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Old 10-29-2006, 01:59 PM
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Highest maintained speed?

I came home at about 4am last night, and a trip that shoulda taken me about an hour, took less then 40 min... Mainly because the highways were deserted at that time, and I was maintaining between 90 and 100 MPH for a good part of it. I passed 2 cars, and the same amount came from the oncomming direction.

I was kinda in a rush when I left, and just kept up the pace for the ride home... I think If I was doing the speed limit, I'd have fallen asleep. It was a 55, and there's alot of deer. I just put new brakes, and rotors on the car, and broke them in earlier yesterday.

ANYWAYS, I was just wandering if I'm unusual in holding a speed around 2X the limit, or If I'm a wuss, cause I wasnt doing 3x the limit (doubt the car could do it anyways, but...)


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I guess that's what OD's about, but whatever.


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Old 10-29-2006, 02:16 PM
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My opinion --

inexperienced driver (you are only 16) + middle of the night + you're tired + 30 year old car + lots of deer + driving double the speed limit = disaster

do you have euro lights on that car? If you don't that's even worse because stock lights on these cars are horrible. Sounds dumb if you ask me.

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Old 10-29-2006, 02:29 PM
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I was in the trofieo... high beams, and my hella 1770 fogs were both on... I had exelent visibility.

There's no way the benz could maintain that speed, it's screaming at 85...


yeah, it was stupid, and I should know better, but I was on an adrenilin rush...

Every see crank? That kinda rush...


guess I'm the only misbehaving youth to ever roam this earth

how much more experianced can I get? I know that car inside and out. It's a predictable, heavy, FWD car with a low CG... Want the ass around, turn and brake sharply... Want the ass back in line, floor it........ The tires start to scream before I get into too much trouble anyways.

this was a nearly streight streach of road, highway 93 south
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v644/NathanEbert/map.gif

good luck
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Old 10-29-2006, 02:42 PM
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You'll probably hear lots of crap from people here but oh well. When I was your age I was driving a Twin Turbo 300ZX. Nothing like driving fast, heck most NJ drivers are doing 90 every day.

I hit 130 with my TT all the time. I don't cruise at that speed but when there is an open stretch I bring it up in that range for a few seconds. It feels really good going that fast in a two seater while the top is down.

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Old 10-29-2006, 03:01 PM
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I don't know if it counts: 120mph on a 33ft Eliminator powerboat...2x800 horse power!
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Old 10-29-2006, 03:15 PM
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I once averaged a clocked 106 mph from Philadelphia to Atlantic City in a new 1977 AMC Pacer.
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Old 10-29-2006, 03:23 PM
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I once averaged a clocked 106 mph from Philadelphia to Atlantic City in a new 1977 AMC Pacer.
I don't think anyone can top that.
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Old 10-29-2006, 03:35 PM
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I don't know if it counts: 120mph on a 33ft Eliminator powerboat...2x800 horse power!


130 in a Tempest 38 (prototype) running twin blown 540ci chevys and Arneson surface drives.
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Old 10-29-2006, 03:49 PM
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highest maintained speed in the 300DT- 95 mph.. once .

my usual speed is speed limit or if im on the highway i tend to stay in the middle of a pack of cars so 65-75 with the speed limit being 70
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Old 10-29-2006, 05:45 PM
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75 is dangerously slow !!

Drove from Chicago to Dallas the other night. Did about 440 mph the whole way. Didnít see any deer. No cops anywere. Not too many folks on the road either. Did see a few folks pass going the other way, in a far different lane.

Well....ok. Maybe I had a little black box doing most of the driving for me. But I was still there behind the wheel !!

Well....ok. Maybe it was really called a yoke. But.... I really was going that fast !! For a long time !!

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Old 10-29-2006, 05:51 PM
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I hit 130 with my TT all the time.
if you put the carbon fiber lip spoiler and fender flares you'll go faster.. it adds like 15hp.. and the carbon fiber shift ball adds 5 hp
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Old 10-29-2006, 05:55 PM
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I've done 100+ for over an hour before. No problems.
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Old 10-29-2006, 06:00 PM
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same here.....
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Old 10-29-2006, 06:14 PM
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Drove from Chicago to Dallas the other night. Did about 440 mph the whole way. Didnít see any deer. No cops anywere. Not too many folks on the road either. Did see a few folks pass going the other way, in a far different lane.

I was expecting something like that from you
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Old 10-29-2006, 06:23 PM
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Drove from Chicago to Dallas the other night. Did about 440 mph the whole way.
How were you able to secure the jet engine to the roof?

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