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(Chronicle Herald)   Not news: Man pulled over for speeding. News: Doing 225kph. Fark: in a Jeep Cherokee   (thechronicleherald.ca ) divider line
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2011-11-08 07:34:55 AM  
FTA...The driver, a 25-year-old Dartmouth man, immediately lost his licence for a week and his vehicle for a week.

They grounded him?
 
2011-11-08 07:57:58 AM  
225 kph? What's that in American? Like 35 mph?
 
2011-11-08 07:59:42 AM  
Oh, and smitty, the last time I looked, they were putting ridiculously high HP V8s in Jeeps.
 
2011-11-08 08:06:43 AM  

Petit_Merdeux: Oh, and smitty, the last time I looked, they were putting ridiculously high HP V8s in Jeeps.


The SRT8. 6.4L Hemi. VROOOOOMMM!
 
2011-11-08 08:08:39 AM  
140 mph is not unpossible in a Grand Cherokee.
 
2011-11-08 08:21:52 AM  
Who got the keys to the jeep?

BunkyBrewman: VROOOOOMMM!

 
2011-11-08 08:37:11 AM  

SnarfVader: 140 mph is not unpossible in a Grand Cherokee.


I got my little 4 cylinder Wrangler up to 100. That was kind of awesome.

On the other end of the spectrum, while driving across South Dakota into a head wind, I couldn't get the damn thing to go over 40mph. That's the price you pay for having a windshield as aerodynamic as a garage door.
 
2011-11-08 09:12:38 AM  
KPH? What's this commie shiat?
 
2011-11-08 09:14:40 AM  
It's possible to go that fast, but if you so much as twitch that steering wheel, you'll roll up like a ball of tinfoil in the ensuing crash.
 
2011-11-08 09:15:14 AM  
If my calculations are correct, he should have seen some serious shiat...
 
2011-11-08 09:15:58 AM  
I had a Gremlin that was faster than that.
 
2011-11-08 09:16:13 AM  
135 MPH? Give or take?
 
2011-11-08 09:16:43 AM  
There's a highway sign I pass regularly that says: Asheville, NC 52 miles or 83 kilometers. I always take the miles so I don't have to drive as far.
 
2011-11-08 09:17:20 AM  
Know how I know tardmitter doesn't know shiat about cars?
 
2011-11-08 09:18:46 AM  
This is unsurprising. We have some nice highways to speed on. The 25 year old me knew this well, as I often reached 190kph in my Saturn Vue with its tiny four cylinder.

/Grew up, smartened up.
//Before getting caught, of course.
 
2011-11-08 09:18:51 AM  
That is definitely possible. I may know someone who got over 140 in a 95 Maxima on a long downhill stretch of I-95. Young people are idiots.
 
2011-11-08 09:19:22 AM  

blackmtnmantheonly: I had a Gremlin that was faster than that.


390 Gremlin? (wanted one but had no money)
 
2011-11-08 09:23:29 AM  

spentmiles: There's a highway sign I pass regularly that says: Asheville, NC 52 miles or 83 kilometers. I always take the miles so I don't have to drive as far.


A buddy of mine in high school had a Grand Prix with a digital dash, he left it in km/h all the time because he liked seeing triple-digit readings on the highway (we're USian), and it kept his girlfriend from biatching about his speeding because she had no idea how fast they were really going.
 
2011-11-08 09:26:15 AM  

grapefarker: That is definitely possible. I may know someone who got over 140 in a 95 Maxima on a long downhill stretch of I-95. Young people are idiots.


This. Definitive top speeds of various cars I've owned (all GPS verified):

- 2003 Honda Civic EX (1.7L I-4): 133mph
- 2001 Volkswagen GTI GLX (2.8L VR6): 153mph
- 2000 Subaru 2.5rs (2.5L H-4): 130mph
- 2002 Audi A4 1.8t (1.8L I-4 Turbo): 142mph
- 2000 Audi S4 2.7t (2.7L V-6 Twin-Turbo): 168mph
- 1993 Nissan Sentra SE-R (2.0L I-4): 143mph
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2011-11-08 09:28:35 AM  
How many rods per hours is that?
 
2011-11-08 09:31:23 AM  
150 is pretty impressive for a Heep. I think I would be scared sh*tless if I was doing much over 100 in one.
 
2011-11-08 09:31:24 AM  

BunkyBrewman: Petit_Merdeux: Oh, and smitty, the last time I looked, they were putting ridiculously high HP V8s in Jeeps.

The SRT8. 6.4L Hemi. VROOOOOMMM!


www.blogcdn.com

Agreed. 465 HP/465 lb-ft of torque. 0-60 4.8 seconds, 1/4 mile 13's and a top speed of 155 mph/250 kph. Warp 3, Mister Sulu.
 
