passing a cop car that is parked on the shoulder.
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#125601 - 11/11/2002 16:38 Re: Holy Crap! [Re: fusto]
lectric
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Registered: 20/01/2002
Posts: 2082
Loc: New Orleans, LA
Fastest I ever went was in my Conquest TSI Turbo. 147. Once. On accident.

Was sorta playing a bit with this girl in her 'vette. 2 AM, Interstate in AL, started at like 100, she'd pull ahead a little, laugh, I'd pull a little ahead, laugh, etc ,etc. When I looked at the speedo, I was pushing 147 with pedal left to go. All I could think was, If I hit a deer at this speed, it's totally over. Never been over 110 since.

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#125602 - 11/11/2002 17:24 Re: Holy Crap! [Re: lectric]
tanstaafl.
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Registered: 08/07/1999
Posts: 5377
Loc: Ajijic, Mexico
Fastest I ever went was in my Conquest TSI Turbo. 147.

155. Porsche 930 Turbo, 2-lane deserted highway in Nevada.

tanstaafl.
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#125603 - 11/11/2002 19:26 Re: Holy Crap! [Re: tanstaafl.]
bodybag
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Registered: 07/03/2002
Posts: 501
Loc: Southern California
Ok, I admit I've done 180+ on a deserted highway in Nevada (Hwy 318) in a Porsche 993 Turbo, but only once. I have run 170+ a few times on the local So. Cal highways in the past too. Actually, when I first got the car, I use to make it a point to reach at 150mph at least once every time I drove it, but that was just stupid.
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#125604 - 11/11/2002 20:04 Re: Holy Crap! [Re: bodybag]
FireFox31
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Registered: 19/09/2002
Posts: 2491
Loc: East Coast, USA
100 MPH in my 1994 Ford Escort wagon MANUAL transmission... going downhill on a three lane interstate. Now, to push my Volvo V70. How hard can I work those 5 cylinders!!!
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#125605 - 11/11/2002 20:51 Re: Holy Crap! [Re: FireFox31]
JBjorgen
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Registered: 19/01/2002
Posts: 3495
Loc: Guadalajara, MX
Almost 120 in a '89 Chevy S-10 Blazer on an abandon airport runway. *Note: Blazers are not aerodynamically designed to go this fast. They start shaking pretty bad...it's kinda scary when you consider they consistently have the NHTSA's worst rollover rating .
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#125606 - 11/11/2002 21:14 Re: Holy Crap! [Re: FireFox31]
Heather
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Registered: 14/01/2002
Posts: 509
Loc: NY
100 MPH in my 1994 Ford Escort wagon MANUAL transmission... going downhill on a three lane interstate.

Sheesh those things are slow. I got my cabrio to go a bit faster than that (automatic transmission, power by hamsters), going uphill on a bridge in NYC, at about 105. I was amazed when I saw that, thought the spedometer was broken (just like everything else on the little shitbox).

The fastest I remember going recently is about 135 (driving a Passat W8 wagon on a swap, that I totalled, along with 2 others, later that week), which I didn't notice until some guy in a vette pulled up along side me with a confused look on his face.
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#125607 - 11/11/2002 21:21 Re: Holy Crap! [Re: Heather]
Terminator
old hand

Registered: 12/01/2000
Posts: 1079
Loc: Dallas, TX
I know this will sound stupid but I never thought there was room to go 135 in NY without running into other cars or running red lights ;-)

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#125608 - 11/11/2002 21:25 Re: Holy Crap! [Re: Terminator]
Heather
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Registered: 14/01/2002
Posts: 509
Loc: NY
I know this will sound stupid but I never thought there was room to go 135 in NY without running into other cars or running red lights ;-)

135 was way out on lawnguyland on a pretty empty road. I got the cabrio to go over the whitestone bridge that quickly on 9/11 in a desperate rush to get back to my home phone (cell phones didn't work that day) as I had no Idea what that fireball was all about until I saw the TV walking into work. There was, for the only time in my life I've ever seen it, absolutely NO traffic in Queens.
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#125609 - 11/11/2002 21:28 Re: Holy Crap! [Re: Terminator]
DeadFire
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Registered: 30/05/2002
Posts: 695
100mph in my '89 Civic LX automatic on 2 East in MA, trailing a shiny red Celica all the way. Guess who got nailed when we passed the statey hiding under the bridge?

