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Postby six » Mon Oct 29, 2007 1:52 am

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Postby Bawked » Mon Oct 29, 2007 2:55 am

^^ The car in his sig :lol:
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Postby comingbackdown » Mon Oct 29, 2007 5:16 am

Did the guy from "Pushing Daisies" come along and tap this thread?
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I like acceleration. However, in my car the speed is just as fun. Only once or twice have I taken it up to 70 or more. Lemme tell ya, feeling the car get buffeted around like a rag doll is fun. (Ah yes, the "about as aerodynamic as a turd" econobox feeling.) It's fun keeping the car under control though... Taking a long, winding (Talladega corner esque) bend on the highway at 70 in 5th, letting off the gas and going down to 65, back on the gas and out of the curve... It's fun!
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Postby watkins » Mon Oct 29, 2007 10:58 am

I sincerely hope you dont truely consider 70 as fast. Especially on a highway.
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Postby tehfade » Mon Oct 29, 2007 7:03 pm

The fastest I've gone in the Goat was ~140ish on 495. The car was rock-solid. And then the next day, I was washing the car and I happened to look at the rear tires.......they were worn right down to the cords! :shock: :shock:

As to acceleration, there's nothing better than when I get next to those concrete Jersey barriers on the highway. I'll roll down my window, and downshift, and just listen to the LS2's roar bouncing right back into the car....it's like a symphony of horsepower!
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Postby Leedeth » Mon Oct 29, 2007 9:19 pm

watkins wrote:I sincerely hope you dont truely consider 70 as fast. Especially on a highway.


70 is fast. :P

Where I live, the speed limit is actually 50 near the city, then 55 farther out. It's a highway, not freeway, and yes, I live in a slow ass city. It's not until I go up-island that the speeds finally reach 70.

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Postby comingbackdown » Tue Oct 30, 2007 12:11 am

watkins wrote:I sincerely hope you dont truely consider 70 as fast. Especially on a highway.


My car only goes to 108 mph... That's where the governor is set at.

I'm not gonna remove that at the moment.
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Postby Damus » Fri Nov 02, 2007 12:31 pm

The highest I hit was 115 mph.
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Postby jomotopia » Fri Nov 02, 2007 12:34 pm

i once got pulled over and the convo went like this...

officer: do you know how fast you were going?
me: no sir, the speedometer only goes to 85.

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Postby DrNick » Fri Nov 02, 2007 12:36 pm

^ Out of curiosity, did that result in a ticket and a really ticked-off officer?

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Postby jomotopia » Fri Nov 02, 2007 12:42 pm

DrNick wrote:^ Out of curiosity, did that result in a ticket and a really ticked-off officer?


lol, he didn't seem really ticked off. he just asked why i would peg the speedo out like that and i said "i dunno".

and yeah i got a ticket, 100 in a 70.
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Postby Badmojo » Fri Nov 02, 2007 3:00 pm

The STi's speedo only goes to 85? Seriously? :lol:
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Postby comingbackdown » Fri Nov 02, 2007 3:02 pm

jomotopia wrote:
DrNick wrote:^ Out of curiosity, did that result in a ticket and a really ticked-off officer?


lol, he didn't seem really ticked off. he just asked why i would peg the speedo out like that and i said "i dunno".

and yeah i got a ticket, 100 in a 70.


"Dude, officer, did you see my mad tyte speedo pwnage!?!?!?"

#1 on the list of things not to say to a cop at a traffic stop:

"Hold my beer while I grab my license" *not applicable in Texas*
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Postby comingbackdown » Fri Nov 02, 2007 3:03 pm

Badmojo wrote:The STi's speedo only goes to 85? Seriously? :lol:


That was with one of his previous vehicles... Has to be.
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Postby jomotopia » Fri Nov 02, 2007 3:03 pm

Badmojo wrote:The STi's speedo only goes to 85? Seriously? :lol:


no this was a long time ago in a Taurus.

STi's speedo goes to 160.
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