2011-11-08 09:31:55 AM  
I got my little 4 cylinder Wrangler up to 100. That was kind of awesome.

I drove a '89, 4 cylinder Wranger for 12 years. If I ever hit 65mph, I got nervous... there's something wrong about driving in a high center of gravity vehicle at those speeds that's unnerving. Once the lower pitman arm fell out from under the Jeep and my steering wheel was completely detached and useless - spun loose like a top. If that'd happened while I was going faster than 20-25mph, the thing would've tumbled out of control, easily killing me.
 
2011-11-08 09:32:24 AM  

Harry Freakstorm: How many rods per hours is that?


Best I've done is 4 rods in an hour, and that was when I got my gf drunk and tied her to the railing.
 
2011-11-08 09:32:35 AM  
Since I've gone metric, I've found that I can do a five kilometer morning jog in just about the same time I used to do a three mile jog, thereby getting 40% more exercise. What a time saver!

Even more impressive, since I've converted from pounds to kilograms my weight has dropped by more than half!
 
2011-11-08 09:32:40 AM  
hm if you really need to go that fast, do it where other folks arent driving..

OR where everyone is driving just as fast (its called a racetrack)
.
If you kill yourself, well, thats your issue. If you kill someone else, you are a farkstick with no redeeming qualities at all and are stupid too.
 
2011-11-08 09:32:56 AM  
shiat, I managed 136 mph with my 1.4L 90 HP Civic.

Probably a good 90% of all cars can go 120+ mph. And most Jeeps have certainly more HP than my ricer. Aerodynamics like a brick though.
 
2011-11-08 09:35:11 AM  

lucksi: shiat, I managed 136 mph with my 1.4L 90 HP Civic.

Probably a good 90% of all cars can go 120+ mph. And most Jeeps have certainly more HP than my ricer. Aerodynamics like a brick though.


www.importequipment.com
 
2011-11-08 09:35:17 AM  

seadoo2006: grapefarker: That is definitely possible. I may know someone who got over 140 in a 95 Maxima on a long downhill stretch of I-95. Young people are idiots.

This. Definitive top speeds of various cars I've owned (all GPS verified):

- 2003 Honda Civic EX (1.7L I-4): 133mph
- 2001 Volkswagen GTI GLX (2.8L VR6): 153mph
- 2000 Subaru 2.5rs (2.5L H-4): 130mph
- 2002 Audi A4 1.8t (1.8L I-4 Turbo): 142mph
- 2000 Audi S4 2.7t (2.7L V-6 Twin-Turbo): 168mph
- 1993 Nissan Sentra SE-R (2.0L I-4): 143mph
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Only vehicle I ever owned that I clocked the maximum speed on was my 1982 Yamaha 650 Maxim. Speedometer only went to 85 MPH, but I redlined it in the highest gear, then went back home, measured the circumference of my back tire, and calculated how fast it was turning based upon the different gear ratios in the drivetrain in the manual. Turns out I was doing a shade over 115 MPH. It could have gone faster, it still had some scrote left, but I didn't want to push it past redline.
 
2011-11-08 09:37:14 AM  

dittybopper: seadoo2006: grapefarker: That is definitely possible. I may know someone who got over 140 in a 95 Maxima on a long downhill stretch of I-95. Young people are idiots.

This. Definitive top speeds of various cars I've owned (all GPS verified):

- 2003 Honda Civic EX (1.7L I-4): 133mph
- 2001 Volkswagen GTI GLX (2.8L VR6): 153mph
- 2000 Subaru 2.5rs (2.5L H-4): 130mph
- 2002 Audi A4 1.8t (1.8L I-4 Turbo): 142mph
- 2000 Audi S4 2.7t (2.7L V-6 Twin-Turbo): 168mph
- 1993 Nissan Sentra SE-R (2.0L I-4): 143mph
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Only vehicle I ever owned that I clocked the maximum speed on was my 1982 Yamaha 650 Maxim. Speedometer only went to 85 MPH, but I redlined it in the highest gear, then went back home, measured the circumference of my back tire, and calculated how fast it was turning based upon the different gear ratios in the drivetrain in the manual. Turns out I was doing a shade over 115 MPH. It could have gone faster, it still had some scrote left, but I didn't want to push it past redline.


You, sir, ought to win a prize for being that dedicated to find out the maximum speeds ... gear ratio x rpm = speed ... I love it, haha. I just plastered my GPS on my dash and hammered the right foot on the freeways around Cleveland late at night.
 