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#125610 - 11/11/2002 21:39 Re: Holy Crap! [Re: DeadFire]
FireFox31
pooh-bah

Registered: 19/09/2002
Posts: 2491
Loc: East Coast, USA
Nice, I respect that move in your Civic! Haha.

Oh, and I forgot, the first time I pushed my 2000 Volvo V70 (wagon) was racing a... um... some obnoxious car like a white, riced out, dude-with-his-obnoxious-girlfriend-in-the-passenger's-seat Toyota Supra or something. We were just playing as I went up to 110 without thinking twice. He'd just nudge ahead of me, I'd catch up, he'd nudge faster. Ah, I said forget it and backed off. Well, until the traffic got heavy and I managed to use my mad skillz to pass myself WAY out in front of him.

See, driving my 4banger Excort for so long made me learn to have mad traffic navigation skills. Because I didn't have the speed to keep up, I'd have to out manuver my opponents. Oh, that and ALWAYS using the "Slow, Pay Toll Ahead" lane at the FAR right of every toll booth since the riced-out suckah's would rather wait in line than think to go through that. Haha, I'm still faster with tokens/change than anyone using EZPass!

<off my soap box.> Maybe I should go into a drivers' forum to rant about my driving (in)ability.
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#125611 - 11/11/2002 21:49 Re: Holy Crap! [Re: FireFox31]
DeadFire
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Registered: 30/05/2002
Posts: 695
That Civic was totally stock. I drove it cuz it was reliable. Only extras were a 40x4 tape deck and new speakers...



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Edited by DeadFire (11/11/2002 21:50)

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#125612 - 11/11/2002 21:54 Re: Holy Crap! [Re: DeadFire]
wfaulk
carpal tunnel

Registered: 25/12/2000
Posts: 16706
Loc: Raleigh, NC US
So those chromed wheel wells came from the factory?
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#125613 - 11/11/2002 22:00 Re: Holy Crap! [Re: wfaulk]
DeadFire
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Registered: 30/05/2002
Posts: 695
Um, probably not. But they came with the car when I bought it used. I guess someone put them on to prevent rust or something.

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#125614 - 11/11/2002 22:11 Re: Holy Crap! [Re: FireFox31]
lectric
pooh-bah

Registered: 20/01/2002
Posts: 2082
Loc: New Orleans, LA
reminds me of the Rieboy Calculator at f_devocht's page:

http://come.to/miata

Funny stuff

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#125615 - 12/11/2002 01:29 Re: Holy Crap! [Re: lectric]
ithoughti
old hand

Registered: 17/07/2001
Posts: 721
Loc: Boston, MA USA
wow, lets see...

about 140 last month going to Maine at 2 am. In my WRX.

not going to do that again until i get some Z rated tires.

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#125616 - 12/11/2002 02:42 Re: Holy Crap! [Re: bodybag]
peter
carpal tunnel

Registered: 13/07/2000
Posts: 4146
Loc: Cambridge, England
180+ on a deserted highway in Nevada (Hwy 318) in a Porsche 993 Turbo

33mph at the bottom of the big hill where the B184 comes in to Saffron Walden.

Um.

Perhaps I should get a motor vehicle

Peter

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#125617 - 12/11/2002 02:44 Re: Holy Crap! [Re: ithoughti]
acurasquirrel_
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Registered: 14/04/2002
Posts: 241
155 ish speedo indicated south of atlanta on I-75 in my turboed Integra Type-R......a month later I blew the engine. Stupid high school years....live and learn. BTW over 100 many speedo become highly inaccurate.
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#125618 - 12/11/2002 04:01 Re: Holy Crap! [Re: DeadFire]
Roger
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Registered: 18/01/2000
Posts: 5572
Loc: London, UK
110mph in my Nissan Primera 2.0 Diesel on the M6 near Birmingham. Took about a week to reach that speed, though.