2011-11-08 09:43:38 AM  
Once hit 105 in my 88 civic wagon
 
2011-11-08 09:43:47 AM  

bump: I got my little 4 cylinder Wrangler up to 100. That was kind of awesome.

I drove a '89, 4 cylinder Wranger for 12 years. If I ever hit 65mph, I got nervous... there's something wrong about driving in a high center of gravity vehicle at those speeds that's unnerving. Once the lower pitman arm fell out from under the Jeep and my steering wheel was completely detached and useless - spun loose like a top. If that'd happened while I was going faster than 20-25mph, the thing would've tumbled out of control, easily killing me.


The opposite is also true: I used to own a Triumph Spitfire. It was as low-slung a street legal car as you will find. I could sit in the seat, reach over the door, and touch the ground. And when you got that thing up to 60 MPH, it *FELT* like you were doing 90.

I once got it up to 80 MPH with the top down. I used the straight stretch of Route 930 on the North Shore of Oahu. I probably could have gone a bit faster if I had a longer stretch of road, and I had put the top up, but while that car was very zippy and maneuverable at lower speeds, it didn't have a particularly high top speed. But it *FELT* like it did.
 
2011-11-08 09:46:50 AM  

seadoo2006: You, sir, ought to win a prize for being that dedicated to find out the maximum speeds ... gear ratio x rpm = speed ... I love it, haha. I just plastered my GPS on my dash and hammered the right foot on the freeways around Cleveland late at night.


This was around 1991-1992ish, when dash mounted GPS units weren't available, and civilian GPS units were out of the reach financially of the kind of student who would drive around a 10 year old used motorcycle.
 
2011-11-08 09:48:40 AM  
When I was a teenager, I hit 95mph in my for F100 truck. That thing was so sloppy that 95 felt like warp speed. A few months ago, I punched it in my Hyundai Genesis 4.6 - before I knew it I was doing 125mph, and it felt like being in my recliner. I think between the two, the sedan is scarier - you knew when you went fast in the truck, the sedan will surprise you.
 
2011-11-08 09:52:47 AM  

Harry Freakstorm: How many rods per hours is that?


I want to know how this converts into sheepheads per axhandle...
 
2011-11-08 09:54:16 AM  

HotIgneous Intruder: It's possible to go that fast, but if you so much as twitch that steering wheel, you'll roll up like a ball of tinfoil in the ensuing crash.


Some people actually believe this.
 
2011-11-08 09:56:03 AM  
seadoo2006: This. Definitive top speeds of various cars I've owned and were no longer stock factory setups (all GPS verified):

- 2003 Honda Civic EX (1.7L I-4): 133mph
- 2001 Volkswagen GTI GLX (2.8L VR6): 153mph
- 2000 Subaru 2.5rs (2.5L H-4): 130mph
- 2002 Audi A4 1.8t (1.8L I-4 Turbo): 142mph
- 2000 Audi S4 2.7t (2.7L V-6 Twin-Turbo): 168mph
- 1993 Nissan Sentra SE-R (2.0L I-4): 143mph

/FTFY
 
2011-11-08 09:57:34 AM  
I had a 72 Super Beetle that I got to 105 with a strong back wind and a long down hill run. That was kinda scary.
 
2011-11-08 09:59:40 AM  
Subby doesn't know much about cars.

And if you're judging your top speed based on what your speedometer says, you don't know much about cars either.
 
2011-11-08 10:00:58 AM  
My parents were smart. I had an old Karmann Ghia. Looked great, had 40 whole horsepower. It would get up to 85 in about five minutes if I found a long downhill grade. Growing older, I had a Kawasaki Concours that was hitting 130 when I ran out of balls. The bike still hadn't run out of grunt. God I loved that thing.
"How fast were you going when you rolled off the throttle?"
"I dunno. My eyes were closed by then."
 
2011-11-08 10:03:42 AM  
Bill Harrah had a Jeep Wagoneer that could do 140mph. He had his mechanics stuff in a Ferrari V-12.
/CSB
 
2011-11-08 10:09:03 AM  

Evolution2001: seadoo2006: This. Definitive top speeds of various cars I've owned and were no longer stock factory setups (all GPS verified):

- 2003 Honda Civic EX (1.7L I-4): 133mph
- 2001 Volkswagen GTI GLX (2.8L VR6): 153mph
- 2000 Subaru 2.5rs (2.5L H-4): 130mph
- 2002 Audi A4 1.8t (1.8L I-4 Turbo): 142mph
- 2000 Audi S4 2.7t (2.7L V-6 Twin-Turbo): 168mph
- 1993 Nissan Sentra SE-R (2.0L I-4): 143mph

/FTFY


Huh?

- Civic was stock, no mods.
- GTI had an ECU reflash, which extended my rev-limit from 6700rpm to 7200rpm
- Subaru was stock, no mods.
- A4 had an ECU reflash taking stock boost from 6psi to 20.
- S4 had an ECU reflash taking stock boost from 10psi to 19.
- Nissan was stock, no mods.
 
2011-11-08 10:10:06 AM  
135mph in my sports car, thennnn i got pulled over, womp womp

/long time ago
//should've kept going
//it wasnt me
 
2011-11-08 10:11:02 AM  

seadoo2006: grapefarker: That is definitely possible. I may know someone who got over 140 in a 95 Maxima on a long downhill stretch of I-95. Young people are idiots.

This. Definitive top speeds of various cars I've owned (all GPS verified):
- 2000 Audi S4 2.7t (2.7L V-6 Twin-Turbo): 168mph


This one seems high.
 
2011-11-08 10:15:10 AM  

Harry Freakstorm: How many rods per hours is that?


*clickety-click*
(fires up "units")
44739 rods per hour, or 375,805 furlongs per fortnight.

Private_Citizen: I think between the two, the sedan is scarier - you knew when you went fast in the truck, the sedan will surprise you.


My dad had a '77 Toyota Celica that would fool you into thinking you were going slow. You'd think you were doing 45, look at the speedometer, and see 70. I had to be extremely careful when I drove it.
 
2011-11-08 10:17:56 AM  
How did the RCMP catch him? Those must be some fast, fast horses
 
2011-11-08 10:25:13 AM  
I'll never understand why people are surprised vehicles like these can go 140MPH. Not after going 120MPH in a stock 1998 Honda Civic. It had a whopping 106HP. 106! I went faster in MPH than I had in HP.

Granted, it took like 5 miles to get up to that speed, but still.
 
2011-11-08 10:26:04 AM  
Not news: I owned a 1994 Ford Explorer. Fark: Once went over 110 MPH in it. Ultra Fark: Did it while following a police K9 unit from all the way from Palmdale, CA to Diamond Bar, CA. And I was not a cop but he must have assumed only another cop would do what I was doing. He left me at Diamond Bar like I was standing still.

/// fastest time/distance I ever traveled in my life, short of an airplane flight
 
2011-11-08 10:28:09 AM  

FatherDale: My parents were smart. I had an old Karmann Ghia. Looked great, had 40 whole horsepower. It would get up to 85 in about five minutes if I found a long downhill grade.


Hahah...The Ghia... Nice! 0-60 in 5.9 miles.

I enjoy doing top speed runs in my cars just as much as the next guy (or girl), but most of us need to learn a little bit more about the laws of physics or simply how mother nature works (against us).
When we are running our cars to top speed, if you have a manual transmission, your last gear is not going to give you your top speed because it's an overdrive gear (meaning a less than 1:1 final drive ratio). Your car doesn't develop enough torque & hp to make up more speed in OD. So when you see "plenty more room on the tach" in your top gear, you're never gonna get there unless you're in a vacuum. Even dropping down to your previous gear, you may hit your redline, but the chances of getting much more speed at that point is only going to be 1-3mph, not 10-30 as we'd like to think because "she still had plenty left in her". At this point Mother Nature and physics is working to keep you from any further acceleration. You, Sir, have reached your terminal velocity. The best example of this is the Bugatti Veyron.

Most car guys will have already read this stat...The Veyron has approx 1053 hp and a top speed in the 250mph range. To get the car up to 100 mph, it only needs 250 hp. However, to get the next 150 mph, it needs the additional 753 hp.
But wait, is it really just about power and aerodynamics? Interestingly, a 1988 Corvette (the Callaway Sledgehammer) managed a run up to 254 mph needing only 898 hp in a body that some would say is less aerodynamic than the Veyron. Hmmmm....

/Enjoys car stories, factual or otherwise.
 
2011-11-08 10:38:50 AM  

animal900: seadoo2006: grapefarker: That is definitely possible. I may know someone who got over 140 in a 95 Maxima on a long downhill stretch of I-95. Young people are idiots.

This. Definitive top speeds of various cars I've owned (all GPS verified):
- 2000 Audi S4 2.7t (2.7L V-6 Twin-Turbo): 168mph

This one seems high.


Not really, This is a Stage III (upgraded turbo's), so it's definitely faster than mine, but with any Staged Upgrade, the 155mph limit is removed ... the gearing is there, mine just took a bit longer to get up there.

I had the Stage II Upgrade from APR (seen here): http://www.goapr.com/products/ecu_upgrade_s4.html
 
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