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#125619 - 12/11/2002 08:23 Re: Holy Crap! [Re: peter]
JBjorgen
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Registered: 19/01/2002
Posts: 3495
Loc: Guadalajara, MX
Perhaps I should get a motor vehicle

Am I the only one that finds this statement ironic coming from someone who works at empeg (sb)? Do you have a sled for you empeg on your bicycle?
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#125620 - 12/11/2002 09:58 Re: Holy Crap! [Re: Terminator]
fusto
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Registered: 27/12/2001
Posts: 504
Loc: Lummi Island, WA
One time when I was living in NYC, I hit 70+ mph in an 86 Isuzu Trooper on Broadway.

I just kept hitting green light after green light, so a friend I was with suggested I see how far we could get without touching the brakes. Every light turned green just as I was hitting the intersection.
We made it all the way up to the upper west side, from the lower village in just a couple of minutes.

It was amazing.
Actually looking back now it was really frigging stupid.
What if a cabbie had zipped out from a cross street?
Ah well, better not to think like that.

Z~
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#125621 - 12/11/2002 10:04 Re: Holy Crap! [Re: fusto]
peter
carpal tunnel

Registered: 13/07/2000
Posts: 4146
Loc: Cambridge, England
70+ mph in an 86 Isuzu Trooper on Broadway [...] Every light turned green just as I was hitting the intersection.

Aren't traffic lights in built-up areas meant to be synchronised, so the junction-to-junction time is about the time it takes for the next lights to turn green? In which case, someone was obviously expecting everyone to be doing 70 down Broadway.

Mind you, I have heard things about NYC taxi drivers...

Peter

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#125622 - 12/11/2002 10:23 Re: Holy Crap! [Re: peter]
drakino
carpal tunnel

Registered: 08/06/1999
Posts: 7868
Loc: Seattle, WA
Aren't traffic lights in built-up areas meant to be synchronised, so the junction-to-junction time is about the time it takes for the next lights to turn green? In which case, someone was obviously expecting everyone to be doing 70 down Broadway.

Generally, yes they should be. But unfortunatly around here, they forget to even bother checking the lights when they are replaced. Thus, I sit through 3.5 red lights on average (out of 4) on a mile stretch off the highway when going home.
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#125623 - 12/11/2002 10:39 Re: Holy Crap! [Re: bodybag]
johnmcd3
enthusiast

Registered: 19/04/2001
Posts: 369
Loc: Seattle, WA (formerly Houston,...
I admit I've done 180+ on a deserted highway in Nevada (Hwy 318) in a Porsche 993 Turbo, but only once.

wow. i'm not confident in my ability to handle a car above about 120-130 mph, it freaks me out. with is really a shame 'cause I keep getting the opportunity to drive vehicles designed to work safely at those speeds...
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#125624 - 12/11/2002 10:48 Re: Holy Crap! [Re: peter]
rearviewmirror
journeyman

Registered: 30/07/2001
Posts: 84
Loc: Bangalore, India
You're right. 30-35 mph was the optimum speed for getting green lights all the way (in Manhattan). Amber lights were a lot of fun though. I used to barely miss hitting cabs, cyclists and pedestrians, while speeding down avenues beating amber lights.

~Yogi

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#125625 - 12/11/2002 11:33 Re: Holy Crap! [Re: fusto]
BleachLPB
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Registered: 01/11/2001
Posts: 354
Loc: Maryland
I'll toss a story or two in here too... this thread is very interesting...

In my friend's mom's Benz E320 - 140mph on 695 beltway, racing a Volvo. The Volvo did a remarkable job at keeping up but the Benz had it toasted for speed and acceleration. 140mph - I guess that isnt a big deal when just minutes later my friend had the thing up to 90mph on a busy suburban thoroughfare in our area - between lights.

I had my 90 integra up to 145 on i83 south, going down a hill, that car will never see speeds even close to that anymore.

I just got back from a court date for a speeding ticket I got over the summer, and I have another ticket date up next week... so I probably wont be doing much speeding any time soon.
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